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post #31 of 128

SWITCH THE ICAN ON , then PLUG YOUR HEADPHONE IN QUICKLY .

post #32 of 128
Thank you for your help. That method of use did eliminate the "pop". I have always made my connections first before powering up a device.
post #33 of 128

hahaha ! i was afraid it might damage my headphones , so i figured it out . this is considered a small pop already , some other amps have even louder pops and some even give off loud static noises when you plug them in after the amp is on . 

post #34 of 128
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Originally Posted by potatoe94 View Post
 

hahaha ! i was afraid it might damage my headphones , so i figured it out . this is considered a small pop already , some other amps have even louder pops and some even give off loud static noises when you plug them in after the amp is on . 

I received an email from iFi tech support with the same suggestion you made to turn on the amp before plugging in the headphones.  They went on to say "There is no mute circuit, so best to turn on and then insert your headphones.".  

post #35 of 128
Thread Starter 
Heyy! For those of us that have tried or owned the ican nano, perhaps we could try to post some more detailed comparisons and impressions and stuff? smily_headphones1.gif Then at least we could try to benefit some of the other members around who are thinking of purchasing this amp! smily_headphones1.gif
post #36 of 128

I received mine yesterday along with the idsd nano!!!

So far I like very much what I am hearing from this little combo driving the DT770AE

I think it can support cans much better than mine...

 

 

And here is the big question:

What are the best cans you listened through the "i"s????

post #37 of 128
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Originally Posted by DomieMic65 View Post

I received mine yesterday along with the idsd nano!!!
So far I like very much what I am hearing from this little combo driving the DT770AE
I think it can support cans much better than mine...


And here is the big question:
What are the best cans you listened through the "i"s????
idsd nano > itube > ican nano > T90 .
post #38 of 128
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Originally Posted by potatoe94 View Post


idsd nano > itube > ican nano > T90 .

you 've got a very nice soup there man!!!!!!!!! :) :) 

post #39 of 128

hello guys

 

I am wondering if I would benefiting from adding the ifi dsd nano to my gear ( fiio x3 + ifi ican nano )

 

what would I benefit

 

I want to use it with my Mad dog pro headphones, and also in my car 

 

I have in my car a dsp with optical input 

post #40 of 128
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Originally Posted by hykhleif View Post

hello guys

I am wondering if I would benefiting from adding the ifi dsd nano to my gear ( fiio x3 + ifi ican nano )

what would I benefit

I want to use it with my Mad dog pro headphones, and also in my car 

I have in my car a dsp with optical input 
unless you have a noisy source , like a computer or laptop . Because the idsd is capable of reducing noise . And capable of playing high end music files . Detail retrieval is good . Depends , but i have found the benefit from the iDSD is the most subtle . The ican makes a jaw dropping improvement to the music , followed by my itube , then the idsd nano .
post #41 of 128
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by hykhleif View Post

hello guys

I am wondering if I would benefiting from adding the ifi dsd nano to my gear ( fiio x3 + ifi ican nano )

what would I benefit

I want to use it with my Mad dog pro headphones, and also in my car 

I have in my car a dsp with optical input 

I think there is simply no point in getting the idsd nano for you. Firstly, you have a decent DAP which would provide you with a decent DAC to start with. Next, the idsd nano would not give more power for the mad dogs by adding it in the chain. Thirdly, while it may give you a slight improvement, you definitely do not want to carry around a three piece bundle when on the go, since the idsd nano requires a digital source still. And then the biggest problem comes here, in that the fiio x3 cannot output a digital usb signal to the idsd nano which is the only form of input it takes. Thus if you were to use the idsd nano you would probably have to use it with either an android or apple phone and your x3 will not be of much use.

Next, for your car use, the fiio x3 can do coaxial out too. Thus both would technically give roughly the same digital output to the car's DAC, in which case you are spending money on the idsd nano simply to feed the digital signal from your phone perhaps to the car stereo, completely bypassing the amp and dac within, when you could have just used the x3. In short, the idsd would do nothing smily_headphones1.gif
post #42 of 128
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Originally Posted by hykhleif View Post
 

hello guys

 

I am wondering if I would benefiting from adding the ifi dsd nano to my gear ( fiio x3 + ifi ican nano )

 

what would I benefit

 

I want to use it with my Mad dog pro headphones, and also in my car 

 

I have in my car a dsp with optical input 

 

Actually FiiO X3 doesn't work with nano iDSD, so there is no point in getting one. iDSD also doesn't do optical at all, so it won't work with your car.

post #43 of 128
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Originally Posted by ClieOS View Post
 

 

Actually FiiO X3 doesn't work with nano iDSD, so there is no point in getting one. iDSD also doesn't do optical at all, so it won't work with your car.

why wouldn't it work with fiio x3 

post #44 of 128
Thread Starter 
It only takes usb audio input. The x3 is not capable of usb audio output.
post #45 of 128

I was wondering then which will be give a better sound quality from the options below

 

1- Fiio x3 + ifi ican nano

 

2- iphone 5s + ifi dsd nano

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