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post #31 of 367
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Originally Posted by MarcadoStalker7 View Post

Why people are using the wonderful iPod touch 5G with another external DAC/Amp?
Inmyopinion,thatdoesn'tmakesense, takingintoaccountthattheinternalDACisevenbetterthananyportableDAC,withalmostnothingofdistortionandcompletelyflat.

Butwell,I thinkthatifyouareusingsomethingexternalinstead oftheownTouchit isbetter to buy
somethingwithmorememoryastheiPodClassic,theresultwould bethesame,sincethesourcewould betheexternalAmp/DAC,notthedeviceitself.

I agree the Cirrus Logic DAC is wonderful but the built in amplifier cannot produce a balanced output so that is why I chose to add an amp to my portable rig.

Similarly, if you want to use the iPod with a hard to drive can like the HD800 in a portable setup you need the extra power of an external amp.

I have said before the only reason to upgrade beyond the iPod is to play hi resolution music or you want greater portable storage. I keep most of my music files on my computer so 64GB on a portable is plenty as I can change what is on my iPod at will and ALAC sounds great to my ears.
post #32 of 367
Head-Fi sucks:)
Edited by MarcadoStalker7 - 6/17/14 at 8:42pm
post #33 of 367
Do you know if there are great differences between iPod Touch 5G and iPod Classic 7G??
post #34 of 367

iPT5 has more clear and clean sound even clinical in a good way. iClassic has more musical and slightly deeper sound, also more 3D when comparing to iTouch5. All in all, but almost all depends of your headphones/iems.

post #35 of 367

I love the Touch just so I can watch 007 movies! Used to play one game called 'Archetype' and that's gone since they shut it down.

post #36 of 367

Wish they would bring out a bigger capacity touch since all HD bond movies come close to 100GB. And putting in some music atleast another 50GB at least, so I need a 160GB Touch, 200GB will be better.

 

Why am I talking to myself?

post #37 of 367
I just discovered a great application in the App Store. Tuneshell. Tuneshell allows you to
download straight from the Internet, play and store FLAC files on an iPod Touch. Now the only limitation is the 64GB.
post #38 of 367

Head-Fi sucks:)


Edited by MarcadoStalker7 - 6/17/14 at 8:41pm
post #39 of 367
I love the Touch 5g......slick user interface and sounds extremely good with my AUD-8x customers straight out of it.

Used for standard 16/44 files and also streaming Spotify and TuneIn Radio.

Personally I can't really hear the difference between HiRes files and standard ALAC so I don't really get the benefit of any of the new hi res players.....also the fact I can stream Spotify (which I am using more and more) is a major advantage.
post #40 of 367
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I love the Touch 5g......slick user interface and sounds extremely good with my AUD-8x customers straight out of it.

Used for standard 16/44 files and also streaming Spotify and TuneIn Radio.

Personally I can't really hear the difference between HiRes files and standard ALAC so I don't really get the benefit of any of the new hi res players.....also the fact I can stream Spotify (which I am using more and more) is a major advantage.

I agree. Considering 16/44 FLAC or ALAC cover all frequencies up to 22.05kHtz and human hearing only goes to 20kHtz as a teenager. I am 47 and my hearing dies at 15kHtz (too many concerts in my misspent youth). Hi-Rez is remastered for my dog.
post #41 of 367
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I agree. Considering 16/44 FLAC or ALAC cover all frequencies up to 22.05kHtz and human hearing only goes to 20kHtz as a teenager. I am 47 and my hearing dies at 15kHtz (too many concerts in my misspent youth). Hi-Rez is remastered for my dog.

 

 

Scooby Doo loves his tunes too, eh?

post #42 of 367
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Scooby Doo loves his tunes too, eh?

Hehe Truck. Seriously, why have a frequency response beyond human hearing? Is argument that one "hears" inaudible spacial cues? Is that like "if a tree falls in a forest does it make a sound?"
Edited by spook76 - 3/23/14 at 5:59pm
post #43 of 367
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Hehe Truck. Seriously, why have a frequency response beyond human hearing? Is argument is inaudible spacial cues? Is that like "if a tree falls in a forest does it make a sound?"

 

If a tree falls in the forest and nobody is there to hear it, does it make a sound?  No.  Sound is perceived noise, so if nobody is there to hear the noise caused by the tree falling, there is no sound.  But yes, it does create noise :p

post #44 of 367
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Hehe Truck. Seriously, why have a frequency response beyond human hearing? Is argument is inaudible spacial cues? Is that like "if a tree falls in a forest does it make a sound?"

 

The spatial cues is the explanation I heard as well. Some argue it "tightens" the audible waves. I don't have a clue.

 

All I know is CD quality thru a decent stereo system is all I need. If I can get that level on the go, that would be great. I'm not going to worry about hi-res.

post #45 of 367
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Wow, it's that good, eh? How about the amp; is it also the best?


I have tried desperately to protect my $120 investment in a Fiio E12 Mont Blanc amp to use to "help" my iPod Touch 5G drive my Grado PS 500 headphones.  But in fact, the amplifier makes not a hill of beans of difference... the sound is absolutely awesome from the line out (or from the Lightening to 30 pin to DAC to line out) connector... indistinguishable between with- and without-amp configurations.

 

And I SO wanted to hear an improvement with the amp... well, maybe with some other headphones (the Grado PS500s, at 32 ohms input impedance, are right within the space for which the iPod Touch 5G output was designed!)

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