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post #1036 of 1153
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Originally Posted by zzephyr27 View Post

Thank you so much! That helps a lot.

 

So for the ipod setup, will that sound really bad bypassing the DAC? I bought the LOD because I heard you want to avoid the ipod's converter. Will the LOD and amp sound better than the ipod's headphone jack into the amp? Or did I make a mistake buying the LOD, thinking I could use the D4's DAC?

 

 

Every one of your questions can be answered by plugging A into B, listening for an hour or so, then plugging A into C, listening for an hour .....

 

Rinse, repeat, then come back and tell us which combination YOU like best. Thats the only opinion that really matters, and you already have the kit - win-win, really. 
 

post #1037 of 1153

I guess I'm just too excited for it to arrive smily_headphones1.gif

Thanks for the input.

post #1038 of 1153

Pulled the trigger. Will pair it with the fi quest when I get some moolah next month or feb.

post #1039 of 1153

Ok what the hell. I got my D4 the other day and was all ready to write up my first impressions..now I just hooked it up again and now have no sound. My ipod into the aux in works, but from usb in as a dac/amp I now have no sound. My computer recognizes it.."USB Audio DAC" and the volume is at 100..

 

I don't get it. It worked perfectly the first 2 days..I can't figure out what's going on. Everything is set up exactly how it was before.

 

Any ideas? triportsad.gif

 

edit: nevermind, this doesn't seem to be the d4's fault. I did the sound test thing and it worked. for some reason my media players aren't switching to the usb line it seems. My computer speakers are still getting the sound when the D4 is on. trying to figure out what changed..

 

edit again: got it working. I guess if I plug in the D4 with my players open, they don't switch from my line out to the DAC. If I plug in the D4, then open them, it plays through it. alright....lol


Edited by zzephyr27 - 12/25/10 at 4:22pm
post #1040 of 1153

umm help guys.. Does anyone have the same problem with me? My Headphone Jack went loose out of nowhere and the left sound sometimes dead. Anyone know how to fix this??

post #1041 of 1153
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umm help guys.. Does anyone have the same problem with me? My Headphone Jack went loose out of nowhere and the left sound sometimes dead. Anyone know how to fix this??

I would have someone look at it that knows how to use a soldering iron. It would seem that possibly the socket has come loose from the solder points internal in the amp. 
 

post #1042 of 1153
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umm help guys.. Does anyone have the same problem with me? My Headphone Jack went loose out of nowhere and the left sound sometimes dead. Anyone know how to fix this??



 

I had the same issue a while back, so contacted ibasso who sent me a couple of replacement parts. Had to get someone to solder them in though!

 

post #1043 of 1153

I just got mine today...it does a respectable job pushing my HD600s...better mid-bass than I expected from a small portable, but starts clipping and distorting just a touch at around 3 o'clock on the dial.  I want to add that I wouldn't be able to listen at that level for too long anyway.  The DAC is definitely good enough to reveal your source's quality, or lack thereof.

 

With headphones that are easier to drive, I could see this being an "all-in-one" solution for just about anyone.  

 

After just 2 hours, I'm happier than I thought I'd be...we'll see how much burn-in helps. 

 

  

post #1044 of 1153

I can't wait. UPS here takes forever. I've been waiting since 10 in the morning and it's already almost 4. My patience is getting tested here. LoL.

post #1045 of 1153

Just got it at 7:45 ish. All I can say is that it brought out the mids of my PRO 900. I'm pretty impressed. Connected to the computer via USB right now. I'll try to test using my phone if I can here any difference amped and unamped. It's good that I didn't expect too much or else I would be a little upset. I'm content though. I don't regret anything. It did improve my headphones' mid. It had tighter bass, no distortion on parts of songs where it'll distort unamped. Highs are not sibilant. I love it.

 

Happy customer here :D Hope it improves with burn-in.

post #1046 of 1153

Hey all,

 

Just wanted to say thanks for all the info in this thread. I just received my d4 a half hour ago, and am really enjoying it, placebo or no!

 

I thought my laptop sounded good (and it did), but so far in going back and forth over a couple of my favourite songs a few things have already jumped out to me.

I've found with the d4 (via my akg 272hd phones) the music sounds more accurate (more guitar-like, flugelhorn-like etc.), has better separation of instruments, and better balanced (everything seems more readily audible without being forced - I don't have to really adjust volume or eq to catch details in the music).

 

I almost regretted the purchase, having somehow missed the primer on the upcoming d6, but considering I'll be using it pretty exclusively with my laptop and relatively undemanding headphones (akg 272hd at home and ath m50 at the office), the $50 upgrade lost its appeal... of course, the d4 is also tried and tested, so I knew what I was getting.

 

Cheers,

 

Timothy

post #1047 of 1153

I've had mine for more than 12 months, and I am keen to see what improvements the Topkit will make. Exciting times.

post #1048 of 1153

I'm looking to get an amp for my ER4P/S. Does anyone have any thoughts whether the D4 could be a good combo? I'll be using it almost exclusively with my ipod classic. I like the etymotic sound so I'm not trying to alter/overshadow it, but rather to compliment it.

post #1049 of 1153
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I'm looking to get an amp for my ER4P/S. Does anyone have any thoughts whether the D4 could be a good combo? I'll be using it almost exclusively with my ipod classic. I like the etymotic sound so I'm not trying to alter/overshadow it, but rather to compliment it.


Didnt you like the recommendations given by kostalex, daveDerek and others in the Skylab's thread ? I thought it was good advice, freely given, from people who have actually heard the combinations they recommended.

post #1050 of 1153
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Quote:
Originally Posted by imackler View Post

I'm looking to get an amp for my ER4P/S. Does anyone have any thoughts whether the D4 could be a good combo? I'll be using it almost exclusively with my ipod classic. I like the etymotic sound so I'm not trying to alter/overshadow it, but rather to compliment it.


Didnt you like the recommendations given by kostalex, daveDerek and others in the Skylab's thread ? I thought it was good advice, freely given, from people who have actually heard the combinations they recommended.

 

I totally appreciated the advice, though I haven't responded yet! I actually wrote this question first (11:31 as to 11:44), although honestly, your tone sounds like you're policing the forum! Did I do something wrong? The question still remains and no one in that thread has mentioned this amp. I thought this would be the appropriate thread to ask that specific question!
 

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