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Mapleshilc
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May 21, 2015
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*chops my hands off before joining*, on the chinese sites, the L5 is rated at 3999RMB and LP5 is rated at 4999RMB, hmmm how much of a difference could there be
May 21, 2015
Danny_Liu
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May 21, 2015
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Having listened to both, I personally prefer the LP5 by a bit, but it lacks the clean aesthetics and more pleasing UI the L5 has. Depends on what you're after.
May 21, 2015
Mapleshilc
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May 22, 2015
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tried it with your custom arts harmony 8 pro? since ill be using that for this, and other then the dx90, every other player i used gives out a static hiss as soon as i turn them on >_> including x5, colorfly c4, sony walkmans...
does this one have this problem?
May 22, 2015
Danny_Liu
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May 22, 2015
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I know what you mean, they're crazy sensitive and I hear hiss even straight out of a Macbook Pro. The few that worked pretty well for me include the Sony A17, the LP5, and some of the Astell and Kern stuff.
I didn't give it a shot out of the L5, but I can't imagine their engineering got much worse with their newest DAP.
May 22, 2015
Mapleshilc
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May 22, 2015
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im using a x5 atm and its hissing, I've went to a store and tried the DX90 from ibasso, which peter actually recommended to me, and the hiss got a lot better, well if the lp5 works well i might wait for a lp5 drop, AK is just way too expensive ...
May 22, 2015
SeaHawk
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May 23, 2015
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I have similar issue with some other IEMs, but obtained an "inline attenuator" that will make you want to use it as an external volume control, but it's real purpose in my life is impedance/level matching. This allows me to use these (not specifically those) very sensitive IEMs on a variety of equipment, but beware if you're on-the-go, as accidentally bumping the level while listening can seriously break your attention to say the least!
The way I use it - turn the level all the way down on both the source unit and attenuator, plug them together, then IEMs into attenuator, power up, then slowly turn up the attenuator until I start to hear hiss, then back it down. Now use the volume control on the source as intended (and you'll notice it's not nearly as "touchy" now).
It's discontinued, unfortunately, but may give you an idea of something similar (at Radio Shack?) that will help: http://smile.amazon.com/Shure-EA650-Isolating-Discontinued-Manufacturer/dp/B000GTBDBA/ref=pd_sxp_f_pt (It apparently can still be obtained as part as an airline adapter kit for a few more bucks, but I'm certain there are similar products that would suit this purpose and perhaps have a more secure level control)
FWIW: Using this to match Shure SE530's to a Lyr 1 with stock JJ's is extremely listenable to give an idea of the matching ability. Otherwise you'd hear a snake factory before even putting the IEMs in ;)
May 23, 2015
Tsar_Bomba
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May 23, 2015
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Good luck trying to find a Radio Shack that is still open.
May 23, 2015
Mapleshilc
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May 24, 2015
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Thanks for the info, I actually do have one from ATH, I will give it a try
May 24, 2015
GL1TCH3D
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May 25, 2015
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A used AK100 runs for $300. AK120 and AK100ii run about $600 a piece used.
May 25, 2015
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