Originally Posted by Matter
Anyone still using the Whipmod?
Able to compare the SQ ro newer players like the DX50, X3 etc?
I used to really enjoy my IMOD 5.5 G 80GB IMOD >ALO IMOD 22 gauge cryroed cable > TTVJ MILLET PORTABLE TUBE AMP> APS V3 cable> Ultrasone Edition 9 headphones. It was a bit bright and a bit bass heavy..which was a good thing as I typically use this rig when snowboarding at about 40mph.
Well over time, I thought I could improve on it.
So I sold my IMOD 5.5 80GB and bought a smaller iPod 5 G 30GB - swapped the hard drive for. A 256 SS drive, ...well the sound was not as good . I confirmed this by listening to someone else's IMOD 5.5G 80GB
My thoughts are that two things could have been a factor.
1. The SS 256 GBDrive used more power. Leaving less for the chip amp (the line level gain stage not the bypassed iPod headphone amp)
2. The smaller battery on the 30gb 5th Gen IMOD also affects the sound..(less amperage available) .and stripped it of its luscious bass.
I had tried the jumbo cryro cable...and thought that....In combo with the Edition 9 Ultrasones ...there was too much bass which was smearing the midrange.
I heard the AK 100, and the AK 120, and the AK 240 and Centrance HIfi M8 the Chord HUGO and so far. I am not so swayed away from getting yet another modded iPod. It's not that those other players don't sound good... (It's probably that I have had more time perfecting. The combo I had). Also the iPod interface works ...FOR ME..better with wet fingers On a ski lift.
The hard part of getting things to sound right was always getting the right LOD ...so the Whipmod package seems interesting.
Is anyone in Orange County or LA with a Whipmod I could hear? PM me please.... Or for that matter if anyone in the Newport Beach area has a portable rig that they think is insanely good..pm me too.Edited by Golden Ears - 4/3/14 at 11:25pm