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Ibasso D2 vs Ibasso D3?

post #1 of 31
Thread Starter 
So i was going to buy the D3 but it is out of stock atm.

Just want to know any real difference between the D3 and his previous model D2.

Is it really worth upgrading?

thanks
post #2 of 31
your life will completely change, your new girlfriend will be hotter
you will win the lottery and you will be famous.

The amp will sound better too.
post #3 of 31
Thread Starter 
bum
post #4 of 31
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Originally Posted by energie View Post
get off pleaz, you are useless here.

a sense of humor might help you, energie.
But , seriously, read the several threads on the D3 where some have compared it to the D2.
post #5 of 31
Thread Starter 
took my time on reading already but i didnt understand what the Line out function do.

Just skip battery section and make the dac works directly from the usb?

And the D2's battery is replaceable?

thanks
post #6 of 31
the line out is used to feed the DAC to a different amp than the D3 if you want to do that.
The D3 has a great DAC and you could use it with your home amp for example.
So the line out skips the amp and doesn't need batteries.
post #7 of 31
Thread Starter 
oh that was helpful, i dont really need that function.

I just want a portable amp that can be used with my laptop, since the integrated sound sux big time.

Shall i go for the D2 then?

Sorry if i jumped on you, had a bad day.
post #8 of 31
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Originally Posted by energie View Post
oh that was helpful, i dont really need that function.

I just want a portable amp that can be used with my laptop, since the integrated sound sux big time.

Shall i go for the D2 then?

Sorry if i jumped on you, had a bad day.
No worry, humor is hard to get across on the internet.

I would wait for the D3 because it is a very impressive amp and DAC.
iBasso should have some more in stock soon.

I have been so happy I bought mine, one of my best audio purchases in recent years.

On a bad day I open a good red, listen to some music and fantasize about my next guitar or audio purchase.
post #9 of 31
Actually, from all that appears from the specs, and from what iBasso has said, the DAC is identical on the D2 Boa and D3 Python. The amps differ, but not the DACs -- unless you have additional information...
post #10 of 31
Quote:
Originally Posted by energie View Post
oh that was helpful, i dont really need that function.

I just want a portable amp that can be used with my laptop, since the integrated sound sux big time.

Shall i go for the D2 then?

Sorry if i jumped on you, had a bad day.
Wait for the D3 it sounds exceptional
post #11 of 31
Thread Starter 
ok thanks everyone, i'll wait then
post #12 of 31
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Originally Posted by MrScary View Post
Wait for the D3 it sounds exceptional
As opposed to the D2, which sounds bad? I'm also considering the purchase of a D2.
post #13 of 31
The D2 does not sound bad, in fact with an appropriate choice of opamps, it sounds superb, however the D3 has a more 3-dimensional soundstage which I have been unable to duplicate in my Viper.

It is an intangible, probably unmeasurable difference that one can hear only by A-B comparisons. I do think the D3 DAC is improved over that of the Viper, and does not require any battery power when using only the DAC, if that is a consideration of use.
post #14 of 31
Thread Starter 
what kind of opamps mount a brand new d2?
post #15 of 31
The D2 Boa's opamps are soldered on and generally unrollable for the lazy and unwilling (such as me ). The old D2 Viper is roughly the same size as the D3 and has opamp sockets for easy rolling but was only on a limited run.

If you only plan to use the DAC/Amp combo with your laptop, I would suggest for you to get the D2 Boa which can run entirely off of USB power (meaning the DAC and Amp at same time) since the internal batteries recharge through the USB cable. The D3 has no recharge ability and if you were to use the Amp with the DAC at same time, it would run off battery power. It also helps that the D2 Boa is smaller.
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