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  1. BelialSeraph

    Fiio X5 3rd gen || 2x AKM 4490 || Balanced Out || DSD || DXD | DTS | Android || Dual Card Slot

    So I ended up picking up the X5 over a week ago far so good! I didn't get to root the device yet so I've been using the latest firmware and it has been very stable so far with the Fiio app (3.0.9). Folder browsing has been smooth with 2 SD cards in use, which is pretty much all I needed lol
  2. BelialSeraph

    Fiio X5 3rd gen || 2x AKM 4490 || Balanced Out || DSD || DXD | DTS | Android || Dual Card Slot

    Hi, I just wanted to ask current X5 owners whether the player is stable if just playing music with the fiio music app (with latest firmware and music app version)? I have a chance to buy one sealed at a decent price so wanted to ask before going for it. My use case will be listening to my...
  3. BelialSeraph

    Headphone Sightings 2

    Saw someone in the library in campus earlier with a Shure IEM, not sure which model but it may have been the 215. Speaking of library encounters though, I remember seeing someone with the Senn HD598 earlier this year
  4. BelialSeraph

    Grado Fan Club!

    Canada; none of the headphone stores here received them yet (they have the HE-560 though). And that's awesome man, enjoy your new toys tomorrow     Indeed! I've tried so many other good cans but the Grado sound sig just keeps me from jumping the gun everytime lol
  5. BelialSeraph

    Grado Fan Club!

    I don't even know when we're getting them here, after a lot of delays they supposedly would've been here by Oct 1 but well y'know Considering the headphones you own, I'm really looking forward to your comparisons!
  6. BelialSeraph

    Grado Fan Club!

    Would the RS2 be less aggressive than the RS1? For metal I found the RS1 to be the best I've heard, but for Japanese pop it felt too bright with the L-cush, and too forward with the S-cush. Thinking of upgrading, but the RS1 is out of my budget!  D:
  7. BelialSeraph

    What are the most comfortable headphones regardless of price and sound quality?

    Senn HD650 and Shure 1840 for me, with the HD598, Beyer DT880 and maybe the HifiMan HE-560 as runner ups
  8. BelialSeraph

    Need help choosing first decent headphone

    I tried both with JPop; personally for female vocals alone, I think the HD598 has the edge due to its smooth treble, spacious soundstage yet mid-centric sound that emphasizes the vocals. I find the DT880's brightness and wide soundstage to be an odd combination for JPop (yea the genre does have...
  9. BelialSeraph

    Need help choosing first decent headphone

    I second KG Jag's advice. I've had a chance to audition both the HD598 and DT880, and they both have the soundstage...very comfortable as well. Female vocals sounded nice on the DT880 (unlike its little brother DT770), but it felt like the bass and treble were boosted relative to the mids. Not...
  10. BelialSeraph

    bassy headphones for jpop and jrock under 100

    What about the UE4000? The sound signature is quite warm to me - nice well extended bass, and recessed treble so poor recordings don't sound too harsh (i.e. certain Fripside songs). The mids don't feel recessed at all, which makes them a contender for this genre of music methinks. Weaknesses...
  11. BelialSeraph

    The FiiO X1 Discussion and Help and Support Thread |192K/24B|100mW | LO | inline remote

    Glad to hear that James! So I'm assuming that means the battery life gets a slight extension then? How is everyone's experience with the battery life? (its a priority for me, and from what I've read its already a solid device in terms of SQ) Seems like I'm on the road to owning another FiiO...
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    Looking for a new pair of headphones.

    TBH I can't really recommend the HE-400 because of the recessed midrange. For me, Jpop sounds best with headphones with forward mids.   As for recommendations, there's the AD1000X. I haven't listened to one, but I've been seeing some users claim that it (along with the flagship AD2000X) are...
  13. BelialSeraph

    Pictures of Your Portable Rig (part XVI)

    Got hit by boredom while studying so here's the setup I'm running: UE4000 + Sansa Fuze/E12 The E12's sound sig (slightly bright of neutral) makes it a great pair with the UE4000 imo As you can see it's normally an itouch/e12 stack but not only did I forget to charge it, I also forgot the LOD...
  14. BelialSeraph

    Sennheiser HD 598 Impressions Thread

    Nice. I quite liked the 598 when i auditioned it - not quite as much as the shure 1840, but I preferred it over the HD650. I consider the 650 as one of the best all rounders I've heard but it didn't feel like it sounded as good as the 598 when it comes to female vocals (though the 650 had the...
  15. BelialSeraph

    Sennheiser HD 598 Impressions Thread

    Just wondering how do these headphones sound with a tube amp?
  16. BelialSeraph

    FiiO E12 Review

    I have the same question too; the L9 somewhat blocks the volume pot, while the L3 is too lengthy. ALO Green Line LOD is short and also looks nice, but expensive...
  17. BelialSeraph

    Colorfly C3 Discussion Thread

    Ah I see that's good, so it still has some potential for me then. Cause my clip became clip-less recently and I'm doing some scouting for a possible replacement/upgrade. Would use this as a pure shuffle player :P Anyways, I know you said that the battery life is decent, but do you have any...
  18. BelialSeraph

    Colorfly C3 Discussion Thread

    Hello C3 enthusiasts, just two quick questions: can the C3 shuffle songs on an SD card? How's the battery life?
  19. BelialSeraph

    Headphone Sightings 2

    Just about the usual, ATH-M50s if its not beats, bose or apple earbuds lol. Though recently I've been seeing more V-Moda M100s...maybe the M50 crowd is starting to upgrade?
  20. BelialSeraph

    FiiO X7 | DXD | DSD | 384K/64B | ESS9018+ Android | WiFi | Bluetooth | 4 AMP modules | Balanced Out |

    Would be nice if there were two X7 variants (like one with the wireless features and the other without). Still a player to look forward to though!
  21. BelialSeraph

    best portable mp3 player for my VModa m100

    I second this. I don't know how easy it is to find a Cowon player, but from what I've read the Sony players have good battery life as well (E-series should be within your price range). Doesn't last as long as a cowon, but still a contender. IPods have decent battery from my experience (iPod...
  22. BelialSeraph

    Can't decided between the Fidelio X1, HD598, or HD600

    I know you said you already narrowed it down to those few headphones, but if you'll be listening to some jpop, I think you should audition a Grado headphone if you get a chance to. I use a Grado SR125i and I personally enjoy it for both metal and jpop. Very forward sound, good mids, punchy bass...
  23. BelialSeraph

    If your primary headphone broke today, would you buy another?

    If my sr-125i broke.....well then it must be a sign to upgrade! :D My outdoor beaters (UE4000) on the other hand, I hope would outlast my grado; I'd rather have the money go to my home "rig" than another one haha Sent from my SGH-I257M using Tapatalk