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post #181 of 352
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Originally Posted by AnakChan View Post

 

OK. Let me drain my iPad battery first & try that today.

 

Cool. I think that if you even drop the iPad to just 90% or so, you can test this. Either the charge icon comes on and the power rises, or otherwise. Thanks.

post #182 of 352

My CLAS is connected to my iPad now and it's charging it. 

post #183 of 352

well if hes using it with the schiit then it wont be portable at all already

post #184 of 352

this new dB shines when it uses with MK3-B...it really brings out the best. 

post #185 of 352
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Originally Posted by Yuceka View Post

My CLAS is connected to my iPad now and it's charging it. 

 

Thanks for checking. And with apologies, I went back to the site and it now has two contradictory logos. At the top center just below the main picture is a logo that says "Made for iPod iPhone".*  Then further down the page on the right is the "Made for iPod iPhone iPad" logo.

 

http://cypherlabs.com/product

 

They may both always have been there. Last time I visited I just noticed the first.

 

So it does charge the iPad...

 

*Edit: the photos alternate and one has the "Made for iPod iPhone iPad" logo also.


Edited by cooperpwc - 11/3/12 at 11:50pm
post #186 of 352
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Originally Posted by gmahler2u View Post

this new dB shines when it uses with MK3-B...it really brings out the best. 

Are you using single or balanced mode?

post #187 of 352
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Originally Posted by dan_can View Post

Are you using single or balanced mode?


right now, I'm using single but it really kicking *****.

 

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post #188 of 352
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Originally Posted by AnakChan View Post

However, to ensure that it's not "placebo" I intend to get a 2nd & 3rd pair of ears over the the next few days to test my temporarily fixed CLAS -dB for this balanced vs single ended difference. If the result is positive, I'll actually be pleasantly surprised 'cos this could potentially prove wrong the general belief is that small setups don't benefit from balanced. But again, it's pertinent to wait till I get confirmation from independent test listeners.

 

So over the past 24 hrs I had 4 other listeners try out my CLAS -dB and all of them mentioned they heard the difference between the single ended and balanced. 2 preferred the balanced quoting (post volume difference equalisation) it sounded to have a larger soundstage, improved imaging. One of those two mentioned slight improvement on detail (this is off his Sony XBA-3).

 

As for the other 2, 1 also heard a larger soundstage and increased imaging but preferred the single ended 'cos it felt more intimate. And the other heard a difference but couldn't make the call which one he preferred.

 

For now, I feel that once the permanent remediation is rolled out, the balanced IC does seem to be an improvement over single ended, and at least to my ears this improvement on the balanced backend is more apparent and obvious than the balancing on the earphone/headphone side. I recall someone mentioning that this was the case, and at least for myself, this practical test confirms that proposition.

 

Separately I'll be posting on the SR-71B thread the impact my CLAS -dB has made on that amp.

post #189 of 352
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Originally Posted by Currawong View Post

Anakchan: You should try volume matching between the SE and balanced, as the latter will likely output a higher voltage and the volume will be louder.  The main difference, I imagine, when using the balanced output is that the signal doesn't have to go through the phase splitter in the RX3.

 

Ken: Good on you guys for moving to sort out the issue quickly. smile.gif

 

Sorry, missed your post. Yes volume difference and matching was accounted for. I learnt early on about volume differences between SE and balanced when I fed my Benchmark DAC1 Pre to my integrated amp (and in turn to my speakers) - glad my neighbours were forgiving!

post #190 of 352

does anyone know if the new CLAS can have an extra battery added like the original CLAS can?open that bad boy up and take a look see? does it have 2 battery connectors? please, please pretty dog gone please, thank you!

 

if so I will be buying the -R, as I am very very sick and tired pf getting onto a music session, and having my crappy iPod battery take a puke! lol, well it is getting old, I guess I could replace it with a new one, get a bigger back and a bigger battery? or just get the -R CLAS? hhmmm decisions decisions, I opt for the CLAS, has anyone opened her up and taken any pictures? I betcha she's pretty on the inside also, and not in a Pine Box Boys way, lol,

post #191 of 352

Very interesting last several posts. 

 

One update: When I tried to charge my iPad with the new CLAS, iPad had about 30% battery and I had used the CLAS during the day to listen to at least 5 or 6 different albums. So at around 61% the CLAS' battery depleted entirely. So all that to say I think iPad charging is quite the feature and it does a good job of doing it but I wouldn't recommend going to a cafe shop with an iPad below 20% or something. The best bet, I think, is to charge your iPad fully at home and then using with the new CLAS, then I think, you won't run into battery problems. The only weird thing is how you need to situate your iPAd and the CLAS as the cable is quite stiff and small. Does anyone know of a DIY'er who can make a better cable that would fit the new CLAS? 

 

Second, I have some questions: 

 

I'm not sure if this is a myth or a confirmed observation that the multi-balanced armature iems do not improve when you get a balanced cable for them, whereas dynamic drivers or full-sized cans improve significantly when used balanced. Is this true? 

 

Also I don't remember who but someone was saying that balanced out from the CLAS into a balanced in of a portable amp will not make a whole lot of difference as long as you're using your amp in the SE mode. Is this true? Or should I invest in a SR-71B, Intruder or MK III if there's a significant improvement in sound (assuming that I am not going to recable my custom iems)?

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Does anyone know if CypherLabs will create a new Solo for Samsung Galaxy Devices ?
post #193 of 352
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Originally Posted by cyberalpha11 View Post

Does anyone know if CypherLabs will create a new Solo for Samsung Galaxy Devices ?

I would get in touch with the company direct, what would be said here would just be useless conjecture and fill a thread up with stuff that has no relevance.
post #194 of 352
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I would get in touch with the company direct, what would be said here would just be useless conjecture and fill a thread up with stuff that has no relevance.

Absolutely. 

post #195 of 352
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Originally Posted by cyberalpha11 View Post

Does anyone know if CypherLabs will create a new Solo for Samsung Galaxy Devices ?
Originally Posted by ianmedium View Post


I would get in touch with the company direct, what would be said here would just be useless conjecture and fill a thread up with stuff that has no relevance.
 
Actually, if I may beg to defer ;-), it has been tried 2 weeks back when the Cypherlabs and ALO folks were in Tokyo for the Fujiya show. A colleague did try the Galaxy S3 with the CLAS -db and they wouldn't talk to each other (OTG cable used). It turns out that (at least with Samsung's implementation of the USB Audio driver???) in this particular case the USB host mode tricks the CLAS to think it's an iDevice.
 
The conjecture part would be the discussion thereafter if it can be fixed with a custom (usb) cable specifically for the CLAS.
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