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post #181 of 796
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Originally Posted by Kazenagi View Post


I was planning on saving up for a DX100 to pair with my 8A but it seems getting the Glacier and using it with my Note2 looks even more attractive now..

 

I am loving it more and more, as an android experience no comparison between the two.

Remind you that the DX100 is better at handling full size cans.

post #182 of 796

does the dac section perform better than the ibasso d12 anaconda?

post #183 of 796
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Originally Posted by turokrocks View Post

I am loving it more and more, as an android experience no comparison between the two.
Remind you that the DX100 is better at handling full size cans.

Looks like I'm leaning towards a Glacier now as I'll be primarily using IEMs on the go. Better portability, battery life and I'll be able to use the Note2 UI.
post #184 of 796
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Originally Posted by Kazenagi View Post


Looks like I'm leaning towards a Glacier now as I'll be primarily using IEMs on the go. Better portability, battery life and I'll be able to use the Note2 UI.

....winner!

post #185 of 796

im either leaning towards the apex or the ibasso d12 for my portable rig but the apex is certainly tempting. which would anyone here recommend between the two? i use 32 ohm headphones so dont really need an amp but i want a high end dac.

post #186 of 796
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Originally Posted by DGriff0400 View Post

im either leaning towards the apex or the ibasso d12 for my portable rig but the apex is certainly tempting. which would anyone here recommend between the two? i use 32 ohm headphones so dont really need an amp but i want a high end dac.

 

Amplification is about more than volume..

post #187 of 796

So how is the Sound quality from the Note2 Specially in combination with the Glacier. I received some feedback from Friends that the  SQ on the Note2 was not very good and that they would stay with their ipods:)

 

I have not really a high opinion of my friends tast since they use Ipods but nonetheless am keen to hear if this combination works and how high do you rate this combination.

 

Note2 + Glacier = DX100 or is that pushing it. The Dx100 is rather good and expensive.

post #188 of 796
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Originally Posted by gidion27 View Post

So how is the Sound quality from the Note2 Specially in combination with the Glacier. I received some feedback from Friends that the  SQ on the Note2 was not very good and that they would stay with their ipods:)

 

I have not really a high opinion of my friends tast since they use Ipods but nonetheless am keen to hear if this combination works and how high do you rate this combination.

 

Note2 + Glacier = DX100 or is that pushing it. The Dx100 is rather good and expensive.

 

The Note 2 SQ is fine. A friend and I did an afternoon of volume-matched blind A/B testing with a Note 2 and iPhone 4 and overall the Note 2 had a narrow advantage in our picks. That surprised both of us since we both entered the comparison with a heavy expectation the iPhone would be best, which just goes to show how important blind testing is.The output is considerably more quiet though, in a listening test that isn't volume matched everyone will pick the iPhone/iPod because their output is louder. The Note 2 has Android audio-engine hiss that users of very sensitive IEMs will pick up on, whereas the iPhone (and I presume by the same token the iPod) has a black background.

 

Through the Glacier via USB audio it'll sound the same as a PC using the same connection I presume, since all of us who have compared PC-connected output via USB with various USB DACs/amps to the same output via an S3/Note 2 have not heard a difference. 


Edited by NZtechfreak - 12/6/12 at 2:39am
post #189 of 796
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Originally Posted by Staal View Post

 

Amplification is about more than volume..

well thats good news, ive already read that my headphones k550 wont benefit much from an amp.but i do plan to get an external amp/dac so im hoping this would be the best all round combo.

post #190 of 796

Maybe a little off topic...I had just ordered the glacier and I received a call from TTVJ himself, because I had different billing and shipping addresses. He said they've lost many glaciers due to shipping to an address other than the billing address. It was a bit strange but I appreciate calling in to confirm.

post #191 of 796
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Originally Posted by ObeyurMaster View Post

Maybe a little off topic...I had just ordered the glacier and I received a call from TTVJ himself, because I had different billing and shipping addresses. He said they've lost many glaciers due to shipping to an address other than the billing address. It was a bit strange but I appreciate calling in to confirm.

You mean Todd, he is such a great guy.

Hope you like it..

post #192 of 796

There are a few companies that are great to deal with: Heir, Ray Samual and I will add TTVJ to the list:)

post #193 of 796
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Originally Posted by turokrocks View Post

You mean Todd, he is such a great guy.

Hope you like it..


Ya I meant Todd....I thought it will be cool to say "TTVJ himself" cool.gif.

 

Anyway, the glacier was shipped the same day  the I placed the order. Very impressive!

post #194 of 796

Really interested to see any kind of comparisons with the Glacier and RSA Intruder.

post #195 of 796
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Originally Posted by Girls Generation View Post

Really interested to see any kind of comparisons with the Glacier and RSA Intruder.

 

If you buy me a Glacer I'll make sure to do a comparison for you.

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