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post #271 of 1153
I am a newbie to this whole deal. I looked at this thread with great enthusiasm.
Is D4 a good match with k701? or is it not appropriate to try to hook k701 to a portable?
If any of you tried it with k701, i really want to know how the matchup sounds.
post #272 of 1153
I am going to have to add this to my last of goodies.
post #273 of 1153
I'm interested in the k701 matchup too. Thinking of getting a pair, but not until I know I can afford an amp that will drive them well enough.
post #274 of 1153
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Originally Posted by gubes42 View Post
I'm interested in the k701 matchup too. Thinking of getting a pair, but not until I know I can afford an amp that will drive them well enough.
The tough part of that sentence is 'well enough'. I've never heard the D4, and I'm sure it punches well above its weight, but be aware that the AKGs are notorious for needing an amp with a *lot* of grunt. Common recommendations include:

- Heed Canamp
- Lehmann Black Cube Linear
- Talisman T3H

I can only suggest that you research the specs on each of the above before gambling on a pair of AKG 70* cans - you may be happier with the D4 and something a little easier to drive.
post #275 of 1153
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Originally Posted by pjaires View Post
Now i have an d4 that rocks...
Some months ago I sell an D3 and bought am meier 3move... I think 3 move is an excelent amp... it have power, it's warm, with great bass, and a smooth treble... it works very well with my inears...
But I miss the soundstage, the feeling of the ibasso... is sound quality is something sweet, like an candy
With my sr60, and porta pro the D3 was just nice.

Now I have the 3move and the MAMBA!!!! AND LET ME TELL YOU, AS WE SAY HERE IT'S JUST FROM ANOTHER LEAGUE!!!!

SQ is fantastic... just right from the box...no burn, no re-burn, nothing... it sounds so good with all my phones... I'm just waiting for my news seenheiser 380 pro.

THE sound is: highs great, midi great, lows great...

I love my D4.

Now I think it's a little better then the 3move...but i have to compare the two with some time and after I'll pass my conclusions.

If you need an amp just buy the D4
Glad you're in love with your new toy. Awaiting your comparison.
post #276 of 1153

d3 vs d4 vs d10 and d11 what the

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Originally Posted by charlie0904 View Post
optical would be D11... their top end model.
cant decide which is the best and or has the most power, leaning toward the d10 for the optical toslink,

impotant, does the optical toslink on the d10 support xbox 360 sound??
i ask because my auidio techncia ha25 d amp/dac does not sound with the xbox? very confusing? xbox 360 works great via toslink with my pioneer dir 800c bass reciever....
-----in addition is the d10 or any other ibasso dac for that matter a 24 bit?
can it sample up to 192 or are all ibasso limited to the 44.1 khz?

---finally which is the most portable, can the d10 be put in a back pocket say bring it to school? etc......
,, whaht are the dimensions of the d10 vs d4 d3,
is the usb 1.1 or 2.0 and does ibasso have a usb 2.0 mini usb? and do you really need 2.o with a mini amp like these?

whats the diff between the d3 and d4


whats up witht d11 and when is that available, as i did not see it on their website?


thankyou
post #277 of 1153
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Originally Posted by tigon_ridge View Post
Glad you're in love with your new toy. Awaiting your comparison.
wow d4 is better than 3move.
is d4 alot better than d10? how much smaller is it?
post #278 of 1153
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Originally Posted by wuwhere View Post
Hate to say it.
are you sure about that? would this apply to any vaio notebooks as well or even if the usb inputs are on opposite sides of the notebook..

also how would you compare the d4 to the d10 i am leaning towards the d10 as it has optica toslink and this would negate the usb power issue.

in addition, power to amp via usb is only 5v worrect?
and how many volts do you get runing on battery,? more howmuch?

anyless than 5v would not suffice so if other usb devices eat into voltage that sucks
post #279 of 1153
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Originally Posted by jjsoviet View Post
A DAP? I have two iPods, a Touch and a Classic. My laptop too has Foobar2000 with Dolby Headphone.
dolby headphone on laptops sucks compared to an external dolby headphone device such as the pioneer dir 800c ir reciever
post #280 of 1153
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Originally Posted by jjsoviet View Post
Yup

So... what could be good choices for under 200 bucks? The D4 is sadly too much responsibility for me, and the USB performance is a bit of a disappointment.
as is the usb performance of the predator, thats why im interested in the d10
post #281 of 1153
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Originally Posted by HeadphoneAddict View Post
I use a mini 4-port USB hub that plugs into both my Macbook USB ports - I have 2-3 DAC/amps plugged in most of the time, and often also a desktop USB drive for Time Machine or a USB Digital TV card. I admit that most of the USB devices only use the USB for the DAC and charging, but not driving the amp too (don't use my 3MOVE with no battery very often, and that does run both off 5v). And the 500Gb HD is powered from the wall.
is the 3move dac better than the ibasso, are they all 16 bit, and if so wouldnt that make them all equal,, and what about usb1.1 vs 2.0 input for these usb dacs?
post #282 of 1153
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Originally Posted by techenvy View Post
is the 3move dac better than the ibasso, are they all 16 bit, and if so wouldnt that make them all equal,, and what about usb1.1 vs 2.0 input for these usb dacs?
I haven't done my review yet, still burning in. don't think usb 1.1 or 2 makes a diff.
post #283 of 1153
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Originally Posted by HiFlight View Post
Each USB socket in your PC provides approx 500ma output.

If you have your devices daisy-chained together thru a hub, you will share the single 500ma from the port in your computer that the hub is plugged into, but if you have the D4 plugged into its own USB port on your computer, it will receive the full 500ma.

All of my devices used by my computer are USB, but I never share the USB port used by my DAC/Amp.

The USB-fed power supply in the D4 is pretty well filtered and I have never gotten any noise or other artifacts when the D4 is plugged into its own USB port.
ah thankyou for clearing this up
post #284 of 1153
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Originally Posted by jamato8 View Post
If referring to the D4 as a lower tier brother what makes that a valid assumption? The dac section of the D4 is upgraded and the amp is very fine sounding.

And guess is right and that is all that it is, a guess. You are right though, you can guess what ever you please.
when u said dac section is upgraded on the d4, to what exactly, are u implying that it can support 192 sr or that it is usb 2.0 capable?

and the d4 is still a usb dac, wouldnt the optical toslink on the d10 sound better,,
i sure know it does on my audio technica ha25 d amp/dac while compared to my rsa predator usb dac
post #285 of 1153
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Originally Posted by eucariote View Post
jamato8, I see in your signature that you also have an iBasso D10 and a Predator. Once your D4 is burned in, could you please give your impressions/ranking of how it compares using USB input? (I'll soon be buying one of those, or a pico, to use with Grado SR225s). Cheers.
i would love to read this comparrison i ahve the rsa predator...
but ill bet the d10 might sound better using its optical
also i found that the predator couldnt fully amp the low end on my denon 7000
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