As the year draws to a close, we have news of another new portable headphone amp, this time from Cypher Labs.
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.