Originally Posted by kiteki
The screen is too tiny for enjoyable movie viewing.
Uh, I've watched dozens of movies on the T51, the issue is the battery life, and having to recharge it from my laptop after each movie, and then after the flight, my laptop battery is empty, without even using it, the T51 sucked the life out of it so I could watch 4 movies, anyway, that's better than the battery life on my laptop for watching movies.
Why I am saying all this? Because, for a little over $100, it's pretty cool I can watch movies on the T51. That is one impartial plus it has on any Hifiman or Hisound. Now, if Lee730 wants to say it makes you go blind and his iPhone he won in a slot machine walks all over the T51 for movie watching then that's his personal assessment and not very journalistic. What if an 'impartial' article in the New York times said "well, the iPhone I won in a slot machine walks all over the Samsung", if you don't see my point yet, please try harder.
Now, if you do see my point, when I told Lee I'm assessing the different qualities of DAP's in a third-person perspective, he said "You can't do that Kiteki there is no best DAP it's all about synergy they are all different"
Now he is saying: "The Studio V is clearly superior to it", "definitely superior to the crappy HO amp in the T51" and finally "The HO is the Sflo2s weak point in reality. Doesn't compare to the quality its line-out outputs and this is due to the amp section."
...when in another post he defended the amp section of Colorfly C4, saying it will "sound totally different", even if it uses the same amp section as the T51.
"Bass also appeared to be tighter"
Yes like in wasapi.
Nothing like that. Digital layer vs amp stage and an interesting acknowledgement by you that he tried the amp out. LOL
"I doubt he never listened to the amp but decided early on that his amp was better. Why not use em if you got em?"
"You really need to chill sometimes. All these small maker far east specialty products have their issues and deal in propoganda, specsmanship and magic ICs that get mantra'd by devotees. Dac and amp chips don't really matter as much as the overall design and integration of same."
I'm trying to read inbetween the lines here, it seems like you're saying looking at which DAC and amp chips are used is pointless, and IC's are magic like cables, in the end, the overall design is what counts and we shouldn't open up any Apples or fast-east asian DAP's and look what's inside, so I need to chill and just look at the commercials and stop believing in magic IC's and DIY perspectives, come on, that is a pretty harsh statement. Don't you think marketing and "overall design" has more 'magic' in it!?
"overall design" is a vague comment. Anyway, listening to a DAP (or any device) with a portable amplifier will extend the signal chain and cause variations in sound, you're not supposed to connect a Clip+ to a Darkvoice, or assess a T51 with a UHA4 when 0.1% of the owners will have a UHA4, right?
Why the dig? He's speaking from his experience and never aspired to be the the great decider of all things or to rule the posting realm. nudge, nudge.
Opinions are no longer allowed unless approved by Kiteki. LOL
Stories about half-price christmas specials and winning iPhones in slot machines are highly individualistic, and irrelevant to other users, so I said his assessments are non-journalistic.
I've never said the T51 sounds better than the Studio V.
So, whatever it is you're trying to say, try reclarifying, because I really have no idea.