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post #706 of 2701
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Originally Posted by thx1000 View Post

I'm using the Fiio L9 between the iPod Classic and C5 for now.  I may get the ALO Audio Cricket, but it's kind of expensive.

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Kind of expensive? You're paying more than half the price of the C5 for a < 3-inch cable. T_T


Edited by miceblue - 3/24/13 at 1:00am
post #707 of 2701
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Originally Posted by miceblue View Post

Kind of expensive? You're paying more than half the price of the C5 for a < 3-inch cable. T_T

Yeah, the practical guy on my left shoulder says keep the L9.  The audiophiliac on my right shoulder keeps making cricket noises :D

post #708 of 2701

Here's a cheaper custom option from BTG-Audio:

http://btg-audio.com/webstore.htm#ecwid:category=3351504&mode=product&product=14274706

Having bought a Starlight CIEM cable from Brian, I can attest to the quality of his SPC wire: very flexible, great looking, and sounds great as well.

A left exit 1 inch LOD would probably be the best solution for the C5.

EDIT: the iPod dock on Brian's LODs looks smaller than the Cricket. So much for ALO's marketing "This line out dock is designed to be as unobtrusive as possible."


Edited by placebo-fi - 3/24/13 at 5:57am
post #709 of 2701
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Originally Posted by placebo-fi View Post

Here's a cheaper custom option from BTG-Audio:

http://btg-audio.com/webstore.htm#ecwid:category=3351504&mode=product&product=14274706

Having bought a Starlight CIEM cable from Brian, I can attest to the quality of his SPC wire: very flexible, great looking, and sounds great as well.

A left exit 1 inch LOD would probably be the best solution for the C5.

EDIT: the iPod dock on Brian's LODs looks smaller than the Cricket. So much for ALO's marketing "This line out dock is designed to be as unobtrusive as possible."

Thanks for the info.  I will place an order today!

post #710 of 2701
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Originally Posted by placebo-fi View Post

Here's a cheaper custom option from BTG-Audio:

http://btg-audio.com/webstore.htm#ecwid:category=3351504&mode=product&product=14274706

Having bought a Starlight CIEM cable from Brian, I can attest to the quality of his SPC wire: very flexible, great looking, and sounds great as well.

A left exit 1 inch LOD would probably be the best solution for the C5.

EDIT: the iPod dock on Brian's LODs looks smaller than the Cricket. So much for ALO's marketing "This line out dock is designed to be as unobtrusive as possible."

Actually a short straight more flexible cable  and jack would be the best option for the C5 something like this:

 

http://www.ebay.com.sg/itm/New-silver-plated-LOD-cable-iphone-ipod-i-touch-/270971592884?pt=Other_MP3_Player_Accessories&hash=item3f172a60b4

silver_dock_iphone.jpg

 

And it's an even more cheaper option and would definitely make the stack stay put.

post #711 of 2701

Or how about this: 

 

http://www.ebay.com.sg/itm/Apple-iPhone-iPod-Nano-itouch-Line-Out-Dock-LOD-Headphone-Amplifier-Black-/180918590814?pt=Other_MP3_Player_Accessories&hash=item2a1f969d5e#ht_3377wt_906

 
FiiO L8 Stereo to Stereo Cable for Lineout (3.5 "L" Plug) 7cm Cable Length
 

and a jack of your liking maybe a fiio L8 then you could go right or left...frankly you guys got it easy for iDevices as there are tons of options to choose from.

post #712 of 2701
Thread Starter 
Make you own cables, see mine a few pages back, DIY perfect fit
post #713 of 2701
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Originally Posted by thx1000 View Post

I'm using the Fiio L9 between the iPod Classic and C5 for now.  I may get the ALO Audio Cricket, but it's kind of expensive.

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I have the cricket. Good LOD. I just got the Fiio L3 last week for $9.99 and I am impressed.

post #714 of 2701
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Originally Posted by MilesDavis2 View Post

I have the cricket. Good LOD. I just got the Fiio L3 last week for $9.99 and I am impressed.

 

I'd use it that way, but my phones have an l-shape connector, so i can't have the fiio point that way.  It blocks the phones one way or the volume the other way, :-o

post #715 of 2701
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Originally Posted by luisdent View Post

 

I'd use it that way, but my phones have an l-shape connector, so i can't have the fiio point that way.  It blocks the phones one way or the volume the other way, :-o

I got the cricket here on headfi at a wonderful reduced price to use for my national as the input for the national is far right which makesthe cricket perfect as it was intended for the continental and the national. Just got a new amp last week and the cricket was a little short for it so I decided on the Fiio L3. I'm using an L shaped connector too and thats why I chose a straight plug rather than L shaped. 

post #716 of 2701
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Originally Posted by MilesDavis2 View Post

I got the cricket here on headfi at a wonderful reduced price to use for my national as the input for the national is far right which makesthe cricket perfect as it was intended for the continental and the national. Just got a new amp last week and the cricket was a little short for it so I decided on the Fiio L3. I'm using an L shaped connector too and thats why I chose a straight plug rather than L shaped. 

I've got a streight connector plug for my headphones and for a while I used the FiiO L9 around it. The stack looked nice, but the cable blocked the bass boost switch. Now I am using the FiiO L3, and everything is accessable. The FiiO LOD's are quite good, but I have high hopes for the Silver Dragon V3 LOD (Moon Audio).. it is on the way, and will be with me soon. But not soon enough though.. ;-)
post #717 of 2701
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Originally Posted by nOtEcH View Post


I've got a streight connector plug for my headphones and for a while I used the FiiO L9 around it. The stack looked nice, but the cable blocked the bass boost switch. Now I am using the FiiO L3, and everything is accessable. The FiiO LOD's are quite good, but I have high hopes for the Silver Dragon V3 LOD (Moon Audio).. it is on the way, and will be with me soon. But not soon enough though.. ;-)

Yes, the V3 silver dragons are great. 

post #718 of 2701

Ever since I got the C5, my O2 has been sitting at my desk without use. >_<

Synergy-wise, the C5 sounds great with the K 701 since the center imaging is improved and the bass boost function is friggin' awesome for gaming and for listening to bass-oriented music genres.

Usability-wise, the C5 pairs wonderfully with the V-MODA Crossfade M-100 for portable applications as the C5+iPhone combo easily fits in my jean pocket and/or jacket pocket. That kind of use is pretty much impossible for me with the O2.

post #719 of 2701
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Originally Posted by Mannes View Post

I have a colorfly c3 connected to the c5 at the moment and I am impressed how good this sounds it sounds more natural to me and with more detail. I have a iPod touch 3g also I will compare it today to see what sounds better to me.

Any word yet?
post #720 of 2701
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Originally Posted by Dark Helmet View Post

Any word yet?
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Yes I thought the colorfly c3 would do very well because it's a very good sounding dap but the touch with the fiio lod sounds cleaner and more crisp so I won't use my c3 anymore. I realy love the sound from the touch c5 and the dt1350.
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