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post #1756 of 1947

Ordered a Dragonfly 1.0 from Amazon and they sent a 1.2.  :dt880smile:

post #1757 of 1947
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Originally Posted by blasjw View Post
 

Ordered a Dragonfly 1.0 from Amazon and they sent a 1.2.  :dt880smile:

nice!  better that than ordering a v1.2 and getting a v1.0.

post #1758 of 1947

Getting v1.2 for 99$ is sure nice...

post #1759 of 1947
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Originally Posted by nicdub View Post
 

nice!  better that than ordering a v1.2 and getting a v1.0.

 

Indeed!  I was very surprised when I pulled it out of the box and noticed the 1/8" jack looked sort of grey which is supposed to be 1.2.  So then I looked at the box and it said 1.2.

post #1760 of 1947
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Originally Posted by BenF View Post
 

Getting v1.2 for 99$ is sure nice...

 

Yes, and I listened to it for a while last night with my DT-990 Pros and it sure sounds nice as well.  :dt880smile: 

post #1761 of 1947
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Originally Posted by blasjw View Post

Ordered a Dragonfly 1.0 from Amazon and they sent a 1.2.  dt880smile.png
What seller?
By the way, does anybody know if there are lots fake DF 1.0 or 1.2 out there?
post #1762 of 1947

Worked for me with an iPhone 5s and the latest iPad Mini Retina.  See my post at http://www.head-fi.org/t/634555/ipad-mini-camera-connection-kit-dac/60.

post #1763 of 1947

I have received my DragonFly v1.2, and it ended up being a disappointment.

 

SQ-wise, it's very similar to ODAC, no problem there.

But it's just too powerful!

 

I bought the DragonFly to replace ODAC+E12 as my on-the-go setup, but I can't use my IEMs with it!

I have to set the Foobar at -40dB for IE80, any louder and it's too much.

I'm afraid that one day I'll forget to lower the volume, and then - BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM!!!

Don't want to risk hearing loss.

 

Because of this, I can only use DF as a DAC only device, defeating the whole purpose of this purchase.

 

Now I'm worried about the GEEK - even the weakest one is more powerful then DF...

And I bought the Super Duper Geek - 1000mW at 16ohm.

Well, at least it has a better DAC chip inside, so it won't be a total waste.

post #1764 of 1947

This might be a silly question, but has anyone tried this with an Asgard 2?

post #1765 of 1947
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Originally Posted by terance View Post

This might be a silly question, but has anyone tried this with an Asgard 2?

I tried it with my old Asgard 1 and it sounded good. I can't see why the A2 wouldn't either. The Dragonfly sounds great with my EF5. I only notice that it's short coming is when paired with super revealing amps.
post #1766 of 1947

Tried the Dragonfly with my large cans.

DF drives HE-400 at -12-13dB in Foobar, and AD-900X at -23-25dB.

Can't believe that just 125mW at 32ohm is doing all that - or maybe mine has wrong gain setting?

Looks like it was really made for big and hard to drive headphones, not IEMs.

 

Do most people use it as a DAC only when working with IEMs?

And if not, how do you make sure you won't blow your ears and brain off in case you forget to lower the volume?

post #1767 of 1947

I posted in here a while ago and mentioned returning it because it sat too unstable in the usb port with my Grados.  Grado chords are very heavy.  I bought it again to use with lcd-2.  I know, its a bad combo, but its better than nothing.  Bought dragon tail for it as suggested,

post #1768 of 1947
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Originally Posted by j14mp View Post
 

I posted in here a while ago and mentioned returning it because it sat too unstable in the usb port with my Grados.  Grado chords are very heavy.  I bought it again to use with lcd-2.  I know, its a bad combo, but its better than nothing.  Bought dragon tail for it as suggested,

 

What's so great about the dragon tail?  Just curious.

post #1769 of 1947
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Originally Posted by blasjw View Post
 

 

What's so great about the dragon tail?  Just curious.


It's just an extension cable to prevent damage to the Dragonfly.

You can buy similar cables for 1$ on eBay - as I did.

post #1770 of 1947

What i do is just put a rubber foot on the dragonfly. Fixed everything and no need for USB extension cords

 

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