Originally Posted by ExpatinJapan
I am still surprised at how all the head-fiers went crazy at the iriver AK100 headphone output impedance of 22.41ohm, but not a sound was made about the Go-dap X output impedance of 47ohms.
Well I did moan how I didn't like its sound from my Denons, thought it was just the fact that the VAMP is coloured, but now its 2 fold. I also used it with AKG's which honestly don't give a rats about Output Impedance, so no surprise why I liked the colouration there.
Wouldn't want it with IEM's....
And I wouldn't say all the head-fiers went nuts, its a big factor to me because of my Denons. Depends on your gear. Grado's are another one that don't give a damn.
Originally Posted by AnakChan
Interesting. I must say I've never heard a 47ohm amp that sounded that good on low impedance IEMs.
I don't know if mine's 47 ohm or not, but you're more than welcome to try mine (OpAmp LME49860 upgraded).
I never liked that opamp in my STX, hell I remember reading even TI admitted the LME49720 was flawed (the LME49860 just being the cherry pick versions).
Still wouldn't mind giving the X a hear wit THS4032 chips in, now they are smooth, neutral and can image just as well if not better then the LME's. Without the flawed bass (I'm curious is that an issue in the X aswell? Or just with the STX?).