My new XM6 just arrived and it sounds awesome both through USB from my macbook and from my ipod headphone out. I have a few questions however:
1. What is a good Dock to Line Out adapter to use for my ipod to get even better sound and does using line out make it sound that much better? The included 1/8-1/8 cable the amp came with is a bit too big stiff and wanky for using out and about in the real world and I would prefer something with the slimest profile dock and L shaped 1/8" connectors possible and a very flexible and short (1" ?) but still good quality cable.
2. If I use the line out of the ipod does that mean I cannot control the volume at all through the ipod volume control itself? Not a problem, just need to know.
3. Through the macbook USB it does not let me adjust the volume relatively through the mac volume control on my keyboard, only directly through the XM6 volume knob. Is this expected? This kinda sucks since often I need to change the volume of music quick when someone enters the room. The mute doesn't work either which seems really strange but pause of course still works. I have other USB based speakers which do adjust volume with the normal mac volume control on the keyboard or in the system tray.
It is really too bad the unit doesn't charge from the USB port when plugged in. Hate having extra adapters around especially on the road in the event of a longer trip where I will need to recharge it.