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post #16 of 22
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Originally Posted by Shlonglor View Post

Is there any reason to get the Studio-V or RoCoo P over the RoCoo BA for my TripleFi 10s?

No, because they will both have moire noise than the BA but the Studio V Anniversary 3 is better sounding than and almost as quiet as the BA. It's great used choice for you or the OP. It's not going to be as good as the DX100 or HM901 but if you can get one for $300 it's a VG buy. I always want to sell mine and get something that can do HiDef but I can't seem to part with it.

post #17 of 22
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Originally Posted by goodvibes View Post

No, because they will both have moire noise than the BA but the Studio V Anniversary 3 is better sounding than and almost as quiet as the BA. It's great used choice for you or the OP. It's not going to be as good as the DX100 or HM901 but if you can get one for $300 it's a VG buy. I always want to sell mine and get something that can do HiDef but I can't seem to part with it.

 

 

so you have multiple daps?

post #18 of 22
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Originally Posted by phantompersona View Post

Hello Hifiers, Im looking for a portable Music player that has a very good built in amp. My current rig is a Sansa Clip Zip + Fiio E6 which is fine but i want an upgrade. I want a player i dont need to use with an Amp. The ones i know about that are like that are the Hifiman 802, 601,602, and the S:flo2. Anymore suggestions for a good player for under $300 well be helpful. I plan to use it with my Re262 and my future Iems.... Thankswink.gif

 

How about a music player that started out as a portable DAC-HPAmp then they built a player (screen, microSD reader, etc) into it?

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/651769/fiio-x3-thread-full-review-http-www-head-fi-org-t-663600-impression-fiio-x3-high-fi-low-price

 

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It's not yet widely available, but for possibly greater satisfaction down the line, "All you need is just a little patience..." tongue_smile.gif (at least check out all the feedback so far to see how it is with your earphones)

 


Edited by ProtegeManiac - 6/5/13 at 8:27pm
post #19 of 22
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Originally Posted by reddragon View Post

 

 

so you have multiple daps?

I've either owned or auditioned those. Also have some Sansas, Ipods and amps.


Edited by goodvibes - 6/6/13 at 2:54am
post #20 of 22

Reviews have the X3 below what I perceive the ANV 3 to be. Closer to a Nova/RoCoo in sound quality but obviously better featured. That said I did forget about the impedance curve of the TF10. I think the ANV 3 output impedance is below 2 ohms but the below .3 ohm output impedance of the x3 may help with TF10s.I personally think they just get more V shaped with supper low output impedance but it becomes another variable like I said, personal.


Edited by goodvibes - 6/6/13 at 3:00am
post #21 of 22

Honestly, in my opinion, for portable use with IEMs, a good option for you might be the 7th gen iPod. 

 

  • Big storage
  • Good battery life
  • Allows for .FLAC playback after Rockbox installation
  • Allows for EQ
  • "Black" noise floor
  • Possible future upgrades via the LOD if you would like.
  • Accurately reproduces whatever you feed into it, with a near-ruler flat frequency response, adds very little/no colouration.

 

 

Anyway, I'll go and hide before I get chased with pitchforks for saying all of this.

post #22 of 22
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Originally Posted by jensy View Post

Honestly, in my opinion, for portable use with IEMs, a good option for you might be the 7th gen iPod. 

 

  • Big storage
  • Good battery life
  • Allows for .FLAC playback after Rockbox installation
  • Allows for EQ
  • "Black" noise floor
  • Possible future upgrades via the LOD if you would like.
  • Accurately reproduces whatever you feed into it, with a near-ruler flat frequency response, adds very little/no colouration.

 

 

Anyway, I'll go and hide before I get chased with pitchforks for saying all of this.

 

 

had that but always used with a fiio e17 so didnt get to use the ipod alone often but the combo wasnt bad really... i never rockboxed my ipod and just used alac. 

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