Would love to see Fiio E5 get thrown in the mix as well.
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9/23/09 at 8:54pm
Yeah, sorry, but I just wasn't very interested in buying a Mini3 (or is it Mini^3 ?)
A large part of my review of the Westone ES3X vs Ultimate Ears UE11Pro vs Jerry Harvey JH13Pro was about amp synergy with the three different custom IEM. That review is too long to add to this review: http://www.head-fi.org/forums/f103/r...1/#post5933754
The best portable amp for the UE11Pro is now the iBasso D10 with TLE2141 class-A boased opamps with EL8201 as buffers. This is better with the UE11Pro than any of the portable amps in my profile, including my previous #1 the 3MOVE.
The Woo WA6 and Single Power Square Wave XL are the best desktop amps for the UE11Pro, Westone ES3X and JH Audio JH13Pro (as stated in the review linked above). This beats any portable amp with them.
The best amp (portable or desktop) for the Senn IE8 is the ALO Amphora. That is followed closely by the iBasso D10 with AD8599 opamp and AD8616 buffers, but that opamp combo is only good with the IE8/HD600 and too thin bright with other IEM. The TLE2141-CA/EL8201 in the D10 would be my next choice with the benefit that it sounds great with all my custom IEM too.
really good review, there isnt enough synergy, i especially appreciated it, being a predator owner,, i know these were for iem, but i found that my predator couldnt fully amp the low end of my denon 7000, do u think the mustang would fair better?
----also i am surprised that the predator was the only amp that you found mad the ue5 pro sound half way desccent,, ive never heard the pro but i own and love the ue5eb(best bass iem hands down) have not tried the wm2 or the jh13 but those are custom,
anyway i dont see how they could be that bad,, i have the triplefi and love them but am giving ie a second chance because before i had fit issue, westone 3 high pitch really hurt my ears not to mention distorted at high volume,, i really wish there were more miced iem options for these tier one phones, x10 mic? i am skeptical i will like the ie8 even with better fit as i have heard them already we shall seee but i will directly compare them to all my iems, but dang those x10 look cool maybe ill have to get the w3 back and compare them side by side accordingly eergh..
thanks for the info it helps us all out quite a bit