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NuForce icon mobile or iBasso T3?

post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 
Hi folks.

I am trying to decide between these two (unless there are better at the same price!) to use with my iPod 160gig latest generation, ie8's and qables silvercad lod.



All my music is lossless and I listen mainly to acustic, folk,Wagner opera's 50's/60's jazz and chamber music.



I am using Gary's amp at the moment which is great but a little warm for the ie8's I feel.



I am willing to go up to $150 but no more as I am thinking of the jh3a/16 combo early next year but in the meantime want a little more mid an treble clarity and naturalness.



Thanks in advance for yourt houghts and thank you headphone addict for your valuable input in your PM!
Edited by ianmedium - 6/17/10 at 4:42pm
post #2 of 10

from what you say it sounds perfectly like the icon mobile.  however having not heard the T3 i cannot say categorically its not better.

post #3 of 10
Thread Starter 

Thanks so much Mark, that was what Headphoneaddict was saying as well, the other advantage is that I can get the icon here in Canada so no problems with customs fee's which can really add up!

post #4 of 10
Thread Starter 

Edit!

Decided to go for the icon through one of the forum sponsers, fulcrum audio, great price and excellent service!

post #5 of 10
Thread Starter 

Just an update!

 

Just ordered the icon from forum sponsers Fulcrum Audio. They were great to deal with and it is refreshing for us up here in Canada to be able to obtain a product at the same price as it is in the States.

 

We normally pay a hefty premium!

post #6 of 10

the icon mobile and IE8 is a well matched combo

post #7 of 10
Thread Starter 

Thanks Mark, yours and HA's advice really helped. Just have to wait a week and a half now as the black on is out of stock and then it is burn in time!

 

I guess the best way would be to attatch it to my computer and then run music through it and then through headphones?

post #8 of 10

i cant say i recall it having a burn in but then it was some time ago, i wouldnt feel that you have to burn it in, id just use it from the get go.

post #9 of 10
Thread Starter 

Oh Ok, I know HA said it gave it's best after about 200 hours.

post #10 of 10

then id take his word over mine on the issue, he has far more amp experience than i

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