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post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 

Hi all,

 

Please follow this link to view my original topic in the intro area where I am trying to understand if I should upgrade my media player

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/680783/new-to-audiophile-and-need-suggestions-please

 

I currently have:

iPod 3rd Gen 20Gb

FiiO E12 Portable Amp

Alessandro MS-1

 

looking to better understand if I should

 

 - imod my 3rd gen ipod

 - buy a 5th gen ipod

 - buy a 5th gen ipod + imod

 

Thanks in advance

 

Dan

post #2 of 7

By imod, do you mean the mod that RWA does? If that's the case, I would just buy an AK100 with that money. I don't know why there are so many AK100 haters, but they are an exceptional player(unless you use them with multi-ba low impedance iems).

post #3 of 7
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by kimvictor View Post
 

By imod, do you mean the mod that RWA does? If that's the case, I would just buy an AK100 with that money. I don't know why there are so many AK100 haters, but they are an exceptional player(unless you use them with multi-ba low impedance iems).

 

I am talking about the below one :

http://www.head-fi.org/t/269604/the-apple-diymod-my-take-on-the-famous-imod-56k-killer-featuring-3g-4g-5g-and-nano-1g

post #4 of 7

Ok. I really don't know. I'm not a fan of ipods.

post #5 of 7
Thread Starter 

little update

 

I was laid up yesterday with a shoulder injury so i decided to buy a few things

 

Ipod 5th gen 30G

 

so once this arrives I can test it out to see if there is much of a difference bwteen the 3rd and 5th gen with my current setup (chances are not)

 

also been looking for the Black Gate NX Hi-Q 6.3V 47uF and these are not cheap :(

 

oh well in for a penny in for a pound !


Edited by Danthuyer - 9/15/13 at 7:25pm
post #6 of 7
Thread Starter 

Ipod 5gen arrived yesterday and have been playing around with it today @ work.

 

TBH - to my ears without doing the imod yet and simply using the rockbox with LOD into FiiO E12 and Alessandro MS-1 (old version) the gen 3 ipod seems to have a more robust sound to it than the gen 5 (using the same file) ......

 

Does this mean that the same sound characteristic's would carry over after the imod ?? if so then my ears are all for the 3rd gen over the 5th gen although TBH I will prob mod both of them and give one to my GF

post #7 of 7
Thread Starter 
So have been trolling eBay and acquired all the new parts I need

Gen5:
Case
Screen
Battery
Click wheel
CF adapter
CF card
Capacitors
Protective case

Gen3:
Battery
CF adapter
CF Card
Capacitors

Once these arrive I can have a crack at the mod

Does anyone have more detail around the mod for the gen3 ?
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