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post #31 of 101
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Originally Posted by E1PersonalAudio View Post

can you actually pop a 9V re-chargeable into the D42 and use the USB to charge?  Do you switch it to USB or Battery on the back plate for charging?


No, you need to charge the battery in a regular 9 volt charger. But you do get the 9 volt for the amp section and then the USB 5 volt for the dac section if you choose.

post #32 of 101

is there any different sound with USB DAC-PC and USB DAC-android?

post #33 of 101
There isn't nobobody that can answer me about possibility to use the d42 mamba with 24bit 192khz or 96khz on Android USB connected?

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post #34 of 101

If the iBasso D42 can receive a 24/192 stream from a PC, it can receive a 24/192 stream from a USB host-capable Android device using the USB Audio Recorder PRO app, available on Google Play store.

post #35 of 101
OK i have tried with my PC and it works but with my Android device with USB recorder pro i only can use 16bit up to 48khz!
My Android device is on 4.2.1
So i'm asking here if somebody have managed to use it on 24 bit 192 or 96khz on Android.
Thank you.

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post #36 of 101
The PCM2706 usb receiver in the D42 only supports up to 16/48, so it won't output without some sort of downsampling going on. I have been using the D42 with my Galaxy S4 and it works great with/without usb audio recorder pro, as I suspect most 16/48 usb receivers will.
post #37 of 101
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Originally Posted by deemak View Post

OK i have tried with my PC and it works but with my Android device with USB recorder pro i only can use 16bit up to 48khz!
My Android device is on 4.2.1
So i'm asking here if somebody have managed to use it on 24 bit 192 or 96khz on Android.
Thank you.

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I don't have an IBasso D42.

I have a 24/96-capable ODAC and a friend of mine has a 24/96-capable FiiO E17.

And the ODAC / FiiO E17 can receive a 24/96 stream forwarded by a Galaxy S3 using USB Audio Recorder PRO.

 

 

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post #38 of 101

Can some of the D42 owners comment on sound quality?  I'm looking to stay very portable and currently use a Fiio e17, will this be an improvement?

post #39 of 101
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Originally Posted by Deviltooth View Post

Can some of the D42 owners comment on sound quality?  I'm looking to stay very portable and currently use a Fiio e17, will this be an improvement?

I haven't heard the e17 but the D42 is excellent sounding. In fact, it is better than what I thought it would be. 

post #40 of 101

Guys, D42 has a rollable opamps. Can I plug there the famous OPA627 ??

 

Its hard to get any info out there.
 

post #41 of 101

Just got mine in today. I tried it briefly with my Samsung S4 and worked without a hitch with poweramp player. I've only tried it as a dac/amp so far from phone and pc.

 

 

So far it sounds very clean, nice black background, somewhat spacious.

 

Bass is lacking/light so it paired up well with my Senn. ie8's.

 

I will leave it burning in for some time and it should start getting even better than what it already is...

post #42 of 101
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Originally Posted by wormsdriver View Post

Just got mine in today. I tried it briefly with my Samsung S4 and worked without a hitch with poweramp player. I've only tried it as a dac/amp so far from phone and pc.

 

 

So far it sounds very clean, nice black background, somewhat spacious.

 

Bass is lacking/light so it paired up well with my Senn. ie8's.

 

I will leave it burning in for some time and it should start getting even better than what it already is...


I just ordered one yesterday.

 

Bass is light compared to what dac/amp you were using before?

post #43 of 101
Placed my order this morning.
Ibasso has great customer service, they can have my money any day:)
post #44 of 101

Today I received my D42 Mamba.  First a note that Ibasso made use of DHL, a highly corrupt courier company that will deliver your product for too much money and then charge you additional fees at your door.  Ibasso's service was good but I loathe both DHL and FedEx.  On to the product.

 

I do a lot of travelling and I wanted a dac/amp that was small and USB powered to replace my Fiio E17.  The E17 is a solid little unit that has served me well for some time now.  Compared to the D42 it is slightly more compact, better built and offers more options and flexibility; most of which I've never made use of.  This is not to say the D42 is poorly built, it's not, it's just slightly less physically impressive than the Fiio.

 

What the D42 offers that the E17 does not is an on/off volume knob (with well calibrated resistance).  This is a big selling point for me as the Fiio's digital buttons are slower to use and I prefer the ease of the knob.  The D42 also possesses better sound quality.

 

Please note that these are initial impressions and I've only had a day to compare the two.  I'm using the D42 out of a PC with USB power and have yet to install a 9V battery.  It took a few hours for my ears to adjust but the D42 seems to offer a slightly more holographic soundstage, better instrument separation and both a stronger/tighter bass and treble (a touch more dynamic range).  It's not a huge jump over the E17 but it is an improvement.

 

Remember, early days and my ears not yours... So take it all with a few grains of salt.  When I've had more experience with the D42 (and my new CIEMS arrive) I'll post some more impressions. 

post #45 of 101

Which opamps did you put inside?

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