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post #346 of 367

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post #347 of 367

That makes sense. Top of the line alkalines will run about twice as long as the Soshines. But the Soshines keep coming back for more. :-)

post #348 of 367

That's what i do, then don't even have to deal with another charger.  When on trips can always just pick up a pair in a pinch.  Love my Pico Power.  Nice seeing you yesterday Justin.  That Blue Hawaiian of yours is still on my bucket list, i will have it one day.

post #349 of 367

I'm using the MaximalPower Battery li-ion 9v 550 mAh and I'm very impress of the duration. They cost me about $27 CAD on Amazon including the charger.

 

http://www.maximalpower.com/products_pictures/combo9v.jpg

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After trying a variety of portable amps I settled on the Pico Power for my HE-400s.  It seems to be a perfect match with ample power on high gain with powerful defined bass, a neutral midrange; and sweet extended highs. Great battery life and beautiful design as well.  Yes it's expensive but I don't think I've heard a nicer portable amp.  

 

My only complaint is that it took longer than advertised to arrive and (as has been previously discussed) communication has not been exactly smooth.  I'm still waiting for a response on getting some matching battery cover screws despite PMs, email, and voicemail.  

 

Regardless, I highly recommend the Pico Power.....great work Justin!

 

post #351 of 367

+1 just the best amp i ever had ;3 i am using it as desktop amp with Matrix X-Sabre, i even bought a nice after market battery , like 4 of them so the used get on the charge once consumed, i replace them each 2-3 days, i keep it on unless i am sleeping. 

post #352 of 367

It has been 1 8 days after I have ordered the pico power. Anybody knows how long does it take to ship out pico power?

The website shows "allow 1 week"...

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Originally Posted by henryjing View Post

It has been 1 8 days after I have ordered the pico power. Anybody knows how long does it take to ship out pico power?
The website shows "allow 1 week"...

Same website message when I ordered: took nearly three weeks from the time of order for mine to arrive. Definitely worth the wait, I just would have liked to know upfront how long I would really take. You should be pretty close to receiving yours.
post #354 of 367

Whats the difference between the pico power and the pico portable amp (not the slim one)  ?

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Whats the difference between the pico power and the pico portable amp (not the slim one)  ?
http://www.head-fi.org/t/528770/headamp-pico-power-pre-order-thread/0_100

More power, removable battery, smaller dimensions, more refined design
post #356 of 367
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http://www.head-fi.org/t/528770/headamp-pico-power-pre-order-thread/0_100

More power, removable battery, smaller dimensions, more refined design
 

So the battery in portable amp is not removable ? In this case if the battery malfunactions the amp is unusable?

post #357 of 367

I don't think the battery can't be replaced, simply that it isn't a user replaceable part. Modern batteries are pretty good though so you should be fine for many years with it.

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I don't think the battery can't be replaced, simply that it isn't a user replaceable part. Modern batteries are pretty good though so you should be fine for many years with it.

Thanks for the info . I want to get a neutral amp for my phones , neutrality means the most to me , price comes second and i like the fact the pico is also portable.

 

Out of the three models , pico slim , pico portable amp , pico power amp which one would you recommend and how is the sound of these amps?

post #359 of 367

As an amplifier alone - I prefer the Power to the Original. I've yet to try the slim.  The Pico Amp/DAC is convenient and has a nice form factor. 

post #360 of 367

 The Pico Slim is ideal for IEMs because of the volume control (and it is tiny). They are all good but for pure sound quality, the Power is the best of the three.

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