My Portable Audiophile IPod Setup




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cody cooper: I'm getting sennheieser (might have spelt wrong) hd 600 and I wanted to know if they still sound amazing or pretty good with just the headphones and the ipod classic new or old 120 gb

Mark Turner: Will the sound still be good quality, if I use the ATH-M50X instead of the headphones he is using?

Jim Bob: Surely doing all that converting from line out to 1/8 inch jack, then to 1/4 inch loses some quality or at least doesn't gain anything in the long run??? Tell me if I'm wrong, but the very last step converting from 1/8inch output 1/4inch will not improve the quality seeing as the sound travels from the 1/8inch in the first place... Maybe he did this just for convenience with those headphones specifically but it would be nice if someone could explain!

kennyp987: HIGH QUALITY HIGH QUALITY HIGH QUALITY

Wawaweewa Rice: I don't understand so called audiophiles using apple products. Theres so many things it doesn't support and the interface doesn't cut it. Poweramp is a a great app for audiophiles, shows bit rate, organized, customizable. I don't care if apple makes their own lossless version of flac, they could rather stop being stubborn and just support flac and other file types already. They just want money....

Rock'ca Holic: Would it make sense to buy one of these for bests pro headphones. And maybe playing losses or high quality mp3 on an ipod classic?

Ernest Walker: PhotoTristan....where can I purchase one of the short 30 pin to 3.5mm male cables????? 

ThinkingBetter: It would be interesting to take a set of lossless audio test files and measure the output from the iPod directly vs through this external amp. Is there a measurable benefit? (e.g. max power, frequency response, distortion or ?) I'm rather fanatic about using great speakers or headphones while I've heard even cheap amps performing excellent. It's rather trivial to amplify a line level to a headphone level.

Leo Phan: Still.. Mp3 format never satisfy my ear :(

Brian Chin: Best portable bass set up: PS vita set to unique equalization + digizoid ZO2 + bass modified sony xb+920's

tmbacz: That's nonsense about the lossless audio. You're splitting hairs w/ the high quality files. The human ear can't distinguish b/t one type of smaller high qual file vs a much larger high qual lossless file. Stop telling people this.

Jjackj Lucky: Where can u get the amp

Mike Hobbins: Just bought a pair of audio technica ath m50's and i want to know what would be the best amplifier to listen to music off my galaxy s3?

PawlOwl: lol "this adapter doesnt degrade the sound" so it is like any other adapter. you are a noob with too much money

barrie frost: Hello : would the set up you are using be compatible with Beyerdynamic Custom One Pros Cheers. Barrie

Ron Bernard: How long does the 9 volt battery last before replacing ?

h2soccergod: Audiophile and ipod do not go together. They don't even play flac files.

0s4x: Where can I get that 1/4 inch to 1/8 inch adapter?

candoslayer: i just got the sennheiser hd558's and love them first audiofile headphone i bought chose them partly because they were on sale for 160 regularly 180 and was wondering what program would you reccomend for ripping cds?

davina pond: I have the 160GB iPod classic 7th generation and I heard that the DAC on it is a high quality. how do you get new CD's when they don't sell them anymore. downloading CD's are a low quality compression. I try to find my CD downloads at the best compression I can find usually 320kbs. what are your thoughts or anyone else's. thanks.

Ian Newman: I recommend you consider the RWA Imod for your IPod 

Mark Abindan: Yes its expensive. But if your heart is willing to hear good sound quality what is 500$ its just nothing. 

ragnell saria: IPod can reproduce alac files Wich is a lossless music the same as flac and u can also rockboxed the ipod so its going to reproduceflac

viceadmiraal61: have the same headphone...the best in bass.

Plastic: why no rockbox?

edalarconreal: Have you tested the Fiio E17? Dac+amp?? Any thoughts?

kookieless: 1/8th inch errr it's 3.5mm!

Shane Dennis: How do you get lossless files?

AOS AIRSOFT: What ear buds do you use?

edalarconreal: Thanks, great video. Could you please post the link for the Meir amp. I did not find it! Tx

LaLiebre408: why do you look like the unabomber in your profile pic?

Bernard Mahoney: i am no fan od denon .

TheJullim: i have heard substantial differences overall, EVEN through my iPod, some people can hear the differences and some can't , some have the ears and some don't, good gear helps also with noticing changes, also it's the density, depth, and framing rates that change, your not going to hear, "more bass" or heavier "mids", mostly in resolution, and density, sure they sound the similar due to identical properties, but i would never go as far as saying "they sound the EXACT same" or are "IDENTICAL"

icemannooim: I would love to see your proof for that statement. I can only assume you mean lossless audio are not the same as the original analogue audio, since you bring bit depth and bit rate into it, but lossless audio is lossless when compare to its digital origin for example a CD.

icemannooim: There is no proof, just opinion, that a compressed lossless file sounds any different from their uncompressed counterpart at identical bit depth and rate. Most audiophiles claim compressed files make music sound compressed but they have no idea how digital audio actually works.

Juan Sebastian Amador Bjarner: It is.

TheJullim: my mistake they're is no noticeable differences in lossless to lossless, but format to format like flac/alac vs aiff/wav i disagree and do hear differences as i said before "aifff/wav is has a better kbs rating than flac/alac, and flac/alc has a better kbs rating than apple lossless"

nb347: Do you recommend the ipod over the nationite s flo2?

TheJullim: your basically saying Mp3's sound as good and are exactly the same as aiff or apple lossless, since you say they are the EXACT same, the KEY is that higher kbs, higher framing rate, higher bit rate it's going to sound more dense overall, depends on what your comparing, YES the diffences are not HUGE but are still their , i can INSTANTLY detect a 300kbs or 256kbs since I'm used to much better formats

DJARACHN1D: The iPod classic is already a large "brick", why add an even bigger appliance to it? You can't fit that in your pocket without it looking akward.

Jon Yeung: dac is the digital to analog convertor, LOD just allows you to use external amp

TheJullim: no, lossless mean nothing is lost PERIOD which is finite, near impossible

Mrperry386: what are the higher quality Itunes files you were talking about? I would really like to know how to get them.

MIRTRUDMAY: LoL Audiophile

Jon Yeung: you sure the cowon is better than ipod?

MihaZ: When I plug the line out adapter, my iPod classic amp is still active... Is it that the cable isn't compatible, or am I doing something wrong? I'm using iPod classic 160gb and a PICO amp. Thanks!

ghoti41628: Why do all "audiophiles" seem like they have such big egos...just my opinion =O Guys you know there's this site called head-fi right...anything audio-related and it will be there.

Juan Sebastian Amador Bjarner: Do you prefer the L9 or the one you are using here?

ZZZTopTX: Thank you for sharing this. This is a great review. Do you any have suggestions for someone who is interested in a combo USB DAC headphone amplifier solution to arrive at a similar setup as yours? At home, I enjoy listening to my Senn 600 headphones through a MacIntosh MCD 201 CD player. I believe this player uses the Burr Brown 24 Bit Delta Sig DACs. I have been considering the NuForce HDP Icon as a portable solution to use with my iPhone 5. Thanks and take care

Jon Yeung: please explain why apple lossless is not real lossless
Rating:
My Portable Audiophile iPod Setup 4.5 out of 5

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