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  1. mrjimmybob

    Massdrop x Alex Cavalli Tube Hybrid Amp (CTH) - Dropping Monday

    What seems to be the problem ? or what does not look nornal to you ? Here is mine.
  2. mrjimmybob

    HiFiMan HE4XX

    So is the Cavalli Tube Hybrid a good match for the HE-4XX ? Does it drive them well?, sound good ? I have heard that the CTH is better suited for high impedance headphones. I have a pair of Sennheiser HD-6XX and they match well with the CTH and with the Little Dot mk II but I doubt I can keep...
  3. mrjimmybob

    HiFiMan HE4XX

    Would the Alex Cavalli Tube Hybrid (CTH) by Massdrop be a good match for the HiFiMAN HE-4XX? What about the Little Dot mk II? What headphone amp would you recommend for these headphones? I currently have a FXAudio SQ5, an SMSL sanskrit 6 and an Allo BOSS Dac mounted on a Raspberry Pi with the...
  4. mrjimmybob

    Massdrop x Alex Cavalli Tube Hybrid Amp (CTH) - Dropping Monday

    Thank you all for the comments. I will continue comparing the Little Dot mk II with the Massdrop Cavalli CTH after giving the Cavalli some more burn-in (to that matter I think the Little Dot mk II needs burning in too!). I really do expect the Cavalli to outperform the Little Dot mk II, for...
  5. mrjimmybob

    Massdrop x Alex Cavalli Tube Hybrid Amp (CTH) - Dropping Monday

    I have just got my Cavalli CTH headphone amp from Massdrop and I am having a very hard time telling it apart from my Little Dot mk II. Both are fed by a Raspberry Pi with an Allo BOSS DAC, I am using in the testing the Sennheiser HD-6XX also from Massdrop. For the test, I swap the amps with...
  6. mrjimmybob

    Knowledge Zenith (KZ) impressions thread

    Holy cow. I just got a pair of FiiO F9 and have been comparing them to my KZ ZS5 all morning. None of them are burnt in yet, but. I find the sound to be very similar. Both are very joyfull to listen to. Nice detail, Nice highs. Nice mids. Nice lows. The FiiO F9 are much more premium than the...
  7. mrjimmybob

    FiiO F9, F9Pro-Detachable MMCX connector,Hi-Res Audio Certified,2.5mm TRRS/3.5mm audio cable

    Just got my pair of FiiO F9. I am pleased to say that, to my ears, they do NOT sound like the Kinera H3. The Kinera H3 had a very lean bass, and was very fatiguing to listen to for even short periods of time due to the spike in the highs. (this is my opinion from my experience of course). One...
  8. mrjimmybob

    Knowledge Zenith (KZ) impressions thread

    I just got my KZ ZS5 a few days ago. Really like the sound. But I cannot say they are better than the TFZ Series 5S. They sound very similar, then again, that is very impressive, a $18 earphone sounding like a $90 one. Well either that or the $90 one sounds like a $18 one (says much for one and...
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    FiiO F9, F9Pro-Detachable MMCX connector,Hi-Res Audio Certified,2.5mm TRRS/3.5mm audio cable

    Balls. Does this mean the FiiO F9 sounds similar to the Kinera H3? Just a week ago I bought the Kinera H3 and found they had very lean bass to my liking, or more precisely the highs were very more prominent than the bass, so to get to hear the bass the way I wanted the highs were blasting...
  10. mrjimmybob

    Knowledge Zenith (KZ) impressions thread

    To connect the ear piece to the cable check that the cable form factor aligns that of the ear piece. See this image: The cable has a similar shape. Also the cable has the marking L and R on the side of each connector. Sorry for the crappy drawing. Hope it helps.
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    Knowledge Zenith (KZ) impressions thread

    True, but you say, 'entry level earphones', as if they were not good. To my ears the KZ models I have (ZS3, ZST and ATE) are just as good as much more expensive ones. I prefer them to say my Audio technica IM50 that cost me over $80 or the Kinera H3 that were $99 or my Kef M200 (mainly due to...
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    FiiO F9, F9Pro-Detachable MMCX connector,Hi-Res Audio Certified,2.5mm TRRS/3.5mm audio cable

    I second that. And I dont even listen to that much music. I still have headphones or earphones I have not listened to yet. And I am buying new ones. When will I realise that the dream is dead and that I will never be sixteen again listening to Pink Floyd for the first time?. Damn my obsession...
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    FiiO F9, F9Pro-Detachable MMCX connector,Hi-Res Audio Certified,2.5mm TRRS/3.5mm audio cable

    Yes, but most issues are non decisive for me. Dynamic vs dynamic + 2 BA: Does not mean one sounds better than the other. Fixed cable or not: I could not care less so it does not lean the scale either way. Inline remote: I do not use it so it does not lean the scale either way. Balanced cable...
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    Simgot EN700 Bass Impressions & Discussion Thread

    How do the FiiO F9 hold up against the Simgot EN700 Bass ? I cannot decide between them. After just buying the Kinera H3, and finding very bass lacking I need to keep looking for a pair of IEMs to replace my current TFZ Series 5S (I am selling the Kinera H3). Would the Simgot EN700 Bass be a...
  15. mrjimmybob

    FiiO F9, F9Pro-Detachable MMCX connector,Hi-Res Audio Certified,2.5mm TRRS/3.5mm audio cable

    How do the Simgot EN700 Bass hold up against the FiiO F9 ? I cannot decide between them. After just buying the Kinera H3, and finding very bass lacking I need to keep looking for a pair of IEMs to replace my current TFZ Series 5S (I am selling the Kinera H3). Does anyone know what would be a...
  16. mrjimmybob

    Knowledge Zenith (KZ) impressions thread

    I am comparing head to head the Kinera H3 with the TFZ Series 5S, both fed by a FiiO E10K from the computer. To my ears I find them to be quite opposite in sound signature. On one side you have the TFZ Series 5S that is rather bass heavy, to an extent that it is sometimes too prominent and...
  17. mrjimmybob

    Knowledge Zenith (KZ) impressions thread

    KZ Headphones must be the worst in earphones EVER! (sarcasm). I am sitting at my desk with the following earphones in front of me: Kinera H3 ($99) Audio Technica IM50 ($80) TFZ Series 5S ($82) Sennheiser Momentums (in ear) ($99) Sennheiser CX 980 ($250) KEF M200 ($199) KZ ZS3 ($12) KZ ZST ($19)...
  18. mrjimmybob

    FiiO F9, F9Pro-Detachable MMCX connector,Hi-Res Audio Certified,2.5mm TRRS/3.5mm audio cable

    ¿Can anyone compare the FiiO F9 to the Kinera H3 or to the TZF Series 5S?. I have just bought the Kinera H3 and find them lacking in bass. ¿How is the sound signature ot the FiiO F9's?
  19. mrjimmybob

    The New Kinera H3 Triple Hybrid IEM

    Just received my Kinera H3 today. Under a first impression I find them rather bright and a bit bass anaemic. I hope that after break in they improve a bit. I must say that the fit and comfort is one of the best I have seen in a earphone. Very comfortable, and a tiny bit smaller than I expected...
  20. mrjimmybob

    Cayin N3 Hi-Res DAP with AKM4490 DAC, apt-X Bluetooth, and Line, USB & Coax Out for $150

    Thanks for the correction. I stupidly assumed that as it was not my usual micro USB android connector (or the Apple IOS connector) it was custom like old Cowon players (don't know about new Cowons).
  21. mrjimmybob

    Cayin N3 Hi-Res DAP with AKM4490 DAC, apt-X Bluetooth, and Line, USB & Coax Out for $150

    How does the Cayin N3 hold up against the xDuoo X10? Before you all go crazy and shout out "why don't you just buy the Cayin N3 and the xDuoo X10 and compare them yourself", rest assured, I have done just that. After having a FiiO X1 and wanting a little more, I bought a FiiO X5 on Amazon, but...
  22. mrjimmybob

    Sennheiser x Massdrop HD6XX Review / Preview - Head-Fi TV

      Balls. I just ordered a Little Dot mk II 4 days ago. Should I get the Crack and sell the Dot ?
  23. mrjimmybob

    Introduction and Gustard u12 question(s)

    Where would a Gustard U12 fit in my setup? if I already have the following:       Computer -> SMSL Sanskrit 6 gen DAC -> Little Dot I+ -> Headphones.   I wanted the Gustard U12 to replace the Sanskrit DAC, but I have discovered that the Gustard U12 is not a DAC (yes, I did find out AFTER...
  24. mrjimmybob

    Sennheiser x Massdrop HD6XX Review / Preview - Head-Fi TV

    I have the Senheisser HD 6XX and the xDuoo X10, in my opinion the X10 gives enough power to drive the HD 6XX,I haven't tested them extensively but on high gain and full volume it hurts my ears. I guess it depends on the recording and so on.
  25. mrjimmybob

    Review by 'mrjimmybob' on item 'Colorfly C3'

    The ColorFly C3 is a nice little DAP. With good sound quality. And is all very well if it works. But the user interface is rather bad and glitchy. My unit started doing strange things. Like flashing and skipping songs as if a button was held, it was impossible to select a song o manipulate the...
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