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FiiO L3 Line Out Dock (LOD) Cable For iPod and iPhone

by Fiio

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  • Shielded construction provides maximum isolation from interference
  • Pure copper conductors for better audio clarity and a more natural-sounding midrange
  • High quality durable connectors for precise contact and signal integrity
  • Supports standard dock profile on iPod, iPhone, and iPad. Does not support Shuffle.
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Product Information

Technical Details
Brand NameFiio
Item Weight1.6 ounces
Product Dimensions3 x 0.3 x 4 inches
Item model numberL3
Number of Items1
  
Additional Information
ASINB003UCESP8
Best Sellers Rank #21,442 in Cell Phones & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight1.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
Date First AvailableJune 30, 2010
  
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Fiio
  • Model: L3

Product Description

The FiiO L3 is designed with a 3.5mm stereo jack to Apple's dock connector, enabling output of high quality line-level audio from iPod, iPhone, and iPad that can be sent to portable audio equipment such as headphone amplifiers and power amplifiers. Designed with high-quality materials, the L3 isolates the audio signal from interference to deliver cleaner and more accurate sound from your iPod/iPhone/iPad. The L3 employs the new HPC-22W cable with ultra-fine PCOCC-A conductors for its exceptional signal transmission property and usability. Twenty strands of 80μm PCOCC-A wire are unified into a bundle and three bundles are grouped as a conductor that is geometrically stable. This construction method ensures uniformity of wire structure, eliminates internal gaps, and prevents deformation of wire strands. Each conductor in the HPC-22W is jacketed with 0.18mm PFA (Teflon), a material selected for its outstanding electrical and transmission characteristics. The shield/ground consists of 53 strands of 0.12μm PCOCC-A wire, with cotton rope filling the internal space and providing additional tensil strenth. The outer jacket is made of TPE olefinic elastomer. Feature Highlights - Shielded construction provides maximum isolation from interference - Pure copper conductors for better audio clarity and a more natural-sounding midrange - High quality durable connectors for precise contact and signal integrity - Supports standard dock profile on iPod, iPhone, and iPad. Does not support Shuffle. Specifications Length: 8cm (cable only) Weight: 10g Wire Diameter: 4mm Wire Model: HPC-22W Wire Material: PCOCC-A Impedance: Max 0.1 Ohm Insulation: Min 2M Ohm Wire Jacket: TPE

Customer Reviews

Plug it in it feels secure and locks nicely.
Simon
I love the short length as this is at the end of an aux audio cable.
Derrick4Real
There are much better high quality cable choices.
simguy22

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35 of 38 people found the following review helpful By A. Corson on October 13, 2010
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Searched high and low but could find no direct statement that said the item worked with iPhone 4's dock. Bought it on chance and was pleasantly surprised it worked without a problem. The reason I questioned its functionality is that my other LOD I use with my 5th generation iPod does not work with the iPhone 4. I knew the pin outs changed at some point in time in the evolution of the ipod dock but couldn't recall the specifics. This get more confusing when you consider that my USA spec car stereo interface can go between my iPhone and iPod with no problems. Enough about connectivity.

The device clips in well to the iPhone's dock and is slim enough to work easily with my phone cover without interference. A small strain relief supports the cable where it exists the dock connector. I was expecting the cable to be a bit thicker since this is a step up from the Fiio L1. None the less it has good flexibility to permit connecting back to a headphone amp with a 180 degree turn. The fairly small and slim 1/8" connector has an over-molded plastic housing that seems to be slightly rubbery (high durometer TPE maybe). Not sure how well this plug will hold up over time but it should do just fine unless you plan on jogging with a headphone amp and need this sort of connector (don't think many people do that anyways). No real comments on sound, it sounds like a solid line out connection to me. I expect people that will notice the biggest differences using the LOD would be those that use high impedance or low sensitivity headphones with mild or low power portable amps fed by the headphone output of the iPhone. In this scenario you may have the volume high on the iPhone and over driving its amp (more distortion, less headroom).
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By simguy22 on August 12, 2011
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This is a worthy upgrade from using a standard headphone output which has a much lower grade sound quality, especially in devices like the Ipod that have a significantly lower quality headphone jack. This L3 bypasses the headphone jack completely and feeds the audio straight from the sound card into your headphone amp or line out into your receiver. It was indeed worth the investment, but not for portability if you get the long cord version! I ordered this cord expecting it to look like it did in the picture, being perfectly sized to bundle with a portable amp for portable use. However, what i received was the same unit but with a 2-foot long non-adjustable cord. Plugging it in to my headphone amp leaves a great bundle of excess cord that is completely unnecessary and completely non portable. My audiophile set up is already becoming a bigger and bigger clutter of wires and devices and with this L3 it becomes completely impractical to the point where i would bite the downgrade and use the standard small cable that came with the Fiio E5 headphone amp and plug it directly into the headphone jack.

For portable use: This would have been a fantastic upgrade in sound quality if the cord was the right size! Make sure you are getting the small cord version that fits nicely with your portable amp/dac and mp3 combo.

For home use (with long cable): What are you doing buying a L3? There are much better high quality cable choices. The short cable l3 is a great value but if you dont plan to use it for portable use than i dont believe this is a wise choice.

Sound quality itself: This L3 cord bypasser upgrade was a great deal more pleasurable to listen to music straight from my mp3 player and amp/dac combo than the headphone input!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By K L on November 22, 2011
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The hooks (w buttons to release) that are meant to secure the iPhone side of this plug do not fit the iPhone 4 and consequently the plug easily moves slightly out of its socket. The iPhone then stops playing and warns that "this accessory is not designed to work with this iPhone".. I have also gotten this warning several times when the plug is securely plugged into the socket.

Update: I noticed the connector edges were butting against the tiny Philips screws on the iPhone 4 frame next to the connector. By trimming off a little plastic on each side of the FiiO LOD connector, it can be inserted a tiny bit further and the hooks now attach reasonably securely. Updating from 2 to 3 stars. This would have been so easy to fix at the factory/design stage.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By ossyoos on September 10, 2011
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After a couple months of use, I decided that I should change my review of this product.
As a precursor I will say that I am using a 2nd Gen iPod touch with a broken headphone jack. This is why I bought this device.

This device at first was decently reliable. I found that over use that it worked less and less as it should. This biggest problem was that while the iPod was perfectly still, the device would think it got disconnected and would pause the song. At first this only happened a few times a day. I usually spend 3+ hours a day in my car, so this wasn't too big of an issue. Over the last month however the pauses would become more frequent. I always checked that the connection was secure and push play again. As of now the device will pause 4-8 times per song making my music mostly unlistenable. Even at home sitting on a table it will pause the iPod. The dock connector on my iPod has no issues since syncing and playing on my new usb car cd player is flawless.

This device was promising at first, but quickly led me to find another solution.

I give it 2 stars only because it sounds great when it actually works.
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