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post #61 of 295
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This is quite strange, iCAN never bother me with treble.

 

Between here is the Triad gangster:

 

 

 

post #62 of 295

The treble doesn't bother me with most headphones. It's just the K271. I've also tried a T50RP, a T50p, and a Sextett. The Sextett wasn't that great with it either; it was a little sloppy in ways that my bigger amp rectified, but considering this is transportable, I'm quite impressed. If only it ran on batteries.

post #63 of 295
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Originally Posted by Ishcabible View Post

 

I haven't turned it on for more than thirty seconds. I'm not the biggest fan of it, but I'll try it again another day.


I find the 3D works really well with warmer/darker sounding headphones, but I have not had a problem with too much treble with it turned off on any headphones. The one-dot setting on the 3D effect seems to tone down the brightness of the sound a bit as well as add some more traditional crossfeed. I use it very occasionally when a song comes on that was recorded with too much treble brightness, but mostly I use the three-dot setting with my HD650s.

post #64 of 295
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Originally Posted by Ishcabible View Post

The treble doesn't bother me with most headphones. It's just the K271. I've also tried a T50RP, a T50p, and a Sextett. The Sextett wasn't that great with it either; it was a little sloppy in ways that my bigger amp rectified, but considering this is transportable, I'm quite impressed. If only it ran on batteries.


It seems like this battery would work: http://www.powerstream.com/PST-MP3500.htm

 

And Vincent from iFi told me they are considering offering a battery pack for the iCAN.

post #65 of 295

Just one thing regarding the iCan that I've noticed: The upper mids are definitely forward. It works with some headphones, like the SA5000, but downright wonky with any AKG that I've tried. That's probably my main issue. I just got an iBasso D12 and while it's less detailed than the iCan, it matches better with AKGs because its upper mids are more subdued.

post #66 of 295
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Originally Posted by Ishcabible View Post

Just one thing regarding the iCan that I've noticed: The upper mids are definitely forward. It works with some headphones, like the SA5000, but downright wonky with any AKG that I've tried. That's probably my main issue. I just got an iBasso D12 and while it's less detailed than the iCan, it matches better with AKGs because its upper mids are more subdued.


Maybe that is part of why I like it so much with the HD650s. Since they are already boosted in the lower mids, bringing out the upper mids kind of wakes them up and brings them alive. And the X-bass adds in the lowest octave or so of sub-bass, while the 3D effect adds in some more treble. The end result is a balanced sound.

 

I sold my AKG K550s after trying them out, but I did not like them with any amp I own including the iCAN. However, Bedlam Inside loves the K701 with the iCAN.


Edited by Nirmalanow - 3/18/13 at 2:07pm
post #67 of 295
Thread Starter 

Yup, I agree that iCAN has some kind of 'forward and rich' sound signature, and arguable might not that good for some headphone, but this is normal.

 

It is good that you have discovered another pairing.

 

Personally love the iCAN when paired with Soundmagic HP-100.

post #68 of 295

Hi,

I posted up my take on the iCAN here:

http://www.head-fi.org/products/ifi-ican-headphone-amplifier/reviews/8636

I'll soon post some of the other Amp's I had here for testing.

Cheerio Rich

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idac unboxing!

post #71 of 295

Hi,
 

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Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

 

idac unboxing!


Nice video, makes me want to try one, wait, I already own one... tongue_smile.gif

Cheerio Rich
 


Edited by bedlam inside - 4/2/13 at 11:16am
post #72 of 295

Just ordered iUSB iDAC iCAN, will probably get them on wednesday.

 

peaCe

post #73 of 295
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Please update with us how the Triad sound ya..
 

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Please update with us how the Triad sound ya..
 

Sure!

post #75 of 295

 Oki, got them today!


*Very nice packed

*All cables needed supplied

*Love the build quality, screams quality, even the volume knobs

*Easy to install
 

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*I really don't have much to refer to, my previous best HiFi gear was Asus Xonar Essence ST

(if your on a budget <~150 euro> buy this! I loved mine for many years)

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*So far I've only listened to maybe 30 songs (all 44/16 FLACs on SSD) via ASIO

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Sound impressions:

-Out of the boxes - HUGE upgrade, so much more detailed sound, with the Asus Xonar Essence I only liked bass heavy music.

Now everything sounds sweet!

-Warm sound (me like!)

-Normal listening level for me with hifiman he-400 ~30% volume knob, so this powers them well.

-I've now uninstalled all my DSPs and disabled EQ, I dont need this anymore, everything sound really good without them.

-I use +1 x-bass, (3 sounds like **** with he-400)

-I use +1 3d sound (note that this is not fake-surround sound but stereophonic to binaural processing) +3 sounds too artificial and i prefer +1  over disable)

-Sounds as good on low volume as on high.

-Really punchy bass

-ZERO noise!

 

-I will update this later, I need more time for impressions.

 

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 - Full-size @ http://xam.nu/f/ifimindz.jpg


Edited by mindflayz - 4/10/13 at 4:15pm
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