- Feb 16, 2021
- Los Angeles, CA
Based off my experience with the 9038D alone, they're a blind buy recommendation. Without question. If you want the more portable one, go 9038. Want something beefy enough to power HD600s? Get the PowerDAC.Yeah, at only $59 for that E1DA V2, if I were in the market for a new DAC, I would give it a shot! But, since we have you to be the guinea pig.........
But I'll run it through its paces for ya sometime this weekend
Glad it's not just me. I've been trying to pinch the outside end and have had horrible luck.Case is a mess, have to grab the phones by the tips. Easier to get them in. I got used to it. Looking forward to your take.
Tonight is ES100 + cheap wired IEM night. Blon 03 with balanced cable, Blon Mini and the Zero Carbo Tenore. All $30 or so, and they all sound great. I’m so easy.
They're very comfortable, though. Any negative marks I have about the sound signature right now don't fully take into account their asking price, so I'm doing what I can to stay fair. These lean closer to the "enlightened consumer" end of the sound signature for me; definite emphasis on lower bass and spatial cues in the upper midrange, but not altogether coherent in between. Midrange detail definitely belies the amount of bass energy, though, and that's a pretty good thing.