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This SQ different is because iPhone and iPod Clasic and iPod touch are different

 

As the i-things merely work as a transport here I don't see any relevant differences... the P1 is DAC+Amp, getting fed a digital signal by the iDevice. There may well be a difference though if feeding the P1 through its line in, utilizing he different DACs in the various iDevice incarnations.

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Has anyone had a chance to try the hp-p1 with an iphone 6?
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Has anyone had a chance to try the hp-p1 with an iphone 6?

It works fine... You do need a USB B to Lightning LOD.

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It works fine... You do need a USB B to Lightning LOD.
Great, thank you!
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It works fine... You do need a USB B to Lightning LOD.
Great, thank you!

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Originally Posted by plakat View Post
 

 

As the i-things merely work as a transport here I don't see any relevant differences... the P1 is DAC+Amp, getting fed a digital signal by the iDevice. There may well be a difference though if feeding the P1 through its line in, utilizing he different DACs in the various iDevice incarnations.

 

As a long time P1 user, I've tested iPods, iPhones 3, 4, 5, iPad Mini through the HP with Grado 80i, DT1350, DT770, Sure 535ltd and 856. The best sound I've achieved is iPhone w/ Onkyo HF Player (no EQ) + P1. I just returned a Fiio X5, which sounds good, but did not surpass this combination. I'd love to buy an iPod while there are a few still on the market, but in my opinion the sound stage does not match the above combination.

 

I'd like to hear if anyone has a difference experience.

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Hi Malcuso  & fellow HP-P1ers 

 
I've spent some time feeding the Fostex with my iPod Classic  and an iPhone 5c -  both playing CD rips into AIFF at 16/44.  
 
There are times when I felt I could detect a difference (in favour of the iPhone being a little smoother and slightly freer of what I would describe as a slightly digital and grainy sound) .   In summary I would have to say that the difference, at least to my ears, is close to negligible.  Sometimes I think the difference I detect is psychological since my iPod is looking a little tired now and the phone is relatively new. To me that tells me that the difference isn't anything I should worry about.
 
Obviously I favour the iPod Classic for most applications because of its greater capacity. 
 
I'm using HP-P1 into a pair of B&W P7.  Keen to hear anybody's views about adding in a portable amplifier in the sub £200 price range (including second-hand) that can really be considered an upgrade to the Fostex's own amp.
 
I do have a PA2V2 which, in terms of output, is actually better suited to my headphones, but certainly not better than the fostex amp.  Sometimes I strap the  PA2V2 to the HP-P1 -  it's an unlikely pairing!.  
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I've read through the discussion about different short- 30pin to USB adaptors for the Fostex.  

 

I don't have any problem with the sound quality of the Fostex and don't want to spend a great deal of money in pursuit of a better sound.  But I don't like the fit of the cable that came with the Fostex as it is quite loose in the iPod end.  In a perfect world it would be right-angled too. 

 

Just wondered if anybody could recommend one that fits tighter ?  (along the lines of the Fiio LODs) .   So far the only one I've found that looks promising (without being $100+) is the cypher-labs right angled one.   I'm not sure this one would fit quite right with the Fostex since the 30pin and USB are not directly over each other as they are in the CLAS set-up.

 

 I'm in the UK so would need to ship internationally - not a problem if its a nice solid fit. 

 

The purple Furutech one is £65 - it looks solid, but quite expensive and not right angled. 

 

Regards,

 

Jeb.


Edited by Jeb Listens - 11/22/14 at 7:27am
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I've read through the discussion about different short- 30pin to USB adaptors for the Fostex.  

 

I don't have any problem with the sound quality of the Fostex and don't want to spend a great deal of money in pursuit of a better sound.  But I don't like the fit of the cable that came with the Fostex as it is quite loose in the iPod end.  In a perfect world it would be right-angled too. 

 

Just wondered if anybody could recommend one that fits tighter ?  (along the lines of the Fiio LODs) .   So far the only one I've found that looks promising (without being $100+) is the cypher-labs right angled one.   I'm not sure this one would fit quite right with the Fostex since the 30pin and USB are not directly over each other as they are in the CLAS set-up.

 

 I'm in the UK so would need to ship internationally - not a problem if its a nice solid fit. 

 

The purple Furutech one is £65 - it looks solid, but quite expensive and not right angled. 

 

Regards,

 

Jeb.

I bought one from http://toxic-cables.co.uk/ and it works great.

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Thanks longbow -  is it a right-angled one?   

 

I can't see any 30pin to USBs on the website but I'll get in contact with them and see what they can do.   Thanks a lot for your help. 

 

 

Jeb. 

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Yes it is.....He used Silver Poison wire.

 

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Yes it is.....He used Silver Poison wire.



Looks superb I contacted them today - thanks a lot for the pic!

Jeb.
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Yes it is.....He used Silver Poison wire.


Looks superb I contacted them today - thanks a lot for the pic!

Jeb.

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Super low profile QUSP custom piccolino usb LOD.

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Super low profile QUSP custom piccolino usb LOD.


Thats about as short as it gets ;-)

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