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post #91 of 154
i've been playing around with my setups for a while.. and i was wondering...

when i use clip+ --> T3 --> yuin ok2, i max the volume on the clip+ and set to the T3 to about 4-5 volume with 0dB gain

is it the same if i set the T3 to +3dB gain and lower the volume?

i've been listening to it and i can't really tell the difference with the ok2's
post #92 of 154
Yeah the gain settings should only change the volume
post #93 of 154
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Originally Posted by ShenaRingo326 View Post
when i use clip+ --> T3 --> yuin ok2...
i've been listening to it and i can't really tell the difference with the ok2's
I would not bother with amping Clip headphone out for driving OK2. It is unlikely that some would gain reasonable benefits if any.
post #94 of 154
thx for the replies!

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Originally Posted by kostalex View Post
I would not bother with amping Clip headphone out for driving OK2. It is unlikely that some would gain reasonable benefits if any.
yeah i've been trying it out with the clip+ and it doesn't need to be amped wen using the ok2's.. especially since i mainly use them in a quiet environment..

i was just using that as an example for my volume vs gain question cause the iphone line out setup only requires volume 1 + 0dB gain heh
post #95 of 154
Thanks a lot for the review Addict!

I've been looking for an amp to bring together my 6g ipod classic and my Grado SR225s and I'm really leaning towards the T3. Do you think these three would be an appropriate match (or is there something else I should be looking at)? As much as I like the portability of the T3 I'm not yet 100% certain it will be a worthwhile expenditure. Of course, it should sound better than the classic's headphone out, but I can't quite get a sense of just how much better it will be.
post #96 of 154
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Originally Posted by Metz View Post
Thanks a lot for the review Addict!

I've been looking for an amp to bring together my 6g ipod classic and my Grado SR225s and I'm really leaning towards the T3. Do you think these three would be an appropriate match (or is there something else I should be looking at)? As much as I like the portability of the T3 I'm not yet 100% certain it will be a worthwhile expenditure. Of course, it should sound better than the classic's headphone out, but I can't quite get a sense of just how much better it will be.
I think it will be a good match, but I can't say how much better either. It's worth it to me.
post #97 of 154
I gathered as much from your review, but I figured it wouldn't hurt to ask you directly anyway. Thanks! I think I'm gonna go for it.
post #98 of 154
Can anyone who has the T3 and a Penguin Caffeine amp compare the two? I've got the Caffeine, and am wondering if this would be an upgrade soundwise. It would definitely be an upgrade portability-wise, I just don't want to go down in sq. A Cmoy comparison would be good if no one has the Caffeine to compare. Thanks.
post #99 of 154
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Can anyone who has the T3 and a Penguin Caffeine amp compare the two? I've got the Caffeine, and am wondering if this would be an upgrade soundwise. It would definitely be an upgrade portability-wise, I just don't want to go down in sq. A Cmoy comparison would be good if no one has the Caffeine to compare. Thanks.
Is your Caffeine a Pro or regular (which I haven't heard)? The Caffeine Pro is a great amp and not a real Cmoy - it compares well with the Headsix and D3 or opamp modded D1, and I don't think the T3 will be better although the performance should be similar. But it will be much smaller and more portable.

It's possible I recall the Caffeine Pro being a little more transparent or detailed than what I hear in the T3 I have here, but my auditory memory isn't that good. I was talked out of my Caffeine Pro a while back, so I don't have it to compare. My brother-in-law still has the Royal I sold him, which sounds almost the same as the Caffeine Pro, but he's 110 miles away and I don't see him often enough to compare my T3 to his amp.
post #100 of 154
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Is your Caffeine a Pro or regular (which I haven't heard)?
My Caffeine is a regular, not the Pro or Royal. The parts (op amps, splitters) seem to be the same as the Royal, not sure what the Pro has in it.

Thanks for answering, it sounds like the T3 will at least be comparable to the Caffeine.
post #101 of 154
Thanks for your review. I decided to buy a T3 and I ask better T3D or T3 ?

Tank's
post #102 of 154
T3D and T3 is same, the difference is button only, T3D use digital style and T3 use analog style
post #103 of 154
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Originally Posted by a_tumiwa View Post
T3D and T3 is same, the difference is button only, T3D use digital style and T3 use analog style

YES ! but is the better volume ? analog or digital ???
post #104 of 154
T3 and T3D sound almost identical, but if you use sensitive headphone, such as IEM like SE530, then T3D will be better since digital volume control doesn't have volume unbalance issue. Normal potentiometer like that on T3 will have some left-right unbalance on the very low volume.
post #105 of 154
T3D is more expensive, so digital is better
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