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post #991 of 1275

Fostex hp_p1 line out.

 

I am thinking of using my headphones connected to the line out of the Fostex instead of the headphone out.

 

Any pluses or minuses to this idea?

 

Would it bypass the Fostex amp?

 

If I use Flacplayer app I can turn down the gain as a volume adjuster.(tested it with my cheap tester headphones first).

post #992 of 1275
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Originally Posted by ExpatinJapan View Post

Fostex hp_p1 line out.

I am thinking of using my headphones connected to the line out of the Fostex instead of the headphone out.

Any pluses or minuses to this idea?

Would it bypass the Fostex amp?

If I use Flacplayer app I can turn down the gain as a volume adjuster.(tested it with my cheap tester headphones first).
If you have a way of controlling the volume, why not.

I've read some DX100 & VentureCraft DD folks do the same. In the DD case though, it's fixed (no volume control via iPhone or iPad).
post #993 of 1275

I tried it with a few different phones.

 

I couldn`t tell a lot of difference from the headphone out, I suspect the 10ohms impedance may be in effect via the line out also(would that be possible?).

 

Using the headphone out of my iphone 4 is surprisingly good, perhaps a result of its 1ohm impedance?

 

hmm.

 

*Come on Hifi-m8!

post #994 of 1275

I'm waiting for the HP-PV. I'm hoping for a significant improvement in signal quality.

post #995 of 1275
Has HP-PV already been released on the market? The last time i read review was anakchan using it (demo unit?) with hpp1 and th600. I too was expecting M8 landed in my country couple months back but they don't show up till now. I think the delay caused by the various front panels they will apply.
post #996 of 1275
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Originally Posted by muzic4life View Post

Has HP-PV already been released on the market? The last time i read review was anakchan using it (demo unit?) with hpp1 and th600. I too was expecting M8 landed in my country couple months back but they don't show up till now. I think the delay caused by the various front panels they will apply.

 

No HP-PV release yet. I'm waiting! I hope there will be a 3.5mm output and the portable ethos is maintained with the HP-PV.

post #997 of 1275
The reason i hold my willingness to get Alo continental 3 is after i saw this beauty. Really curious my self with this tube version from fostex.
post #998 of 1275
I ended up getting the HP-P1. I am loving it.

When I put my headphone cable into the line out it sounds louder than anything else. I like turning up the volume on gain 1 or low on gain 2. Depends on the song. I don't know why the line out is so loud. I thought the line out bypasses the amp, am I wrong?

Also, this might be just me being very paranoid, the serial number for the unit when I look at it on my iPod starts with beta. Should I be worried?
post #999 of 1275
No most o the software says beta.

What firmware/hardware does yours have?
post #1000 of 1275
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Originally Posted by ExpatinJapan View Post

No most o the software says beta.

What firmware/hardware does yours have?


It says Version 1.1.1

Why!
post #1001 of 1275
Quote:
Originally Posted by ExpatinJapan View Post

No most o the software says beta.

What firmware/hardware does yours have?

 

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Originally Posted by Azsamael View Post


It says Version 1.1.1

Why!

You have the latest software version. There were two versions and the earlier ones naturally had the first. And mine say Beta before the set# too.

post #1002 of 1275
How do i know the sofware version? Is the latest sofware the one which able to charge the ipod?
post #1003 of 1275
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Originally Posted by Azsamael View Post


It says Version 1.1.1

Why!

Because then you will know If you have the latest software or not (see below), and wont worry about the beta info showing up.

(Thats why!)

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Originally Posted by Saraguie View Post

 

You have the latest software version. There were two versions and the earlier ones naturally had the first. And mine say Beta before the set# too.

There you go. Thanks Saraguie.

post #1004 of 1275
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Originally Posted by muzic4life View Post

How do i know the sofware version? Is the latest sofware the one which able to charge the ipod?

Just go into about section of the ipod.

post #1005 of 1275
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Originally Posted by ExpatinJapan View Post

Because then you will know If you have the latest software or not (see below), and wont worry about the beta info showing up.
(Thats why!)
There you go. Thanks Saraguie.



Thank you both! I have a thing with using "!" A lot apparently haha.

Any one of you guys have used a UM Merlin with HP-P1? I narrowed down my first CIEM to a Merlin.
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