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post #1816 of 2927

Just discovered a faint hum coming from my power conditioner where I have the Modi MB, my amp and CD player hooked into.  When I unplug the Modi MB, the hum vanished.  Plugged the Modi into the wall to be sure it was the culprit and sure enough, there is a faint hum coming from the wall where it is plugged into.  I wonder if it is related to the severe sound irritation coming out of my HD800 lately (hard to describe, just a very uncomfortable feeling listening to music, can't listen for very long).

 

I email Schiit about this.  Has this happened to anyone else?

post #1817 of 2927
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Originally Posted by ColtMrFire View Post
 

Just discovered a faint hum coming from my power conditioner where I have the Modi MB, my amp and CD player hooked into.  When I unplug the Modi MB, the hum vanished.  Plugged the Modi into the wall to be sure it was the culprit and sure enough, there is a faint hum coming from the wall where it is plugged into.  I wonder if it is related to the severe sound irritation coming out of my HD800 lately (hard to describe, just a very uncomfortable feeling listening to music, can't listen for very long).

 

I email Schiit about this.  Has this happened to anyone else?

 

No hum on my speaker system with the Modibit being fed USB from laptop or from optical from CD transport.

post #1818 of 2927
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Originally Posted by ColtMrFire View Post

Just discovered a faint hum coming from my power conditioner where I have the Modi MB, my amp and CD player hooked into.  When I unplug the Modi MB, the hum vanished.  Plugged the Modi into the wall to be sure it was the culprit and sure enough, there is a faint hum coming from the wall where it is plugged into.  I wonder if it is related to the severe sound irritation coming out of my HD800 lately (hard to describe, just a very uncomfortable feeling listening to music, can't listen for very long).

I email Schiit about this.  Has this happened to anyone else?
Do you have other schiit stuffs that uses the modi's wallwart?
post #1819 of 2927
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Originally Posted by ColtMrFire View Post

Just discovered a faint hum coming from my power conditioner where I have the Modi MB, my amp and CD player hooked into.  When I unplug the Modi MB, the hum vanished.  Plugged the Modi into the wall to be sure it was the culprit and sure enough, there is a faint hum coming from the wall where it is plugged into.  I wonder if it is related to the severe sound irritation coming out of my HD800 lately (hard to describe, just a very uncomfortable feeling listening to music, can't listen for very long).

I email Schiit about this.  Has this happened to anyone else?

Sounds like maybe a faulty wall wart.
post #1820 of 2927

Finally ordered a Mimby too! I wonder how much of an upgrade will it be compared to a Fiio Taishan D03K...

post #1821 of 2927
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Originally Posted by fjrabon View Post

Sounds like maybe a faulty wall wart.

Yup, they are shipping me a new one today.

I think this might have been what was causing me to have a bad listening experience recently with the HD800 since they are probably sensitive enough to pick stuff like that up.
post #1822 of 2927

My MiMBy came in the mail Monday.  Hooked it up to my Vali 2 with the HE400i.  My listening just went to a whole other level!

post #1823 of 2927
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Originally Posted by darkarn View Post

Finally ordered a Mimby too! I wonder how much of an upgrade will it be compared to a Fiio Taishan D03K...

Potentially huge upgrade depending on your headphones and amp. The d03k is great for the money, but if the rest of the chain is good, you'll be brought from a digital to musical presentation. The difference for some of my headphones has been drastic, but not as drastic as with others. Time is a really good judge though. Even if big improvements are not immediately apparent for you, I do think you start to pick up on them as you do a lot more listening. Quick a/b tests don't always work for judging sonic improvements.

But at the end of the day, I'll never go back to a d03k. Mimby has brought my system to the next level and is absolutely worth it over modi 2 uber even.

Enjoy!
Edited by 227qed - 1/11/17 at 9:55am
post #1824 of 2927
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Originally Posted by 2bxfile View Post

Looking for opinions of ranking the below USB signal reclockers/cleaners for quality and purity of signal achieved for my future Mimby to be:

USB Regen
Recovery USB Reclocker
Schiit Wyrd

Thanks

Use toslink for the cleanest sound. Glass preferably.
post #1825 of 2927

As my Mimby has been sidelined while I wait the replacement wall wart, I've had to hook up the bluray player to play CDs) in the living room to my headphone rig, and use its internal DAC.  I must say, it was easy for me to forget just how good the Modi MB is, having to make do with the DAC inside the bluray player.  The BluRay DAC is a bit like having music played into your ears, vs. the Mimby which is more like hearing recorded music in a real space.  The difference in treble is also striking... the Mimby is much smoother and closer to real life sounding.  Cymbal hits on the Bluray DAC sound almost like artificial computer noises in comparison, sharp, indistinct and fuzzy compared to the Mimby.  There is also a noticeable lack of depth and air to the soundscape with the Bluray DAC, which is crucial for classical and jazz recordings.  Needless to say, I am looking forward to plugging the Mimby back in and getting back to the business of hearing real music in real spaces.

post #1826 of 2927
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Originally Posted by ColtMrFire View Post

Yup, they are shipping me a new one today.

I think this might have been what was causing me to have a bad listening experience recently with the HD800 since they are probably sensitive enough to pick stuff like that up.
You might get lucky if they ship you more powerful version of wallwart 14VAC 1500mA
Edited by slex - 1/11/17 at 2:29pm
post #1827 of 2927
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Originally Posted by slex View Post

You might lucky if they ship you more powerful version of wallwart .

Likelihood of this happening-0%. Entertainment value of this post-priceless.
post #1828 of 2927
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Originally Posted by senorx12562 View Post

Likelihood of this happening-0%. Entertainment value of this post-priceless.
Mine was replaced with that😁. Much heavier then original.
Edited by slex - 1/11/17 at 2:32pm
post #1829 of 2927
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Originally Posted by slex View Post

You might get lucky if they ship you more powerful version of wallwart 14VAC 1500mA

 

What's the advantage?

post #1830 of 2927
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Originally Posted by ColtMrFire View Post
 

As my Mimby has been sidelined while I wait the replacement wall wart, I've had to hook up the bluray player to play CDs) in the living room to my headphone rig, and use its internal DAC.  I must say, it was easy for me to forget just how good the Modi MB is, having to make do with the DAC inside the bluray player.  The BluRay DAC is a bit like having music played into your ears, vs. the Mimby which is more like hearing recorded music in a real space.  The difference in treble is also striking... the Mimby is much smoother and closer to real life sounding.  Cymbal hits on the Bluray DAC sound almost like artificial computer noises in comparison, sharp, indistinct and fuzzy compared to the Mimby.  There is also a noticeable lack of depth and air to the soundscape with the Bluray DAC, which is crucial for classical and jazz recordings.  Needless to say, I am looking forward to plugging the Mimby back in and getting back to the business of hearing real music in real spaces.

 

What bluray player are you using?

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