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post #406 of 1283
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So you bought a VAMP and got a free VERZA? You sure it wasn't a mistake?

Pretty sure, but this just give me one more reason to get another to match my Shadow :).

post #407 of 1283
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Originally Posted by DrSheep View Post

Pretty sure, but this just give me one more reason to get another to match my Shadow :).

This is precisely what my line of thought would be.  Great minds...

post #408 of 1283
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Originally Posted by DrSheep View Post

Pretty sure, but this just give me one more reason to get another to match my Shadow :).

 

Why stop there?  Get all 3!!! atsmile.gif

post #409 of 1283
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Why stop there?  Get all 3!!! atsmile.gif

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.

 

http://www.amazon.com/GORILLA-GRIP-for-portable-devices/dp/B00B466A8U/ref=sr_1_9?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1364437245&sr=1-9&keywords=venturecraft

post #410 of 1283

I would like to second DrSheep's question about using the 3D option when using headphones. What does the 3D do to the SQ when enabled?

post #411 of 1283

Another question for anyone using an iPod Classic, in your opinion is the sound quality/clarity a $600.00 improvement over the DAC in the iPod?

post #412 of 1283
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I would like to second DrSheep's question about using the 3D option when using headphones. What does the 3D do to the SQ when enabled?

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.

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Another question for anyone using an iPod Classic, in your opinion is the sound quality/clarity a $600.00 improvement over the DAC in the iPod?

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.

post #413 of 1283

Verza owners: do you need to turn the unit on to charge?

 

(You do have to turn the unit on to charge with the Go-DAP DD Socket 1- and it is annoying for a number of reasons.)

post #414 of 1283
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Verza owners: do you need to turn the unit on to charge?

 

(You do have to turn the unit on to charge with the Go-DAP DD Socket 1- and it is annoying for a number of reasons.)

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.

post #415 of 1283

Congrats, DrSheep!


Edited by smcginni - 3/27/13 at 7:51pm
post #416 of 1283

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.

post #417 of 1283
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Originally Posted by smcginni View Post

Congrats, DrSheep!

Thanks!

 

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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.

post #418 of 1283
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I would like to second DrSheep's question about using the 3D option when using headphones. What does the 3D do to the SQ when enabled?

The effect is "echoey", I would never use 3D for music, but I can see how it would work well for movies.

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Another question for anyone using an iPod Classic, in your opinion is the sound quality/clarity a $600.00 improvement over the DAC in the iPod?

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.

post #419 of 1283
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Another question for anyone using an iPod Classic, in your opinion is the sound quality/clarity a $600.00 improvement over the DAC in the iPod?

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.

post #420 of 1283
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Originally Posted by dilinator View Post

Head-fi meetup at a local pub?

 

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.


Edited by scrypt - 3/31/13 at 8:26am
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