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hey guys, haven't posted in a while...

 

have been listening to most of my music on the go, was wondering if my v-moda m80's would ready benefit from a simple portable amp? currently using them with my iPhone 4 and spotify. sometimes i also use my magnums too, so the amp would ideally benefit those. which..can benefit easily from anything but yeah. was really thinking about just buying a pa2v2 again. anyone use it with the headphones listed? thanks for your time

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Originally Posted by Melvins View Post
 

hey guys, haven't posted in a while...

 

have been listening to most of my music on the go, was wondering if my v-moda m80's would ready benefit from a simple portable amp? currently using them with my iPhone 4 and spotify. sometimes i also use my magnums too, so the amp would ideally benefit those. which..can benefit easily from anything but yeah. was really thinking about just buying a pa2v2 again. anyone use it with the headphones listed? thanks for your time

I would say the Fiio E11 or PAV2V.

Also get the LOD to 3.5mm (1/8") analog audio cable.

So you would be getting a slightly clear analog audio signal to the add-on amplifier.

Going from the iPhone 4's LOD port to the line-in on whatever amplifier you get.

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Originally Posted by Melvins View Post
 

hey guys, haven't posted in a while...

 

have been listening to most of my music on the go, was wondering if my v-moda m80's would ready benefit from a simple portable amp? currently using them with my iPhone 4 and spotify. sometimes i also use my magnums too, so the amp would ideally benefit those. which..can benefit easily from anything but yeah. was really thinking about just buying a pa2v2 again. anyone use it with the headphones listed? thanks for your time

 

Heya,

 

The M80 doesn't need an amp at all. Does it benefit? Sure, but you may not actually hear any benefit. But theoretically it should provide a small benefit in the form of signal clarity, stability, etc. Just remember it can only do that to what signal it's given, which is coming from your iphone, so it's not like it can fix a problem if your phone's output isn't already "clear, stable, etc." Keep that in mind. The Magnums do benefit an amplifier. So that's a better reason to look at having one.

 

Virtually anything will work in this area. PA2V2, Fiio E11, CMOY, etc. All are good. Go with which has the features, size, etc, that you want.

 

Very best,

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already have a lod. so really it would be pointless to get one for my m80? that's pretty much what i usually always use.

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already have a lod. so really it would be pointless to get one for my m80? that's pretty much what i usually always use.

 

Getting an external DAC could benefit your sound quality.  Not sure how good the on board analog converter is in iphones but I'm bet an e17 or anything higher quality than that would benefit you.

 

EDIT: I just remember apple doesn't like you doing useful things with their products and only like 4 dacs exist that work with iSlave devices. Oops.  iPhones don't sound that bad anyway.


Edited by linglingjr - 9/10/13 at 9:35pm
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Getting an external DAC could benefit your sound quality.  Not sure how good the on board analog converter is in iphones but I'm bet an e17 or anything higher quality than that would benefit you.

 

EDIT: I just remember apple doesn't like you doing useful things with their products and only like 4 dacs exist that work with iSlave devices. Oops.  iPhones don't sound that bad anyway.

 

There are way more then 4 MFI DAC/AMP for iDevices, and the cheapest one being the Song PHA-1 at $350 (will be lower once the PHA-2 is out.)  Here is the other thread that I listed all the MFI DAC/AMPs that I know.


Edited by DrSheep - 9/11/13 at 3:41am
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wayyyyy above my price range 

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