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The usual suspects like Realtek, just better: http://outpost.fr/rmaa/ALC663.htm
Quite the opposite, really: onboard DACs these days are usually good enough - it's the headphone out that's the problem most of the time.You can use the NX1 as a desktop amp without plugging it on USB: its battery life is such that you'll only need to charge it every once in a while. Just turn it off when you're not using it.
Scroll down: http://www.gsmarena.com/motorola_moto_g-review-1021p7.php
Unlikely, if we are to believe FiiO's own measurements of their E17 (which I have no reason to doubt):But I don't want to get into another debate about objectivism versus subjectivism.The salient point for me is that the NX1 is pretty much the perfect "adapter" to "fix" a bad source (high output impedance and / or weak output). I'll be able to use it on the go with my laptop for instance, which suffers from ridiculously high output impedance (75Ω), which causes large FR...
The frequency response actually contradicts some of the impressions in this thread (but that's nothing new)…
I've always been curious to see how those "audiophile" portable amps actually performed. I also wanted a new toy to play with, and it was so cheap, I pulled the trigger and ordered the NX1, to measure it. Here are my results: Output impedance: 0.15Ω RMAA (unloaded): http://outpost.fr/rmaa/Topping_NX1.htm RMAA loaded with Denon AH-D2000: http://outpost.fr/rmaa/Topping_NX1-Denon_AH-D2000.htm RMAA loaded with Shure SE425:...
Neither. Do you know what vinyl records are? You can't "rip" vinyl, just record the output of a turntable with an Analog to Digital Converter (a recording interface). Then you can use some specialized software to remove clicks and pops, normalize the recording, etc… Then you can convert the final recording to FLAC, ALAC or whatever. iTunes can play ALAC.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gramophone_record
What iPod case is that? SwitchEasy CapsuleClassic? How do you like it?
That would require putting both a DAC and a headphone amp in the adapter, which wouldn't solve any problem and just add bulk (and cost). If anything, it will produce a worse result than the iPhone's internal DAC and amp.
That remains to be seen. The iPod Classic already provides excellent 16 bit performance; getting more actual dynamic range on a portable device is quite difficult, I've been told by electrical engineers; with 192 GB of maximum (costly) storage, it's barely more than the Classic's 160 GB; and their player's output impedance isn't any better than the iPod's (5Ω versus 5.5Ω, and the latest iPod Touches are lower than that).Also, the Pono DAP is just a reference device. Their...
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