No, it completely bypasses the internal dac in the iphone just like every other product I've told you about. I think you are very confuse about the whole idevice dac thing. Not just any dac will bypass the internal dac of an ipod or iphone. The only ones that does it are the products I've listed as being idevice compatible. So that doesn't include the 5.5g ipod, but does include every ipod made after it(example: 6g, 7g) and also most of the iphones and ipod touches. With the idevice compatible dacs, you don't need anything else to pair them with to bypass the internal dac. All you do it plug one end into the iphone/ipod dock connector and the other end into the usb connector on the device.
Totally understand now. I inferred as much, but didn't know for sure. Thanks for the clarification.
I have an iPhone 4, may need to try out that m8 at some point. In the meantime, will enjoy the iMod.
Doing an AT taste test this week with it, m50, esw9, w1000x, and w5000. Will prob keep 2 of them. (In the process of returning the w5000 due to creaking), may end up with the esw9 and w1000, I have a feeling. The m50 is kinda neat so far with heavy music and I like closed phones.
Edited by malmc02 - 4/2/13 at 7:01pm