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post #301 of 313
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Originally Posted by plakat View Post
 

Mine was dead on arrival, it never worked.

Lol. That's sad to hear.

 

TBH, my android cable broke after a week of use too. The second one is lasting longer though.

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post #302 of 313

Latest update on this one, I was in my HiFi shop where I did buy the amp, we testet again on mine and another iPhone, same result, but also with new cable, so it was not the cable, but the Amp, but I did get immidiately a new one, and so the problem was solved. In this case I was happy to have bought the amp in a shop and not with mail-order. Price was the same, but the fast and friendly service you only have in a shop.

post #303 of 313

Yes, its often better to buy local, just in case you might need service. I bought directly at Beyerdynamic and while they were very helpful it took some time to get to the right person and to receive the replacement cable. Nevertheless good service.

 

I was able to use the amp off my Mac, so chances were quite high that only the cable was defective.

post #304 of 313

Another update, having now be able to listen with my iPhone 5s, the results are less spectaculair than on my Samsung tablet. wich says a lot about the Sound Quality of the 5s, i think an underrated device by the high-end Brigade, but I think still the best souding phone out there.

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Another update, having now be able to listen with my iPhone 5s, the results are less spectaculair than on my Samsung tablet. wich says a lot about the Sound Quality of the 5s, i think an underrated device by the high-end Brigade, but I think still the best souding phone out there.

I agree that the iPad and iPhone does have decent DAC and amp built in it 

post #306 of 313
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Originally Posted by willyvlyminck View Post
 

Another update, having now be able to listen with my iPhone 5s, the results are less spectaculair than on my Samsung tablet. wich says a lot about the Sound Quality of the 5s, i think an underrated device by the high-end Brigade, but I think still the best souding phone out there.

They do, and they are not underrated. People do regard them highly, and often compare them to actual DAPs. I also happen to think that they are at the level of entry level(100$) DAP, rivaling SQ of sansa and lower end walkman. That's pretty impressive for a phone.

post #307 of 313

A look inside,

 

 

 

post #308 of 313

Nice -- thanks for the photos!

post #309 of 313

I'm thinking about trying these out.  Will these provide SQ comparable to atleast AK120?

post #310 of 313
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I'm thinking about trying these out.  Will these provide SQ comparable to atleast AK120?

No. More like AK100 mkii.

post #311 of 313

Beyerdynamic now has a 30pin cable for the A200p variant of the AK10, part number is 920.347

that cable is compatible with iPhone up to 4s, iPod Touch up to Gen. 4, iPad up to Gen. 3

According to Beyer it does not work with the iPod Nano or the iPad Mini however.

post #312 of 313
Can this be used as a preamp? Or is there a preamp feature?
post #313 of 313

It only has a headphone output. I can't say whether that has enough juice to drive active speakers (for home use probably, professional +4dBu inputs won't be satisfied).

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