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post #241 of 1153
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Newbie here!

After several trips to various Hi-Fi stores around town in the last month to test headphones and a few dac/amps and several days of reading post after post on this forum I finally broke down and made my first ever 'sound' purchase:

Grado RS1i and ibasso D4 (for PC listening)

I'm pretty sure I won't have any complaints given that I'm coming from crap mp3s, crap soundcard, and crap $50 Sony headphones.

Did I make a good choice?
Yes, now quit head-fi or we'll have to be sorry for your wallet.
post #242 of 1153
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Originally Posted by HeadphoneAddict View Post
WOW!

My iBasso D4 arrived today and right out of the box it sounds pretty darn close to my 1000+ hour D10 with TLE2141 class-A/EL8201 topkit. I love it.
Awesome! So let us know when you have made another update to your already extensive review of DAC/amps, ya?
post #243 of 1153
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Originally Posted by HeadphoneAddict View Post
WOW!

My iBasso D4 arrived today and right out of the box it sounds pretty darn close to my 1000+ hour D10 with TLE2141 class-A/EL8201 topkit. I love it.
HPA, could you try the ESW10JPN driven by the D4? I am curious about the synergy of the two
post #244 of 1153

I think you did good!

I think you did pretty good...contact
hiflight for a opamp topkit to improve the bass a bit and battery life on your
D4
Happy Listening!
Pauly

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Originally Posted by dongringo View Post
Newbie here!

After several trips to various Hi-Fi stores around town in the last month to test headphones and a few dac/amps and several days of reading post after post on this forum I finally broke down and made my first ever 'sound' purchase:

Grado RS1i and ibasso D4 (for PC listening)

I'm pretty sure I won't have any complaints given that I'm coming from crap mp3s, crap soundcard, and crap $50 Sony headphones.

Did I make a good choice?
post #245 of 1153
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Originally Posted by pekingduck View Post
HPA, could you try the ESW10JPN driven by the D4? I am curious about the synergy of the two
It sounds good to me. The 10's aren't hard to drive and I hear a good spatial presentation with tuneful bass and nice mids.
post #246 of 1153
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Originally Posted by pekingduck View Post
HPA, could you try the ESW10JPN driven by the D4? I am curious about the synergy of the two
I'll try to do that later when I have time, but it will be part of my review either way.

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Originally Posted by tigon_ridge View Post
Awesome! So let us know when you have made another update to your already extensive review of DAC/amps, ya?
If you subscribe to my big USB DAC amp review you will get updates.
post #247 of 1153
Have someone compared de D4 with Apogee Duet?

I know these devices are not of the same category, but i'm searching for a DAC/AMP for a semi-portable rig based on my MacBook and for now the Duet seems to be the best choice; i'was wandering if the D4 could be a good choice too!!

So how are these two devices compared?

The amp must drive ATH-ES7, Grado SR325is and maybe a Sennheiser HD650 one day...
post #248 of 1153
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Originally Posted by HeadphoneAddict View Post
WOW!

My iBasso D4 arrived today and right out of the box it sounds pretty darn close to my 1000+ hour D10 with TLE2141 class-A/EL8201 topkit. I love it.
Will it be possible to compare this to the Hifiman EF2 using your HD600s?
post #249 of 1153
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Originally Posted by jamato8 View Post
It sounds good to me. The 10's aren't hard to drive and I hear a good spatial presentation with tuneful bass and nice mids.
thanks!
post #250 of 1153
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Originally Posted by sohels View Post
Will it be possible to compare this to the Hifiman EF2 using your HD600s?
I usually try all my headphones with the amps for my big USB DAC amp review, so I will report on that.
post #251 of 1153

This amp rocks

Right out of the box...this amp is fantastic...do not hesitate in my honest opinion
post #252 of 1153
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Originally Posted by HeadphoneAddict View Post
Yes, now quit head-fi or we'll have to be sorry for your wallet.
LOL I was just thinking that.
post #253 of 1153
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Originally Posted by paulybatz View Post
I think you did pretty good...contact
hiflight for a opamp topkit to improve the bass a bit and battery life on your
D4
Happy Listening!
Pauly
Thanks for that advice. I'll check into it.
post #254 of 1153
Got my D4 today!. I think I must write some impression to feedback this wonderful forums. But I have to apologize for my bad English first.

I spent about 2 hours to listen it until now. For my esw9s, I didn't notice too much different with unamped directly from ipod. ( a little disappointed, ).
But when I use it to drive my HD650s and K701s, I was so satisfied with it. Just turn the knob at 12:00, the volum are pretty aloud. The bass is deep and tight, middles are smooth and highs have a lots of details, clear and bright. Compare with my home rig(see my signatures), it sounds more cold and bright but with a thin body, and highs are a little hiss. But for a portable amp to drive the 650s and 701s, what more can I expect?

For the the DAC part, I would like to say, it is amazing. I use foobar2k WASAPI to USB input of my LIttle dot DAC1 and D4 to little dot MKIII. I found the two DACs at the same level. Little Dot has a better bass and the D4 with a little more details at highs.

Plus my little dot DAC has more than 200hours on it and the D4 only has less than two hours.

Will try to write more impression after it burn-in.
post #255 of 1153
Thread Starter 
The D4 needs over 100 hours to form the caps and smooth out. Also with the op amp changes you can make, the sound can be warmed up or cooled off or any number of things in small steps.
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