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post #571 of 2304
Try playing a file from stock player then connect GO450 and play from UAPP.

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post #572 of 2304
Does not work with S4 :-(
post #573 of 2304
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Originally Posted by zolom View Post

Does not work with S4 :-(
An updated firmware is a few weeks away apparently that should help with power draw and Android compatibility.

And if people want to use a real man's tablet like a Surface Pro or even an Asus T100, there are no issues with playback at all.
post #574 of 2304
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An updated firmware is a few weeks away apparently that should help with power draw and Android compatibility.

And if people want to use a real man's tablet like a Surface Pro or even an Asus T100, there are no issues with playback at all.


How is the tablet battery life, whacked pretty hard or negligible difference?

post #575 of 2304
Was thinking of a Surface Pro but it has no LTE/4G connectivity.

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post #576 of 2304

Is it the general impression that the Geek are slightly on the bright side?  I get the impression that the sound is a little U shaped.

I'm concerned that the Geek 450 or even the Wave will be bright with the JH13pro (which can get edgy).

post #577 of 2304
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Originally Posted by sling5s View Post

Is it the general impression that the Geek are slightly on the bright side?  I get the impression that the sound is a little U shaped.
I'm concerned that the Geek 450 or even the Wave will be bright with the JH13pro (which can get edgy).

I would not say so. They do present detail very clearly, but i have connected to my Onkyo AVR (neutral) in Pure Audio mode, to a pair of Ascend Acoustics Sierra-2 (neutral). And I don't feel any range accentuated over another at all. All well balanced and clear. :-)
post #578 of 2304
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Originally Posted by MikeyFresh View Post
 


How is the tablet battery life, whacked pretty hard or negligible difference?

Sorry, haven't done a real battery run down test as I am normally near an outlet.  The Asus is more of a direct competitor with an Ipad so I will try to do some tests with that.  

post #579 of 2304
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Originally Posted by sling5s View Post
 

Is it the general impression that the Geek are slightly on the bright side?  I get the impression that the sound is a little U shaped.

I'm concerned that the Geek 450 or even the Wave will be bright with the JH13pro (which can get edgy).

I thought so at first, but after several straight days of playing, it has balanced out pretty well.  It is very clean and clear, but I wouldn't say bright.

post #580 of 2304

thank you

post #581 of 2304

Any impressions of the GO with the NAD HP50's, compared to say the sound card on a MBA?  Thank you!

post #582 of 2304
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Originally Posted by rickhawk22 View Post
 

Any impressions of the GO with the NAD HP50's, compared to say the sound card on a MBA?  Thank you!

 

listened to HP50, GO450 via Macbook Pro retina and Audirvana+ for hours at work yesterday, it's a supremely good match!

Audirvana+ volume was anywhere between 10a--> 1pm on the dial.  

GO450 has enough power for the HP50,  at max volume 0db (barely tolerable for 2 seconds) the HP50 actually shook my jaw on a bass thump.  wow.

HP50 doesn't need much amp, but GO450 also doesn't feel "overly powerful" as I have a lot of usable variance with the A+ volume knob.

(glad I didn't get GO1000 for this reason)

 

the detail and soundstage are amazing with GO450.   slightly more resolving, and slightly wider soundstage than the iDSD nano.

bass?  hm, need to go back and compare.

 

suspected the GO450 is higher powered than iDSD nano, yet with Audirvana controlling GO450 volume, avg listening levels were around -37db. (noon on Audirvana dial)

HP50 with iDSD nano, analog volume dial rarely goes past 11am (noon too loud) for regular listening.

not a good comparison I know, since the db level is unknown when iDSD nano is controlling volume.

 

however since the GO is so new, I didn't want to unplug it just yet for back-n-forth headphone jack compares.

will try that next week.

post #583 of 2304
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Originally Posted by jexby View Post
 

 

listened to HP50, GO450 via Macbook Pro retina and Audirvana+ for hours at work yesterday, it's a supremely good match!

Audirvana+ volume was anywhere between 10a--> 1pm on the dial.  

GO450 has enough power for the HP50,  at max volume 0db (barely tolerable for 2 seconds) the HP50 actually shook my jaw on a bass thump.  wow.

HP50 doesn't need much amp, but GO450 also doesn't feel "overly powerful" as I have a lot of usable variance with the A+ volume knob.

(glad I didn't get GO1000 for this reason)

 

the detail and soundstage are amazing with GO450.   slightly more resolving, and slightly wider soundstage than the iDSD nano.

bass?  hm, need to go back and compare.

 

suspected the GO450 is higher powered than iDSD nano, yet with Audirvana controlling GO450 volume, avg listening levels were around -37db. (noon on Audirvana dial)

HP50 with iDSD nano, analog volume dial rarely goes past 11am (noon too loud) for regular listening.

not a good comparison I know, since the db level is unknown when iDSD nano is controlling volume.

 

however since the GO is so new, I didn't want to unplug it just yet for back-n-forth headphone jack compares.

will try that next week.

 

Have you tried comparing only the DAC portions of the iDSD nano and the GO450? Maybe to your Vali amp? If so, may I ask for your impressions? Thank you!!

post #584 of 2304
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Originally Posted by jexby View Post

 

the detail and soundstage are amazing with GO450.   slightly more resolving, and slightly wider soundstage than the iDSD nano.

bass?  hm, need to go back and compare.

Hi Jexby, can you kindly post a comparison of the GO and the iDSD nano? Especially their abilities with DSD? Would much appreciate it.

post #585 of 2304
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Originally Posted by jexby View Post
 

 

listened to HP50, GO450 via Macbook Pro retina and Audirvana+ for hours at work yesterday, it's a supremely good match!

Audirvana+ volume was anywhere between 10a--> 1pm on the dial.

GO450 has enough power for the HP50,  at max volume 0db (barely tolerable for 2 seconds) the HP50 actually shook my jaw on a bass thump.  wow.

HP50 doesn't need much amp, but GO450 also doesn't feel "overly powerful" as I have a lot of usable variance with the A+ volume knob.

(glad I didn't get GO1000 for this reason)

 

the detail and soundstage are amazing with GO450.   slightly more resolving, and slightly wider soundstage than the iDSD nano.

bass?  hm, need to go back and compare.

 

suspected the GO450 is higher powered than iDSD nano, yet with Audirvana controlling GO450 volume, avg listening levels were around -37db. (noon on Audirvana dial)

HP50 with iDSD nano, analog volume dial rarely goes past 11am (noon too loud) for regular listening.

not a good comparison I know, since the db level is unknown when iDSD nano is controlling volume.

 

however since the GO is so new, I didn't want to unplug it just yet for back-n-forth headphone jack compares.

will try that next week.

Excellent, thanks for your input.  The MBA sound card is pretty weak on some HD audio files that have been ripped to FLAC, so was hoping for more headroom to use on a DAP. Also was hoping for a little better soundstage and detail.  Sounds like I may have to get a GO, ahead of getting my Pono clear in december.

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