Originally Posted by jacal01
Not buying it.
The iPad to CCK to USB-B port on the M8 LX should work fine. The whole point with the CCK is that it would allow the iPad and itunes to be played on regular (non Apple licensed) outboard DAC/amps. Why should the M8 USB port (either version) be any different?
Sorry to hear. You'd be missing out! To be brutally honest, I'm not sure why it would be any different.
Like I said, my GUESS is simply that in order to meet Apple's guidelines for a Made for iPod iPhone iPad product - perhaps they don't allow for this kinda of audio trickery - as with my version you just use the iDevice input.
Perhaps @MGoodman could shine some light on this.
But lemme say, as I will in my upcoming review in full:
The CEntrance HiFi-M8 is FAR ahead of other portable DAC/hphone amp combos I've tried in terms of sheer dynamic clarity and punch. It's transient velocity is staggeringly fast, and it's as transparent as they come - but with MORE, CLEAN, power. It's like carrying the power of a desktop unit with you. And I own (and love) a Sony PHA-1, ALO International, Ray Samuels Intruder, (and others)!!
I wouldn't let something like that hold you back, personally.
Reach out to CEntrance, I'm sure they have a solution for you.
Look at all the features they built-in because of their consistent communication with Head-Fiers throughout the course of the project!