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Pictures of Your Portable Rig (part XVI)

Discussion in 'Portable Source Gear' started by ringingears, Oct 26, 2012.
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  1. ButtUglyJeff
    First to post....lol
    Congrats on the get...
  2. SkyBleu

    Yes very good indeed:)

    The J3 looks very wide in the picture due to the perspective, I'd assume.

    Out of those two rigs, which do you prefer more?
  3. skalkman
    Just found my old pair of Pioneer HDJ-1000 and are giving them a listen through my FiiO X3.
    Waiting for a FiiO E12 to pair up with my Beyerdynamic DT770 Pro 250Ω.
  4. ButtUglyJeff
    Were you trying different batteries for sound quality?  Don't lie, you were..........lol
    SkyBleu likes this.
  5. SkyBleu

    You made my day, haha.

    "Cleaner" power, my friend! :p
  6. Hobgoblinpie
    It depends on what I want. If I'm looking for the most detailed, the DX50 by itself wins out. Detailed with a wide soundstage, the J3+E12 and DX50+E12 are comparable, though DX50+E12 is still better imo. The DX50 by itself doesn't sound closed in, but the E12 sounds wider, though the DX50 is more detailed and separates instruments better (this may sound counterintuitive, but it makes sense in my mind). 
    I wouldn't really use the E11 for anything now, besides as a cheap carry around. If someone I know complains about low headphone volume in person, I'll probably give it to them. The E11 was really just so the J3 had something to sit on in this photo lol.
    The DX50 + E12 is not worse than the DX50 by itself, but the wide soundstage of the DX50 sacrifices sound of the sharpness of the DX50. When I'm listening to music before I fall to sleep, I'd rather have the wide soundstage and smoother sound, but when I'm fully awake I'd rather have the DX50 by itself.
    I kind of glad that this is the conclusion, as I only recently bought the E12, and this has given it some use (as well as use with the J3).
  7. skalkman
    Lovely setups my good sir!
  8. CosmicHolyGhost
    Thanks for the comparison as I am also interested the synergy between E12 and DX50, much appreciated ... However, I really cannot go back to J3 after using AK100 then X3 and now DX50...especially when I feel that so much detail is being missed out on the J3... Also, the EQ feels pointless... this is just really my opinion, I do rock my J3 in the gym occasionally.
  9. Hobgoblinpie
    I used the EQ to help out my earphones. They were a pair of Sennheiser CX550 - pretty good, but way too fragile. Had them about 6 months of light use before they gave in, so I switched to a pair of ATH-ES55 and never looked back. I've never used the X3 or AK100, but the DX50 is definitely more detailed than the J3. The DX50 + E12 is not a bad pair. For casual listening I actually prefer it, because it's less fatiguing (as smoother sound always is). With my K550s, the DX50 is sharp, and surprisingly sometimes sibilant. Not painfully so, but 'ch', 'tch', 's' and 'z' sounds are more noticeable without the E12 than with it. With the E12 it isn't 'undetailed', just a bit less detailed than without it. Really the E12 just helps balance between width and detail. Plus you have the easy bass boost if you should require it.
  10. CosmicHolyGhost
    Good stuff, thanks for the detailed info.. I also order the ltd. ed E12, it should be fun to try the opamp rolling..
  11. SkyBleu

    Ahh, so judging from that, I guess it could be said that the instrumental separation and detailing is a bit aggressive?

    I agree with the E11 part, haha. It's seems more like a paper weight at times for me.

    Anyways, the DX50 and E12 sounds like quite the package with a few minor sacrifices for buttery smoothness.
  12. Mimouille
    Let me tell you this combo kicks ass. Hifiman 901 balanced amp card + Flat-4 Kaede = crazy soundstage and clarity.
  13. CosmicHolyGhost

    But Kaede isnt available... I got a frd to call up Fujiya to confirm..i have a question meaning to ask, is it possible to recable these iem?
  14. Mimouille
    I would never take the risk to recable such a precious iem. I think there is one for sale on the FS forum now.
  15. CosmicHolyGhost
    Thanks for the pointer... I am going to Tokyo soon so I will try my luck there first... I only wish I could one day no longer need to look at price tag before purchase...
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