Originally Posted by songmic
2. Is amping necessary with flagship CIEM's? From a purely "power" perspective, I'm sure they would be sufficiently powered straight from an iPod or iPhone without an extra portable amp, so it's not absolutely necessary. But we know power ain't everything; what also matters is not only the quantity of amplification but also its quality. In this respect, do flagship CIEM's scale highly with some well-designed portable amps? Or will I be able to hear only a minor improvement at best, even with decent amps?
It's not absolutely necessary buy hey, I like to go to the extreme and have put together various little combos. Personally, I can no longer stand to listen to my iPhone/iPod Classic unamped. I can tolerate it if say my amp needs charging but the second it's charged the iPod gets mated to my DAP. If you don't want a brick in your pocket I would wait for the DX50 to drop. Supposedly it's the size of an iPod only thicker. There's also the DX100 and the Studio V which sound very good but those are known to have UI issues. The DX50, we'll have to wait and see what first impressions will be as far as UI and sound quality is concerned.
Originally Posted by driver 8
The RxMK3-B would kick the Leckerton's ass if it wasn't so impractically loud and noisy :/
+1 If it wasn't so hissy with CIEM's that amp would slay. I'm hoping when the SM64 arrives with it's lower sensitivity and higher ohm load the RX MKIII-B will pair nicely with it.
I don't know about anyone else but the second this mystery amp MF has talked about is released I'm immediately jumping on it. If it's blown MF's socks off that much the thing must sound completely no holds barred crazy. Oh Romy, you're such a bad influence on me.
Edited by DigitalFreak - 5/7/13 at 8:41pm