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post #5056 of 5993

Hello,

 

I'm wondering which headphone to chose between the DENON AH-D600 : please see link http://www.cobrason.com/casques/casques-hi-fi/denon-ah-d600.html
and the SENNHEISER MOMENTUM : http://www.cobrason.com/casques/casques-arceau/sennheiser-momentum.html

 

I would like to use it with my AK120.

 

or should you have a headphone to propose me, i'm interested.

general music listener, love bass and like sound.

 

sam

post #5057 of 5993
If you like bass both of those should be good I think, I am more on the neutral end of the spectrum for my likes. I did not like the first Momentums I heard, I thought them too wooly and undefined but it turned out they were new. I got to listen to them with a few more hours on and they cleared up nicely, just a little too much bass for my liking still though. The Momentums should be easier to find to audition as well.
post #5058 of 5993
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Originally Posted by Samuel777 View Post
 

Hello,

 

I'm wondering which headphone to chose between the DENON AH-D600 : please see link http://www.cobrason.com/casques/casques-hi-fi/denon-ah-d600.html
and the SENNHEISER MOMENTUM : http://www.cobrason.com/casques/casques-arceau/sennheiser-momentum.html

 

I would like to use it with my AK120.

 

or should you have a headphone to propose me, i'm interested.

general music listener, love bass and like sound.

 

sam

GO for TH-900.  Works beautifully with my RWAK100

post #5059 of 5993
yeah but that price is waaaaay beyond what the poster is looking at if the two he mentions are anything to go by!
post #5060 of 5993
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yeah but that price is waaaaay beyond what the poster is looking at if the two he mentions are anything to go by!

oups... sorry

 

and what about a SigPRO ?  I heard it with my RWAK100 and liked it a lot !  plus it isolate very well...

post #5061 of 5993

Sorry i forget to precise the limite of my budget : between 200 Eur and 350 Euros.

 

sam

post #5062 of 5993
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Originally Posted by ianmedium View Post

yeah but that price is waaaaay beyond what the poster is looking at if the two he mentions are anything to go by!

 

Please could you explain more, so that i can understand well ?

i'm in french speaking area, so not easy to catch easily

sam

post #5063 of 5993
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Originally Posted by burtomr View Post
 

 

So Vinnie,

 

I wish / would have thought / hoped you would know somebody that could do the coding part. Especially for IEM only use. It would be so sweet to have a 'onebox' RWAK120-S.

 

I have been waiting and praying it would come to pass...is there any hope?

 

Ok - if somebody can let me know how to view the AK120.hex file code (convert it to a higher level language like C), I can probably make the changes required and then

it would need to be compiled back to a .hex file to load.  

 

The processor used in the AK100 and AK120 is Telechips TCC9201.

 

What software is used to program for this chip?  Is it a free download?

post #5064 of 5993
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Originally Posted by Vinnie R. View Post
 

 

Ok - if somebody can let me know how to view the AK120.hex file code (convert it to a higher level language like C), I can probably make the changes required and then

it would need to be compiled back to a .hex file to load.  

 

The processor used in the AK100 and AK120 is Telechips TCC9201.

 

What software is used to program for this chip?  Is it a free download?


Wow, RWAK120S with headphone out? I wish I could help.

post #5065 of 5993
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Originally Posted by AmberOzL View Post
 


Wow, RWAK120S with headphone out? I wish I could help.

 

In theory, if it can be done for the RWAK120S (standard and Titan) then it can be done for the RWAK100S as well.

 

On my 'free time' I'll dig into this some more...  

post #5066 of 5993
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Originally Posted by Vinnie R. View Post
 

 

In theory, if it can be done for the RWAK120S (standard and Titan) then it can be done for the RWAK100S as well.

 

On my 'free time' I'll dig into this some more...  


I personally would like to learn, if you find a way to make this happen. Looking forward to read your 'findings' :happy_face1:

post #5067 of 5993
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Originally Posted by Vinnie R. View Post

 

On my 'free time' I'll dig into this some more...  

 

Telechips Open Source Software:

 

https://www.telechips.com/technical_support/kor/index_login.asp?idx=3

 

"For questions about Open Sourse SW, please contact: dhkim@dhkip.com"

post #5068 of 5993
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Originally Posted by Vinnie R. View Post

Ok - if somebody can let me know how to view the AK120.hex file code (convert it to a higher level language like C), I can probably make the changes required and then
it would need to be compiled back to a .hex file to load.  

The processor used in the AK100 and AK120 is Telechips TCC9201.

What software is used to program for this chip?  Is it a free download?

Try posting over in slashdot.org, and I bet someone over there will know.
post #5069 of 5993
Ahh, sorry. Yes, the TH900 is much more expensive than the two models you gave as an example and then subsequently your price limits. I believe the TH900's cost around the $1600 price point. Hope that helps.
post #5070 of 5993

I got a pair of SE 846s today to use with my stock un-amped AK120.  I had been using SE 535s with the brown dampers.  I thought the sounded pretty good, but they lacked the bass extension I was looking for.  The 120 was running Listrid 2.0 on top of v1.11.  I thought that config was helping round out the low end a bit compared the the normal 1.37.

 

The 846s certainly provide the extended low end as advertised on the box.  However, the far upper mids and highs sounded a bit muffled.  

I was going to try swapping out the filter, but first I figured I'd try updating the firmware since I remembered the 1.37 having a bit more up top.  

Cheese and crackers!  I thought my head was going to split in two.  The shrillness was what I had feared from what some others had said about the 846s.  I put back the 1.11 and then Listrid 2 and then changed out the filter to the white one.  Darker firmware, brighter filter was my plan.  The nozzle is very well designed, I thought.  Made for taking apart.  

 

WOW.  The end result was really incredible.  I got the nice extended yet punchy low end and the and the upper regions were really just beautiful.  For a minute I forgot I was listening through IEMs because it really did sound like a nicely dialed sub.  I cant wait to see what they're like after they burn in.  Maybe I've just been naively buying the wrong ones, but I didn't know that IEMs could be like this.

 

I know that the impedance is mismatched according to the 8x rule, but I think I don't care.

 

I buy a lot of various technological tidbits up to and including eight Leica cameras with a collection of lenses.  Of all the "junk" I've accumulated, this is the first time I can think of that an item exceeded my expectations and didn't have some various stuff that bugged me.  

John

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