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Just could not resist any longer....should have my unit sometime next week :bigsmile_face:

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Just could not resist any longer....should have my unit sometime next week :bigsmile_face:

 

Haha...i am surpirsed you lasted so long!  standard or Vinnies modded?

post #3108 of 8574
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Just could not resist any longer....should have my unit sometime next week :bigsmile_face:

 

 

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Haha...i am surpirsed you lasted so long!  standard or Vinnies modded?

Me too!

post #3109 of 8574
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Originally Posted by Saraguie View Post
 

Is that $574 for a cable?

Yes a custom balanced cable for the Shure SE 846 IEM's 

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The Symbiote SP is a very nice cable.
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Left work a bit early today so went to demo SE846 with balanced cable:

 

 

A huge pity that the store was out of sxc cable or else I could do an apple-to-apple comparison cable-wise. Anyway. There are plenty of posts already on stock SE846 vs IE800, and their balanced versions generally echo the same points. For own unbalanced vs balanced, it doesn't seem to make as significant a difference for SE846 as opposed to IE800. Maybe needs a better cable to make some major differences to SE846 other than just adding more power. Conclusion is, madFloyd, it would be a tough, tough choice to you. There's no definite winner between them. To sum it up with one word, SE846 is "(more) exciting", while IE800 is "(more) emotional". SE846 loses completely in classical music category, otherwise even for a long-time Sennheiser fan like me, I might swing a slightly bit towards SE846 if emotion is not important for the piece I listen to. Might I make a silly suggestion of getting both? :P

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Is the dac in the chord Hugo better then in the Astell & Kern AK240

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Is the dac in the chord Hugo better then in the Astell & Kern AK240

Many people said yes, I believe to this question.

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The Hugo has a fpga chip not a dac inside.  But it is very good, not sure if it be suitable for use in a dap though, power consumption etc.

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Originally Posted by AmberOzL View Post

Many people said yes, I believe to this question.

I don't think they would have obvious difference tho at this level of player
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Originally Posted by archeryc View Post


I don't think they would have obvious difference tho at this level of player

 

Well it also depends on how well the amp & iem / headphone you're going to use can scale with a better source.


Edited by zachchen1996 - 5/14/14 at 9:59am
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What goes better with the AK240, HD800 or LCD-XC? What if a Hugo was used, does that change the opinion? Looking for a change of pace over iems at home.

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Has anyone try TH900 in the 2.5mm balance out and compares with the 3.5 PO? I'm seriously wanna know the answer of this! smily_headphones1.gif
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Hi everyone, I had Peter at Double Helix cables make me a USB cable that works for both my Chord Hugo and also my future Ak240 when my wallet can afford it! This cable sounds superb. Double Helix cables is now selling Astell&Kern products and they will appear on his website in the very near future.






If anyone has any questions you are more than welcome to contact Peter at Double Helix cables at the email address below.

doublehelixcables@gmail.com
Edited by WizardKnight - 5/14/14 at 6:57pm
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Just wanted to know where I can get the bluetooth remote for the AK models?
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