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Originally Posted by lookingforIEMs View Post

Hey guys when I demoed the pico slim at stereo electronics the other day I noticed very very distorted and soft sound coming out of my iPhone 4. Any explanations?

 

Did you mention this to the store? sounds like the ground on the mini jack isnt making contact

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No guys I haven't tried other amps yet cos I'm confuse where to go to purchase portable amps in my country. And no I didn't mention it to the store haha cos I was too afraid it was actually my fault and I would look like a noob. But I was actually pretty sure I used it the right way. I plugged a 3.5 to 3.5 into my phone and the amp. Then I plugged my Iem into the Amp. I fiddled with the volume control thing on the amp and also I increased the volume on my phone and only when at max volume from both phone and the amp did I hear anything coming out of my iems. Not too sure if it was cellular problems but when I was testing the amp, my iPhone as usual disconnected completely from the mobile network as always( one too many drops and one too many overheats I guess )
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No guys I haven't tried other amps yet cos I'm confuse where to go to purchase portable amps in my country. And no I didn't mention it to the store haha cos I was too afraid it was actually my fault and I would look like a noob. But I was actually pretty sure I used it the right way. I plugged a 3.5 to 3.5 into my phone and the amp. Then I plugged my Iem into the Amp. I fiddled with the volume control thing on the amp and also I increased the volume on my phone and only when at max volume from both phone and the amp did I hear anything coming out of my iems. Not too sure if it was cellular problems but when I was testing the amp, my iPhone as usual disconnected completely from the mobile network as always( one too many drops and one too many overheats I guess )

As long as you connect the 3.5 side to the input plug and the other end to your headphone out, finally the iems to the phones input, you should have been fine. And don't worry about what the salesperson think about your electronics skills, he's not the one paying for the amp. With the iPhone 4 or 4S you can use a lod which is a better way to connect your phone to the amp. A lod is a 30pin connector to a single ended connector. You plug the 30 pin connector to your phone and the other end to the input of the amp. The advantage of the lod is that you get a strong fixed level signal which is cleaner that the headphone out.

Using a phone with the amp is definitively a choice. I don't use phones with amps, I use dap like the iPod Classic or other manufactures. The big advantage is that it is optimized for playing music instead of being a jack of all trades. smily_headphones1.gif

Justin who replied to your post is the builder behind the Pico amps. He's the creator and is always available to help you make a right decision if the Pico amps is what you want and need.
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As long as you connect the 3.5 side to the input plug and the other end to your headphone out, finally the iems to the phones input, you should have been fine. And don't worry about what the salesperson think about your electronics skills, he's not the one paying for the amp. With the iPhone 4 or 4S you can use a lod which is a better way to connect your phone to the amp. A lod is a 30pin connector to a single ended connector. You plug the 30 pin connector to your phone and the other end to the input of the amp. The advantage of the lod is that you get a strong fixed level signal which is cleaner that the headphone out.

Using a phone with the amp is definitively a choice. I don't use phones with amps, I use dap like the iPod Classic or other manufactures. The big advantage is that it is optimized for playing music instead of being a jack of all trades. smily_headphones1.gif

Justin who replied to your post is the builder behind the Pico amps. He's the creator and is always available to help you make a right decision if the Pico amps is what you want and need.
Wow I didn't know that I was speaking to the creator haha. I guess I'll give another try at his amps next time I go to that store. Though I don't think I will be getting them anytime soon cos I'm saving up for another iem haha
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Erm sorry I think I should have said I use iems. Would that be the reason why they sounded horrible?

 

 

I wasn't doubting your experience. I was saying that there was something gone wrong in the equipment chain since the Pico Slim's sound is anything but as you described. Justin's theory makes sense and he would know.

 

The Pico Slim is specifically designed for IEMs.

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Hello Dose anyone use jhaudio ciem with pico slim? If it is good, I'll buy jh10x. or could you recommend best matching?
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iPod 160gb,Custom LOD, Pico Slim, UERM's - pretty stoked !!

 

Love the Pico and was super impressed when I had a small problem with it, sent it back to Justin (I'm in NZ)...he repaired it and sent back with no charge.

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Hi,

I've got a couple of problems with my pico slim regarding the input and output jacks, at certain positions the sound cuts out. This happens with both input and output. I've tried getting in touch with Justin but had no luck, sent him 3 emails in a month with no reply. So any one know a solution to the problem am having or another way of getting in touch with Justin? Does he respond to head-fi pm's?

Thanks.

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You're getting no reply at all from sending emails to Justin Via the "Contact" link on the HeadAmp site??

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I dont know what emails these are, try again

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post #821 of 888
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I dont know what emails these are, try again

Will do,  been sending them to justin@headamp.com is that the correct one?

I've sent you an email via my Hotmail account.


Edited by esuhgb - 10/12/13 at 10:48am
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I know your question is old, but the Slim works quite well with my JH13 and JH16.  My UE11Pro are a little too bassy with the Slim, but my Westone ES3X and ES5 also pair well with the Slim.

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I know your question is old, but the Slim works quite well with my JH13 and JH16.  My UE11Pro are a little too bassy with the Slim, but my Westone ES3X and ES5 also pair well with the Slim.

 

thanks. ;) 

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I dont know what emails these are, try again

Hi, I sent you an email last Saturday, guess you did not get it, so I have sent you another one today. If you don't get this one, any chance we can discuss this via Pm. Thanks.

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Hi, I sent you an email last Saturday, guess you did not get it, so I have sent you another one today. If you don't get this one, any chance we can discuss this via Pm. Thanks.
Did you contact with Justin? Did he answer you?
Edited by youkeum - 11/2/13 at 5:54pm
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