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post #5266 of 5278

yes, the Skyn could be an option, although i havent tried it yet.

 

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Or why not try the Mini-M8, its ultra portable and has many inputs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

post #5267 of 5278

I would love one, but it doesn't list the iPhone 5C as an option.

 

My corporation didn't spring for the 5S version.

post #5268 of 5278
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Originally Posted by immtbiker View Post
 

I would love one, but it doesn't list the iPhone 5C as an option.

 

My corporation didn't spring for the 5S version.

The 5C is just the old 5 in colors, so it should work.  In fact Mike was considering a version for 5C if there is enough demand.


Edited by DrSheep - 1/16/15 at 8:13pm
post #5269 of 5278

I'm using the sentence amp XLS with my Senn HD800.

Which level of the impedence shall i use ?  1ohm, 2ohm, 11ohm ? 

thx

post #5270 of 5278
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I'm using the sentence amp XLS with my Senn HD800.

Which level of the impedence shall i use ?  1ohm, 2ohm, 11ohm ? 

thx


There's no harm in trying out for yourself, you can't ruin anything by trying different output impedances. Just see what fits your taste best.

post #5271 of 5278

Should be 11.

post #5272 of 5278
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Should be 11.


Thank you so much ! i tried and it sound effectively better.

post #5273 of 5278
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Thank you so much ! i tried and it sound effectively better.

:D high impedance headphones are not affected by such tiny output impedance

post #5274 of 5278
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This is for the android users out there.

Galaxy note 4 using uapp

And i think the stock player can play via usb out also.


Hi, Can i ask you something? I am using this m8 with idevices input, but i would like to buy a dac and use my m8 as an amp connect through the usb B port. Is it possible? Thank you

post #5275 of 5278
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Hi, Can i ask you something? I am using this m8 with idevices input, but i would like to buy a dac and use my m8 as an amp connect through the usb B port. Is it possible? Thank you


Mate, your M8 (pun intended) is a DAC already and I would challenge you to find a better one. But to answer your question: DAC=Digital to Analog Converter. So once the digital signal is analog (means audio cable) you have no digital signal (USB) anymore. That's what a DAC does. Then the signal gets amplified (analog) and into your (analog) headphones. Getting it back into USB would mean you would need a ADC Analog to Digital Converter which totally defeats the purpose.

 

The M8 is pretty much one of the best DACs you can get paired with one of the best mobile Amps you can buy. In one. Now, what are you trying to achieve to get a separate DAC? Is there anything missing you are looking for?

 

Cheers,

K

post #5276 of 5278
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Mate, your M8 (pun intended) is a DAC already and I would challenge you to find a better one. But to answer your question: DAC=Digital to Analog Converter. So once the digital signal is analog (means audio cable) you have no digital signal (USB) anymore. That's what a DAC does. Then the signal gets amplified (analog) and into your (analog) headphones. Getting it back into USB would mean you would need a ADC Analog to Digital Converter which totally defeats the purpose.

 

The M8 is pretty much one of the best DACs you can get paired with one of the best mobile Amps you can buy. In one. Now, what are you trying to achieve to get a separate DAC? Is there anything missing you are looking for?

 

Cheers,

K

Thank you for your response. I know that the m8 is the amp/dac combination package. And i though that if i connected a separate dac into it, it would bypass the dac inside the m8. Because there is something that i'm not satisfy about this. I would like to hear the clarity and more detail. I'm ok with the amp, it has done a pretty good job because my headphone is not had to drive. But i'm not fully satisfy with it. I need something more details, clarity, warm but not too bright. My type of music are acoustic, vocal (prefer female), instruments(guitar, piano,etc..). I had a hard time decide which desk amp fit my need because i don't need a powerful amp, it would make my headphone became too bright i guess. So i decide to invest for a good dac first. But you have any suggestions for desk amp please help me on this. I would very appreciate it. This is my current setup.

post #5277 of 5278
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Thank you for your response. I know that the m8 is the amp/dac combination package. And i though that if i connected a separate dac into it, it would bypass the dac inside the m8. Because there is something that i'm not satisfy about this. I would like to hear the clarity and more detail. I'm ok with the amp, it has done a pretty good job because my headphone is not had to drive. But i'm not fully satisfy with it. I need something more details, clarity, warm but not too bright. My type of music are acoustic, vocal (prefer female), instruments(guitar, piano,etc..). I had a hard time decide which desk amp fit my need because i don't need a powerful amp, it would make my headphone became too bright i guess. So i decide to invest for a good dac first. But you have any suggestions for desk amp please help me on this. I would very appreciate it. This is my current setup.


More details, clarity? There is plenty of it not to say M8 can compete pretty good against more expensive desk DACs. It's a standalone device, can't be paired with any DAC or amp.

Warm sound? You wouldn't get that unless headphones has "warm" signature.
 

post #5278 of 5278
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Originally Posted by sladewilson411 View Post
 

Thank you for your response. I know that the m8 is the amp/dac combination package. And i though that if i connected a separate dac into it, it would bypass the dac inside the m8. Because there is something that i'm not satisfy about this. I would like to hear the clarity and more detail. I'm ok with the amp, it has done a pretty good job because my headphone is not had to drive. But i'm not fully satisfy with it. I need something more details, clarity, warm but not too bright. My type of music are acoustic, vocal (prefer female), instruments(guitar, piano,etc..). I had a hard time decide which desk amp fit my need because i don't need a powerful amp, it would make my headphone became too bright i guess. So i decide to invest for a good dac first. But you have any suggestions for desk amp please help me on this. I would very appreciate it. This is my current setup.

 

 

Ok, I see!

 

In my experience the Amp has more impact on the sound signature than the DAC but you can of course try.

 

There are so many different versions of the M8. The one for iDevices has as far as I remember two USB connections on the back and no analog input to use as an amp only. I think you are out of luck with this version of the M8 - you will always use the DAC part with either input, from a PC or iOS device...

 

Cheers,

K

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