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Just got the Fostex HP-P1 to pair with my *pretty old* iPod. My iPod says "80 GB" on the box... not "classic", so I presume mine is an even older version that pre-dates the classic.
here's my issue/question: when I hook up the Fostex I get digital audio out and I hear music using the Fostex's D/A... great. The issue is that the iPod interface becomes disabled and the screen just says something like "ok to disconnect" and I can't advance tracks or even pull up the menu to change play lists... it just "keeps playing" whatever playlist I had previously had selected but otherwise the iPod interface is disabled. Not exactly the dream-come-true scenario when I'm jogging.
So my question for you guys: is this also the situation with the newer iPods? Or if I get a new "classic", will I be able to have the iPod interface behave normally with the Fostex USB connected? Please advise... thanks!
It sounds like you have a 5.5G iPod. If yours is white and not silver colored, it's definitely a 5.5G. Check my link and make sure. It's OK, I've got one, too. It's not compatible with the Fostex HP-P1. I feel your pain. You'll need to get a new iDevice. Or sell that HP-P1 to me.
List of ALL released HP-P1 compatible iDevices (this is in the manual):
Try using anything else and even if you can get some audio out it's really not working.
Well, what are Christmas Bonuses for?
Just treated myself to an iPod classic (silver). Now I'm in absolute heaven... sumptuous, high-fidelity music *and* the ability to skip songs and playlists. Joy.
Listening right now on my (actually surprisingly decent) Sony earbuds.
WOW. I'm in awe of what this Fostex/iPod combo can do. Finally my years of compression all my music losslessly is paying off, and the thing I've been dreaming about for years... portable high-end d/a conversion/amplification for on-the-go listening is in the palm of my hand.
Ok folks, what's next? What headphones should I be considering to audition to really get the most out of this?
By the way on the earbuds I hear *obvious* differences between filter 1 and 2 on the d/a section. Filter 1 sounds a little brighter, a little more colorful with a tad more "bite", but also there's a sibilant edge to many female vocals... the usual "digital audio" sound many of us are used to. But filter 2, while slightly tamer and more laid-back (at first can sound a little less invigorating) really opens up with natural, non-fatiguing vocals that have no sibilance or "ring" and just sound smooth and silky. The difference is subtle, but obvious, and one that makes a difference with any listening session lasting longer than 5 minutes.
Ready for some headphone suggestions folks. Oh, and keep in mind I want to use the Fostex as the amp section... no need for suggesting high-end phones that need beefy desktop amplification (or another amp). Also, I'd like to jog with the headphones, so they need to be light enough to work with jogging (had a pair of Grado 80's which were ok for jogging IMO, if that gives you an idea of how big is probably at the upper limit).
Christmas bonus ? Dude, I consider the fact that I still have a job to be a Christmas bonus. If my boss came up to me and said 'Don't worry - I'm not laying anyone off in 2012', I would be doing handstands right down the main street. I dont know about your industry, but all the doom and gloom has consumers scared witless in Australia atm.