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Originally Posted by DMinor View Post

I don't know what else can be improved to this dap/LOD/amp combo. It strikes the best balance and sounds as fuk'ing good as it can be to my ears for anything I throw at it. I still kept ipods with other caps just to remind me how special these greens are. Out of those there is a close 2nd, but the rest (including once my favorite Kemet) are now distant behind. If there is anything I have learned from DIY - that is - do not just follow the herd. Go beyond, try unconventional or even defying "theory".

Once I put in a 256GB CF card, I am gonna call it a day. I admire the guys who have the desire/drive to upgrade and try new gears, I simply lost appetite as far as in-ear audio using earphones. Perhaps I don't believe there will be much room or even any room left for improvement from what I have. With that said, I reserve the right to buy and sell. wink_face.gif



I love my imod (it's got that really nice touch of treble I crave) but honestly bro I find my fiio x3 to be about 15% to 20% better at least through the line out

The one thing I hate about ipod videos tho is how CHEAP that the internals are. I've modded several with battery's, cf cards, screens, front and back plates, clickwheels ect. And it's usually the logic boards that break easy, the biggest pita is when the middle button breaks. No I don't mean get stuck I mean break. The middle button clicks fine but nothing happens

Very cheaply made but very nice sound so it's really a passion thing that I still keep messing with them. Anyway that's my 2 cents
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Originally Posted by mpawluk91 View Post


I love my imod (it's got that really nice touch of treble I crave) but honestly bro I find my fiio x3 to be about 15% to 20% better at least through the line out

The one thing I hate about ipod videos tho is how CHEAP that the internals are. I've modded several with battery's, cf cards, screens, front and back plates, clickwheels ect. And it's usually the logic boards that break easy, the biggest pita is when the middle button breaks. No I don't mean get stuck I mean break. The middle button clicks fine but nothing happens

Very cheaply made but very nice sound so it's really a passion thing that I still keep messing with them. Anyway that's my 2 cents

 

I can't speak for imods sold by RWA or others, but I am glad you found the X3 better.

 

On the ipod quality, actually I have totally opposite opinion of yours. Keep in mind these ipods are old by now since they were initially sold around 2005-2006. So wear and tear damage/loss are expected. The life of the unit also depends on how the users exercise their cares. I have not encountered one single ipod video died in the hands of mine with either the board or the HDD. Of course, I already got rid of all the HDD's from all my ipods before they even have a chance to die. The other parts can be easily fixed or replaced.


Edited by DMinor - 12/26/13 at 12:10am
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I can't speak for imods sold by RWA or others, but I am glad you found the X3 better.

On the ipod quality, actually I have totally opposite opinion of yours. Keep in mind these ipods are old by now since they were initially sold around 2005-2006. So wear and tear damage/loss are expected. The life of the unit also depends on how the users exercise their cares. I have not encountered one single ipod video died in the hands of mine with either the board or the HDD. Of course, I already got rid of all the HDD's from all my ipods before they even have a chance to die. The other parts can be easily fixed or replaced.
The solder on the logic board probably goes bad cause there old like you said

My imod is actually a DIYmod done by audio minor with black gate nx caps
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 *** I wish it's mine.

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 *** I wish it's mine.

Loka very Cool vincent215
How is The SQ compare another DAP like AK 100 or Sony WM ZX 1?
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Loka very Cool vincent215
How is The SQ compare another DAP like AK 100 or Sony WM ZX 1?

Hi rudi, it's not mine. It's pics from a headphone shop in my country, and I have never try the AK100, DX50 or Sony. I wish I will have one of them someday.

My only rig atm is only an iphone with an almost broken RE-400, with O2/ODAC, no headphone at all. Poor student :D

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I want Share our mini meet With Sid , Alex , Iwan , Nico. And Me :

Source : Sony WM ZX 1 as transport
Dac / Amp : Sony pha 2

Source : Ipod Classic
Dac : Cyperlabs Class Solo
Amp : Alo Rx 3 B +

Iems : Fit Ear 334 With Alo cable

Look like Sid like Sony WM ZX 1 very much









Japan food at Sumiya


Me and Sid


From left to right :
Alex , Me ,Sid , Iwan , Nico

Edited by rudi0504 - 12/26/13 at 8:23am
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Originally Posted by vincent215 View Post

Hi rudi, it's not mine. It's pics from a headphone shop in my country, and I have never try the AK100, DX50 or Sony. I wish I will have one of them someday.
My only rig atm is only an iphone with an almost broken RE-400, with O2/ODAC, no headphone at all. Poor student biggrin.gif

As i was studenf i had Only mini Compo
In My Time Dont have iPhone or Ipod , In year 2004 i Bought My First Ipod Classic click wheel With black and White display 40 GB
Edited by rudi0504 - 12/26/13 at 8:34am
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Originally Posted by rudi0504 View Post

I want Share our mini meet With Sid , Alex , Iwan , Nico. And Me :

Source : Sony WM ZX 1 as transport
Dac / Amp : Sony pha 2

Source : Ipod Classic
Dac : Cyperlabs Class Solo
Amp : Alo Rx 3 B +

Iems : Fit Ear 334 With Alo cable

Look like Sid like Sony WM ZX 1 very much









Japan food at Sumiya


Me and Sid


From left to right :
Alex , Me ,Sid , Iwan , Nico

Thanks Rudi. I can't think of a better way to spend a whole afternoon - with great food, excellent portable rigs, my favorite IEM (fitear TG334) and lovely friends.

Despite the fact that I am in no mood to return to Singapore, I have to be on my way tomorrow but will be back real soon.

And yes, the Sony ZX1 is truly excellent. I am enquiring on ways to get hold of a unit ASAP.
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Rudi, can u let me know the comparison between fitear 334 and zx1 vs fitear 334 and ak120?
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Noble 6, with Gavin's Tralucent T1 via iPod Classic.

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Noble 6, with Gavin's Tralucent T1 via iPod Classic.

U literally just got em right? Mannn the jealousy is risin again...
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Originally Posted by Cotnijoe View Post


U literally just got em right? Mannn the jealousy is risin again...

 

Yep, picked them up this morning.

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Originally Posted by mpawluk91 View Post


The solder on the logic board probably goes bad cause there old like you said

My imod is actually a DIYmod done by audio minor with black gate nx caps


That's the disadvantage of buying from others without being able to DIY. You are limited to hear JUST that particular one without a chance to hear anything else for comparison. As said, comparison is the ONLY way to separate the winner from the rest. Same thing to Rudi and others who buy and try all kinds of gears - for one thing - to compare and find the winners.

 

I know many head-fi'ers who bought DIYmod's with the Elna Silmic's and shortly sold them to chase other hi-end daps. I totally understand it because I remember how I was disappointed with my first diymod with those caps for lack of improvement. The difference is they never got another chance to hear other caps, not mentioning unconventional caps. :)

 

With that said, it's not important how you achieve your perfect sound  - DIY or buy - as long as you are completely satisfied that's what really matters.

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