So I've been looking into buying a new DAP to upgrade from playing music off my Iphone, and I'm pretty interested in the Hisound Rocoo BA and Studio-V models. The main problem/complaint I've heard about this line of players is the hiss that the produce with highly sensitive headphones. I've got a pair of ATH-Ck10's for my IEM's and I was wondering anyone knows how they would sound with these players? I'd prefer getting the Studio-V, but if the hiss would be too bad I'd definitely lean towards the Rocoo BA as a solution. Or should I just stick with my Iphone?
Headphones too sensitive for Hisound DAPs?
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Clip is no better than an Iphone so while it's quiet, it's a lateral move. The new HiSound Studio 3rd anniversary has reportedly had the noise floor lowered to where you need it. Check the sponsors forum.
Edited by goodvibes - 8/16/12 at 11:31am
Do you hear noise using an Iphone? Have you listened to HISound ar making assumptions that whatever you own is best for everyone? I have a clip+, a Fuze, a HiSound and the latest 2 series Ipod touches that are very much like Iphones.
I looked up the Hisound Rocoo BA and wasn't impressed. I noticed the high price, short battery life and small screen. I will accept 12 hour battery life and a small screen in a $35 player, but not in a $150+ player. If I was to buy a $150+ player, I would insist that it has long battery life, a decent sized high quality screen, and plays video well. I guess others may have different preferences.
Edited by JK1 - 8/16/12 at 11:25am
The HiSound Studio 3rd anniversary that I recommended he look at has longer battery life than anything else mentioned and he's got his Iphone for other needs. It's not about your needs.
Edited by goodvibes - 8/16/12 at 11:32am
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Because the the hisound sounds much better than the clip.
I went from a first gen fuze to a cowon device to the hisound.
Even rockboxed, the SQ the hisound sounds better than the cowon which sounds better than the rockboxed fuze.
Just get the hisound studio v and switch firmwares. (get the BA firmware) and get the best of both worlds. or purchase an adapter that would take out hiss as well. I own a nationite n2 and hear a hiss but its not too disturbing for me. YMMV.
Theres someone who reviewed the studio show switched firmwares and indeed encourages to try out firmwares. I believe the reviewer had problems on hiss as well, the BA FW as per reviewer solved the hiss, but lowered volume a bit. about 4 steps iirc. But yeah, ask jack on that anyways