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post #151 of 517
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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.

I gather from your answer that it's better than the fiio but not worth that much extra money.

post #152 of 517

Would be nice to see a comparision of the Sony and the HIFI-M8

post #153 of 517
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Originally Posted by gidion27 View Post

Would be nice to see a comparision of the Sony and the HIFI-M8

 

The HIFI M8 by all indications is going to crush it. In fact, IMO it won't be in the same class, so not comparing Apples to Apples.

post #154 of 517
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Originally Posted by Saraguie View Post

 

The HIFI M8 by all indications is going to crush it. In fact, IMO it won't be in the same class, so not comparing Apples to Apples.

Fair enough, the M8 sure looks great. They however are in the same price range so people will compare the two just for that reason.

post #155 of 517
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Originally Posted by gidion27 View Post

Fair enough, the M8 sure looks great. They however are in the same price range so people will compare the two just for that reason.

True that.......

post #156 of 517
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Originally Posted by gidion27 View Post

Fair enough, the M8 sure looks great. They however are in the same price range so people will compare the two just for that reason.

M8 is the winner here, no comparison, take my advice.

Centrance are great at what they do.

post #157 of 517

Hi Turok nice to see you around. The F807 is wonderfull.

 

I agree that the Centrance guys are unique in their way of doing things and I appriciate that they ask Head-fi members for feedback on their designs. I presonally do not  know enough to make a call between the 2 but trust your opinion on this matter.

 

Personally I like the design of both and can not wait to seeing  user reviews on both. 

post #158 of 517
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Originally Posted by gidion27 View Post

Hi Turok nice to see you around. The F807 is wonderfull.

 

I agree that the Centrance guys are unique in their way of doing things and I appreciate that they ask Head-fi members for feedback on their designs. I personally do not  know enough to make a call between the 2 but trust your opinion on this matter.

 

Personally I like the design of both and can not wait to seeing  user reviews on both. 

Yeah, They have been very close with their fans and customers , changing, adding, redesigning....as they really care to what their customers want in a product, and all the hard work of implementing the best SQ/battery life ratio have been taken into consideration.

I think the M8 will be comparable to the Dacmini! hopefully.

As you said, the last word will be from the reviewers and comparisons.

It is on my list, just pushed down....way down, as I prioritized some other stuff, and my list is long...biggrin.gif.

Glad your enjoying your F807.

post #159 of 517

But we digress ...

post #160 of 517

Those specs are dismal... 175mW into 8 ohms? That's not much of an improvement over the iPhone's integrated amp...

post #161 of 517

I'm using an Incase clear case on my iPod classic with the PHA-1 - no problem at all with the rubber band - I'm only needing 1, not 2.  Loving the sound with Edition 8s...

post #162 of 517

Sorry to revive this topic.

 

But would this amp be any beneficial when used with a Z walkman & EX1000?

Since the Z walkman & PHA-1 may be having similar dacs, have I just answered my own question?

post #163 of 517
For reasons known best to Sony, the PHA-1 will only accept a digital signal from iDevices, not from it's own players. So it's analogue only from Sony to Sony. Then again, if it's the same DAC, that makes sense. Bear in mind that PHA-1 power consumption is considerably lower when fed analogue than when fed digital; so maybe they've got it covered after all...
post #164 of 517
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Originally Posted by wm-phile View Post

For reasons known best to Sony, the PHA-1 will only accept a digital signal from iDevices, not from it's own players. So it's analogue only from Sony to Sony. Then again, if it's the same DAC, that makes sense. Bear in mind that PHA-1 power consumption is considerably lower when fed analogue than when fed digital; so maybe they've got it covered after all...

 

To be clear, it works as a USB DAC with my PC, Mac, and Samsung S3...

 

Drew

post #165 of 517
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Originally Posted by wm-phile View Post

For reasons known best to Sony, the PHA-1 will only accept a digital signal from iDevices, not from it's own players. So it's analogue only from Sony to Sony. Then again, if it's the same DAC, that makes sense. Bear in mind that PHA-1 power consumption is considerably lower when fed analogue than when fed digital; so maybe they've got it covered after all...

Um...

 

The iDevices are the only consumer-grade players I know of that have defeatable DACs. That's why it's analog from Sony to Sony. What you said makes no sense at all.

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