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post #121 of 137
So is The MOVE proven to be a good match for the Beyer DT-880 ? How about the K701 ?
post #122 of 137
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Originally Posted by Scrith View Post
Could someone recommend a place on the internet (for someone in the U.S.A.) where I can order an appropriate AC adapter for the Move (with part # or direct link to the adapter, if possible)?
got mine at RadioShack, works perfectly. check out the earliest part of the Move thread, not this one, the large one and you will find the part #
post #123 of 137
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Originally Posted by Scrith View Post
Could someone recommend a place on the internet (for someone in the U.S.A.) where I can order an appropriate AC adapter for the Move (with part # or direct link to the adapter, if possible)?
AC Adapter:
http://www.radioshack.com/product/in...tId=2191852&cp

Adaptaplug for adapter (free w/ adapter order):
http://www.radioshack.com/product/in...tId=2062430&cp

post #124 of 137
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But it seems as if you don't need an AC adapter anyways as it only improves the sound subtly if at all.
post #125 of 137
underline the word subtle. perhaps a bit more headroom on certain headphones, but I think I would not make the purchase again other than to save on batteries.
post #126 of 137
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Originally Posted by dw6928 View Post
underline the word subtle. perhaps a bit more headroom on certain headphones, but I think I would not make the purchase again other than to save on batteries.
This is exactly it. If you have very demanding headphones it may make a difference. For prolines, denons it doesn't matter at all wall wart vs battery. Save the environment and yourself some cash if you can run it off the mains.
post #127 of 137
I do so enjoy the Move for all its "bashing" in this thread. I am getting a D1 Ibasso to review for a Headfier and am anxious to bang heads. Seems as though the consensus is the amp in the Move is superior but the amp/dac combo is superior in the D1. Fortunately for me, I rarely use the dac
in the Move, using my Microdac which is leagues better (as it
should be). I really do commend Dr. Meier for such a sweetspot creation.
post #128 of 137
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Originally Posted by dw6928 View Post
I do so enjoy the Move for all its "bashing" in this thread. I am getting a D1 Ibasso to review for a Headfier and am anxious to bang heads. Seems as though the consensus is the amp in the Move is superior but the amp/dac combo is superior in the D1. Fortunately for me, I rarely use the dac
in the Move, using my Microdac which is leagues better (as it
should be). I really do commend Dr. Meier for such a sweetspot creation.
The Move really is a good amp/dac combo. If the Move is a 95/100 compared to the bulk of the portable amps I'd say the D1 is a 96/100 for the larger soundstage and the optical/coax but it loses some on the brightness/graininess of the stock amp. If you roll the opamps, D1 gets a 97 with the other three points reserved for the next amp that leapfrogs the both of them

Nobody can go wrong choosing either of them.
post #129 of 137
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Originally Posted by itsborken View Post
The Move really is a good amp/dac combo. If the Move is a 95/100 compared to the bulk of the portable amps I'd say the D1 is a 96/100 for the larger soundstage and the optical/coax but it loses some on the brightness/graininess of the stock amp. If you roll the opamps, D1 gets a 97 with the other three points reserved for the next amp that leapfrogs the both of them

Nobody can go wrong choosing either of them.
Agree totally. For use as just a headphone amp, the MOVE is much better. But as a DAC/AMP combo where the input will be exclusively to the DAC, I'd go for the D1.
post #130 of 137
Seeming ill be playin most of my music through my laptop ive changed my mind and going for the ibasso. Is ibasso headquartered in the states?
how much is shipping or is it included in the price. Whats this coaxial input i here of.
Isnt it just one usb cable from the laptop to the ibasso/move? whats all this talk of other cables thats confusing me.
post #131 of 137
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Originally Posted by Skylab View Post
Agree totally. For use as just a headphone amp, the MOVE is much better. But as a DAC/AMP combo where the input will be exclusively to the DAC, I'd go for the D1.
Well, if you stick to the stock configuration on the amp section the above may be the case for you. However with op-amp rolling the iBasso D1 amp section blows the Move away (IMO, with my ears, with my gear, with the music I listen). Point is that it is not an absolute. )
post #132 of 137
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Originally Posted by Duheed View Post
Seeming ill be playin most of my music through my laptop ive changed my mind and going for the ibasso. Is ibasso headquartered in the states?
how much is shipping or is it included in the price. Whats this coaxial input i here of.
Isnt it just one usb cable from the laptop to the ibasso/move? whats all this talk of other cables thats confusing me.
The iBasso D1 can be connected via:

1. USB cable
2. Coaxial cable
3. Optical cable

Heck you could have all three conected at the same time and the internal controler would choose the one feeding it music when you turn on the iBasso D1. Here is a picture of the iBasso D1 back showing all three connectors.

post #133 of 137
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Originally Posted by mrarroyo View Post
The iBasso D1 can be connected via:

1. USB cable
2. Coaxial cable
3. Optical cable

Heck you could have all three conected at the same time and the internal controler would choose the one feeding it music when you turn on the iBasso D1. Here is a picture of the iBasso D1 back showing all three connectors.
The only reason I can see for anyone getting this would be if their portable had optical output (or coaxial which would be odd). If your only using it with a computer, wouldn't it be more wise to save for a desktop amp and DAC? Anyone know of another external DAC that might be of higher quality that also doesn't dwarf a small laptop in size?

I don't see why I need to a smaller component for large devices, especially if could forsake quality that I might want in the future. Please don't get too upset, because I'm sure the iBasso D1 sounds great. I'm not trying to say its not a quality device. Just that it seems a bit out of element for most devices.
post #134 of 137
I use the Move to power K701s and it does fine, even on the low gain setting. But, I am using a MicroDAC to feed the Move and it has a pretty hot output even though its at line level. But even if the source were weaker, it would just be a matter of switching the jumper to high gain. The combination of the Move and K701 has really been quite nice as the warmth and low-end of the Move provide a nice pairing with the K701.
post #135 of 137
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Originally Posted by manaox2 View Post
The only reason I can see for anyone getting this would be if their portable had optical output (or coaxial which would be odd). If your only using it with a computer, wouldn't it be more wise to save for a desktop amp and DAC? Anyone know of another external DAC that might be of higher quality that also doesn't dwarf a small laptop in size?
A lot of people are replacing their desktop computers with laptops/wireless so they can surf on the couch, take it on the road for work, etc. A stationary amp/dac eliminates that option. HP laptops come with spdif so the optical works out well there too (not that I've had problems with its USB).

I agree with you 100% on getting a desktop DAC/Amp; that's what I use in my home office.
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