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How to get best sound quality from an iPod or iPhone?


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#1 of 4 OFFLINE   KevinST

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Posted January 06 2013 - 10:42 AM

What is the best way to get music to play from an iPod or iPhone? Is it to use a headphone to headphone cable and connect it to the front of my receiver? Is it headphone to RCA and connect that to the receiver? Is it a 30 pin doc that connects to the receiver? Also, would it be the same for both iPod and an iPhone? We have a few 5th gen iPods (wheel control) and iPhone 4s. The receiver is an Onkyo NR708. I can connect to the receiver via RCA, Tos link (fiber optic), HDMI, digital coax, and headphone. Thanks

#2 of 4 OFFLINE   schan1269

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Posted January 06 2013 - 05:18 PM

1/8th=RCA. So that is a wash. The Onkyo dock is still analog. I currently use a Belkin Bluetooth Music Receiver(model number starts F8Z). The "best" is Wadia...if you want to spend the coin.

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Posted January 07 2013 - 01:09 AM

Bluetooth would work for the iPhones, but not iPods. So the best would be out through the 30 pin to something that is a digital dock and connected to the receiver. Does the iPod 5th gen even output digital through the 30 pin?

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Posted January 07 2013 - 02:06 AM

The new Ipod Touch is Bluetooth. However, it is my first Ipod. If the prior ones (at least the touch) didn't...oh well. I know the Nano doesn't, but who buys that one with the intention of "more than headphones"?




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