Originally Posted by caracara08
Have you tried it with an amp? If not, how do you know you're not missing something?
I've tried it a friend's E11, another friend's Pico Slim, my playbook, and my iPhone.
The differences can be chalked up to the increase in volume that the amp brings, if your source can't drive them loud enough. The real improvement is from a proper DAC. For instance, my E10 (WM8740) has more driving power, but my Blackberry Playbook (WM8994) sounds better, more spacious, and has better separation.. The amp's purpose is a pure increase in volume, and the only improvements you'll find can be replicated by simply pushing the volume up button on your player. I can easily drive the FXZ-100 to painful levels with my clip+
I've systematically experimented with several iems and amps, and A/B'ed them straight from my DAPs.
Edited by eke2k6 - 1/13/13 at 3:30pm