Boy, this is a long thread, and since I can't read it all, here's my question: Does anyone have the following set-up - iPhone/iPod -> LOD-RCA -> A1 Amp -> T1? I did an extended demo of the T5p, and while the "airiness"/space, clarity and detail were wonderful (incredible, actually, which is why I'm considering the T1), I was underwhelmed by the bass straight out of my iPhone. Certainly, you could get a portable amp to improve that, but it seemed that the consensus was that would only take you so far, and the sound-signature of the T1 was going to be more to my liking. The A1 amp is small and portable enough to carry it around my house (all that I really need), but my remaining concern was the use of a low-powered device such as an iPhone/iPod as the music source using a LOD-RCA cable. (The alternative would be a mini-RCA cable, which would be a bit more future-proof given Apple's move to the Lightening connector.) If you have this set-up, and have any thoughts you can share, I'd really appreciate it. Thanks in advance!
(I also may try the DT1350, which sounds like it will work fine straight from an iPhone and provide a more detailed sound than my current headphone, which is a Sennheiser Momentum.)
I used to own the T5p with a Fiio e11 amp with iphone. Its good, but honestly you're better off going with the best IEMs you can get that suit your taste. Its just so much more portable and cheaper without a loss in SQ (using iphone of course).