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ALO audio Rx MKII Portable Headphone Amplifier - Black Reviews

bassgroove

Nice, but just a little lacklustre

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Pros: Build quality, competent performer and good battery life

Cons: Just feels a little low powered and flat sounding

I love Alo Audio as a company and I know they have a strong commitment to excellent products, so it pains me to leave a less than excellent review for them.  Being fair, I have not heard the RX MkIII and I know some of their other products are going to be better than this now discontinued item.   For portable use I tend to have low ohm items:  CIEMs (Frogbeat C4s), Ultrasone Ed. 8, etc.   I bought the RX Mk II as it was meant to pair well with the CLAS -dB and I was using these two with an iPod classic (ALAC files).   The CLAS -dB is outstanding and I think gives my desktop Schiit Bifrost a serious run for its money.  The CLAS costs more, but it...
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RUMAY408

ALO Rx MKll solid sound with some design flaws

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Pros: For its size packs a sonic punch. Long lasting battery life. At current price point a bargain. The silicon bands are solid.

Cons: Stencil smears off easily and volume control is awkward.

After several weeks of auditioning I feel comfortable sharing my impression of this portable amp.  In comparison to the FiiO 11 it provides more battery life and improved amplification.  I like the expansive sound that it provides out of my Rockbox iPod 5.5G and my MacBook Air.  The signature feels transparent and I did not hear any coloring.  I feel the amp is more than adequate to drive both my HD595 and HE400. It paired well with the DF out of my Mac and the audio out of my iPod Wolfson DAC felt warm and authentic.  At $349 I feel it is a bargain.  At the original $449 it would have been a more marginal call.   At this price I would not expect...
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