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Looks a lot like the one I grew up with. bigsmile_face.gif
It's an old one but it sure is good!
post #47 of 91
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I found this eq good for the PSB without an amp until I get one. Based off the rock eq with less reduction of the mids.
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I just wanted to say that I've been loving my Venturecraft GD-03 with my PSB M4U 1 - it does boost the bass a little bit compared to an unamped iphone headphone out.

 

I know you're using an iPhone 5 and the GD-03 is made for an iPhone 3... but there are ways to make it work (lightning to 30-pin adapter and a couple of rubber bands should do the trick).  It makes for an "not so good looking" solution, but it does give you a pretty decent amp for 15$ (right now on amazon.com).

 

I don't know if you have an ipod touch around... but I was using the PSBs with my iPhone 4 before getting the GD-03... and have since moved to a itouch 4 + GD-03 (with a little bit of foam, the touch fits perfectly, since the dimension are pretty close to the iphone 3 but the touch is slimmer).

 

Just throwing this out there.

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I just wanted to say that I've been loving my Venturecraft GD-03 with my PSB M4U 1 - it does boost the bass a little bit compared to an unamped iphone headphone out.

I know you're using an iPhone 5 and the GD-03 is made for an iPhone 3... but there are ways to make it work (lightning to 30-pin adapter and a couple of rubber bands should do the trick).  It makes for an "not so good looking" solution, but it does give you a pretty decent amp for 15$ (right now on amazon.com).

I don't know if you have an ipod touch around... but I was using the PSBs with my iPhone 4 before getting the GD-03... and have since moved to a itouch 4 + GD-03 (with a little bit of foam, the touch fits perfectly, since the dimension are pretty close to the iphone 3 but the touch is slimmer).

Just throwing this out there.
Interesting. Is it really much of an improvement though? I do have an old iPod touch 2nd gen that I could use.
post #50 of 91

Well... all these things are pretty subjective... :)  so how much of a difference the GD-03 made is a bit hard to explain.  However, I had the same feeling as you when I first heard the PSBs.

 

They sounded great, but were lacking just a little bit of bass.

The GD-03 brought the PSBs just where I wanted them to be.

 

My tests for this was with Lady Gaga Applause and Daft Punk Lose Yourself to Dance.

The bass with the GD-03 was definitely punchier and a tad "louder"... but it didn't affect the mids - they are still extremely clear (and that's what I like so much with my PSBs).

 

We're also talking about a 15$ amp (even if it was originally priced at 199$)... so you get what you pay for - but still, with the GD-03, I stopped looking for something else in that price range :)   (and convinced myself I could very well wait to get enough money for a major step up (to get one of the MFI DAC/AMP)).

 

I even ordered a second GD-03... just in case the first one broke on me and I couldn't find a replacement when that would happen :)

post #51 of 91
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Yes, I understand it won't work wonders, but the bass increase is somewhat substantial? I like to listen to rock, so a slightly stronger deep end really makes the rock roll. What you're describing sounds pretty good, and I may pick one up since I have about $10 amazon credit.
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Yep - the bass increase is substantial with the GD-03.

post #53 of 91
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Alright, I think I'll try this out. The headphone jack does look a bit recessed though. Does the PSB angled plug still make it into the jack, or should I use a different straight cable?
post #54 of 91

It is a bit recessed - but I'm using the PSB cable with no problem... I'm using the one without the "remote and mic" because they don't work through the amp anyway.

There is still a small space (very small, but still) between the connector and the amp... so the plug is fully inserted and there is no strain on it.

 

I kinda feel like I'm pressuring you into buying it  :)

It's really not my intent... but I love how this sound and I'm pretty sure you will too.

 

Report back when you get it :)

post #55 of 91
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Right, and I'm willing to try it since I do have some amazon credit that just about covers it. Have you tried the fiio e6 for comparison?
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Nope - never tried a fiio (any fiio)
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The E07K, which I believe uses the same amp as E6. It adds warm and dark to the music in comparison to my iPhone headphone jack. This pairing should benefit the more neutral sound of PSB M4U1 given that you need more bass and warm for rock music? IMO 

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The E07K, which I believe uses the same amp as E6. It adds warm and dark to the music in comparison to my iPhone headphone jack. This pairing should benefit the more neutral sound of PSB M4U1 given that you need more bass and warm for rock music? IMO 
Not necessarily warmth, but just deep bass. The clarity sounds great with rock, but drum kicks and bass guitars, for example need a little more impact. (Depth for the bass guitar). The PSB are quite capable, I'm sure. I'm not sure that the e6 bypasses the iphone amp even with the LOD. Music played from my phone headphone jack, amped by my home stereo with my PSB in sounded alright, but nowhere near as good as music from comcast's music choice channels. The mids and treble are always recessed when I play my phone through the stereo. I ordered the GD3. I think it bypassing the ipod amp itself will be an improvement in itself.
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Not necessarily warmth, but just deep bass. The clarity sounds great with rock, but drum kicks and bass guitars, for example need a little more impact. (Depth for the bass guitar). The PSB are quite capable, I'm sure. I'm not sure that the e6 bypasses the iphone amp even with the LOD. Music played from my phone headphone jack, amped by my home stereo with my PSB in sounded alright, but nowhere near as good as music from comcast's music choice channels. The mids and treble are always recessed when I play my phone through the stereo. I ordered the GD3. I think it bypassing the ipod amp itself will be an improvement in itself.

You can always boost the bass with the E6 EQ or your own EQ. 

 Using an LOD for your iPhone/iPod/iPad does bypass the amp section but not the DAC. The reason why you hear roll off at both end with iPhone to your stereo is because, iPhone's DAC have roll off at both ends :) 

post #60 of 91
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Yeah, the dac is still decent, but of course it could be better. I've only noticed it sounding weird when it's hooked up to my car by usb. Paired with a pretty basic stock speaker system, there's some things you can't eq away. I might experiment with that godap and use it as a preamp into my stereo and see if there's a noticeable difference. I wasn't bypassing my amp when playing through the stereo. I'm just going with the godap for now since it would be cost probiotics at the moment to get a lightning to 30 pin and a LOD at the moment. I'll just use my old ipod.
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