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post #91 of 238

Unfortunately the manufacturers list output voltage differently:

 

iBasso D-Zero: 95mW @ 32ohm

 

Pico Slim: 0.35Wrms @ 32ohm

 

Converting watts into milliwatts then it would appear the Pico puts out a lot more output @ 350mW??? Can anyone double check my math?

post #92 of 238
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Originally Posted by ocswing View Post

 

 

Sorry about that. I've been pretty busy and haven't had a lot of headphone time in general, even with my main rig. I keep turning on my Lyr so the tubes warm up, and then it gets turned off without being used. I'm hoping in the next couple weeks I can do a more revealing listening session with the D-Zero.


That's all right sir. Looking forward for your future impressions. :)

 

post #93 of 238
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Originally Posted by vinylrules View Post

Unfortunately the manufacturers list output voltage differently:

 

iBasso D-Zero: 95mW @ 32ohm

 

Pico Slim: 0.35Wrms @ 32ohm

 

Converting watts into milliwatts then it would appear the Pico puts out a lot more output @ 350mW??? Can anyone double check my math?


I made the right choice then :P

 

post #94 of 238

How would this compare with

 

1) DAC Destroyer 

 

2) Ibasso D3 Python

post #95 of 238

@ around $300 premium up & above the cost of the lowly iBasso D-0, you better have!!! wink_face.gif
 

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Originally Posted by swbf2cheater View Post




I made the right choice then :P

 



 

post #96 of 238
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Originally Posted by djevoultion View Post

How would this compare with

 

1) DAC Destroyer 

 

2) Ibasso D3 Python


For what it's worth, I have the DacDestroyer and thought it was better than the udac and udac2. Compared to my iBasso D10, I give the nod to the D10 but not significantly.

post #97 of 238

Check out my review of the D-Zero directly compared to the FiiO E7 here.

post #98 of 238

hi clieos, i need your advise.

 

i have bright phones here...

mx980, ue700 and fx700.

 

and im planning on getting myself an IPOD by RWA.

and i would like to pair it with a budget amp only.

which is would be better?

 

E7 or DZERO?

post #99 of 238

If anyone had a chance to preview E10 (I know it is not portable, but I want my first amp before E17 comes out and I can pair it with some future E9 upgrade) and D-Zero, which one should sound better with Denon AH-D2000 and/or Sennheiser HD600?

post #100 of 238
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Originally Posted by mutovkin View Post

If anyone had a chance to preview E10 (I know it is not portable, but I want my first amp before E17 comes out and I can pair it with some future E9 upgrade) and D-Zero, which one should sound better with Denon AH-D2000 and/or Sennheiser HD600?



e10 isn't out yet

post #101 of 238
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Originally Posted by Ikelmonster View Post


e10 isn't out yet


I have a reason to believe that some people on this forum might have received a sample already.

 

post #102 of 238
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\Originally Posted by pinoyman View Post

hi clieos, i need your advise.

 

i have bright phones here...

mx980, ue700 and fx700.

 

and im planning on getting myself an IPOD by RWA.

and i would like to pair it with a budget amp only.

which is would be better?

 

E7 or DZERO?

If you are not going to use the DAC section of both amp, I don't think you should limit your choice on just these two. I have put at least 24 hours on D-zero now and my original impression still stands - I find D-zero a bit on the bright side and just a tiny bit grainy / edgy on the top. Personally I won't pair D-zero with already bright headphone which might causes sibilance. Also, while the width of soundstage is excellent, the depth / layering is not quite as good. Overall I'll say D-zero is still better than E7, but for the same price range, there are other choices as well. E6 (which is better sounding than E7) is IMO roughly on par with D-zero on the amp section - not quite as wide on soundstage, but better on depth and more texture on the mid / low. E11, like E6, not quite as wide on soundstage, but better on depth and more texture on the mid / low, much better on layering. iBasso T3 / T3D is also good choice, roughly on par of E11 and better than D-zero. If you are willing spend up to $150, LEAR FSM-01 (found on eBay) is pretty much better than both T3D and E11, but it is also also a little edgy like D-zero and might not go quite as well with really bright headphone.

 

As I have said before, I think the real value on D-zero is on its DAC section. It is by far the best sounding [PCM270x + WM8740] combo I have heard.


 

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Originally Posted by Ikelmonster View Post

e10 isn't out yet


I guess I am one of very few who have both D-zero and E10 right now. If you don't need portability, I'll recommend E10 over D-zero. E10 is cheaper (around $80 or so), the amp section is much more powerful and better textured, the DAC section is better (slightly more detail + 24/96 support). The only place D-zero outshines E10 is on soundstage width. If you need portability however, D-zero is still a really good choice at the sub-$150 bucket.

 

 

post #103 of 238
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Originally Posted by ClieOS View Post


I guess I am one of very few who have both D-zero and E10 right now. If you don't need portability, I'll recommend E10 over D-zero. E10 is cheaper (around $80 or so), the amp section is much more powerful and better textured, the DAC section is better (slightly more detail + 24/96 support). The only place D-zero outshines E10 is on soundstage width. If you need portability however, D-zero is still a really good choice at the sub-$150 bucket.

 

 


Thanks a lot for your recommendation. I've pre-ordered E10 on MP4 Nation as soon as it became available but was still in doubt if I'm right about my choice.

 

post #104 of 238
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Originally Posted by mutovkin View Post


Thanks a lot for your recommendation. I've pre-ordered E10 on MP4 Nation as soon as it became available but was still in doubt if I'm right about my choice.

 


Not sure if you've seen this already: http://www.headfonia.com/the-latest-must-have-the-fiio-e10-usb-dacamp/

 

post #105 of 238

oh my god, finally someone mentions the LEAR FSM-01, I saw it in Hong Kong but never got the chance to try it out. Can you give me a brief impression of the LEAR vs IBasso T3 ?

 

THANKS
 

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Originally Posted by ClieOS View Post

If you are not going to use the DAC section of both amp, I don't think you should limit your choice on just these two. I have put at least 24 hours on D-zero now and my original impression still stands - I find D-zero a bit on the bright side and just a tiny bit grainy / edgy on the top. Personally I won't pair D-zero with already bright headphone which might causes sibilance. Also, while the width of soundstage is excellent, the depth / layering is not quite as good. Overall I'll say D-zero is still better than E7, but for the same price range, there are other choices as well. E6 (which is better sounding than E7) is IMO roughly on par with D-zero on the amp section - not quite as wide on soundstage, but better on depth and more texture on the mid / low. E11, like E6, not quite as wide on soundstage, but better on depth and more texture on the mid / low, much better on layering. iBasso T3 / T3D is also good choice, roughly on par of E11 and better than D-zero. If you are willing spend up to $150, LEAR FSM-01 (found on eBay) is pretty much better than both T3D and E11, but it is also also a little edgy like D-zero and might not go quite as well with really bright headphone.

 

As I have said before, I think the real value on D-zero is on its DAC section. It is by far the best sounding [PCM270x + WM8740] combo I have heard.


 


I guess I am one of very few who have both D-zero and E10 right now. If you don't need portability, I'll recommend E10 over D-zero. E10 is cheaper (around $80 or so), the amp section is much more powerful and better textured, the DAC section is better (slightly more detail + 24/96 support). The only place D-zero outshines E10 is on soundstage width. If you need portability however, D-zero is still a really good choice at the sub-$150 bucket.

 

 



 

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