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post #601 of 691
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Originally Posted by 10DeeQ View Post

hi is there any place now that i can buy the vamp with that big discount ?
or was it like just limited time offer ?
thakn you

It was just a one time deal for Christmas, but you can still get it from Amazon for $450-$550.

post #602 of 691

Question. The gain/reset buttons are "inside" the amp so I have to take a pin and stick it in and change them. Is that how its supposed to be. And do I leave the reset switch "on"?

post #603 of 691
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Originally Posted by clairyvic View Post

Question. The gain/reset buttons are "inside" the amp so I have to take a pin and stick it in and change them. Is that how its supposed to be. And do I leave the reset switch "on"?


Yes, I would use the pin carefully.  I used a safety pin to set high gain.  I leave reset off and have not yet needed to reset due to a lockup or malfunction.

post #604 of 691

Cool, thanks.

post #605 of 691
Not too sure how Val prefers this thread to develop in light of the new Verza coming out soon, personally IMHO it warrants a new thread of its own.

I've not seen nor touched the latest iteration of the Verza but from the little info in getting, it is quite a little beast on it's own. Trying to have a Go-DAP X as a base for comparing & contrast doesn't appear to be a logical step anymore & that the Verza is a product in its own right.

I must say it's intrigued me somewhat.
post #606 of 691
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Originally Posted by AnakChan View Post

Not too sure how Val prefers this thread to develop in light of the new Verza coming out soon, personally IMHO it warrants a new thread of its own.

I've not seen nor touched the latest iteration of the Verza but from the little info in getting, it is quite a little beast on it's own. Trying to have a Go-DAP X as a base for comparing & contrast doesn't appear to be a logical step anymore & that the Verza is a product in its own right.

I must say it's intrigued me somewhat.


Good suggestion to start a new thread.  To get an idea on power, how many millwatts is your Go-DAPX?  How would one direct connect Go-DAP X to Iphone 5?  I wonder if Verza will include a lightning adapter.  So many questions and Val has been so quiet.  He must be taking the advice of his new marketing person!

post #607 of 691
DrSheep, sorry I've joined this thread late, but I've got a couple of suggestions...

I bought some TF10s a while back and they came with an airline attenuator. I think it's about -20dB. It works very well and would be worth considering. They used to sell it separately for about $20. If you can't find it through Logitech, pm me - I have an extra.

Secondly, there are a number of eq type apps (Equalizer is a good one) that not only eq, but also have a preamp gain adjustment. Eq or to, you could just set up a gain adjustment to lower the "system" volume as much as possible.

Lastly, have you checked the iPhone system settings for the volume limiter? I'm not sure if it would do the same or not, but it'd be worth a try.

Best wishes.

Oh, and just to breed some jealousy, I'm in this thread because I landed one of the amazon specials. It was a pain to do the firmware (well, relatively), but I got it back on Saturday and my HE-500 arrived on Friday. I love this Vamp! I have an iBasso D4 with OPA1612 and this one still has punchier bass, more power, and wider soundstage. The VQ mode works well with the 500 to give it a little more sparkle...
post #608 of 691
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Originally Posted by smcginni View Post

DrSheep, sorry I've joined this thread late, but I've got a couple of suggestions...

I bought some TF10s a while back and they came with an airline attenuator. I think it's about -20dB. It works very well and would be worth considering. They used to sell it separately for about $20. If you can't find it through Logitech, pm me - I have an extra.

Secondly, there are a number of eq type apps (Equalizer is a good one) that not only eq, but also have a preamp gain adjustment. Eq or to, you could just set up a gain adjustment to lower the "system" volume as much as possible.

Lastly, have you checked the iPhone system settings for the volume limiter? I'm not sure if it would do the same or not, but it'd be worth a try.

Best wishes.

Oh, and just to breed some jealousy, I'm in this thread because I landed one of the amazon specials. It was a pain to do the firmware (well, relatively), but I got it back on Saturday and my HE-500 arrived on Friday. I love this Vamp! I have an iBasso D4 with OPA1612 and this one still has punchier bass, more power, and wider soundstage. The VQ mode works well with the 500 to give it a little more sparkle...


I like the option of VQ as well.  I don't use it all the time, but is it excellent for select music.  The only way Vamp could be better (aside from using while charging) is with a bit more power and a bass boost.  Hopefully, Verza addresses both of those issue.  However, the one thing Vamp does that no other portable amp in the world does (except for the sonically inferior Ifuzen) is attach to the Iphone 4 to make it one piece.  The convenience of this has turned out to be on of the biggest selling points.  It will be interesting to see if, aside from the universal Verza, if Venturecraft will produce an Iphone 5 version, or perhaps one with a removable phone adaptable bracket that can be upgraded when phones change size or difference models for different phones to make the semi-custom design more future proofed.

post #609 of 691
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How would one direct connect Go-DAP X to Iphone 5?  

 

This is my setting to connect Go-Dap X to iDevices that come with lightning. It's from VentureCraft. USB to micro USB+lightning adaptor.

 

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post #610 of 691
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Originally Posted by mtthefirst View Post

This is my setting to connect Go-Dap X to iDevices that come with lightning. It's from VentureCraft. USB to micro USB+lightning adaptor.

IMG_0619.JPG

Does venture craft include that micro USB to lightning adapter with the Go DAP X? If not, how much extra do they charge? Do you notice a huge increase in sound quality compared to only the iPhone 5?

Thanks
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I really do think that V-moda relies on the original design too much for the VAMP and Verza too much.  Think about it, the VAMP case for the iPhone is basically one molded plastic screwed into the backing, so it will make sense to have it design to be removable and sell additional molded cases for other iPods.  As far as the VC USB cable, I have a feeling that it is just a micro USB cable with the Apple Lightning adapter sink wrap into it.  If I am right then I blame Apple for this, as they added an ID chip to the Lightning design just to make 3rd party cable extra difficult to design.

 

@smcginni, thank you for your concert, but I think you were confusing me with someone else.  But again my VAMP is still hissing and I am afraid that V-moda will screw it up again on my RMA.

post #612 of 691
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Originally Posted by DrSheep View Post

I really do think that V-moda relies on the original design too much for the VAMP and Verza too much.  Think about it, the VAMP case for the iPhone is basically one molded plastic screwed into the backing, so it will make sense to have it design to be removable and sell additional molded cases for other iPods.  As far as the VC USB cable, I have a feeling that it is just a micro USB cable with the Apple Lightning adapter sink wrap into it.  If I am right then I blame Apple for this, as they added an ID chip to the Lightning design just to make 3rd party cable extra difficult to design.

 

@smcginni, thank you for your concert, but I think you were confusing me with someone else.  But again my VAMP is still hissing and I am afraid that V-moda will screw it up again on my RMA.

 

 

I got the same impression on the lightning adapters.  Not really sure why Apple is dragging their feet here.  You would think they would be happy to start collecting mfi checks.  It really just slows adoption of the new lightning devices.  Admittedly, not by a measurable amount, but why do anything that might slow sales?

 

What would be really nice is if I could convert the VAMP to work with a classic once I switch to iPhone 5.  

post #613 of 691
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Originally Posted by DrSheep View Post

I really do think that V-moda relies on the original design too much for the VAMP and Verza too much.  Think about it, the VAMP case for the iPhone is basically one molded plastic screwed into the backing, so it will make sense to have it design to be removable and sell additional molded cases for other iPods.  As far as the VC USB cable, I have a feeling that it is just a micro USB cable with the Apple Lightning adapter sink wrap into it.  If I am right then I blame Apple for this, as they added an ID chip to the Lightning design just to make 3rd party cable extra difficult to design.

 

@smcginni, thank you for your concert, but I think you were confusing me with someone else.  But again my VAMP is still hissing and I am afraid that V-moda will screw it up again on my RMA.

 

I don't know if you've gotten your VAmp back, but actually the electronics are at the back of the case and the aluminium shell screwed on instead. Of course we could be critical on how that's not very forward thinking however the design isn't V-Moda's (hope I'm not saying anything wrong here but I think it's quite common knowledge the VAmp is Go-DAP 4.0 based).  I've actually talked to the VentureCraft folks 14 months back when the iPhone went from 4 to 4S and a mini change but the 4.0 was already in full prod. My thoughts on the modular case can be found here :-

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/533084/venturecraft-go-dap-gd-04-for-iphone-4/45#post_7995394

 

The Verza is a different story. That's for V-Moda to elaborate.

post #614 of 691
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Originally Posted by ariesq View Post


Does venture craft include that micro USB to lightning adapter with the Go DAP X? If not, how much extra do they charge? Do you notice a huge increase in sound quality compared to only the iPhone 5?

Thanks

 

My Go-Dap X is pre mass production model. I have to ship it back to VentureCraft twice for firmware update. It came with 30-pin Dock to USB. I bought this cable later after I got new ipod touch about 5000 yen (56 USD).

 

Comparing between listen from ipod touch and Go-Dap X, I can notice improvement in sound quality right away. The details in bass and high are much better with Go-Dap X but I think it also depend on what headphone you used too. My Fitear ToGo334 is already giving superb sound quality even directly from ipod touch. The improvement to me is noticeably but not a huge improvement. 

post #615 of 691

"My" VAMP is back, but V-moda basically got my old one and let it sit for 3 week, then decided to ship me a new one without the firmware update.

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