Luxury & Precision (LP) Portable USB DAC/AMP W1 and W2 (1123 New FW Available, Update Info on Post #1)
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Since already have the silicone case and bought new earphones today I’m going hold off on new case for now. Waiting see how well magnet attach to devices first. I’m concerned about magnets not being strong enough to attach IPad phone that are in there own cases.
Been a expensive ride to get everything replaced / upgraded. Went from a iPhone 6 FiIo e11 and phonaks 232 mini to IPad Air, iPhone 12mini W2 along with the new Moondrop variations. i tend to buy good gear and keep it for years.
 
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Jul 3, 2021 at 1:05 AM Post #3,378 of 4,316

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YIN LU MEI released their new dongle S4 which features AK4497 DAC chip and 4.5Vrms SE / 9Vrms BAL output level.... as well as a cool $500 price tag.

Might be a serious contender vs. W2 for #1 dongle spot.

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1005002917634082.html
Interesting, and looks to be just as heavily built as all their other products! The Yin Lu Mei D200+ DAP and B2 DAC/AMP were both exceptionally well built and sounded great but boy did they feel like bricks of lead in one's hand... LOL! A buddy of mine still has his D200+ which I believe is now four or so years old and he really loves it. Cuz it is Class A and built rock solid... he is self-admitted clutz and it has somehow survived all the other DAPs he has owned since!
 
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this device seems to have even a volume dial.
Wondering if that one will be also a serious competition in terms of draining your phone's battery 😂
 
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I got sent a W2 leather case so that I can try and report here as an early customer. :) First off, the leather feels really really nice. Very high quality and offers outstanding protection, while having the right cutouts to allow W2 to function as usual.

Regarding the magnetic function, here are my findings.

I tested three scenarios: with my iPhone 12 Pro alone (which has built-in magnets on the back), iPhone 12 Pro + clear case from Apple, and the companion piece of metal from LP.

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With iPhone 12 Pro alone, I got a good adhesion. The W2 could be moving somewhat in the back (because the phone has more than one magnet). With iPhone 12 + clear case, the adhesion is much weaker. Cannot get a constant adhesion. Finally, with the companion piece of metal, the adhesion is SUPER strong. I basically need to apply decent forces to take the two apart.

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What is making me buy it is looks and magnet patent
 
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Jul 3, 2021 at 7:33 PM Post #3,390 of 4,316

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I got sent a W2 leather case so that I can try and report here as an early customer. :) First off, the leather feels really really nice. Very high quality and offers outstanding protection, while having the right cutouts to allow W2 to function as usual.

Regarding the magnetic function, here are my findings.

I tested three scenarios: with my iPhone 12 Pro alone (which has built-in magnets on the back), iPhone 12 Pro + clear case from Apple, and the companion piece of metal from LP.

37D19879-A04E-4C91-ADCC-53282E6ACA19.jpeg

With iPhone 12 Pro alone, I got a good adhesion. The W2 could be moving somewhat in the back (because the phone has more than one magnet). With iPhone 12 + clear case, the adhesion is much weaker. Cannot get a constant adhesion. Finally, with the companion piece of metal, the adhesion is SUPER strong. I basically need to apply decent forces to take the two apart.

C1EC6113-7F8A-4A76-AC1F-46319C9EEB1F.jpeg
Was the metal plate on the outside of the phone case or between the phone and phone case?
 

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