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post #2746 of 16769
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Is money better spent on a Sony PHA-1 (amp and DAC) or an iBasso DX90 (no amp), based on getting the best noticeable improvement in music?

 

Sony PHA-1/2 are awful for iems.  They have massive output impedance.  Avoid at all costs.

post #2747 of 16769
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I only wish Jaben had Dire Straits' "Sultans of Swing" or "The Telegraph Road" (two absolute favourites and both serve as auditioning acid tests for everything) in addition to Brothers in Arms loaded onto its AK120 demo unit.
 

 

Jaben won't let you bring/insert your own 'demo' SD card? 

post #2748 of 16769
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Originally Posted by headwilier View Post

Noobie trying FLAC files from iPhone 5.
Is money better spent on a Sony PHA-1 (amp and DAC) or an iBasso DX90 (no amp), based on getting the best noticeable improvement in music?

I would consider Leckerton or Centrance M8.
post #2749 of 16769

9 ohms?  SE846 actually needs an amp?

post #2750 of 16769
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Originally Posted by burtomr View Post

Jaben won't let you bring/insert your own 'demo' SD card? 

Don't have one yet. smily_headphones1.gif

I am guessing that the Sony ZX1 (?) is best avoided as well.
Edited by Black Label - 5/26/14 at 6:26pm
post #2751 of 16769
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Originally Posted by Spyro View Post
 

9 ohms?  SE846 actually needs an amp?

An amp did improve the dynamic and drive, it depend on your source.

post #2752 of 16769
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Originally Posted by Spyro View Post
 

9 ohms?  SE846 actually needs an amp?

 

Awesome on the GS-X mk2... just saying =)  And it is actually 4ohm at the low point :O

post #2753 of 16769
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Originally Posted by Spyro View Post
 

9 ohms?  SE846 actually needs an amp?

Absolutely. 9 ohms doesn't mean anything. Certainly just a phone will play the SE846 loud, but it doesn't mean that the quality will be good. The 5 drivers need power to control them to sound right, and that's what an external amp will give you. Beware of amps that have too high of an output impedance, as the resulting damping factor will be too low, and you lose all treble frequencies.

 

Component matching is always key.

post #2754 of 16769
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Originally Posted by GoSUV View Post
 

 The 5 drivers need power to control them to sound right

 

4 but the concept is correct.

post #2755 of 16769

What filter sounds best? I'm currently using the blue filter because I'm worried I might damage the Shure SE846 if I change the filter. So I rather not change the filter unnecessary. 

post #2756 of 16769
It depends on your source and how you like it really. I currently use an iPhone 5 with the white filter which sounds clearer to me.

If you need assistance with a filter change, why not wander back to the place of purchase and ask for assistance? smily_headphones1.gif
post #2757 of 16769
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What filter sounds best? I'm currently using the blue filter because I'm worried I might damage the Shure SE846 if I change the filter. So I rather not change the filter unnecessary. 

I wouldn't worry about that. Try for yourself. A matter of synergy with your gear and tastes.
post #2758 of 16769
There is nothing wrong with the build quality of the filter mechanism and your concern can be assuaged.

It's like being worried you will break an earpiece because you will shove it in your ear too hard. If you are rough with expensive kit then steer clear.
post #2759 of 16769

Thanks. I just replaced the blue filter with the white filter,  it's easier than I thought. :)

post #2760 of 16769
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What filter sounds best? I'm currently using the blue filter because I'm worried I might damage the Shure SE846 if I change the filter. So I rather not change the filter unnecessary. 
You won't damage the SE846 by changing the filter. The nozzle and connection are made of steel. You can pull out the filter with your fingernails. It's made of hard plastic. I changed filters many times by now. The only difficult thing is that the tips won't come off easily the first couple of times. You have to use a lot of force to pull them out. While doing so, you risk pulling the rubber from the plastic of the tip. After several times, they come off much more easily.
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