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post #31 of 37
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Originally Posted by .coco View Post
Hmm alright, thanks for the info. However, I think I am not understanding correctly. Are you saying that if your iPhone was in the vicinity of your D3 Python, it was making it staticy? I really have started to like the D3 Python, but if I really cant use it with my iPhone, it is not going to work lol. Is the issue just if the iPhone is laying on top of the amp?

I looked at the Nuforce, and it seems like a good mobile amp, but I am a little weary of it being a decent desktop amp also.

I also took a look at the Raptor, but I couldnt find it for under $400? Is that correct? I am looking for quality, but I would prefer to keep it under $250, 300 max. I am not quite addicted heroine-style yet.
Yes, if I am using the D3 Python with my iMod or Macbook, and the iPhone gets too close all hell breaks loose from iPhone buzz. I have to keep the iPhone 3-4 feet away. With the EM blocking card I can get within 6-9 inches of the D3 with the iPhone, but then the buzz can be heard if they get any closer. But if I have the EM blocking card in the iPhone's case, most of my other amps can be stacked under the iPhone and be used with the iPhone without the iPhone "buzz".

I did not own an iPhone when I borrowed the 2MOVE for my review, so I don't know how it will behave, but it was good and in your price range. So far the Predator, Pico, Nuforce and Practical Devices XM5 work with the iPhone using the EM blocking card. The XM5 is a good amp, and price varies between $245 and $325 depending on the options. It is closer to the D3 and Pico sound, while the Nuforce is closer to the 2MOVE sound.

The worst offenders for iPhone buzz have been my iBasso D3, followed by D2 Viper and then the D2 Boa. I have not been able to test my vividaudiotech V1, Headsix, Lyrix or TTVJ Millett with iPhone yet.
post #32 of 37
nah, just a regular cmoy. still smells of mints, now. i considered the caffeine pro but the site never seems to say they're in stock. but that was a while ago...
post #33 of 37
The total bithead works well with my grados/powerbook/iphone, but it seems a bit too basic. It's pretty hard to tell the difference between the headphone out on the computer and the bithead. The RSA mustang looks like a great amp to use with an iphone, it's tiny and it has adjustable gain for those grados and any future headphones you want to use.
post #34 of 37
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Originally Posted by Wiggy Fuzz View Post
nah, just a regular cmoy. still smells of mints, now. i considered the caffeine pro but the site never seems to say they're in stock. but that was a while ago...
Not to mention they freaking raised the price from 60 bucks to 85 bucks...
post #35 of 37
... made up my mind, at least... the RSA tomahawk looks nice and small. is it ok for the grado headphones?
post #36 of 37
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damn that really sucks that the iPhone has so much interference. if it can interfere at such ranges, I guess the iBasso is just out of the question. too many people I work with have iPhones. hmm..
post #37 of 37
When in 3G mode, the iPhone 3G is transmitting in a different frequency band than it is in normal Edge mode. The 3G band is essentially the same as Verizon/Spring CDMA band, in fact ATT 3G is called something very similar . This is why you hear interference when the iPhone 3G is in EDGE mode or searching for an EDGE signal, this can sometimes still happen even when it's in 3G mode.
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