post #871 of 1017
3/25/10 at 10:26pm
Hi, I have PK1 and fiio5. After 6 months of use /around 600 hours on both/ pk1 with this amp I must say that burn in of both results in stunning SQ, incredible compared to <150-250 hours and no comparision at all to <100 hours. PK1 sound like nothing before I am truly amazed
Well, my PK1's were delivered today. I sat at my desk during lunch and had them plugged into my S639, no amp. I have to say without an amp these are very uninspiring buds. I also have the PK2 and they are miles ahead when you are running straight off a source.
The only "portable" amp I currently own is the bithead from headroom. I don't and won't carry it with me though as I don't consider something that size to be portable. I am holding out for the E7 as I have read some good initial reviews. REALLY wish they would hurry up and release it.
These PK1's are REALLY POWER HUNGRY. My gosh. I typically listen to my PK2 on 9 or 10 volume setting. With no amp today, I had my volume set to 16 just to get it close to the same volume. But with the added volume did not come added sound. They are for sure warmer and the bass is a bit fuller. The soundstage is not in the same league as the PK2. It's not bad at all, but you don't get the same wide out of head feeling with these as you do the PK2.
I really can't wait to get these adequately amped so I know what I'm dealing with. Don't get me wrong, I like the initial sound, but when it's not amped, it's not what I was thinking it should have been.