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Do you know who to contact?  They say to contact the vendor but is there a more direct contact?

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Customer Service: 800.431.2609

 

American Music and Sound is the US distributor. This is their customer service number.

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Out of curiosity, how does a 5.5 gen iMod stack up against the HP-P1?

Anyone had the chance to try both?

 

Cheers!

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Regardless of the different DACs, it also depends to what headphone amp you hook up to the iMod.
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Originally Posted by the wizard of oz View Post

Regardless of the different DACs, it also depends to what headphone amp you hook up to the iMod.

Let's assume the hp-p1 uses the internal amp and the imps is connected to an amp
Like a fiio e12 or a JDS C5.
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Anyone makes higher quality lightning cables to connect recent iDevices to the HP-P1? Like the ALO 30 pin cables.

Is a higher quality lightning cabble worth it?

 

Cheers!

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Some company made shorter cables for a very short time I believe. Apple didn't like it and I also heard there were problems replicating the security chip Apple has in the lightning cable (as opposed to the older 30-pin). I'm not a "cable guy" especially when it comes to digital, but I sure would love a shorter cable. I've bought a much longer one, which certainly works great, but I've tried and tried to find a short one like the ALO 30 pins without success. My solution is to use the short 30 pin and a 30 pin to lightning adaptor by Apple.
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Some company made shorter cables for a very short time I believe. Apple didn't like it and I also heard there were problems replicating the security chip Apple has in the lightning cable (as opposed to the older 30-pin). I'm not a "cable guy" especially when it comes to digital, but I sure would love a shorter cable. I've bought a much longer one, which certainly works great, but I've tried and tried to find a short one like the ALO 30 pins without success. My solution is to use the short 30 pin and a 30 pin to lightning adaptor by Apple.

Picking up what you said about digital...

Is a better cable even needed? When all it's doing is transporting 0s and 1s to the DAC, does a better cooper or silver cable make a diference in sound?

 

Cheers!

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This is always a point of debate here, but as far as I'm concerned, I can't hear any difference, especially in digital, so I'd rather spend my money elsewhere. That said I WANT a shorter cable. If I can buy a way longer one from a third party that I have to be able to use the iPhone while plugged in further away, I don't see why someone can't make a darn short cable that I can use in a portable amp setting. I think Apple restricted their policy even more and they are enforcing it. I believe they have a hefty fee for "made for iPhone" approved cables and the manufacturers are not willing to pay it, because they won't make any profit for a reasonable price of the product to market.

 

Either way, if someone finds a short lightning cable, I'd love to get one. Otherwise, it's the lightning adaptor with the 30-pin short cable.

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See my link above :) Theres a couple of short lightning cables in that thread.

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Ah! Perfect! Thanks so much!!

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Still in this regard... :)

I am annoying, I know...

 

Anyway... The HP-P1 comes with a short 30 pin to usb cable.

If using an iPod classic or 4th gen touch with 30 pin connector, is it worth it to upgrade said cable to something like an ALO Cable?

Will sound be different and better? Or since it is carrying digital binary data, it will sound the same.

 

Cheers!

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Still in this regard... :)

I am annoying, I know...

 

Anyway... The HP-P1 comes with a short 30 pin to usb cable.

If using an iPod classic or 4th gen touch with 30 pin connector, is it worth it to upgrade said cable to something like an ALO Cable?

Will sound be different and better? Or since it is carrying digital binary data, it will sound the same.

 

Cheers!


When I had the 4G, I always used the stock cable that came with Fostex. I'm glad I didnt upgrade the cable for the 4G as now I dont own it anymore. For the 5G I'm using the ipod touch stock cable.

I dont know if there is any change in sound upgrading the cables alone, but if you've noticed better sound from your previous set-up and now happy with the sound why bother?

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Originally Posted by gdourado View Post
 

Still in this regard... :)

I am annoying, I know...

 

Anyway... The HP-P1 comes with a short 30 pin to usb cable.

If using an iPod classic or 4th gen touch with 30 pin connector, is it worth it to upgrade said cable to something like an ALO Cable?

Will sound be different and better? Or since it is carrying digital binary data, it will sound the same.

 

Cheers!

That's a hot topic here. There are a lot of threads on it both for the digital and the analog data cables. And there are both opinions: that they make a difference and that they don't. I kind of stated mine earlier, but it doesn't really matter. What ultimately matters is if it makes a difference to you, and if it does, is the difference enough to justify the cost (in other words, can you spend your money elsewhere and make a greater impact)? I know it's hard to say if you can't test it and that's why you are asking, but I'm just giving you a heads up that there is difference of opinion on this site about the cable topic. If you search, you will find a LOT of threads on it.

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