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post #31 of 930
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But the form of the Quickstep is a little weird to me, thick and short and huge 45 degree cut on the 4 corners. It is not very big, not very small that I prefer either. So, stacking it under the player can be a little awkward. But when comes to sound, wow, u will forget everything else cuz it brings u to heaven smily_headphones1.gif

I also read GREAT things about Quickstep. Also there is a discount going on for the moment. Maybe Soren would be interested. It is like balanced sound without replacing your cables :rolleyes:

post #32 of 930
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I also read GREAT things about Quickstep. Also there is a discount going on for the moment. Maybe Soren would be interested. It is like balanced sound without replacing your cables :rolleyes:

Like I said earlier, the cables are the least of my worries in regards to going balanced. I have a soldering station and the connectors are cheap. But that darn Quickstep is pretty high on the wishlist right now...

 

Edit: A Danish Head-fi'er just offered to send me his Quickstep to try it out! :D


Edited by Sorensiim - 10/25/13 at 1:07am
post #33 of 930
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Like I said earlier, the cables are the least of my worries in regards to going balanced. I have a soldering station and the connectors are cheap. But that darn Quickstep is pretty high on the wishlist right now...

 

Edit: A Danish Head-fi'er just offered to send me his Quickstep to try it out! :D


Another nice feature of the Quickstep is the RF filter. The DX50 seems to be very sensitive to mobile phone interferences. I always have noises when using the DX50 near running mobile phones, even if they're half a meter away.

 

"Also much care is taken that the amp does not react to RF-signals at the input, thus making it immune to RF-pollution caused by mobile headphones."

 

Also it's German.;)

post #34 of 930

I literally just played around with the DX50 and C5 for 15 minutes, and there is a very apparent improvent in SQ. Boost in space, and most importantly, dynamics and 'realness' increase by a ton. I think authority is the right word. I respect its authority.


Edited by Marleybob217 - 10/25/13 at 2:34am
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I literally just played around with the DX50 and C5, and there is a very apparent improvent in SQ. Boost in space, and most importantly, dynamics and 'realness' increase by a ton. I think authority is the right word. I respect its authority.

How well do they stack? The C5 looks nice and slim :smile:

post #36 of 930
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How well do they stack? The C5 looks nice and slim :smile:

It stacks oh so perfect. The C5 is slightly smaller in all directions. I'll take some pictures soon.

post #37 of 930
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How well do they stack? The C5 looks nice and slim :smile:

Ah Soren you and your OCD :rolleyes: You will mainly use the amp on your office desk right? If you don't mind the size, get O2. If I am not mistaking there is even a producer from Denmark but I can't remember the manufacturer name sorry. If you can't find it, Epiphany is from the UK and you can still get it without a problem.

post #38 of 930
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Ah Soren you and your OCD :rolleyes: You will mainly use the amp on your office desk right? If you don't mind the size, get O2. If I am not mistaking there is even a producer from Denmark but I can't remember the manufacturer name sorry. If you can't find it, Epiphany is from the UK and you can still get it without a problem.

I've just been looking at the O2 with DAC as a desktop solution for my DX50 and then for use with my laptop......my only issue with the O2 product is the dam power input is on the front!!! 

 

Yes I do have a little OCD as well (I like things to look nice and tidy as well as sound Great!) lol

post #39 of 930
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I've just been looking at the O2 with DAC as a desktop solution for my DX50 and then for use with my laptop......my only issue with the O2 product is the dam power input is on the front!!! 

 

Yes I do have a little OCD as well (I like things to look nice and tidy as well as sound Great!) lol

I've been busy with that the last couple of days. I made some cool cables for that problem I think, I really have to take some photos :0

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I've been busy with that the last couple of days. I made some cool cables for that problem I think, I really have to take some photos :0

Dude you have been promising for photos but none of us seem to saw something from you. Now get your hands on that camera and start to work :D

post #41 of 930

I'd keep the DX100

source first and all that 

post #42 of 930
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Ah Soren you and your OCD :rolleyes: You will mainly use the amp on your office desk right? If you don't mind the size, get O2. If I am not mistaking there is even a producer from Denmark but I can't remember the manufacturer name sorry. If you can't find it, Epiphany is from the UK and you can still get it without a problem.

 

I have CDO. It's like OCD, but with all the letters in alphabetical order. As they should be!

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I've just been looking at the O2 with DAC as a desktop solution for my DX50 and then for use with my laptop......my only issue with the O2 product is the dam power input is on the front!!! 

 

Yes I do have a little OCD as well (I like things to look nice and tidy as well as sound Great!) lol

I had a friend build a stationary O2 for me with an internal power supply and DAC, all in one case. Power and USB input in the back and a 3.5mm passthrough front to back for a mic. Used it at my desk with my HD650 + modmic (braided Heir Audio Magnus cable) for gaming. Yeah I think I'm pretty OCD when it comes to cables.

post #43 of 930
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I have CDO. It's like OCD, but with all the letters in alphabetical order. As they should be!

Laughed pretty hard and now everybody looks at me in the computer room at my university, thanks mate :rolleyes:

 

I really wonder what will you get at the end of your journey. I have a feeling like you will settle down on one of the RSA amps with balanced output but I also feel the discount on Quickstep (one of the most neutral amp ever) is also making your trigger finger itchy :happy_face1:

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Laughed pretty hard and now everybody looks at me in the computer room at my university, thanks mate :rolleyes:

 

I really wonder what will you get at the end of your journey. I have a feeling like you will settle down on one of the RSA amps with balanced output but I also feel the discount on Quickstep (one of the most neutral amp ever) is also making your trigger finger itchy :happy_face1:

Right now I'm leaning towards getting the Quickstep first instead of jumping straight to the most expensive option (Intruder). I've been through A LOT of headphones and auditioned even more, before ending up with my ciems. I think it really makes me appreciate the "top of the line" much more. Also, headphones like the Creative Aurvana Live and Philips Citiscape Uptown have taught me that good things sometimes come in very reasonably priced packages. Same goes for the Clip+ and the O2 amp. 

post #45 of 930
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Dude you have been promising for photos but none of us seem to saw something from you. Now get your hands on that camera and start to work :D

I know, I'm sorry :(

 

Will get on it somewhere today!

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