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post #346 of 805

My NX1 just arrived a few minutes ago.  It's given me some much needed gain as my Samsung S4 wasn't pushing my new DT770's enough.

 

Since this is my first amp, can I ask.....should I set the knob on the amp to max and then control the volume with my phone/player?  Is there any problem with leaving it on high-gain all of the time?

 

Thanks!

post #347 of 805
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by heckofagator View Post
 

My NX1 just arrived a few minutes ago.  It's given me some much needed gain as my Samsung S4 wasn't pushing my new DT770's enough.

 

Since this is my first amp, can I ask.....should I set the knob on the amp to max and then control the volume with my phone/player?  Is there any problem with leaving it on high-gain all of the time?

 

Thanks!



General rule is to leave the volume on your source around 3/4 (higher if you can before distortion) and adjust volume from the amp itself. There's nothing to worry about leaving the amp in high gain. =)

post #348 of 805

got it

post #349 of 805

For people looking for a reasonable price in Germany.

On Ebay.de the NX1 dropped to 30€ + 3€ shipping (from Netherlands).

 

I ordered the NX1 about 2 Weeks ago (for 27€ via ebay.com) from the same vendor, requesting about 135€ on Ebay Germany.

 

Strange pricing....


Edited by TomM - 7/9/14 at 12:31am
post #350 of 805
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I highly doubt there'll be any fakes friend, not so early on and not an amp. Please report in with shipping time! :smile: 

Just received the nx1, very impressed with shipping time,  12 calender days , wasn't expecting so soon. Now just running it in. 

 

Seller was 

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Topping-NX1-Earphone-Headphone-Portable-Stero-MP3-Amplifier-3-5mm-Rechargeable-/271526210088?pt=AU_Electronics_Audio_Amplifiers&hash=item3f38392a28&_uhb=1

 

First impressions have been mixed - I prefer the sound from my lg p990  with my fireye mini than the nx1. For some bizarre reason the gain on the nx1 (on high) is quite low compared to the fireye mini , I have to turn the volume right up (on both the phone and the nx1).  But when plugged into my cheapo Chinese android tablet through an external SABRE DAC it sounds most impressive.


Edited by kozzie - 7/9/14 at 1:41am
post #351 of 805
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Originally Posted by kozzie View Post
 

Just received the nx1, very impressed with shipping time,  12 calender days , wasn't expecting so soon. Now just running it in. 

 

Seller was 

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Topping-NX1-Earphone-Headphone-Portable-Stero-MP3-Amplifier-3-5mm-Rechargeable-/271526210088?pt=AU_Electronics_Audio_Amplifiers&hash=item3f38392a28&_uhb=1

 

First impressions have been mixed - I prefer the sound from my lg p990  with my fireye mini than the nx1. For some bizarre reason the gain on the nx1 (on high) is quite low compared to the fireye mini , I have to turn the volume right up (on both the phone and the nx1).  But when plugged into my cheapo Chinese android tablet through an external SABRE DAC it sounds most impressive.

 

Can you please write the brand/model of the Tablet and the sabre DAC?

post #352 of 805
Topping with me Samsung S2 is Super Loud

While on me Xioami Redmi Note is loud ...on Zip Clip ..lowest among the three.
post #353 of 805
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Originally Posted by Baycode View Post
 

 

Can you please write the brand/model of the Tablet and the sabre DAC?

its a chuwi v17hd tablet and using  HIFIMEDIY SABRE ANDROID DAC  . I use  usb audio player pro (from Google store)  to make it work.

post #354 of 805

got mine with the mdr v6 it tightens the base but gives it a harsher treble

post #355 of 805

After having the NX1 for several days I can add this...I love it. Admittedly I am not an expert and only have the FIIO E6 to compare this with headphone amp wise but I have been in to hifi since the late 70s and have listened to headphones on stereo receivers and various portables and computers. I was first concerned that this amp would not be enough different from the FIIO to be worth getting but at $43 shipped I took the chance, I was wrong. This amp, to me, is dead silent noise wise and sounds great. I have tried it with Alessandro MS1 and Pioneer SE-A1000 headphones. I thought that I would probably still need a more powerful amp and with time I may still (I am considering the O2 amp if the time comes) but for now it is plenty loud on the Pioneers and uber loud on the Grado/Alessandros. The size is perfect and it has a quality look and feel to it. I am using it with a 4th gen ipod touch and a FIIO line out and it sounds best used this way. If I had anything negative to add it would be that the small cable it was packaged with to connect it when I am not using the FIIO line out (like on an android or laptop) was noisy and I imagine bad but I have a couple of those including the one that came with the E6 so I am good. 

post #356 of 805

I agree, the interconnect cable was a bit thin, I though, too.  Does anyone have a reasonable $$ replacement that may be a bit thicker and better quality?

post #357 of 805
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Originally Posted by heckofagator View Post
 

I agree, the interconnect cable was a bit thin, I though, too.  Does anyone have a reasonable $$ replacement that may be a bit thicker and better quality?

 

That's why I used my Fiio interconnect and my custom cables.

post #358 of 805
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by heckofagator View Post
 

I agree, the interconnect cable was a bit thin, I though, too.  Does anyone have a reasonable $$ replacement that may be a bit thicker and better quality?



I have been looking at these cables recently (although I have not tried them yet)

Silver Plated: 

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/200959802306?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/200959830373?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649

Or you could always go for the SMSL cable we were buying for C&C BH. Keep in mind Its rather long and not very bendy.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/SMSL-3-5-3-5MM-Silver-plated-audio-cable-headphone-Amplifier-for-MP3-PC-PHONE-/290872937871?pt=US_Audio_Cable_Plugs_Jacks&hash=item43b960cd8f


Personally I purchase my cables from Onest on eBay, but his cables will run the cost of an NX1 amp. 

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/MUNDORF-Silver-Gold-jack-to-jack-stereo-cable-/281362387965?pt=UK_MP3_Player_Accessories_Cables_Adapters&hash=item41828153fd&_uhb=1


Here's the silver plated cable I have coming for my Studio V / NX1 rig.

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post #359 of 805
Me currently using this cable for usd5.50




Just bought another ..slow mail from China for USD15

post #360 of 805
Thread Starter 

May I have a link to the bottom cable pictured Wokei? =)

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