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Amplify my iPod! plus Battery

Discussion in 'Computers, Games, Electronics etc' started by K2e2vin, Feb 2, 2010.

  1. K2e2vin

    K2e2vin Senior Member

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    Jan 2, 2003
    Raleigh, NC
    Ok, here's the deal, the output from my iPod minijack sucks(it's the 4th gen 16GB Nano). I have nothing but lossless files on there and, with the same earphones, everything sounds better off the computer. Supposidly "line-out" from the dock is better, and Fiio makes a "amp" for this(really just line-out adapter with volume control; I think Audio-Technica has something similar). Problem is, it runs off the iPod's battery(which for me already only lasts a couple of hours).

    Does the iPod Touch sound any better(eyeing the 64GB model)? Dexim makes a VERY nice case that is also a 1500mAh battery built-in. Though, I think it only has a USB output so I wouldn't be able to use the Fiio amp.

    Are there any batteries out there that work "inline"(ie, doesn't mount to the bottom of the iPod/iPhone) and have the dock connector also(or anyway for "line-out")?
  2. DarkHand

    DarkHand Senior Member VIP

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    Sep 30, 2002
    Chicago, IL
    Could be an issue with the headphone jack, most ipods have decent sound out of the box.

    I run my ipod touch though a really nice Cmoy Altoid amp, sound quality is great and the 2 AA batteries last forever. I can keep the ipod volume low and crank the amp volume up, saving the ipod's batteries. If it's a volume/impedance thing, you might benefit from an amp... but if the ipod is messed up and outputting crap, you'll just get amplified crap.
    Last edited: Feb 4, 2010
  3. TurboMirage

    TurboMirage YEEAAAHHH VIP

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    May 20, 2003
    Central, MA
    yup... my iphone sounds great no matter what i plug it into.
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