Having reviewed the Lear LCM-5 CIEM in the past (and loving it), i was very happy to get the opportunity to review a new product from Lear and that is their new updated FSM-02 V2 portable headphone amplifier. Normally with a new headphone amplifier i would do an unboxing on youtube and then use it and finally post a review but i felt that this is worth sharing early on with you guys because it has stuff i have never seen before and i think some of you will find it really interesting.
On the front faceplate we have a three stepped gain, a treble boost and bass boost as well as EQ on or EQ bypass. We have our usual Aux input and headphone out and volume pot. This is of course a very feature friendly amp already but is is the back where things heat up. We have to power inputs, we can use a USB input to charge but also a DC mains input for better power, great if using on the desktop for example! We then have a on switch a well as an onA switch. The onA switch turns on the amp as normal as well as allowing to use the class A output on the back of the amplifier, this is what has really excited me as we get two outputs as well as the Class A output boasting a different more tubey sound. This certainly offers a lot and stands out from anything else on the market so let me know what you think and feel free to use this as an impressions thread. I will update the second post with my review when i have done it!
My Unboxing Video: