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post #61 of 101
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Originally Posted by howdy View Post

How long does 1 battery normally last?
Come on somebody has to know how long a battery will last in this.
post #62 of 101
Been using mine via USB
Might use battery to help answer your question but hopefully somebody else will come along and answer before I do
post #63 of 101
I think mine would last around 8-10 hours if I remember correctly on high gain.
post #64 of 101
Thanks for the answers. How is everyone liking this? I'm really close to getting this but looking at one other one.
post #65 of 101
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Originally Posted by howdy View Post

Thanks for the answers. How is everyone liking this? I'm really close to getting this but looking at one other one.

It's the iBasso house sound.  It's appealing if you're looking for a bright signature with excellent instrument separation and better than average sound stage.  If you don't like a sharper treble I'd look elsewhere.  I find it pairs well with certain C/IEMS and computer speakers and poorly with others.  It is a step up over my Fiio E17 but I just ordered an HRT Microstreamer which should (by the account of numerous reviews) give me a warmer sound that might be better with JH13s and my CT500 both of which can be analytical.

post #66 of 101
Anyone used this with HA 5.0?

Not sure if I want this or the dx50.
Edited by odevans - 9/19/13 at 11:30am
post #67 of 101
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Anyone used this with HA 5.0?

Not sure if I want this or the dx50.
Get them both, its only money..
post #68 of 101
Has anyone used both this and the jds labs c5? Which one is more superior. Which one to get. I like this with the otg to my DX50!
post #69 of 101

Im waiting for iBasso to build a balanced USB DAC/Amp all-in-one.

Basically something to rival The Intruder & The International but at iBasso prices.

The day that happens, Paul Graham will be a VERY happy Headphile!

 

The Specs I would love from an iBasso unit - 

 

Balanced IN & Out.

Single ended In & OUT.

USB DAC. 

Coaxial, Optical and USB inputs.

Gain settings.

post #70 of 101
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Originally Posted by Paul Graham View Post

Im waiting for iBasso to build a balanced USB DAC/Amp all-in-one.
Basically something to rival The Intruder & The International but at iBasso prices.
The day that happens, Paul Graham will be a VERY happy Headphile!

The Specs I would love from an iBasso unit - 

Balanced IN & Out.
Single ended In & OUT.
USB DAC. 
Coaxial, Optical and USB inputs.
Gain settings.
That sounds like a PB2 with a DAC. That should be easy for them.
Edited by howdy - 12/20/13 at 4:03pm
post #71 of 101
Should I buy the D42 mamba or magni/modi from schiit? For my grados SR80i. This would be my first amp/dac
post #72 of 101
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Should I buy the D42 mamba or magni/modi from schiit? For my grados SR80i. This would be my first amp/dac
I just bought the D42, can't wait to get it. There is a deal for the D42 on MP4nations website, just type "lastchance13" and get 10% off.I could not tell you which is better. What are you going to pair with it?
post #73 of 101
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Originally Posted by howdy View Post

I just bought the D42, can't wait to get it. There is a deal for the D42 on MP4nations website, just type "lastchance13" and get 10% off.I could not tell you which is better. What are you going to pair with it?
This would be my first DAC amp since I'm new into this world. Going to pair this device with Grado SR80i and brainwavz B2, I may upgrade to SR325i, MS2 or HD600 in near future. Source are FLAC files from my PC and android phone. Cant decide between the iBasso or the Schiit stack
post #74 of 101
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Originally Posted by jpalenzuela View Post


This would be my first DAC amp since I'm new into this world. Going to pair this device with Grado SR80i and brainwavz B2, I may upgrade to SR325i, MS2 or HD600 in near future. Source are FLAC files from my PC and android phone. Cant decide between the iBasso or the Schiit stack

Just a thought: The D42 is a bright DAC/AMP and the SR80i and B2s are also bright... If you're a treble head you'll be very happy but if not this might not be the best possible choice.

post #75 of 101
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Originally Posted by Deviltooth View Post

Just a thought: The D42 is a bright DAC/AMP and the SR80i and B2s are also bright... If you're a treble head you'll be very happy but if not this might not be the best possible choice.
You could put a hiflight top kit in to bring some warmth to it.
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