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A DSD ready, good sounding little DAC

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Pros: SQ,compact size, musical, capable internal amp

Cons: None

iFi Audio iDSD Nano in Earmass.com This is not the first time that I am reviewing iFi Audio’s creation in Earmass.com, that is why I feel very excited once I knew iDSD Nano is out in the market. The Nano series, sit beside the Micro series (Which is already small in size such as iDAC micro and iCAN micro) promised a even smaller size and similar remarkable sound, with portability in mind (Thus, a built in battery too). So small! iFi Audio iDSD Nano 189USD I couldn’t believe just how small iDSD Nano is when I holding them in hand, iFi Audio is really good in compacting big things into small package, even the micro series, is small enough honestly, but the nano series take...
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iFi Audio iCAN : Here Come the New Beast

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Pros: Sound quality and price, performance and features.

iFi iCAN reached Earmass! iFi Audio stunned me from the very first time that I saw local distributor E1-AKG posted info regarding their products line-up in our local forum. Why? Because the line-up is quite special,and for me they are innovative enough and offer audiophiles line-up that is really important and useful in everyone setup,and those often been forgotten,such as iUSB and iDAC. I am actually interested to know more on the other products in the line-up,but start from the iCAN,I feel nothing but impressed from head to toe,what iFI have been produced here,at least iCAN (I have not yet experienced with iDAC and iUSB),is really...
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iFi Audio iDAC : The Ultimate Transportable DAC/Amp Combo!

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Pros: Very competitive

iFi Audio iDAC reached Earmass! I must be lucky enough to stand a chance for reviewing iFi Audio products. Previously iCAN and not so long ago the iUSB, thanks Vince from iFi Audio sending me these goodies, I appreciated them. There are four products in iFi Audio product range currently, none of them have disappointed me in any way I can say. They all have respectable performance, with similar design and good price. I have really having hard time to find something that I don’t like with iFi Audio products. Now the trilogy has come to final, I will be reviewing the iDAC today, which I received few weeks back, it is a shame for we to delay the review until...
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iFi Audio iUSB : Clean Power Clean Sound

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iFi iUSB reached Earmass! I have received this review unit of iFi iUSB from Vince few weeks back, and I used it extensively with my rigs. It is indeed a sin for me to enjoy the iUSB so much but delayed the review for so long, in fact, I intentionally delayed this review because lately I have bunch of DAC and Amp arrive at Earmass, so I think this is a good chance for me to truly test the iUSB, after some extensive use, I can say I am positive with what iUSB have achieved in sound. Why you need a ‘regulator’ for USB? From Left, a Power supply input Jack and, ISOEarth toggle switch and USB input. iUSB is selling for 199USD and...
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Audinst HUD-MX2 : Versatile DAC/AMP Combo

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Pros: Neutral and almost nothing to complain really

Cons: Soundstage, No bass boost

Audinst HUD-MX2 reached Earmass! Audinst HUD-MX1 must be the most recommended budget entry audiophile DAC/Amp combo, while they are still a good DAC/Amp combo, but after years they are better players and competitor keep popping out in the market. This is a good time Audinst make their announcement that they released the long waited Audinst HUD-MX2 that Earmass will review today. Thanks Audinst for sending me this review sample first of all, congrats to makes us a replacement/successor to the HUD-MX1. Outlook and Packaging Pictures talk million words. Included accessories are hefty Packaging Box  ...
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