Originally Posted by Dahaka
$799? Damn it they weren't kidding about the 'sorry about your wallet' bit. I guess that's that then, now I just need to work out whether good is worth ~£500.
Edit: Sorry, didn't see Samehada's post. Do you think the sound is great from an iPhone or just good?
already wrote about it in another thread... and like i said the difference is really small between daps my sansa clip makes the lowend feel like iam on a subwoofer with a really long decay while my HM602 got a short decay on the bass ... the mids and treble are crisp and clear and sound equally good
But the soundstage doesnt change nor the clarity or the soundquality itself ... i think there is alot of placebo/overemphasis going on or my ears must be wooden.
Then again lets just look at it from a scientific point of view... we got a DAC that is makin out of the digital source signal a analoge signal ... i do understand and already noticed that alot of DACs sound different but def. not by a huge margin (i mean if you buy a DAC chip alone they all cost like 1 euro up to 5 euro)... so after the dac the amp is placed in the chain , for example how can a device that is not altering the signal with more informations or something, change the signal out of the dac and increase the soundstage and god knows what ppl else write here.
So imho yes the iphone4 is probably good enough (i just got a older 2g touch with a wolfson dac and as far as i know the current generations of i devices is using cirrus logics DACs) yet i never actually listened to a iphone. If you can audition DAPs and test around and see if you like the changes or not do so(for me not a single dap that i have sounds wrong or worse than another) but i for one will never ever waste money on Source Components again.
Edited by Samehada - 3/5/12 at 12:04pm