Originally Posted by uelover
This is interesting, as it could imply that the internal CS DAC chip on the iTouch 5G is better than the Wolfson DAC chip on the Lightning to 30-Pin Adapter. Alternatively, it could be just a matter of synergy or preference.
I sold the Leckerton a while ago due to the lack of use but am kinda missing it now.
....I have thought about selling mine... but just can't! I guess it's a long-term keeper.
Really, the headphone out signal is so clean and well balanced that it works very well to double-amp it. The 5G touch onboard DAC is implemented very well. I think there is little room for improvement. Well, unless you do an external DAC.
While using the lightning to 30 pin adapter, then a LOD, it is just too bulky and awkward to make much sense for portable use. The "flavor" of the Wolfson DAC is just a touch different...not better or worse, just a hair different. So I've decided to just double amp. Of course, just because the chip is named "Wolfson" doesn't make it superior, but I'm sure you know that.