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  1. Robgo

    Shure SE535: Reviews and First Impressions Thread

    I owned a Fiio cable. The plug doesn't work well on things like DACs. The way it's shaped makes it so it cuts out because the jack doesn't fit in all the way. I'd been using a Fiio cable for a bit and bought a new dac. The dac started cutting out when listening so I naturally blamed the DAC...
  2. Robgo

    Shure SE535: Reviews and First Impressions Thread

      Can't see it too clearly but the cable you have with your 535's looks unusual. The stock 535 cables are either black or transparent colour while the one you have looks solid white. The stock cable is 1.6m or about 63 inches/ 5 and a quarter feet. Which is longer than most earbud cables. I'm 6...
  3. Robgo

    Shure SE535: Reviews and First Impressions Thread

      Short cable? The cable that comes with the SE535 as standard is pretty long. It should also include an extension with manual volume control. If you do purchase a new cable avoid the Fiio aftermarket cable. It's pretty bad.
  4. Robgo

    New HTC One M8 audio review

    The Shures have a more open and balanced sound. It's a pretty dramatic difference. Not a knock to the M8 headphones because they are free but they are miles apart. A tin can is a good comparison, lol. I sound like a jerk but a tin can is pretty much what they sound like in comparison.
  5. Robgo

    New HTC One M8 audio review

    I owned a cowan years ago. It was pretty nice. At the time it was the only player that could natively play flacs. This was before android all together.
  6. Robgo

    New HTC One M8 audio review

      I'm comparing it to a mid level/somewhat high end usb dac. In all honesty it sounds pretty horrible in comparison. It's still an awesome phone though and I love it. I'm being objective about things because I love the phone but the sound over headphones is nothing special. The speakers...
  7. Robgo

    New HTC One M8 audio review

    From a mid/high end audio perspective the HTC M8 headphone sound is still mediocre compared to an HRT Microstreamer but so is every other phone.
  8. Robgo

    SE530/535 Acoustic Filter Mod: More SQ improvement than cables? Dampers!

    This is the size I bought.   http://uk.mouser.com/Search/ProductDetail.aspx?R=BF-1999-000virtualkey66550000virtualkey721-BF-1999-000
  9. Robgo

    SE530/535 Acoustic Filter Mod: More SQ improvement than cables? Dampers!

      I purchased the ones that were linked in this discussion within the first 4 pages.   Please post the item numbers of the correct dimensions so I can compare.
  10. Robgo

    The Darkvoice/La Figaro 332C and 332S Impressions/Discussion Thread

    I owned a 332 Darkvoice and HD650's a few years ago. I used Ulyanovsk tubes (after a lot of experimenting). I also had a soundcard that allowed changing the opamps (forget what it was called but I also experimented changing multiple opamps) but I was able to make a really enjoyable sound with...
  11. Robgo

    What's a good step up from SE535?

      I really want to thank you for posting this. I knew what you were saying all along but was deluding myself. I can buy a much better kit for quality at half the price as long as I don't decide to go portable. I can have a home kit for super qaulity (still cheaper than flagship iem's) and have...
  12. Robgo

    Android phones and USB DACs

    Fiio e5, e7, e11, FiiO RC-SE1 cable. They were all totally unusable to me. I listened to them for a second and knew I had to return them because they were crap. I owned the headphone cables for a month and they were also terrible and I'm glad if I could be rid of them. I'll go into detail since...
  13. Robgo

    Android phones and USB DACs

        They are shoddy though and don't sound very good. They have really good marketing. I will give them that.
  14. Robgo

    What's a good step up from SE535?

    Yeah. I am thinking I can buy a pair of HD650 and a decent tube amp with beautiful ulyanovsk tubes for the same price as a flagship IEM. I may as well do that. Just keep the best for home and just keep the something I have pretty good for on the go.
  15. Robgo

    What's a good step up from SE535?

    haha, yeah I buy this stuff overseas. I bought my HRT Microstreamer from US and paid about £89 for it and £14 shipping. If I bought it from a local retailer I'd have paid £189. I am taking that into consideration. Basically I want to spend £350 but if it's really worth it I will save a bit more...
  16. Robgo

    What's a good step up from SE535?

    I'm sort of in the market for new IEM's. I've owned my SE535 a couple of years now and they have done me well but I'm looking for a bit more now. I've modded my SE535 with the grey damper and get more clarity now and I like that. but I want a bit more low end without sacrificing impact or...
  17. Robgo

    Android phones and USB DACs

        It's meant to be this way. I had a moto g and now have an htc m8 and both play media/audio through the dac and notifications are sent to the speaker. This is especially true when you are using USB Audio Player PRO and preferable IMO. Volume, in my case, must be controlled through USB Audio...
  18. Robgo

    Android phones and USB DACs

        How are you controlling volume? My dacs worked on both a moto x and htc m8 without uapp but the volume is so loud that it isn't practical not to use uapp.  I guess the pico has analog volume control so nevermind. 
  19. Robgo

    Android phones and USB DACs

    The oneplus one is no good because it doesn't have expandable SD storage. I put off buying anything for a while because of that phone until I learned about it's specifications. For a phone that's aimed at people who like tech specs and tweaking around with their phones, it's a really strange...
  20. Robgo

    HRT MicroStreamer

      Just to reply to and correct my own problem.   It was a problem with the fiio cable. I went back to a stock shure cable and it works perfectly now. 
  21. Robgo

    New HTC One M8 audio review

      I had an iphone 4 before purchasing a Lumia 920, then a Moto G, then finally an HTC M8 over the last couple of years. Being forced to use itunes alone should stop anyone in their tracks of using one for music. Terrible experience .   "please update your itunes" every time you want to upload...
  22. Robgo

    SE530/535 Acoustic Filter Mod: More SQ improvement than cables? Dampers!

    I have the fiio cable. TBH it's not very good. It's very stiff and has bad microphonics because of the design. It also doesn't work very well with my dac because the way the plug is designed.    I tested it next to the stock shure cable for sound quality. It's probably placebo but I thought...
  23. Robgo

    New HTC One M8 audio review

    How do you enable tunnelling just out of curiosity? I have my m8 rooted with elementalx kernel. Haven't seen any option for it. Using my HRT microstreamer I get acceptable battery life but if I were out longer than 10 hours or so I'd want to bring a portable charger with me in my bag.
  24. Robgo

    Shure SE535: Reviews and First Impressions Thread

      When I do EQ I bump the bass and high to high mid frequencies but generally I prefer the overall sound without EQ. 
  25. Robgo

    New HTC One M8 audio review

    I bought an M8 recently. While it sounds alright and probably much better than other mobile devices, it's definitely not as nice sounding as my HRT Microstreamer. Even with boom sound turned off it's still too boomy/thick sounding. I'm just glad I can now store 70+ gigs of flac files now, Volume...
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