I had a choice of blue or yellow, blue was cheaper but I wanted the yellow.
In the end I bought the blue, the price difference was about the same as the venturecraft cable...plus more subtle blue on black.
Yes. I don't think anyone has reported RockBox use with M8 yet though.
Did they just plug a micro usb cable into a lightning to micro usb adapter and then shrink wrap it?
Looks that way. Lazy as me!
In other news Anakchan recently posted this picture from a Tube festival held here last weekend in Tokyo.
The v-moda sells for the same as the venturecraft from a quick check of Tokyo shops. tempting.
There are similar ones like the v-moda lod on amazon Japan by logitec but I dont know how reliable they are.
I have. Can't remember if I posted in earlier in this thread or the impressions thread, but I mentioned that the 5G Touch and 3G iPad both sound better to me vs. a 2 year old Classic, playing ALAC either on device or streamed over my network.
This also addresses the earlier poster who stated that the M8 sounded bland. I'd ask what source he's using, b/c I also thought my initial combo of M8 / Classic / UE10 was disappointing. I've since improved other components of that chain -- now M8 / 5G Touch / UERM with balanced cables -- and I love this combination.
The M8 scaled up well, so it was not the singular weak link in my original chain, and now has great synergy with my current components.
That said, the M8 remains much darker vs. other livelier DACs such as the Microstreamer and Dragonfly. But those obviously lack the M8's sheer power, producing very dynamic, satisfying, grinning sound in my IEMs.