I get a tiny hiss with my V2 but it's barely audible, and only when the music is off. The slightest input and I can't notice it, it never returns at volumes I can possibly listen to, and that can be loud at times. The V2 really pairs well with the 334 IMO.
Congrats on your L3 purchase Sara, will you have a dac to go with it?
Hiss: I bought a 3.5MM plug resistor adapter, which my 334s will plug into. I purchased it off Ebay and specified 30 ohm impedance, which was suggested to me by someone who is using one. Any hiss should be removed.
The answer to DAC is a big YES. I am in search mode looking everywhere! I'm reading about the Stoner Acoustics UD 100 to the Calyx DAC......and everything in-between! I am going crazy LOL
I have the Fostex HP-P1 for portable and so, now, looking for a USB powered DAC to use with my computer. Any suggestions please PM me or post here.
I will be using my 334s most of the time with the computer~USB DAC so it could a place in the thread.
I'll be using my MBP Retina and the Triad L3. Right now using iTunes or VLC. Most all my music is in ALAC.
Music mix: 75% Classic Rock/Blues/ some metal. 10% Pop/R&B/Show tunes, 10% Jazz, 5% trying to broaden my scope :)
Musicality 'fun', engaging, wide sound stage rather than absolute transparent sound is the signature I'd like to have in a DAC.