My FSM-01 impression is here: http://www.head-fi.org/t/574826/impression-lear-fsm-01
As an amp, better sounding than almost all the amps in this shootout except for the 3 Channels Amp. I think the two is close to be on par.
Thanks for the reviews it gives a great summary of some great products in this category. I think Fred_fred_2004's 3 Channels Headphone Amp is great sounding - For anyone in the market in this price range Also worth considering is The Ultimate Cmoy Rechargeable also made by Fred_fred_2004 and is similar price to the 3 channel heaphone amp in the review above (picture above). This has transformed my listening from my cowon J3 and S9 players amd works well with my IEM (IE7 triple fi and shure SE520) along with full sized cans.
I just received the PA2V2. I don't hear any difference yet, I use easy to drive headphones (AKG K240 and Audio Technica D40fs) so I'll give it a week with the amp and see if I notice any difference.
What I did notice from the first minute was pretty noticeable EMI when I plugged it into my Android.
The EMI was gone after I re-seated the batteries. I still can't tell a difference between listening with or without the PA2V2.
However, I got the Fred_fred_2004's rechargeable cMoy (Same one tony posted above). It actually has an impact on the sound. The lows sound just as big but less muddy.
The problem however is that it's not really rechargeable. It works from the DC charger but once I unplug it, it dies after 5-15 minutes. I'm currently speaking to Howard via eBay and trying to resolve this issue...
... so I got the JDS Labs cMoy BB 2.03 2x9V [the most expensive one they sell] how do I know which opamp is in it? You mentioned the AD8620 and another one...
My main question is seeing as I have the best one they sold, how will it compare to an E11 [which is still 8 days out for me]
My issue with the cMoy is I'd like a tiny bit more bass boost in the sub region, for mids it's wonderful and at about 20 horus burn in, it's as good [bass wise] as my E6 on the Blue LED setting [which btw the Blue LED setting E6 sounds horriably dark and almost muddy compared to the cMoy]
I got the E11 simply because I saw the words "Colored" and well I want an ENTIRELY transparent amp for my Dt 880 so I can use them for pure Refrance... so of the two the E11 and the 2x9V cMoy BB 2.03, which is more Transparent?
[I do how ever like the cMoy, it brings more detail and MUCH more width in sound stage to me than the E6]
Looking at the Ultimate cMoy Rechargable by Fred_Fred_2004, I noticed buying from him can drop u about $120 if ur in the states... $20 more than my JDS <.< I hope his isn't to much better than mine q.Q' [Can't complain about mine though]
well the cMoy I have has enough power to drive them without any distortion [I tired my Fiio E6 it sounded like some one was throwing rocks at my ears] and bwah it is that 2227 hunka junka <.<,
Which my cMoy Dt 880 hifiman hm 601 Combo sounds fine [much better than Zune Xb 700 Fiio E6] but yea a better Amp is needed, I'm actually selling my Nintedo DS's soon so that Should Bring in the money I need to get that new Amp! There is actually one set of songs that sounds much cleaner with the cMoy when the bass Boost is off so... $189 amp here comes I e.e [Should not have gotten that E11 xD Oh well no biggie <3]
Glad you liked it! The cMoy imo is a GREAT portable SS amp for Transparent cans like the Dt 880 pro 250 ohm. It has a nice subtle warm sound with rich mids and smooth highs. More V shaped and fun cans will benifit from the E11 much more since it's significantly less colored
Yea all of us here, listen and compare our amps alot!
One I think maybe should be added are the Bravo V2 and Indeed G3 [it's around $119 but that's cuz it's the holidays] they are both Intro Tube Hybrid amps... I've been looking at them my self... and I might add a review of them here since they are Sub $100! If CeliIos let's me :3
still glad you guys are enjoying this thread communites combined listening!
Yea good point, I just love this thread so much I figured "LETS ADD TO IT MAN!" but that's a good point you make. I... don't own iems so I wouldn't be helping to much lol
Still... the Hybrid Tube I have is smaller than the O2 [it's TINY] but mines comes in tommorow... you and I outa review them at the same time! Makes it more fun I would think
Also ... OMG the Fiio E6 is the #1 best selling headphone amp at Amazon right now... wow... xD that's a real shame. But hey I started on the Fiio E6 my self. so Hopefully ALL THOSE E6 owners will mature into E11 or JDS lab amps one day lol