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post #1381 of 2112
My current setup
iPhone 4 Line out via L9 > C5
Will there be noticeable difference with a DAP like some of the Fiio/iBasso?
post #1382 of 2112

I just wanted to point out that for those of you who think the blue bands are a weird choice, the champaign color is a light brown and in the fashion world brown and blue go together :cool: 

post #1383 of 2112
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Originally Posted by Jmop View Post
 

I just wanted to point out that for those of you who think the blue bands are a weird choice, the champaign color is a light brown and in the fashion world brown and blue go together :cool: 

I guess you're totally right ;)

 

post #1384 of 2112

LOL blue steel baby!

post #1385 of 2112

I even noticed that using the blue bands provided a 5% ''very real placebo upgrade'' in sound quality :D

post #1386 of 2112

Aha! So that's why they chose blue. If they chose something like red than you would be distracted from the sound because of the chewing.

post #1387 of 2112

The blue & gold expand the sound-stage and take the edge off the treble.

post #1388 of 2112
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Originally Posted by maheeinfy View Post

My current setup
iPhone 4 Line out via L9 > C5
Will there be noticeable difference with a DAP like some of the Fiio/iBasso?

Very much. Thus the steep prices for these audio players.

post #1389 of 2112
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Originally Posted by maheeinfy View Post

My current setup
iPhone 4 Line out via L9 > C5
Will there be noticeable difference with a DAP like some of the Fiio/iBasso?
I don't think so. IPhones usually measure quite well from the line out so you might not hear much improvement from a sound quality perspective.

The main reasons to get a dedicated DAP I'm this this situation are practical - battery life, more storage and so on.
post #1390 of 2112
Does this produce hiss with very sensitive IEMs?
post #1391 of 2112
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Originally Posted by hucifer View Post


I don't think so. IPhones usually measure quite well from the line out so you might not hear much improvement from a sound quality perspective.

The main reasons to get a dedicated DAP I'm this this situation are practical - battery life, more storage and so on.

One of the weakness of DAP is the UI, iphone or ipod nano users usually hate the DAP UI.

post #1392 of 2112
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Originally Posted by maheeinfy View Post

My current setup
iPhone 4 Line out via L9 > C5
Will there be noticeable difference with a DAP like some of the Fiio/iBasso?


Grab the new HRT idSp DAC if it works with 4....kickstarter or somewhere...try it before you dump $250+ on a DAP !


Edited by Lohb - 3/22/15 at 6:50am
post #1393 of 2112
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Originally Posted by maheeinfy View Post

My current setup
iPhone 4 Line out via L9 > C5
Will there be noticeable difference with a DAP like some of the Fiio/iBasso?

You can get the Kaisertone app for your Iphone.  It plays Flac files and has 31 band eq to mess with.  Or you can install the BBE app that sounds really nice too. 

post #1394 of 2112
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Originally Posted by skingg View Post
 

Thomas did start a thread on the C5DAC a couple days back but he seems to have temporarily removed it.

Yes, because it doesn't meet the requirements. I will abide by the rules.

post #1395 of 2112

So I ordered new op amps for this amp and made it sound fantastic - very smooth, detailed highs, tight bass with good quantity, and a bit of liquid 3d sound. I am using 2 ADA4637-1BRZ op amps and they sound fantastic.  The ad8597 and the original TI OPA ones were a no go for my ears.

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