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post #91 of 120
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Originally Posted by reddragon View Post

so are most of you guys using the classic headphone out or line out?

 

Classic > Solo > JH-3A > JH16s

 

Or,

 

Classic > Solo > Continental V2 > JH13s; AKG501; HE-500

post #92 of 120
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Originally Posted by kiwirugby View Post

Classic > Solo > JH-3A > JH16s

Or,

Classic > Solo > Continental V2 > JH13s; AKG501; HE-500



So how much difference in sq is the dac change from internal iPod dac to solo?
post #93 of 120
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Originally Posted by reddragon View Post


So how much difference in sq is the dac change from internal iPod dac to solo?

For the price, it better be an orgasmic upgrade....lol

post #94 of 120

I just ordered the Icon iDo. I'm really curious how much better/different it will sound. 

 

Anyone know what opamp this ipod has? 

post #95 of 120
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Originally Posted by Achmedisdead View Post

For the price, it better be an orgasmic upgrade....lol


I know right? More expensive than the iPod, more like doubling the price of the classic itself
post #96 of 120
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Originally Posted by Achmedisdead View Post

For the price, it better be an orgasmic upgrade....lol

As close as it can get!!  Yes, reddragon, the Solo is a much, much better DAC the the internal one in the iPod.

post #97 of 120
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Originally Posted by kiwirugby View Post

As close as it can get!!  Yes, reddragon, the Solo is a much, much better DAC the the internal one in the iPod.


OK thanks for the reply and which headphone makes that difference the most obvious?
post #98 of 120

Well, right now I have two CIEMs (JH13; JH16 with the JH3A and two full size headphones (AKG501; HE500) that I use regularly and, basically, the Solo CLAS improves the sound quality significantly for all four (just comparing sound quality with and without the Solo CLAS for all four phones).  But then I think most DACs do, regardless. So, it boils down to if you want and can afford some sort of DAC and how that will impact the relative portability of your rig.  For sound quality improvement, there is no argument for me.

post #99 of 120
The portability of the rig is a definite issue, is your rig big to carry around? I'm thinking of maybe saving up for the fostex hp-p1 but I don't know if it will get too big for mobile use.
post #100 of 120

Actually, I can put the rig in my cargo shorts pocket and not have them fall down!  But, really, the rig is transportable rather than portable.  I fly everywhere with it in my carry-on and when I need to get up and get around, I just stick it my pocket.  It's not something you'd go on a long walk with!

post #101 of 120
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Originally Posted by kiwirugby View Post

Actually, I can put the rig in my cargo shorts pocket and not have them fall down!  But, really, the rig is transportable rather than portable.  I fly everywhere with it in my carry-on and when I need to get up and get around, I just stick it my pocket.  It's not something you'd go on a long walk with!



I see, well I hope the fostex hp-p1 is smaller than your solo + amp since the fostex is just one piece. My classic + e17 can go into my pocket but I think the fostex hp-p1 will be bigger than the e17... hopefully it wont get too huge
post #102 of 120
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Originally Posted by imackler View Post

I just ordered the Icon iDo. I'm really curious how much better/different it will sound. 

Anyone know what opamp this ipod has? 


Hey have you received your Ido? Hows it? And how big is it?
post #103 of 120
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Originally Posted by reddragon View Post


Hey have you received your Ido? Hows it? And how big is it?

 

Doesn't arrive till tomorrow. It's says on the website its about 6" by 4" by 1",  I think; I'll post a picture, including a side by side with an ipod. It may help those of us who are looking for transportable solutions.

post #104 of 120
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Originally Posted by imackler View Post

Doesn't arrive till tomorrow. It's says on the website its about 6" by 4" by 1",  I think; I'll post a picture, including a side by side with an ipod. It may help those of us who are looking for transportable solutions.



Yes that would be helpful and please also comment with how good the dac is because there's an article in innerfidelitys website claiming the dac helps but I read a couple of comments that disagree and say the dac in the idevice is also pretty decent and the ido dac is not necessary and does not really improve on sq
post #105 of 120
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Originally Posted by momom View Post

I have the 1G (160 GB), last month gave a 2G (120 GB - I opened for hdd check) to my sister and changed sockets and hdd on 3G, exept cover they look the same, I mean the hardware layout - only the thinner are harder to open :-) Main advantage of thinner is one platter hdd - if it drops to hard you can partition it and leave bad sectors out, of course you'll have to go back to OF

 

How did you partition the hdd? 

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