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Pictures of Your Portable Rig (part XVI)

Discussion in 'Portable Source Gear' started by ringingears, Oct 26, 2012.
  1. Mimouille

    Nope I am becoming very picky with old age...or more likely because I have tried so much. I was not even even tempted on the AK380cu. I am past paying more than a certain price for DAPs unless they are really changing the game. The JH Layla II was nice, but honestly, I would rather get a KSE1500 at that price. JH is way overpriced in my humble opinion.

    No problem. Having access to all the things to test makes you actually buy less because you can see so much stuff is overhyped.
  2. x RELIC x Contributor

    Lol, you obviously missed the sarcasm as you clearly noted you didn't buy anything. :D

    I didn't like the Layla, however, I find the Angie to sit in a pretty good price performance groove.

  3. bluchicboi
    Can anyone tell me the exact diameter of the original pad size? The base to be more exact. Thanks!
  4. x RELIC x Contributor

    For what (to be more exact)?
  5. thepooh
    Totally agree Mimouille ! I was in Hong Kong last year and got the chance to put some real fuzzy high end stuffs in my ears (of up to $6000)

    Verdict : 95% of these stuffs are overpriced but not sure if overrated as per reviews, they reflects well the pros and cons but have performances that can be found in stuffs that cost five to ten times cheaper

    It's all about branding, marketing and prestige, such as people use to buy Beats headphones at $300 because it's fashion and well advertised. In reality you can get the same SQ in headphones that cost less than $50 from unknown OEMs
  6. HiFiChris Contributor
    Cheap AGPTek B03. Clear and clean output like their A06 and C05, also less than 1.5 Ohms output impedance and quite good hiss performance.

    Interesting fact: I googled for "AGPTek RockBox" and found out that the AGPTek owner created an account on the RockBox forum and is probably going to build DAPs in the future that come with RockBox firmware as standard on their players.
  7. kkcc

    I also agree on DAPs purchase... for me the last real leap in sound quality on DAP was the hifiman 901.  Since then others had caught up in SQ and we now have many very good sounding choice that can be put in that "top tier" with different tuning/feature that may suit someone better than another.  Until there is another leap in SQ, the "battle" is really on form factor (design/built) and UI (OS/features).  IMHO something like the DP-X1 or X7 are really hitting a great spot in terms of overall performance from SQ, form, UI, and price.  

    Having said that I'm also a sucker for shiny pricey braggaworthy gears without much discipline so being in Hong Kong I fear it's just a matter of time before I get myself the next "ultimate" DAP....  that probably don't sound all that much better in the grand scheme of things over my gear du jour:

  8. Mimouille
    Get the Hisoundaudio S6.
  9. coachenzo
    My super portable music set up:
    iPhone 6s Plus with a Carbon fiber case.
    Spotify Premium downloading 320 kbit/s.
    Fidue A83 earphones with Comply tips.

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  10. palermo
    Got new cable 006 series to my F111. Sorry with no DAP, I cant effort in recent time.
  11. doc elvis
    back to the roots!  [​IMG]
  12. tituss
  13. bmichels
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  14. Wyd4
    Work may be tolerable yet.

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  15. PinkyPowers

    How does Rosie sound?

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