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Add Apple In-Ears to my list.

And has anyone tried this mod yet for the ipod?



http://www.redwineaudio.com/iMod.html
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Originally Posted by slytown View Post
Add Apple In-Ears to my list.

And has anyone tried this mod yet for the ipod?



http://www.redwineaudio.com/iMod.html
yes, it is better, but expensive. You have to have a special LOD and an external amp. You don't have to buy an overpriced ALO LOD either...
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Meet went well today, kind of getting to the point where it's getting more social for me than anything else. I hate to say that the gear is an afterthought, but I guess I'm just satisfied with where I'm at with my rig.

Matt (Azazel) is definitely one of the good guys, great to meet him. His balanced Shanling/K1000 rig was excellent for the money; he's got less than $450 in the amp section and it's got a ton of value. Plus he loaned me his K701 which I'm finally listening to on my rig here at home .

I'll put up a somewhat limited impression thread soon, hopefully Matt can add some thoughts as well. I will give a teaser by saying that I finally spent some decent time with Zana Deux in a quiet setting...
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It was the first time I listened to headphones/equipment that aren't mine so I'm not experienced to really compare much.

I listened to the Senn hd600+zana / hd650(balanced)+GS-X amp/ hd650(balanced)+my shanlings. They did not live up to the hype created on head-fi imo. I think they are only on the same level as the k701, just a different flavor of sound.

The ps1 and r10 on the other hand ..... WOW!!!! I also liked the grado rs-1 from the small room. I liked your Moth amp a lot with the k1000 and ps1. I'm glad I bought the K1000 already because I would be strongly considering the ps1000 after my new found grado love. I thought the balanced Akg K340 had a unique sound. It seemed like a headphone I would need some time to adjust to before I could give a yay or nay. The grado hp2 was very nice too but I prefer the ps1.

I swear next time I know Ray is coming, I am going to make a cd of the most hardcore rap I can think of just to see the look on his face when I crank it up(on his gear).

I just wanted to hear the sound sigs of different cans because I haven't heard many. I didn't do any technical listening really besides when I noticed the some of the little differences between our amps on the k1000. The people and pizza were great though. It was a very good experience and I'm really glad I went(glad people liked my combo too lol)
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Anyone in here know someone that is selling a Zero DAC by chance?
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update @ Oppo BDP-83

I just submitted my vote to Oppo to coninue the EAP. It looks like they will be including 300 more EAP members for the second round and hope to be ready for a public release at the end of the month.

Here is what I submitted:
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I vote to continue the EAP. While I cannot say the BDP-83 is without flaws it is still more complete than some other BD players that have been released to the market. So far I have only had problems playing one disc . Aside from that, there are a couple missing features such as being able to switch SACD layers without entering the setup, but being able to switch layers with the audio button on the remote and DVD-A will be implemented with a (hopefully soon) firmware update.
I have been very impressed with the sound quality when using the dedicated stereo analog outputs to my receiver. I have not had the opportunity to A/B the BDP-83 to my good CDP in my office yet, but I have a feeling the Oppo will not be outclassed, which says a lot considering the price and features the BDP-83 offers.
The more feedback Oppo gets the easier it will be to fix the few remaining bugs and offer a few tweaks to the player before release. As it stands today with the current firmware I would still recommend the BDP-83 over my other BD player.
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Meet went well today, kind of getting to the point where it's getting more social for me than anything else. I hate to say that the gear is an afterthought, but I guess I'm just satisfied with where I'm at with my rig.

Matt (Azazel) is definitely one of the good guys, great to meet him. His balanced Shanling/K1000 rig was excellent for the money; he's got less than $450 in the amp section and it's got a ton of value. Plus he loaned me his K701 which I'm finally listening to on my rig here at home .

I'll put up a somewhat limited impression thread soon, hopefully Matt can add some thoughts as well. I will give a teaser by saying that I finally spent some decent time with Zana Deux in a quiet setting...
The gear should be an afterthought, in my opinion. We're in this hobby for the music.
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The gear should be an afterthought, in my opinion. We're in this hobby for the music.
Indeed .

Bad news - the Moth is out of commission. I noticed 3-4 days ago that my left speaker seemed to be slightly louder than the right, but at the time it was subtle and I didn't think much of it. Yesterday at the meet I had a slight imbalance I first turned the amp on, I borrowed Ray's PS-1 and it seemed fine again with both that headphone and the SR60 I took with me.

This morning, another imbalance, but this time it didn't go away. Swapped tubes on both output and driver, tested the source with my other amp, checked headphones multiple times, nothing worked. So, I e-mailed the amp's creator Craig and we will see what he wants me to do. Hopefully I won't have to send it to him, but I'm guessing that's what will happen.

Probably not gonna make it to CanJam with this new expense arising.
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I just spent the last couple hours listening to music and I must say that the BDP-83 makes the best sounding CDP I've heard for the price. It certainly makes me listen to hear the differences between it and my modded Music Hall CD25 (Parts Connexion 1+ mods using Burson Discrete Op-amps) The CD25 wins out with a slightly lower noise floor and a slightly larger soundstage. The CD25 is able to resolve details a little better, but I still must give Oppo a pat on the back. I think they have a wonderful 'budget' universal player on their hands.

System used:
Sources: Oppo BDP-83 or Parts Connexion 1+ Music Hall CD25 using Burson Discrete Op-amps
Amp: Maxed Millet Hybrid Max (toroidal transformer, Black Gate bypassed by Vit-Q, all hand matched transistors & resistors, MOSFET output stage, OptiVol, silver wire in signal path)
Power: APC H15 conditioner
Cables: Soloz Audio prototype analog IC, Soloz Audio prototype power cable for amp, Signal Cable Digital Reference for source
Headphones: Grado RS1 with various pads & Sennheiser HD580 with HD600 grills) stock cable on the RS1, Soloz Audio Reference on the HD580
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May I join?
I have a pair of AKG k-81's
    
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