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post #16 of 32
The pin configuration on the iPhone is different from all other iPods so a special dock/cable is needed. According to Punnisher pins 1 and 11 needs to be connected for iPhone. The upside is that iPhone cables can also be used with all other iPods.
post #17 of 32
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Originally Posted by nc8000 View Post
The pin configuration on the iPhone is different from all other iPods so a special dock/cable is needed. According to Punnisher pins 1 and 11 needs to be connected for iPhone. The upside is that iPhone cables can also be used with all other iPods.
Does anyone know if that changed with the iPhone 3G? Need to know ASAP.
post #18 of 32
Yeah. Normal LOD won't work with iPhone 3G. I got my Quables Silvercab-Pro for iPhone today. Works great!
post #19 of 32
Here is the latest update from punnisher - the same pins to make it work on 2G work on 3G

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Originally Posted by Punnisher
I wanted to let you know that I got confirmation on the 3g LOD.

I made a LOD for hockeyb13, and it works with his 3g iphone.

I simply connected pin 1 and 11 together, which tells the iphone that an audio accessory has been connected.

Nate
post #20 of 32
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Originally Posted by Bones13 View Post
My iPhone sounds fine with both the Klipsch Image and the UE-10pro with no amp.

You can amp with a LOD if you turn off the phone and reboot with the LOD attached. If you don't put it in flight mode you can have interference.

The SQ is pretty good, but then I only have AAC 256 and MP3 on my iPhone, and my iPod 5.5 with ALAC, LOD, Hornet then UE-10Pros still beats it pretty well.

Just depends on your needs, I would never consider my iPhone to be my critical listening DAP. Convenient as hell if I have some IEMs in my pocket when I end up with some time to waste... but not the same as lugging the good stuff for music off the iPod, or a movie burned into the iPod Touch.
how bad is the interference? will it be an acceptable level?
post #21 of 32
Depends on which amp you use. Ray's amps are very well controlled while some of the other amps (especially those with plastic casings) are horrible with the interference.
post #22 of 32
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Originally Posted by dookiex View Post
Depends on which amp you use. Ray's amps are very well controlled while some of the other amps (especially those with plastic casings) are horrible with the interference.
Will Predator or pico be a good fit in terms of zero or near zero interference?
post #23 of 32
there is not only the amp witch give some trouble with interferences, but the headphone cable too.
post #24 of 32
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Originally Posted by Bonthouse View Post
That's a no no. You'll die of the planet-destroying static it produces when it's close to cellphone interference.
I can confirm this. My phone and Touch are in separate pockets for this reason.
post #25 of 32
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Originally Posted by Bonthouse View Post
That's a no no. You'll die of the planet-destroying static it produces when it's close to cellphone interference.
Is there something I can use to cover the Fiio with to reduce the interference?

I just got my E3 last night, using it with my iphone 3G and RE2. It's great with the RE2, but I did get a little bit of the buzzing interference on the way to work this morning. Not ear drum shattering, but very unpleasant.

I guess I could also get a longer cord, and keep the Fiio further away from the phone.

Any suggestions welcomed.
post #26 of 32
Well, the new Fiio E5 is rumoured to deal better with electromagnetic interference. Perhaps it would be worth waiting for it.
post #27 of 32
I can confirm that switching from my Sendstation USB to a Quables LOD decreased the interference by a lot. I only hear a slight buzz every 15 minutes or so. This is with the Tomahawk reasonably close to the iPhone.
post #28 of 32
You can always wrap the amp in aluminum foil. That basically kills most of the interference but it sure does make it look ugly.
post #29 of 32
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Originally Posted by dookiex View Post
You can always wrap the amp in aluminum foil. That basically kills most of the interference but it sure does make it look ugly.
post #30 of 32
Nice pic! Fitting in every sense of the word.
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