portable-source-components
  1. DblTap

    Regarding frequency range in portable sources...

    Hello everyone, first post in your rather informative forums, and as such i don't think there could be a better place to ask my question!   If I did somehow miss a thread containing my question during my search, please point me in that direction, if not then this thread should be of some...
  2. RingingEars

    Pictures of Your Portable Rig (part XVI)

    It seems (part XV) was getting a little congested... So we'll start fresh...  
  3. AudioJunki3

    iPod classic 7th gen or ipod video 5, 5.5

    Hey everyone. So i ditched my Colorfly C3 and moved to the old iPods as they have space reliability and that much desired LOD. I have a 160GB 7th gen. And i love it except I hate the hard drive, I can hear it spinning, and i know their life isnt long. Also I have just bought an ipod video (5 or...
  4. xp9433

    A portable player that can output digital (from wav files) - but is not a phone .... ?

    Is there a portable player that can output 16/44.1 digital (from wav files stored on internal hard drive/SD Card) - but: 1. Is not a phone (like say the Galaxy S3) or tablet or Apple 2. Doesn't connect to the internet or handle email 3. Doesn't have GPS, navigation, video, camera, voice...
  5. Kerraine

    Daily Commuting With Your Gear ! (Pictures Please !)

    Hi guys and gals...   Just wondering how do you guys travel with your headphones and portable rigs while commuting. Especially more so for those traveling and using headphones with coiled cables.   By no means an elegant way of transport, here is how I go about with my Sony MDR-7505...
  6. Waynester

    iPhone 5 Audio Quality with headphones? is it better than the iPhone 4S?

    just thought i`d ask, very impressed with sound on my iPhone 4S and using my ultimate ears triple fi headphones was wondering if audio had improved, if that`s actually possible?   i have ordered a white 64 gig iPhone 5 2 days ago on Vodafone 
  7. homierocky

    What do you recommend for a portable Flac Player/amplifier combination?

    I don't know if this type of thread has ever been created, but I am interested in buying a high quality portable audio player that plays FLAC audio, as well as a high-end portable amplifier. I am currently using a 4th generation iPod Touch (64GB), paired with a Fiio e5 amplifier and Sony XB-1000...
  8. gmahler2u

    ALO's new portable DAC.

    does anyone know about New portable DAC "Pan am".   looks like it's coming out in Sept 5.  bit pricy...$699     THanks
  9. Artmuzz

    iPhone 4 versus 4S - which has better SQ

    I am thinking of buying a secondhand iPhone 4 but not sure whether to buy a 4 or 4S. I am buying mainly as a music making phone with apps like Nanostudio and as a replacement for my Sony A829. Is the SQ comparable to the Sony DAPs? I am looking for clear detailed SQ with good bass and good...
  10. Silver

    Does the latest iPod Classic sound similar to Clip+?

    I have kinda given my mother my Clip+ as I end up preferring my Galaxy Nexus with Poweramp EQ sound to the flat sound of Clip+. I am concerned that I will feel the same about iPod Classic. I have been strictly headphone out only as I prefer not to mess with LOD and amp as that would be another...
  11. Gooby

    Do you need an audiophile grade MP3 player when you already have an audiophile grade portable amp?

    I was looking at some MP3 players like the Colorfly C4, iBasso DX100, etc. and they look really nice and I kind of want to buy one. But I have an iPhone and was thinking if i needed to get one of those MP3 players if i had a "good" amp like a Fiio E17 or something. If i were to get one of those...
  12. headfirocks

    Best sounding portable source?

    Which is the best sounding portable regardless of price?  My research seems to indicate the iPod+CLAS?  I suppose adding the right DAC to that would improve things even further?
  13. elfary

    iPhone 4S & Galaxy S3: Measured performance (in decibels)

    As an owner of an iPhone 4S that just got an offer to swap it for a Galaxy S3 i took a little while to convert the accurate measurements taken by the helpful and skilled guys of Goldenears.net   This is just a thread meant for reference aimed to guys that take into account objective data...
  14. rappard

    So my Cowon iAUDIO 7 died....

    ....and I'm looking for a new player. Unfortunately I cannot find the discontinued iAUDIO 7 anywhere online - if anyone knows where to buy (even refurbished is fine) it I'm all ears. As for its replacement, here's what I'm looking for: Absolute requirements: - 8 GB or more - Flash-based...
  15. olear

    Clip+ sounds better than the Classic

    I've had a Clip+ for almost a year and just received a 7th generation iPod Classic. After listening to the Classic, the Clip+ has more detail and sounds more dynamic. I am surprised and disappointed.   Has anyone else experience the same?   Would the 4th generation Touch sound closer to...
  16. Alan2012

    Hifiman 601 vs 602

    Hi Everyone,   This is my first post here. I'm looking to buy a hifiman player. Can anyone tell me what is the difference between the hifiman 601 and 602 ? is the 602 worth the extra money ?   I already have a cowon J3 and I am looking for a better sounding player.
  17. Poetic

    Sansa Clip + vs Zune HD

    Im looking to upgrade my Zune HD to a better sound quality DAP, I was looking at the Sansa Clip +. Do you think this would  be a better sound quality upgrade? I don't care for anything fancy like a 1080p screen or camera or any of that rubish. Im going to be using the Sansa Clip + with the Fiio...
  18. firev1

    The Centrance HiFi M8 thread

    Hifi-M8 and LX overview by expatinjapan   This post is a general copy and paste from the Hifi-M8 impressions thread: http://www.head-fi.org/t/662881/centrance-hifi-m8-and-hifi-m8-lx-8-versions-incoming-impressions-and-appreciation-thread   *The impressions thread has reviews and an...
  19. Poetic

    A good DAP that sounds better than the Zune HD.

    Hey everyone im currently using my Zune HD, with my AKGq701, on the Fiio e9. But I realised i Need a much better source, than this Zune HD. I was looking at the Cowon j3 and the Cowon s9. Is there difference in Sound Quality or something? Also would this be a good source for my setup. If any of...
  20. AudioDwebe

    What portable players do wifi?

    Recently discovered MOG - very cool.    I've been using my phone, but am looking for something that's made for music playing that'll do wifi.  The only one that I'm aware of is iPod Touch.   Are there other players that have wifi capabilities?   Thanks.
  21. kskwerl

    [Solved] Help with high-end portable rig?

    Hey guys,   I'm looking for a high-end portable rig to use with my laptop as well, either USB or optical. Source could be an iPod or iBasso. Does such a rig exist? I'm cross eyed from trying to look back and forth between browser tabs trying to figure this out.    Any suggestions are...
  22. jms74

    Need android/ios media player

    Hi. I consider myself a kinda dormant amator audiophile that 20 years ago spent almost all my free time listening to musicand trying to make my home sound experience the better possible --that with a small bugjet, but I managed too -- and since some years ago I kinda went dormant because of...
  23. Xaborus

    Any Tablets/Phones/Mp3's work with ODAC?

    Are there any nubile devices that work with ODAC yet?
  24. Vladimir28

    Help pleas choosing earbuds + Smartphone ..

      first of all my apologize for creating a new thread asking about smartphones as a dac      I was researching  for a while .. and I have no doubt that galaxy S.  whit Supercurio woodoo  is a good choice ..^^    So I dont going to dwell on the same  if ¨ sams.galaxy S is good as a  DAC...
  25. stozzer123

    CK4 vs hm601 vs Rocoo D vs Colorful C3

    Opinions guys, take cost out and imagine they are all the same price point.   Also comparisons to a ipod w/ fiio e11 and cube c30 is appreciated.
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