Originally Posted by bigfullz
Well, this thread hasn't seen much action lately, but the c5 is gettin some love!
I am considering this w/ iphone5 (eventually 6) b/c i would like a concise, portable solution to upgrade "the chain". I wish I could demo this against beyerdynamic a200p, vamp verza, and other iDevice friendly dac/amps... but hey, this is HeadFi, I wanna hear from current owners!! Here's hoping to spark some life in this thread 🍻
It'll beat the a200p in sound, by a huge margin, and for the short while I had it and verza at the same time, it honestly sounded just as good. (Maybe a little better O_o) However, the verza has a bass boost mode, a 3D mode, which I find interesting, but not particularly useful. It also acts as a battery pack and is functional with a PC
Note: Hi & Lo gains & Bass Boost function don't work while using the verza as a usb amp. The exterior also has a nasty habit of peeling, so your verza may look worse overtime. That said, it can be found "new" on eBay for $280-350.
So as for the Beyer A200p, although it may have the worst SQ of the bunch, it's the smallest and provides use as an usb and iphone dac/amp.
Note: I'm not totally sure the Dac Function of the A200P works with iphone5+.
Now, with the C6, It's not as good as I was initially lead to believe. It does drain your phone battery, slowly, nothing terrible, but you'll notice it if you're using it for a couple hours. It also, in no way can be used with android phones or PCs. The noise floor is louder than that of the Verza/A200p, and lastly cellular and wifi signals could interfere, as stated earlier in this thread, and causes crackles and pops. Easiest way to fix this is by putting your device in airplane mode.Edited by Hapster - 8/26/14 at 4:43am