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post #91 of 96
Now, after a day of putting this $99 runt-of-a-DAC/Preamp against a bevy of mucho dinero gear, I am even "more" wowed!

Those who have bought into the high-rez file craze and the more money=better sound reasoning may miss out on what, for me, represents the best buy of my past 30 years in audio. Believe me, I am still feeling very puzzled about this conclusion.

Just ordered another one and relegated my MephistoX transport and EnkianthusX DAC to their respective boxes. The IDo is a clear signal that, today, great sound is available for hundreds, not thousands of dollars.

Gear used for auditioning:

HPs: HD-800, HE-6 and 5LE, T1.

Amps: LF339, Hafler P1500, Threshold A400

Source: IPad, nPlayer using FLAC files over network (no MP3)

ICs and PCs: no-name brands
post #92 of 96
I still love my iDo, except for one thing. I wonder if anyone else experiences this.

With my iPod Classic (and only the Classic ... It doesn't happen with the iPhone or iPad), the first second or half-second of a song is sometimes chopped off, or clipped. It's quite annoying. It doesn't happen with every song, and if I skip ahead and then back it'll usually then play the song properly. Has anyone else run into this?
post #93 of 96

Not here - I'm using it with iPhone 4 (x2) and an iPod Touch.  No issues on any of the three systems but have not tried it on my Classic. 

 

I'll try it tonight or tomorrow to see if I have same issue as you. 

post #94 of 96
Cool; would be interested. Thanks!
post #95 of 96
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Oregonian View Post
 

Not here - I'm using it with iPhone 4 (x2) and an iPod Touch.  No issues on any of the three systems but have not tried it on my Classic. 

 

I'll try it tonight or tomorrow to see if I have same issue as you. 

Not with my iPod Classic either. Have you considered it might be your iPod? 

post #96 of 96
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Originally Posted by MacedonianHero View Post

Not with my iPod Classic either. Have you considered it might be your iPod? 
I have, but it doesn't occur with the Classic in any other situation. I use it in the car via USB connection and it's fine there, for instance. It's only with the iDo that it happens.
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