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post #16 of 724
he's the leonardo davinci of audio. he can't go three months without upgrading, updating, discontinuing, introducing, etc. a new product.
just like the great unfinished paintings of davinci, audio-gd moves on because kingwa is restless and gets bored. hehehe.
post #17 of 724
I wonder how version A compares to SQ against FUN version A.
post #18 of 724
For the love of-
LAWL

post #19 of 724
With USB = $225. Without USB = $125.
Very reasonable.
But without a battery it's pointless. He's got plenty of desktop amps already.
DC done right will sound better than AC anyway.
post #20 of 724
agreed
post #21 of 724
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Originally Posted by IPodPJ View Post
With USB = $225. Without USB = $125.
Oh well, he only took a year or so to come up with the device at the price point we originally intended when we asked him about making what became the Compass.

I don't think the portable amp makers should be scared, just yet, unless he starts making SMD-based gear.
post #22 of 724
I think a transporatble amp like this makes perfect sense, its perfect for people that can listen to music at work, and want something better than an actual portable. I think it looks downright gorgeous. And its discrete (looks wise, not speaking about the actual electronics) I'd buy it if I could use it.
post #23 of 724
I remember someone saying he wanted to lug a compass back and forth between home and work. This product would've been more suitable .

I won't be receiving the test sparrow this month, so no early impressions from me. My impressions may likely be inaccurate though because my brain must be mush and I don't have high impedance headphones. At the moment I'm slackjawed at the sound of my recently ereceived used cowon q5w mp3 player, even after so long of listening to neutral gear . Obviously I like colored sound signature.
post #24 of 724
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Originally Posted by arcer63 View Post
I think a transporatble amp like this makes perfect sense, its perfect for people that can listen to music at work, and want something better than an actual portable. I think it looks downright gorgeous. And its discrete (looks wise, not speaking about the actual electronics) I'd buy it if I could use it.
Only if it sounds considerably better than a D10 (or similar) which is truly portable and sounds great.
Edit- Hey Kingwa, send me a Sparrow and I'll let you know how it compares
post #25 of 724
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Originally Posted by IPodPJ View Post
With USB = $225. Without USB = $125.
Very reasonable.
But without a battery it's pointless. He's got plenty of desktop amps already.
DC done right will sound better than AC anyway.
RCA socket
Version A Custom order plate 24K gold

Basic Version Normal

this small one can put next me on the nightstand.
post #26 of 724
It's cheaper than a lot of good quality portable amps. Now I want one to keep at the office...
post #27 of 724
He should offer one to HeadphoneAddict, as he has probably the most experience with portable and semi-portable amps.
post #28 of 724
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Originally Posted by arcer63 View Post
I think a transporatble amp like this makes perfect sense, its perfect for people that can listen to music at work, and want something better than an actual portable. I think it looks downright gorgeous. And its discrete (looks wise, not speaking about the actual electronics) I'd buy it if I could use it.
I think this and maybe a ZuneHD with the dock (optical digital out) would make a killer bedside/office companion.
post #29 of 724
first-time poster here. Am thinking of getting the audio-gd sparrow along with an akg k702 to listen to music from my PC. (I'm on a $500 budget sadly) I know no one may have tested the sparrow yet, but can anyone give me an idea of how the sparrow would compare specification-wise to a similarly-priced 2009 version of the fubar III ?
post #30 of 724
Well I admit to being a little biased towards AGD gear given my experience with them but I would be wildly shocked and amazed if the Fubar III sounded better than the Version A Sparrow (same price), even without the the tweaking advantage the Sparrow gives you.
Just check what each provides in the way of componentry.
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