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Rsa Shadow vs ibasso T5 which one is better?

post #1 of 11
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Anyone have any opinions on which one is the better amp?

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post #2 of 11

Both amps sound very good, but one costs over twice as much. Depending on where you reside one amp will be more convenient should it need to be repaired.

post #3 of 11

^ do you have both amps?

post #4 of 11

Currently I have the T5, I have listened to the Shadow once so I cannot compare them.

post #5 of 11

Ah okok good to know.

 

Would have asked for a proper review with comparisons between the 2.

post #6 of 11

Reviews are just opinions and we all hear differently. The T5 is inexpensive enough you could buy one and if you do not like it sell for not much of a loss. Or you could wait and buy it used.

 

As far as these two units there is quite a bit of difference in price that makes a comparison unlikely IMO. I like Ray's portable amps and Ray IMO has also been good to the community. If you would like to hear the Ray's house sound there are a couple of his portable amps (used) for sale here for $200 and $175.

post #7 of 11

The Shadow will have better shielding from GSM RFI noises. 

 

Sound signature would be different for both. 

 

Not sure if you're just starting out or a professional audio engineer. It does make a difference on how you choose.

 

Starting out : listen to both amps over a few times and decide which you LIKE better. 

 

Audio Engineer : listen to both amps on your test track and mentally decide which is closer to your reference monitors. 

 

Have fun, above all.

post #8 of 11
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I'm using it mostly with my iphone and my westone 4. Which one would fit me better?

post #9 of 11

I like the shadow

post #10 of 11
the t5 is said to be more IEM-focused amplifier. So I'll vote for t5.
post #11 of 11

T5 is better..

I think..

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