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post #601 of 4001
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Originally Posted by Baycode View Post
 

 

Your statement -which I underline and make it bold- should be taken in to account for any newcomer.

 

B3 is a kind of IEM which is capable of growing with the 'ear-matureness' and equipment upgrades.

 

But it would be good to provide some source and amp matches, especially for those on the budget...

Everything is relative : I have spent last day or so searching for DSD256 "anything" - specially for the recorder.  So far, only Merging Horus seems to be available :

http://www.emerginguk.com/?portfolio=horus

If I *ever* hope to scrape together that kind of money for a recorder, I can not trifle money on amps, etc - can I ?

 

Here, the old saying about post (prices)  holds more than true: Take care of the ounces, pounds will take care of themselves !

 

As for the Havi B3 Pro Old Version - on a well done sound of a  recent(ish) movie, they are capable of fooling you of "being there". That realistic. It is impossible to expect a low priced amp to hold candle to the Havi - loud ; maybe yes - real high resolution - most unlikely.

 

But nothing would please me more than being proven wrong. Except, for the above reason, I can not participate in the hunt for the inexpensive commercially available amp. For those who can solder - please see my previous post(s).

post #602 of 4001

I got my Havi b3 for a week now, because of the praising amongst others you have been given them.

 

Out of the box, they did not sound good with my Galaxy s2 (voodoo louer) and s4. After some hours they they sounded OK. After a couple of days they sounded better (so burn-in is needed), but nothing like my Beyerdynamic mmx101 (from memory, now they are broken). Therefore I ordered the Topping NX1 as many mentioned they need proper amping to sound good.

 

So I tried them yesterday through my Iphone 3gs and the Topping NX1 and now they sound fantastic. The soundstage depth and width is huge and the clarity is really good. I cant believe 75 euro's can offer this kind of sound quality.

 

So who thinks the Havi does not sound good, don't give up, but look for a good source and amp. The Topping NX1 is for me perfect, budget-friendly solution. 

post #603 of 4001
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Originally Posted by pokiekokie View Post
 

I got my Havi b3 for a week now, because of the praising amongst others you have been given them.

 

Out of the box, they did not sound good with my Galaxy s2 (voodoo louer) and s4. After some hours they they sounded OK. After a couple of days they sounded better (so burn-in is needed), but nothing like my Beyerdynamic mmx101 (from memory, now they are broken). Therefore I ordered the Topping NX1 as many mentioned they need proper amping to sound good.

 

So I tried them yesterday through my Iphone 3gs and the Topping NX1 and now they sound fantastic. The soundstage depth and width is huge and the clarity is really good. I cant believe 75 euro's can offer this kind of sound quality.

 

So who thinks the Havi does not sound good, don't give up, but look for a good source and amp. The Topping NX1 is for me perfect, budget-friendly solution. 

This sounds very promising, great initiative!

 

And: Welcome to head-fi, sorry about your wallet :beerchug:

post #604 of 4001
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Originally Posted by waynes world View Post
 

 

I'm still hoping that someone can report on how the B3 does off of the C&C BH amp. Someone? Anyone?

yes, the B3 and the BH amp are matched beautifully. I'm listening to it with both LF and SF switched off, the sound stage is very very wide and deep.

post #605 of 4001
Thread Starter 

So far so good we are getting the inputs for budget solutions ;)

post #606 of 4001

Nice to hear that decent budget solutions for powering B3 exist :L3000: .

post #607 of 4001
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Originally Posted by 7cents View Post
 

yes, the B3 and the BH amp are matched beautifully. I'm listening to it with both LF and SF switched off, the sound stage is very very wide and deep.

DO IT waynes world :D

post #608 of 4001
Wayne is waning....wilting....worn down, :-)
post #609 of 4001
Thread Starter 

36.70 USD (NX1) + 59 USD (B3 Pro1) = 95.7 USD    ....mmm under 100 USD for a complete, portable package ;)

 

...not bad :evil:

 

Topping NX1

http://www.dx.com/p/topping-nx1-headphone-amplifier-for-mp3-mp4-cellphone-tablet-pc-black-294594#.U47-eijyAtU

 

B3 Pro1

http://penonaudio.com/HAVI-B3-PRO

post #610 of 4001
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Originally Posted by Baycode View Post
 

36.70 USD (NX1) + 59 USD (B3 Pro1) = 95.7 USD    ....mmm under 100 USD for a complete, portable package ;)

 

...not bad :evil:

 

Topping NX1

http://www.dx.com/p/topping-nx1-headphone-amplifier-for-mp3-mp4-cellphone-tablet-pc-black-294594#.U47-eijyAtU

 

B3 Pro1

http://penonaudio.com/HAVI-B3-PRO

Dat NX1, so cheap.  Cheaper than JDS Labs CMOY. Any specifics on the NX1?  Does it have low gain to do well with IEMs, and not cause hiss?  Also, is the output impedance very low(hopefully close to zero)?

 

Anyway Baycode, I saw your concert pictures.  It's nice breath of fresh air to see that.  I see you are passionate about sound.  

post #611 of 4001
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Originally Posted by Baycode View Post
 

36.70 USD (NX1) + 59 USD (B3 Pro1) = 95.7 USD    ....mmm under 100 USD for a complete, portable package ;)

 

...not bad :evil:

 

Topping NX1

http://www.dx.com/p/topping-nx1-headphone-amplifier-for-mp3-mp4-cellphone-tablet-pc-black-294594#.U47-eijyAtU

 

B3 Pro1

http://penonaudio.com/HAVI-B3-PRO

Do you think it's worth upgrading if I'm having E11 + B3 Pro?

 

I'm looking forward to Geek Stream.

post #612 of 4001
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by SilverEars View Post
 

Dat NX1, so cheap.  Cheaper than JDS Labs CMOY. Any specifics on the NX1?  Does it have low gain to do well with IEMs, and not cause hiss?  Also, is the output impedance very low(hopefully close to zero)?

 

Anyway Baycode, I saw your concert pictures.  It's nice breath of fresh air to see that.  I see you are passionate about sound.  

Thanks SiverEars :beerchug:      Yes one of my passion is sound...

 

 

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Originally Posted by pokenguyen View Post
 

Do you think it's worth upgrading if I'm having E11 + B3 Pro?

 

I'm looking forward to Geek Stream.

 

We need input of @bhazard here. He already have B3's and NX1's. Also Peter123 is going to receive his NX1 in a couple of days. For me it will take about 20-30 days to arrive... I have E11 as well. So for a direct comparison you have to wait for that time...

post #613 of 4001

Keep the impressions going guys (:

I just finished a session with the Geek Out 450 --> B3. You might think it was blissful... yea it was... until I blasted my ears for the 40938523 time ):

post #614 of 4001
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by gyx11 View Post
 

Keep the impressions going guys (:

I just finished a session with the Geek Out 450 --> B3. You might think it was blissful... yea it was... until I blasted my ears for the 40938523 time ):


Is the problem with the GeekOut  software based? If so, why they don't care about that? It couldn't be hard to solve it with an update?

 

Can you compare this combo with your other SS and/or tube amps (if you have so)?   (I mean synergy of B3 with other amps compared to GeekOut)


Edited by Baycode - 6/4/14 at 4:41am
post #615 of 4001
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Originally Posted by Baycode View Post
 


Is the problem with the GeekOut  software based? If so, why they don't care about that? It couldn't be hard to solve it with an update?

 

Can you compare this combo with your other SS and/or tube amps (if you have so)?   (I mean synergy of B3 with other amps compared to GeekOut)

It's software/firmware based, and they're working on it. They're going to open new campaign with Geek Stream with same sq as Geek Out, but it's battery powered (compete with Fiio E18, C5D).

 

Btw, I'm having good fit with the included S double-flange, the insertion is deep and comfortable. Is this the recommended Senheiser tips?


Edited by pokenguyen - 6/4/14 at 5:07am
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