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post #136 of 161

Thanks AnakChan, hopefully this issue can be resolved easily.

post #137 of 161
Same problem here with the V-MODA VAmp.
post #138 of 161
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Originally Posted by brumma View Post

Same problem here with the V-MODA VAmp.

 

Talk to V-Moda customer service. I believe they'll have a fix soon.

post #139 of 161
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Originally Posted by AnakChan View Post

 

Talk to V-Moda customer service. I believe they'll have a fix soon.

I'm in touch with them now.  I noticed that Venturecraft has a firmware update.  Hopefully V-Moda will have a similar sort of mail-in program to update the system.

post #140 of 161

hi, i'm newbie here

i just browsed through the venturecraft page

and they are discounting the go-DAP 4.0 with OP2134 from $425 to 175

now im a beginner here,

im not audiophile i just want to have a good quality music for me to hear on my spare times

i just bought v-Moda m-100 headphone (its not even reach yet)

and i'm already looking for a DAC/AMP

i will be using my iphone 4s for the source and i don't plant to change it for another 1-2 years.

i've looked the v-Moda Vamp , and the reviews is quite good

but at $650 is too much for me.

so i'm quite confused should i get this Go-Dap with OPA 2134 or i'll be better of with other brand of DAC/amp like Fiio e012 ?

my budget is $200 the max.

 

i listened to mostly top 40 songs, 90's pop, sentimental, slows, mellow songs (kenny rogers, kenny loggins, david foster album kind of music),  RnB, Hip Hop, country, and Jazz.

i don't do rock nor classical

please guide me here, thank you very much.

post #141 of 161

Sorry for the late reply.

 

I'm like you where my iPhone 4S has been by my side for the past year and will continue so for awhile. I like the integration of the phone with the Go-DAP 4.0 since it feels much nicer as one unit with no cables, or rubber bands holding it together.

 

The M-100 actually works quite well on it's own off the iPhone however with the Go-DAP 4.0 it improves it further but it's not like night or day difference. It depends on what you are listening to, the quality of the rip, etc. I personally prefer the upgraded Go-DAP 4.0 than the base OPA2134. However the upgrade is somewhat pricier (beyond your $200 budget).

 

About the Fiio, the E12 is an amp-only? Which means that you're still using the internal iPhone DAC. Most people who look at using external components with the iPhone usually want to bypass the iPhone's internal Cirrus Logic DAC altogether with an external DAC. And for that you need an iDevice compatible DAC (like the Go-DAP 4.0, Go-DAP X, CypherLabs Algorhythm Solo, Fostex HP-P1, etc.). Note that on old iPods, that's a different matter. The old iPods had a very good DAC of which then people would just mod (called iMod or diyMod), and use an external amp only.

 

For the genre of music you're listening to, I think an external DAC/Amp would be good addition to your iPhone.

post #142 of 161

hi, thx for the reply it helps me  a lot

another question i've searched through this forum and the go dap X forum

and found out that the OPA2134 produced better mid and hi but lacking in the bass

seeing that you do own the  GO dap X with OPA 2134 and also V-Moda M-100 (which is my only headphone)

and also considering the type of music that i like,

will you recommend me to purchase this go dap 4.0 OPA2134 ?

will the bass on my m-100 reduced significantly ?

i like my sound to be warm and nice on the Mid, tight and punchy bass without too much boominess, but i also don't really like treeble that too bright and harsh, it makes my listening session very fatiguing.

and also will this OPA2134 + M-100 combo forgiving enough ?
most of my songs only AAC 320kbps and some audiophile recording apple loseless so i dont really need a super detail performace out of my music player , i just want a good nice warm sound with a tad boost and punchy bass.

 

another question is that i read also that the go-dap and v-moda vamp have trouble with the new iOS 6.0

if i buy now from the venture craft, they will put the latest firmware on it that are compatible with ios 6.0 right ?

i saw the description on their page the firmware is fw 2.0.1

i just want to make sure because i did email them yestreday but they havent reply me yet

and i want to contact them via phone call but i dont know their phone number.

 

thank you once again

post #143 of 161

For the stock Go-DAPs beween the Muses 8820E (on the 4.0) and 8920 and Burr Brown OPA2134, I do prefer the OPA2134 somewhat. However the differences are really quite slight and only when you're critically listening. In the end, both OpAmps aren't my favourite which was why I upgraded my 4.0 to AD83097 being my favourite but VentureCraft doesn't do that anymore due to heat issues (which I've not encountered or experienced) or with OPA1612 which seems to be the preferred OpAmp that V-Moda uses for their VAmp.

 

I think both with 8820E and with OPA2134, if there's any bass reduction (which I've not noticed but I've not compared between those for a -long- time now) on the M-100, it won't be noticeable. I have to go back to my previous notes but I think I preferred the OPA2134 over the 8820E, but can't remember why. There was another chap who compared between the two earlier in this thread. You may have to go back a few pages though. If you've never used any external DAC/Amps I think you may not find a difference between the two 'cos it's -that- subtle.

 

About the firmware that is true. You do want to get a Go-DAP that's f/w 2.0x at least. With older firmwares, it still works but it charges the iPhone regardless of whatever mode you put it into. And I normally don't like the Go-DAP charging my iPhone 'cos it lasts for about an hr only. When I have it in "Amp mode" only then my Go-DAP can last for 6-7 hrs.

 

Who did you mail? VentureCraft or Amazon, etc? Who's offering the discount?

post #144 of 161

i emailed venturecraft

as they are the one that have the discount 

so they indicated that the go-dap that they sell have fw 2.0.1 

so thats mean it work with iphone 4s iOS 6.01 with no problem right ?

and i know its been long time since you tried the go dap 4.0 with OPA 2134

but as i recalled from other thread now you are testing the go-Dap X with OPA2134 ?

and you also have the M-100

that's why I'm asking wheter the they both will pair well or not.

so sorry for too much question

i'm new here

and i just only bought the v-moda M-100 after so much good reccomendation here

and i just thought that the go-dap 4.0 with that big discount is very tempting 

i just don't want to spend my money in the wrong way as like i told you i'm very beginner

so i really need other expert opinion, thx

 

do you happen to have a phone number of the venturecraft that i can call just to make sure about the ios 6 compatibility ?
thank you.

post #145 of 161

fw 2.0.1 was designed for iOS 6.x therefore it should work. I can't say for sure 'cos I don't have an iOS 6.x device. However if call or e-mail VentureCraft I'm sure they'll say it will 'cos that's what fw was designed to address in the first place.

 

I haven't started actually critiquing the Go-DAP X yet therefore I don't have any comment or thoughts about OPA2134 on that device. I may have to go back to my posts last year to see what I said about OPA2134.

 

As for pairing with the M-100, on my casual listening on the Go-DAP X, I've not heard anything "bad". To me they both work well but then again, so do the other DAC/Amps I have (such as the CLAS -dB & Rx Mk3), Ortofon MHd-Q7, etc. I've yet to come across a DAC/Amp that the M-100 doesn't pair well.

post #146 of 161

okay thx

i think i'll jump to buy it

hahahaha

thx for the inputs they really helps me a lot.

post #147 of 161
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okay thx

i think i'll jump to buy it

hahahaha

thx for the inputs they really helps me a lot.

 

No problems. If you like you can PM me and I can talk to them to get them ready about your purchase (and I'll talk to them about your concerns about iOS6, etc.). Should be fine though.

post #148 of 161

Hi, I'm fairly new on this forum so if I did anything wrong, please forgive me.

 

I'm looking to purchase the Go-Dap 4 but after reading this particular thread, I realized there are various chipsets and each seem to have it own signature (not sure if this is the way to use this term).

 

I'm planning to use it with my sony ex1000 and westone4, does anyone have a recommendation to which chipsets I should purchase?

 

My usual music will range between Electro Swing, artists like Nujabes and similar (not sure which genre they're in), Lo-fi, Lounge, Bebop Jazz, Alternative Rock and Indies.

 

I occasionally listen to dub-step but rarely pair it with my ex1000 or w4, usually m80 with magnum go-vibe (bass setting at max, I love the feeling of the headphone vibrating on my head when I listen to dub-step so it'll be alright to ignore this particular genre.) It would be great if one of these Go-Dap 4 chipsets can let me listen to this genre too.

 

Thanks in advanced.

post #149 of 161
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Originally Posted by sensible View Post

Hi, I'm fairly new on this forum so if I did anything wrong, please forgive me.

 

I'm looking to purchase the Go-Dap 4 but after reading this particular thread, I realized there are various chipsets and each seem to have it own signature (not sure if this is the way to use this term).

 

I'm planning to use it with my sony ex1000 and westone4, does anyone have a recommendation to which chipsets I should purchase?

 

My usual music will range between Electro Swing, artists like Nujabes and similar (not sure which genre they're in), Lo-fi, Lounge, Bebop Jazz, Alternative Rock and Indies.

 

I occasionally listen to dub-step but rarely pair it with my ex1000 or w4, usually m80 with magnum go-vibe (bass setting at max, I love the feeling of the headphone vibrating on my head when I listen to dub-step so it'll be alright to ignore this particular genre.) It would be great if one of these Go-Dap 4 chipsets can let me listen to this genre too.

 

Thanks in advanced.

 

Hi, sorry you're late in the game here. To be honest the various OpAmps ("chipsets") is mostly a moot point by now 'cos VentureCraft is actually running out of Go-DAP 4.0 and won't be making anymore. As such they've been having sales on selling whatever remaining stock (all base Go-DAP OPA2134). Therefore the suite of OpAmp offerings have also shrunk.

 

You may want to see if the V-Moda VAmp still has lots in stock left or running low too. They're basically a custom Go-DAP 4.0 with the primary difference being OPA1612 (nice OpAmp BTW), increased headphone power output increased to 150mw/ch.

 

Or look at the newer Go-DAP X.

post #150 of 161

Thanks AnakChan, your reply was well anticipated. I guess I'll just have to try Vamp then.

 

Best Regards to you AnakChan

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