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It Improves the signal to noise ratio, distortion and should be better in other dynamic aspects as well. Helps with a few things like the v control and low level retrieval. Many still don't know this but as opposed to analog, distortion in digital goes up as signal level goes down. It's often neglected by those that are standard def proponents. The subtleties like ambience decay, inflection and other subtleties have more distortion than the loud portions where in analog,...
While I'm not a Bose fan in general due to my view on the performance of their home audio products and somewhat deceiving marketing, I have always thought their noise cancelling headphones and certain sound reinforcement product good and extremely innovative.
I don't think it's an either or proposition and the bandwidth/current ratio can be controlled. iBasso may have chosen something between the extremes and optimized for this purpose.
While I strongly disagree with the 2nd portion, I agree that dropping the last 8 bits is a simple and benign way of doing this. It's exactly what the Tera does. Last time I tried Rockbox ( liked it in this application) was in a Sansa. Does it play 48K native if the player can clock it or downsample higher than 48k sample rates? Would be a shame to not accommodate a current library though obviously not a problem for those that don't believe in HiDef. I suppose it's easy...
 To me, that's only true when there are limitations elsewhere in the chain but when all is right, IMO, 24 bit is rather easily blind tested and preferred. I think 'proper testing' is the issue here. I'm not debating that usb DACs or most DAPs limit this but rather that format evaluations should only be done with a premium chain. If you can pick 24/96 or better over Redbook 10 times out of 10 on a simple, well chosen under $15k 2 ch setup (where speakers are the least...
I suspect they pay more for a fast turn around and get fit for acrylic by known entities if not when there. These are tools for their original profit making base. I understand the frustration and disappointment but lets stick to knowns. Unfortunately one of those knowns is that you fell through the cracks. Sorry to hear that.
I think this IEM with cable will be around $600. I'll double check.   So far;   Good: sound, price (relative), build, replaceable cables, Zack   Not so good: They're big. Like the others with this body, having tips that accommodated your ears is important. I'm sure some will find the fit easy enough but personally, I had to find tips the would secure them with a seal when not stationary. The ones pictured and some triples I own both work great. Others like...
      Thought I'd give a heads up on some things I have on hand. I got these from Nocturnal Audio for evaluation a bit back but have been too busy to do much with them. The IEMs appear to be quite a value along with their really well priced cables. The copper cable here is the best pure copper I've heard and only $40 retail. It has the evenness that's expected but not dull, overly warm or creamy. It's got solidity and focus along with the expected texture. On the...
If you were using the olives or triple tips, that's quite possible. Best isolation I ever got was from se530s with olives but my customs aren't that far off. You can wrap some plastic wrap around the stems away from the tip and see if you get more bass or isolation but it's probably fine.
To expand a bit on the link I gave. You'll see them reference the comparisons to 1Khz which can be a bit misleading. The 4p isn't gaining efficiency in the high frequency from impedance matching the higher output impedance amp. The rest of the range is being relatively reduced.   Say that you increase efficiency of the tweeter(s) enough that you need to use a series resistor in front of it. The resistor affects the system as would a higher source impedance while allowing...
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