As the year draws to a close, we have news of another new portable headphone amp, this time from Cypher Labs.
Available from Amazon and TTVJ for $599
Oops, I just got ALO Rx Mk3-B+ for $550 thanks to their 15% off discount plus another Green Line Mini to Mini for free at the moment.
That's why I'll wait for some reviews and then get Duet during Black Friday in 2014.
USB charging is definitely a step in the right direction since there will be many options to charge the built-in battery.
Yeah I was wondering about this too, especially with 16-32ohm and less IEMs that have a high sensitivity. Can anyone clarify?
The product says it has a "deep and clean background" I think, but does it apply for sensitive IEMs too? If it doesn't hiss w/ low impedance sensitive IEMs, I guess I might save up for it, heh.
Only thing is that it seems the USB charging plug is a bit close to the balanced/single-ended inputs, which might make charging (or keeping the amp plugged in) kinda difficult with shorter "portable" interconnects? I hope that it'd be less of an issue with the ALO Rx Mk3-B+ in that regard, so I could use the amp at my desk without having to unplug it from the charger every time (since the Rx Mk3-B+ in balanced back-end mode has some weird grounding hum/hissing issues when plugged into the charger, at least on my model which I haven't sent in yet to ALO to check if a fix is possible.)
Very interested in this though.
I have proudly been beta testing the Duet for a month and can report no hissing with my JH16's on medium gain. This amplifier is truly a revelation in combination with my Cypherlab-db.
Wow, it such a good news today.