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post #106 of 920
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Originally Posted by Marleybob217 View Post
 

Yeah, I never really considered the DX100 as bigger and heavier than the DX50!

 

And this might be the way to go! Now I remember why I bought the 3M low profile dual lock :)

I'll just keep the C5 in my backpack for when I have sufficient time/space to use this stack.

 

Darn it, you kinda changed my view on things Sorensiim! I could just as well get a bigger, better amp, and replace the O2 And C5 D:

I've actually considered getting a full-sized DAC and amp for my desk. That way I could just plug the DX50 in via coax when I sit down :smile:

post #107 of 920
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Originally Posted by ExpatinJapan View Post

Sorry Amber, that is just my present thoughts on IEMs and Daps. A small package. As i am used to commuting with headphones and a stack my thoughts of an IEM rig is a small footprint.

But to directly reply, I have enjoyed the Hifi-M8 with hi end in ears i have auditioned with it (fitears, JH and translucent). I have not tried your in ears so i cannot comment on the possible natch/mis match with the Hifi-M8.


Mr.Marley. Yes, the DX50 plus amp stack is cost effective and as Sorensiim says it will be mainly for desk use with the DX50 detached on occasion for walk abouts.

I am not opposed to an IEM stack.
DX50 or AK100mk2 plus Glacier, Pico or Intruder would be some of my first tests for synergy. None of the above Daps I have heard, nor the intruder - but that is the direction I would first head for auditioning for compatibility between units.

Have you made a decision yet Sorensiim?


I am sure SE5way would pair perfectly with M8, it has a lot of juice and high quality sound, that's what I need. Apparently, if you don't touch the switches, it is also quite neutral so that's another good thing since I don't want to change my monitors sound signature, IMO they are perfect.

 

I think, I need to first put a lot of money aside then think about what I want, what I need, how I will use etc.

 

Options are like that:

 

1. DX50 or X5 + portable amp + desktop dac/amp

2. 240 gb iPod Classic + M8

 

Also you mentioned Headamp and RSA units. Headamp also has amp/dac unit right under Pico family? I think RSA Intruder is also portable amp and has an USB DAC feature for Windows/Mac etc. Maybe one of these devices can also give me a solution. I heard nothing but great things about Intruder. Sadly, I don't know many things about Pico AMP/DAC. I heard their Pico Power and Slim are quite perfect products though.

post #108 of 920
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Have you made a decision yet Sorensiim?

Not yet, but getting closer. A Danish Head-fi'er has been kind enough to lend me his Quickstep, it should be arriving in the mail this week. If it's as good as everyone says, then I'm buying one of those. And quite possibly a PB2 as well :D

 

Then I'll just sell the one I like the least - or sell both and go full retard for the Intruder.

post #109 of 920
If you are considering desktop AMP/DAC with coaxial input let me recommended the Centrance DACmini CX (with the 1 ohm option). It's a neutral signature and it's small enough.
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I would love to know, how portable amps like the pico portable amp and the PB2 perform against the O2.

 

Would the balanced aspect of the PB2 even have any benefits without a balanced cable for the IEM?

post #111 of 920
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I would love to know, how portable amps like the pico portable amp and the PB2 perform against the O2.

Would the balanced aspect of the PB2 even have any benefits without a balanced cable for the IEM?
Don't have the O2 anymore sadly, but if I come across a cheap used one, it would be great to use as a reference for comparisons. If I grab a DB2 (or an intruder), I will off course be re-terminating one of my iem cables for balanced use.

Thanks again for all your input guys, it's really great to draw from the Head-Fi hivemind like this smily_headphones1.gif
post #112 of 920
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Originally Posted by Sorensiim View Post


Don't have the O2 anymore sadly, but if I come across a cheap used one, it would be great to use as a reference for comparisons. If I grab a DB2 (or an intruder), I will off course be re-terminating one of my iem cables for balanced use.

Thanks again for all your input guys, it's really great to draw from the Head-Fi hivemind like this smily_headphones1.gif

 

^^...says a guy that own ciem worth over 1k  :confused_face_2: . The O2 can be bought new for $129. Are cheap is that :biggrin:.

post #113 of 920
My DX50 and Sennheiser HD600, that's is just too gorgeous a sound for my ears.
post #114 of 920
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^^...says a guy that own ciem worth over 1k  confused_face_2.gif  . The O2 can be bought new for $129. Are cheap is that biggrin.gif .
Well there's a reason I'm all out of money...
post #115 of 920
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Well there's a reason I'm all out of money...

Who said the search for perfect sound is going to be cheap? wink.gif

My wallet is getting flatter by the hour. biggrin.gif
post #116 of 920
Soren, is there a way you could put a poll or something to see what all the DX50 users are pairing with it. I to am looking for an amp but not willing to spend 2500 for the intruder.
post #117 of 920
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Soren, is there a way you could put a poll or something to see what all the DX50 users are pairing with it. I to am looking for an amp but not willing to spend 2500 for the intruder.

I think a poll is a great idea.

I'm using it with the RSA Intruder.   But it is $700 on the RSA order page.  You may be looking at the Stealth.

post #118 of 920
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Soren, is there a way you could put a poll or something to see what all the DX50 users are pairing with it. I to am looking for an amp but not willing to spend 2500 for the intruder.

But shouldn't we take that to the DX50 thread? Or start a new one?

post #119 of 920
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But shouldn't we take that to the DX50 thread? Or start a new one?

I think this thread would be just fine but you decide at the end.

post #120 of 920
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I think this thread would be just fine but you decide at the end.

Maybe the coffee hasn't kicked in yet, but I can't seem to find a way to insert a poll in an existing thread?

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