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post #721 of 920
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Me too, never liked the xlr connectors, I find them huge and seem to take over the rig when plugged.


Yup, they are only good in home setups. For portable purposes, I find them extremely huge.

post #722 of 920
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I like Mini-xlr but never cared for the full size version.

I have a growing respect for the Hirose though and I just found out that there's an expensive all-metal version of the plug. Might have to try one of those...
post #723 of 920
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Originally Posted by Sorensiim View Post

I like Mini-xlr but never cared for the full size version.

I have a growing respect for the Hirose though and I just found out that there's an expensive all-metal version of the plug. Might have to try one of those...


It never finishes huh? :happy_face1:

post #724 of 920
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It never finishes huh? happy_face1.gif
If it did, nobody on this site would have a post count over 25.

And I love it. The pursuit of aural Nirvana, the thrill of the hunt! The first 90% of musical perfection us easy, we're all here in our quest for the last 10%. The smart ones get out early, they take their 90% and leave happily. But we're different from them - we get the 90% and then we wonder what 91% sounds like. Once we get to 91% we revel in it, we enjoy it, we share our thoughts and feelings about those glorious 91%. Then slowly, but surely, a thought starts creeping in the back of our minds: "I wonder what 92% or maybe just 91,5% sounds like..."
post #725 of 920
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Originally Posted by Sorensiim View Post


If it did, nobody on this site would have a post count over 25.

And I love it. The pursuit of aural Nirvana, the thrill of the hunt! The first 90% of musical perfection us easy, we're all here in our quest for the last 10%. The smart ones get out early, they take their 90% and leave happily. But we're different from them - we get the 90% and then we wonder what 91% sounds like. Once we get to 91% we revel in it, we enjoy it, we share our thoughts and feelings about those glorious 91%. Then slowly, but surely, a thought starts creeping in the back of our minds: "I wonder what 92% or maybe just 91,5% sounds like..."


When you say smart ones for the people who gets pretty good things and don't die to upgrade them, it means the rest is stupid? :happy_face1: If my budged allows, I would also like to get the best out of this hobby but man, it is an expensive one for a master student. I saved so damn long to get SE5way, now I am saving again for a dap upgrade but I have no idea when it will finish :frown:

 

When I finish the master and get a job, I hope things will be easier...

post #726 of 920
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Originally Posted by AmberOzL View Post
 


When you say smart ones for the people who gets pretty good things and don't die to upgrade them, it means the rest is stupid? :happy_face1: If my budged allows, I would also like to get the best out of this hobby but man, it is an expensive one for a master student. I saved so damn long to get SE5way, now I am saving again for a dap upgrade but I have no idea when it will finish :frown:

 

When I finish the master and get a job, I hope things will be easier...

 

You just described an unending situation, it will be easier but it will never end, that is until you find yourself few feet below the ground. :wink_face:

post #727 of 920
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Originally Posted by AmberOzL View Post
 


When you say smart ones for the people who gets pretty good things and don't die to upgrade them, it means the rest is stupid? :happy_face1: If my budged allows, I would also like to get the best out of this hobby but man, it is an expensive one for a master student. I saved so damn long to get SE5way, now I am saving again for a dap upgrade but I have no idea when it will finish :frown:

 

When I finish the master and get a job, I hope things will be easier...

 

When you get a job you start to afford expensive gears. You will just find yourself accumulate more gears and fast until it drains you. :evil:

post #728 of 920
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Originally Posted by Sorensiim View Post

I like Mini-xlr but never cared for the full size version.

I have a growing respect for the Hirose though and I just found out that there's an expensive all-metal version of the plug. Might have to try one of those...

 

In quality terms, Hirose trumps Kobiconn.  The latter is a camera connector, never intended for audio. It works but Hirose is the real deal. Run with it!

post #729 of 920
It has nothing to do with one being of higher quality than the other, xlr connectors are over engineered for the application, in fact it was designed for professional studio audio/microphone cabling applications. The kobbicon connector is an example of space/size trade off application decision. It's more than appropriate for the current balanced application and they are quite durable.
post #730 of 920

So i tried the DX50+DB2+PB2, and i found it pretty awesome, though i found the DX50 and the PB2 only a little dark sounding with my IEM's (IM70's), and the DB2 sounding really similar to the DX50 HO out, at least to my ears. The fact that it has more juice to drive heavier HP's it's really a plus, so i'll probably push for the DB2+PB2 combo for my desktop setup...

Thank you head-fi for making me spend money i don't have... :P!

post #731 of 920
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Originally Posted by Kukyo View Post
 

So i tried the DX50+DB2+PB2, and i found it pretty awesome, though i found the DX50 and the PB2 only a little dark sounding with my IEM's (IM70's), and the DB2 sounding really similar to the DX50 HO out, at least to my ears. The fact that it has more juice to drive heavier HP's it's really a plus, so i'll probably push for the DB2+PB2 combo for my desktop setup...

Thank you head-fi for making me spend money i don't have... :P!

Did you try the balanced or single-ended output of the PB2? With my CIEMs there is a HUGE difference between the two. (With good recordings)

post #732 of 920
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If it did, nobody on this site would have a post count over 25.

And I love it. The pursuit of aural Nirvana, the thrill of the hunt! The first 90% of musical perfection us easy, we're all here in our quest for the last 10%. The smart ones get out early, they take their 90% and leave happily. But we're different from them - we get the 90% and then we wonder what 91% sounds like. Once we get to 91% we revel in it, we enjoy it, we share our thoughts and feelings about those glorious 91%. Then slowly, but surely, a thought starts creeping in the back of our minds: "I wonder what 92% or maybe just 91,5% sounds like..."

 

I have actually just reached 100% (or more like 99.99% purity for silver) but I am going for 110% now. It may take a little while but I am sure I will get there if I am hanging around at the head-hi long enough. LOL.

post #733 of 920
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I have actually just reached 100% (or more like 99.99% purity for silver) but I am going for 110% now. It may take a little while but I am sure I will get there if I am hanging around at the head-hi long enough. LOL.


What is your 100% rig mate?

post #734 of 920
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Originally Posted by AmberOzL View Post
 


What is your 100% rig mate?

 

An Rockboxed iPod modded with a 256GB CF card and my ATF fantastic-sounding caps paired with my neutral amp and iems.

 

Now this is how I define 100% ...

 

Absolutely no muddy and boomy sound, yet with heavy and extended bass on both ends

mids heaven

airy and elastic sounding

sparking and fluid ( not hot, dry or grainy) treble on both end yet no fatigue or artificial (analytical)

BIG 3d sound stage

very rich/fuller sounding yet still very detailed

clear separations of instruments

day and night difference between headphone out and LOD

post #735 of 920
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Originally Posted by DMinor View Post

An Rockboxed iPod modded with a 256GB CF card and my ATF fantastic-sounding caps paired with my neutral amp and iems.

Now this is how I define 100% ...

Absolutely no muddy and boomy sound, yet with heavy and extended bass on both ends
mids heaven
airy and elastic sounding
sparking and fluid ( not hot, dry or grainy) treble on both end yet no fatigue or artificial (analytical)
BIG 3d sound stage
very rich/fuller sounding yet still very detailed
clear separations of instruments
day and night difference between headphone out and LOD

You have probably done the best ad campaign (here and in other topics) that someone can do in a "audiophile" place! Im just waiting to see you online store! smily_headphones1.gif
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