[FREE] Geek Out 450

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  1. spwath

    spwath Collegiate hijinks master

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    Yeah, giving this away, as I got it for free from @Wilson
    Don't need it anymore, with my Valhalla and SPS Dac 3, and my recent purchase of a DAP for on the go.

    Post why you want it. I want to make sure it has a good, deserving home.
     
  2. DigMe

    DigMe Needs a baby bottle

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    Can you run this as a DAC from a transport like shanling M1? If so I'd love to give it a try.

    Edit: I bought a DAP to carry my FLACs with me and have been wanting a DAC to go with it to take the SQ to the next level.
     
  3. spwath

    spwath Collegiate hijinks master

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    No, needs software on windows

    EDIT: or mac/Linux too I believe. But cant be used with phone/dap/anything other than computer
     
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    cskippy Creamy warmpoo

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    I take it this can't be used as a portable device with your phone?

    EDIT: Above answered my question.
     
  5. DigMe

    DigMe Needs a baby bottle

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    Ok.. no need for it in that case. Cool that you're passing it on though!
     
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    How good is this for IEMs? If possible, I'd like to be 2nd in line to use for my mac while studying.
     
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    Mystic Mystique's Spiritual Advisor

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    I'd like it, but it is not for me. Been on the lookout for something cheap to get my little brother into the hobby.
     
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    spwath Collegiate hijinks master

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    Seems pretty good, ill have to test it more. There is a lower and higher impedance out. However, I had a few issues with it. If I close my laptop with it plugged in, it clicks (somewhat loud) off. When I opened the laptop again, it went to full volume. Not fun with ca orions in my ears...
     
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    Well if it's decent and I just have to keep an eye on the volume when it's plugged in, I would love to have it lol.

    Actually yeah, @spwath I suppose just give it to @Mystic if it's for his little brother.
     
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    spwath Collegiate hijinks master

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    Ill make the final decision some time tomorrow. Any other people are welcome to post on why they want it. Want to make sure it goes to the best use possible.
     
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    I've been on the lookout for something small to get for a friend who is on the fence about getting into audio. I'm donating her my old pair of HD650s and she will need something to drive them properly...

    I'll defer to Friends obviously, but I would love to have this!
     
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    Grahad2 Red eyes from too much anime

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    Pretty sure this works with phones, @spwath. Driver only needed thanks to Microsoft UAC2 shenanigans previously, should be driver free on Mac and Linux unless you want ASIO.

    It gets very hot so unless you like burning pants @DigMe you might want something else like maybe Marv's cheap Douk dongle thing.

    Not sure if there ever was a GOv1 thread, but this is the closest: http://www.changstar.com/www.changstar.com/index.php/topic,1941.0.html

    Edit: Just want to make it clear I'm not nominating myself, I still have my red GO450 in office.

    Edit x2:
    Also there's only 1 headphone out, the other "high impedance out" is supposed to be line out. (OI is 0.47 and 47 ohm respectively).
     
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    Lyander Too sensitive for SBAF

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    Hmm, if a stranger's vote counts any, I think this should go to @jacq. She's selling off a lot of gear at a great price, and I'd have bitten if I had any cash (haha). Either way, she's more likely to pay it forward than many others.

    Second nomination will be to me, lol. I'll sell my current DAC unit (Micro iDSD, which I used as an AIO until recently) at a steal price to get someone else into audio. Also, helps someone new to the hobby establish a baseline so I could contribute with content some time down the line :p
     
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    I have small, cold hands and your GO450 would be perfect as a hand warmer, which I need even in this weather.
     
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    I'm using a Dragonfly 1.2 and borrowing takato14's GO1K and work at walmart... That enough reason?
     
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    Cryptosom Enjoys talking out of his ass

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    I'm currently DAC/amp-less after a few unconvincing auditions. Eikons are on the way, and I need something to tide me over until my Massdrop CTH ships (in February).

    I'll likely pair the CTH with a Modi MB and would then transition the GO450 to portable use. Failing that, I'd give it away here at the end of the run.

    Also, I'll cross-ship you this swag Batman keychain so you can have some keepsake of paying it forward:
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    I would give it to a friend who's mom just passed away and has had to move out of her old house. He doesn't have a DAC for his laptop. Has a pair of HD600's but nothing good to use them with and no money to spare. He's a good guy. Took care of his mom these last 5 years.
     
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    Let's try to wrap this up this week please.
     
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    spwath Collegiate hijinks master

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    yeah, sorry, meant to do it earlier. Been busy. Leaving for college Thursday, so i have to do it before then anyway.
     
  20. spwath

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    you can close, sending to @Mystic little brother
     
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