Head Gear Reviews by Turrican2
  1. iFi audio Pro iCAN

    4.50 star(s)
    Firstly, many thanks to iFi for the loan of this amp. I am not affiliated with iFi, just a regular Head-Fi addict to happens to be lucky enough to get loan units now and again from the generous iFi team.  As I've had this for a few weeks now it's time to jot down some brief thoughts and observations. Up until very recently, my main desktop rig consisted of iFi Micro iCan, Micro iDAC and Micro iTube housed nicely in the iRack.  I've been using this for a couple of years to drive my HE500s (now sold), AKG K3003 and laterally my Beyerdynamic T1 Gen 2...
  2. iFi iPurifier 2

    4.50 star(s)
    If you are reading this, you are more than likely interested in squeezing out the last drop of quality from your gear.  That can mean cable replacements, power conditioning, silver fuses, silver plugs, the list goes on.  Most of those can end up costing a lot for those small gains. The iPurifier 2, although still an investment, is a new option from iFi to help persuade your gear to sound better.   So what does it do?   If you read the blub on the iFi site it contains lots of info which I'm not going to repeat here. Suffice to say the iPurifier 2...
  3. iFi iDAC DAC / headphone Amplifier

    4.50 star(s)
    Background   I first heard the iDac at the April 2013 head-fi meet in London.  It was part of the full ifi stack (at the time) consisting of iUSB, iCAN and iDAC.  I was amazed at the quality of the sound from this miniature setup and knew right there and then that I was going to own at least some of this gear.   Until recently I've been listening to my AKG K3003 and Hi-Fi Man HE-500 with the following setup:   iCan -> iTube -> Rcam rDac -> Squeezebox 3   As the Squeezebox 3 only has s/pdif out (no USB) I could not add the iDac as that would mean also...