1. altaxc

    high end IEM or mid range w/ amp?

    Hi all! I'm pretty new to high end headphones and am thinking about switching to a pair of IEMs (because at school I can't always have a hefty pair of over-ear) and I have two ideas. 1)buy a good quality westone IEM and run it through my laptop or 2) get a pair of etymotic IEMs and a...
  2. isao2k8

    iBasso DX100 Reference DAP - ES9018 inside

  3. twjroe

    Newbie seeking advice!

    Hi,   I'm new to the site and new to the world of full size headphones. I was hoping people might be kind enough to offer some advice on what my first pair should be.   I've always appreciated good quality headphones and for most of the last decade have always opted for mid range...
  4. BerryTwoC

    Need help choosing CIEMs for female vocals, mostly in pop/ballad/rock genre.

    Hello ! I've decided to replace my existing universals, and will be transitioning to CIEMs, need some recommendations..   Here are some more details...   Budget : My budget will be about US$1450. This doesn't include the costs of ear impressions and shipping.   Usage : I'll be mainly...
  5. RubiksKid

    New Hi-Fier Upgrading from S4i

    I am looking for something more balanced in terms of frequency range. Before S4is i used some Koss branded ones that i liked for about 50$ and their bass clarity (for 50$) sounded pretty good. I was looking at D2ks and maybe D5ks but I'm going by the general advice to invest in a "full" setup...
  6. Superma

    How Do you Test Headphones to see if They Are Good?

    Again, I'm a noob at this whole headphone thing. And being unsatisfied with beats after seeing the wide range of better/ the actual possibilities of headphones, I'm wondering how do people test a pair of headphones to see if they are "good"?    I don't really know how, and all I do is use...
  7. goodvibes

    Nocturnal Hybrid IEM and cable Tour.

    A Nocturnal IEM and cable tour has begun with shotgunshane as first member after myself to receive them.  Here's a list of members on the list to receive these so far: Shotgunshane Hiflight  Idiosynchro_24, Winter. After the 1st couple reviews, more US members can be added.   The...
  8. R

    iBasso D55 DAC/Amp...anyone used it?

    This is on their Hibino/Japan website.  It seems like exactly what I'm looking for, using an AKM DAC (I'm just not a fan of the handful of Wolfson devices I've used)  I did a search for D55 on here, and turned up nothing surprisingly.  Looks like you can get them on Amazon also, and its listed...
  9. Nirmalanow

    Two headphones at once? An utterly natural crossfeed effect

    I happen to love trying out weird and different things, as evidenced by my setup a few years back which was a bit unusual to say the least. It included an Echofone which is a kind of super-tweeter for headphones as I described here...
  10. IaHawkeye

    Which DAP pairs best with Roxanne's?

    As the topic suggests, I have a pair of JH Roxanne's that I am currently using in conjunction with a Iphone5...I am a subscriber to Beats audio app and love it (this is similar to lose less music, correct?) and am looking to upgrade my dap to bring out the perfectness of the Roxanne's I'm not a...
  11. project86

    REVIEW: HiFi ET MA9 - a new reference level DAP

              Higher end DAPs are popping up more frequently these days. There's the HiFiMAN HM-801 and HM-60x series, the iBasso DX100, iRiver AK100, Colorfly C4, and then the lesser known Chinese releases like the QLS QA350, iHiFi812 and iHiFi960. Obviously the demand exists for these...
  12. coke2566

    how can i input music to the DX100 / Hdp-r10 with Mac OS X?!

    Im gonna buy a new Hdp-r10 DAP but i don't know how to put music into the player   As in i cannot find any links to download Foobar (Mac version), and i don't know any other kinds of software that can be used.   Or can i just drap the music from iTunes to the player?!   Anyone knows?! Any...
  13. zeiter

    Ibasso still in business ?

    Does anybody know if Ibasso are still in business ? Their web site is still operational, but they're not answering emails. I emailed last week ( using their internal form ) looking for a PB2, and still no answer, I emailed this week for a battery replacement  for a DX100, again no answer. ...
  14. jaganeee

    Ibasso dx100 vs CLAS DB + Rx MK3 B

    i am in little bit confusion to buy either standalone Ibasso dx100 or CLAS DB + Rx MK3 B for my Sennheiser HD650 i am having ibasso dx50 and ipod touch as a source with me. any other setup is also welcome.
  15. zeiter

    DX100 with PB2 impressions ?

    Anybody combined the PB2 with DX100 ? If so, what were your impressions?
  16. gamefreak054

    Project Ember Tube Rolling

    Project Ember Tube Rolling   UPDATES: 2/5/2014- Blackburn Mullard 12AT7, France Philips Miniwatt 12AT7, and Holland Bugleboy 6DJ8 2/2/2014- Other Members Impressions Section Added     Intro: I just received my tube amp and did several hours of tube rolling. I could not decide if I...
  17. willitblend

    Just how good can a portable DAP be?

    I've noticed some DAPs go from $1000-$2,000. My question is just how good are expensive DAPs? What kind of headphones would be used with a $1000 or $2000 DAP?
  18. levinhatz

    Portable audiophile DAP with lots of avail disk space?

    Hi folks,   Starting a new thread as I actually don't see one on this topic. I'm beginning to look for a portable digital audio player of some kind with a good DAC inside it and can hold (and play) 160GB+ worth of hi-res music files, be it via flash memory or otherwise. So far the only choice...
  19. dikkiedirk

    Which Android devices are NOT capped at 16/44.1 and can do TRUE HD Audio?

    As I read in the Neutron FAQ Android is capped at 16/44.1. There seem to be devices like the DX100, LG G2 and Galaxy Note 3 that aren't capped. Are there more phones (ie Galaxy S4) or tablets that aren't capped so resampling isn't needed? Or can this cap be removed by rooting the device and...
  20. jamato8

    DX90. 2X Sabre,1st page: Downloads, info&inst. . ! Lurker0 FW Mod link 1st page !!. .NEW FW! 2.3.0 . . . . .

    To upgrade to the FW, you download from the link, plug the DX90 via the USB to your computer. when the DX90 shows up, place the opened file with the .img and place this on the internal memory of the DX90. If there is a previous .img, put that in the trash of your computer and empty the trash. I...
  21. zeiter

    Increasing HP sensitivity about 5db, does it make a real diference ?

    I asked this question under another thread, and got no reply. Let me put it another way. Would 5db difference in  HP sensitivity make a noticeable difference ? Or do I have to go , let's say 10 db, or more  and that's to be used with a portable player. My 91db  headphones don't sound great with...
  22. PCWar

    Vivo Xplay 3S with ESS9018 and OPA2604

    Impressed by the rumors of the specs for the next Vivo flagship    http://www.gsmarena.com/renders_of_vivo_xplay_3s_and_its_qhd_screen_leak-news-7388.php
  23. Aktersnurra

    Moving from speakers to headphones only (HD800) - to DAC or not to DAC.

  24. zeiter

    Headphones, going from 91db to 96 db, would it make a noticeable difference with a DAP ?

    I just received my DX100 DAP, and I like it a lot. I got it based on many reviews here and there that it could drive the LCD-3, and I did not want a player with an amp attached. Anyway , it does drive my LCD-3  ( they're 45 ohms ) but unlike some reviews " with authority, ideal, etc...) I find...
  25. brok

    recommended player with line out and bluetooth output, support for microSD?

    I'm on the market looking to buy an MP3 player with very good sound quality and specific features: it has to have line out output, support bluetooth streaming and take microSD cards. I think ibasso DX100 would probably fit the bill, but it costs about twice as much as I'm willing to spend. Also...