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post #181 of 334

Awesome, thanks!

post #182 of 334
I am thinking is HM802 sound like 801 or 901. (I think is 801 XD)
post #183 of 334
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I am thinking is HM802 sound like 801 or 901. (I think is 801 XD)

According to those who've heard all three, the 802 is kind of in between the other two in terms of musicality and fidelity.

post #184 of 334
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According to those who've heard all three, the 802 is kind of in between the other two in terms of musicality and fidelity.

 

That's my opinion as well. Got a chance to hear it a few months back.

post #185 of 334

And thus the wait began , I am doing an all around upgrade to my stuffs, starting from iems , then full sizes, then players , still waiting to hear the x5

post #186 of 334
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According to those who've heard all three, the 802 is kind of in between the other two in terms of musicality and fidelity.
I think 801 and 901 have very different sound. I wish 802's sound is between those two.
post #187 of 334
Tempted by a hm700. Can I get a balanced cable made up with the right plug for my IEMs though?
post #188 of 334
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Originally Posted by heliuscc View Post

Tempted by a hm700. Can I get a balanced cable made up with the right plug for my IEMs though?

It comes with an adapter that will allow you to use the headphones with a standard jack, and I think it even comes with one that lets you use unbalanced phones with the HM700.

post #189 of 334
I meant to change my IEMs to balanced with that connector
post #190 of 334

ClieOS is about right on RE400B + HM-700. Great sound for the price overall, this bundle was meant for each other IMO.

 

Edit: just checked what's up with my Heir Audio 8.A. Connected directly to balanced socket they hiss audibly. When I use that thingy with micro-USB plug, well, hissing stops. It's not very solid connection, wiring in that thing is very thin. I guess I'll have to make balanced cable for my 8.A. :veryevil:


Edited by 00lunar - 2/2/14 at 3:37pm
post #191 of 334
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I meant to change my IEMs to balanced with that connector

L-shaped connectors are harder to find.

Many aftermarket custom cables can terminate trrs in l-shapes bcos they custom made connectors too
post #192 of 334
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Originally Posted by heliuscc View Post

I meant to change my IEMs to balanced with that connector

 

I'm in the same boat as you - this is the only one I could find. I'd use it but I was hoping to find another, thinner one as I plan on having two cables made - one balanced for the HM700, and one where I might be able to graft a microphone from a cheaper earphone headset so I can use my ASG-1 with my smartphone and still be able to have calls interrupt my music (instead of people looking at me on the train because I'm using a dedicated music player and can't hear the smartphone in my bag). The size of the plastic housing on that one looks like it won't fit through my phone case.


Edited by ProtegeManiac - 2/2/14 at 9:53pm
post #193 of 334

Just to clarify as per the Head Direct web site the HM700 is 16bit for FLAC and 16/24 for WAV

weird, a bit like the Colorfly C4.

 

So am I correct, it won't play 24bit FLAC???

post #194 of 334
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It said 24bit wav but it probably downsamples it internally. As far as I know, the hardware should only support 16bit.

post #195 of 334

Just finished testing HM-700 (with RE-400B and Heir Audio 8.A) vs DX50 and X3, obviously with the same IEM-s. Well, I skipped X3 + 8.A for reasons most of you know, as this is one example of a big no-no. OK, and the winner is ************ :veryevil:

 

Naah, will write "couple" words tomorrow, didn't expect such outcome. Stay tuned folks.

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