- Sep 8, 2016
I have found the IT03 to do a good job with classical and that is some hard stuff to get right. Timbre has to be on and then the separation and layering are important to me, and I get this. Comparing to the JH13 Pro freq phase customs I have, the IT03 have better bass and after being burned in, it all becomes very coherent. So I do not agree with you that they do not produce real instruments well. I find they do and I listen to a lot of well recorded classical, orchestral and small ensembles to solo violins etc. I do think you need a good low output impedance amp or whatever source you are using to feed them. Otherwise the frequencies are messed up, which would be expected if there isn't a good difference between the output impedance and the impedance of what is being driven.
Fair enough. It could be a synergy issue, as I only tried them with the HTC 10 and Apogee Duet. I also thought they sounded fine with piano and some strings. Problem was mostly electric guitars and drums for me, for whatever reason.
If I get a nice DAP I may give them another go at some point, since there was a lot to really like. Just weren't right for me at the moment with my current gear.