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Hey guys, I recently bought the IE80s and found out when I use it on my phone it has annoying hiss noise, did some research, it seems smart phones have cheap DAC something, so what's your guys' opinions on a good source? I'm looking at iPod classic for now, is it good with IE80? Thank you.

post #2 of 11

It could be the DAC in the phone or the output impedance of the amp section.

 

Do some research on the phone you have and report the output impedance here so we can help further.

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Hey guys, I recently bought the IE80s and found out when I use it on my phone it has annoying hiss noise, did some research, it seems smart phones have cheap DAC something, so what's your guys' opinions on a good source? I'm looking at iPod classic for now, is it good with IE80? Thank you.

 

Check out the Sandisk Sansa Clip Zip and Clip Sport.

Might also post these kind of questions on the website anythingbutipod.

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It could be the DAC in the phone or the output impedance of the amp section.

Do some research on the phone you have and report the output impedance here so we can help further.
I got Samsung galaxy note 3, it appears Samsung devices have some hissing issues, because when I use ie80 on my laptop it's fine, thanks for the informations.
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Check out the Sandisk Sansa Clip Zip and Clip Sport.
Might also post these kind of questions on the website anythingbutipod.
Thank you for the suggestions, I'll take a look at those.
post #6 of 11
The Note 3 is not likely to have a problem with most IEMs. 16 ohm, 125db sensitivity IEMs like yours could be a problem on many devices since those are very low impedance and extremely high sensitivity.
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Thank you for the suggestions, I'll take a look at those.

 

Guess I should say that I found my Clip Zip a little hard to read with my 49 year old eyes, so I bought a used Sony E465 (8GB) off eBay.

Sound quality is roughly the same, but the E465 has a larger screen.

Guess the only negative is that the Sony E series does not have a memory expansion slot.

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The Note 3 is not likely to have a problem with most IEMs. 16 ohm, 125db sensitivity IEMs like yours could be a problem on many devices since those are very low impedance and extremely high sensitivity.

Oh god, so iPod Classic will have similar result as well? I have looked some other sources, too bad Sandisk Clip Zip is not released in Australia and I don't think they are going to do it in the near future, however, I found that FiiO x3 has some great reviews, I never heard of this company before and did some research on it, looks like it's an audio company from China, do you think x3 will do for ie80? Thank you.

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Guess I should say that I found my Clip Zip a little hard to read with my 49 year old eyes, so I bought a used Sony E465 (8GB) off eBay.

Sound quality is roughly the same, but the E465 has a larger screen.

Guess the only negative is that the Sony E series does not have a memory expansion slot.

Turns out Sandisk Clip Zip is not even released in Australia, and it seems Sony's Walkman E-series devices don't support flac, I'll have a look at the others, thanks for the infos.

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Oh god, so iPod Classic will have similar result as well? I have looked some other sources, too bad Sandisk Clip Zip is not released in Australia and I don't think they are going to do it in the near future, however, I found that FiiO x3 has some great reviews, I never heard of this company before and did some research on it, looks like it's an audio company from China, do you think x3 will do for ie80? Thank you.

I'm not an Apple person. I have no idea if the iPod is a problem or not. The point is that you should research your DAP choices for hoe they handle very high sensitivity 16 ohm headphones.
post #11 of 11

The output impedance on most Apple audio devices is quite low ( typically < 5 Ohms ).  It might be a good idea to try your IEMs out on someone's iPod or iPhone just to make sure there is no hiss.

 

In the end it may be time for an external amp or different portable IEM.

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