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post #16 of 127
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I've tried the micro before and here are my impressions. Do take them eith a pinch though as I only tried it for ashort while quite some time back. From what I remember though. They do have similar characteristics, both highly transparent, nice spacious sohndstage. With regards to the two extra features, like i mentioned the bass boost is very deep, perhps having a 50 hz peak or so. And its not that a huge boost, but noticeable especially on tracks which have frequencies extending down that far. The 3D is more somilar to the second level on the mocro albeit less obvious, a watered down version. What I notice is that it adds some air to the music, bosting ever so slightly the top frequencies (sibilant recordings and headphones may sound harsh). In certain songs, the effect is extremely significant, give a great deal more width to the soundstage. However, in some songs, there is simply no noticeable difference. On most songs though, it does give quite some height to the sound, thus in general giving a more spacious sound.
post #17 of 127

i own the iFi iCan nano and it's paired up with my beyerdynamic T90 . it's good, i like it very much, the 3D holographic and the X bass makes things alittle more interesting . 

post #18 of 127

I got mine late last week. I only have about an hour and a half of listening time, so I'm far from being able to post detailed impressions.  Using it mostly with iPad, Herus, and either UERM or Beyer DT1350.  So far, I'm liking what I'm hearing.

 

And it surely doesn't lack for power.  It drove the LCD-XC louder than I would ever think of listening on a sustained basis without breaking a sweat.

post #19 of 127

I will receive my iCan nano next week, and I can compare it to the micro iCan I have a few months ago ...

 

regards


Edited by cesalru - 3/30/14 at 6:41am
post #20 of 127

I already have my iCan nano ... I do not understand why no gain 0 db ....?, No step 16h pot with MA900 or GMP435S, and the HE400, is sufficient between 17/18h. For now I'm enjoying the first hours of use.

post #21 of 127
Can the iCan Nano drive HE-500?
post #22 of 127
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Originally Posted by disastermouse View Post

Can the iCan Nano drive HE-500?


Hi,

 

The nano iCAN will drive the HE-500 but the micro is better match for sure. Nirmalow also found a battery pack for that if you need it to be portable.

 

But as always, best you try first before you buy, find a dealer near you in the USA.

post #23 of 127
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Originally Posted by iFi audio View Post


Hi,

The nano iCAN will drive the HE-500 but the micro is better match for sure. Nirmalow also found a battery pack for that if you need it to be portable.

But as always, best you try first before you buy, find a dealer near you in the USA.
Do you have a dealer near Roanoke, VA?
post #24 of 127
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Originally Posted by iFi audio View Post
 


Hi,

 

The nano iCAN will drive the HE-500 but the micro is better match for sure. Nirmalow also found a battery pack for that if you need it to be portable.

 

But as always, best you try first before you buy, find a dealer near you in the USA.

what battery pack for the ican????

post #25 of 127
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Originally Posted by hykhleif View Post
 

what battery pack for the ican????


In the thread started by Nirmalalow.

 

Here you are:

 

http://www.bixpower.com/BAT-BX948-p/bat-bx948.htm

post #26 of 127
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Can the iCan Nano drive HE-500?

I have the HE-400 & the Nano drives it extremely well. I know the HE-500 is harder to drive but on high gain I am between 9:00-12:00, at 12:00 it's loud, I call that drinking volume. I also own the AKG Q701 which is difficult to drive & the Nano drives that with plenty to spare as well. I say go for it, you won't be disappointed.
post #27 of 127

Latest Update: 29th April

 

We have developed some exclusive attentuators for iFi customers who use very high-sensitivity IEMs with the nano iCAN, nano iDSD and micro iCAN. There are two versions: -12dB and -24dB.


We are running a competition for the next 10 days (close: Saturday 10th May GMT: 21.00) here:


 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/695086/ifi-nano-ican-name-that-feature-competition-nano-ican-or-1-head-fi-rated-micro-ican-up-for-grabs

Should you accept this mission, your objective is simple.

 

i. Think of a name/names instead of "attenuator"

 

ii. Post your suggestion/s in this thread

 

iii. The top 3 most-liked names - chosen by the iFi senior team of Thorsten et al will win:

 

#1 micro iCAN (rrp Euro259) (Ranked Number 1 headphone amp on Head-Fi!)

#2 nano iCAN (rrp Euro169)

#3 nano iCAN (rrp Euro169)

 

Best of luck to all of you!

 

Any questions, just ask away.

post #28 of 127

has anybody paired it with DT770LE (and/or Fostex HT7B)???

post #29 of 127

Just got my ican nano and I love the sound but it produces a loud pop in my headphones when turning it on.  Anyone else notice this?  Thanks.

post #30 of 127
Thread Starter 

Yes that does happen. I'm assuming that it's due to a lack of an on/off relay resulting in the momentary small DC produced. Perhaps Ifi themselves can chip in on this? In any case, I would recommend that you do not plug in your headphones or earphones when you turn it on. Its a good practice in general as many headphone amps do not have a built in relay.

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