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post #331 of 483

Any update on the random skipping when used with the Xperia Z?

post #332 of 483

I´m not positive but I think it has to do with compression defects as I have encountered tracks that do not skip at all. Wish others would

share their experience.

post #333 of 483

Have you tried different  music players?

post #334 of 483

  Sorry only have my Xperia Z

post #335 of 483

Sorry, I meant software: Neutron, Winamp and whatnot...wink.gif

post #336 of 483
Since the Xperia Z does not require other software to send data to the dac amp I have not used any. Its just plug and play. Strange thing is not all tracks skip....
post #337 of 483
Since the Xperia Z does not require other software to send data to the dac amp I have not used any. Its just plug and play. Strange thing is not all tracks skip....
post #338 of 483
Since the Xperia Z does not require other software to send data to the dac amp I have not used any. Its just plug and play. Strange thing is not all tracks skip....
post #339 of 483
Since the Xperia Z does not require other software to send data to the dac amp I have not used any. Its just plug and play. Strange thing is not all tracks skip....
post #340 of 483

I was thinking about how the Xperia Z and some other phones loose charge to the PHA-1 amp when connected to the OTG cable. Maybe a way to solve this is cut one of the cables that passes power I think one of the blacks or reds. Any comments?

post #341 of 483

Can anyone offer a comparison between the PHA 1 and the Vamp Verza? Especially with sensitive iems? I need to choose one for my portable rig with the iPhone 5/JH 13 and there's just no real comparison available.

post #342 of 483

I just bought the PHA from a member here and love everything about it.  I'm new to this hobby and was surprised at the quality of this small amp.  When I first plugged it in all I had available to me was a steel series gaming headset and I almost blew the cans right out.  I have SM64s in the mail that will hopefully compliment this amp well.

post #343 of 483
Can I ask you guys a technical question?

Using the pha with my iPhone 5 with a USB to lightning cable, if I put songs on my iphone that are aiff 24/96 even though the iPhone won't play them will the pha 1 play the. When I select them in iTunes?
post #344 of 483

Or does the iTunes program itself reject anything above 16/48?

post #345 of 483

I've been looking hard for a decent portable DAC to pair with my iPhone 5 (through the lightening port). I'm not interested in an amp at present as I've easy to drive IEMs. The PHA-1 really seems like the only viable, affordable option for me ($349 right now on Amazon). However, I dont like the bulk and the high 8 ohm output impedance is off-putting as I've the Westone 4R (16 ohm) to drive.

 

Given that I will only really use it as a portable system with my iPhone, I'm beginning to question my logic. Would it not be better for me just to buy Sony's new Walkman, the NWZ-F06, which has been getting great reviews? I would save cash (about $70 with an F06), the PHA-1 and F06 likely have very similar if not identical DACS, the F06 and iPhone would probably be less bulky in my pocket than the PHA-1/iPhone and I would have a much longer battery life from the F06 than the PHA-1, not to mention saving the battery on my iPhone! I'm strongly veering towards getting the F06 unless someone can tell me that the PHA-1 paired with the iPhone has considerably better SQ than the F06 (I use 16-40 ohm IEMs).

 

Many thanks for your time.


Edited by Narc - 6/24/13 at 7:44pm
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