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Originally Posted by tim3320070 View Post
 

Just tried it on my daughters (AT&T) S3 and it would not work- stated "high powered USB device connected....". Guessing it can't power it sufficiently. She is on 4.1.2 Android.

Thank you! That's what I wanted to know.

post #1787 of 2472
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A silly question: is the Dagonfly getting power or enough power, i.e. does it glow?


Yup, currently glowing.

 

I've tried a few different USB ports and nothing.

 

The computer recognizes that it is there, but is seeming to refuse to play any music through it.

post #1788 of 2472

how do you get this to work on android device? I currently have an LG G2, and I have no idea how to make it work.

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I have paired the Dragonfly v1.2 with my Philips Fidelio X1.

Everything is very good apart from a couple of things:

1. The voices in some songs are too weak (ex. Guns 'n' Roses - November rain)

    Have you experienced the same?

2. The soundstage seems a bit compressed and the instruments are placed very close to each other. I believe a headphone amp is needed to improve these things. Do you agree?

post #1790 of 2472
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Originally Posted by artheo View Post
 

I have paired the Dragonfly v1.2 with my Philips Fidelio X1.

Everything is very good apart from a couple of things:

1. The voices in some songs are too weak (ex. Guns 'n' Roses - November rain)

    Have you experienced the same?

2. The soundstage seems a bit compressed and the instruments are placed very close to each other. I believe a headphone amp is needed to improve these things. Do you agree?


Did you try other DACs and amplifiers with X1?

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BenF:

Yes I have tried them also with the Aune X1, Colorfly C3 (DAP) and my laptop's output.

After listening with all the above devices, I can safely say that the DF is thin in the midrange (voices). Not recessed, just thin.

Also it has the smallest soundstage width in comparison, narrower even than my laptop's built-in audio.

That's why I strongly believe that it needs to be paired with a headphone amp.

 

I would like to read the opinions from other DF 1.2 users on these areas.


Edited by artheo - 3/17/14 at 8:43am
post #1792 of 2472
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Originally Posted by artheo View Post
 

BenF:

Yes I have tried them also with the Aune X1, Colorfly C3 (DAP) and my laptop's output.

After listening with all the above devices, I can safely say that the DF is thin in the midrange (voices). Not recessed, just thin.

Also it has the smallest soundstage width in comparison, narrower even than my laptop's built-in audio.

That's why I strongly believe that it needs to be paired with a headphone amp.

 

I would like to read the opinions from other DF 1.2 users on these areas.


I don't know about version 1.2, but I have version 1.0 - On my laptop, the midrange is not thin at all and that the soundstage is reasonnably wide. Of course, these are subjective impressions ;-)

post #1793 of 2472
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I don't know about version 1.2, but I have version 1.0 - On my laptop, the midrange is not thin at all and that the soundstage is reasonnably wide. Of course, these are subjective impressions ;-)

Agreed. That said, the shop that sold me mine had a demo that was much more airy than mine. My guess is each DF has its own "personality", and some better than others. (Almost wish there were factory grades at slightly higher prices)

I haven't had the chance to listen to a DF1.2, but it sounds like the consensus is that it's either warmer than the gen1 or not as good. I'm still rockin an early release 1.0. I am curious how the 3 releases compare sound-wise.
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How does the dragonfly drive a HD800 compared to a Macbook Pro headphone output?

 

Some time ago i made a blind test with Matrix M Stage, Meier Audio Corda Symphony.2 and my Macbook output and I couldn't tell any differences. So if the Dragonfly would have a little bit (not much) more power than a the headphone out I think it could be good for me.

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How does the dragonfly drive a HD800 compared to a Macbook Pro headphone output?

Some time ago i made a blind test with Matrix M Stage, Meier Audio Corda Symphony.2 and my Macbook output and I couldn't tell any differences. So if the Dragonfly would have a little bit (not much) more power than a the headphone out I think it could be good for me.

Not sure about a MBP, but on my netbook, PowerBook G4, and PC... The volume is too damned loud for me to handle. I generally had to listen on for 0-14 on most songs and at 14 that is for a minute or two at a time.

I generally only use my DF as a DAC unless its plugged into my Note3 due to the volume/gain issue. That said, the DF can sound pretty decent with the HD800, but there are many better options out there.
post #1796 of 2472

Has anyone tried using the DF 1.2 with an android 4.2 tablet connecting thru a mini usb adapter?

post #1797 of 2472
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Has anyone tried using the DF 1.2 with an android 4.2 tablet connecting thru a mini usb adapter?


doesnt work for me on my nexus 7

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Edited by aLm0sT - 3/23/14 at 11:08pm
post #1799 of 2472

After I did some careful listening with the Audioquest DF v1.2 using my Philips Fidelio X1, I concluded that with the DF every instrument or voice sounds a bit thin in a constricted soundstage, the instruments don't have a clear position in the soundstage and sometimes they stick together.

Apart from these problems, the DF is very good.

 

 

Can you confirm that?


Edited by artheo - 3/24/14 at 9:12am
post #1800 of 2472
My dragonfly came apart today... I've unplugged it like once! Lol
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