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My Silly Sound test of an (double) (un) Amped iPod Classic

post #1 of 5
Thread Starter 

Hi,

 

I just got my TASCAM DR-05, planning to do some recording stuff...

 

I thought, well, I can record output from DAP's and their amps as well....

 

And so I had some fun doing this, this afternoon :)

 

I recorded the output of my iPod Classic, from the headphone jack, from amped with, FiiO E01, amped with iBasso D-ZERO with LOD,  and connected digital with usb to Sony PHA-1. (and some cheap speakers, "live")

 

Now, what sounds best?, hehehe.

 

Read a bit more, and download the resulting flacs (135mb) from here:

 

http://gpwrite.com/tascam-dr-05-recordings-ipod-amplifiers/

 

For the scientists here, there are of course a lot of variables to consider here, also my precision in settings of volumes etc...

 

But can you hear a difference?

 

(source and recording all done in lossless 16bit/48khz)

post #2 of 5

Did you use a load (simulated with a pair of resistors, or even better real headphones) when recording from the headphone outputs of the amplifiers, or did you just connect them to the line input of the Tascam without a low impedance load ?

post #3 of 5
Thread Starter 

Headphone out directly into the TASCAM, no resistors.

post #4 of 5

I think it's more about synergy with whatever IEM or headphone you are using.  With my Ipod Classic some IEM's surely sound better amped but some I actually prefer the sound unamped.

post #5 of 5
Thread Starter 

Well Spyro, this gives an enormous range of combinations/possiblities....

 

Anyways, these were the combinations:

 

Recording One : The Speakers (obvious)

Recording Two : Deleted

Recording Three: PHA-1

Recording Four: iPod Headphone Jack

Recording Five: iBasso D-ZERO

Recording Six: FiiO E01

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