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Marktdac
06-11-2009, 12:38
Wheres the best place within the uk to buy a small portable ,probably cmoy amp ? for use with ipod

Seems to be plenty for sale in china!

Thanks Mark

Alex_UK
06-11-2009, 13:28
Mark - I bought this rechargeable one from ebay - http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/portable-headphone-amplifier-CMoy_W0QQitemZ140357234334QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_Au dioTVElectronics_HomeAudioHiFi_Amplifiers?hash=ite m20adf16e9e - absolutely fantastic bit of kit IMHO - and coupled with this cable - http://www.amazon.co.uk/Fisual-Super-Pearl-3-5mm-60cm/dp/B001GMHVZI/ref=pd_cp_ce_2 - and a pair of PX100 Sennheisers, I've got a great little headphone system for my ipod classic when in the office.

Themis
06-11-2009, 13:45
Or http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Portable-Headphone-Amp-Cmoy-battery-mains-NEW_W0QQitemZ250512997270QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_Aud ioTVElectronics_HomeAudioHiFi_Amplifiers?hash=item 3a53bcfb96
(cable included)

Alex_UK
06-11-2009, 13:56
Or http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Portable-Headphone-Amp-Cmoy-battery-mains-NEW_W0QQitemZ250512997270QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_Aud ioTVElectronics_HomeAudioHiFi_Amplifiers?hash=item 3a53bcfb96
(cable included)

(But not rechargeable) ;)

(and I personally prefer a separate on/off switch not built into the volume pot so I can turn it off/on quickly when I get phone calls or interruptions, and then I can go straight back to the same volume without having to fiddle around and reset it.)

Marktdac
07-11-2009, 16:16
Ok lads thanks ,was looking at them ,but went chinese in the end with one of these

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=280420109508

Looks a nicer case also has a Lithion battery as opposed as opposed to old fashioned 9v ,and it smaller .See if it turns up though !! got i for 42 delivered

Mark

Marktdac
22-11-2009, 20:43
Ok got it after only a week ,no bad from china .Never got caught up in customs either?

Whats it like ? Bl@@dy brilliant ! well worth 42 delivered ,well built ,built in lithium battery and charger gives amazeing battery life

Sounds amazeing too for such a small unit got it connected to a pair of Igrados and theres i big improvement over plugin in direct .Infact as far as listening to mp3 player goes i would not go back to listening without one! .Well pleased might even buy another !

Mark
http://i48.tinypic.com/2u8c50w.jpg

webby
04-01-2010, 00:05
Is that a Little Dot?

Rare Bird
04-01-2010, 00:33
Is that a Little Dot?

It's a little dot Micro Plus.. I have one they are great portables..

webby
04-01-2010, 00:42
It's a little dot Micro Plus.. I have one they are great portables..

Do you know anything about the other Little Dot amps, such as the Little Dot MkIII?

Rare Bird
04-01-2010, 00:46
Do you know anything about the other Little Dot amps, such as the Little Dot MkIII?

They do quite a few things, tripath amp, DAC, headphone amps with tubes etc etc but i just bought this to try out as i thought my walk about MP-3 player sounded a bit flat & lacking volume.

wobbleu
04-01-2010, 12:54
If you get one of the leads that takes the audio out of the dock connector of your ipod to a 3.5 stereo jack rather than the headphone socket - you'll find it sounds even better, something to do with bypassing the volume control (and the EU noise limiter in the software?!).

Themis
04-01-2010, 13:26
If you get one of the leads that takes the audio out of the dock connector of your ipod to a 3.5 stereo jack rather than the headphone socket - you'll find it sounds even better, something to do with bypassing the volume control (and the EU noise limiter in the software?!).
It is bypassing the preamp stage, actually. The result is much better, indeed, because iPod's preamp is mediocre.
The best is something like that : http://www.ibasso.com/en/products/show.asp?ID=38. All headphone amp users have one.

Alex_UK
04-01-2010, 20:31
It is bypassing the preamp stage, actually. The result is much better, indeed, because iPod's preamp is mediocre.
The best is something like that : http://www.ibasso.com/en/products/show.asp?ID=38. All headphone amp users have one.

Looks great at $15, so I was buying one, until they added shipping at $24! :stalks:

Any other suggestions for something similar in the UK?

Themis
04-01-2010, 20:35
http://www.hifiheadphones.co.uk/ipod-line-out-dock-cables-ct-59_80.html

Alex_UK
04-01-2010, 21:08
So very nearly my hero Dimitri - but they're out of stock! Still, I can wait! Thank you!

Themis
04-01-2010, 21:27
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/iphone-or-Ipod-to-LOD-line-out-dock-cable-3.5mm-NEW!_W0QQitemZ130331882262QQcmdZViewItemQQimsxZ200 90919?IMSfp=TL090919191003r28665

Alex_UK
04-01-2010, 21:38
Thanks Dimitri, I did find that one, but bought this one at half the price, postage included!

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=140366242275&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT#ht_500wt_956

Themis
04-01-2010, 21:43
It's a steal at this price. ;)

Alex_UK
04-01-2010, 23:15
We shall see, it may be a steal if it never arrives! :lol:

Fi-Wi
14-02-2010, 15:14
Do any of you Little Dot Micro+ owners know if it will benefit listening to a laptop source?

I just bought a Sony Vaio 15,5" laptop but (of course) the standard line out is too weak when watching dvd's. I now want to purchase a small headphone amp that I can bring along when travelling with mijn notebook and I am interested in de Littke Dot Micro+ which is reviewed well.

Most reviews though are of the LDM+/iPod combi hence my interest in a combo with a laptop.

Rare Bird
14-02-2010, 15:17
Do any of you Little Dot Micro+ owners know if it will benefit listening to a laptop source?

I just bought a Sony Vaio 15,5" laptop but (of course) the standard line out is too weak when watching dvd's. I now want to purchase a small headphone amp that I can bring along when travelling with mijn notebook and I am interested in de Littke Dot Micro+ which is reviewed well.

Most reviews though are of the LDM+/iPod combi hence my interest in a combo with a laptop.

Na laptop soundcards are terrible you want a streamer such as the HRT

Fi-Wi
14-02-2010, 16:05
Thanks, I never heard of that one before but I'll look into it.

I guess it makes sense what you're saying that why one would want to amplify terrible sound bij using a headphone amp in the lineout of a bad sound card.

I'll look into head amps/dac combinations and the HRT streamer.

Rare Bird
14-02-2010, 16:15
Thanks, I never heard of that one before but I'll look into it.

I guess it makes sense what you're saying that why one would want to amplify terrible sound bij using a headphone amp in the lineout of a bad sound card.

I'll look into head amps/dac combinations and the HRT streamer.

http://www.highresolutiontechnologies.com/5496_hifi+_HRT_lowres.pdf

not had a bad review yet..

Fi-Wi
14-02-2010, 16:24
Highly recommended but unfortunately they only have RCA outs and I want a device where I can plug in a head phone.

I gues I need a decent small DAC/head amp device that bypasses my internal sound card and feeds my phones. Maybe something like the iBasso D2.

Fi-Wi
14-02-2010, 16:39
Mispost.

Rare Bird
14-02-2010, 16:56
use the HRT into microdot

Fi-Wi
21-02-2010, 12:04
I ordered the iBasso D2+ BOA headphone amp/dac (http://www.ibasso.com/en/products/show.asp?ID=42). The reason is that it is a single device that both amplifies and converts and it's well reviewed. It is also small enough to carry around when travelling with my notebook.

I am curious how it wil make my notebook sound.

Themis
21-02-2010, 12:08
A nice head-amp, you won't be disappointed. I have one of these for two years now, I always take it with me when I travel. ;)

Fi-Wi
26-02-2010, 18:47
I received it today and just got it hooked up. I am really impressed by this little device! What a difference it already makes even out of the box.

Themis
26-02-2010, 18:50
I received it today and just got it hooked up. I am really impressed by this little device! What a difference it already makes even out of the box.
Nice move Steven. ;)
It takes about 40 hours to stabilize itself (burn-in). You should also experiment with the two gains and see which suits your cans best.

Enjoy ! :)

Fi-Wi
26-02-2010, 19:09
Wow Themis, you really live here at AoS. ;)

The iBasso impresses me by size and the way its DAC perfoms. Amplification - though I am not a technician (but a lawyer) - to me seems easier to be done than the d-to-a-challenge but is produced well.

Here's one happy camper. :eyebrows:

Themis
26-02-2010, 19:15
I work on my computer, in fact. ;)

The Vinyl Adventure
26-02-2010, 19:25
There are loads of cmoy kits on eBay at the mo ... Just pointing it out, even I managed to make one once...