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Hi,As per the post by iFi here:  http://www.head-fi.org/t/711217/idsd-micro-crowd-designed-and-the-new-firmware-flavours-are-here-page-138/660#post_10611007 So if I read that correctly, that says the iFi Micro iDSD has 19.5 effective bits of resolution?If so, that's very good for a sub-$500 amp/DAC, eh?!
I'm sure this is a nice sounding amp but it is way overpriced IMHO.   I saw an interview with Bascom King in which he speaks glowingly of the Pathos Aurium amp as one of the best sounding headphone amps out there, but the Aurium is "only" $1495.   Arnie Nudell (Infinity) is a fan of the Aurium as well. Seems like pricing of less than $2000 ($1995?) would be more appropriate. Unlike the Deckard, I assume that The King is made in the U.S.A. at least???
Personally I would be more interested in a headphone amp from Nelson via FirstWatt. Just looked on the Pass Labs website, no mention of a headphone amp at all ... has it been canceled?
I think I would prefer a 4-pin balanced XLR to the two 3.5mm mini jacks. Seems more fitting to an Ayre high-performance product. Don't 3.5mm jacks have poor crosstalk characteristics?
I'm enjoying the iFi Micro iDSD, it's amazing how much high-end technology they've packed into such a small package and for a reasonable price (made in China). I use the Micro iDSD exclusively on the desktop plugged into a Mac Mini, so I never have use for the power charging port on the side of the unit: http://www.technoheadphone.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/IMG_4061.jpg iFi bundles lots of accessories with the Micro iDSD but one thing I wish they had also provided...
Here you go:  http://ifi-audio.com/wp-content/uploads/data/manual/micro%20iDSD%20Manual.pdfSee the section "LED".
How'd the comparo go?
What settings on the iFi Micro iDSD did you use during the test? Which Filter, Power Mode, etc.? Thanks!
If running from the battery it will detect the USB current and attempt to draw power to charge the battery.
No need to get your dander up.  It was just an opinion, if you don't like it then just ignore it.
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