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post #136 of 483

Thinkin'/Choosin' between PHA-1 and Matrix Mini-Portable. Are there any chances that box connectors compatible w/ Sony NW-A3000 (USB)? Going to use with Sony MDR-EX1000 (32)

For Matrix PROS are price and deep-deep-deep bass (acc.reviews)

 

Any thoughts. 10x.


Edited by koTECH - 11/25/12 at 12:22am
post #137 of 483

I don't suppose anyone has had the opportunity to find out if the rubber band attachments are long and stretchy enough to reach around a Yotank iPod case ...

post #138 of 483

I'm pretty sure they are designed to go around a uncased device, a slim case is pushing it.


Edited by pablobell - 12/4/12 at 6:05am
post #139 of 483

Yeah, that's what I fear though I was hoping they might have a bit of stretch in them.

post #140 of 483
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Originally Posted by IceClass View Post

I don't suppose anyone has had the opportunity to find out if the rubber band attachments are long and stretchy enough to reach around a Yotank iPod case ...

The bands are pretty stretchy, so it might work.
post #141 of 483

Is it true the recharge time is 5 hours? I personally do not mind the short battery live as long as the recharge time is okay.

post #142 of 483
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Originally Posted by cyberalpha11 View Post

One bad thing about Sony PHA-1 DAC, it does not allow user to bypass the amp. portion unlike Fostex HP-P1.confused_face.gif

uh oh....

post #143 of 483

To each his own...I like it though.

post #144 of 483

I was able to compare this to the Fiio E17 last week at the Sony Store and can confirm the sound coming from the PHA-1 is superior. Concerned about the portability of the device, I decided not to purchase one. The build quality, as mentioned earlier in this thread is very solid.

post #145 of 483
Can anyone try this with a harder to drive phone (I'm looking at a Mad Dog/pha-1 combo, perhaps even he-400/pha-1) and post results? According to the touchmyapps review, these babies are powerful enough for the beyer 880 600ohm. Are they powerful enough for the hifiman line?
post #146 of 483

It would be nice if the PHA-1 is the first step back in the propper HIFI market. I like my F807 but would be great if they created a DAP that rivals the DX100. Anyway I like the PHA-1 and might get it. Am on the list for a listen when they hit New Zealand shores. (Due any minuted)

post #147 of 483

I've only driven these with the XBA-3s and 4s and performed better being powered by the PHA-1 than the Fiio E17. 

post #148 of 483
" According to the touchmyapps review, these babies are powerful enough for the beyer 880 600ohm. Are they powerful enough for the hifiman line"

Can someone review the pha-1 against regular amps/DACs?
post #149 of 483
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Originally Posted by xjaynine View Post

I've only driven these with the XBA-3s and 4s and performed better being powered by the PHA-1 than the Fiio E17. 

Well the Sony costs about 5 times as much. Is it that much better than the fiio?

post #150 of 483

Impressed as I was, I ended up not buying it. Does that answer your question dcfac73wink_face.gif

Issues of value and sound quality aside, I still prefer the the interface and the swiss-army knife functionality of the Fiio over the Sony.

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