The RCA out is variable - but the gain (using the pot) is only about 6db.I tried the iPad/CCK and it didn't work. If you can "jury-rig" a powered hub and have it work, I'd really appreciate if you can let me know how.
^ Couldn't have put it better :)
The issues with the very basic UI and slow start time disappear once the music starts. That's why mine is not moving any time soon.
Oh - and many happy returns Jack. Thanks for putting me onto the Studio A3. Still using it. Still loving it.
Wolfgang knows about the thread - so I'll let him answer the technical questions. I wouldn't expect too much though - especially if it is proprietary info. Even when asking which DAC chip they used, they weren't exactly forthcoming. Pity really as the unit really does sound quite good. The figures I quoted were direct from their site / packaging. I will say this though - the little guys does output a nice amount of power. Has no problem with the Beyers (250 ohm DT880)...
Um no - just no. Owned the SE315, 425 and 535. If anything - they have well defined bass, but it's definitely not bass heavy (and the 425 has the lightest bass of all 3). In fact not even close. All the Shures (315-535) are quite mid-centric, with slightly rolled off highs, and well defined, but not copious amounts of bass. They do respond well to EQ. One of the surprises I had with both the 425 and 535 was that the bass wasn't a lot stronger. OP - if you find the...
Great thread - and like Eke I'm very interested in hearing your views on the overall comparison. Definitely interested in how the iP5 fares as well. Couple of quick questions -
For the comparisons, are you volume matching (and how)?
What full sized headphones will you be using? Particularly interested in anything you have around the 250-300 ohm mark with moderate sensitivity.
I very much enjoyed both my DT880 (250 ohm) and HD600 with the X5 when I...
Nice review Arly. Yes - similar thoughts.
Just noticed a couple of things in the last few days.
Had my first driver instability - basically stopped playing. Was just a simple matter of unplugging and replugging. Could well have been a Windows fault rather than the uDac-3. Up until now it's been rock solid. Might install the actual NuForce driver at work though and see if that avoids any more issues. This has only been a oncer so far though - so it's been...