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post #1141 of 1275
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Originally Posted by ExpatinJapan View Post

Does anyone have any further information on the three gain settings for the hp_p1?

 

From their site

+/- 0.3 db (at 32 ohm load) 

which i presume is the first setting.

 

Thanks in advance.

think these are them,.... still interpreting them.

(via innerfidelity).

 

post #1142 of 1275

I'm guessing they used the middle gain position as the default? Therefore you have both an increase and decrease in db.

post #1143 of 1275
My HP P1 just arrived. Going to team it with Beyer T5p. Excited!
post #1144 of 1275
Congrats. Enjoy, tis a great little device Mr.Saint.
post #1145 of 1275
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Originally Posted by avl06 View Post

My HP P1 just arrived. Going to team it with Beyer T5p. Excited!

 

This is my setup too. Let's me enjoy listening to music when I'm away from the heavy. Let us know your impressions when you get a chance.

post #1146 of 1275
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Originally Posted by AJHeadfi View Post

 

This is my setup too. Let's me enjoy listening to music when I'm away from the heavy. Let us know your impressions when you get a chance.

First impressions: clarity, resolution, power in spades.  Great combination with the T5P.  Nearer to a miniature version of my home set up than I expected to be able to achieve.  Looks like I'm out of the  game for a while in respect of the portable/office category :)

 

Real nubie question alert - what do you guys use to strap the HP-P1 to an iPod for when you carry it around?  

post #1147 of 1275
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Originally Posted by ExpatinJapan View Post

Congrats. Enjoy, tis a great little device Mr.Saint.

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post #1148 of 1275
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Originally Posted by avl06 View Post

First impressions: clarity, resolution, power in spades.  Great combination with the T5P.  Nearer to a miniature version of my home set up than I expected to be able to achieve.  Looks like I'm out of the  game for a while in respect of the portable/office category smily_headphones1.gif

Real nubie question alert - what do you guys use to strap the HP-P1 to an iPod for when you carry it around?  

Silicone straps, they look like large rubber bands.
post #1149 of 1275
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Originally Posted by avl06 View Post

First impressions: clarity, resolution, power in spades.  Great combination with the T5P.  Nearer to a miniature version of my home set up than I expected to be able to achieve.  Looks like I'm out of the  game for a while in respect of the portable/office category :)

 

Real nubie question alert - what do you guys use to strap the HP-P1 to an iPod for when you carry it around?  

I use this to protect the HP-P1. I cut holes in the bottom for access to connections. Fits a bit snug but protects really well.

And the rubber bands Dallan is referring too is something like this

post #1150 of 1275
Talking bout amp binder, I got mine custom made by sayitbands.com. A toddler size is more than enough to do triple stack.



post #1151 of 1275

Handsome Ehr33! Looks like Fiio 30pin to USB-A interconnect also?

 

I use a Vera wooden shell and band it onto the HP-P1 so I can easily slide an iPod Touch out. I treat the HP-P1 more as a transportable than portable. 

 

 

I am eagerly awaiting the HP-V1 as an adjunct to the transportable setup. I hope it can match the HP-P1 audio quality precedent.

post #1152 of 1275
That's a classic looking rigs AJ! Mine is some cheap short 30 pins on ebay. Should get customs cable someday.
post #1153 of 1275
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Originally Posted by Saraguie View Post

I use this to protect the HP-P1. I cut holes in the bottom for access to connections. Fits a bit snug but protects really well.

And the rubber bands Dallan is referring too is something like this

Thanks - ordered! Ant thanks Dallan too

post #1154 of 1275
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Originally Posted by AJHeadfi View Post

Handsome Ehr33! Looks like Fiio 30pin to USB-A interconnect also?

 

I use a Vera wooden shell and band it onto the HP-P1 so I can easily slide an iPod Touch out. I treat the HP-P1 more as a transportable than portable. 

 

 

I am eagerly awaiting the HP-V1 as an adjunct to the transportable setup. I hope it can match the HP-P1 audio quality precedent.

Transportable is exactly right. Its sitting on my desk in the office beside me as I type.  Can't see me riding the subway with it though. Still need some IEMs for that. And then I'll be done (yeah right) wink.gif

post #1155 of 1275

Just wanted to give my .02 on this amp/dac. I've paired it with an iphone 4 and some stock se535's. The sound is great, but it all comes down to how well the track was recorded and mastered to begin with. The details I hear from this DAC combined with the amplification are much better than the standard media players and sound cards I've tortured my ears with over the years, but again, some tracks will sound significantly better than others. Thanks to all of the head-fiers who gave me great information to decide with. This upgrade was worth it! smily_headphones1.gif

 

If anyone has some input on what cables would be a decent upgrade for my iems I'd appreciate it. I'm looking to cap my budget at $350 tops. I've spent way too much on this setup already.

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