I have to add the IKKO Zerda ITM03 to my Best Of 2020, if anyone here has the Dorado 2020 and SR25 (@Tristy ?) and is inclined to test a small DAC/Amp, I suggest the ITM03... I also want to ensure I'm not crazy... the ITM03 is very close to the SR25 using it with Vox on an iPhone XR... too close for comfort to be honest Sure they share the same DAC but, still... More power on the ITM03 perhaps? Or the fact that the ITM03 is impedance adaptive? IDK but I find it excellent.
Yes, they pair really well.
I concur (this also answers my ? mark above).
I already have the BTR5 as a dongle DAC so I won't be buying the IKKO unfortunately, thats good for desktop users though! At a fraction of the cost. The DAC chip is pretty old I think so you should see quite a few competent implementations of it.
Was really on the verge of getting a custom MEST blind, then I read ans saw things like "12k peak, bright, and thin" and have decided against it.
These Dorado 2020s on the other hand really have my interest peaked. They may be the iem I was waiting for campfire to make. I'm looking for just a few more impressions here before taking the leap.
For those who are enjoying the Dorado 2020 what cables are you using?
I am using the PW Audio Loki with it atm, its a clarity focused cable and seems to tilt the Dorado ever so slightly less warm but boosts things like separation and layering. Really like this cable, a much better pairing than the pure copper I had paired with it previously.