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lol there are tons of these video's.  that people spend subbing them :P 

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It's (almost...) completely unrelated to the subject, but if you enjoy a good laugh watch that video - it's fun!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3UQDTZcpsDE

You 2 have some dry humor if you think that's funny. Or, maybe I just don't think Hitler and humor go together.
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Hi guys,

I am using the DX50 with Shure SE530 right now, i want to improve the sound quality so should I buy a portable headamp or upgrade a new IEM? Which one should I buy? i am considering buying a O2 but its size is a matter for me so please give me some suggestions. I am just a newbie to audio so I really need your helps. Thank you very much.
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I'm no pro in this field either, but if your aim is to improve the sound quality, then go get a new IEM. These will probably give you the largest audible improvement that you are looking for.

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Hi guys,

I am using the DX50 with Shure SE530 right now, i want to improve the sound quality so should I buy a portable headamp or upgrade a new IEM? Which one should I buy? i am considering buying a O2 but its size is a matter for me so please give me some suggestions. I am just a newbie to audio so I really need your helps. Thank you very much.
What kind of improvement are you looking for? More bass,treble,sound stage etc.
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What kind of improvement are you looking for? More bass,treble,sound stage etc.
I want to improve the sound stage. Thanks.
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I want to improve the sound stage. Thanks.
Being that you have Shure IEMs which are a BA, and not known for sound stage and seperation you should consider a Dynamic IEM like Vsonic or Sennheiser to name a few. All depends on what you want to spend.
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I am delighted with my DX50. I am using a headstage arrow 4N amp with it -  a great match. Check it out here:

http://www.headstage.com/The-Arrow-Amp/Headstage-Arrow-12HE-4G::10144.html

post #11138 of 14506

If u have the dough try the TG334... it prawn my previous SE535 up down left right.... TG334 quite a heaven match with DX50. Good spacious soundstage, deep bass and nice lushy mids and nice high... not overly bright.. And the TG334 even sound much better then my Grado RS1..

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If you like the sound sig of the Shure, and have a bit of money, try listening to the Shure SE846.  Wonderful headphone, I love it paired with my DX50. 

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Being that you have Shure IEMs which are a BA, and not known for sound stage and seperation you should consider a Dynamic IEM like Vsonic or Sennheiser to name a few. All depends on what you want to spend.
I heard that the amp like O2 can improve the soundstage and sound signature so are there any good amps that improve both soundstage and sound signature? My max budget will be $300. Thanks.
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IMO there'se a great difference between the p3 and the p5. I tried them both with the DX50 (first with fw 1.26) and was more impressed with the p5. it has become amazing with 1.28 (like many others have written already). No eq setting or amp is needed. The sound quality is clear, open and some music parts (classical, jazz & rock) are really breathtaking. The only disadvantage is my wife. I'm spending way to much time with my DX 50 & headphone  atsmile.gif
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I totally agree.I want to buy another set of headphones for using with the p5 ,but a bit more comfortable and for home use .
But I really don't know what to choose ,that much I like them ....
And I don't want to by an amp when sound is not so good with the new spare headsets....
Thinking of akg k545..for better soundstage but I don't want to lose the way bass sounds on the p5
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I heard that the amp like O2 can improve the soundstage and sound signature so are there any good amps that improve both soundstage and sound signature? My max budget will be $300. Thanks.

Personally, I believe that headphones and source quality make the most difference in sound quality, followed by amps and (quite a bit further down the road) cables… I've bought a lot of amps, and, really, the main job of an amp is to get out of the way and, well, amplify the signal… there may be sound signature differences, some of them have hardware boosts to treble/bass/crossfeed/soundstage (and these do work, but they also alter the sound - if you like the alterations, fine, your ears should be the best judge), but, to my ears, amps usually do NOT completely change the fundamental characteristics of a headphone (unless, maybe, you go balanced - I have no experience with that, but Sorensiim reported very good results with his Noble K10, with improvements in soundstage too - on the other the K10 is already a TOTL CIEM, of course:smile:).

 

If I were you, I would look into upgrading my headphones, first, either by going to ljokerl's large thread on IEMs (if you want to stick with IEMs) and selecting one particularly suited to your preferences and within your budget (and comparing it to what you already have), or changing altogether and getting some open headphones.

 

Best of luck in your search!

 

PS: if you really are set on getting an amp, you might want to try C&C BH2 - there's a large thread on that too tat you might want to have a look at, it's cheap (<$100), has a couple of hardware switches which enhance both bass and treble and soundstage, and it's really good for the money. There are a lot of better amps, but they also all cost a lot more:wink_face: (and I actually found myself using it more often than my Arrow 4G or my Pico Power, with N6 IEMs with FW 1.2.6, while with 1.2.8 I don't use an amp - needless to say, YMMV, and I still think that you'd be better off by upgrading your 'phones:smile: first)

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Anyone here have experienced a sudden increase in volume with the 1.2.8 FW? I have read a report that some dx50 owners have experienced this in older FWs. This is actually what I am afraid of and this whats holding me back ...I am planning to use my SE535 and i don't want my eardrums get busted because of this issue. Thanks a lot

post #11145 of 14506
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Originally Posted by kidelnino View Post


I heard that the amp like O2 can improve the soundstage and sound signature so are there any good amps that improve both soundstage and sound signature? My max budget will be $300. Thanks.

I have an O2 and it is amazing, I absolutely love it! It can drive basically anything, but my HE-500 needs a little more power. 

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