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post #601 of 615
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Originally Posted by FiJAAS View Post

I have a question, if I order the PHA-1 from B&H will it be the english version versus ordering from Amazon through a seller from Japan that sells the Japanese version....or are their only Japanese versions?



Does it really make a difference? Mine was shipped from Japan and has English text on the unit in white.
There really isn't much to get lost on. 

post #602 of 615
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Originally Posted by Mickice View Post



Does it really make a difference? Mine was shipped from Japan and has English text on the unit in white.

There really isn't much to get lost on. 

It was just a question and I'm not lost, it also does not matter to me where I order it from either.
post #603 of 615

Folks,

 

I'm looking at getting the PHA-1 mainly for use as an amp from my FiiO X3 (1st gen) line out, and apart from its obvious feature set, would it be a clear step up from FiiO E12 A as a stand alone amp?

 

Since the online price is currently about 250 USD, I'm thinking of giving it a go. Would appreciate any better performing amp suggestions around this price point as well.

 

Thanks & Cheers 

post #604 of 615
As an amp? Not really, but it would sound better as the full dac amp from a pc.

The X3 should be a decent unit, don't get too worked up on improvements. You will hear differences more than improvements.
Edited by Mickice - 5/1/15 at 4:00am
post #605 of 615
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Originally Posted by Mickice View Post

As an amp? Not really, but it would sound better as the full dac amp from a pc.

The X3 should be a decent unit, don't get too worked up on improvements. You will hear differences more than improvements.

 

Thanks for your inputs.

 

I do want a slightly different sonic character to the sound out of the X3; preferably a wider soundstage, and a tighter bass response. I do understand the X3 2nd gen improves greatly in this regard, as far as I've read online so far, but I don't intend to purchase it anyway. Hence my query about the E12A and PHA-1.

 

Thanks again

post #606 of 615

I have been using my PHA-1 with an Xperia Z1 compact for quite some time now.  Recently my phone upgraded Android to 5.02 and the Music App. Since then the music sent to my amp comes out flat sounding horrible with no possibility to use the Clear Audio option or the Equalizer?

Anybody else experience the same? 

post #607 of 615

Hi does anybody else's charging indicator not light up when it is charging?

post #608 of 615
Not mine. Red when charging.
post #609 of 615

My briefly flashes when I plug in the power and then the light just goes off. It seems to be charging though.

post #610 of 615

Mine glows red until it's done charging, then it only turns on when the dial is turned on.

post #611 of 615

Damn that it looks like there may be some issue with mine.

post #612 of 615
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Originally Posted by grokit View Post

Mine glows red until it's done charging, then it only turns on when the dial is turned on.
Do you use the original cable or just any generic one?
post #613 of 615
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Originally Posted by MechaVulcan View Post

Do you use the original cable or just any generic one?

 

Just a generic one, whatever's handy I suppose.

post #614 of 615
Cord shouldn't matter, just make sure you volume off the unit when charging.
post #615 of 615

Yup it is turned off. Does it charge when plugged in and you have music playing? No right?

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