Best Smartphone for audiophile Part II (Updated: Jan 2020)
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Thank you for these man, any recommendation for dac because I want it to drive with full size headphone hifiman he400, any brand in particular what I'm thinking is Q5 dac? Or I should get the btr 3 or btr 5?

Ifi hip dac.
 
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Guys anyone here has LG v50 who could make some useful video about Ess DAC and compatibility?

what do you wanna know in particular? it is compatible to use with most famous app like UAPP, neutron and all streaming apps.
 
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Mar 31, 2020 at 12:40 AM Post #3,230 of 4,535

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meanwhile we on this subject. for sound wise i dont think shanling m2x vs note 10 + dac going to be any different to be honest, but if you guys have to choose between m2x vs sony nwa55 what you guys pick ?? because even thought using the phone is more portable but the battery drainage I cant handle. and i like to hear something in long session . any recommendation for headphone under 100$
 
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thanks, rep


+1 for the vanilla Q5 too. The Q5s added better BT codecs, but otherwise is essentially the same. And with either you have the option of swapping out the amp module. I have the AM3A driving my 250 ohm dt 1770 pro's effortlessly off of the balanced connection, at low gain, so plenty of headroom. They aren't balanced from stock, but the am5 module will also easily drive them in standard form.
 
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Ifi hip dac.

I did just look at this little beast. The specs are indeed impressive and it's actually pretty potent. (same power as the AM3A module!) I'd definitely consider it if i didn't already have a Q5. But I'd also consider the XDUOO xd-05 plus. That thing will power ANY headphone, and is very reasonably priced...
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what do you wanna know in particular? it is compatible to use with most famous app like UAPP, neutron and all streaming apps.
So all run smooth no hiccup,glad to hear that.
So there is no real competitors to LG v50
 
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So all run smooth no hiccup,glad to hear that.
So there is no real competitors to LG v50

Ibasso dc01 is its competitors lol.
 
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I did just look at this little beast. The specs are indeed impressive and it's actually pretty potent. (same power as the AM3A module!) I'd definitely consider it if i didn't already have a Q5. But I'd also consider the XDUOO xd-05 plus. That thing will power ANY headphone, and is very reasonably priced... 20200331_102417.jpg

Haha you cant say any headphone. Planar magnetics require more than this. :)

Note: I know it is quite good though it is too bulky.
 
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So all run smooth no hiccup,glad to hear that.
So there is no real competitors to LG v50
I also have the LG V50 and think it's fantastic. I've everything from semi sensitive IEM's to high impedance headphones. What shocked me is how well it powered the Drop 6xx, very well. The only thing it doesn't do well with is insensitive planars magnetics, like older Hifiman HE series (original 400), which comes as no surprise to me as it needs a desktop amp setup to perform.
I use UAPP/Tidal, no issues.
 
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Haha you cant say any headphone. Planar magnetics require more than this. :)

Note: I know it is quite good though it is too bulky.
Fair enough. But most headphones. Certainly those that you would use portably. It's as powerful as pretty much any other portable amp. And saying it's too bulky is a matter of opinion. It's no more bulky than a Mojo, and less so than an Ifi Black Label or Creative E5..
 
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I decided to pick up a sony wh1000xm2 because there's not a lot noise in my office right now because (the virus). but i have seen mixed review about the sennheiser 4.40BT and ath sr30bt which cost half of the sony. what you guys think ? I am pairing with samsung note 10 (poweramp app).
 
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I decided to pick up a sony wh1000xm2 because there's not a lot noise in my office right now because (the virus). but i have seen mixed review about the sennheiser 4.40BT and ath sr30bt which cost half of the sony. what you guys think ? I am pairing with samsung note 10 (poweramp app).

Sony is better among those.
 

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