I was just listening to my Hifi-M8 with my ATH-CK10 for the first time . after listening yesterday with just my iphone the hifi-m8 certainly makes them shine.
Edited by ExpatinJapan - 9/25/13 at 3:58pm
Any news/confirmation about the IOS7 compatibility with 24/96 ?
In other words... do I still need to buy the Centrance HiFiM8 (iPhone version) or can I now instead change my pre-order for the "generic" version (USB + ToshLink) M8-LX ??
As it stands, iOS7 will work with a standard USB DAC, just as a computer would. But, you will need an interconnect that goes from a Lightning to USB type B connector, which are not available on the market. The workaround is to use the standard Lightning to USB type A connector plus a female USB Type A to Male USB Type B adaptor. This makes for a very "wirey" setup.
It is also worth keeping in mind that this "feature" of iOS7 is undocumented and unsupported. As a result, it could disappear in future updates, though I think that is unlikely.
Where did you heard this? I don't think this is correct.
I haven't seen any reports of using USB anything without the CCK. At this point the CCK for lightning devices is just a lightning to USB A female adapter, but I think there is a chip needed to activate USB mode for lack of a better phrase with the iDevice. I will make a 30-pin to USB B cable and try on my roommate's phone (I don't have anything iOS7).