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post #46 of 50
I owned a MKIII for several months and while I thought it did a good job, I soon upgraded to their MKVI model. The MKVI is of course 3-4 times the price, but the effect was staggering.

The MKIII let me know that amping does really make a difference, but after moving to the MKVI I find myself not recommending the MKIII because I simply can't remember it giving enough of a jolt like I experienced with the MKVI.

If you follow the example, listening to headphones directly from a source is like walking. Using a MKIII is like jogging and the MKVI is like driving a car. It's an order of magnitude greater.

In hindsight I suppose the MKIII did a great service to me by opening up the world of amps to me, but I was quickly looking for an upgrade because it wasn't enough. Budget buyers beware!
post #47 of 50

I read the Stereophile review today and I thought it was reasonable. It wasn't a gushing praise of glory but rather a nice suggestion for people on a budget and for those who want to avoid the sterile solid state sound. Personally I think the budget line Little Dot amps are great despite their imperfections and somewhat thin sound at times. They sound really nice plugged into an iPod and it's a nice cozy amp for those cold winter nights with a cup of hot chocolate...... mmmm.

post #48 of 50

I just signed up on this forum for the express purpose of telling you that you are an imbecile. And it was worth it.

post #49 of 50
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Originally Posted by Spareribs View Post

I read the Stereophile review today and I thought it was reasonable. It wasn't a gushing praise of glory but rather a nice suggestion for people on a budget and for those who want to avoid the sterile solid state sound. Personally I think the budget line Little Dot amps are great despite their imperfections and somewhat thin sound at times. They sound really nice plugged into an iPod and it's a nice cozy amp for those cold winter nights with a cup of hot chocolate...... mmmm.


thin sounding? An amp? Really? What does that even mean? Have you even owned a little dot iii or iv?

What imperfections?

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Originally Posted by Spareribs View Post

I read the Stereophile review today and I thought it was reasonable. It wasn't a gushing praise of glory but rather a nice suggestion for people on a budget and for those who want to avoid the sterile solid state sound. Personally I think the budget line Little Dot amps are great despite their imperfections and somewhat thin sound at times. They sound really nice plugged into an iPod and it's a nice cozy amp for those cold winter nights with a cup of hot chocolate...... mmmm.


thin sounding? An amp? Really? What does that even mean? Have you even owned a little dot iii or iv?

What imperfections?

Amp's have sound characteristics too, ya'know.

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