Can't believe there isn't something yet...
Ah, I didn't come back for a while... Just to say : my iPhone 5 works perfectly in USB with my car system.
In fact I don't understand why Apple has put such a restriction with the new connector, it is smaller and thus practical but there should be solutions already.
Just noticed this on Appleinsider:
Would that, connecting through usb, allow to bypass the iphone's dac?
Trying to bump this up a little.
Do peeps have any feedback as to the possibility to connect a DAC to a Ipod touch 5 or Iphone 5?
I own a little IBasso Zero dac which I like a lot coupled to Etymotic ER4S earbuds. I was considering the Ipod touch 5, but I'm still not sure I can use both my dac and my Etys on that device...
Any thougts out there?
I would be very interested in a digital out so that an external DAC can be used. And $100 car stereos can pull a USB audio stream from iPods and iPhones, so clearly we're being ripped off by companies making $500+ docks/transports.
Thank you for the reply. But pardon me if I'm not getting it quite right: it seems using the headphone out and plugging it to my DAC would result in a immense loss in sound impedence. I tried it on my IPod Classic, and there the sound in the etys was small and feeble with almost no power, to the point of insignifiance.
Is there something I don't understand propely?