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post #16 of 31
OTOH, the D3 batteries are estimated to last 100 hours.

If you use rechargebles maybe a bit less but the expense is minimal.
post #17 of 31
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Originally Posted by RAQemUP View Post
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.
yea this is my case...im not planning to get another amp....i just want to use the ibasso like a sound card with my notebook. I'm a little noob, not sure if i explained what i need perfectly.
Just want to USB->Ibasso->phones.

what to buy?

thanks
post #18 of 31
Well my D3 amp is at 49.5 hours of burn-in through the DAC on the same Alkalines, so I am watching for how long they last.

I know my D2 goes 17 hours on a charge with LM4562/LM6172 opamps (14 hours stock) and my D2 Boa ran at least 30 hours before I went away to run errands and when I came back at 40 hours the battery was dead. I have to time my errands better to be sure I am around between 30-40 hours next time.

All three are very good portable amps, and the D3 will get reviewed after I have between 300-600 hours on it.
post #19 of 31
double post - head-fi told me I couldn't post for another 14 seconds, and hit submit again. wierd.
post #20 of 31
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ehy Addict in your opinion, what should i get?
i need to use the ibasso as external audio card.
post #21 of 31
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ehy Addict in your opinion, what should i get?
i need to use the ibasso as external audio card.

Sorry, i dont have enough time will the D3 yet. You'll have to wait for my review - the D3 amp is still burning in so I haven't given it my full attention yet. Once it is ready I'll add it to my "mini-review 9 USB dac amp" thread.
post #22 of 31
Weird - my iPhone keeps double posting.
post #23 of 31
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i m posting from an iphone too, no problem.
Btw will be batteries a problem using the ibasso with the notebook?
I mean an intense use.
Mac-ibasso-phones
post #24 of 31
I have over 120 hours (and still going) of continued use on a set of alkaline batteries in the D3. This as an amp only.

Last night I hooked up the D3 to a friend's computer, it was inmediately recognized and we used it for about 2 hours feeding it lossless files as well as music from Pandora. It sounded great driving a pair of stock AKG K501. Yes we used the K501 on purpose, since they are a very hard to drive can.

The volume obtained was more than enough for both of us.
post #25 of 31
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I have over 120 hours (and still going) of continued use on a set of alkaline batteries in the D3. This as an amp only.

Last night I hooked up the D3 to a friend's computer, it was inmediately recognized and we used it for about 2 hours feeding it lossless files as well as music from Pandora. It sounded great driving a pair of stock AKG K501. Yes we used the K501 on purpose, since they are a very hard to drive can.

The volume obtained was more than enough for both of us.
That is interesting about the 501's.

Maybe I did something with the 701's. I will give them another try with the D3.

The D3 is one great amp.
post #26 of 31
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is the D3 able to drive a 2.0 system? lol
post #27 of 31
I posted this Q on another thread but after basically settling that I will probably get the upgrade bug eventually, I want to know what people think of buying the D3 as an AMP/DAC to run K601s and then, when I have some cash, buying a proper desktop amp? I figure once I get a better portable amp I will get the urge for a desktop amp and this way I at least have the DAC as well.


Can the D3 be run off of just the USB? Are there other portable amp/DACs with the ability to function as just a DAC?
post #28 of 31
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Can the D3 be run off of just the USB? Are there other portable amp/DACs with the ability to function as just a DAC?
Using the D3 amp alone or the amp and DAC together, it runs off the batteries. The D3 DAC alone (lineout to another external amp) runs off of only usb power.
post #29 of 31
Thread Starter 
The D3 DAC alone (lineout to another external amp) runs off of only usb power.

That's the same if i lineout the sound to some active speakers?
post #30 of 31
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The D3 DAC alone (lineout to another external amp) runs off of only usb power.

That's the same if i lineout the sound to some active speakers?
Yes, the D3 doesn't care where the line-out goes. USB with amp turned off is USB powered, no battery drain.
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