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Complete Chinatown System SOMiC MH438 and Noname DAP. Total Cost $22.00 out the door.

 

 

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V-MODA XS

Sansa Clip Zip w/ 32GB Micro SD card

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S3+Sony Smartwatch 2+ Sony xb60ex getting closer to ditching the sansa clip now that i can shuffle through songs on my watch

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Except that clip should drive your IEMs much better than S3, due S3's unsuitably high output impediance.
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Except that clip should drive your IEMs much better than S3, due S3's unsuitably high output impediance.
I never considered that.
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Updated my Hi-Fi Rig from last time :



Currently it is :

4Gb Sandisk Zip Clip running Rockbox with 64Gb SDXC Card -> Achtung Audio Silver Interconnect Cable -> Electric Avenues PA2-V2 Pre-Amp -> FiiO E12 Mont Blanc Main Power Amp -> Denon AH-D600 Headphones.
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Updated my Hi-Fi Rig from last time :



Currently it is :

4Gb Sandisk Zip Clip running Rockbox with 64Gb SDXC Card -> Achtung Audio Silver Interconnect Cable -> Electric Avenues PA2-V2 Pre-Amp -> FiiO E12 Mont Blanc Main Power Amp -> Denon AH-D600 Headphones.

I'll bet that clip feels like a bad-a!
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Complete Chinatown System SOMiC MH438 and Noname DAP. Total Cost $22.00 out the door.

 

 

OK Redcar, not sure why a $22 out the door system appears in the $200-$600 thread but my real question is for $22 out the door does it have any redeeming SQ? Wonder if old Apple had a problem with that rip off Shuffle chassis, don't get me wrong I like the simple mini USB charging input and killer Micro-SD slot, even the little outline of the State of Arkansas:eek: Makes you wonder how they can produces devices such as these for so cheap, you look at these two items and wonder if the rest of the market laughs all the way to the bank at what we pay for some gears:blink:

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Updated my Hi-Fi Rig from last time
Currently it is :

4Gb Sandisk Zip Clip running Rockbox with 64Gb SDXC Card -> Achtung Audio Silver Interconnect Cable -> Electric Avenues PA2-V2 Pre-Amp -> FiiO E12 Mont Blanc Main Power Amp -> Denon AH-D600 Headphones.

rolleyes.gif Think you missed the EQ on RBed sansa wink.gif Hope you use either pa2V2 or E12 but not both....overkill. Just a small correction tho,,pa2V2 itself an amp not pre-amp.....pre-amps are used in stereo hi-fis...like tape cassette deck/player or phono or CD players RCA out >> pre-amp >> power amp >>speakers.
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OK Redcar, not sure why a $22 out the door system appears in the $200-$600 thread but my real question is for $22 out the door does it have any redeeming SQ? Wonder if old Apple had a problem with that rip off Shuffle chassis, don't get me wrong I like the simple mini USB charging input and killer Micro-SD slot, even the little outline of the State of Arkansas:eek:  Makes you wonder how they can produces devices such as these for so cheap, you look at these two items and wonder if the rest of the market laughs all the way to the bank at what we pay for some gears:blink:


It is maybe the fact that I like hearing new equipment? Just like most people though, I end-up having stuff I keep for years and I end up buying stuff I get sick of or it breaks.


I agree that Apple could have an issue with copy-write? Funny though they sell the fake shuffles on Amazon.com. Half seem to arrive non-functional though, read the reviews.


SOMiC on the other hand is an amazing company. They are the largest manufacture of headphones in China. They are the oldest builder with in-house R&D. Many on HeadFi are into the different products in the SOMiC line. If you search Head-Fi there is the SOMiC threads.There is the 50mm driver headphones out of nowhere thread. There is also this thread where a tour is being sent around of a DAP and SOMiC IEM.

SOMiC makes two million pairs of headphones a month. It is that economy of scale that Chinese manufacturing uses. Even if most SOMiC headphones don't leave China, I guess they must have a market.

The SOMiC headphones are way better than my old Bose On Ears, at $160 usd. So in that regard Bose is spending maybe more on advertising and still laughing to the bank. As far as the fake shuffle goes, it is night and day in comparison to an Apple product. Still the Apple products I have are all much larger. This tiny orange DAP has louder bass than the 5th generation IPod Touch. Still it's what it is, no way to tell when charged. It feels totally cheap. Still I just like having something fun to listen to that I don't have to worry about breaking or being lost.

For me anyway there is a novelty to being able to put together a 22 dollar system that I like. It's a challenge like trying to buy 50 chicken breasts at Costco for $40.00. I actually listen to the fake shuffle with real Apple EarPods, everyday when I'm exercising.

Here is a link. Don't get mad if your DAP arrives broken. I figure that people would rather throw them away if DOA than to send em back? I think the sellers know that too?


http://www.amazon.com/Purple-metal-Player-supports-Micro/dp/B006DX0K0I


http://www.head-fi.org/t/726569/review-tour-somic-mh412-viper4android-the-put-up-or-shut-up-review-and-tour


http://www.aliexpress.com/premium/Somic.html?ltype=wholesale&SearchText=Somic&d=y&origin=y&initiative_id=&isViewCP=y&catId=0


http://www.head-fi.org/t/637699/50mm-driver-open-air-full-size-cans-pop-out-of-nowhere-sound-amazing


http://www.head-fi.org/t/730831/kogan-8gb-mp4-the-player-that-came-from-nowhere/105#post_10831932


http://www.head-fi.org/t/647289/somic-efi-82-mt-believe-the-hype


http://www.innerfidelity.com/content/chinese-speaker-maker-edifier-purchases-famous-electrostatic-headphone-maker-stax


This is the future, and it's only going to get better. I can't wait for them to make the $200 Stax system. Lol
Edited by Redcarmoose - 8/28/14 at 1:34pm
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It is maybe the fact that I like hearing new equipment. Just like most people though I end having stuff I keep for years and we end up buying stuff I get sick of or it breaks.


I agree that Apple could have an issue with copy-write? Funny though they sell the fake shuffles on Amazon.com. Half seem to arrive non- functional though, if you read the reviews.


SOMiC on the other hand is an amazing company. They are the largest manufacture of headphones in China. They are the oldest builder with in-house R&D. Many on HeadFi are into the different products in the SOMiC line. If you search Head-Fi there is the SOMiC threads.There is the 50mm driver headphones out of nowhere thread. There is also this thread where a tour is being sent around of a DAP and SOMiC IEM.

SOMiC makes a couple hundred thousand headphones a month. Their quality control is pretty good. It is the economy of size that China manufacturing uses. Even if most SOMiC headphones don't leave China I guess they must have a market.

The SOMiC headphones are way better than my old Bose On Ears, at $160 usd. So in that regard Bose is spending maybe more on advertising and still laughing to the bank. As far as the fake shuffle goes, it is night and day in comparison to an Apple product. Still the Apple products I have are all much larger. This tiny orange DAP has louder bass than the 5th generation IPod Touch. Still it's what it is, no way to tell when charged. It feels totally cheap. Still I just like having something fun to listen to that I don't have to worry about breaking or being lost.

For me anyway there is a novelty to being able to put together a 22 dollar system that I like. It's a challenge like trying to buy 50 chicken breasts at Costco for $40.00. I actually listen to the fake shuffle with real Apple EarPods, everyday when I'm exercising.

Here is a link. Don't get mad if your DAP arrives broken. I figure that people would rather throw them away if DOA than to send em back? I think the sellers know that too?

http://www.amazon.com/Purple-metal-Player-supports-Micro/dp/B006DX0K0I


http://www.somic-elec.com/products/02/01/

http://www.head-fi.org/t/726569/review-tour-somic-mh412-viper4android-the-put-up-or-shut-up-review-and-tour

http://www.head-fi.org/t/637699/50mm-driver-open-air-full-size-cans-pop-out-of-nowhere-sound-amazing
http://www.head-fi.org/t/730831/kogan-8gb-mp4-the-player-that-came-from-nowhere/105#post_10831932


This is the future, and it's only going to get better. I can't wait for them to make the $200 Stax system. Lol

Thanks Redcar, I doubt I'll even check into the DAP, features are nice looking on it but like trinkets at Chucky Cheese Pizza I would just get frustrated at the quality no matter how long it last however I do appreciate you knowledge and candor on the SOMiC and may just have to give them a try:wink_face: Well I may also get some dander up with this statement but I just don't B (L) ose, anything they make that is. In the late 70's I bought a pair of 301's and put them on a big old honking Pioneer SX-1050 (If memory serves me it was 120WPC) and I literally blew the 301's up which forced me to go out and buy the 501's which by size alone were much better on that receiver but once I saved back a little shims and bought my JBL L-65 Jubal's and Bose was and has been a thing of the past since:tongue: I too am sure Apple could care less about that Shuffle look alike afterall a housing is a housing it's like a modified flash drive of extremely poor quality and not worth Apples time to even ponder anything legal. 

 

Cheers :beerchug:

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Thanks Redcar, I doubt I'll even check into the DAP, features are nice looking on it but like trinkets at Chucky Cheese Pizza I would just get frustrated at the quality no matter how long it last however I do appreciate you knowledge and candor on the SOMiC and may just have to give them a try:wink_face:  Well I may also get some dander up with this statement but I just don't B (L) ose, anything they make that is. In the late 70's I bought a pair of 301's and put them on a big old honking Pioneer SX-1050 (If memory serves me it was 120WPC) and I literally blew the 301's up which forced me to go out and buy the 501's which by size alone were much better on that receiver but once I saved back a little shims and bought my JBL L-65 Jubal's and Bose was and has been a thing of the past since:p  I too am sure Apple could care less about that Shuffle look alike afterall a housing is a housing it's like a modified flash drive of extremely poor quality and not worth Apples time to even ponder anything legal. 

Cheers beerchug.gif

I just did a correction SOMiC makes 2 million pairs of headphones a month.



Ya, we had great fun in the mid 1980s listening to Grandmaster Flash on a pair of 301s.


Well some people can only deal with great quality. I like the Apple stuff I have, still I like this stuff too? I actually would not buy one of these DAPs for the longest time, finally I did?

They actually sell those DAPs for $1.75...... Less than an energy drink.lol

So ya they are not going to sound perfect, but someday they will.wink.gif
Edited by Redcarmoose - 8/28/14 at 6:46am
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SOMiC's are a great headphone, gave a pair of EFi-82MT's to the daughter to use with her guitar amp for quiet practice.
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Love both of these portable rigs
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My current ultra portable setup, simple and satisfying. Ipod Nano 16gb ($129) + Martin Logan Mikros 70 ($80).

 

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