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post #61 of 206

I beg to differ...

 

138 mW vs. 25 mW, the difference would be greater than LO vs HO.... IMO, so it seems that I'm going to hold on to my sucky S60 for many years to come. iPhone have greater resolution, but I don't care, no muscles... no life.

 

Lumigon T1 with ICEpower sounded promising, but that device also offered only 25 mW. Great for Joe Shmoe, but not me and no.. ain't gonna buy an additional amp. Next time I'll buy a phone with SDXC and put all my CDs on it.

post #62 of 206
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I feel the same about the ipod touch but since I'am used to S60 I am not really bothered by it. Of course there are some bugs but the music player is pretty decent, that's the point right? Moreover checking head-fi.org works pretty well. In terms of DAPs I wish some company would make a device with just a good DAC and a line-out. So basicly a DAC with a screen and flash memory or a HDD. It would be a better and cheaper iMOD (that costs 600$) which is basicly a ipod classic with the Wolfson DAC connected straight to the HO or the 12pins (12 right?) dock. But somehow I think there won't be such a company.

post #63 of 206

You'll have to check out the HM-602 thread in this sub-forum, your prayers have been heard.

post #64 of 206

Why does the hm-602, or any hifiman, have to be brought into EVERY THREAD??? Really, it's got no place in here,.......

post #65 of 206

Rhetorical question..

 

Here's a real one.. what do you have do say about OP request about "good dac and a line out with a screen and flash memory" that's not Apple but more like the Nokia implemented TPA6130A2 sound?


Edited by Albedo - 10/25/10 at 5:58pm
post #66 of 206
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Originally Posted by nywytboy68 View Post

Why does the hm-602, or any hifiman, have to be brought into EVERY THREAD??? Really, it's got no place in here,.......


 

Agreed...and you can add the word "Wolfson" to that list.beat_deadhorse.gif b4b74657.gifbeating a dead horse.gifdead_horse.gif

post #67 of 206
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Well, though I will look at the hm-602 I suppose this threat should be deticated to Nokia devices.

post #68 of 206
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Originally Posted by Albedo View Post

I beg to differ...

 

138 mW vs. 25 mW, the difference would be greater than LO vs HO.... IMO, so it seems that I'm going to hold on to my sucky S60 for many years to come. iPhone have greater resolution, but I don't care, no muscles... no life.

 

Lumigon T1 with ICEpower sounded promising, but that device also offered only 25 mW. Great for Joe Shmoe, but not me and no.. ain't gonna buy an additional amp. Next time I'll buy a phone with SDXC and put all my CDs on it.

 

 

Well maybe the 25mW output isn't really a problem after all, since I am looking at the hm-602 i found this about the hm-602: Max Output: 30mw at 32 Ohm; 26mw at 150 Ohm. 138mW could just be exceptional high and I don't really think that you need that much output ether.
 

 

post #69 of 206

My Sony S639 has a rated 5mw per channel, and it's louder than what it should be. I've never dome a loaded RMAA test on it, or check to see what the actual output power is, but it's decently loud - louder than my Droid 2 that is.

post #70 of 206

Yes.. Watt isn't all that.. Ampere also are of great importance. My buds do love the additional power and delivers some rather convincing dynamics going max with tri-state, and this is were these S60 Nokias really shine and are truly unique compared to all other smartphones.

 

More power for me means that the driver gets driven with greater accuracy, going to plus and stay there and so to minus and stops.. right there, so plus (no slacking) means all that IME.

 

That's why N8 (with TPA6140A2) for me seems like such a let down, well.. guess I'll have to wait a couple of years.

post #71 of 206
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I found another music player app yesterday. Tunewiki I think it's called. There is a world of difference in SQ between the standard music player and Tuniwiki, you might just download it and find out for yourselve if it's a good difference. The app itselve is very bad though, only found half of my library, lol.

post #72 of 206

My phone with S60v3 officially doesn't support that app, but the thought of trying out different music players didn't cross my mind, hah! Have to google more on Tunewiki, but there seems to be not that much info. about the player, their site is lacking to say at least. Thanks for the tip though, initial google hits are a dismay, many shoddy players.

 

Found some that might be of interest.. CorePlayer and PowerMP3 with 10 band EQ and support for multiple formats.

post #73 of 206

I was wondering if you could use nokia n8 s USB on the go feature or HDMI output to somehow digitally output sound to usb dac?


Edited by klemen3 - 11/1/10 at 11:18am
post #74 of 206
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I was wondering if you could use nokia n8 s USB on the go feature or HDMI output to somehow digitally output sound to usb dac?


That would be great, wouldn't it? But unfortunately the anwser is no: unless you buy a receiver with HDMI input and usb digital output, I am not sure if they exist. Moreover a receiver probably has better sound quality than your usb dac(if it's a portable one). Which speakers(your avatar) are those btw? I might buy the monitor audio BX2's

post #75 of 206

Have tested PowerMP3 for a while now and the SQ is in fact better than standard player (like turning off antenna, thereby reducing noise-floor and hearing more details), faster GUI and updating music library is not a pest anymore. 

 

Highly recommended!

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