My Portable Audiophile IPod Setup




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Bryan Ptacek: Would this rig sound good in your car?

asciilogic: Great setup. I have a similar setup. Thanks for sharing.

JMaldonado64: You calling an iPod "audiophile"?? Give me a break. The only way for you to hear true audiophile quality in a portable device is to use a USB DAC such as the Apogee Groove or Audioquest Dragonfly. Anything less than that is mediocre.

3than: So i have an ipod nano 7g i traded a 1g up for (they explode, look it up), and i also have a soundblaster e1 with my m50x's. I'm currently using the aux cable to amp, and I heard there's a dac in the adapter to 30pin. should i trade for a 5g and amp it or does it matter? I'd be perfectly fine with using one.

Jacky Le: Ipod had poor DAC can not use as hi-end music player

Anderson C: Where did you d/l the lossless music from? Are you using also a "lossless music program" version of iTunes app?

I have your iPod Video. :) Never tossed it or lost it. Never broke after having dropped it a few times. Didn't know it had a good DAC.

Garry Hyare: Why don't you get a digital audio player your not getting taking full advantage of your high res headphones and dac.. Your better of getting a dap and stacking with a dac if you want you don't hv to since daps already come with a built in dac it also depends what file/format your music is. Is it mp3/AAC or flac I would advise you too get a digital audio player regardless..

DrunkMouse2030: hey op what do u think about the shure215-cl with the ipod video 5.5 gen? I went a little ocd after seeing your video and bought 2 ipod video 5th gen from ebay. 1 is a 5th gen and the other is enhanced. I have been playing lossless, and aiff files through them and using IEM M6pro by Mee electronics. I keep getting a static noise from both headphone jacks when the ipod is on and they dont sound as good as I feel like they can. I just placed an order for the Shure215-CL in hopes of achieving audio quality bliss, HELP ME

Gerald Morrow: I have another addition to great sub $50 headphones.  I promise that I am just headphone enthusiast.  I am very impressed with BKHC studio Pro over the ear cans.  These are made in Brooklyn.  Match these with a decent headphone output and you will be pleasantly surprised.  Match these with these with a good headphone amp and Wow.

Gerald Morrow: I have another addition to great sub $50 headphones.  I promise that I am just headphone enthusiast.  I am very impressed with BKHC studio Pro over the ear cans.  These are made in Brooklyn.  Match these with a decent headphone output and you will be pleasantly surprised.  Match these with these with a good headphone amp and Wow.

davveist: The iPod does not play hi-res flac so HOW THE F can you call it audiophile?! Amateur. 

Dominic Lallande: Where do you get your Apple Lossless files?

Baz Jed: The lod cable bypasses the internal amp of the ipod.
So, you are listening via the dac of the ipod, through the amp.

atlantargh: Very clear explanations; I'm glad you pointed out the fact the gen 5 ipod has the better Wolfson DAC. Thanks for posting.

Jagdip Singh: Ipod classic 5th gen is one of the best music players around, it has wolfson dac, that thing can turn my note 4 and ipone 6 in to dust. put toghter with the fiio e17 a2. its a great audiophile player

Derrick Davis: You carry around $2000 headphones??? Lmao...NEVER would I EVER do that... I have a pair of Beyerdynamic DT 770's that im afraid to take with me to school... So I carry my Sennheiser hd 280's instead....

cm2881: Good video, now it's time to upgrade the iPod with mSATA technology, right now you can go up to 1TB.

Gary Overload: Why not get a Fiio X5? Apple's lossless is the worst of the lossless formats.

derbigpr500: +Wawaweewa Rice The reason why audiophiles like Apple products is because they're perfect for this usage. Their interfaces are incredibly intuitive, simple, quick and smooth to use, they support all the formats that are needed, and on top of all, and most importantly, they sound better than competition. In fact...they sound better than some dedicated audio equipment. Belive it or not, I can't consistently tell the difference between an iPhone 4S and a 1000 dollar Musical Fidelity M1DAC d/a converter when both are playing the same music file, volume matched, plugged into the same 1000 dollar headphone amplifier, and using incredibly transparent Beyerdynamic T1 headphones. I'm talking about listening to music, and just flicking a switch on the front of the amp that changes the input, no stop or pause in the music playback, and they're so similar sounding that I have a hard time telling them apart. I can sometimes clearly tell the differences, but I can't decide which is which...meaning that none of them is clearly better or worse. And nobody can do it out of people that tried, I had about 5-6 audiophiles blind test that, and none of them could tell which was the "excellent audiophile DAC", and which was the "crapty overpriced iPhone".  On sound alone, iPhones are worth the price.  On top of a great DAC it also has an absolutely dead silent headphone output with not a hint of distortion or noise, and perfectly balanced channels with great separation (which is something a lot of portable amps can't do believe it or not), it also provides the highest amount of power and voltage for headphones, so it can actually run most headphones to proper volume levels. I plug my Beyerdynamic T1's into an iPhone every night almost in bed where I don't have an amp, and they sound excellent, not as loud, but loud enough. If I plug them into any other smartphone, they sound like garbage. People give Apple too much crap, in 99,9% of cases because they have no experience whatsoever with Apple products, and they just like to jump on the hate bandwagons because hating Apple products somehow in their heads makes them believe they're better or smarter than those people who use Apple products. As someone who uses both Apple products (from smartphones, laptops, tablets to PC's) and the products from the "other side", I can totally say with full confidence that not a single Apple product I ever owned has disappointed me, and none of them ever made me feel like they were overpriced, quite the opposite actually, in most cases I'd pay double if needed to get the same level of quality.
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