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post #931 of 935

It's probably not too hard to replace the jack. I don't have the Pico Slim, but had an older model Pico and own the Pico Power. Those both have sturdy jacks, and definitely better quality than others I have seen. It is possible to get an amp with a faulty jack, though. Once a jack has been used a lot, or subjected too too much pulling at angle, or wiggling, it is normal for it to wear out, no matter the quality. Keep on trying to contact HeadAmp through the HeadAmp website. There is even a phone number listed, if the email isn't working for you.

post #932 of 935
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Originally Posted by SDBiotek View Post
 

It's probably not too hard to replace the jack. I don't have the Pico Slim, but had an older model Pico and own the Pico Power. Those both have sturdy jacks, and definitely better quality than others I have seen. It is possible to get an amp with a faulty jack, though. Once a jack has been used a lot, or subjected too too much pulling at angle, or wiggling, it is normal for it to wear out, no matter the quality. Keep on trying to contact HeadAmp through the HeadAmp website. There is even a phone number listed, if the email isn't working for you.

Thanks, I'll see how I go forward with this. My sony vaio 3D laptop has a nice jack that works flawlessly and it's been more than 5 years now that I've used it extensively. I think the Pico Slim just has a poor quality jack which again, is not acceptable for an amp in this price range.

 

As for replacing the jack, I don't know if want to risk breaking a $435 amp, so I'll refrain from attempting that.

post #933 of 935

Anyone have recommendations for a small portable DAC to go with the Pico to feed my Sennheiser IE800 IEMs? I am running off an iPhone 6 and have the camera connector kit. I've been looking into the Cozoy Astrapi and the Meridian Explorer 1, since I can get both for around $100 via eBay. I currently have the Creative SoundBlaster e5, which while having some amazing features and bluetooth abilities, seems to be pretty limited in separation and detail retrieval. I haven't used it with the Pico yet, but I expect and prefer a smaller and dedicated DAC will be the best option. Appreciate any suggestions for DACs in that $100-200 eBay range to get or if anyone here thinks the SoundBlaster E5 will sound great with the Pico pairing. I've already tried all the Fiio products and was underwhelmed enough to move on to higher-end brands am really interested into diving into the Chinese Hi-FI aka Chi-FI world.

 

I also have a friend that wants to sell me a Ray Samuels Sr-71B, which seems to be the only sub $500 portable amp that has more praise than the Pico. Anyone here have any experience comparing the two?

post #934 of 935

Anyone know how to get ahold of Justin? I tried email, phone and PM... Nothing.

My Pico Slim less then a year old lost all bass response. I have been sending him emails for a month. 

Kind of frustrating.

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Anyone know how to get ahold of Justin? I tried email, phone and PM... Nothing.

My Pico Slim less then a year old lost all bass response. I have been sending him emails for a month. 

Kind of frustrating.

Have you tried wiggling the cable of your headphones? I may know what you're talking about. If this doesn't work, then there might be a problem with the amp.

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