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post #16 of 92
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Originally Posted by victorcc View Post

 

I tried different things only because I could not make it work with an HRT Streamer II+, the ODAC worked like a charm the very first time. Anyway, my current settings just in case:

- SPDIF off

- USB Storage on

- USB debugging on

 

Ah, the only thing is that my MX is rooted, do not know if that might have something to do.

 

Thanks, I'll give that a try. 

post #17 of 92

Very good unboxing video. Looking forward to your impressions.

 

One question: Is this the one with dual Wolfson 8740?

post #18 of 92
Thanks and yes it is!
post #19 of 92

Hi,

Actually quite interested in this but I have one question. The aux in/out when in the 'out' function does it act as a line-out from the DAC?

thanks

post #20 of 92

yup ;) 

post #21 of 92

Ah sweet, tnx. Not many potable amp/dacs have this.

post #22 of 92

actually i think a lot do, my Hippo CriCRi+ and GoVibe VestAMp+ for example. I am sure this does as well. Will check again in a second when i am with it!

post #23 of 92

Quite a few do, but im looking for a amp/dac for a s3 so my options are a bit limited I was interested in the ray samuels portable dac/amp's but they dont have the line-out feature, the Practical Devices xm6 is firmly on the list but Im awaiting a response from them in regards to android and the s3.

post #24 of 92
Swimsonny can you post a revuew about the sound? I'm considering getting one. Thanks a lot!
post #25 of 92

I'm interested in a quick review as well.

Specs wise they seems to rival high end portable dac/amp with their dual wolfson design.

Price wise around the mid range.

 

Sounds like a value for money purchase for android users with the fact a USB OTG cable is included.

post #26 of 92

Sorry guys my unit is fauty. DAC does not work with Mac, PC, S3 and my rooted nexus 7 so I'm guessing something is wrong. Maybe it does not even have a DAC ahaha. Because of CNY my replacement is likely on hold.

 

woll try get info up ASAP. Should be a great product if sounds good as form factor is great.

post #27 of 92

I will post a quick subjective review of the xduoo xp-1:

 

Yesterday, I had some time before my valentines day date so I headed down to Jaben Singapore to audition the xduoo xp-1 as they have a demo unit. I was quite excited to learn about the XP-1 as I had long since given up hope that I'll be able to bypass the dac and amp units in my phone and ipod (what i use as my portable music players) without paying an arm and leg for it. 

 

Form factor: The XP-1 has a pretty small footprint, and is very slim, so when paired to my S3, it doesn't add a whole lot bulk, the slimness being the main factor. The case is very slim, and I was a little disappointed because I thought the dotted surface of the XP-1 is ACTUALLY dotted and raised, but it's just a printing. On the other hand, an actual dotted surface may be more scratch-inducing on whatever you place on it so I can't fault that design.

 

Sound: It paired pretty well with my FXZ200 and although it couldn't hold a candle to my O2 amp, it came pretty close. The bass boost switch works quite well, adding a small but noticeable amount of bass that doesn't muddied up the earphone's entire sound signature. I won't go into much more details until I have more time to play with it. The pairing with the FXT90 was much worse, the reason being that FXT90, just paired to a 100% neutral set up (ODAC+O2), has just the right amount of warmth. When paired with any setup that is even slightly warm, the final sound will become too warm to my liking. Hence, I will conclude that the XP-1 is at least slightly warm and not 100% neutral, but again, I didn't spend alot of time with it.

 

Functions: This is where the XP-1 shines. For its price, it has ALOT of functions; USB in from android phones (I assume this to mean bypassing the phone's internal dac and amp, so someone corrects me if i'm wrong), AUX in and out, bass boost, and phone charging. The battery is slated to last for 10 to 12 hours on normal use, no idea how long it will use if it acts like a phone charger. It should also comes with a lot of cables, the most important to me being the short right-angled OTG cable, as it reduced the footprint dealt by the connection. There is a quirk in which sometimes, your phone won't recognize the XP-1 and will play the music through its speakers instead of through the device. All you have to do is restart your phone. I will have to investigate what sets this quirk off as yesterday, after getting the XP-1 to work once, I have to restart my phone for a 2nd time. Oh and make sure your android version is above 3.0.

 

Value: It (should) cost me S$320 (US$259). I say should because I bought it at a 10% promo discount, and instead of receiving the XP-1, I got the XD-1 instead. I believe the XP-1 and the XD-1 are the same price, but I can't confirm that for now. I'll have to make a trip down to Jaben to exchange it.

 

Even though the amp is slightly warm, and does not pair well with the FXT90, I still bought it (or at least I wanted to buy it ><) because it offered alot of additional functions in a small portable package, at a relatively low price. Plus it pairs pretty well with my FXZ200, which is what I mainly use nowadays. If you're sitting on the fence, and deciding to get the XP-1, I will advise you to get it, especially if you have an android phone. Hope this is somewhat useful to those who are thinking of getting it.

post #28 of 92

thanks for the review xuan87, don't think i'll be getting it cause i just got a uha 6

post #29 of 92

I got hold of the XP-1 yesterday after auditioning it the day before. To be honest, I was quite surprised with the sound quality. Just to clarify where I am coming from : I own the ibasso D12 and the UHA-6S Mk2 plus other stuff like the RSA P51. I would not consider myself a reviewer as I rather listen and enjoy my music. So please do not expect a detailed review at all.

 

I believe many people are aware that the UHA-6S is weaker via the USB. But its amp section is very good. When paired with the Samsung S3, I have to give the edge to the XP-1. The soundstage is wider and the clarity is better. Compared to the D12, I felt that the bass is tighter on the XP-1.

 

As I am still burning in the XP-1, this is all I can say about the sound quality of this device. And yes, there is a rather loud "pop" with turning on the device. But overall, I am quite pleased with the sound quality so far.

post #30 of 92

hey guys i wanted to ask i just got the Shure SRH-1840 for my office setup 

, ipod classic 6thgen 80gb -> ALO The Triple Pipe L.O.D to C&C X02 ( bassy amp makes up for the SRH-1840's bass shyness) so i got a perfect neutral set up and with very good clarity 

though the clarity is nothing like my modded Zero Dac from my home desktop setup. 

And i want really good clarity which is what the classic is lacking . I have the Nexus 7 and honeslty the audio out is horrendous. and i think xp-1 will be a major upgrade. 

But comparing nexus 7 + xduoo xp-1 > 1840's   VS  ColorFly CK4 + C&C X02 > 1840's 

 

 

which would be better ? i am leaning to the ColorFly CK4 cuz i can get it for SGD $250 (202 USD) while the xduoo is SGD$361 ( $292 USD) 

 

so now its a matter of dual WOLFSON DACS VS Single CIRUS LOGIC CS4398 FLAGSHIP DAC.    

 

LOOKING FOR SIGNIFICANT IMPROVEMENT IN THESE AREAS :    SOUND STAGE , CLARITY , LOW SND RATIO ( I HATE HISSING NOISES ) 

 

AND THANKS GUYS !!!! LOVE THIS FORUM !!!  THOUGH IT HAS COST ME LOTS OF MONEY !!! HAHAHAHA 

Cheers !!!

NukeShock

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