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Beyerdynamic A200p Portable Mobile DAC Headphone Amp for iPhone and Android Phones, Black/Silver Reviews

Brooko

Beyerdynamic A 200 p – versatile and genuinely portable

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Pros: Size and form factor, sound quality, versatility, genuine portability

Cons: Limited i-device and Android device support (to modern releases so far), no volume meter, on-off switch could be better implemented

A 200 p next to the iPhone 4 Dimunitive A 200 p  INTRODUCTION I’m pretty happy with my current audio chain at the moment (see my sig for set-up).  I have pretty much all bases covered for both portable and desktop listening – but like most Head-fiers, I’m always interested in trying something new.  You never know if it could be the next “must have” device. So I was immediately interested when Esra from Beyerdynamic asked for volunteers on the forums to test their new A 200 p.  Unfortunately I’ve only had the device for around a week (loaner programme).  These are only short term impressions – so please bear this in mind when reading the review. DISCLAIMER I was provided the A 200...
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shotgunshane

BEYERDYNAMIC A200P: PORTABLE DIGITAL AMPLIFIER

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Pros: Portable Size; 135 Volume Steps; Low Output Impedance (1.1 Ω); Silent Background

Cons: External Buttons Too Sensitive; Recessed micro USB Port

Disclaimer: I’d like to thank Beyerdynamic for loaning me the A200p for review.  The sample will be returned to Beyerdynamic following evaluation. Reprinted from: http://cymbacavum.com/2014/06/02/beyerdynamic-a200p-portable-digital-amplifier/     The Beyerdynamic A200p is a very small DAC/Amp combo for portable use with computers, iPads, iPhones, and Android phones. The device itself is 55×55×13 mm and the included leather case with belt strap adds minimal bulk.  It features and on/off/lock switch, headphone out, play/pause/forward/reverse side buttons, micro USB connection, and a very large rotating volume...
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jazzman7

Fantastic Wearable Audio Accessory

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Pros: Small size, ideal for wearing on the hip; easy-to-use controls; neutral, non-fatiguing sound; great pairing with IEMs

Cons: No line out; best used with more-efficient headphones

Introduction   My review of the A200P is part of the beyerdynamic loaner program described in this thread:   http://www.head-fi.org/t/716739/02-beyerdynamic-is-looking-for-testers-who-want-to-check-out-the-a-200-p-a-high-end-mobile-dac-and-amp   About me:  I am a big fan of portable audio gear, having acquired various DACs, amps, and sources over the years.  Some of that gear will show up in the review for comparison.  I've been into headphones for quite a while -- I had an Audio-Technica ATH-1 when I was a kid which is now long gone, and after college I bought the Sennheiser HD580 from HeadRoom, followed by the HD-25 II, both of which I still have....
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phillyd

Amazing sound, weird accessory choice.

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Pros: Incredibly neutral sound, black background, small size & stylish aesthetics

Cons: No line-level output, provided accessories make for awkward use, price, potential durability issues

IntroductionThe Beyerdynamic A 200 P is a new portable DAC/AMP meant to be paired with Android (Micro USB) and iOS (Lightning Connector) devices.TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS (from the product site here)Output level . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.7 Vrms (US version), 150 mVrms (EU version*)Recommended headphone impedance . . . . . . . . . . . . . ≤ 600 Ω (US version), ≤ 32 Ω (EU version*)Output impedance . . . . . . . 1.1 ΩFrequency response . . . . . . . 20 Hz - 20 kHz (± 0.2 dB)Signal-to-noise ratio . . . . . . > 110 dBT.H.D. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Crosstalk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . > 106 dBConnections . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 headphone socket, mini jack (3.5 mm), 1 special...
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Wyd4

Fantastic Portable HiFi for iems

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Pros: Refined sound, detailed smooth highs, very black background

Cons: Weak amplifier

First off a little about me.   I wouldn't say I am an audiophile as such, though a few of my non music loving friends would tend to disagree. I merely love music and cannot stand poor audio.  I know what I like in speakers/headphones. That being said I may steer clear of as many audiophile terms as I can in this review,   Conditions/gear for this review:   A loud office building A loud train on the commute Unique Melody Mentor universal iems Mr Speakers Mad Dog 3.2 An iPad mini retina 128gb iPhone 5s A HTC one m8 A fiio e18 And of course a beyerdynamic a200p that Beyer so graciously allowed me to trial and review.       Music used for...
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magiccabbage

Small packs a punch

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Pros: Sounds great, very small and light

Cons: Not to fond of the plastic finish

Gear   Source – Lenovo Ideapad / Assus N55SF Headphones – HD 280 pro/ 595 / 650 and 800 – Beyerdynamic T1 – Shure SHR440 Amps – WA2 Dacs – Arcam Rdac     Test Tracks ¬   Cecile Mclorin Salvant - John Henry Bruce Springsteen - Hungry Heart Rush - Makig memories The knife - Like A Pen Talking Heads - The Great Curve Wynton marsalis - The Arrival Richard Bona – Janjo La Maya Julian Lage – Margaret     Technical specifications   Type Portable Dac/Amp Dac Wolfson WM8740 Outputs 3.5mm Weight 51...
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MrEleventy

The Little Dac/Amp that Could (Drive 600ohm DT880s)

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Pros: Smooth sounding signature, Powerful amp, easy to set up and use.

Cons: Sticky jog wheel, Proprietary Port, price

INTRODUCTIONWhen the opportunity came up to review the Beyerdynamic A200p, I jumped at the chance and volunteered to do one. [[SPOILER]] A200PFORMThe A200P is a portable dac/amp that meant to work with iOS and Android devices. The compatibility list can be found HERE. The device is well packaged and bundled. It comes with 3 different cables (Android, Apple and USB.) and a carry case. It's surprisingly small and light weight, thus making it easy to pocket for portable use. The build is simple and elegant, very minimalist. I've tested this device with a Samsung Galaxy S3 and a Windows computer. I don't have access to an Apple Device so the review will be limited to those tested. Set up was...
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irishsammy

Not perfect but a very, very good portable accessory

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Pros: Brilliant DAC implementation, will drive almost anything, great volume ergonomics, tinytinytiny

Cons: A few functional hicups with and/or without supplied accessories, amp section is almost ruthlessly powerful

IT'S HERE!!!  AND LOOK AT ALL THE STUFF THAT CAME WITH IT!!! There have been another couple great reviews already that have shown the amp and accessories in some great pictures.  So I'll make this part of my review short and sweet.    Suffice it to say that you'll be surprised when your A200p shows up, both because of its size and because of the plethora of stuff that it comes with.    This thing is very, very small.  I have a PA2v2 portable amp that's nice and small but this thing makes it look like the PA2v2 is like lugging around a desktop amp.  So it goes without saying that it's pretty darn easy to implement in any portable rig.  My...
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