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Originally Posted by chargerz919 View Post

Just bought a pair of Klipsch S4i Rugged, they are pretty bassy with my iphone EQ turned off and they highs are pretty sharp. I have read that these IEMs get significantly better after burn in. Anyone happen to know about how long the burn in period on these will take? Thinking of just hooking them up to an iPod over the weekend and letting them play.

I also can't wait for the Comply Tx-100 to come in. These rubber tips irritate my ears so quick. mad.gif
I have the Klipsch Promedia IEM's, the first iteration of that design from Klipsch, and they get a lot less harsh after 10-20 hours of burn in and continue to improve right up to about 100 hours. YMMV. They won't ever lose the brightness but they will sound much much better over time. The mid-bass hump will still exist as well but it will reduce and bleeding into the mids will reduce as well. Your iPod plan would work quite well. The comply tips should ever so slightly alter the sound as well.
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So it seems the freebie process will go like this:

1. 07/04 - July 4th - Senheisser HH10 Headphone Stand(?)
2. 08/27 - HEC Birthday - CAL headphones
3. 11/26 - Thanksgiving - Superlux HD681 headphones
4. 12/25 - Christmas - JVC HARX700 headphones
I'll see about getting any budding audio lovers to join this summer so they can get in on one of the headphone giveaways...that is if they don't cave and buy some for themselves!
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My experience with the 80 ohms is as follows:
Ainol Spark (chinese retina/android tablet) - Dear god it sucks so bad.
SGalaxy S1 - It was "ok". Although wasn't able to test much because it died. The headphone jack I mean.
Oppo Find5 (phone) - Pretty darn good.

And I mainly listen to metal.
Mine were well burnt in, and I'd guess the Oppo phone is above average in the headphone amp department. I used to love my DT770's, but one day I sorta just realized there was no mid range. I craved for richer, fuller mids. HE-300's handle that quite well.
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Hi guys, as this is by far the most visited thread in the subforum, please address your concerns about Simca to me via PM and why I need to update the Recommended Audio thread without a trace of him/her.

Thanks.
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If you feel like there should be a new list or maintainer or whatever else, I don't really see a need to overwrite the old stuff. Just start a new thread and keep the old list and descriptions as it is there for reference (i.e. some people will still want to go back and reference it, even if it's just to find the name of something that was mentioned). And no need to lock it either, if you do that.
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can't you just close it so peoples post counts don't get messed up and start a new one? [Official] OCN Recommended Audio Products?
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Yes I can do all that but provide me with reasons to via PM as well, I was out of the loop while I was away. Thanks.
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Hi guys, as this is by far the most visited thread in the subforum, please address your concerns about Simca to me via PM and why I need to update the Recommended Audio thread without a trace of him/her.

Thanks.

Wait, Simca runs http://www.overclock.net/t/1014902/ocns-most-recommended-audio-products not this thread, right?

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Wait, Simca runs http://www.overclock.net/t/1014902/ocns-most-recommended-audio-products not this thread, right?
correct.
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what cans do you own?
MMX2
DT770 Pro 80 ohm
Superlux HD681Evo
And in *checks his watch* 3 hours a Hifiman HE-400. Or something similar (you never know if I find a diamond).

And as the worst item I have ever bought, a Tritton 5.1 headset. It always makes me depressed when I remember that I actually bought that piece of turd.
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MMX2
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And in *checks his watch* 3 hours a Hifiman HE-400. Or something similar (you never know if I find a diamond).

And as the worst item I have ever bought, a Tritton 5.1 headset. It always makes me depressed when I remember that I actually bought that piece of turd.

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Yeah, O2/ODAC is good if you don't mind the kind of inelegance of the setup (in terms of connectors, plugs, not sonically) as a kind of desktop or portable unit.

I was looking at NWavguy's blog:

http://nwavguy.blogspot.com/2011/11/objective-desktop-amp-oda-dac.html

 

And it notes that the desktop version has a few minor improvements compared to the battery-powered version:

 

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ODA VS O2: So what makes the the ODA different and more desirable for desktop use? The main O2 thread on diyAudio is flirting with 1000 posts. And, collectively, there are another 1000+ posts and messages elsewhere. Some clear consensus stood out in what many wanted in a desktop headphone amp:

  • Optional Internal 24/96 High Resolution USB DAC – The number one requested “upgrade” to the O2 is a DAC that’s designed and measured to similar standards of high performance. Just such a DAC is well under development for the ODA (see below).
  • Higher Quality Inputs & Outputs – The O2, for size reasons, has 3.5mm input and output jacks. The ODA adds a 1/4 inch (6.5mm) Neutrik headphone jack for use with high-end full size headphones and RCA input jacks for higher quality connections and even lower crosstalk.
  • Rear Panel Connections – The ODA has the power and input connections in back to keep the cables out of the way for a cleaner look and better ergonomics (the downside being another relatively expensive panel to buy).
  • Wider Source Compatibility – The ODA should work with anything from an iPod Line Out Dock (LOD) to high output home DACs with a wide range of headphones. It has more flexible gain options compared to the O2.
  • Higher Quality Power Supply – The half-wave power supply in the O2 is something of a compromise for size, cost, and battery charging reasons. The ODA power supply improves on the O2’s in several ways.
  • Headphone Protection Relay – The O2, like many amps, produces a “click” in the headphones when you turn it on and a soft “thump” when you turn it off. The ODA uses a headphone relay to eliminate these noises and provide added protection for expensive headphones.
  • Other Possible Upgrades – Depending on how the details sort out, the ODA may have some other upgrades as well such as a possible preamp/line output.

 

The normal version seems to lack the quarter inch input.

 

JDS Labs does not sell desktop variant, but Mayflower does.

 

Would a Objective Desktop Amp + ODAC with HD800 be a match made in heaven? :guitar:


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Celapaleis (2013)
(16 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
7600k @ 5.197/1.392 1.392v z170 Asus Hero EVGA 1080ti SC Black (2100/6250) x2 8gb GSkill Trident Z 3600 @ 3804 15-15-15-32-2T 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Samsung 950 Pro 512gb (Undelwalt) WD Red 2tb (Pack Yak II) Seagate Expansion Drive 5tb (Phoenix Down II) 3x560mm HardwareLabs Nemesis GTX 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
XPSC Raystorm Pro Watercool Heatkiller 1080ti Full Cover Waterblock EK XTOP Revo Dual D5 (Serial, PWM, v4) EK ZMT (1/2 - 3/4 ID OD) 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
14xEK ACF (Compression Fittings) EK x4 250 (v2) Distilled Water + PT Nuke (Copper Sulphate) 24x140mm Silent Wings 3 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 10 Pro 64bit Catleap 27 Inch 2560x1440 IPS 60hz Display Coolermaster Storm Trigger (Brown Switches) EVGA P2 1000w 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Corsair Air 540 Logitech G Pro Tek Syndicate "Raze the World" Desk Mat O2 + Odac by Mayflower Electronics (Rev A) 
AudioAudioAudioAudio
Sennheiser HD 800 2xKrk Rokit 6 G2 Blue Yeti (Grey) Rode PSA-1 Arm 
Other
Aquaero 6 LT + Aluminum Heatsink 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 6600k Delid @ 4.848/4.848 Asus z170 Hero MSI GTX 980ti @ 1499/4082 1.25v/134% Power 2 x 8gb Gskills Ripjaws V 3131 16-16-16-32 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung Pro Series 840 256gb (Celapaleis) 1 TB Samsung Drive (Pack Yak) Samsung Pro Series 850 256gb (Celapaleis Reprise) Phoenix Down (External Backup) 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
Noctua D14 Kraken x61 Push-Pull for GPU Windows 10 Pro Catleap 2560x1440 @ 60hz 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
CM Storm Trigger Brown Switches EVGA Supernova 1000w P2 Corsair 540 Air Razer Abyssus 
Mouse PadAudioAudioAudio
Steelseries QcK Mini Blue Yeti Microphone Objective Dac + Amp Sescom AB Switch 
AudioAudioAudioAudio
Krk Rokit 6 G2 x2 Radioshack Ground Loop Isolator (For Rokits) Wooaudio Aluminum Headphone Stand Sennheiser HD 800 
AudioOther
Logitech c920 Webcam NZXT Sentry Mix 2 Fan Controller 
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