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post #18706 of 22821
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Originally Posted by dbdynsty25 View Post

You can buy the BH2 on Amazon from a reputable seller for around 100.

 

Thank you for the suggestion ~

However, my budget is now <250 ( I sold my vita on ebay just now... LOL ) so what do ya'll recommend for amp / amp+dac?

Thank you!

post #18707 of 22821
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Originally Posted by Miss Roxy View Post
 

 

Thank you for the suggestion ~

However, my budget is now <250 ( I sold my vita on ebay just now... LOL ) so what do ya'll recommend for amp / amp+dac?

Thank you!

 

Well that's obvious:

 

 

JDS Labs C5D...$250.  Works perfect with my new Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 and with my iPad Air via the Camera Connection Kit.  I love this little amp.

post #18708 of 22821
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Well that's obvious:




JDS Labs C5D...$250.  Works perfect with my new Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 and with my iPad Air via the Camera Connection Kit.  I love this little amp.

+10000 to this!
post #18709 of 22821

Thank you for the suggestion! I will consider it. :)

I have a really dumb question, though.

I know how to connect it to my Nexus 5... but how do you connect it to a macbook air? lol. 

post #18710 of 22821
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Originally Posted by Miss Roxy View Post
 

Thank you for the suggestion! I will consider it. :)

I have a really dumb question, though.

I know how to connect it to my Nexus 5... but how do you connect it to a macbook air? lol. 

 

USB cable from C5D to the USB port on your Air.  And I don't think it works with the Nexus 5.  At least my Nexus 5 doesn't work...with stock 4.4.2.  The nexus recognizes an external DAC but no sound outputs.  I'm not planning on using it that way so no big deal either way, just would be nice if it worked.  It's just the stock android build that doesn't include the correct driver from what I understand.  That's not a C5D issue either...it's every DAC.  It will work however, if you just run a line from the headphone out to the "input" on the C5D or any other amp/dac for that matter.

post #18711 of 22821
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USB cable from C5D to the USB port on your Air.  And I don't think it works with the Nexus 5.  At least my Nexus 5 doesn't work...with stock 4.4.2.  The nexus recognizes an external DAC but no sound outputs.  I'm not planning on using it that way so no big deal either way, just would be nice if it worked.  It's just the stock android build that doesn't include the correct driver from what I understand.  That's not a C5D issue either...it's every DAC.  It will work however, if you just run a line from the headphone out to the "input" on the C5D or any other amp/dac for that matter.

 

Ah okay @_@ thank you for letting me know in advance.

 

Well... that's unfortunate. ( regarding N5 ) :(

Would there be a big difference in sound quality if I connected C5D to my macbook air, though? Sorry... I don't know much about these stuff.

Q#2: I have asus xonar essence stx sound card on my desktop. I wouldn't need C5D for it, right?


Edited by Miss Roxy - 2/21/14 at 12:34am
post #18712 of 22821
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USB cable from C5D to the USB port on your Air.  And I don't think it works with the Nexus 5.  At least my Nexus 5 doesn't work...with stock 4.4.2.  The nexus recognizes an external DAC but no sound outputs.  I'm not planning on using it that way so no big deal either way, just would be nice if it worked.  It's just the stock android build that doesn't include the correct driver from what I understand.  That's not a C5D issue either...it's every DAC.  It will work however, if you just run a line from the headphone out to the "input" on the C5D or any other amp/dac for that matter.

Ah okay @_@ thank you for letting me know in advance.

Well... that's unfortunate. frown.gif


Would it make much difference if I connected C5D to my macbook air, though? Sorry... I don't know much about these stuff.


Q#2: I have asus xonar essence stx sound card on my desktop. I wouldn't need C5D for it, right?
The C5D and similar USB Digital-Analog Converter/amps are used as external soundcards. At least from a MacBook Pro, the M-100 sounds cleaner from the C5D. Likewise for your desktop computer, the C5D and similar DAC/amps will act as an external soundcard.
post #18713 of 22821
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The C5D and similar USB Digital-Analog Converter/amps are used as external soundcards. At least from a MacBook Pro, the M-100 sounds cleaner from the C5D. Likewise for your desktop computer, the C5D and similar DAC/amps will act as an external soundcard.

 

Ah ok that made a lot of sense! thank you. :3

post #18714 of 22821

Stupid question, and this might not be the best place for it since it doesn't directly concern the m-100, but since we've been discussing amps and dacs that pair well with the m-100 I figure I'll ask it here. Right now I'm using the line out from my ipod classic to my fiio E12 (to my m-100). If I were to instead use the line out of the ipod classic to the C5D's usb input, would I be "double daccing" since the ipod classic already has a dac in it? And if so, would this negatively effect the sound?

post #18715 of 22821

I've found an awesome cable for use with the m100's, thesecable are super cheap but the quality of the cable is pretty nice.The jacket is a smooth semi-rubber, they are a little over 3ft. long and the connectors are very compact and fit easily in the m100. Haven't noticed any difference in sound and they come in just about every color you could want including orange.

 

Here are the cables on eBay

http://www.ebay.com/itm/130973786653?var=430185703710&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649

 

Everyone loves pictures so here is the connector in my m100's

post #18716 of 22821

I've went ahead and purchased C5D...

 

AND IM OFFICIALLY BROKE! XD

post #18717 of 22821
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I've went ahead and purchased C5D...

 

AND IM OFFICIALLY BROKE! XD

 

At least you'll be listening to some quality music while you have to stay home w/ no money.

post #18718 of 22821
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At least you'll be listening to some quality music while you have to stay home w/ no money.

 

^ Haha.

 

By the way, what do you recommend for portable music player? Probably gonna get that after I receive my next paycheck. 


Edited by Miss Roxy - 2/21/14 at 11:06am
post #18719 of 22821
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^ Haha.

 

Btw, do you have a recommendation for a portable music player? Probably gonna get that next after I receive my next paycheck. 

 

Not really.  I'm not a fan of the audiophile type players (X3, X5, Colorfly, D50, etc.) because I spend a lot of time in Google Music.  So I needed a player w/ wifi access and apps.  So the 5th Gen iPod touch is what I roll with.  The M100 sounds fantastic straight out of it as well...so I don't need to bring the amp along if I don't want to.

post #18720 of 22821
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By the way, what do you recommend for portable music player? Probably gonna get that after I receive my next paycheck.

Browse the budget-fi and mid-fi portable threads (use the search bar near the top). Plenty to choose from at a variety of prices.
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