Pretty sure, but this just give me one more reason to get another to match my Shadow :).
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LOL I would if my car has a 3.5mm or RCA jack...
FYI, here is something that will be good for sticking your source to the VERZA.
All I can tell it amps even more and shift the freq even higher, but again it was designed for car use so for headphones/IEMs it sounded all weird.
It does improve but not a $600 improvement. However this isn't exactly far to the VERZA since it is not just one but TWO DAC plus other functions.
No, in fact in order to charge, you have to set to 1, USB-DAC mode; 2, VAMP; 3, volume completely clicked OFF. However, what is interesting is that after the VERZA finished charging (assuming you connect to a computer), sync mode will kick in and your iPod/iPhone will start to sync/charge also.
Thanks DrSheep. I am already using my iPod with a Headstage Arrow 4G so I am really only looking for a portable DAC. Since the average price point is about $500.00 or more for portable DACs then I need the improvement in sound to justify the cost.
It does improve the sound, but I do think that the VERZA works better with IEMs than regular headphones. All I have to say is to try it out and return within 60 days if you don't like it.
The effect is "echoey", I would never use 3D for music, but I can see how it would work well for movies.
This is a good but subjective question. I use Iphone 4. Diminishing returns are always a consideration with high end gear. Looking at Verza as the total package it is AND can fit in my pocket, for me it is worth every penny. I can tell you there is a significant improvement in volume and improvement in response and clarity across the range with a more open sound. Mids seem a bit more forward and detailed. There is also the bass boost that is a real treat with pop, EDM and hip hop.
I'm originally wrote this in the M-100 thread and I'm reposting this here.
The sound quality alone is not worth $600. What you're paying for when you buy a VERZA is a DAC/amplifier that works with both iDevices, newer Android phones, Windows phones and PCs. I haven't been able to test the VERZA through my phone since it is an older Android model and doesn't support USB out, but I did get to test it on my PC using the same files through USB out. There is a definite sound quality difference that is immediately noticeable, but it's not super dramatic since my phone already has a decent DAC + a little oomph via my cMoy. The difference isn't like how SPAM tastes compared to a New York Strip steak. It's more like how a plain cheeseburger tastes compared to a double cheeseburger with lettuce, tomatoes and onions.
Now VERZA sounds VASTLY superior to my onboard laptop sound card. It sounds like the difference between listening to a 96kps mp3 versus a FLAC file. When buying the VERZA, you're buying a multi-purpose device meant to be used as both an at home, on the go, and even automotive listening solution. When you consider that a USB DAC like the Dragonfly is $400 and is only compatible as a PC sound card, the VERZA is a steal. However, if all you want is a amp for your iPhone, then VERZA is a bit overkill. I suggest you try out the M-100 by itself to see it's enough for you and then pick up a FiiO amp if you really need some extra power or bass boost. Just don't expect miracles.
Sorry, didn't see your post until now. I've been avoiding this burg.
You have to be a wee Hank wary of frequenting Head-fi. On other forums, you might find yourself stalked or flamed; on this one, the ultimate danger is spending more money! This place is like Facebook, only instead of liking things, you buy them.
I'll ask my Pre-Raphaelite hoochie ma'am how she feels about meeting another Head-fi denizen on the trip (and a fellow musician at that). She tends be shy, so I'd rather not surprise her.
PM me if you like and perhaps we can arrange a suds slosh this autumn.