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post #376 of 915
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Originally Posted by mannkind246 View Post


Between Quickstep vs Tralucent T1, which one is better amp to pair with DX50?

I'd go for a Pico Power because in life power will ride you for a long while lmao biggrin.gif

post #377 of 915

The quickstep is finally in!

Comparing it to the O2 as I'm writing this.

So far the biggest difference I can hear is in the treble. The quickstep has slightly more 'room' in the treble. The boxes that are reserved for the cymbals seem slightly larger in the quickstep. Aka, slightly more sizzle and air in the quickstep.

 

So far I haven't been able to spot a lot of differences with the BA4f. The quickstep sounds just a tiny tad more natural than the O2 in this setup. I should receive the akg k702 annies tomorrow, which might change my opinion on the quickstep.

 

Edit: Voices are definitely more present, more round sounding in the quickstep. I'd say the sound in general is slightly fuller on the quickstep.

Edit2: Did some testing with the gmp 8.35D closed headphone. The stage is bigger on the O2, and the O2 has slightly more detail. This one definitely goes to the O2. 

 

Right now I'm wondering if the quickstep's sound would change much with a PSU.


Edited by Marleybob217 - 11/8/13 at 9:33am
post #378 of 915
the quickstep doesn't have an internal charging circuit right?
post #379 of 915
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Originally Posted by karloil View Post

the quickstep doesn't have an internal charging circuit right?

Nope...

post #380 of 915
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Originally Posted by Marleybob217 View Post

Nope...

got it! thanks
post #381 of 915

My Quickstep arrived today too (for use with the DX50 - this is an expensive thread!).

 

With my dreadful Grado 325i's, they sound dreadful before, and a slightly clearer dreadful afterwards. I really do not like the Grados "raw", but with careful EQ on the PC they sound incredible. I ought to slot the Quickstep into the PC setup, but have yet to do so.

 

Plugging the W4R's in, the difference the Quickstep makes is mind blowing. And I am in love - so punchy, clear and detailed, with smooooth treble. Removing the Quickstep again just shows how the DX50 amp muffles and hides all the detail and excitement.

 

Totally sold on the Quickstep with the DX50 and W4Rs. I don't care if another amp is a bit better, this combo far exceeds my expectations and I am sticking! Well, for the time being.... ;)

post #382 of 915

My Quickstep arrived yesterday, so I could pick it up from the post office today. Too bad I couldn't find a matching power supply or 9V battery in the house, so for now I'll just listen to the brilliant new Jonathan Wilson album on my Bowers & Wilkins CM7 set while my wife is out. A house with no direct neighbours has it's benefits.:)

Very much Looking forward to test the Quickstep with DX50 tomorrow.I already love the sound of it with the internal amp.

post #383 of 915
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Originally Posted by Pottsy2 View Post
 

My Quickstep arrived today too (for use with the DX50 - this is an expensive thread!).

 

With my dreadful Grado 325i's, they sound dreadful before, and a slightly clearer dreadful afterwards. I really do not like the Grados "raw", but with careful EQ on the PC they sound incredible. I ought to slot the Quickstep into the PC setup, but have yet to do so.

 

Plugging the W4R's in, the difference the Quickstep makes is mind blowing. And I am in love - so punchy, clear and detailed, with smooooth treble. Removing the Quickstep again just shows how the DX50 amp muffles and hides all the detail and excitement.

 

Totally sold on the Quickstep with the DX50 and W4Rs. I don't care if another amp is a bit better, this combo far exceeds my expectations and I am sticking! Well, for the time being.... ;)

I wonder if we were separated at birth or something - we have the exact same opinion on the Quickstep AND the SR325i :beerchug:

 

I really wanted this thread to be about trying heaps of amps... I guess I shouldn't have started with the Quickstep then.

post #384 of 915

It's more a thread on the Quickstep VS the Pico Power + sidekicks like the C&C BH2, Heir Rendition 1 and Tralucent T1...I will be the first with a completely different amp (apex glacier) unless I get cold feet again :p

 

EDIT: Pun not intended:basshead:

post #385 of 915
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Originally Posted by BucketInABucket View Post
 

It's more a thread on the Quickstep VS the Pico Power + sidekicks like the C&C BH2, Heir Rendition 1 and Tralucent T1...I will be the first with a completely different amp (apex glacier) unless I get cold feet again :p

 

EDIT: Pun not intended:basshead:

Hehe :p

 

After comparing the DX50's HO to the quickstep, the quickstep is significantly fuller sounding. But, the DX50 is no slouch!!!

 

This combo is indeed very, very good sounding. 

I am however,  98.775% sure I'm returning the quickstep. It might be a fairly big improvement over the DX50's HO, but I will not use this combo. Ever. I won't be sitting stationary behind a desk before February, and I don't want to spend €275 for something I might need in the future. 

To clarify, I sit about 2 hours in a very crowded train, and the only pockets I can reach for, are the inside pockets of my coat! And this setup is way too thick to put there. And no, I refuse to let that music brick sit in my lap. I'm not doing that.

post #386 of 915
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Originally Posted by Marleybob217 View Post
 

Hehe :p

 

After comparing the DX50's HO to the quickstep, the quickstep is significantly fuller sounding. But, the DX50 is no slouch!!!

 

This combo is indeed very, very good sounding. 

I am however,  98.775% sure I'm returning the quickstep. It might be a fairly big improvement over the DX50's HO, but I will not use this combo. Ever. I won't be sitting stationary behind a desk before February, and I don't want to spend €275 for something I might need in the future. 

To clarify, I sit about 2 hours in a very crowded train, and the only pockets I can reach for, are the inside pockets of my coat! And this setup is way too thick to put there. And no, I refuse to let that music brick sit in my lap. I'm not doing that.


I guess for on to go, you decided to choose dap+ciem combination, nothing more. I think, it is fair enough and the most ergonomic method.

post #387 of 915
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I guess for on to go, you decided to choose dap+ciem combination, nothing more. I think, it is fair enough and the most ergonomic method.

Yes!

 

I gave the quickstep a chance, for that moment when I'm sitting down somewhere. And have room to place the DX50 quickstep stack. But that will not happen very soon I'm afraid. 

Aaand then there's my empty wallet begging for some money :etysmile:

 

The DX50+D-zero combo is pretty good too! That stack actually fits comfortably in my pockets.

post #388 of 915
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Originally Posted by Marleybob217 View Post
 

98.775% sure

The .775% is definitely the most important thing about this post :atsmile:

post #389 of 915
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Originally Posted by Marleybob217 View Post

Hehe tongue.gif

After comparing the DX50's HO to the quickstep, the quickstep is significantly fuller sounding. But, the DX50 is no slouch!!!

This combo is indeed very, very good sounding. 
I am however,  98.775% sure I'm returning the quickstep. It might be a fairly big improvement over the DX50's HO, but I will not use this combo. Ever. I won't be sitting stationary behind a desk before February, and I don't want to spend €275 for something I might need in the future. 
To clarify, I sit about 2 hours in a very crowded train, and the only pockets I can reach for, are the inside pockets of my coat! And this setup is way too thick to put there. And no, I refuse to let that music brick sit in my lap. I'm not doing that.
Wise words. Far too rarely does one see Head-fi'ers actually stop and think about whether or not the best possible gear is actually the best solution.
post #390 of 915
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Originally Posted by Sorensiim View Post


Wise words. Far too rarely does one see Head-fi'ers actually stop and think about whether or not the best possible gear is actually the best solution.

Some people like me are on the opposite side of the spectrum and think far too much and too hard :p

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