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The LOD is a Toxic Cables Silver Poison. Highly recommended!
post #857 of 1275

Yes those T1's and TP LOD looks fantastic! Meanwhile my rig is rolling on the desktop only ... sometimes over to the bedside. 

 

 

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^^

 

Looking good AJ! 

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Originally Posted by ExpatinJapan View Post

I  hung up all my other EQ apps a long time back, I still use flacplayer with no eq though. So i was surprised by this app. Anyhow the free version is there, so no harm in trying.

 

I have a 2G iTouch now, but a 4G 64 iTouch should arrive soon. Then I can play with these software, eg. T5p on T5p. Almost all software now needs a higher iOS version than the 2G gets.

post #860 of 1275
I look forward to your impressions.
post #861 of 1275

I am loving the mod I did with my Lightning cable for my HP-P1

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/647901/diy-ipod-lightning-lod

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I recently picked up an almost new one on eBay and have been astounded by how good it makes my PS500's sound. It's very impressive! Now, I'm reading conflicting things about what kind of headphone it's actually intended for. A lot of people seem to be using it with IEMs - I tried it with my Westone's and it sounded great - but others are claiming that it competently drives 600 ohm headphones and planar magnetics. I'm lusting for some Beyer T1's and I'd love to think that this little thing would do the job. Does anybody have any experience with this setup?
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Originally Posted by Tony1110 View Post

I recently picked up an almost new one on eBay and have been astounded by how good it makes my PS500's sound. It's very impressive! Now, I'm reading conflicting things about what kind of headphone it's actually intended for. A lot of people seem to be using it with IEMs - I tried it with my Westone's and it sounded great - but others are claiming that it competently drives 600 ohm headphones and planar magnetics. I'm lusting for some Beyer T1's and I'd love to think that this little thing would do the job. Does anybody have any experience with this setup?

I listen with FT!334 and yesterday for the first time with LCD3s. I can say that the HP-P1 did a very good job driving the Audeze's. I first had a another amp hooked in, and thought I'd give the Fostex a try on it's own......I never reconnected the other amp.

 

It's a great piece of gear which is sometimes underrated. A friend who likes canoes, (LOL a couple posts above), even figured out for me how to use as a DAC from my MBP!

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You're not the first person I've heard say that. I wouldn't buy planar magnetics if the Fostex were the only amplifier I had access to, but it's interesting that such a small device running on ion lithium batteries can drive such a current-hungry headphone as the LCD-3. I'm confident that matching it up with the Beyer T5p would give me a sound at least approaching that of the T1 combined with an expensive amp and DAC. That'll probably be my next upgrade path if I don't go for the T1. It is a fantastic piece of kit. My only reservations are the battery dying out from overuse and of course the fact that it's not compatible with the new i devices.
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It is compatible with new idevices i believe, you just need a different connector cable.
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Originally Posted by Saraguie View Post

I listen with FT!334 and yesterday for the first time with LCD3s. I can say that the HP-P1 did a very good job driving the Audeze's. I first had a another amp hooked in, and thought I'd give the Fostex a try on it's own......I never reconnected the other amp.

 

It's a great piece of gear which is sometimes underrated. A friend who likes canoes, (LOL a couple posts above), even figured out for me how to use as a DAC from my MBP!

It is an amazingly versatile device, but you cannot paddle with it.....biggrin.gif

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Originally Posted by Saraguie View Post

I listen with FT!334 and yesterday for the first time with LCD3s. I can say that the HP-P1 did a very good job driving the Audeze's. I first had a another amp hooked in, and thought I'd give the Fostex a try on it's own......I never reconnected the other amp.

 

It's a great piece of gear which is sometimes underrated. A friend who likes canoes, (LOL a couple posts above), even figured out for me how to use as a DAC from my MBP!

I would like to try this. My best thinking is I would need an app on the iDevice to stream from the MBP to the HP-P1?

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Originally Posted by Tony1110 View Post

You're not the first person I've heard say that. I wouldn't buy planar magnetics if the Fostex were the only amplifier I had access to, but it's interesting that such a small device running on ion lithium batteries can drive such a current-hungry headphone as the LCD-3. I'm confident that matching it up with the Beyer T5p would give me a sound at least approaching that of the T1 combined with an expensive amp and DAC. That'll probably be my next upgrade path if I don't go for the T1. It is a fantastic piece of kit. My only reservations are the battery dying out from overuse and of course the fact that it's not compatible with the new i devices.

 

I once considered batteries a problem, then I found they do 2000 charge cycles before losing significant capacity. That's 5+ years of everyday full cycle! The battery is electronically managed, protecting to ensure longevity in the HP-P1. I don't think I will need to replace it in the future.

 

ADD: I use the T5p from the HP-P1, and it is glorious for acoustic music! This is a stock T5p. I would like to try the PS500 and the TH900.


Edited by AJHeadfi - 1/26/13 at 7:56pm
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Originally Posted by ExpatinJapan View Post

It is compatible with new idevices i believe, you just need a different connector cable.

 

I have found no problems using it with the 5th Generation iPod touch.

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Originally Posted by Saraguie View Post

It's a great piece of gear which is sometimes underrated. A friend who likes canoes, (LOL a couple posts above), even figured out for me how to use as a DAC from my MBP!

 
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Originally Posted by AJHeadfi View Post

I would like to try this. My best thinking is I would need an app on the iDevice to stream from the MBP to the HP-P1?

 

Longbowbbs, would you please do the honors?

 

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Originally Posted by AJHeadfi View Post

 

I have found no problems using it with the 5th Generation iPod touch.

And with iPhone 5......as Expatin says just need the correct connector cable.


Edited by Saraguie - 1/26/13 at 10:49pm
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