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Its great to have a manufacturer that actually Listens to customers. I have spent alot of time searching for budget amps (around 100) and some of the best were the FiiO E7 and the iBasso D-Zero, and what i recomend is that you make the VAMP similar (and better of course, your V-Moda) but what i find important after sound is profile and extra features. Keep it slim to around 10mm and have it include a minor EQ like the FiiO, a screen is nice but not necessary.

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Its great to have a manufacturer that actually Listens to customers. I have spent alot of time searching for budget amps (around 100) and some of the best were the FiiO E7 and the iBasso D-Zero, and what i recomend is that you make the VAMP similar (and better of course, your V-Moda) but what i find important after sound is profile and extra features. Keep it slim to around 10mm and have it include a minor EQ like the FiiO, a screen is nice but not necessary.

I think your budget amp dreams will once again be dashed. This is from the M-100 thread:



Originally Posted by valkolton View Post


We calculate MSRP based on our BOM price (bill of materials).  In fact, I don't know M-100's final MSRP until it finishes final validation and we lock it down.  It'll definitely be less than or equal to $300.

 

The VAMP/DAC is also based on BOM and will be ~$600, yet it's well worth it to think different.

post #19 of 691

Seems like a weird product for them to design then at that price. None of V-Moda's headphones are particularly "high fi", at least by Head-Fi standards, so a $600 amp/dac would be really out of place in their lineup.
 

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I think your budget amp dreams will once again be dashed. This is from the M-100 thread:



Originally Posted by valkolton View Post


We calculate MSRP based on our BOM price (bill of materials).  In fact, I don't know M-100's final MSRP until it finishes final validation and we lock it down.  It'll definitely be less than or equal to $300.

 

The VAMP/DAC is also based on BOM and will be ~$600, yet it's well worth it to think different.



 

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I see, I don't understand releasing an amp double the price of their most expensive headphone.

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Seems a little steep based on the current line up but maybe it will targeted at the higher end stuff and have incredible performance for that price. These guys are out of the box thinkers after all!
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Well they are gonna release a true "flagship" model of headphone eventually too, I'd imagine that would be quite a bit more expensive than the current lineup.

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Maybe the VAMP is an amp AND an iPhone/iPod Touch. They will be fused together as a single unit. Someone asked about a V-Moda PMP, so why not? You control the VAMP via the already ubiquitous Retina display we all know and love/hate. That's the only way the cost makes any sense to me. He did say think outside the box, right?
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Will there be any VAMP products compatible with other devices such as computers. Seems strange to me to focus on a specific platform.


If they include USB Audio class, it could be compatible with alot of things, but have received no confirmation.

 

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Aw, but iPhones suck... Android > all.

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Aw, but iPhones suck... Android > all.


And literally the only reason why I chose an iPhone over Android was to use with an amp.

Didn't have much choice in that respect :<

 

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And literally the only reason why I chose an iPhone over Android was to use with an amp.

Didn't have much choice in that respect :<

 



Isn't really much choice in any respect...one definite bonus to having all iPhone models being the same form factor is that they can actually make one amp that'll fit them all.  It's unfortunately impossible to make such a sleek device with android phones, unless they wanted to make a model for every single popular phone model out there, and there are quite a few...

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Isn't really much choice in any respect...one definite bonus to having all iPhone models being the same form factor is that they can actually make one amp that'll fit them all.  It's unfortunately impossible to make such a sleek device with android phones, unless they wanted to make a model for every single popular phone model out there, and there are quite a few...


Yeah that is definitely true.  But Val said they plan on being phone neutral so perhaps they have a sort of a plan for the android models.  

I am also curious whether the vamp would be able to plug into a computer as well.

 

post #30 of 691

Well, as an iPhone user, I'm quite intrigued.

 

Few questions:

 

1) Will it include any EQ option to play around with the output? (bass boost, mid boost, treble boost, etc...)

2) Being geared toward iPhone means it'll include a LOD of its own, right? Or do I have to purchase a separate LOD cable to go with VAMP?

3) Is the OpAmp rollable like on the CMoy, or is it a fixed OpAmp?

4) Will there be buttons to control music on the iPhone like a remote?

5) Will it support passing remote + mic signal from headphones that include remote + mic?

 

Those are key points that I would love to see in another amp for iPhone, especially points 4 and 5.

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