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post #211 of 1153
A possibly silly question:

I understand that I can connect the D4 to my macbook using USB, then headphone/aux out to my IEMs (curently using UM3X).

Am wondering if I can do the same for an ipod/iphone, or must I use a LOD? Thanks for any help!
post #212 of 1153
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Originally Posted by supern0va View Post
A possibly silly question:

I understand that I can connect the D4 to my macbook using USB, then headphone/aux out to my IEMs (curently using UM3X).

Am wondering if I can do the same for an ipod/iphone, or must I use a LOD? Thanks for any help!
Yeah, you can do the same. You just plug a 3.5mm to 3.5mm into the aux out and ipod. But a LOD should be much better since it bypasses the ipod's amp.
post #213 of 1153
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Yeah, you can do the same. You just plug a 3.5mm to 3.5mm into the aux out and ipod. But a LOD should be much better since it bypasses the ipod's amp.
No, I don't mean a 3.5-to-3.5, but using the Apple-provided USB cable to connect the iPod to the D4 (at the USB port). Is this possible?
post #214 of 1153
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No, I don't mean a 3.5-to-3.5, but using the Apple-provided USB cable to connect the iPod to the D4 (at the USB port). Is this possible?
Ahhh ok, my bad. Then I'm not really sure, but I think I remember this question on another thread, and I think the answer was no, correct me if I'm wrong. I think it was because the iPod doesn't support a LOD to usb, also the DAC runs off the power through the usb, but won't take power from an iPod.
post #215 of 1153
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Looking forward to your review.
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post #216 of 1153
I received the D4 today and have been listening a bit. My impressions;

- It's small, very small. Smaller than a pack of cigarettes.
- Although far from being broken in, it sounds lovely driving HD-600's in the high gain setting. Plenty of bass, deep sound stage, very good mid range. No background hiss or other unwanted noises.
- Shipping time was amazing, 2 Days from China to the West Coast
- The D4 appears to support up to 16/48 sampling

Best $200 I've spent towards my music listening pleasure in a long time. If you are in the market for a highly portable USB DAC/AMP don't hesitate and buy one.
post #217 of 1153
Congratulations!
post #218 of 1153
I placed my D4 order 4 days ago and the shipping company said that it might take another 3 days before I receive it
post #219 of 1153
Hoping to quickly confirm something...

Laptop > (via USB) > D4 > UM3x

I won't need to use the battery for that, right?

And if I were to use the battery, there wouldn't be much (if any) improvement to the sound quality?
post #220 of 1153
Yeah, you won't need a battery if you have the D4 plugged into your laptop and having it completely powered through the USB.
post #221 of 1153
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Originally Posted by V3ng3anc3 View Post
Yeah, you won't need a battery if you have the D4 plugged into your laptop and having it completely powered through the USB.
Thanks -- and am I correct to think that using the battery doesn't improve the sound quality much (if at all)?
post #222 of 1153
Hey I tried the D4 in UK meet today, I used it via usb with my laptop so can't comment on how good is the dac or amp alone, but the combo is very good indeed.
I used to have the D3, and found the D4 (stock) have more detail, dynamic, cleaner sound the bass is tighter at the bottom end.
And yes the case look really nice!
post #223 of 1153

cross-feed?

Hi guys, new here and to headphone listening in general. Am I correct in assuming the D4 and other iBasso amps don't include a cross-feed circuit? Don't see any mention of it in the literature.
post #224 of 1153
No cross feed.. there is a gain switch however.
post #225 of 1153
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Thanks -- and am I correct to think that using the battery doesn't improve the sound quality much (if at all)?
I took my Topkit equipped D4 to a local Mini-meet this past weekend, and asked several listeners to attempt to hear any differences in sound when switching between the USB and Battery power. None could detect any audible differences.

I am sure that this was one of the major considerations by iBasso, as the D4 is likely to be used most often via USB input.

The ability of the D4 to deliver the same quality of audio while using no battery power at all in the USB configuration is, without question, a major selling point.
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