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Astell & Kern SR15: A&norma Impressions & Reviews

Discussion in 'Portable Source Gear' started by pitch_black, Jul 29, 2018.
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  1. montys1
    Hi thanks for the suggestion - I'll check them out. As you say just for travelling/work and listening on the beach. They work well with the SR15?
     
  2. nicodem
    Yes but it's little pointless. From phone you can get better connection with these headphones then from SR15. For Bluetooth it's just a transport.
     
  3. montys1
    My phone is an iPhone 6s Plus. 128gb.
    I have about 500gb of 16 and 24bit flacs on my SR15 with Tidal hi res too. I don’t really want my phone involved. I know the Sr15 and Sony XM3s do AptX HD. I don’t want any wires. Sorry I’m new to most of this.
     
  4. nicodem
    In this case sure it will do. But sound quality you will really get from nice wired IEM on this or standard headphones.
     
  5. montys1
    Agreed - this is purely for travelling. For home I have just bought some Elegias and a silver dragon balanced cable for the Sr15. Cable arrived today can’t wait to try it.
    Regarding IEMs I can’t stand anything in my ears!
     
    Last edited: Jul 22, 2019
  6. stoney77
    I've been using Elegias with my SR15 and they're a great combination. Did you get the silver dragon cable for your headphones or to connect your SR15 with an amp/dac?
     
  7. montys1
    Hi I ordered a balanced 5ft cable for Elegias to SR15 2.5mm male plug.

    I also ordered a 5ft cable with 2.5mm female to 6.3mm for my Anthem MRX 720 AVR so I can join them both together and listen thru the amp.

    All just for listening thru my Elegias either on the SR15 or thru my AVR. Should have made that clear sorry. Hopefully get time tonight to try it all out.
     
    Last edited: Jul 23, 2019
  8. CANiSLAYu
    Disregard. I misread.
     
    Last edited: Jul 22, 2019
  9. montys1
    No worries you had me thinking for a minute!
     
  10. CANiSLAYu
    Yep! When I read it the first time I thought you wanted to connect the SR15 to your AVR with the 2.5mm output on the SR15. I learned the hard way you get hum that way because DAPs use virtual ground since there is no ability to tie to earth ground. So you need a special cable that connects both the 2.5mm and 3.5mm output so it can pull the ground of the preamp for the 3.5mm output. So the 2.5mm to dual 3pin XLR cable I bought from Aliexpress is just collecting dust. Luckily it wasn't too expensive!
     
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  11. Amish
    I played around with the original zune that one of my friends owned. At the time I thought it was sweet. I think you’ll be very happy with the SR15. What a lovely sounding DAP.
     
    Last edited: Jul 23, 2019
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  12. imexdanny
    Hi would this be the same for when using the SR15 with any kind of additional DAC / Amps? If so I might need some guidance on what cable to get! Thanks in advance :)
     
  13. CANiSLAYu
    No, just if you want to use the balanced 2.5mm output to an external amp. Using it as a transport or just the 3.5mm SE output shouldn't have any issue.
     
  14. imexdanny
    Ok great!

    Are there any advantages to using the 2.5mm output Vs the 3.55mm? Sorry if these are silly questions haha
     
  15. noobandroid
    in iem mode, bal out has higher output, but for LO, both will just be a 2v out
     
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