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I couldn't believe that it took one day for the T4 to arrive from China. It was sent yesterday and showed up today. Crazy man, crazy.

So I plugged it in with some but not too much anticipation. I wasn't totally won over by the T1 and T2. I mean they are ok but. . . So lighting up the T4 with its totally new case, that is really cool was done with the knowledge that iBasso has come along in sound quality and they have worked on the curve of learning pretty hard.

The sound wasn't bad but then hell, I just turned it on. Using my Edition 9, which is what I use most all the time, revealed that the iRiver H140 line out sounded a little better and the Xin Super Micro sounded better than either. A couple of hours passed, doing the laundry, oh yeah, etc. etc. with further comparison revealed that it now sounded as good as the iRiver. But what is the point if it doesn't sound better, right?

There have been plenty of threads lately on how unhappy some people are with the results of portables. My thoughts are that we all have different expectations. I do know that I use a good home system as a comparison and I also need, want, have to have a musical emotional experience. For me a good portable system can do this without question.

So how is the T4 now, after 8 hours. Well the bass is now better defined than the iRiver and there is a very nice clarity to the music. I would like a stronger bass line but hey, this thing is tiny, tiny, tiny.

More as time passes. Oh for those who want something to fit in a coin pocket. You know that little pocket that pants used to have? Well this will.

Oh, it has a very mild bass boost. A gain control that works, a nice small charger, an IC and good looking presentation box.









Newest version with drk grey top and latest opamps.

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iBasso continuous to raise the bar. It seems that their curve is still going up! Every new product is better than their predecessor and not just a little bit.

I anxiously awaiting for the D1 replacement! Should be a killer.

jamato8, how about some pics! We like pics.
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The D10 is very much anticipated.

Soon on the images. this thing is nice looking. Clean and to the point. It would look stunning with a ipod. It doesn't look like the image on the iBasso site. Oh the size is the same but the color and top is different.
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Thanks for the details! Any chance for pics?
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hmm... is there a T3 to begin with? used to own a T2 and know there's T1 but T3?
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I just received my t4 also. Man this thing is small. Doesn't sound bad either. I bought it to pair with my 32gb Ipod mini for walking around town, subway, etc. It's absolutely perfect for that. everything fits in my pocket now.
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hmm... is there a T3 to begin with? used to own a T2 and know there's T1 but T3?
What T3, I don't see no T3. lol What can I say? T1, T2, T?, T4. Hey I am only human. :6)
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What T3, I don't see no T3. lol What can I say? T1, T2, T?, T4. Hey I am only human. :6)
lol, din mean to point out the error, just trying to see if i have missed something hmm, wonder why ibasso skip the 3 and went straight to 4.
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The D10 is very much anticipated.

Soon on the images. this thing is nice looking. Clean and to the point. It would look stunning with a ipod. It doesn't look like the image on the iBasso site. Oh the size is the same but the color and top is different.
jam, have iBasso let anything else slip about the D10? Would love to see some concept pics. Last time i e-mailed they said they weren't ready to release anything. Itching to find out more.
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I received a reply and they are hoping to have the D10 by years end. This is exciting, can't wait!
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lol, din mean to point out the error, just trying to see if i have missed something hmm, wonder why ibasso skip the 3 and went straight to 4.
Maybe because it is so much better than the t2 that they felt that they could take it upon themselves to skip a generation?
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This things looks tiny, maybe it would be a good companion for the Ipod Nano 4G.
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Maybe because it is so much better than the t2 that they felt that they could take it upon themselves to skip a generation?

I was thinking i might be the 4 channel application.
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I was thinking i might be the 4 channel application.
What do they mean by 4 channel? , it can power two pair of headphones?
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I was thinking i might be the 4 channel application.
I think you have it. The sound is very, very different from that of the T1 and T2. There is no resemblance. I am quite surprised to be honest. I am still waiting for it to settle. It has done the usual things of being ok, to hey that is pretty good, to the sound is everywhere but strange to Bright, to . . . . but it is sounding good.

Yes this would work great with a Nano. They would fit in a very small pocket. It weighs next to nothing.
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