Have any of you used either with the Westone 3's or TF10's? I'm leaning towards the Pico Slim for low level listening. What I'm hoping to gain is the best lower level listening with all the dynamics these IEM's produce at louder levels from the dap's headphone out. Right now I have to listen at 60% top 75% volume, which is louder than I'd like, especially for extended listening. Bass is the big thing that suffers at lower volume listening.
Sadly no, for optimum volume out of your headphone out it really depends on 2 things 1) your DAP of course 2) your files. I find better recordings will give better signals, or even recording process, with FLAC files it matters as well but it's a big thing with CD players from what I've noticed. For bass, definitely go with the Arrow, bass boost can solve lots of bass aches (lol). But, again it all depends on how you like your bass. Due to the Pico Slim's design it does give a bit more attenuation even though it's digital I think it was 255 steps? Arrow I don't know but, for low listening attenuation the Pico is better.
Get the Arrow and you will not be disappointed. I find the Arrow is extremely fun amp to listen to while the Pico Slim is more on the netural side. On the other hand, I much prefer Pico Slim on low level listening. Much more control on the volume setting than the Arrow. I wish Arrow have a lower gain setting...
Well said :)
Haha, I assume before living in TX you lived somewhere cold? Haha, I do hear northern TX can get pretty cold near 0 degrees Celsius. But, up here in snow land heated seats are truly nice especially if you have leather seats. I always have my turned on cause leather seats are way too cold haha.