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"Best value" iPod line out cable dock?

post #1 of 52
Thread Starter 
Looking for recommendations for a "best value" on an iPod line out cable dock.
- ALO Cryo?
- Qables?
- ZYCable? (from Head-Direct)
- others???

Thanks.
post #2 of 52
I would say the cheapest one you could find, that has good build quality.
post #3 of 52
Qables makes excellent LODs. My Silvercab made a huge improvement over a generic one.

With that said, having been down the portable road already, I would never invest money in it again. Home systems are just so much better. However, I would not have known about good home equipment unless I had gone down the portable path first.
post #4 of 52
On the contrary, I had a SilverCab and I thought it was a complete waste of money.
post #5 of 52
I recently purchased one of microshar's lineout cables off of eBay. Very reasonable (~$35) and a marked improvement in SQ out of my Touch. I have no other LODs to compare it to but the build quality is good and it is a step up in quality from the headphone out...so I'm happy.
post #6 of 52
Even some of the DIY guys, StevenKelby who made mine, I think it was def worth the money, he was a nice guy, and the cable is wonderful!
post #7 of 52
honestly, save your money from buying botique LOD, not worth the $

DIY for 1/100th of the cost:

http://www.head-fi.org/forums/f6/how...nector-212740/



good luck!


PS: if you must, id buy from qables if you wanan go that route, hans is a great guy.
post #8 of 52
Anything over $30 is pushing it IMO.
post #9 of 52
I posted a WTB thread, and got some responses from DIYers here. Only one came in near $30, however, which was all I was willing to spend. It's fine -- not fancy, but decently made and does the job. There seems to be a big gap in the market for LODs at a reasonable price. I would try the WTB route and see what kind of offers you get.
post #10 of 52
Thread Starter 
Thanks for everyone's suggestions. I'm definitely not a DIY-er as I've never owned or used a soldering gun. ;o) There's so many options and price levels that it makes it hard for me to make a decision... <sigh>
post #11 of 52
Turbo is another one to look at. He has a price level somewhere in between the ones mentioned so far and I find his work solid.
post #12 of 52
Warrior05 of S^2 audio makes some nice LOD's at a fair price. Send him a pm.
post #13 of 52
Quote:
Originally Posted by chouman View Post
Turbo is another one to look at. He has a price level somewhere in between the ones mentioned so far and I find his work solid.
turbo charges $45-$50 for a silver plated copper wire (SPC) dock!
-a bit pricy for spc wire


go with warrior05, his work is fantastic! (From the pix ive seen)
post #14 of 52
I got mine here. It was more than $30 though. Great quality and excellent sounding. Matches my black iPod too!
post #15 of 52
Blue Jeans needs to get into the LOD biz!
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