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Thanks man! I have the Valhalla 2! Will save up for the bifrost eventually!! biggrin.gif

For now I'll just put my iPhone volume at 100% and enjoy it.
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Originally Posted by mgavin View Post

Thanks man! I have the Valhalla 2! Will save up for the bifrost eventually!! biggrin.gif

For now I'll just put my iPhone volume at 100% and enjoy it.


Awesome. Enjoy the music!

post #8898 of 8904
I don'n know if the internal amp in the iPhone 6 is any good, but I find the internal amp in my iPod to be weak. I find a significant difference between using the line out by fiio, vs. a 3.5 to 3.5 connection from the headphone out.

Since my wife is insisting on upgrading our phones, has anyone tried using Apple's adaptor converting the lighting connector to the older style.

The main issue with double amp is that if the first amp in the chain is muddy, or has some other issue when driving your headphones, a second amp is compromised
post #8899 of 8904
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Originally Posted by Hoagie View Post

I don'n know if the internal amp in the iPhone 6 is any good, but I find the internal amp in my iPod to be weak. I find a significant difference between using the line out by fiio, vs. a 3.5 to 3.5 connection from the headphone out.

Since my wife is insisting on upgrading our phones, has anyone tried using Apple's adaptor converting the lighting connector to the older style.

The main issue with double amp is that if the first amp in the chain is muddy, or has some other issue when driving your headphones, a second amp is compromised

 

The iPhone6 amp is excellent, the best yet is in the 6Plus.

 

$29 buys you the Lightning to USB kit and then you can attach for example the JDS Labs C5D as pictured:

 


And boom, you iPhone is now a transport for the C5D DAC/Amp and you can stream HiRes or just use your library with any player. Another good choice is the CEntrance Mini M8 or the CEntrance Hifi-Skÿn - won't get better than that to drive nearly everything. 

 

Check out the thread: http://www.head-fi.org/t/733890/iphone-6-6-plus-audio-quality

 

It's surprisingly good.

 

Cheers,

K

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Originally Posted by Koolpep View Post
 

 

The iPhone6 amp is excellent, the best yet is in the 6Plus.

 

$29 buys you the Lightning to USB kit and then you can attach for example the JDS Labs C5D as pictured:

 


And boom, you iPhone is now a transport for the C5D DAC/Amp and you can stream HiRes or just use your library with any player. Another good choice is the CEntrance Mini M8 or the CEntrance Hifi-Skÿn - won't get better than that to drive nearly everything. 

 

Check out the thread: http://www.head-fi.org/t/733890/iphone-6-6-plus-audio-quality

 

It's surprisingly good.

 

Cheers,

K

Hello Koolpep,

 

This solution looks almost like what I am looking for. I have an iPhone 5 that I would like to use as a transport to feed into a Monoprice desktop amp to utilize the USB DAC on the desktop amp. The input on the amp looks almost like a Thunderbolt connection. Is the cable going into the JDS Labs the same connection type?

 

thanks,

Paul

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Originally Posted by Koolpep View Post
 

 

The iPhone6 amp is excellent, the best yet is in the 6Plus.

 

$29 buys you the Lightning to USB kit and then you can attach for example the JDS Labs C5D as pictured:

 


And boom, you iPhone is now a transport for the C5D DAC/Amp and you can stream HiRes or just use your library with any player. Another good choice is the CEntrance Mini M8 or the CEntrance Hifi-Skÿn - won't get better than that to drive nearly everything. 

 

Check out the thread: http://www.head-fi.org/t/733890/iphone-6-6-plus-audio-quality

 

It's surprisingly good.

 

Cheers,

K


I think I just answered my own question. after doing a google search it appears that the connection type is USB mini. It appears that I will need a different cable for use with the Monoprice amp.

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Originally Posted by macm75 View Post
 

 

Hmmm.  At the tail end of my headphone swapping mania, before I found deep satisfaction with DT880/600 (it's been 3-4 years now), was Stax SR-303.  All my amps are "home" built and for the Stax, I built a few versions of Andrea Ciuffoli's Stax amp - reference his 6SL7-6BX7 design.  The sound was thrilling for a few days and I lost interest not long after - I found these headphones to be sterile and uninvolving - music lacking body and soul.  Same issue with SR-404.  I would only hope that the newer low Stax range is more enjoyable to listen to than the old.  And I'm not even going to get into the fact that after a year one of the channels failed and that fake leather makes my ear area sweat instantly.  It was one of those bad audio decisions for many reasons.  Anyway, listen and decide.  My mistake was assuming that "Stax is one league above any dynamic headphone anyways" and not doing any trial listening - I can understand others liking them - just not me.

 

My trial with Stax sound was a lot better than yours i think even if  i also ended not very convinced about it , my gone SR-507 was nice souding headphone and did a lot of things right (impression of effortless and transparency , airness ,  , but it didn't blown my mind away at all ... In Fact i prefered my HD600 , more natural sounding and more accurate in tonality , a more pleasent listening impression overall , and the confort departement ... the SR-507 was a no go for me .

 

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Originally Posted by Kununa View Post
 

Stax is one league above any dynamic headphone anyways. But for their price the 880 sound really amazing. I was impressed by them when I first listened to one.

 

Nope . Some will disagree with this statement :wink: 


Edited by HaVoC-28 - Yesterday at 8:32 am
post #8903 of 8904
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Originally Posted by HaVoC-28 View Post
 

 

My trial with Stax sound was a lot better than yours i think even if  i also ended not very convinced about it , my gone SR-507 was nice souding headphone and did a lot of things right (impression of effortless and transparency , airness ,  , but it didn't blown my mind away at all ... In Fact i prefered my HD600 , more natural sounding and more accurate in tonality , a more pleasent listening impression overall , and the confort departement ... the SR-507 was a no go for me .

 

You struck a chord...  Outside of DT880, I have only one headphone that I really wish to hear specifically with my amp.  Not craving in any way but looking forward to time with the HD600 at some point.  300ohm would work quite nice and they are obviously loved by many.

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I heard the DT880 Pro 250ohm at CanJam paired with the O2+ODAC and I was impressed for the price. It was more musical than I thought, while the soundstage and imaging was nothing to write home about, it was still not anemic and managed to power the DT880 just fine at about 1-2 'oclock on the dial. I will be buying one as a semi-portable solution for vacations and such.

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