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post #481 of 792
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Originally Posted by dryvadeum View Post

I recently got a C &C BH and it very different in sound signature to the Apex. It's much colder and more analytical with a higher perceived sense of detail. I also got a Stoner Acoustics UD100 and I think that DAC paired with the Apex as an amp is better than the Apex alone.

Thanks for the review dryvadeum. I like analytical as long as it's not harsh. I would be using it wit a 5.5 gen ipod and possibly pairing it with an odac or HRT Headstreamer Mobile.

I had the HRT Headstreamer Mobile and to be honest I don't feel the Apex is better. It can get louder than the HRT, but then I get hiss. I'm still open as to what direction I'll go in. Lots of great gear out there, just have to find it.
post #482 of 792
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Originally Posted by Dark Helmet View Post

Thanks for the review dryvadeum. I like analytical as long as it's not harsh. I would be using it wit a 5.5 gen ipod and possibly pairing it with an odac or HRT Headstreamer Mobile.

I had the HRT Headstreamer Mobile and to be honest I don't feel the Apex is better. It can get louder than the HRT, but then I get hiss. I'm still open as to what direction I'll go in. Lots of great gear out there, just have to find it.

You'll probably like the C&C BH as it's not harsh but very detailed. The SF switch on it is really unique and useful.
post #483 of 792
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Originally Posted by Dark Helmet View Post

Thanks for the review dryvadeum. I like analytical as long as it's not harsh. I would be using it wit a 5.5 gen ipod and possibly pairing it with an odac or HRT Headstreamer Mobile.

I had the HRT Headstreamer Mobile and to be honest I don't feel the Apex is better. It can get louder than the HRT, but then I get hiss. I'm still open as to what direction I'll go in. Lots of great gear out there, just have to find it.

You'll probably like the C&C BH as it's not harsh but very detailed. The SF switch on it is really unique and useful.
post #484 of 792
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Originally Posted by Dark Helmet View Post

Thanks for the review dryvadeum. I like analytical as long as it's not harsh. I would be using it wit a 5.5 gen ipod and possibly pairing it with an odac or HRT Headstreamer Mobile.

I had the HRT Headstreamer Mobile and to be honest I don't feel the Apex is better. It can get louder than the HRT, but then I get hiss. I'm still open as to what direction I'll go in. Lots of great gear out there, just have to find it.

You'll probably like the C&C BH as it's not harsh but very detailed. The SF switch on it is really unique and useful.
post #485 of 792
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post #486 of 792

Audirvana just upgraded its integer mode...synergy with glacier is even better now! esp with upsampling to 96khz. 

I always have loved the glacier for its clarity and upfront sound. works a wonder with piano and strings. Check out

Moon Ate the Dark for a great example of what i mean. 

post #487 of 792

Apex Glacier + westone ES5 + Celine Dion= Oh my lordy lord basshead.gif

post #488 of 792
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Originally Posted by iamdacow View Post

Apex Glacier + westone ES5 + Celine Dion= Oh my lordy lord basshead.gif

What you mean....beerchug.gif

post #489 of 792
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Originally Posted by turokrocks View Post

What you mean....beerchug.gif


Haha yes but not that hardcore lol i only listen to some of her songs :D

post #490 of 792

I saw the v-moda interview on headfi tv today. I heard Val say android supports usb OTG now. Does that mean glacier can work with players

such as Archos now? 

post #491 of 792
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Originally Posted by daniel_hokkaido View Post

I saw the v-moda interview on headfi tv today. I heard Val say android supports usb OTG now. Does that mean glacier can work with players

such as Archos now? 

If it didn't work before, I don't think it will work now. Generally, it's up to the manufacturers to include the ability to interface w/ USB devices, even if it's already available in the OS. If I understand correctly, Android has built in support for USB peripherals starting with Jelly Bean, but the manufacturers (except Samsung and a smattering of others) aren't enabling it. 

 

With that said, there are a few guys (DanBa in particular) who have been all over this issue, and there's a regularly-updated compatibility list for Android devices that work with USB DACs in particular in the 'Android and USB DAC' thread (last update here). Looks like the Archos G9 has the capability already. 

 

Hope this helps!

post #492 of 792

thanks!!!

post #493 of 792

Anytime man ;)

post #494 of 792

How are you guys connecting the DAC to an iphone 4s (6.1.2) or ipod classic and ipad mini without the CLAS? How do you connect it with the mini if it has a lightning port? Can I just connect the DAC to the iphone 4s by getting the apple camera connection kit and installing the cameraconnector package on cydia with a jailbroken iphone? Thanks.

post #495 of 792
Some guys have done it via a jailbreak, a special app, and a CCK. That is very hit or miss. Otherwise you need a LOD.
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