Forum Topic

TPC HeadFi Group (No Trading, mention of Seller/Shop Name)

  • Post deleted #12089564
  • More like favorable to Schiit for monetary and popularity gain, but unfavorable to you by making uninformed decision for your purchase. If you have deep pockets, so be it :)


    To each their own :) I am well aware of the multibit tech having done an extensive research to it before even buying the Bifrost Multibit. I'm one of those people who knows what I'm getting into instead of blindingly following brand hype. Back when I was purchasing a desktop DAC in 2015 Schiit provided the cheapest multibit implementation and have favorable subjective hearing reviews without the measurements so I opted to it. I was well aware even back then that that the resistor ladders can only so far as 8 to 16 bit accurate (the higher the bit accuracy, the crazier the price will be for a multibit implementation). And yes even those non-Schiit brand multibit DACs would yield similar results for sure. Even Texas Instruments who in zero affiliation with Schiit have their own chart regarding multibit/R2R bit resolution against the current delta sigma tech. Then again, I bought it for that Multibit sound which to my ears sounds better than 24 bit accurate Chord Mojo despite only having 8-10 bits of resolution. I don't even care about Schiit to be honest and I would pay for Chord DAVE in a heartbeat if it costed 200K instead of 550K retail because it provides outstanding technical measurements while providing that audio nirvana levels of sound quality. This is just my opinion so it could be technically wrong: R2R implementation when done right will give that eargasmic sound even if it measures terribly, but a poorly implemented DS DAC design may measure superbly (easily achieving 24 bit levels) but will sound lifeless or artificial.




    -- edited by majingotan on Feb 09 2018, 01:45 PM
  • ^get out while it is still early sir. kakainin wallet mo netong hobby na ito hahaha.

    For dac+amp na asa budget mo, simulan mo sir sa fiio q1.


    nyahaha! laban sir! I'll check it out kung san makakabili, salamat sa tip. Ang nakikita ko lang na problema sa FiiO Q1 is baka akalain ng father in law ko na alcoholic ako kasi muka siyang flask ng alak tapos lagi ko pang dala,haha!
  • binenta ko na sony a35 ko, back to CP as DAP (mate9)
  • Hi guys! Any recs for bassy (warm and v-shaped are both okay) iems? Upgrade ko sana XBA-A3 ko heheh.
    Price range maybe up to 25k? Oks lang kahit ballpark secondhand estimate.

    EDIT: Medyo nahahalina ako dun sa Acoustune. :thinking:

    -- edited by Desutruction on Feb 11 2018, 11:17 PM
  • Ang galing nung binaural test. Gulat ako kala ko talaga may kumakatok.
    <click here for link>

    -- edited by matchachloe on Feb 13 2018, 10:54 AM
  • Hi. any advice for newbies nag magsisimula pa lang sa hobby na ito?? Plan ko sana bumili ng starter kit from headphones to dap or amps if needed. mga around 10k budget kung kasya. Salamat!

    -- edited by joakim on Feb 13 2018, 04:34 PM

    -- edited by joakim on Feb 13 2018, 06:13 PM
  • @matchachloe

    sir nagpunta ako sa itlugan last Sunday, and they we're generous enough to let me test the headphones. Ang kinuha ko is Audio Technica ATH-WS770iS + Fiio X1 Gen 2. Okay lang ba yung combination na yun? Or mas better kung DAC lang ang kinuha ko instead of the player? Same kasi price halos nung Fiio Q1 Gen 2 (wala na silang Gen 1) sa Fiio X1 Gen2 kaya yung player na kinuha ko at the same time kelangan pa ng OTG nung DAC.

    Hi. any advice for newbies nag magsisimula pa lang sa hobby na ito?? Plan ko sana bumili ng starter kit from headphones to dap or amps if needed. mga around 10k budget kung kasya. Salamat!


    Sir pareho tayo, as in total noob din ako sa ganito. Pwede ka din bumisita sa mga audio stores para matest mo yung unit para maka decide ka. For me yung reviews is just a guide, kapag na try mo na for sure dun ka makakadecide kung anong gusto mo para sa budget mo. Yung binili ko last Sunday satisfied naman ako so far. Ang gripe ko lang sa Fiio X1 player is laggy siya.
  • @matchachloe

    sir nagpunta ako sa itlugan last Sunday, and they we're generous enough to let me test the headphones. Ang kinuha ko is Audio Technica ATH-WS770iS + Fiio X1 Gen 2. Okay lang ba yung combination na yun? Or mas better kung DAC lang ang kinuha ko instead of the player? Same kasi price halos nung Fiio Q1 Gen 2 (wala na silang Gen 1) sa Fiio X1 Gen2 kaya yung player na kinuha ko at the same time kelangan pa ng OTG nung DAC.

    Kinuha, as in binili nyo na sir? OK naman yung Fiio X1ii kung malaki na yung music library or balak mong maginvest sa files.

    Pero kung ang main source mo ng music ay spotify/tidal/deezer, mas okay ang Q1ii. Mura lang naman ang OTG cable, meron sa hari ng CDR nun for 30 petot
  • @officeboy
    as if gagamit ka ng cord galing kay hari. hehe.

    @Crustix
    agree din ako kay sir officeboy. Mas DAC/Amp kukunin ko din vs a non-android DAP. Taas kasi ng QoL points ng streaming-one-platform-app source kesa yung rip-from-cd-or-DL-to-DAP na siste ng buhay.

    pero don't feel discourage with what you bought. Nice gears parin yan, tamad lang talaga ako, ayaw ko na yung isa isang hanap ng music from various CDs or look online. Yung mga spotify, one-stop-shop na kasi

    -- edited by matchachloe on Feb 15 2018, 12:03 PM
  • Kinuha, as in binili nyo na sir? OK naman yung Fiio X1ii kung malaki na yung music library or balak mong maginvest sa files.

    Pero kung ang main source mo ng music ay spotify/tidal/deezer, mas okay ang Q1ii. Mura lang naman ang OTG cable, meron sa hari ng CDR nun for 30 petot


    @officeboy20
    yes sir kinuha ko na, na hele ako nung pina try sakin yung combination, sarap sa tenga hehe. May alam ka ba kung san nakakabili niyang Q1 bukod sa itlugan and may difference ba sa SQ yung Ver 1 sa Ver 2 ng Q1? Thanks for the tip sir.

    agree din ako kay sir officeboy. Mas DAC/Amp kukunin ko din vs a non-android DAP. Taas kasi ng QoL points ng streaming-one-platform-app source kesa yung rip-from-cd-or-DL-to-DAP na siste ng buhay.

    pero don't feel discourage with what you bought. Nice gears parin yan, tamad lang talaga ako, ayaw ko na yung isa isang hanap ng music from various CDs or look online. Yung mga spotify, one-stop-shop na kasi


    @matchachloe
    noted sir, unti unting nadadagdagan yung knowledge power ko sa field na to, salamats. Sinugest din sakin sa itlugan yung M40x, kaso hindi ko talaga feel, natitigasan ako sa pads niya. By the way, may screen protector ba para dito sa X1?
  • yes sir kinuha ko na, na hele ako nung pina try sakin yung combination, sarap sa tenga hehe. May alam ka ba kung san nakakabili niyang Q1 bukod sa itlugan and may difference ba sa SQ yung Ver 1 sa Ver 2 ng Q1? Thanks for the tip sir.

    Try t3chshop28 or th3 list3ning room. Alam ko mas improved version yung Q1mk2 eh. may balanced out kasi sya. Hahaha. sorry bro, di ko pa nasubukan eh. :)
    By the way, may screen protector ba para dito sa X1?

    Wala bang kasama sa package sir? Dapat meron sir. Per Fiio website, meron syang kasama na 2 screen protector, yung isa ay installed na sa unit. Pero kung wala talaga, pwede ka naman magpalagay sa SM. yung mga nagkakabit ng screen protector na nakikita mo sa cyberzone, alam ko pwede naman ipacustomize yun. 100-150 petot ang singil nila kasama na service fee dun.
    as if gagamit ka ng cord galing kay hari. hehe.

    Gumagamit naman ako ng products ng hari ng CDR. Hahaha. USB extension at iba pa.
  • Got my jbl’s just now. Weird lang na walan singil si customs. Pinakita ko resibo and everything pero G na daw ako after paying 112php per box (2boxes kasi)

    Very excited to test it at home
  • Got my jbl’s just now. Weird lang na walan singil si customs. Pinakita ko resibo and everything pero G na daw ako after paying 112php per box (2boxes kasi)

    Very excited to test it at home


    How much was the landed cost (item cost + shipping fees)? I think for items with landed costs of USD200 or less wala ka na babayaran except the Php112 postage fee.

    Grats sa bagong speakers!
  • @jai
    $180 for the JBL Pair, $72.50 for shipping = 252.50 USD lahat. Around 13,000php plus some change. Kahit yung Customs officer nagtaka bakit walang order or note to ask for customs fees. I thought I was shooting my feet when I said out loud "Wala talagang tax? lampas 10k po kasi yan."

    Ended up paying 224Php kasi dalawang 112 since dalawang magkahiwalay na box yung nakuha ko.

    Tried it a bit last night, ganda ng imaging. Pag pumikit ka parang mapuposition mo kung asan sa room yung Sax, percussion and the Singer. Kaso nabibitin ako dun sa 3.5mm to TRS 6.3mm, feeling ko may igaganda pa ito. Hina-hunt ko pa yung Nano Patch + na narecommend ni sir majingotan ata. hehe
  • Commercial Break...

  • ^Speaking of the Focal Clear...


  • @majingotan
    Boss, san niyo nabili yung Stands nung Yamaha monitors niyo? tsaka How Much? Pa-PM kung bawal dito sa thread. Nagbebenta daw si itlog ng customized pero mejo namamahalan ako. 9,495Php kasi ang pares.
  • Sir sa O** bili ko iyan binebenta noon slightly used. hindi ko alam ang brand eh pero 3.5K ang kuha ko. Pinaka malapit na model na nakita ko online ay yung drpro speaker stand. See image below:
  • question, pag screw ba ang speaker sa stand, yung tipong pag nasanggi mo ang bookshelf speaker eh hindi mahuhulog kasi nafasten? thanks.
  • ^ Kukuha ka sir ng sticky padding o kung wala, packaging tape para hindi malaglag ang speaker sa stand sir
  • @majing

    I'm still deciding either buying one or building one (pero papagawa ko sa mga may dunong). Just need to know, May difference ba ang kung wood or metal yung stand?

    Maliit lang naman need ko, tingin ko mga 1.5M height lang. Baka di pako umabot 2k nun for a pair. Ata.
  • @matchacloe

    Gaano kalaki uli yung nakuha mong JBLs from MD? Are these the 5" woofers? And sa living room ba i-s-set up yung speakers? Or sa kwarto?
  • I eat my words again...dapat kasi di magsalita ng tapos! :3


  • May difference ba ang kung wood or metal yung stand?


    Hindi ko pa natatry ang metal sir pero ginagamit naman parehas ang wood at metal sa studio at sa home so baka walang gaanong difference
  • The perfect speaker stand is something that will isolate your speakers to the floor and to be totally inert. So kung naka metal stands ka pero hollow naman, mag resonate pa din yan so it will still make its own sound and in theory intrude to the overall sound.

    According to Dynaudio either something na manipis (but should still be rock solid) so that when it vibrates it wont intrude much to the sound, or something inert like metal stands with sand/lead fillings. It all depends on the overall look you are going for kasi may WAF (Wife Acceptance Factor) na kinoconsider yung iba.
  • question, pag screw ba ang speaker sa stand, yung tipong pag nasanggi mo ang bookshelf speaker eh hindi mahuhulog kasi nafasten? thanks.


    This is also one of my apprehensions before, since I noticed that apparently for majority of stands you're supposed to just place the speakers on top. Not exactly the safest way to secure them, especially if there are small children/pets/clumsy adults around. That's why when I got my Q Acoustics Concept 20's I modified a pair of B&W stands for them (didn't get the official stands because they're extremely expensive). The bottom of the Concept 20's have 3 screw holes where flat metal studs should be placed, and these metal studs engage holes in a metal plate of the official stand. What I did was look for bolts that would match the thread of these holes, then fabricate a thick piece of wood where these bolts would be threaded. Then this wood was secured to the B&W stand using screws. So in effect the speakers are bolted to the stand, which makes them one unit, and they cannot fall down short of knocking down the stands themselves





  • @jai
    5" yung LSR30X's from MD's info page
    the LSR30X is based on the best 5-inch powered reference monitor in its price range: the JBL LSR305
    And I'm planning on positioning these in the living room of our future home. Pero maliit lang na bahay yun.

    @towers
    thanks for the input. I wasn't considering the vibrations prior to your advice. Kaya pala yung mga DIY na PVC yung trunk, nilalagyan nila ng sand fillings

    @peorth
    same tayo sir apprehension. I have pets so there is a high possibility that the stands would get knocked down. Kung pwede nga lang sa TV rack ko narin isabit, pero hindi na kasya. Maliit lang stand namin eh