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Finally found my perfect IC.Now I'm all set. beerchug.gif  

So..do you find it just a bit hard to access the volume pot?
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So..do you find it just a bit hard to access the volume pot?

Not really, it actually help when I'm reaching for it inside my bag. It actually guides my finger directly to the volume pot. Without it sometime I missed the volume pot and trying to flick the xfeed switch.
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Inspired by this thread, I'm also looking for an amp/DAC for use with Galaxy S4, Windows laptop and possibly a DX50. Would need to power Ultrasone Sig Pros and Alphadogs. SO far I'm thinking about the Leckerton Audio UHA-6S MKII or the JDS C5D, not much to choose between them on price or spec, any thoughts?

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Inspired by this thread, I'm also looking for an amp/DAC for use with Galaxy S4, Windows laptop and possibly a DX50. Would need to power Ultrasone Sig Pros and Alphadogs. SO far I'm thinking about the Leckerton Audio UHA-6S MKII or the JDS C5D, not much to choose between them on price or spec, any thoughts?


I don't know Sig Pros but AlphaDogs might need quite a power. I would suggest M8 but you can't connect it to your DX50. What about Just Audio AHA-120, which has a Class A amp section. Pricewise it might be more expensive than Leckerton or JDS, I didn't check recently but my memory says it is more expensive. Maybe you might want to look another powerful amp, Pico Power?

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Inspired by this thread, I'm also looking for an amp/DAC for use with Galaxy S4, Windows laptop and possibly a DX50. Would need to power Ultrasone Sig Pros and Alphadogs. SO far I'm thinking about the Leckerton Audio UHA-6S MKII or the JDS C5D, not much to choose between them on price or spec, any thoughts?


I don't know Sig Pros but AlphaDogs might need quite a power. I would suggest M8 but you can't connect it to your DX50. What about Just Audio AHA-120, which has a Class A amp section. Pricewise it might be more expensive than Leckerton or JDS, I didn't check recently but my memory says it is more expensive. Maybe you might want to look another powerful amp, Pico Power?

Sig Pros (like all other Ultrasones) will play loud out of a cell phone but greedily gobble up any and all power you throw at them. Go for the Pico Power.

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I don't know Sig Pros but AlphaDogs might need quite a power. I would suggest M8 but you can't connect it to your DX50. What about Just Audio AHA-120, which has a Class A amp section. Pricewise it might be more expensive than Leckerton or JDS, I didn't check recently but my memory says it is more expensive. Maybe you might want to look another powerful amp, Pico Power?

 Thanks for reply, M8 looks great, but way above budget. The AHA-120 doesn't appear to have a DAC, JA offer a µHA-120Ds which does - would that power the AlphaDogs? 

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 Thanks for reply, M8 looks great, but way above budget. The AHA-120 doesn't appear to have a DAC, JA offer a µHA-120Ds which does - would that power the AlphaDogs? 


Why you look for a dac section? DX50 has quite wonderful dac apparently, all you need is a good powerful amp to connect through line out. M8 can't be connected to your DX50 so it is out of question anyway but for orthodynamic cans like AlphaDogs, you gonna need power man, a lot of power. I wouldn't suggest something designed for common use. Agree with Soren, get Pico Power or my addition AHA 120.

 

To be honest, if I had to choose one amp to drive everything that would be AHA 120 or for balanced road, I would go for SR71B probably. Yes they are a bit pricy but quality comes with its own curse.

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Why you look for a dac section? 

 

The DAC would be for laptop use, I'm trying to improve listening on the move (hence DX50 and Galaxy S4) and when away in hotels (hence laptop) so I'd like a single item to do both - it may just not be possible though...

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The DAC would be for laptop use, I'm trying to improve listening on the move (hence DX50 and Galaxy S4) and when away in hotels (hence laptop) so I'd like a single item to do both - it may just not be possible though...


Tralucent Audio is coming up with a new DAC AMP, you might want to wait for it too. Apparently it has both USB input and optical input section I believe. Soon it will be available I guess.

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The PB2 kinda has my name written all over it... 

Me too brother.  I have been trying to pin iBasso down to a specific available-by date, but they are vague and keep saying `a couple of weeks`.  They wrote that they are having trouble with the battery provider and can`t assemble.  I`m heading off traveling soon and NEED it before I go, so I`m thinking about getting it from Alibaba, but iBasso themselves said they don`t recommend the site... I`ve already got a hirose cable on order for my Shures....

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Try wsz0304. (Shenzhen Audio Store). I have found them to be reliable, and they often have stock.
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Try wsz0304. (Shenzhen Audio Store). I have found them to be reliable, and they often have stock.

Thanks.  In fact, that is the site I have been looking at.  I just pm`d her.

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The DAC would be for laptop use, I'm trying to improve listening on the move (hence DX50 and Galaxy S4) and when away in hotels (hence laptop) so I'd like a single item to do both - it may just not be possible though...

Do you travel for work a lot? Living life through hotel rooms fascinates me for some reason.

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The FiiO E11 should pair well with the DX50. Sound-wise, and size-wise. 

 

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With all respect, E11 is far from being that perfect amp. Extremely colorful and budget level amp is E11. The thread is looking for the best contender apparently, I wouldn't recommend it to someone. E12 on the other hand is a killer for its price but still it is not a TOTL amp either, but a great portable amp also it is not colored like E11.

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