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post Jun 11 2015, 12:15 AM, updated 5y ago

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V1 - https://forum.lowyat.net/topic/1938025

Please continue here. thanks

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post Jun 11 2015, 12:36 AM

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post Jun 11 2015, 02:25 AM

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Congrats on the new thread!
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post Jun 11 2015, 02:13 PM

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Can anyone recommend me a dac ?

Source: Ipad mini, sony nwz-a845, pc, andriod system.
Equipment:Sony xba-a2
Requirement: bypass walkman and ipad internal dac, ever to drive the sony-xba-a2 at best performance.prefer warmer sound
Budget: Preferably 1500 or lightly over.
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post Jun 13 2015, 12:03 AM

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QUOTE(ahming888 @ Jun 11 2015, 02:13 PM)
Can anyone recommend me a dac ?

Source: Ipad mini, sony nwz-a845, pc, andriod system.
Equipment:Sony xba-a2
Requirement: bypass walkman and ipad internal dac, ever to drive the sony-xba-a2 at best performance.prefer warmer sound
Budget: Preferably 1500 or lightly over.
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For android and Ipad, can consider Oppo HA-2. For the price, it's a very decent DAC, clean, refined, sound stage is quite huge, with good details and separation.
For Sony walkman wise, I'm not so sure whether it has digital out.

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post Jun 13 2015, 07:45 PM

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Recommendation please

Source: Desktop use only
Equipment: Edifier m2300 (Plan to get corsair sp2500 soon), HyperX cloud headset
Requirement: Mainly Gaming and movies
Budget: Less than rm800, the lower the better, best bang for my buck

Thank you
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post Jun 14 2015, 06:15 PM

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QUOTE(abangMuz @ Jun 13 2015, 07:45 PM)
Recommendation please

Source: Desktop use only
Equipment: Edifier m2300 (Plan to get corsair sp2500 soon), HyperX cloud headset
Requirement: Mainly Gaming and movies
Budget: Less than rm800, the lower the better, best bang for my buck

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You need a dac?
Can consider Aune T1 mk2. Cheap, cute and good sound.
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post Jun 14 2015, 09:44 PM

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QUOTE(abangMuz @ Jun 13 2015, 07:45 PM)
Recommendation please

Source: Desktop use only
Equipment: Edifier m2300 (Plan to get corsair sp2500 soon), HyperX cloud headset
Requirement: Mainly Gaming and movies
Budget: Less than rm800, the lower the better, best bang for my buck

Thank you
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post Jun 26 2015, 03:16 PM

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Guys, I am looking between Fiio E06 and Topping NX1 for use with my HTC One M8. I am using ATH IM50. Which is the better choice and any other portable amp around that price range?
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QUOTE(DeepMemory @ Jun 26 2015, 03:16 PM)
Guys, I am looking between Fiio E06 and Topping NX1 for use with my HTC One M8. I am using ATH IM50. Which is the better choice and any other portable amp around that price range?
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unless your M8 has a line out, don't bother with an external amp.

It does jackshite to improve sound quality wink.gif
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post Jul 3 2015, 04:02 PM

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I need recommendation for a desktop DAC+amp (headphone amp, and preferably preamp too).
I have Audioengine A5 and DT990 Pro headphone. I often switch between those two, so a setup that has switch to change the output device would be helpful, but not mandatory.
Have been eyeing on Audinst HUD MX2, Nuprime uDSD, Aune T1 MkII, Schiit MnM stack, Fostex HPA4, and the Audio-GD NFB15.
What would be the best value among those?

And btw anyone here is a senior member of head-fi.org? I wanted to get the Fostex HPA4 from a forumer there, but he has not yet reply to my PM. Maybe I registered a few days ago, so my reputation is not yet up to buy from there.

Thanks in advance.

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Hey guys, anyone ordered the PA2V2 before?

What's the sound signature of it?
How good is it for 65 dollars?
Any competitors of similar price range of RM250?

I'm planning on amping via Xiaomi MI3 out to Alessandro MS1i
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Can anyone recommend me a portable headphone amp?

Source: Samsung Note 4, PC logitech speaker
Equipment: Superlux HD 681 evo, xiaomi piston 3.0
Requirement: for normal movies and songs only
Budget: Around Rm100 - 200

I'm thinking of having Fiio E06, RM100+ only
Fiio E11K is rm200+, around rm100+ difference, what makes it way more expensive?
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post Jul 11 2015, 11:44 PM

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QUOTE(infrasonic @ Jul 11 2015, 10:55 PM)
Can anyone recommend me a portable headphone amp?

Source: Samsung Note 4, PC logitech speaker
Equipment: Superlux HD 681 evo, xiaomi piston 3.0
Requirement: for normal movies and songs only
Budget: Around Rm100 - 200

I'm thinking of having Fiio E06, RM100+ only
Fiio E11K is rm200+, around rm100+ difference, what makes it way more expensive?
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Buy the Fiio E11K for RM189 at Lazada with POWER50 coupon code.
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post Jul 11 2015, 11:51 PM

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QUOTE(DeepMemory @ Jul 11 2015, 11:44 PM)
Buy the Fiio E11K for RM189 at Lazada with POWER50 coupon code.
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can please pm me how to do this? where to find the code?
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post Jul 13 2015, 01:06 PM

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Hi guru, i need a portable amp recommendation. Currently i'm on loan of Fiio E11k.



Source: fiio X3 (2nd gen)
Equipment: ATH-M50x, Soundmagic E50
Requirement: more sound-stage and punchier sound (mid, low)
Budget: Around Rm300-400

i was reading some review on C&C BH and most of them said it's better then E11K. any suggestion guys?
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post Jul 13 2015, 01:18 PM

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QUOTE(me! @ Jul 13 2015, 01:06 PM)
Hi guru, i need a portable amp recommendation. Currently i'm on loan of Fiio E11k.
Source: fiio X3 (2nd gen)
Equipment: ATH-M50x, Soundmagic E50
Requirement: more sound-stage and punchier sound (mid, low)
Budget: Around Rm300-400

i was reading some review on C&C BH and most of them said it's better then E11K. any suggestion guys?
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Actually the difference between X3ii build in amp and E11k is not very obvious, especially for M50x which is quite easy to drive. smile.gif
Adding an suitable amp for M50x definitely will let it sounds a bit better, but it still not a headphone that need strong amp to release potential. I think go for a higher range will give you more surprise.

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QUOTE(liquidgal @ Jul 13 2015, 01:18 PM)
Actually the difference between X3ii build in amp and E11k is not very obvious, especially for M50x which is quite easy to drive. smile.gif
Adding an suitable amp for M50x definitely will let it sounds a bit better, but it still not a headphone that need strong amp to release potential. I think go for a higher range will give you more surprise.
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Thanks for your prompt response. Actually i am quite satisfied with the pair of X3ii and M50x sound (without amp), and agree with you the sound is not much different.
so do you suggest for me to go for higher range headphone or higher range amp? hihihi.. btw with a budget constraint though... biggrin.gif
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QUOTE(me! @ Jul 13 2015, 01:23 PM)
Thanks for your prompt response. Actually i am quite satisfied with the pair of X3ii and M50x sound (without amp), and agree with you the sound is not much different.
so do you suggest for me to go for higher range headphone or higher range amp? hihihi.. btw with a budget constraint though... biggrin.gif
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I just bought a M50x myself, and I'm also looking for a DAC to pair with it, if it does really can make it sound better. Currently I just plug it into my MOBO (Model: Gigabyte H97M-Gaming 3) built-in audio port, and it sounds pretty good already.

But if a DAC can make it sound even better, I wouldn't mind buying one. May I ask, how much is this X3ii and where you bought it from? Also, does it plug directly into PC USB port? I'm totally new in this headphone + DAC thing, really have no idea which or what should I look for in order to fully utilize my new toy (M50x). Some recommend me to buy a sound card, some say DAC better so I'm in dilemma.
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QUOTE(AhMoon @ Jul 14 2015, 11:52 AM)
I just bought a M50x myself, and I'm also looking for a DAC to pair with it, if it does really can make it sound better. Currently I just plug it into my MOBO (Model: Gigabyte H97M-Gaming 3) built-in audio port, and it sounds pretty good already.

But if a DAC can make it sound even better, I wouldn't mind buying one. May I ask, how much is this X3ii and where you bought it from? Also, does it plug directly into PC USB port? I'm totally new in this headphone + DAC thing, really have no idea which or what should I look for in order to fully utilize my new toy (M50x). Some recommend me to buy a sound card, some say DAC better so I'm in dilemma.
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it really depends on what do you need hmm.gif if you are looking to have the option of a portable player on the go, X3ii is a good choice. if you are look at just to upgrade your desktop setup, then there is the E10K and NuPrime uDSD nod.gif

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