MASS-Kobo Headphone Amp. model404
Oct 31, 2018 at 10:07 PM Post #61 of 98

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If anyone is interested, I am thinking about letting go of my 404. Nothing wrong but I just sold my Utopia's, and I have a Model 394 which is now my go-to amp for the 1266 phi.

Also selling a second Model 394 if you're interested in the high-power, even more clean big brother of the 404 :)
 
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Any Comparisons with ifi line of portable DAC/Amps? Particularly the ifi micro BL and ifi ICAN SE

There's not much of a contest. As a pure headphone the 404 drives most large cans better than the ICAN Pro. The ICAN isn't as linear in the treble though although density isn't on par with the 404.

The 424 I have not had a chance to test. I was fairly impressed with the ICAN SE - more so than the ICAN Pro.
 
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Just bought myself a masskobo 424 after a long demo with my Fitear Titan which pair very well. Connection cable and earphone cable are by crystal cable and carbon connector are all from Furutech.
 
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Just bought myself a masskobo 424 after a long demo with my Fitear Titan which pair very well. Connection and earphone cable are by crystal cable and carbon connector are all from Furutech.

I am very interested. Does it pair well with WM1Z? How does it affect the WM1Z sound? Why did you chose 424 over 428, since 428 is 4.4?
 
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I am very interested. Does it pair well with WM1Z? How does it affect the WM1Z sound? Why did you chose 424 over 428, since 428 is 4.4?
I have compare the 424 and 428 side by side, it sounds very similar but I feel the 4pin connector is somehow higher quality than the 4.4 in 428 which are making like the sound 2-3% better also I can use other headphones terminated in 4pin xlr in office now. Although this set up is not quite portable still sound better and weight less then the new portable station Sony DMPZ1.
The 424is a very clean sounding amp with good power, so it just enlarge the Wm1z sound which is rich and powerful from bass to high, i didn’t choose the new Sony because it doesn’t have enough power to drive big cans when the masskobo 404/424/428 have enough power to drive even the abyss 1266 phi cc and my akg k1000
 
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Just bought myself a masskobo 424 after a long demo with my Fitear Titan which pair very well. Connection cable and earphone cable are by crystal cable and carbon connector are all from Furutech.
Also the designer from Mass Kobo told me if I use the 428, I have to plug the 4.4 to both 4.4 and 3.5 (for ground) of the WM1Z. Is it different with 424?
 
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Also the designer from Mass Kobo told me if I use the 428, I have to plug the 4.4 to both 4.4 and 3.5 (for ground) of the WM1Z. Is it different with 424?
i am now asking him in facebook, but no reply yet
 

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