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Great alternative to V-MODA Metallo case for VERZA

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Pros: Perfect fit, magnetic closure, easy install

Cons: No Torx 6 driver bundled, coating and finish needs work

Simple sealed ziplock packaging.   Content: card, instruction, tweezer, bag, case, and protective stickers (2 sets).   Case open to about 100 degrees.  The magnetic closure is pretty strong.   Simple instructions for the stickers.   Stickers applied.   Since the iPod Touch 5th Gen is thinner than the iPhone 5, there is a large gap inside and need further backing support.   My extra pack of VentureCraft Gorilla Grip (not included, $11)   I cut one piece into four and applied to the four corners.   You will need a Torx 6 size driver for the screws, and the screws are not tight at all and...
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Great design and phone integration.

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Pros: Good power, supports both iOS, Android, and PC.

Cons: Cost, no analog input, supressed by the new VentureCraft SounDroid Typhoon.

Box of VAMP and VERZA   Open box   QuiqCard removed   Content   VERZA in pearl white and metallic orange   Back of QuiqCard for settings   Over all the VERZA is slightly bigger than the VAMP but only about 3/5 as thick. The gray "X" part is of semi-soft plastic like the black part from the VAMP.   Ok I charged my VERZA and here is my first test drive of it with my iPod Touch 5th Gen with the M-100. All I have to say is WOW, if the iPhone 4/4S with VAMP was great, than this new VERZA just takes the M-100 to a whole new level. Listening to AKB48's "1830m" with the VERZA at 1/3 volume gives a much stronger...
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Great mid level digital amp, but weak analog amp.

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Pros: Great value for a medium level portable amp with asynchronous USB support.

Cons: (Weaker than usual analog amp even the spec said otherwise.) - Ignore, it was my F807's fault not the PHA-1

Update: it turns out to be my F807 having a rather weak line out and not the fault of the PHA-1.  Therefore please ignore my comments about the gain issue and I am bumping up my rating from 3 to 4.   Ok here is my take on the Sony PHA-1 along with their F806 Walkman and the Sennheiser Momentum, and to be honest, I think some of you may not like it…   Here is a bit of background, the PHA-1 is MSRP at $600, but I paid for mine at $400 from Amazon, and this is my baseline on judging its value. However, most of you should able to find it for around $350 if shop around.   My bottom line for this little wonder is that it does a good job as a DAC with good...
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