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post #1006 of 11055
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Originally Posted by revolutionz View Post
 

I use a Ray Samuels Shadow, and the thing is perfect for me...small enough for easy stacking, outstanding battery life, and it pairs up wonderfully with the 846's.  Rays quality and service are top notch.

Thanks, that's helpful! One disadvantage is that I have to double amp the signal from my iPod, because there's no usb input. Or am I missing something?

post #1007 of 11055
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Thanks, that's helpful! One disadvantage is that I have to double amp the signal from my iPod, because there's no usb input. Or am I missing something?

That is true but not necessarily a liability. A RSA amp is more than powerful, USE IT. Set your volume down on your iPod to about 60-70% and let your amp carry the load. You get greater clarity and a wider soundstage. At that volume level your iPod will not distort at all and all RSA amps are black hole quiet.

I have my iPod Touch at 66% (6 steps down) and my RSA Lightning at 1 o'clock on medium gain. Try it.
post #1008 of 11055
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Originally Posted by Moody View Post
 

Thanks, that's helpful! One disadvantage is that I have to double amp the signal from my iPod, because there's no usb input. Or am I missing something?

 

Not necessarily....search for a LOD cable for your ipod.  I don't own any apple products, so don't know much about the different line out options for them.

post #1009 of 11055
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Originally Posted by fonsecaj View Post
 

I actually did call Shure with the first pair before I set up the return with Amazon.  The woman told me that it'd be 10 business days and I'd still have to pay to ship them to them.  From previous experience I knew I'd get another pair from Amazon in half that time and $5 back on shipping is better than nothing.  To be honest I was somewhat taken aback by how long the Shure lady said it would take.

 

Is there something special that I'm supposed to tell them in order for them to offer overnight?


If you get any news on these....ring me in! I'm waiting a month, but will call Shure to just let them know about the problems.....

post #1010 of 11055
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If you get any news on these....ring me in! I'm waiting a month, but will call Shure to just let them know about the problems.....

Well, after more experimenting and having the buzz come and go almost on cue, I'm going to bag the 846 for now.  There's definitely a defect and in my case it spanned two production batches.  Batches that aren't early runs of the product.  

 

They're currently in the local FedEx drop box awaiting tomorrow evening's pickup to go back to Amazon.  I'm a little annoyed by the whole situation.  So now I'm out a total of over $30 in return shipping that Amazon isn't covering plus the time it's taken me to screw around with these to try to determine if there really was a problem and the nature of it.  I think the $1000 price of admission to the 846 club is high enough without the additional overhead.  

 

Doc, I think your idea of waiting a month is a good one and I think I'll follow your example.  I'm also going to call Shure (again) and let them know about this second set's problem.  I wish I didn't love them so much, though....

post #1011 of 11055
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Originally Posted by Moody View Post

Looking for a good portable amp/dac to go with my iPod Classic 7G and SE846s. The JDS C5(D) seems a good buy for $189/$249. They should be good with 9 ohm IEMs, right??

More recommendations for a small amp/dac for my iPod Classic are welcome. Looking for the best audio quality for max. $250/$300. Thanks!

Leckerton.
post #1012 of 11055
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Originally Posted by Moody View Post
 

Looking for a good portable amp/dac to go with my iPod Classic 7G and SE846s. The JDS C5(D) seems a good buy for $189/$249. They should be good with 9 ohm IEMs, right??

 

More recommendations for a small amp/dac for my iPod Classic are welcome. Looking for the best audio quality for max. $250/$300. Thanks!

 

Save your money and wait for the Headstage Arrow G5

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It's probably best to go with Spook's suggestion of Ray Samuel's amps. I don't know personally.  I have tried my Headstage Arrow 4G with my iPod Touch 5G and the 846 and it didn't help. The Arrow seems to thin out the sound a little in addition to not really enhancing anything. I did think the Arrow helped my iPod Touch 3G (but not the 5G).

 

I use to be a strong believer in “higher bit rate equals better sound”. But now, (with V4A) I don't know if I can tell the difference between 128kbs and 320. One of these days, I'm going to find out.


Edited by truckdriver - 2/9/14 at 7:05pm
post #1014 of 11055
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Originally Posted by truckdriver View Post
 

It's probably best to go with Spook's suggestion of Ray Samuel's amps. I don't know personally.  I have tried my Headstage Arrow 4G with my iPod Touch 5G and the 846 and it didn't help. The Arrow seems to thin out the sound a little in addition to not really enhancing anything. I did think the Arrow helped my iPod Touch 3G (but not the 5G).

 

I use to be a strong believer in “higher bit rate equals better sound”. But now, (with V4A) I don't know if I can tell the difference between 128kbs and 320. One of these days, I'm going to find out.

 

May be you wanna try the 4T instead. It is far better than 4G to my ears. But yes, it doesn't improve the Shure 846 much but it does improve the 1plus2.

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Eh....can I ask a question out of this topic? Cause I wanna know how can  I  be able to post a new thread on Buy/Sell/Trade? I have a 30-day registration time and I have posted 20+ replies on other forums. If you can help me with this problem I will really appreciate it! Thank you.

post #1016 of 11055
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Originally Posted by truckdriver View Post
 

It's probably best to go with Spook's suggestion of Ray Samuel's amps. I don't know personally.  I have tried my Headstage Arrow 4G with my iPod Touch 5G and the 846 and it didn't help. The Arrow seems to thin out the sound a little in addition to not really enhancing anything. I did think the Arrow helped my iPod Touch 3G (but not the 5G).

 

I use to be a strong believer in “higher bit rate equals better sound”. But now, (with V4A) I don't know if I can tell the difference between 128kbs and 320. One of these days, I'm going to find out.


On my S4, the Viper4Android (V4A) really shines; it even surpasses the E18 DAC, AMP (with both gain and bass set to high).

My E18 currently supports the Cowon D20.

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On my S4, the Viper4Android (V4A) really shines; it even surpasses the E18 DAC, AMP (with both gain and bass set to high).
My E18 currently supports the Cowon D20.

Hi, may I know if the S4 needs flashing or rooting for the V4A to works. Will it works from a factory set S4 i9505. Thanks in advance.
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Yes, Root is required, see http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2191223

I use version 2.3.1.5 FX with very good results (galaxy s4 i9505 android 4.4.2)

edit: newer version 2.3.2.2 exists (will try and report)


Edited by zolom - 2/10/14 at 12:29am
post #1019 of 11055
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Originally Posted by Tomotan View Post
 

The bass part of SE846 is too strong for me.....

 

Technically if using the old standards... yes, yes it is.  Now that the Olive-Welti curve is public we also know that even by that standard the 846 has a bit too much sub-bass and not quite enough lower treble.  Overall though I think it's the closest to the standard that I've seen.  Something like the ER-4PT would be lacking a lot down low and have a bit too much up top.

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Originally Posted by zolom View Post

Yes, Root is required, see http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2191223
I use version 2.3.1.5 FX with very good results (galaxy s4 i9505 android 4.4.2)
edit: newer version 2.3.2.2 exists (will try and report)

Thanks there zolom. Noob question but is rooting reversible. If not, I will wait out the warranty of the S4 before installing the V4A.
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