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post #16 of 57
Apparently it works with a galaxy S3 via otg cable (and into a microusb- male usb) straight into the digital input (micro usb, supposedly for PCs). I am trying this with the MDR-1R, gonna take some time to listen to the differences with and without.
post #17 of 57

I've been convinced to give one a shot.

So who sells these for the best price and ships to North America?

 

EDIT: Let me rephrase that: Are these even for sale through any dealer that ships to North America?


Edited by IceClass - 11/27/12 at 5:48pm
post #18 of 57

managed to really test it? worth keeping/buying(for me)?

 

did you manage to test it with xba4ip?

post #19 of 57
Waiting for your listening impressions.
post #20 of 57

Hi all, received mine yesterday from Japan, initial impressions are good but I can't use the USB connection with my mac without getting buzzing and distortion. When I tried on my wife's PC it automatically installed drivers and then worked perfectly. I can't seem to find any driver for the mac though - can anyone help?

post #21 of 57

Problem solved - needed to change the settings in Audio MIDI to 96hz, 2ch-24. 

 

Unfortunately the instructions were in Japanese so not so easy to read for an English speaker - but I could just about make this out. 

post #22 of 57
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Originally Posted by Ditti View Post

How do you know if it truly is decoding the digital signal?

Well, at this juncture.  I do not know for sure.  It could very well just be amplifying the analog signal but from the discussions on the iPhone 5, I strongly doubt that's possible as yet.  The HRT iStreamer also works with my iPhone 5.

Does anyone know about this for sure now?  Important for me if I am to have it feed a JH3A.  Must say, I'm really happy with my CLAS, the original version.  Could the Sony power HE500 sufficiently?

post #23 of 57

How much did you paid for the import duty? 

post #24 of 57

Cost me £60

post #25 of 57
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Originally Posted by The Fly View Post

Cost me £60

 

Ouch! That's like a hundred bucks. I hope you're getting some awesome government services for that kinda toll.

post #26 of 57

Yep, it hurt! And no not really, it sat in customs for about 2 weeks before someone slapped that price on it! 

 

Might go along to the London head fi meet to drool over some stuff and so that other's can try out the pha1 

post #27 of 57
I just got mine and it sounds amazing, kills my shadow connected with a cable pro lod to my iPod classic
post #28 of 57
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Originally Posted by kiwirugby View Post

Could the Sony power HE500 sufficiently?


Would like to know this as well.

post #29 of 57

Does this DAC bypass the terrible DA staging in the ipod classic? if so I might be jumping on this gravy train. I've heard better sonics come out of my dogs ass then the IPOD DA

post #30 of 57
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Originally Posted by Kingofthecrate View Post

Does this DAC bypass the terrible DA staging in the ipod classic? if so I might be jumping on this gravy train. I've heard better sonics come out of my dogs ass then the IPOD DA

 

Ah, it's this kind of wit that keeps me coming back to Head-Fi.

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