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iDevices actually have a pretty good DAC chip inside. The problem is the implementation. They used really crappy parts in the chain from chip to line out.
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Originally Posted by blueangel2323 View Post

iDevices actually have a pretty good DAC chip inside. The problem is the implementation. They used really crappy parts in the chain from chip to line out.

The somehwat older ipods used to have great dacs actually :0 

The newer devices don't use wolfson anymore I believe.

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Originally Posted by Marleybob217 View Post

The somehwat older ipods used to have great dacs actually :0 

The newer devices don't use wolfson anymore I believe.


My knowledge is the same too, older ones used to have good dacs but the new ones just sound s***ty, sad but true.

post #2509 of 4141
Apparently the DAC in my iPhone is a Cirrus Logic 338S0589, whatever that is.
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Apparently the DAC in my iPhone is a Cirrus Logic 338S0589, whatever that is.

It's the dac that saves apple money.

 

-probably-

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Would the BA2's be a significant upgrade over a Vsonic GR06?  I'd like to get customs but since the BA2 costs a lot more than the $70 GR06 - which already sounds pretty awesome - I don't want to pull the trigger unless I would hear a significant improvement in sound.  My source would be a Zune 120.

 

Thanks!

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Sometimes it's about the type of sound you prefer. I don't think the newer iPods dac's are worse, they just sound different than the old Wolfson dac's that were used in the older 4th gen iPod and 5th gen iPod video. Those two iPods have a warmer sound than newer models which some people prefer.
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Would the BA2's be a significant upgrade over a Vsonic GR06?  I'd like to get customs but since the BA2 costs a lot more than the $70 GR06 - which already sounds pretty awesome - I don't want to pull the trigger unless I would hear a significant improvement in sound.  My source would be a Zune 120.

 

Thanks!

I haven't heard any of them, but I'd say so yeah! What kind of sound signature do you like? If you like a lot of bass, it's probably better to wait for the BA3.

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Would the BA2's be a significant upgrade over a Vsonic GR06?  I'd like to get customs but since the BA2 costs a lot more than the $70 GR06 - which already sounds pretty awesome - I don't want to pull the trigger unless I would hear a significant improvement in sound.  My source would be a Zune 120.

 

Thanks!

The HY3 and BA3 are a definite upgrade to the GR07, so the BA2 would probably be an upgrade to the GR06.

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If you want smartphone with a better sound quality than normal smartphones:

http://www.innerfidelity.com/content/sound-smartphone-meizu-mx-4-core

If you ask me, I would use a real DAP to pair with my gear not smartphone.
I was simply curious to know how competant of a DAP my LG Optimus G. I intend to up to a Cowon J3 eventually unless you all may have better suggestions for a DAP +/- $300 that supports FLAC?
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I was simply curious to know how competant of a DAP my LG Optimus G. I intend to up to a Cowon J3 eventually unless you all may have better suggestions for a DAP +/- $300 that supports FLAC?

I believe what everyone meant was LG Optimus G(or most smartphones) is just average level.

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I was simply curious to know how competant of a DAP my LG Optimus G. I intend to up to a Cowon J3 eventually unless you all may have better suggestions for a DAP +/- $300 that supports FLAC?


FiiO X3, iBasso DX50. Both support 24/192 in pretty much all formats including flac, wav etc. Both have 8 gb in built capacity + micro sd card support. X3 is 200 dollars, DX50 is about to be released (in a few weeks) it will be around 230 270 dollars.

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What colour do you prefer?
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What colour do you prefer?

Black and the blue for me.

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