Originally Posted by DangerToast
I'm curious if anyone is using the C5D with the moto X and had any thoughts about the sound. Also, if anyone is using the C5D with an ipod classic as an amp I'd also be interested to hear what you think.
i've used with my moto x but only for about couple hours with flacs only, haven't even tried mp3's. 16/44. i guess to give you a comparison or an idea, i also have a note3. it sounds real good through note3 but i lose some "space" through c5d when just using headphone amp. by that i mean surround or dimensions. don't know if my descriptions are accurate. but the note3 is very flat, solid frequency response all the way across, pretty good stereo separation, very good solid bass and controlled. the moto x was very surprising when i first fired it up with my 16ohm beyer cop's. about the same signature as my note3, but better stereo sepration, pretty flat but slight rolloff on low end and bass is a little loose but still very good. through the c5d amp it is very solid. it helps solidify the bass and hardly any space is lost, unlike the note3, and still very good stereo separation. through the dac, they both sound the same. not really big enough difference for my untrained ears to notice, but otoh, perhaps there should be little difference?
like i said i've only given about a couple hours listen total on my x, but if i had to pick which signature i prefer, i actually prefer the x. the x was surprisingly good straight up and very very good with the c5d just used through headphone amp. emphasis on surprisingly good. wasn't expecting it. even though there is slight roll off on bass, it is still very flat and a solid fun sound. really like it with my 250ohm beyer DT770's also. alas, i bought the x because it might've been the only chance to own a wood grained phone and i kept seeing comments on how solid the phone is overall without looking for comments. also, the x is very limited on storage space. about 26 usable gigs and no microsd slot, thus i bought the phone for it's usability, smaller size and better low light camera and it is serving that purpose very well. my note3 is fixing to get upgraded to Sandisk's 128gb micro sd when i see it's the real deal. i really like my note3 sound also. when i want to jam out and have fun, i just use my cop's. when i want to be critical or really dig into sound i use my dt770's. but the moto x is no slouch. unless you're an absolute bass addict, i think most people will enjoy how great it sounds. it pairs with the c5d very well also, better than my note3. if the moto x had a micro sd slot, it would probably be my go to portable source. don't know if that answered your question, but i hope it helped. btw, i don't know what the output impedance is, but it is similar to note3. the volume is about same when i hook directly with headphones. plenty of volume with 16 ohm phones and could probably handle up to about 80ohms sufficiently if i had to guess even though i have nothing to compare to as my impedance jumps straight to 250ohm phones.