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One of the Daps I used at CanJam for the Demo was the AK120 and I did not notices any issues other than what I mentioned earlier about the tizzy highs, but the issue showed up on three different rigs. I did not hear the issue on the final round of demoing (once Jerry got me a good seal) or with my customs set.
I've used the AK120 Titan on it and they sound good :) no problem with the 3ohm output.
I do know from reading off folks here, that high impeded DAPs & AMPs will suppress bass, not sure what it does to the treble frequencies.
AK120 does play well with the demo Roxannes, just hoping that JH will fix the sibilance on the final product.
Yeah, high output-impedance DAPs/amps, when driving very low impedance multi-BA CIEMs, seem to yield poor synergy in terms of weak (or poorly controlled) bass and increased (or poorly controlled) treble. (*broadly-speaking).
I can't comment on the high-impedance cans side of the issue, as I have no experience with cans.
Ah cool, so generally speaking (given a same set of iem/hp)
paired with Low impedance dap/amp = warm
paired with High impedance dap/amp = bright
So how does this relate to hard-to-drive, hi-impedance headphones? Does it also contribute to a different sound signature or just affect the volume output only?