New Posts New Posts RSS Feed - Iphone Xs
  FAQ FAQ  Forum Search   Events   Register Register  Login Login

Welcome to the Graham Slee Audio Products Owners Club

 

Open to all owners plus those contemplating the purchase of a Graham Slee audio product wishing to use our loaner program: join here
Subscribe to our newsletter here (Rules on posting can be found here)


Iphone Xs

 Post Reply Post Reply Page  12>
Author
superteds34 View Drop Down
New Member
New Member


Joined: 11 Jul 2012
Status: Offline
Points: 5
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote superteds34 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Topic: Iphone Xs
    Posted: 20 Nov 2019 at 7:57pm
good idea i will give it a go.
Thanks 
Brian
Back to Top
Ash View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: 18 Mar 2013
Location: Dorset
Status: Offline
Points: 2927
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote Ash Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 Nov 2019 at 7:59am
Where the Solo Ultra-Linear DE has the advantage over the Bitzie in terms of amplification is in its dedicated linear PSU1 compared to the Bitzie's 5V supply which is typically bus-power from the USB source or a switched mode power supply if using the Lautus Powerwire product to provide external power. Both power options are not as "clean" as for the Solo but still exceptional sound achievable. Also the Diamond Edition Solo UL has a dedicated output stage for low impedance and in-ear devices to improve performance and reduce noise respectively. But the Solo has no DAC and is a larger product tethered to the mains so it depends on your particular need.
Back to Top
Aussie Mick View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member


Joined: 21 Feb 2014
Location: Bendigo Aust.
Status: Offline
Points: 710
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Aussie Mick Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 Nov 2019 at 6:19am
There you go, Brian, you clearly need to trial a Bitzie!
Wink
Mick.
Rega RP8/Ortofon 2M Black/Rega Apheta 2 - Reflex M/Elevator EXP - C.E.C. TL5 CD Transport - MacBook Pro/Roon - Majestic DAC - Solo ULDE (Focal Elear) - Proprius - PMC Twenty5.22
Back to Top
Drewan77 View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: 25 May 2013
Location: Chester,England
Status: Offline
Points: 1533
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote Drewan77 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 Nov 2019 at 4:36am
Ash is absolutely right, I use an iPhone XR with the Bitzie when travelling & sound quality cannot be faulted. It's both a high quality DAC & headphone amp.
Older than I once was, younger than I'll be
.............................
Andrew
Back to Top
Ash View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: 18 Mar 2013
Location: Dorset
Status: Offline
Points: 2927
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote Ash Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 Nov 2019 at 12:08am
For £400, the Bitzie and Lautus USB cable combination are incredible value for the sound quality attainable. Using the Lautus Powerwire and a non-bus 5V power supply will only improve it further. Keep it powered on a few hours and wow, incredible performance, even via 5V bus-power. Very comparable sound to the Solo, in my opinion, depending on the impedance load connected.
Back to Top
Aussie Mick View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member


Joined: 21 Feb 2014
Location: Bendigo Aust.
Status: Offline
Points: 710
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote Aussie Mick Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 Nov 2019 at 10:19pm
Hi Brian,
   There a number USB DAC’s available that you can connect between your iPhone and Solo. The models from Audioquest and M2Tech are both very fine for the money. You’ll need the camera connection kit to go lightening to USB. 
However, the Bitzie will handle Tidal brilliantly and is an excellent headphone amp, something the others say they are, but really aren’t. It needs power, though if you’re thinking Solo, I assume you’ll be stationary anyway? If you want to use your Solo, then a USB DAC might be the go. 
I know Ash has compared the Bitzie and Solo on the forum somewhere. His comments would be well worth reading. 
Happy hunting,
Mick.


Edited by Aussie Mick - 06 Nov 2019 at 10:26pm
Rega RP8/Ortofon 2M Black/Rega Apheta 2 - Reflex M/Elevator EXP - C.E.C. TL5 CD Transport - MacBook Pro/Roon - Majestic DAC - Solo ULDE (Focal Elear) - Proprius - PMC Twenty5.22
Back to Top
CageyH View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: 30 Apr 2012
Location: Toulouse
Status: Offline
Points: 658
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote CageyH Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 Nov 2019 at 8:30pm
Try a Bitzie on the loan scheme?
Kevin

European loan coordinator
Back to Top
 Post Reply Post Reply Page  12>
  Share Topic   

Forum Jump Forum Permissions View Drop Down

Forum Software by Web Wiz Forums® version 12.01
Copyright ©2001-2018 Web Wiz Ltd.

This page was generated in 0.109 seconds.