OR, if you're okay spending a bit more, and already ordering a C421 from JDS anyway, you could consider a "standalone ODAC": http://www.jdslabs.com/item.php?fetchitem=46
There's a pricey set up lol!
It wasn't meant to be an exhaustive list.... I excluded the E10 cuz it's also an amp if I read correctly. The Dragonfly was a good catch, though!
Yep. I gave him the cheaper options first!
Yea you did and I'm talking about myself, lol because I may end up with that kinda of rig LAWL
Also listening to my First 24/88.6 [it's not 94hrz sample sadly] on the Dt 880s and omg 40khrz white noise never sounded so clear! I have this like 16bit Flac that's well not even have as good... there's just SO much missing from the Sax! mm nothing like Japanese Remastered Super High Quality Classic Jazz!
Dave Brubeck Quartet Three to Get Ready!
WOW. Thats an interesting solution. Though it looks sketchy to me. How is it that a DAC can be packed into a USB cable when so many other companies are coming up with monstrosities for a budget USB DAC? Makes me wonder where all the space saving went.hmmm
Oh gawd I dropped my yes I dropped my cMoy today, it fell about 10 inches and now for the FIRST time ever after about 2mins of audio it's making a TERRIBLE hissing just unbearble noise... and I checked it with 2 different DAPS and Cans it's the amp
I hope that just means It needs to charge, other wise I'm prepared to discuss with JDS labs how I can maybe get it repaired or replaced [because SERIOUSLY I'm not one to drop stuff ever but IF I DO, and from all of 10 inches... I mean it should still work...]
Still though I also saw that JDS labs recommends that you inform them if u use a Line out you need to tell them so that they can modify the amp to be more compatible with that... I didn't know that! So I'm hoping [if a charge does not fix it] that I can get her reapired and upgraded [for a HOPEFULLY small fee]
Nah it was in reality the battery dieing, but if I have an issue with it again [on a full charge] I'll b sure t puch that opamp back in place
Its finally arrived! USPS made a mess of the packaging and ripped off my address, it got sent back to jdslabs and I was given a free upgrade to Express Mail International! only 5 days to Singapore! Awesome customer service I'd say. So far the bass boost is phenomenally great with my UM3X. It really appreciates with it as many have said. So far I have only tested it for 48mins, played "Octavarium" by Dream Theater twice. It's wonderful!
glad your enjoying your new amp, they are great! still love the Thursday logo on mine :)
Did anyone have any problems with volume balance? For low volume levels, the it seems louder in my right ear quite significantly, and i mean low as in barely audible. When I turn it up to normal listening levels, it seems fine, Im not too sure.
I did the following
1) Ipod > L3 LOD > c421 > Apple earphones (imbalance at low levels)
2) Ipod > L3 LOD > c421 > UM3X (imbalance at low levels)
3) Ipod > 3.5 to 3.5 > c421 > apple earphones (no imbalance)
4) Ipod > 3.5 to 3.5 > c421 >no imbalance
Could it be just that the line out from the 3.5mm from the ipod is already balanced properly? Or could it be the LOD? Or is it the amp? :O
Oh it's good to see how small it is! Compared to a iPod Classic. I still want mine... I'm thinking of buying it in place of a E17... because well quite frankly I can live without a DAC amp Combo for the time being....