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post #76 of 96
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Originally Posted by Chawanwit View Post

Does anyone know what dac chip the iPhone 5 is using and how it compares to the iPhone 4 sound quality?

Have a look in this thread:

http://www.head-fi.org/t/627754/iphone-5-and-new-ipod-touch-dac

post #77 of 96
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Originally Posted by estreeter View Post

Couldn't agree more - lifestyle media for hipsters. When I start taking WHF seriously, it may be time to take up a new hobby like cave diving or freebasing. (I always get those two mixed up)

Yep, that's my gut feeling too. Seems they like to cheerlead - for whatever (is hip).
*still anxiously awaiting my iP5*
post #78 of 96
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Originally Posted by schaqfu View Post

I am also extremely curious to know whether the digital output is capped at 24-bit / 48KHz like previous iPhones or whether it can pass through (again, not decode, just pass through to an external USB DAC) up to 24-bit / 96KHz -- again, exactly like the iPad can via the Camera Connection Kit to USB. (But for now I'd settle for knowing the answer to just the first question!) Thanks.

I can confirm that the 48/24 limit still applies. I inadvertently tried to sync some 96/24 files and got the message we're all familiar with.
post #79 of 96
Thread Starter 
Has anyone used the IP5 with a portable dac like an e7 or e17 ?
post #80 of 96

Saw this cable

 

http://item.rakuten.co.jp/japanshop/v1uc4a/#v1uc4a

 

You guys think any good?

post #81 of 96

I have been using my ip5 with the app call SonicMax Pro BBE and it sound great. So far so good..

post #82 of 96
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Originally Posted by KT66 View Post

Has anyone used the IP5 with a portable dac like an e7 or e17 ?

As dac not supported. Dac device muss have mfi certification .
post #83 of 96

OK, "non-Apple certified" DAC are not supported by the "stock" iPhone, but... can we solve the problem by JAILBREAKING the iPhone and using some "non apple certified" apps/kernel that will bypass this limitation ? 


Edited by bmichels - 2/14/13 at 12:34am
post #84 of 96
Well, the same question i have too...
post #85 of 96
Follo
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Originally Posted by bmichels View Post

OK, "non-Apple certified" DAC are not supported by the "stock" iPhone, but... can we solve the problem by JAILBREAKING the iPhone and using some "non apple certified" apps/kernel that will bypass this limitation ? 

Follow them...

http://www.head-fi.org/t/622311/iphone-4s-hooked-to-external-dac-yep-its-working/60#post_9162458
post #86 of 96
Thread Starter 

so six months after its release there are stil no add ons? no dedicated DACS or amps? really surprised,

Fiio?

Ibasso?

 

looks for the jury is back and this is not going to be a decent source

post #87 of 96
I currently have the 4 and 5 and the differences between the two are extremely negligible. As far as iDevice dac compatibility, all those that work with the 4 (Sony, Cypher Labs) should work with the 5 from what I've read. I've confirmed myself on the VentureCraft DD socket1 and GoDap X. Also Centrance is releasing one in a month or so and and iDevice friendly Dragonfly, called the Hummingbird, will supposedly come out later this year.
post #88 of 96
Sorry if this is an ignorant question. Is there a way of getting a line out from the dock on the 5? Would it be possible to take a line out into a portable DAC?
post #89 of 96
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Originally Posted by krismusic View Post

Sorry if this is an ignorant question. Is there a way of getting a line out from the dock on the 5? Would it be possible to take a line out into a portable DAC?

WIth the Lightning --> 30-pin adapter you have an analog line out signal. 

 

http://store.apple.com/us/product/MD823ZM/A/lightning-to-30-pin-adapter?fnode=45

 

You can not connect or use an analog signal to connect to a DAC. Only a few products like the Cypher Labs Algorythm Solo can "extract" a digital signal from the iPhone 5. I use this connected to my iPhone 5 and it works great. 

post #90 of 96
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Originally Posted by rasmushorn View Post

WIth the Lightning --> 30-pin adapter you have an analog line out signal. 

http://store.apple.com/us/product/MD823ZM/A/lightning-to-30-pin-adapter?fnode=45

You can not connect or use an analog signal to connect to a DAC. Only a few products like the Cypher Labs Algorythm Solo can "extract" a digital signal from the iPhone 5. I use this connected to my iPhone 5 and it works great. 
Hmmm. That adaptor makes a mockery of a low profile LOD!
Is the consensus that the headphone out is the way forward for those of us that don't have the Cypher or similar? Thanks for the reply BTW. smily_headphones1.gif
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