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post #91 of 915
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How does the Glacier footprint work, and has anyone tried it with the dx50?

Investigating!

 

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It is a worth compromise:)

Not to me. Seriously - it might sound like a million bucks wrapped in bacon with a kitten on top, but an inverted pyramid stack would drive me insane.

post #92 of 915
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How does the Glacier footprint work, and has anyone tried it with the dx50?

 

 

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Investigating!

 

I should have my title changed from "Headphoneus Supremus" to "Goldilocks". It genuinely annoys me that the Glacier is not available in black. 

 

I think I need professional help.

post #93 of 915
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I should have my title changed from "Headphoneus Supremus" to "Goldilocks". It genuinely annoys me that the Glacier is not available in black. 

 

I think I need professional help.


You seriously need one I think. Geez, Soren, you buy these things to listen to music, not to look at them and think how inverted pyramids they are. :D

post #94 of 915
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You seriously need one I think. Geez, Soren, you buy these things to listen to music, not to look at them and think how inverted pyramids they are. :D

The inverted pyramid stack is a huge annoyance to me when using the DX50 at my desk - it would be falling over every time I tried to change tracks. The color thing I really should be able to ignore...

 

My current stack with the R1 amp DualLock'ed to the DX50. Rock solid, colors match and sounds pretty good. And the 12V R1 packs a nice punch...

 


Edited by Sorensiim - 10/27/13 at 2:47am
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I`m with Sorenslim on the inverted pyramid stack is a no-no.

 

But I would like to see his interconnect as a right angle plug to right angle plug with minimal cable in between for maximum looks. C`mon you know you want to!

 

:)

post #96 of 915
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I`m with Sorenslim Sorensiim on the inverted pyramid stack is a no-no.

 

But I would like to see his interconnect as a right angle plug to right angle plug with minimal cable in between for maximum looks. C`mon you know you want to!

 

:)

Sorenslim Sorenfat. You made me smile ExpatinJapan :happy_face1:

post #97 of 915
Aargh, typo! Oh well its a funny one. wink.gif
post #98 of 915
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Aargh, typo! Oh well its a funny one. wink.gif


How is your iDevice + M8 combo? Do you think the M8 worth if one will use it only with c/iems?

post #99 of 915
I dont want to mess up Sorenfatboyslims DX50 thread, buuuttt...

I dont generally own hi-end IEMs, just mid end IEMS and have never owned CIEMs, buuuttt from the Fitears, translucents, JH Audio etc that I have had the good fortune to audition here in Tokyo I would probably go for Hifiman901, AK120 or AK100mk2.

Small expensive earphones plus a small expensive player (probably an AK120, unamped). Easy traveling, easy listening. All in a small package.

Loving my Hifi-M8 with ATH-ESW11.Ltd.Ed though. wink.gif
post #100 of 915
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I dont want to mess up Sorenfatboyslims DX50 thread, buuuttt...

I dont generally own hi-end IEMs, just mid end IEMS and have never owned CIEMs, buuuttt from the Fitears, translucents, JH Audio etc that I have had the good fortune to audition here in Tokyo I would probably go for Hifiman901, AK120 or AK100mk2.

Small expensive earphones plus a small expensive player (probably an AK120, unamped). Easy traveling, easy listening. All in a small package.

Loving my Hifi-M8 with ATH-ESW11.Ltd.Ed though. wink.gif


So your vote is for : don't buy dap and amp separately you will have a big stack for something small like ciem, put the same amount of money on 1 high quality dap and go for it.

 

Well I thank you for your input, I am sure it will change my mind. However the ciem I have is SE5way and it is not like average sensitive ciem, it demands quite a power to give its best, that's why I was considering something like M8. Something like AK1X0 can't don't have enough juice to drive them well.

 

So I need all in one device, a dap with a powerful amp section. I have a feeling like ZX1 won't satisfy this need, so maybe X5 can do that. Gavin reported DX50 sounds good with SE5way, maybe after all, I can get one too.

post #101 of 915
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Originally Posted by ExpatinJapan View Post

I dont want to mess up Sorenfatboyslims DX50 thread, buuuttt...

I dont generally own hi-end IEMs, just mid end IEMS and have never owned CIEMs, buuuttt from the Fitears, translucents, JH Audio etc that I have had the good fortune to audition here in Tokyo I would probably go for Hifiman901, AK120 or AK100mk2.

Small expensive earphones plus a small expensive player (probably an AK120, unamped). Easy traveling, easy listening. All in a small package.

Loving my Hifi-M8 with ATH-ESW11.Ltd.Ed though. wink.gif

There seems to be a split in philosophies regarding  cIEMs. Some see cIEMs as a headphile endgame, some see it as portable companions.

I think Sorensiim is more concerned about ultimate sound quality then getting something ultra portable. And I do believe a DX50+good amp will result in better SQ, for a lower price than the DAPs you mentioned. 

 

Right now I'm sporting the DX50+JDS C5 combo, and I gotta tell ya, it's heavy, it's big. Not too sure if it's worth that small amount of added SQ. 

post #102 of 915
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I`m with Sorenslim on the inverted pyramid stack is a no-no.

 

But I would like to see his interconnect as a right angle plug to right angle plug with minimal cable in between for maximum looks. C`mon you know you want to!

 

:)

For now I'm sticking with the Magnus IC, bulky as it may be. Once I settle on an amp I'll either be making a new one myself or getting my hands on one of the Headstage IC's, those are brilliantly small!

post #103 of 915
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There seems to be a split in philosophies regarding  cIEMs. Some see cIEMs as a headphile endgame, some see it as portable companions.

I think Sorensiim is more concerned about ultimate sound quality then getting something ultra portable. And I do believe a DX50+good amp will result in better SQ, for a lower price than the DAPs you mentioned. 

 

Right now I'm sporting the DX50+JDS C5 combo, and I gotta tell ya, it's heavy, it's big. Not too sure if it's worth that small amount of added SQ. 

Honestly, I'm more of a Soren-sorta-chubby.

 

That aside, I'm siding with the DX50 + amp solution over the DX100 as a standalone because while I do 95% of my listening at a desk, it's great to be able to use the DX50 on its own when I need music on the go. Then I just break it away from the amp and toss it in my pocket, plug in my ciems and go. Sure, the DX100 can be used on the go as well, but it's not like you forget which pocket it's in.

post #104 of 915
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Honestly, I'm more of a Soren-sorta-chubby.

 

That aside, I'm siding with the DX50 + amp solution over the DX100 as a standalone because while I do 95% of my listening at a desk, it's great to be able to use the DX50 on its own when I need music on the go. Then I just break it away from the amp and toss it in my pocket, plug in my ciems and go. Sure, the DX100 can be used on the go as well, but it's not like you forget which pocket it's in.

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:

post #105 of 915
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?
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