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post #31 of 40

i know :P what about an ibasso t3? would those be able to handle dt 990 pro 250 ohm?

post #32 of 40

Well, the T3 is specifically designed for IEMs. They'll probably work ok with cans below 100ohms, but 250 might be pushing it.

post #33 of 40

250 ohm DT 990s with T3?  

 

I am getting the P4 Warbler so it will handle 150 ohm PK1 easily and hopefully drive some HD600s or 650s.

 

With the D12 and high gain, the PK1s go to about 75% volume if I really want to listen to something demanding at a loud volume.  That makes me think that they might like even more power...

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post #34 of 40

@cn11:  I bought.  You Rock.  

 

A decent looking LOD for $29?  Gotta try it!

 

THANKS.atsmile.gif
 

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post #35 of 40
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Originally Posted by CEE TEE View Post

250 ohm DT 990s with T3?  

 


No way, friends.

 

My T3 has sat in a drawer for a considerable period of time - basically since I got the D4 - but it was never designed to drive headphones like the DT990. A lot is being said about the Warbler and the Arrow, and I hope both live up to the hype, but the only portable amp (ok, 'transportable') with a proven track record of driving cans like that is the Lisa III, but you are far better served by using IEMs for portable use and keeping the big iron on a desk. Its not about volume - its about 'air' or what I simply call 'oomph'.

post #36 of 40

@ estreeter, I wasn't clear in my reply to zaphod.  You were MUCH clearer!

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post #37 of 40

What I purchased was actually not a FiiO L5.

 

The "auction ended"  but it was this link:

 

http://cgi.ebay.com/Sony-Walkman-MP3-LOD-Line-Out-Dock-Cable-OFC-/280579018511?pt=Other_MP3_Player_Accessories&hash=item4153d00f0f

 

It is a Pailiccs 3.55mm with an external braid (black mesh) over white cable going into the Sony connector.

 

The FiiO looks like a plain black wire cable...

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post #38 of 40
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Originally Posted by CEE TEE View Post

250 ohm DT 990s with T3?  

 


No way, friends.

 

My T3 has sat in a drawer for a considerable period of time - basically since I got the D4 - but it was never designed to drive headphones like the DT990. A lot is being said about the Warbler and the Arrow, and I hope both live up to the hype, but the only portable amp (ok, 'transportable') with a proven track record of driving cans like that is the Lisa III, but you are far better served by using IEMs for portable use and keeping the big iron on a desk. Its not about volume - its about 'air' or what I simply call 'oomph'.


FiQuest does it better than L3 IMO, not quite as large, but not small either. the ibasso and RSA balanced options have as much or more voltage swing than both lisa and FiQ, so should do the job, whether they sopund as good as these 2 remains to be seen, guess i'll try them out at a meet this year

 

T3 though? no way indeed

post #39 of 40
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What I purchased was actually not a FiiO L5.

 


I got the same one you did, and now FiiO has one too?  All of a sudden we got options for the Walkman!

 

I am happily using new LOD to connect my Walkman X to my new Pico Slim and it sounds wonderful -- I think this is truly a heavenly combo, they seem to complement each other wonderfully!

post #40 of 40

^Congrats!  I am surprised at the seeming quality of the LOD for the price.  

 

I need to spend time with it, but I am happy with the looks and quality so far!

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