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Nothing about that Tangmai shows anything over what a typical JBM/Awei earphone can do for around the same price. I do like to be surprised though, so looking forward to the impression.

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Any news on the SMSL M2 DAC?

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Originally Posted by DJScope View Post
 

Any news on the SMSL M2 DAC?

It has become the new replacement over the HifimeDIY dac as a cheap but effective stepping stone into DACs.

 

With the HifimeDIY U2 at ~$57 without an amp, this is a much better value at ~$62 with a 130mW amp. It seems a little bright at times, but I haven't run it much.

 

As far as power goes, it can power the Havi, so it passes that test.

 

It works on my Nexus 5, but its buggy. It'll play one track, then freeze afterwards. Happens every time. Since that is the main reason I bought it, it is kind of disappointing unless UAPP (or smsl) can fix it.

 

This doesn't beat my GO 1000, but it is a nice value setup.


Edited by bhazard - 6/12/14 at 4:21pm
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It has become the new replacement over the HifimeDIY dac as a cheap but effective stepping stone into DACs.

 

With the HifimeDIY U2 at ~$57 without an amp, this is a much better value at ~$62 with a 130mW amp. It seems a little bright at times, but I haven't run it much.

 

As far as power goes, it can power the Havi, so it passes that test.

 

It works on my Nexus 5, but its buggy. It'll play one track, then freeze afterwards. Happens every time. Since that is the main reason I bought it, it is kind of disappointing unless UAPP (or smsl) can fix it.

 

This doesn't beat my GO 1000, but it is a nice value setup.

 

xD it's a fraction of the cost of the GeekOut 1000. I also really prefer the form factor of the M2 over the thumb stick type. The M2 does win over the HiFimeDIY U2 by a pretty large margin by coming with it's own amp. It's also nicer to look at. 

 

Also, does any know the difference between the SA9023 and the ES9023 DACs? Can't find anything.

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xD it's a fraction of the cost of the GeekOut 1000. I also really prefer the form factor of the M2 over the thumb stick type. The M2 does win over the HiFimeDIY U2 by a pretty large margin by coming with it's own amp. It's also nicer to look at. 

Also, does any know the difference between the SA9023 and the ES9023 DACs? Can't find anything.

SA9027 is the USB chip. Both the hifimeDIY and M2 use the same in that regard. The M2 adds the Max amp.
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SA9027 is the USB chip. Both the hifimeDIY and M2 use the same in that regard. The M2 adds the Max amp.

 

Oh yeah got yah! The SA9023 is the USB IC and the ES9023 is the DAC IC. 

 

Thanks for that.

 

So they're pretty much Identical in architecture except for the amp. Interesting.

 

Anyway. Has anyone who has ordered this recieved them yet?

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@Charliemotta

I ordered straight from Taobao, the seller will send to an international forwarder that will ship to me.

 

@peter123

Think i better wait for your impression, as of now i cant describe things i heard yet, i mean i can hear the difference but cant put it down in words =/

 

@Doodier

i will translate if i'm permitted to post pictues.

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Hey guys,

 

KC06A or Havi B3 Pro I? Also, what does the KC06A improve upon its predecessor?

Thanks.

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Hey guys,

KC06A or Havi B3 Pro I? Also, what does the KC06A improve upon its predecessor?
Thanks.
From what I've read, the kc06a is more v signatured than the original with deeper bass and more spiked treble.

I ordered a pair simply because I want to see the difference is between the new one and original. I'm very happy with the original, and feel it has plenty of bass in quiet environments (isolation is not the best)

If you have a good amp get the b3 pro I.
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From what I've read, the kc06a is more v signatured than the original with deeper bass and more spiked treble.

I ordered a pair simply because I want to see the difference is between the new one and original. I'm very happy with the original, and feel it has plenty of bass in quiet environments (isolation is not the best)

If you have a good amp get the b3 pro I.

So, does the original KC06 have a more neutral frequency response? I would really like a pair with a flat, smooth frequency response for recording.

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would like to hear some comparisons between ksc75 and those dunus... I got my Ksc75 three days ago and absolutely love them


I am on a trip and do not have the KSC75 with me, anyway the Dunu need some burn time. I will get to this in a couple of weeks.

Thanks,
R
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So, does the original KC06 have a more neutral frequency response? I would really like a pair with a flat, smooth frequency response for recording.
go with the havi if you want flat. Just make sure that you're driving it properly.

The original kc06 is flatter and more neutral than most budget IEMs, however, the b3 is about as flat and neutral as their is, and is an amazing iem if driven right.
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You're going to love the gr07 BE.

The GR07 BE arrived just as I was out the door to the airport. Stuffed them in my carry on and listened while on the plane. Not the best situation nor any burn time. First impression however was very good.
Now that I have arrived, I will burn, listen and compare to the others.

Thanks,
R
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go with the havi if you want flat. Just make sure that you're driving it properly.

The original kc06 is flatter and more neutral than most budget IEMs, however, the b3 is about as flat and neutral as their is, and is an amazing iem if driven right.

Huh. Well, I don't have an amp, so the B3s might be a more expensive purchase than it is.

 

Have you heard the Dolphins? I'd really like to know how they perform in detail retrieval and soundstage.

Thanks for all the help so far!

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Huh. Well, I don't have an amp, so the B3s might be a more expensive purchase than it is.

Have you heard the Dolphins? I'd really like to know how they perform in detail retrieval and soundstage.
Thanks for all the help so far!
I'm not a big fan of cans, more of any iem guy. I love the sound of my m50s mh-839 but they make my ears sweat. This would be a good question for others, as I've never heard the Dolphins.
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