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Kaede sounds great with X5, NT6 also.
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For synergy, the Kaeade is something special in the way that the X5 brings out the best in that IEM. It tames the jagged peaks and renders everything really smoothly.

 

However, as to which combination I prefer (versus the Heaven VI), that really depends on the music. The Kaede combination rocks a big sound. However the Heaven VI is hard to beat for vocals and acoustic. I was just listening Buena Vista Social Club (Cuban music) on the X5 + Heaven VI and it is simply a euphonic experience - crystal clear and so musical.

 

For versatility, the X5 + heaven VI wins because it sounds good with everything. These days I just take this combination on most business trips. (it also isolates really well...)


Edited by cooperpwc - 2/25/14 at 2:33am
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I bet it is good. Or for a bit more dosh you can substitute the Heaven VI for the ER4S - another single BA IEM that just sings with the X5.


Not really in the same category as single balanced armatures though Triple-Fi 10 is also a nice match. That was rather apparent to me.  I think TF10 owners will be rather pleased.

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Now the X5 is something special again with both the FAD 1601SC and 1602SS (PF IX). These are not really portable IEMs though. At a certain point you cannot really talk about better or worse - these IEMs are all quite wonderful and very different.

 

I have no hesitation in saying that the X5 does a wonderful job of driving 16 ohm IEMs directly, no external amp. That is gold in my book.

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Not really in the same category as single balanced armatures though Triple-Fi 10 is also a nice match. That was rather apparent to me.  I think TF10 owners will be rather pleased.

 

I should try this combination. I have not taken out my TF10 in ages.

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I should try this combination. I have not taken out my TF10 in ages.


It was basically the ER4S combo that already leaned me very much towards buying an X5. :D

But give the old TF10 beasts a try, they still know how to put on a show!

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Amazon is taking orders for the new SanDisk Ultra 128 GB microSDXC UHS-I Card for $120 shipped:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/product/B00IIJ6W4S?tag=s601000020-20

 

already tested it in X5, work perfect!

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already tested it in X5, work perfect!

Thanks James, twice the space sweet! smily_headphones1.gif
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already tested it in X5, work perfect!

James»»» will it be a bad idea if you include it for a discounted price of say $95 along with the X5 with optional (drop down option)? So anyone who wants to buy them as a combo wiuld buy them and those who want just X5 would buy it without 128gbmsd. Again this wont cost any extra cents for shipping either.You would get a great discount from sandisk being a dap mfr and ordering like 100 or 200 in quantities......That way you are encouraging X5 sales more and expanding X5 user base......
Even 64gb msd works out very well with discounted rate to us......

So, is that a possible venturing?
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already tested it in X5, work perfect!

Where in China did you get it and how much? :D

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For synergy, the Kaeade is something special in the way that the X5 brings out the best in that IEM. It tames the jagged peaks and renders everything really smoothly.

However, as to which combination I prefer (versus the Heaven VI), that really depends on the music. The Kaede combination rocks a big sound. However the Heaven VI is hard to beat for vocals and acoustic. I was just listening Buena Vista Social Club (Cuban music) on the X5 + Heaven VI and it is simply a euphonic experience - crystal clear and so musical.

For versatility, the X5 + heaven VI wins because it sounds good with everything. These days I just take this combination on most business trips. (it also isolates really well...)

I heard a lot of good things about the Heaven VI, any ideas where one could buy a pair in the US?
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I heard a lot of good things about the Heaven VI, any ideas where one could buy a pair in the US?

 

FAD is not well distributed outside Japan. I bought The Heaven VI from Price Japan (and some other IEMS too - so far always a good experience).

 

http://www.pricejapan.com/front/e_good_info.php?code=1194&category=10

 

(With shipping by EMS, the price for the chrome copper model above is really good right now - under $400. I paid closer to $500 when exchange rates were different.)


Edited by cooperpwc - 2/25/14 at 4:59am
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FAD is not well distributed outside Japan. I bought The Heaven VI from Price Japan (and some other IEMS too - so far always a good experience).

http://www.pricejapan.com/front/e_good_info.php?code=1194&category=10

(With shipping by EMS, the price for the chrome copper model above is really good right now - under $400. I paid closer to $500 when exchange rates were different.)

Thanks, PriceJapan seems to be a reliable site and the price sounds very good.
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Where in China did you get it and how much? :D

 

Jd.com, and the price is 880 RMB, or 144USD

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James»»» will it be a bad idea if you include it for a discounted price of say $95 along with the X5 with optional (drop down option)? So anyone who wants to buy them as a combo wiuld buy them and those who want just X5 would buy it without 128gbmsd. Again this wont cost any extra cents for shipping either.You would get a great discount from sandisk being a dap mfr and ordering like 100 or 200 in quantities......That way you are encouraging X5 sales more and expanding X5 user base......
Even 64gb msd works out very well with discounted rate to us......

So, is that a possible venturing?

 

 

our sales agents will do that in the future.

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