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post #301 of 1153
Hey, bingo, that worked -- I hadn't thought to skip to the next track -- great tip, thanks! (fwiw, seems to work with Web/Flash pages too.)

Do you happen to know if there is a way to force it to make the same switch "in place" without having to navigate away from the current track? (ie, in the same way you can simply plug phones into the phone jack?)
post #302 of 1153
I'm kinda confused with all that charging thing. How much play time does a single charge give? Or you have to constantly have it hooked up to USB for it to work? Is it the same thing with D2+ Boa?
post #303 of 1153
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I'm kinda confused with all that charging thing. How much play time does a single charge give? Or you have to constantly have it hooked up to USB for it to work? Is it the same thing with D2+ Boa?
The D4 doesn't charge the battery. It runs from the USB for dac and amp or you can use the switch in the back and run the amp section from a 9 volt battery that you replace, be it rechargeable or an alkaline.
post #304 of 1153
Hmm I just found this on the iBasso site and was wondering what the major differences are (if any) between the D2+ Boa and this Mamba D4 DAC/AMP? Thanks!
post #305 of 1153
Dual dace for the mamba but lower battery life for one.
post #306 of 1153
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Hmm I just found this on the iBasso site and was wondering what the major differences are (if any) between the D2+ Boa and this Mamba D4 DAC/AMP? Thanks!
There are specification right on the iBasso site. The D4 has dual dacs and runs off of the USB for the dac section and amp or you can use just the amp section with the 9 volt battery that is recharged in a charger. It can be used as a portable amp with the 9 volt battery, which you get around 12 hours of run time. The amp section is also different in that is one of the best portable amps iBasso has made.
post #307 of 1153
Ah I see, what benefits do having two DACs have (or how does it improve SQ)? Sorry if this question has been asked!

I may be interested in using the D4 with the Shure 840 or the Sony MDR-CD900ST. Anyone have opinions on the combo?
post #308 of 1153
1 DAC per channel, as employed in higher end CDPs from Cambridge Audio and others.
post #309 of 1153
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Ah I see, what benefits do having two DACs have (or how does it improve SQ)? Sorry if this question has been asked!

I may be interested in using the D4 with the Shure 840 or the Sony MDR-CD900ST. Anyone have opinions on the combo?
I have had a few emails from people using it in their main system with enjoyable results.
post #310 of 1153
Oke dokes, sounds good. Bit the bullet and ordered. Hope it pairs well with my UM3X as it did with my W3 and D10 back in the day.
post #311 of 1153
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Oke dokes, sounds good. Bit the bullet and ordered. Hope it pairs well with my UM3X as it did with my W3 and D10 back in the day.
I think it will pair well because it does with my ES3X, and it wont enhance the mids too much.
post #312 of 1153
Are there any comparisons to the Pico already made?

Please, post the links here if you know any.
post #313 of 1153
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Are there any comparisons to the Pico already made?

Please, post the links here if you know any.
I did spend some time comparing the two when the D4 arrived, and it compares well to the Pico, even right out of the box. I would put it on at least the level of my D10 which has TLE2141 class-A/EL8201 opamps installed.
post #314 of 1153
Hi all, experts like HeadophoneAddict in particular, as you are really helpful with all your answers. I'm planning to use DAC only portion of the D4.


1. when plugged to an USB port of my notebook, can it play (receive and covert) PCM stereo audio at 24-bit 96kHz? either from .wav or .flac, via foobar2000?

2. if not, what other high-quality portable USB DACs have this abbility?


3. I looked on iBasso D10 and I really like it (but didn't find the answer as well). Does it mean that when the input is optical (spdif) there (not usb used), it is able to play 24bit/96KHz files and that is its advantage? If not, why are they putting 24/192 DACs inside?


This website is simply incredible (and huge)! But I've been through all 21 pages and haven't found the answer prior to buying D4, but I'm learning many new things along the way so it was good!


P.S. big majority of my music is stored in 24-bit 96kHz format (DSOTM is in 24/192), either my SACD rips (via marantz HDMI) or many old LP rips, so 24/96 is very important to me. I haven't listened to 16bit /44kHz in a while, but have hard time of finding proper portable DAC.
post #315 of 1153

D4 seems awsome

Can anyone comment on the synergy of the d4 with the d2000s?

I want an opinion before i drop the hammer.
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