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  1. corvette72778's Avatar
    Anybody get some headphones that can take advantage of the Hi-Fi DAC feature? Looking for some that don't cost too much. Or can all headphones take advantage of this feature?

    Posted via the Android Central App
    12-26-2015 10:59 AM
  2. tonyron227's Avatar
    All that plug in...not bluetooth.
    Ntchwaidumela likes this.
    12-26-2015 11:00 AM
  3. Rumblee1's Avatar
    Go with Bose. Im still using the incredible bose qc-3 that ive had for 10 years. Not only are they the best at noise cancellation, but sonically number 1. Built to last also. I don't work for bose, but I am a professional musician and bose is the name most musicians gi with. If you want earbuds, try klipsch. They're under a hundred bucks, and sound incredible.

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    12-27-2015 08:33 AM
  4. LuvMusic's Avatar
    Go with Bose. Im still using the incredible bose qc-3 that ive had for 10 years. Not only are they the best at noise cancellation, but sonically number 1. Built to last also. I don't work for bose, but I am a professional musician and bose is the name most musicians gi with. If you want earbuds, try klipsch. They're under a hundred bucks, and sound incredible.

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    I too am a hobbyist musician and lover of music. I think your recommendation of Klipsch is spot on. I also agree with Bose being best in class for noise cancelling. In terms of sound quality I find the Bose to be a little muddy in the mid range and use them primarily when I'm flying. For "critical" listening I prefer a good pair of Sennheisers or Bowers & Wilkins myself.

    That's the thing about sound though, very subjective. My son loves Beats......I don't get it. I suggest you go to a place where you can listen to a few options, something will stand out for you.
    apt604 likes this.
    12-27-2015 11:36 AM
  5. Rob Taylor's Avatar
    Klipsch S4, S4a or S4i buds are great for the price!
    12-27-2015 01:16 PM
  6. LuvMusic's Avatar
    Klipsch S4, S4a or S4i buds are great for the price!
    Just an FYI for those unfamiliar with Klipsch:

    S4 = No in-line remote
    S4a = Android compatible in-line remote
    S4i = iPhone compatible in-line remote

    Make sure you get the right model if you go this route.
    12-27-2015 02:36 PM
  7. GrooveRite's Avatar
    I just got my Sony MDR-1ABT's last week and was wondering about getting the V10 to use with these amazing cans. Too bad the dac doesn't work over bluetooth. I'm looking at a Sony player (or phone) so I can take advantage of their LDAC codec for bluetooth. Been hearing good things about it over on head-fi and being noticeably better than aptX.
    12-27-2015 05:06 PM
  8. josegb2011's Avatar
    I have some bose ear buds and they sound great with hi-fi can't go wrong with them.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    12-28-2015 06:46 PM
  9. mbryanr's Avatar
    Just an FYI for those unfamiliar with Klipsch:

    S4 = No in-line remote
    S4a = Android compatible in-line remote
    S4i = iPhone compatible in-line remote

    Make sure you get the right model if you go this route.
    I went and bought the S4a before researching further. Since the update to Lollipop, the in line remote is limited. May have saved myself a few bucks with just going for the S4. Also everyone sees that these have been updated to the R6m. Doesn't look like any major changes except the cable..
    12-28-2015 07:30 PM
  10. Mdbills484's Avatar
    I just got V Moda Crossfade M100s and they sound AMAZING when hooked up to the V10. Gives old songs new life.
    12-29-2015 10:42 AM
  11. NeatoBandido's Avatar
    Yes they do, the DAC really opens the sound stage on those bad boys!
    01-08-2016 11:21 AM
  12. Laserbutt's Avatar
    Wouldnt FLAC files stored on your device or SD truly support hifi DAC

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    01-08-2016 12:54 PM
  13. SeattleSeahawks's Avatar
    If your going to use iems than make sure to use one's that don't have an inline mic as that will disable the dac. I currently use a pair of sennheiser hd 700's and this phones runs them without a problem at all. Also to use the 32bit dac your headphones have to have an impedance of 50 ohms or higher or it will use the stock snapdragon dac which is garbage.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    01-11-2016 10:59 PM
  14. SeattleSeahawks's Avatar
    As long as your headphones have an impedance of 50 ohms or higher or that the ear buds don't have an inline mic. For some reason the mic disables the hifi dac.

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    01-11-2016 11:01 PM
  15. dwmitchell61's Avatar
    My Samsung S5 ear buds with inline mic don't disable the DAC. But the button on them doesn't initiate a call, either. I just have volume control and that's it.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    01-12-2016 02:06 AM
  16. russ8128's Avatar
    Here is a good headphone primer in plain english. Some good recommendations in there. Remember that the DAC only works with plugged in headphones (so no wireless/bluetooth options).

    Headphones on The Wirecutter
    01-12-2016 06:35 AM
  17. NeatoBandido's Avatar
    I have a pair of V Moda M100's rated at 35Ohms and I can clearly tell when the DAC is on and off so dont understand this 50Ohm cutoff thing. Also use a inline mic with them and it does not interfere with them either
    01-12-2016 08:32 AM
  18. thisisjason's Avatar
    The DAC doesn't just activate for headphones over 50 ohms in my experience. I use it with RHA MA750's, which are rated at 16 ohms, and it activates and makes a clear difference. What is true is that the DAC makes a BIGGER difference for headphones over 50 ohms (like my Sennheiser HD 598's). It seems to detect them and activate a higher power output mode to drive them to their full potential. It doesn't seem to do this for lower impedance headphones, but that's by design since they require less power, and doesn't mean it isn't working with them at all
    01-12-2016 08:49 AM
  19. SeattleSeahawks's Avatar
    I just tried my beats iems and it's true that the dac is being used now, before my lg didn't activate the dac. Lg must've updated something because before it was diffefent, I love this phone more and more everyday I use it. Tidal's lossless music is absolutely amazing when the dac is active. Before headphones below 50 ohms the phone would use the snapdragons dac. Now lg needs to update so all apps use the dac without an dac fix app.

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    01-14-2016 11:15 PM
  20. kramer5150's Avatar
    my faves...
    Akg k701
    Senn hd650
    Senn hd558

    All 3 sound outstanding with the power amp player. The high impedance amp circuit in this phone is really really good!

    I also like my koss a250 with this phone... But you're not going to find that headphone anywhere.
    01-15-2016 03:01 AM
  21. Mike-Mike's Avatar
    all these are over the ear or in ear, anyone have an on ear recommendation?
    01-15-2016 07:30 AM
  22. Mike-Mike's Avatar
    that wirecutter site listed the Samsung Level On as their number 2 pick. I have the Samsung Level U wireless that I like a lot. I might get these:

    Samsung LEVEL ON - On-Ear Headphones White EO-OG900BWESTA - Best Buy
    01-15-2016 07:47 AM
  23. thisisjason's Avatar
    that wirecutter site listed the Samsung Level On as their number 2 pick. I have the Samsung Level U wireless that I like a lot. I might get these:

    Samsung LEVEL ON - On-Ear Headphones White EO-OG900BWESTA - Best Buy
    You'd be better off with these in my opinion:

    http://smile.amazon.com/Beyerdynamic...ynamic+DT-1350

    High quality, and they're higher impedence (80 ohms), so they'll take better advantage of the amp in the V10

    Another good option, but more expensive:

    http://smile.amazon.com/Sennheiser-H...ynamic+DT-1350
    01-15-2016 10:41 AM
  24. kramer5150's Avatar
    It should be pointed out that just because a headphone has a higher impedance, doesn't necessarily mean its going to have preferable sonic qualities for the indivual. In such a case, there's a real possibility the sonic characteristics of the V10 high impedance amp/DAC setting, may not be significant enough to overcome the sonic characteristics of the headphone.
    01-15-2016 12:07 PM
  25. thisisjason's Avatar
    It should be pointed out that just because a headphone has a higher impedance, doesn't necessarily mean its going to have preferable sonic qualities for the indivual. In such a case, there's a real possibility the sonic characteristics of the V10 high impedance amp/DAC setting, may not be significant enough to overcome the sonic characteristics of the headphone.
    True enough. It's always best to test out headphones in person, since "good sound" is largely subjective. If that's not an option, the next best bet is to read a lot of reviews, preferably ones that make sound signature comparisons with headphone models that a person has heard
    01-15-2016 02:06 PM
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