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  • the question is, ano marerecommend nyo kayang 3rd-party na cable na pwede ipalit? kumbaga gagastos na din lang ako ng 1500, gawin ko na mga 3000 if it will improve the sound quality over the stock cable? recommendations? pupunta na agad ako itlugan sa Sabado para bumili ng kapalit, kailangan ko kasi siya gamitin sa linggo haha.

    Grats on your new CIEM. Welcome to the CIEM Club. hahaha.

    Re Aftermarket Cables, Wala akong maisip na cable worth 3k na upgrade sa stock cable eh. Try mo yung Fiio Cable na 2 Pin. Since pupunta ka rin ng itlugan, check mo yung na LEAR C8 Cable.

    Can anyone recommend to me a DAP that can be bought locally that has Bluetooth support? Our living room audio system has a Bluetooth receiver installed and it would be nice if I could just stream the music to it. It's just a low-fi setup so quality isn't really an issue. I'm not looking for something expensive (like the FiiO X7) but something quite cheaper.

    Also, sadly some drivers on the right earpiece of my Westone 4 died. On the treble remains, with the bass and midrange gone. I wonder if Flipears can revive it by replacing the busted drivers and converting it to a custom shell instead.

    Sony Walkman A15 or A35. Pwede rin yung Lotoo Paw 5K.

    Looking for a HD6XX 4 pin XLR balanced cable. Any leads, or should this be a diy job? Medyo pricey yung official senn cable eh.

    Check mo sa FB Page yung JT Hifi Cables. Lahat ng cable mods sa kanya ko pinagawa. One of the best
  • @d3rrick

    Grats kapatid on your brand new look HD6xx! :D
  • speaking of x5iii, me test unit na bang available sa egghead? tia!
    According to the person I talked to a while ago through phone (Rob branch), even their demo unit was bought.

    Recently, meron pang nakabili ng x5iii sa Kit Kiosk sa SM North. Di ko alam kung ubos na or meron silang demo unit dun. Titanium color na lang daw available.
  • Sa mga interested nung X5iii may nakita ako sa ibang site legit audio gear seller since nakabili na din ako sa seller nato at may good rating din sa profile.
    Search niyo lang sa shop**.ph nag-iisang stock na lang din. Or pm niyo muna seller kung meron pa. Hehe happy unahan! ;D
  • @ Peorth
    Can anyone recommend to me a DAP that can be bought locally that has Bluetooth support?

    Sony Walkman A15 or A35. Pwede rin yung Lotoo Paw 5K.

    aside from bluetooth feature, the Sony Walkman NW-A15 and NW-A25 have all the physical buttons, while the NW-A35 has a touch-screen (thus wider screen), but has also physical buttons for back-play/pause-next track and volume control.. ±Php10K. btw, can play FLAC files too.
  • Sharing my simple cheapfi setup. Next project would be a pair of cheapfi cans. LOL

    Source: FLAC audio file played via Foobar
    DAC: Encore Audio Box
    Amp: Lepai 2020+
    Speakers: Denon SC-M33

    Cost me around 4k and so much improvement from my 2.1 soundbar. Wala na nga lang bluetooth connection for my phone but sound quality compensated for it. The Encore box did some wonders on this setup. Not much improvement on bass compared to amp+speakers, however once the DAC is plugged I was able to hear some details that I was missing prior.


    Inputs on the following please.

    1. Planning to get a CD Reader to rip some audio files. Any suggested models/brands or any generic CD readers will do?
    2. What would be the preferred format for the ripped files?


    Thanks all.





    -- edited by azelkish on Feb 21 2017, 06:47 PM
  • Search niyo lang sa shop**.ph nag-iisang stock na lang din


    No idea where/who/what you're referring to.
  • aside from bluetooth feature, the Sony Walkman NW-A15 and NW-A25 have all the physical buttons, while the NW-A35 has a touch-screen (thus wider screen), but has also physical buttons for back-play/pause-next track and volume control.. ±Php10K. btw, can play FLAC files too.


    Yup, I was actually looking at the A35 and A36. However, I figure that the FiiO x5 gen 3 is a better buy because it has more features despite the higher price tag, the only issue is availability at present. That said, I can easily afford the x7 but I'm not sure if I'll like the sound since I've encountered some feedback that the sound of the X7 is too neutral or sterile.
  • got the a35 recently for the LDAC bluetooth (to match an LDAC HP) havent really tested if ill perceive any difference between it and aptx but so far am liking it because of the bluetooth functionality (lasts 15-20hrs on bluetooth)

    it doesnt have aptx though so youll be limited w bluetooth HP options
  • @Peorth pm you paps!
  • @ azelkish

    Get a subwoofer and you're set
  • Ano ba bang-for-the-buck headphones ngayon? Dati sumikat yung superlux, ok pa rin ba sila ngayon? Inaupdate ko kasi yung mga songs ko to FLAC kaya kailangan ng maganda gandang headphone. Currently px100 nalang natira at hd201 ang matino tino kong hp, di ko na rin makita yung fiio amp ko, pero may lg v10 naman. Im looking at around 5k pababa,not discounting the superluxes as i know they are way lower than 5k. Ok na ba yung superlux hd668b? Or yung mga sen na around 5k?

    -- edited by bluet0ps on Feb 22 2017, 08:46 PM

    Bahala na, i ordered hd668b and bought some iems from techshop88, mi pro hd, auglamour r8 and tennmak pro. Lahat yan upgrade from my present earbuds including meelectronics cc51, ministry of sound iem, beevo at philis 630(ata). Malayo na pala nararating ng 1500 sa iems ngayon unlike before na 5k sure e2c pa lang.

    As before, hindi ko naman gusto maging audiophile. Lahat ng binili ko pang entry level lang, i just wanna taste some sweet sounds without breaking my wallet. Hehe.

    -- edited by bluet0ps on Feb 23 2017, 10:10 PM
  • So I didn't eat anything over lunch but decided to go to Egghead shang. Ang ganda nang AK70. But my money cannot cough anything in that ballpark haha
  • ^ Aesthetically or sonically? :p
  • Both! Dinala ko lang kasi yung trusty cheapo android phone ko na worth 5k. I'm satisfied with how my unit sounds. Kaso si kuya salesperson sabi gamitin ko yung AK70 to audition IEMs.. ack.

    May AK70 level ba pero android? Baka kaya ko ipunin haha. End of year ko bilhin.
  • I can vouch for the AK70. Paired it with a VE Zen 2.0 and it sounded excellent. Was supposed to get an Onkyo DP-X1 or AK300, but I went with the AK70. My only nitpick would be its balanced out is "meh" at best.
  • May AK70 level ba pero android? Baka kaya ko ipunin haha. End of year ko bilhin.


    matchachloe,
    May nilink si fukuryu na link sa headfi ng mga android phones na may built in dac+amp like lg v10, v20, lenovo vibe x3, vivo pro, letv max and pro, etc. In the headfi thread for lg v10 they were claiming that v10 is in the league of fiio x5.

    -- edited by bluet0ps on Feb 24 2017, 09:56 PM
  • Gamit ko Vivo V3. Works with OTG cable for external dac. Audio works across the system. It has dedicated dac/amp too.
  • any reviews sa Rakk Daguob? and may rerecommend ba kayo na sub P500 na headset? thanks
  • Mga sir ano feedback nyo sa soundmagic e10c, pang upgrade ko sana sa xiaomi piston, dati na din ako naka pl11, or may mas ok pa sa ganong price range na kayo marerecommend.
    Gamit ko lang pala pang cellphone
  • Mga sir ano feedback nyo sa soundmagic e10c, pang upgrade ko sana sa xiaomi piston, dati na din ako naka pl11, or may mas ok pa sa ganong price range na kayo marerecommend.
    Gamit ko lang pala pang cellphone

    Meron akong soundmagic E10 dati, hindi E10C, E10i (for iOS) or E10S (for android). Sa tingin ko parehas lang naman sila ng tunog. Mejo V shaped sya pero di ganun masyadong nasasapawan ng bass yung mids. At tighter bass kesa sa piston kaya masasabi kong upgrade sya.

    Easy to drive din naman sya. Kayang kayang idrive ng cellphone lang.

    -- edited by officeboy20 on Feb 27 2017, 11:05 AM
  • may bago kong inorder na VE Monk plus, kz zs3 at kz ATR. sana dumating na rin. lahat ng binili ko nung thursday magaganda lahat (mi pro hd, auglamour r8 and tennmak pro). sana maganda rin itong 3.

    question:
    naniniwala ba kayo sa cable upgrade? ito bang mga budget iems/buds na binanggit ko magbebenefit sa cable upgrade? feeling ko hype sa mga ganitong budget eh.
  • not sure if i'm in the right thread, but meron ba sa inyo gumagamit ng bluetooth transmitter? balak ko sana i-connect sa mp3 player to be paired with bluetooth earphones. gagana naman un, right?
  • Sirs,

    I'm planning to invest on Flipears Aisha.

    Hindi ba uncomfortable isuot ang CIEM ng magdamag? Any tips on what connector to use and how to communicate my preferred SQ = balanced with Base/Sub Base + wide sound stage.

    Saka mas ok ba mag CIEM vs UIEM like Oriveti New Primacy (almost same price range,15-20K)? Ang kinatatakot ko lang kasi sa CIEM ay yung fit, kasi baka magpabalik-balik ako sa shop pag hindi kumportable.

    Thank you!

    -- edited by transconpro on Feb 27 2017, 04:34 PM
  • @sarsar

    I've seen a device like that being mentioned in a Head-Fi thread. Forgot the name but it receives audio input and transmits it via Bluetooth. It's sold online though; dunno if it's locally available.

    question:
    naniniwala ba kayo sa cable upgrade? ito bang mga budget iems/buds na binanggit ko magbebenefit sa cable upgrade? feeling ko hype sa mga ganitong budget eh.


    The general wisdom is that cable upgrades are only worth it for upper-tier earphones or headphones, and even with that some people don't believe in it. For lower-end stuff it's best to put the funds for buying cables into upgrading the earphone/headphone itself.

    ---------------
    I mentioned this earlier here but some drivers on my Westone 4 died recently. It's what I use when running, so I'm looking for something to replace it. Any recommendations? I don't need any Bluetooth stuff, wired is fine. And no need for it to be as expensive, maybe something no more than 6k would be good. I'll just use it with my iPhone, since I use Runkeeper on the phone to track mileage while playing music. Also, I'm not into bass-heavy stuff, somewhere in the region of balanced or slight V-shape is fine.
  • @officeboy
    Thanks sa feedback
  • @transconpro

    Hi! Flipears CIEM owner here.
    Here's my personal opinion on your queries. Hopefully you'll find them useful.

    1. A custom IEM should be perfect fit for you. Ideally, comfortable sya dapat isuot even on long periods. I said "ideally", kasi hindi ko naman talaga sinusuot nang matagal yung custom IEM ko, so I can't say for sure. Pero sakin, okay naman at hindi masakit kahit 2 hours ko sya suot. I don't use my IEMs for more than 2 hours continuously.

    2. When getting ear impressions, usually open mouth dapat. Sa Flipears ganun eh. Sit in the way you usually do when listening to music.
    Alam ko may warranty naman for re-fit eh. Dapat meron, kahit for one re-fit lang.

    3. custom vs universal: IMO halos hindi na sila ngayon nagkakalayo, in both fit and SQ. Especially at that price range.
    If you're worried about possible resale value, or worried about fit issues, stick to universal. Otherwise, go for a CIEM.

    4. Wala nang custom tuning ang Flipears. You should try their whole lineup and see which one suits your preferences the most.
    They may tweak it a bit, but that's it. Kung wala sa mga IEMs nila yung hinahanap mong tunog, you don't have any other option but to just look for your preferred soundsig in a universal IEM instead. Or just stick with whatever Flipears model sounds closest to your preference.

    5. 2-pin = very secured fit, pero wag kang laging nagtatanggal ng cable, luluwag yung connection.
    mmcx = magnetic fit, okay lang kahit panay ang tanggal ng cable. pero dapat madalas mong nililinis kasi prone to dust yung connector.
  • Hi tanong ko lang ano mas maganda sa 1k price range eto mga nakita kong headphones JBL T450/JBL T300A/Sennheiser HD 201 meron pa bang iba kayong ma recommend?


    Hello sir, I have the JBL T300A and HD201. between the two, i would recommend the HD201 hands down. Mas balanced yung sound nya tsaka over the ear ang design. Di pa masakit sa tenga kahit more than 2 hours mo na sya gamit but take note, mas oks sya gamitin kung sa PC, kung sa phone kase medyo mahina sya kahit nakasagad na volume. Masyado kase muddy para saken yung T300A kahit anong adjust ko na ng EQ masyado padin syang ma bass mejo masakit sa ulo tsaka pag tumagal masakit nadin sa tenga. The advantage of T300A is you don't need to crank up the volume kase malakas na sya kaagad, HTH
  • @peorth sana nga may local.. mga na-search ko kasi ships from abroad or online lang din. Anyways, cguro tanong2x nalang sa mga store mismo sa mall. Thanks sa input po.
  • naniniwala ba kayo sa cable upgrade? ito bang mga budget iems/buds na binanggit ko magbebenefit sa cable upgrade? feeling ko hype sa mga ganitong budget eh.

    +1 sa sinabi ni sir Peorth. Mas mainam na ipunin nyo yung pera nyo para pambili ng mas magandang tumunog na IEM/Earbuds kesa iparecable nyo sya. Dagdag aesthetics lang at very minimal yung sound quality improvement ng recabling.

    not sure if i'm in the right thread, but meron ba sa inyo gumagamit ng bluetooth transmitter? balak ko sana i-connect sa mp3 player to be paired with bluetooth earphones. gagana naman un, right?

    Yes po, gagana naman sya. basta yung mp3 player nyo ay may bluetooth din. bali ganito po yung setup: mp3 player > BT receiver > BT earphones

    Sirs,

    I'm planning to invest on Flipears Aisha.

    Hindi ba uncomfortable isuot ang CIEM ng magdamag? Any tips on what connector to use and how to communicate my preferred SQ = balanced with Base/Sub Base + wide sound stage.

    Saka mas ok ba mag CIEM vs UIEM like Oriveti New Primacy (almost same price range,15-20K)? Ang kinatatakot ko lang kasi sa CIEM ay yung fit, kasi baka magpabalik-balik ako sa shop pag hindi kumportable.

    My CIEM disappears in my ears when I'm wearing it. Yung tipong para kang walang suot na IEM kasi super comfy sya. Kaya ko rin syang suoting ng 5-6 hours.

    Wala namang pong pinagkaiba in terms of sound quality yung MMCX at 2-Pin connections. Bukod sa sinabi ni sir adgaps, yung MMCX ay umiikot at mas mabilis matanggal. Yung 2-Pin naman ay steady lang, minsan mahirap pa ngang tagalin. Haha.

    Bihira naman po magkaroon ng issue sa fit ng CIEM. Ang maipapayo ko sayo ay sa flipears po kayo kumuha ng ear impressions para makuha ng tama yung shape ng tenga nyo. Sa tingin ko, kaya nagkakaroon ng fit issues ay dahil hindi maganda yung binigay na ear impressions sa CIEM manufacturer or dahil sa byahe ng CIEM papunta sa manufacturer.

    Tandaan po natin na bago kayo mag-invest sa CIEM ay dapat alam na alam nyo na yung gusto nyong sound signature at buo ang loob nyo. Mahirap po kasing magsawa agad or marealize nyong "ay hindi pala ganito". Mababa po resale value nya kung sakaling gusto nyong ibenta. Pero kung gustong gusto nyo, it can provide a better sound experience at tataas yung tolerance nyo sa lason. Hahaha.