with the new Android OS supporting USB digital audio output, on-the-go audiophiles might want to squeeze every bit of that digital bliss out from their Android devices and the V-MODA VAMP VERZA Portable Amplifier is the device that can help you out. in fact, the VAMP VERZA, which happens to work with iOS devices as well, does more than just amping out your digital tunes, it is also a Digital-to-Analog Converter (DAC) for extracting pure digital output from your smartphone and computer and it has a built-in 2,200 mAh lithium-ion battery that not only powers the portable amplifier, but also doubles as a juice pack for your USB-powered devices. packed into this futuristic-looking device are audiophile-grade components from Burr Brown and AKM that will ensure you will be getting nothing but high-end audio reproduction from your computer or mobile devices. it has not one, but two dedicated DAC built into it with one DAC for handling digital audio of your computer and Android devices, and the other, for iOS devices. on the amp side, you have 150mW and 130mW amplifications for the USB audio and iOS devices, respectively.
other features include a six-layer anti-interference PCB design minimize noise and interference, a beautifully machined rotary dial volume knob with precise volume control, Hi/Lo gain switch to handle both low- and high-powered audio cans, bass and 3D buttons for enhanced low frequency sound and virtual 3D sound, and an optical output suitable for use with your home or car audio system setup. despite being feature-rich and its sleek metal construction, the V-MODA VAMP VERZA Portable Amplifier only weighs in at just 190 grams. compatibility list includes Samsung GALAXY S III, Note II, most iOS devices, Windows, as well as Mac OS X machines. the V-MODA VAMP VERZA Portable Amplifier is available now for a grand sticker of $598 a pop – a price which we are oblige to thing that only serious mobile audiophile enthusiasts need to apply. optionally, a companion METALLO case ($101) will be available shortly for S III and iPhone 5 to allow for easy and rubberband-free attachment to the VAMP VERZA. needless to say, that case will also offers protection for your lovely smartphone as well. check out an interview with V-MODA founder, Val Kolton by Head-Fi in the embedded video below to learn more.