Just received my A83 and have listened to them via HTC One M8, Fiio X5 direct, Fiio X5 w/Fiio E12, Oppo HA-1, and Fiio E17/E9.
Take Five - Jazz at the Pawnshop
Gov't Mule - Mulennium - Lay Your Burden Down
Infected Mushroom - Vicious Delicious - Artillery
Ray Lamontagne - Till The Sun Turns Black - You Can Bring Me Flowers
Pink Floyd - Dark Side of The Moon - Money
- benefits from amplification, but not fussy about it. All amplification seemed to perform about the same.
- nice bottom end that doesn't intrude on the other frequencies.
- Midrange is balanced and fairly warm. I was expecting them to be a bit more recessed based on reviews, but not my experience,
- With the full on guitar rock of Gov't Mule they seemed a touch harsh, but I had just listened to this album with my LCD-3, so could be just in comparison.
- With Electronic music they had lots of slam (in fact if this is your genre, don't wait...buy them!), with a really nicely controlled top end. They also shone with Jazz at the Pawnshop (cymbals really sparkle)
Overall first experience is very positive