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post #2581 of 2657
I could go with just the C5D and iPod Classic instead. So which Pelican case would fit both of those items stacked?
post #2582 of 2657
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Yep then you can use the DAC with your computer and just amp with your iPod.
post #2583 of 2657
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X3 > C5D smily_headphones1.gif



How do you like this setup? Is it working well?
post #2584 of 2657
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Love it. Better than the headphone out of the X3. Less warmth and more detail.
post #2585 of 2657
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Love it. Better than the headphone out of the X3. Less warmth and more detail.

Are you still using the same setup?

How do you like the X3 compared to the X5?
post #2586 of 2657
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Yeah I still use it. I also use the X3 + DDS HA-01 sometimes.

Not really used the X5.

C5D is excellent. If you are only using it with the X3 you only need the C5.
post #2587 of 2657
From what I read here C5D version is beneficial to the sound of the iphone by C5D DAC.  My Galaxy S4 also benefits from DAC C5D? Or in this case  only take advantage of the C5 amp?
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Both those can take advantage of the DAC so it would be good to get the C5D. For iPod classic you only need C5
post #2589 of 2657
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Yeah I still use it. I also use the X3 + DDS HA-01 sometimes.

Not really used the X5.

C5D is excellent. If you are only using it with the X3 you only need the C5.

Have you compared the X3 to the iPod Classic 7th Gen? If so which one sounded better to you with and with out the C5 amp?
post #2590 of 2657
Thread Starter 
Well not a huge difference with C5D. Maybe a slight bit more clarity from X3. But I prefer the headphone out of the iPod, its not as powerful but is flatter than X3's headphone out.
post #2591 of 2657
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Both those can take advantage of the DAC so it would be good to get the C5D. For iPod classic you only need C5

Thanks for your attention. 


I read here and there some references that the C5 has more life than C5D, it is confirmed? 

I read too battery lasts longer in C5. 

 

I'm in doubt on which one to buy because I have several sources that use different situations, home, work..... 

 

My usage order is: 

 

Ipod Classic 7G (most)
Ipod Touch 3G 
Galaxy S4 (very rare)

 

 

btw, a noob question, it is possibletake advantage of C5D connected to PS4 \ USB?


Edited by pack21 - 6/29/14 at 4:05am
post #2592 of 2657
Thread Starter 

I'm not sure about the PS4

 

Yes the battery life is slightly better than C5D, but if you use the line in put of the C5D the battery life should be similar, it is only lower when you use the DAC as well as the amp

post #2593 of 2657

I have the C5D and the DAC works perfectly with my laptop/tablet/phone. 

 

But I really want to utilize the DAC on the go with my dedicated audio player which is an iPod Classic. Is there any way to bypass the iPod's internal DAC and use the C5 DAC? I've seen 30 pin iPod to mini USB cables on the net (such as Cypherlabs website) but see a disclaimer that these cables won't work with iPod 5.5 since they don't support USB audio. They're also intended for a dedicated system.

 

If there's no way to use the C5 DAC with my iPod classic, would I be able to use it with later iPod models like the 6th or 7th gen or touch? If there's no way to use it with those versions, is there a music player (like the X3/X5, C3, DX50/90, HM-700, any of the walkman's or Sansa's) that will work with the C5 DAC? I really want to use a dedicated music player with this DAC rather than my phone. 


Edited by vicansoh - 6/30/14 at 1:05pm
post #2594 of 2657
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I have the C5D and the DAC works perfectly with my laptop/tablet/phone. 

 

But I really want to utilize the DAC on the go with my dedicated audio player which is an iPod Classic. Is there any way to bypass the iPod's internal DAC and use the C5 DAC? I've seen 30 pin iPod to mini USB cables on the net (such as Cypherlabs website) but see a disclaimer that these cables won't work with iPod 5.5 since they don't support USB audio. They're also intended for a dedicated system.

 

If there's no way to use the C5 DAC with my iPod classic, would I be able to use it with later iPod models like the 6th or 7th gen or touch? If there's no way to use it with those versions, is there a music player (like the X3/X5, C3, DX50/90, HM-700, any of the walkman's or Sansa's) that will work with the C5 DAC? I really want to use a dedicated music player with this DAC rather than my phone. 

 

No, the iPod classic won't work imho. I have the C5D as well and really like this little wonder. I drive it from my iPhone and iPad on the go with the lightning to USB connection kit, it's easy and works like a charm.

 

However, if you have a high quality DAP, they all have very good DACs built in, there is no use (at least in the DX50, X3 price range) trying to use a audiophile DAP and then use an external DAC. However you can use the superior amp of the C5D with these DAPs since they all have great Line Outs. 

 

Hope this helps,

K

post #2595 of 2657
Thread Starter 

The iPod Classic has a great DAC in it already, so the line-out is of sufficient quality for all on the go, and most at home listening. You will not gain much by using the DAC of the C5D.

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