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post #16 of 31
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Originally Posted by kova4a View Post

To be honest a great amp without volume control seems kinda pointless. You have to use headphone-out and double amping, which kinda defeats the purpose as most built-in amps are very sub-par. It might be great with a couple of DAPs that have clean headphone-outs or a pc and using the software volume control but definitely not even near a good solution, especially for mobile phones what seems to be their target. I hope they come to their senses and release a version with volume controls

 

Tend to agree.  Can't use a LOD out I can't see the value.....

post #17 of 31
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Originally Posted by kramer5150 View Post

Can the TRRS compatibility on this amp be used to control the VOL and track skip functions, when combined with headphones that have buttons on the cable?

thanks
I'll test it in a moment. wink.gif

EDIT: I don't have a TRRS cable interconnect on me... frown.gif
Edited by gopanthersgo1 - 3/28/13 at 6:15pm
post #18 of 31

Thats too bad... I'd like to put one of these in-between my shuffle and Jays IEMs.  Can you post the designers contact information?  I'd like to ask them... thanks


Edited by kramer5150 - 3/28/13 at 7:01pm
post #19 of 31
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Originally Posted by kramer5150 View Post

Thats too bad... I'd like to put one of these in-between my shuffle and Jays IEMs.  Can you post the designers contact information?  I'd like to ask them... thanks

 

 

I tested mine with a TRRS interconnecting cable and headphone with iDevice remote (Sony MDR-1R) on both Nano 4G and 7G, and the remote and mic doesn't work. However, I'll be receiving the new reversion of Woodwind in a month or so and I'll retest it then.

post #20 of 31

If it accepts balanced, would it run the RE262 without the unbalanced adapter cable? :0

post #21 of 31
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Originally Posted by thesuperguy View Post

If it accepts balanced, would it run the RE262 without the unbalanced adapter cable? :0
It doesn't support balanced. frown.gif For the price, balanced would be impossible, they're only making around $15 an amp, and the size is so tiny it is impossible without doubling the size and cost. wink.gif
post #22 of 31

But you mentioned it taking TRRS.

post #23 of 31
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by thesuperguy View Post

But you mentioned it taking TRRS.
is trrs balanced? I wouldn't be able to try, as I don't have a trrs interconnect and re 262... I see how that could work though, you'd have to have a balanced source though...
post #24 of 31
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Originally Posted by thesuperguy View Post

If it accepts balanced, would it run the RE262 without the unbalanced adapter cable? :0

 

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Originally Posted by thesuperguy View Post

But you mentioned it taking TRRS.

 

Beside HifiMan using TRRS for balanced, TRRS plug is also used for mic+remote support on smartphone headset. In this case, we are talking about mic+remote, not balanced signal.

post #25 of 31
Thread Starter 
Updated OP about the release version have switchable gain.
post #26 of 31
Very interested in this. Any comments on how it sounds with sensitive BA IEMs - any hiss?

A bit disappointing that there isn't a volume control knob because I often find the digital jumps in volume, even on the source, rather jarring.
post #27 of 31

No hiss at all, not even with the most hiss prone IEM in my collection.

post #28 of 31
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Originally Posted by ClieOS View Post

No hiss at all, not even with the most hiss prone IEM in my collection.

nice! 

post #29 of 31
Thread Starter 
I should start critical listening soon, been getting a feel for the amp and studying for finals. wink.gif
post #30 of 31

Looking great, might be a must-buy just to fool around and learn something about these marvellous price/quality designs. I love the fact you can put something so impressive on such a miniscule board. Can't wait for the possible DAC either!


Edited by Cat Face - 8/28/13 at 3:46am
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