Since I'm finding more time to listen to music, I have been trying to gear up to listen my Mac.
I ordered a set of UE RM and iBasso D4 (i know... but I was short on buget after RM and the DAC review of D4 was pretty good).
UE RM will take another 2 weeks... darn it.
Today I received the D4. so I connect it to my MAC to listen to my 320Kb files through TF 10. ??? what happened to the mid? where is the clarity?
Mid: not clarity whatsoever... the vocal just doesn't stand out from the instruments. I'm hoping that after a number of hours, things will get better, but I doubt that the difference will be day and night. There are songs that I know vocals gotta stand out and make my ears itchy as if the singer were whispering next to me... it's not there...
LOW: it's not defined(tight) nor controlled. I'm not a basshead, so this is not as bad as the mid to me.
I can't find the connector to try my other amp and HD650, so I'll do that over the weekend. but as of right now, I'm disappointed. I wonder if UE RM would make a difference here... I hope it does.
I welcome any input on portable DAC/Amp. Should I have gone with Pico or Predator? are they much better than D4?