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post #1636 of 7658
Some good portable amps such as the new Fiio E11k can be found for $59 , that's a very good choice for starters. Refering to the review of twister6 , it can makes the X1 sound closer to the high end X5
post #1637 of 7658
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Originally Posted by Hungryhoss View Post

Why are you people sticking other devices onto the X1? I thought it was supposed to work on its own? How strange.

Because they would be bored if they didn't.
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Is it to make things louder?

Yes.
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Originally Posted by francopro View Post

An amp doesn't just add more power to a dap, it also add a couple of effects to the sound such as more details, clarity, bass and a wider soundstage.

No, it does not. A good amp is fully transparent, it doesn't add anything - unless it has specific functions to alter the source, like a bass boost or crossfeed function.
Edited by skamp - 8/24/14 at 1:47pm
post #1638 of 7658
How can you say fully transparent?
post #1639 of 7658
Kind of true... A good amplifier pairing will help complement both the DAC and the headphone in order to receive the desired sound effect. People will show preferences for different amps in order to accomplish tasks like taming the treble or helping boost the bass. A good amplifier will also help add definition and increase such things like soundstage.
post #1640 of 7658
To the best of my knowledge there are no "fully transparent" portable amps. The O2 doesn't count as it's at least twice the size of this X1.
post #1641 of 7658
I'm waiting for the day someone straps the X1 to a Chord Hugo.
post #1642 of 7658
The O2 isn't as special as you think. It's just a good amp. There are other good amps.
post #1643 of 7658
I think skamp is trying to get banned !
post #1644 of 7658
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I think skamp is trying to get banned !

And what is my ban-able offense?
post #1645 of 7658
You are understating the use of an amp on head fi !
post #1646 of 7658
Either way, we're getting off topic.
post #1647 of 7658
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Originally Posted by Saoshyant View Post

I'm waiting for the day someone straps the X1 to a Chord Hugo.

+1
post #1648 of 7658
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Originally Posted by skamp View Post

The O2 isn't as special as you think. It's just a good amp. There are other good amps.

I didn't say the O2 is special. What I said was that it's "fully transparent" but not truly portable.

Anyway, surely the point of the X1 is that it's portable and relatively cheap? Not many people are going to be pairing it with LCD's, surely? As long as it can drive my M-100's I'll be happy to buy one. And I'm sure it can because my lowly Sansa Clip+ does.
post #1649 of 7658
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Originally Posted by Hungryhoss View Post
 

 

But I don't have a lake, nor a deck (whatever that is).  While I can't be sure, I suspect most people don't.

 

I walk to work and I get buses and trains. And my smartphone sits in my pocket on its own, with easy to drive earphones plugged into it keeping me perfectly happy,

 

I look at these photos of multiple devices with giant headphones plugged into them and I wonder where we went wrong as a species. Maybe I need a lake?

 

Or maybe you need to explain what exactly are you looking for since you just join this forum and made a dozen of posts challenging other head-fiers about X1 and strap-on amps? ;)

 

Perhaps X1 is not for you.  If you are happy with your smartphone in your pocket and already have earphones that satisfy you, what is a point of trolling, I mean, asking all these questions? :p 

 

Otherwise, "welcome to head-fi, sorry about your wallet" :D

post #1650 of 7658
Hungryhoss has been trolling other threads as well. And she doesn't know what a deck is? Weird.
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