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FiiO L11 Line Out Dock (LOD) Connector with USB Charge/Data Port For iPod, iPhone, iPad

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Posted

Pros: You can charge your iPod while listening to music.

Cons: You need external cables.

I love the L11 because it allows me to charge my iPod while I listen to music. The usb side of the L11 lets me charge and transfer music just like a regular iPod cable would. I use the L11 with the cmoy I built with my M50s

Posted

Pros: Line-Out signal that bypasses the iPod's internal amp, no wires to fray, light, adds mini USB port to iPod for charging, small

Cons: Dock connector type that doesn't clip to your iPod, have to be careful not to lose it.

Previously, I owned FiiO's L1, their cheapest LOD. It worked very well, and was perfect for plugging into an external amp. My iPod's headphone jack has shorting and distortion problems, this gave me a secondary output AND bypasses the somewhat bright internal amp of the iPod. I would plug the LOD into a FiiO E5, and that into a cassette adapter for my car stereo. The signal became much stronger, sound quality is clearer than and more articulate than before... It sounded like I replaced the speaker drivers, and better than the FM radio.

Unfortunately, I got line-out greedy, used the L1 portably while my iPod was in a pants pocket, and the L1's cable split and frayed quickly at the dock connection end (negligible strain relief). With the L11, I can
  • plug in any cable with a 3.5mm plug without the LOD in danger of fraying and becoming useless.
  • use the same mini-USB cable to charge my iPod & phone (and mini wifi router)
  • have a "true" LOD functionality where volume is fixed at line level, leaving volume control and gain to an external amp.
  • I can plug my cassette adapter directly into the LOD without double-amping through the E5 or using a female-to-female adapter.

This also works great connecting my iPod's library to my receiver or, of course, a headphone amp to use headphones with.

*Note for n00bs: this does not bypass the iPod's internal DAC, it outputs an analogue signal through the 3.5mm jack. I wouldn't be too concerned though: in a mobile environment, there will probably be enough environmental noise that you wouldn't be able to hear the difference made by an external DAC, and the iPod's DAC has good resolution anyway.
FiiO L11 Line Out Dock (LOD) Connector with USB Charge/Data Port For iPod, iPhone, iPad
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The FiiO L11 is designed with a 3.5mm stereo line-out jack to Apple's dock connector, enabling output of high quality line-level audio from iPod, iPhone, and iPad that can be sent to portable audio equipment such as headphone amplifiers and power amplifiers. Designed with high-quality materials, the L11 isolates the audio signal from interference to deliver cleaner and more accurate sound from your iPod/iPhone/iPad. In addition to the line-out jack, the L11 has a USB port for connecting a charger or to the computer. This allows the iPod/iPhone/iPad to be charged while the L11 is being used. The USB port also works for data transfers, offering additional flexibility. Feature Highlights - High quality durable connectors for precise contact and signal integrity - Supports standard dock profile on iPod, iPhone, and iPad. Does not support Shuffle. - Dimensions: 19mm x 27mm x 13mm. - Weight: 6g

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DetailValue
BindingElectronics
BrandFiiO
EAN6953175731115
FeatureStereo line-out jack for optimal audio signal quality Mini-USB port for charging and data transfers while in use High quality durable connectors for precise contact and signal integrity Supports standard dock profile on iPod, iPhone, and iPad. Does not support Shuffle.
LabelFiiO
ManufacturerFiiO
ModelL11
MPN5560032
PublisherFiiO
StudioFiiO
TitleFiiO L11 Line Out Dock (LOD) Connector with USB Charge/Data Port For iPod, iPhone, iPad
SKU13861
Item Height0.51 inches
Item Length0.75 inches
Item Weight0.01 pounds
Item Width1.06 inches
Package Height0.59 inches
Package Length3.54 inches
Package Weight0.04 pounds
Package Width2.76 inches
PartNumber5560032
ProductGroupNetwork Media Player
ProductTypeNameACCESSORY_OR_PART_OR_SUPPLY
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