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post #136 of 184
I had heard/read that the 5g video had superior SQ to the other Apple products. Consequently, I listened to nothing but it with my Xin Supermirco IV and Shure e5s. I thought the SQ was fantastic. Recently I plugged everything into my Touch and I thought that the SQ better than the Video. It was clear, crisp and not fatiguing in the least. By comparison, the Video is muddy. I've heard no distortion and I've had no problems with crashing.
post #137 of 184


I have the Westone UM2 and this is my problem:



Any solution?
post #138 of 184
I cannot see your picture.
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post #140 of 184
I get hotlinking errors when trying to access the files. Perhaps host them on flickr. I imagine you RMAA the touch with the um2 and are worried about the output from the touch? if so, that is pretty natural and very few players actually can properly output to balanced armature earphones without massive distortion and other problems incrementing. You need an amp to hear them the way they were meant to be heard... but you need an amp which can playback balanced armatures.
post #141 of 184
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Originally Posted by Cortana View Post


I have the Westone UM2 and this is my problem:



Any solution?
I don't see what your issue is?

You're worried about the jack not fitting securely?
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post #143 of 184
Strange, my MX560s have a right-angle jack like your Westones and I've had no connection issues. Initially, they don't appear as if they're connected all the way in, but they are.
post #144 of 184
Is the jack completly on the outside of the Ipod?

I thought only such earphones like this http://www.hdaccessory.com/catalog/reprearphone.jpg are small to fit completly.
post #145 of 184
Oh, I see. haha, I was jumping to conclusions. There should be no problem at all. I have never had problem with a single headphone. The touch has a cutaway on part of the jack, but it is the usual size otherwise.
post #146 of 184
It's a standard 3.5mm jack and even bulky plugs like on my Shure SRH840 fit it fine.

Your Westones will fit it fine.
post #147 of 184
Ok, thanks!
post #148 of 184
Any sound quality comparison between an Ipod Touch 3G and a Cowon D2/S9?
post #149 of 184
I came from the D2 to the touch and have pretty extensive experience with the S9. It is up to you as to which is better. Cowon have almost-realistic EQ and a host of other effects. But neither the D2 nor the S9 are able to drive low impedance earphones very well; they crash in comparison to their unloaded signal. The touch isn't perfect, but does a much better job of sustaining a quality signal. I would not call either company 'audiophile' grade, but imo, the touch is a much better match for earphones.

Cowons are quite good for high impedance headphones or if you really like to tweak your sound.
post #150 of 184
Ok I gonna buy the Ipod, thanks for helping!
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