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Go Dap X is 80mw
http://www.musicaacoustics.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/GoDapX英語A4版PDF.jpg
post #332 of 500
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Definitely not enough power for an HD650.

post #333 of 500
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Originally Posted by Craigster75 View Post


You will have much better results using a line out adapter from the 30-pin to the amp input.  These are $10-$150 depending on quality.  I have used the $10 FiiO adapter and it sounds fine.

This wouldn't work with an iphone 5 though due to the new port would it?

post #334 of 500
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Definitely not enough power for an HD650.

Okay so even if I do not need very high volume you don't feel it would be better than a more powerful amp without the ability to bypass the iPods DAC in terms of sound quality?

post #335 of 500
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Okay so even if I do not need very high volume you don't feel it would be better than a more powerful amp without the ability to bypass the iPods DAC in terms of sound quality?


IMO, no.  Ipod DAC is probably inferior to the GoDAPs, but it isn't terrible.  I believe the benefits of added power would outweigh the lack of on-board DAC assuming you are planning to use as a portable unit.

post #336 of 500
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This wouldn't work with an iphone 5 though due to the new port would it?


This is a great question that I haven't seen a definitive answer, but there may be a lightning adapter since the DAC is onboard.

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This wouldn't work with an iphone 5 though due to the new port would it?

 

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Originally Posted by Craigster75 View Post


This is a great question that I haven't seen a definitive answer, but there may be a lightning adapter since the DAC is onboard.

The definite answer is YES. Shane please correct me if I'm mistaken.

post #338 of 500
The official Apple lightning to 30 pin adapter comes with a wolfson dac to provided analog out, so yes you could use one of those with an iPhone or Touch 5 with just an amp.
http://store.apple.com/us/product/MD823ZM/A/lightning-to-30-pin-adapter?fnode=45
post #339 of 500
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Originally Posted by Saraguie View Post

The definite answer is YES. Shane please correct me if I'm mistaken.

 

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Originally Posted by shotgunshane View Post

The official Apple lightning to 30 pin adapter comes with a wolfson dac to provided analog out, so yes you could use one of those with an iPhone or Touch 5 with just an amp.
http://store.apple.com/us/product/MD823ZM/A/lightning-to-30-pin-adapter?fnode=45


I understand that one can use the lightning to 30-pin, then use the 30-pin line out.  However, I have read the DAC in the lightning adapter is inferior to even using headphone out instead.  The clarification I am seeking is if anyone knows if any of the new portable amps with built-in DAC, such as GoDAPX and Centrance M8 include or offer a direct lightning to input cable.

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The new V-MODA Verza is coming out very soon. It suppose to be an upgraded version of Go-Dap X and should be ok to drive HD650. If you want more power, I suggest you go to HiFi-M8. That's 1500mW/channel for you to drive almost every headphones on earth comfortably. biggrin.gif

post #341 of 500
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Originally Posted by mtthefirst View Post

The new V-MODA Verza is coming out very soon. It suppose to be an upgraded version of Go-Dap X and should be ok to drive HD650. If you want more power, I suggest you go to HiFi-M8. That's 1500mW/channel for you to drive almost every headphones on earth comfortably. biggrin.gif


I read that Verza will have the same 150mw/channel and the Vamp which I hope is incorrect.

post #342 of 500
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Originally Posted by Craigster75 View Post

 


I understand that one can use the lightning to 30-pin, then use the 30-pin line out.  However, I have read the DAC in the lightning adapter is inferior to even using headphone out instead.  The clarification I am seeking is if anyone knows if any of the new portable amps with built-in DAC, such as GoDAPX and Centrance M8 include or offer a direct lightning to input cable.

There is a picture of someone using their godap with an iphone which looks like a cable as you are saying, don't think it comes with the godap though. If the dac in the lightning adaptor is that bad it makes me think one of the amp/dacs that work with idevices could be the best option but they are all so expensive!

post #343 of 500
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Originally Posted by bay24 View Post

There is a picture of someone using their godap with an iphone which looks like a cable as you are saying, don't think it comes with the godap though. If the dac in the lightning adaptor is that bad it makes me think one of the amp/dacs that work with idevices could be the best option but they are all so expensive!


The big challenge always seems to be balancing sound quality, portability and cost.

post #344 of 500
You can also buy lightning to USB cable from venturecraft. Here is the picture of it.
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Originally Posted by mtthefirst View Post

You can also buy lightning to USB cable from venturecraft. Here is the picture of it.


Excellent, thank you!  I believe this is the cable I was curious about.  Do you know if the GoDAP connection is mini USB?

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