iOS 7 compatibility works right from the get-go for the C5D. On their website, the price is fixed at $249 USD.
VERZA can charge the iDevice, C5D does not. VERZA has the docking system for METALLO, obviously the C5D does not. VERZA has the micro-USB port for Android devices and full-sized USB port for iOS devices, C5D only has a mini-USB port. VERZA has a 1-year limited warranty, C5D has a 2-year plan (both have great customer support, but from my experience, JDS Labs is much quicker and straightforward). VERZA has a power output of 260 mW at 32 Ω (iOS mode), C5D has 43.6 mW. VERZA has a run time of about 7 hours, C5D is listed at 7-12 hours. I can't tell you much about the VERZA's specifications since there are hardly any listed (just signal-noise ratio and "distortion") compared to the C5D. VERZA has optical out, C5D does not. C5D supports 24/96 playback, VERZA is unknown. C5D has a 3-way bass boost switch with published gains and frequencies, VERZA has 1 at an unknown gain and frequencies. VERZA has a 3D DSP feature, C5D does not. VERZA uses an "analog" potentiometer, C5D uses a re-programmable digital one. VERZA comes with the 30-pin iDevice-USB, micro-USB-micro-USB, and micro-USB-USB cables, C5D comes with a single 3-foot long mini-USB-USB cable. This isn't really a difference per se, but JDS Labs offers free laser etchings on the C5D, V-MODA does not.
As listed on their website:
- Max Output @ 32Ω 1.182 VRMS = 43.66 mW
- Max Output @ 150Ω 3.580 VRMS = 85.44 mW
- Max Output @ 600Ω 4.146 VRMS = 28.64 mW
The original C5 is good enough with the Alpha Dog and Mad Dog, and the original C5 had a higher output impedance which decreased the power output at 32 Ω.
Edited by miceblue - 11/17/13 at 4:34pm