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post #826 of 874

Sorry, but there seems to be a lot of info on here. If I want to use my FiiO E10 with my iPad 4th gen I just need a Lightning to USB cord? Thanks!  BTW, I use the Cloud Play app to stream my Google Play library. Any song in my library they have is streamed at 320. I just find the iPad DAC, even with my FiiO E3 is anemic.


Edited by slick1ru2 - 1/8/14 at 10:01pm
post #827 of 874
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Originally Posted by slick1ru2 View Post
 

Sorry, but there seems to be a lot of info on here. If I want to use my FiiO E10 with my iPad 4th gen I just need a Lightning to USB cord? Thanks!  BTW, I use the Cloud Play app to stream my Google Play library. Any song in my library they have is streamed at 320. I just find the iPad DAC, even with my FiiO E3 is anemic.

I am not 100% sure if the E10 will work with CCK but you're on the right track! You will need a 9-pin CCK [since the iPad4 is now using 9-pin if I am not mistaken] + a USB cable that is used to connect to the E10 to the PC, but this time, to the iPad's CCK 

 

Hope it helps

Billson

post #828 of 874

Guys, a great solution I can offer to you is the NuForce iDo DAC made specifically for the entire line of Apple products that have 30 pins.  I installed mine last night and was blown away by the sound quality and clarity.  Cost me $99 from Audio Advisors and worth every penny.  I have it on my Pioneer Spec rack system (1978 vintage) running both speakers and headphones and am thrilled at the performance.  And your Apple TV remote is recognized by the iDo to pause, forward and replay songs. 

 

post #829 of 874
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Originally Posted by BillsonChang007 View Post
 

I am not 100% sure if the E10 will work with CCK but you're on the right track! You will need a 9-pin CCK [since the iPad4 is now using 9-pin if I am not mistaken] + a USB cable that is used to connect to the E10 to the PC, but this time, to the iPad's CCK 

 

Hope it helps

Billson


So, can't just go with something like this, http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00DNCUX8G but have to get the CCK. I was just hoping to save some cash. I was thinking this DAC would work with it because of the first post saying most do now. Thanks though.

 

 

EDIT: I found a much cheaper version of the CCK with good reviews. I have a $5 Amazon gift card from using Bing as my search engine so for this small amount, can't go wrong. Thanks for your help! 


Edited by slick1ru2 - 1/9/14 at 9:51am
post #830 of 874
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So, can't just go with something like this, http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00DNCUX8G but have to get the CCK. I was just hoping to save some cash. I was thinking this DAC would work with it because of the first post saying most do now. Thanks though.

 

 

EDIT: I found a much cheaper version of the CCK with good reviews. I have a $5 Amazon gift card from using Bing as my search engine so for this small amount, can't go wrong. Thanks for your help! 

Your welcome! Do report back when you receive them! :D 

 

FYI, Apple INC does not support third party, unauthorized accessories for the iPad or any of their products as they know what might happen 

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Originally Posted by Oregonian View Post
 

Guys, a great solution I can offer to you is the NuForce iDo DAC made specifically for the entire line of Apple products that have 30 pins.  I installed mine last night and was blown away by the sound quality and clarity.  Cost me $99 from Audio Advisors and worth every penny.  I have it on my Pioneer Spec rack system (1978 vintage) running both speakers and headphones and am thrilled at the performance.  And your Apple TV remote is recognized by the iDo to pause, forward and replay songs. 

 

Yeah... not sure why it didn't get that much love here. Never tried it but was tempted to buy it last time...

post #831 of 874
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Your welcome! Do report back when you receive them! biggrin.gif 

FYI, Apple INC does not support third party, unauthorized accessories for the iPad or any of their products as they know what might happen 
Yeah... not sure why it didn't get that much love here. Never tried it but was tempted to buy it last time...

For $99 it's a steal. I'm going to get another one for another vintage system that's running an iPhone 4 right now.
post #832 of 874
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Originally Posted by BillsonChang007 View Post
 

Yeah... not sure why it didn't get that much love here. Never tried it but was tempted to buy it last time...

 

I think it's because NuForce advertised the iDo as an iTunes-specific DAC - the specs list "compatible music formats" (sic) and they're basically all that iTunes is compatible with. However, Oregonian posted that it was for $99 so I went to the website, and there's a note in that page stating it has been found to work with 3rd party apps. Not yet sure if it works with FLAC though. Or the CCK and the iPad might have something to do with it, since the HDP works with those.

 

Anyways I still didn't pull the trigger because I'm, kind of apprehensive buying this deaf ("blind") after trying out the HDP back in 2012 - there seemed to be a bump in the upper bass region (where the "slam" of the bass is), but that one wasn't only louder, but already distorting on my HD600s and making a little bit of that "thwack!" over excursion sound I never heard in headphones until or since then. I tried it as a DAC-Preamp into a 200watt/channel power amp - enhanced bass was there but none of that annoying over-excursion sound.


Edited by ProtegeManiac - 1/9/14 at 4:09pm
post #833 of 874
Well, the FiiO E7 E10 gives an error message of requiring too much power with that off brand CCK. But for $5, after applying a $5 gift card, it was worth a try.


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Edited by slick1ru2 - 1/11/14 at 11:30pm
post #834 of 874
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Well, the FiiO E7 gives an error message of requiring too much power with that off brand CCK. But for $5, after applying a $5 gift card, it was worth a try.


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Which version of iOS are you using? The iOS7 should work unless it's the CCK problem.

 

Sorry to hear that it didn't work on you :(

post #835 of 874

The upcoming MixerFace works with iOS (iPad and iPhone).

post #836 of 874
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Originally Posted by BillsonChang007 View Post
 

Which version of iOS are you using? The iOS7 should work unless it's the CCK problem.

 

Sorry to hear that it didn't work on you :(

 

iO7. This DAC doesn't have a battery. It runs off the USB so that's probably why.

 

 

EDIT I incorrectly called it an E7, its an E10.


Edited by slick1ru2 - 1/11/14 at 11:32pm
post #837 of 874

Tested yesterday iPad Air with Lightning to USB Camera Adaptor connected to a Resonessence Invicta (1st Generation), with success.

post #838 of 874
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Tested yesterday iPad Air with Lightning to USB Camera Adaptor connected to a Resonessence Invicta (1st Generation), with success.
Did you try DSD? How was it?
post #839 of 874

Yes, I tried DSD also, with the Onkyo HF Player App (had to pay for the upgrade for DSD and Hi-Rez PCM to be played natively). It worked just fine.

 

As to the sound, I think it is good, but not great. Compared with my Windows laptop with JPlay, the sound was flatter, with less body, less resolution... less everything, I guess... But it remains very enjoyable. It may be able to compete with other media players for Windows machines that are not so extreme as JPlay.

post #840 of 874

I've just done a threadsearch and I'm stunned that 'Hugo' didn't yield any results.

 

The Chord Hugo is known to work with the iPad:

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/698455/chord-hugo-preview-report

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