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DAC/AMP for Ipod Classic and ER4P

post #1 of 16
Thread Starter 

Hi all, 

 

I am using Ipod Classic and ER4P now, and i would like to buy a DAC/Amp. 

I have read certain posts that recommend the combination of XM6 and ER4P.

As I am living in Hong Kong, there's no XM6 dealer in the city. It seems a bit risky for me to buy a DAC/Amp without trying.

I would like to ask for more comments from you and also any other recommendations for my existing devices.

 

thanks.

post #2 of 16

what headphones are you using ?

post #3 of 16
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what headphones are you using ?

lol

post #4 of 16
Thread Starter 

ER4P

post #5 of 16
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Originally Posted by detectiveki View Post
 

ER4P

 

No, seriously...

post #6 of 16
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No, seriously...

sorry, what do you mean..?

post #7 of 16

ER4p is hard to drive, I think you need a dac more than an amp because you are using iPod classic. I think you need to look for solo -db or the 720. If you really need an amp, I think the best one to go with is RSA intruder.

post #8 of 16
It might help if you could list your budget, what sound you are looking for, etc...
post #9 of 16
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by MahthovenWang View Post

It might help if you could list your budget, what sound you are looking for, etc...

My budget is below $400 USD, would like to have an overall balanced sound improvements. And knowing that there's an ER4P to S cable adaptor available in the market,  so i want to look for a AMP or DAC/AMP which can drive it too.

post #10 of 16
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by funglouis View Post
 

ER4p is hard to drive, I think you need a dac more than an amp because you are using iPod classic. I think you need to look for solo -db or the 720. If you really need an amp, I think the best one to go with is RSA intruder.

thanks for your advice. i think RSA intruder is good too, but it is too expensive for me.

my budget is below 400USD=(

post #11 of 16

Rx-mk 2 is able to drive er4p. I tested before but the sound is not very warm though due to mk2. 

post #12 of 16
If u want dac with amp, I highly recommend Sony PHA-1 or PHA-2 or the ADL X1

The X1 should be very good as it uses the godly ESS Sabre 9023 dac chip, and it can do up to 24/192 when plugged into ur Mac/pc
post #13 of 16

I also live in HK, there are quite a few places where you can try different pairings.

I am not sure why you didn't go for the PT model - which I have and use all the times, despite trying/owning other iems.

You wouldn't then need an amp to drive your iems, but to "open" the music. 

 

As always it's more a matter of the what you are listening to.

With a budget below USD400, you may feel limited in your choice, particularly once you do get to try different combinations - the Theorem comes to mind.

You may want to try the JDSLabs C5D (with the DAC).

Good luck!

post #14 of 16
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Originally Posted by iohk View Post
 

I also live in HK, there are quite a few places where you can try different pairings.

I am not sure why you didn't go for the PT model - which I have and use all the times, despite trying/owning other iems.

You wouldn't then need an amp to drive your iems, but to "open" the music. 

 

As always it's more a matter of the what you are listening to.

With a budget below USD400, you may feel limited in your choice, particularly once you do get to try different combinations - the Theorem comes to mind.

You may want to try the JDSLabs C5D (with the DAC).

Good luck!


+1. HK is a mad place for stuff like that. Most of the sales assistants bend backward for the customer. I went to one shop, and , from what I saw, everything they sold was available for demo.

post #15 of 16

Matrix Mini-Portable

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