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post #46 of 151

well he will play the set ipod 5 g from ibasso t5?

I am searching for the small portable amplifier, I seem to be Size t5 good

will he bring in this HD25-1 or DT1350?

post #47 of 151
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Originally Posted by mrarroyo View Post

A T5 is on its way, look forward to hearing what it has to offer. So far I have not been disappointed with iBasso's products. biggrin.gif

I look forward to reading your impressions. I will state that it does take quite of burn in to even out. This was while comparing to other amps to make sure what I was and wasn't hearing, was the amp and not just my ears for that particular day. 
 

 

post #48 of 151
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yea. after the pb1/db1, it seems theyve been in a funk.


Well, I wouldn't go so far as to say that, as they have launched the PB2, DB2, T5 and are finalizing the D7 since the PB1/DB1 was released.  Hardly a funk, as all of these continue their upward trend of product improvements. 

 

 

 

post #49 of 151
Any new impressions on the T-5. How does it compare to other amps?
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Originally Posted by radiohead7 View Post

Any new impressions on the T-5. How does it compare to other amps?


IMO, the T5 is one of the best sounding amps that iBasso has yet introduced.  The imaging and tonal accuracy is better than many desktops I have owned.  The soundstage is very expansive and dimensional.  

post #51 of 151
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IMO, the T5 is one of the best sounding amps that iBasso has yet introduced.  The imaging and tonal accuracy is better than many desktops I have owned.  The soundstage is very expansive and dimensional.  



thats a huge statement. good to see theyre back on track!  by my earlier comment about them being in a funk, its because the pb/db1 were so... amazing that their subsequent amps didnt have nearly as much buzz in my opinion.  i might bite on this for my FX700 and J3 even tho some say an amp isnt needed with either the fx700 or j3. 

post #52 of 151

I'm planning to get T5 for my portable use. Currently having couple if iDevices as source playing ALAC. Will be used with ES5s, SE535, IE8 and ESW10JPN. Wondering if this amp will go well with what I already have? What kind of LOD should I get? And I wonder if I will also need a DAC for my Macbook Air since it's got some digital noise straight out of the headphone out... :( Pls advise as I'm new!

post #53 of 151

Upon reaciving the T5 I charged it and ... HORRIBLE SOUND! All BASS! I was using the Audio Technica ATH-ESW9 headphones and iTunes with Apple Lossless files. I then let the amp burn-in for about 12 hours and the bass settled significantly allowing the mids and top end to come through. Now the amp has about 35 hours of burn-in and it has continued to maure allowing for a much more involving experience. I do not recall any recent amp portable or full size changing this much in the first 12-35 hours with the first 12 hours being very significant change.

 

So far I am getting less hours of playing time than I would have hoped for, however I have seen batteries needing various re-charge cycles before they provide the maximum number of play hours. More to come in a couple of days.

post #54 of 151
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I also found a big difference during the settling of the caps of the amp and what else is going on. For playing time, I get 20 hours or so. 

 

I have been using the Koss Porta Pros and the ESW10's. They both sound great with the amp, oh and the JH13 Pros. The Porta Pros are extremely open sounding with this amp and sound surprisingly realistic. 


Edited by jamato8 - 11/18/11 at 11:05am
post #55 of 151

For kicks did you try the T5 with the LCD-2?  I have been thinking of a portable amp for the iPhone + RE-262 or just getting a really efficient IEM.  And looking for something didn't break the bank, between $100-200.
 

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I also found a big difference during the settling of the caps of the amp and what else is going on. For playing time, I get 20 hours or so. 

 

I have been using the Koss Porta Pros and the ESW10's. They both sound great with the amp, oh and the JH13 Pros. The Porta Pros are extremely open sounding with this amp and sound surprisingly realistic. 



 

post #56 of 151
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Originally Posted by WNBC View Post

For kicks did you try the T5 with the LCD-2?  I have been thinking of a portable amp for the iPhone + RE-262 or just getting a really efficient IEM.  And looking for something didn't break the bank, between $100-200.
 



 



Very interesting that John mentioned how good the Porta-Pro sounds with the T5....I have been using my Koss KSC-35 and marveled at how great they sound, but was almost ashamed to post that such inexpensive phones could sound so good!   Must be some kind of magic...  or else a very special little amp.  Maybe I should post this in the High-End forum???  beyersmile.png

post #57 of 151

Awesome, bring back those ear clip headphones.  Lots of Beats around this campus.  I never had good luck with the ear clips.  The Koss KSC-35 or Porta Pro as a stocking stuffer for myself.

I ordered the $7 Monoprice 8320 IEMs today.  Maybe they'll pair well with the T5.  http://www.head-fi.org/t/580769/the-monoprice-8320-how-can-these-only-cost-7-11/90#post_7901508

 

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Originally Posted by HiFlight View Post

Very interesting that John mentioned how good the Porta-Pro sounds with the T5....I have been using my Koss KSC-35 and marveled at how great they sound, but was almost ashamed to post that such inexpensive phones could sound so good!   Must be some kind of magic...  or else a very special little amp.  Maybe I should post this in the High-End forum???  beyersmile.png



 

post #58 of 151

Jamato, I'm intrigued by these for my JH13s, but I'm a bit worried by the fact that you didn't like the Pico Slim.  I've used a wide variety of portable and desktop amps, and never heard anything better for the JH13s than the Pico Slim. (except the Woo Audio 5 I tried at a meet, but that hardly counts ;)
 

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Well with my JHPro 13's, it sounds great. No hiss, even on high gain but I use it on low gain. If you keep it plugged into the source and on high gain and high volume, you can hear some hiss but as soon as you disconnect the source the hiss is gone so the amp isn't producing any and if you listened at this high volume you would be deaf in a short while. 

 

Anyway, I haven't used the Pro 13's too much lately, opting for the open and closed phones for testing but this amp is a great choice with IEM's as there is plenty of solid bass delivery without being bloated or thumpy, which I can't stand. I do prefer the sound in high gain but that is the same as with most all amps I have. I find more resolution and transparency in high gain, and that is at the same volume of course. 



 

post #59 of 151
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Originally Posted by AVU View Post

Jamato, I'm intrigued by these for my JH13s, but I'm a bit worried by the fact that you didn't like the Pico Slim.  I've used a wide variety of portable and desktop amps, and never heard anything better for the JH13s than the Pico Slim. (except the Woo Audio 5 I tried at a meet, but that hardly counts ;)

I didn't say I didn't like the Pico Slim, what I wasn't crazy about was the highs. It is a solid little amp otherwise. What I like about the T5 is that it performs great from lows to the top end and I find little to fault. No one amp is going to please everyone and there are many who really like the Pico Slim and that is great. 

 

post #60 of 151

so is this worth getting if you're looking for a giant upgrade from ibasso t3d?

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