Here is my setup; a Headstage Arrow 12HE 3G amp and a Whiplash TWag v2 Micro LOD paired to Mr. Speaker's Mad Dogs headphones with Alpha Pads when sitting around the house and Sony Vsonic GR07 MK II headphones when on the move. I am really happy with each of these components and they all work really well together.
What I am trying to decide on is what to use as a source. For whatever reason I have decided to stick with iPods. I started with a 2G Nano then switched and a 5G Video. I mainly got the Video because the Nano's limited storage. They both sound similar if not the same with my equipment, which I am sure is because they both have versions of the Wolfson DAC Chips. So now my dilemma, I got a great deal on a 4G Touch, which I really want to like. But to be honest the Touch just doesn't sound as good as the other two. Maybe the Wolfson chips are just that much better than the Cirus Audio chips. The soundstage, clarity, separation and punch are noticeably better with the Nano and Video.
So what I want to know, has anyone had any luck running any APP (i.e. EQs or the BBE) to help compensate for this, or am I just better off letting the kids play with the Touch?
I have search this site and found similar threads, but I could not find one that really made me believe a Touch can match the sound of a 5G/5.5G Video (I don't hear the more accurate/precise sound that some people suggest come from the Cirus Audio chips).
Edited by jlsandkes - 6/1/13 at 6:29am