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    Quote Originally Posted by Koelsch View Post
    wait for your hornet to burn in for about 600hrs and your shure about 500hrs or more. then you judge it away. i'm gonna find someone to burn in my headphones for me. hahaha.
    Pardon my ignorance but isn't there some software that you can use to help you run in your speakers/amps/cd player etc? I hear it cuts down the time considerably when you use it.

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    noooo.. i must keeep away from audio threads....................

    suddenly i feel the urge to get back into headfi again
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    Quote Originally Posted by psychobiologist View Post
    noooo.. i must keeep away from audio threads....................

    suddenly i feel the urge to get back into headfi again
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeanie View Post
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    i will have to buy

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    before i can afford the

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    i remembered how the hornet sounded on my older phones, but never heard it on my new ones.. those days it was direct purchase from ray sam, are they selling it off the shelf in sg now?
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    Quote Originally Posted by syl View Post
    Pardon my ignorance but isn't there some software that you can use to help you run in your speakers/amps/cd player etc? I hear it cuts down the time considerably when you use it.
    i've this program called biwavegen, not sure what it means but it produces different kinda noises called pink noise or white noise. yup theoretically it does but i've not read anything on it that proves it so i'm sticking to the old fashioned method of plugging it to a player and just let it run =)
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    Quote Originally Posted by psychobiologist View Post
    i will have to buy

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    before i can afford the

    d3d3d3d3d3d3d3d3d3d3d3d3d3d3d3d3d3d3d3d3d3d3d3



    i remembered how the hornet sounded on my older phones, but never heard it on my new ones.. those days it was direct purchase from ray sam, are they selling it off the shelf in sg now?
    i really have no idea man.
    my colleague just told me pass him 1k, got spare change he return me.
    then after lunch, he got me the hornet already.
    i'm really surprised a small gadget like that can drastically(at least, to me) can improve sound.

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    Quote Originally Posted by psychobiologist View Post
    noooo.. i must keeep away from audio threads....................

    suddenly i feel the urge to get back into headfi again
    Believe me .. i have always been audiophile ... i love big setups... and i still do. (Both 2 channel and multi channel) ....

    But now .. thanks to koelsch .. i'm starting my journey into headfi

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeanie View Post
    i really have no idea man.
    my colleague just told me pass him 1k, got spare change he return me.
    then after lunch, he got me the hornet already.
    i'm really surprised a small gadget like that can drastically(at least, to me) can improve sound.
    Else why the little device costs so much. The interconnect also matters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dEthANGeL View Post
    Believe me .. i have always been audiophile ... i love big setups... and i still do. (Both 2 channel and multi channel) ....

    But now .. thanks to koelsch .. i'm starting my journey into headfi
    don't blame me hor! you got your fair share of trying it as well. you're just not tempted to get it. you play big big subs i play small small things =x. i go slp le nights. hope to see this thread grow a lil' bigger in a month's time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeanie View Post
    i was told the same...to run it in.

    so i just left the ipod and the hornet running overnight every day.

    shure also got to run in one ah?
    Everything in audio needs running in, especially the transducers and electrolytic capacitors, to age the components a little before the characteristics finally stabilizes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeanie View Post
    btw guys,

    what's the gain switch for at the back of my hornet?

    i notice when i switch to high gain, the music becomes sharper, clearer, and the opposite happens when i switch to low.

    and i was told by my colleagues that for my senn, i should switch to medium since my impedence(?) of my senn is about 70 omph?

    It's just louder at high gain.

    lower impedance phones <40ohms requires less voltage but more current to drive them, so you can set the gain to be lower.

    for high impedance phone >120ohms requires more voltaage to drive them, so you'll need a greater gain otherwise everything will be quite soft.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeanie View Post
    ya.my colleague told me if i really want quality sound, pass him $, after lunch, he came back with the hornet.

    no regrets.
    Has never thought of using amps before... So just of curiosity.... What was the exact $ for the hornet?

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    abt 550++ to 600 i suppose
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeanie View Post
    like i said lor...600+ for a in earphones...piang eh..hard to overcome it since i'm no audiophile.
    but to think about it, my 310 and 420 + senn + hornet already....

    i wont sell these babies to buy another one lah.so you can wait long long lor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dEthANGeL View Post
    Else why the little device costs so much. The interconnect also matters.
    Wait until you run the Hornet after a external DAC on optical cables. That's when you really appreciate the Hornet.

    Also, IIRC, the newer Shures doesn't really need to run in due to the drivers design. I didn't feel there was a difference even after burn in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alpc View Post
    Has never thought of using amps before... So just of curiosity.... What was the exact $ for the hornet?
    with cables and ipod adapter, comes to 700.

    was i being ripped?
    anyway, i trust that colleague of mine lah.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JamesW View Post
    Wait until you run the Hornet after a external DAC on optical cables. That's when you really appreciate the Hornet.

    Also, IIRC, the newer Shures doesn't really need to run in due to the drivers design. I didn't feel there was a difference even after burn in.
    can u please explain the external DAC on optical cable thingy to me please?
    (without poisoning me please)


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    Quote Originally Posted by jeanie View Post
    can u please explain the external DAC on optical cable thingy to me please?
    (without poisoning me please)

    This one is not for portable setup. More like for desktop setup.

    If your laptop or PC has an audio optical out (I'm using a MBP), use an optical cable and connect to a External DAC, such as Firestone Spitfire. Then connect your Hornet to the DAC via RCA -> 1/4". Then your earphones to the amp. Your signal will be cleaner by ALOT.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JamesW View Post
    This one is not for portable setup. More like for desktop setup.

    If your laptop or PC has an audio optical out (I'm using a MBP), use an optical cable and connect to a External DAC, such as Firestone Spitfire. Then connect your Hornet to the DAC via RCA -> 1/4". Then your earphones to the amp. Your signal will be cleaner by ALOT.
    oh.sounds french to me.nvrmd.

    thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by JamesW View Post
    This one is not for portable setup. More like for desktop setup.

    If your laptop or PC has an audio optical out (I'm using a MBP), use an optical cable and connect to a External DAC, such as Firestone Spitfire. Then connect your Hornet to the DAC via RCA -> 1/4". Then your earphones to the amp. Your signal will be cleaner by ALOT.
    I SWEAR THIS IS POISON.

    With the DAC upsampling the digtal signals to say 24/192 then to the hornet

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