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post #706 of 1153
which amp has more power the pico or the d4?

thanks
post #707 of 1153
Why does this get compared to the D2+ and not the D3. Isnt this very similar to the D3 except it uses 9v instead of 5 triple A and it can run off of USB solely. Im just curious how much better this is going to sound compared to the D3 as either an amp or a dac or even more both at the same time, say with a laptop? Please someone help me with this.
post #708 of 1153
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Originally Posted by pseudohippy View Post
Why does this get compared to the D2+ and not the D3. Isnt this very similar to the D3 except it uses 9v instead of 5 triple A and it can run off of USB solely. Im just curious how much better this is going to sound compared to the D3 as either an amp or a dac or even more both at the same time, say with a laptop? Please someone help me with this.
The D3 was not as good as the D4 or D10. It was a bit better than the D2 however. The D3 was not quite as open and detailed as the Pico, but the D4 is more of a direct competitor, albeit with much worse battery life than Pico or D3. Skylab also felt the D4 was better, but he also thought the D3 was still fairly good.
post #709 of 1153
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Originally Posted by HeadphoneAddict View Post
The D3 was not as good as the D4 or D10. It was a bit better than the D2 however. The D3 was not quite as open and detailed as the Pico, but the D4 is more of a direct competitor, albeit with much worse battery life than Pico or D3. Skylab also felt the D4 was better, but he also thought the D3 was still fairly good.
Thanks so much for the reply. I have no clue what Im going to do. I think I might wait for the D4 to become available again. Then again a nice little tube amp for my new MS2i is also in order. Oh what to do.
post #710 of 1153
As far as a dac goes, the D4 (with dual dacs) is quite good and to my ears is an improvement over the D10. It blows away my brother's Realtek soundcard as well as my Turtle Beach. You should notice HUGE improvement.
post #711 of 1153
Would the D4 be able to power some DT880/600 cans effectively, or is that dreaming?

How about even the 250 ohm version?
post #712 of 1153
Well, when both my D4 and my DT880 600Ω get back, I'll be able to tell you. If by power, you mean volume, almost any amp will do. If you mean for detailed, realistic and deep bass and layered sound your question is fair.
post #713 of 1153
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Well, when both my D4 and my DT880 600Ω get back, I'll be able to tell you. If by power, you mean volume, almost any amp will do. If you mean for detailed, realistic and deep bass and layered sound your question is fair.
I guess what I really mean is would this amp be a severe injustice to them, or is it actually reasonable to use?

I'm considering getting the DT880/600s, but I don't have really have a huge budget for an amp and dac initially. I had been looking at the D4 anyway to use as a DAC and with my W3s a little bit, and I figured if it could kill two birds and power the DT880/600s appropriately too, well then all the better. Otherwise, I think I'm considering the Little Dot MKIII for the DT880/600s.
post #714 of 1153
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to my ears is an improvement over the D10.
Same OpAmps?
post #715 of 1153
I would worry more for the W3. The DT880 will not sound bad from any source, but the W3 are harder for amps to drive in terms of resolving power in every frequency. The D4 may overdrive them in some respects, but may actually fall behind in others. Again, I can check this the next time I am back with the W3.

The DT880 600Ω sound good from a lowly iPod nano to tell the truth. But, for their best foot forward, they need a home amp. The Graham Slee Voyager which may not have as much power as the D4 powers them very well, but it isn't as good for driving balanced armature earphones.
post #716 of 1153
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Originally Posted by lwells View Post
Same OpAmps?
Just comparing stock versions. I'm not a roller so haven't looked into whether or not they have the same opamps. Sorry.
post #717 of 1153
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Originally Posted by lwells View Post
Same OpAmps?
The stock D4 and D10 use different opamps and buffers.
post #718 of 1153
Man I need one so bad, I can barely handle it. I really should have ordered one before they went out of stock... hope they get back soon
post #719 of 1153
Last thursday iBasso said it'll be back in stock in about a week...and that's today...so it shouldn't be too long now

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Man I need one so bad, I can barely handle it. I really should have ordered one before they went out of stock... hope they get back soon
post #720 of 1153
It's back in stock now!
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