wow, magic. how?
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wow, magic. how?
Haha you'd be surprised, by any chance you are into camera-fi my portable camera setup Sony RX1 was minimalistic and just as pricey.
I wonder as well too, if an adapter that influence the music so much I don't see how it could be anything else apart from magic. Then there are those passive magic boxes some people swear by...
Is it just me or is that actually the M-80 (V-80) and not the M-100?
Overall sound is good. Is above average quality. But this amp has a VERY plenty of power, so might suit MORE to a full-size cans rather than my iems. The bass knob effect is not like an usual bass booster on the other amps. It does do the boost, but in a smoothest way and for some they may find it too subtle. For bass head, they won't satisfied by its function. But in term of audiophile, i think i like it, though the bass on this thing is good already without necessarily switching ON the knob. Just to note, I have problem with the Volume pot "twice". The pot is not as smooth as the bass knob. Is kind of difficult for me to adjust and swing just by a little to get the perfect level of hearing. They just annoyed me much ! (my 2nd unit the vol pot is OK but....) and THAT static noise and channel imbalance in low volume range, makes it perfect for the hate !
Power wise: RxMK3 > PICO Power ( i am not too sure about Glacier as they use button press to adjust the gain and i have yet tried it, but if out of the box is set at LOW gain, it could be Glacier is the winner), however, these three amps they do really capable of driving my HD650, "easily". And for IEMs use, Glacier can tolerate better.
And btw...i don't like the way ALO do the gain on RxMK3...is like they have uneven distribution of current on each gain when u step up from one gain to another.
For the detail and clarity : Glacier > Pico Power > MK3 (but they all quite good in this respect)
For neutral presentation: different presentation but they all do quite neutral and smooth IMO.
For bass: Pico > MK3 > Glacier (they all have above average bass foundation and solidity).
If i would pick one just to pair with ipod alone...my pick would be PICO. Sound is very exciting. If i added DAC into the chain, my pick would be Glacier.
During comparison of my rigs...came across my mind that i wish i just can grab this bundle all together and put it into my jean pocket...so when i am on the go, i don't have to worry of what kind of song i play to get the perfect sound....i call this a bundle of joy