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post #16 of 17
One major issue of portable players is capacitor coupled output. It turns out that most of PMP's are cutting lows with lower impedance headphones (16 or even 32 Ohms) - sometimes the cutoff point is just below 100 Hz. Keep in mind that not only frequency response suffers, but also dampening, so you get worst of two worlds - bass is weak and flabby at one time!
Another major issue is that you can't use high-impedance headphones with PMP - just not enough volume even for quiet-environment listening. Once I DIY'd a portable amp just to drive a pair of 600-Ohm K240M's. Should I mention that it was one of my best portable sound experiences ever?
post #17 of 17
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Originally Posted by RYC View Post
Hey! yeh i was actually checking their site out last nite... definitely in my budget.. i was in the process of trying to research that brand & models etc.
You can also checkout the 'For Sale' thread for amps. My budget was the same as yours and I was reading up on both the P3 and D3 ibassos. P3 provides opamp rolling but that is extra cost to buy opamps for experimenting. Then what do you do with the opamps that you don't like. D3 has a DAC that I don't intend to use. Then I saw in the FS an RSA Tomahawk. The seller just happened to live cross town! We met up and transacked. The hawk was in as new condition. IMO the hawk is the best amp for IEMs. Built well, 2-AAA that last for hundreds of hours = cheap operating cost, excellent SQ, does not depreciate much, and backed by RSA's excellent warranty.

Good luck amp hunting and happy listening.
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