? I don’t know but the vast majority of smartphone don’t have an headphone jack, this is obviously designed to be portable. If not why put a battery in it?. I‘d certainly want something that have the flexibility to do it all, not a separate amp for my full size cans and then an other less powerful for my Iems, who does that? No people needs a way to listen to music on the go, look at the best reviews, and choose it. The vast majority of people don’t even know what 202 mW in 32 ohms means. and the fact that it has a gain switch highly suggest that this would be able to have the flexibility. Why would they sip power when you are not using much power? Normally the included battery would last longer with sensitive headphones, and really, not a lot of people walk around with the two headphones you tried in your tests, I respectfully disagree with your rating on this. I have seen products, being slammed for issues much less audible than that, if audible at all, like a musical fidelity dac in september. It was declared headless, which to me (and to many) means crap. There was nohing wrong with this DAC. Now we are talking of something with the strongest recommendation of all, with how good audio stuff has become, it should mean flawless.Well, I don't know how many people buy powerful external amps to drive IEMs. They sip power so you should not need a device like this.
What phone? How many charge cycles? What dongle? What headphone? What volume? WiFi/Bluetooth/GPS/NFC/... On or Off? Battery Saver On or Off? What Apps are open in the background?Specs say 6 hours balanced and 8 hours single-ended, probably at moderate volume. 2.5 hrs charge. How does that compare to dongle draining phone?
The Hidiz website is incredibly confusing. So are you saying that the page shows two different products -- (a) an L-shaped DH 80, which is a DH80S physically modified to better dock with a specific DAP, and (b) the DH80S, which Amir tested and which includes an internal battery? When I first looked at their site, I thought the L-shaped thingie was a battery pack for the player Amir tested.
Sorry, I am not following you. Would you explain more?Looking at the amp power graph, it would be nice if the power outputs and device names had the same orientation on the graph so you don't have to turn your head one way to read the names and the other way to read the power ouput numbers.
I think it's the same in all the reviews, fwiw, but: If I look at the bar graph, the (power) numbers overlaying the bars read from top to bottom and the DAC names read from bottom to top. So, especially with relatively print, I have to turn my head one way to read the bar labels (power) and the other way to read the model name underneath the bar. It's just a little awkward.Sorry, I am not following you. Would you explain more?
It's audibly transparent with harmonics below -90 dB, and produces 210 mW into 50 Ohms, which is plenty powerful for any mobile use-case, even powering the inefficient Ether CX headphones fine.IIRC, the Qudelix still leaves a bit more to desire (e.g., SINAD and power output).
Probably true!I don't know if that BarGraph was ever envisioned to grow as much or so big.
Also, true, I expect. However, in the original post, I was just hoping that it would be very easy to change the orientation of one of the text elements. I don't want to ask Amir (or anyone else) to do a lot of work.A redo via some "data visualization" tool would allow future growth and ease of use, for both designers and users alike. IMHO!