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iBasso IT01 a fun IEM. Single multilayered graphene driver. !! 99 USD !!

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  1. vladstef
    (Sorry for going off topic)
    But IE800 had no driver flex for me and they are designed to have none - one of the rear vents is connected to the front chamber via a tunnel of sorts, it acts as a front vent which removes pressure when inserting them. Could it be that you were covering that vent with a finger when inserting them and that caused flex?
  2. divinefrog
    Sorry, I just used the words they used, good to know of no unit problems, I guess by "recalled" they meant something along the lines of "sold somwhere else". :wink:

    So I guess I will wait for 3 more days to wait for them to be back in stock and hopefully ship to me along with the N3 before christmas.
    I followed the thread and I trust that I like their sound and the build and cables look great.
    You know how it is, you read about one great sounding, affordable IEM and soon you find yourself in a world of ever growing special headphones, really special, because they all sound better than the other. :ksc75smile:
    I wanted to avoid that this time round by ordering quickly, but now that I have to wait...

    Both, my KEF M200 and XBA-H3 had driver flex. Could that result in overnight driver death as I experienced with both ?

  3. Dobrescu George
    Nope, that was not the issue. They simply have driver flex, and I had 3 pairs of them through the years, all of them have it.

    IT is different from the typical flex, you feel the pressure, but the vent equalizes it. This doesn't mean that the vent stays open or that it doesn't cause pressure, it just equalizes it after a few seconds. Interesting design, still could be named a kind of flex.

    This doesn't mean nothing to me tho - ie800 is still somewhere at the top of my listening preferences, never climbed down :smile_phones:
    Last edited: Dec 12, 2017
  4. Dobrescu George
    You sleep with your IEMs in your ears?
  5. divinefrog
    Thank you @pr0b3r, I registered here back when I was looking for a Headphone DAC for my T90. Did I mention I love my T90 ? :L3000: lol

    Sorry for pulling this thread so off topic.

    I guess the N3 should have no problem driving the IT01 to a proper level, any experience on synergies would be most welcome.
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  6. divinefrog
    No, with both it was very uncomfortable trying to lie on the side. You mean because they died overnight ? Lol, no but everything was completely fine both times, no problems at all when I put them down and when I picked them up some days later ( might have been weeks in case of the sony) one side was dead. Same happened to a friend of mine who took the plunge and bought the JVC-FX850 from Japan. Tough luck I guess.

  7. Dobrescu George
    I see...

    Kinda sad to hear that happen...

    I never had this happen on my with any IEM or headphone, so not sure what to say...
  8. Layman1
    @divinefrog Hi there and welcome!
    I own the IT01. Having detachable cables is a big plus, since they're often the first thing to break.

    Regarding the quality, I recall reading a post from @Paul - iBasso where he was saying they used the best quality components they could get within their budget precisely in order to assure that they would not break easily or quickly. And correct me if I'm wrong Paul, but I believe he said they come with a 1 year warranty as well?
    And if so, you won't need to worry about iBasso honouring in the unlikely event that anything did go wrong; their customer service is second to none.

    I'm extremely happy with my IT01. My IT03 and Noble Katana have been gathering dust since I received the IT01. I can only imagine how good the IT04 are going to be :)
    Last edited: Dec 13, 2017
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  9. pr0b3r
    I'll just borrow @Dsnuts comment from the discovery thread. I thought it needs to be here as well.
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  10. Dobrescu George
    I agree tho, it is a really good IEM. I have not heard it in Balanced yet, but really not feeling the need to, with the amazing cable iBasso included for SE.
  11. Dsnuts Contributor
    Single ended is excellent and actually give you a taste of what balance kinda sounds like. WIth an actual balanced cable. The IT01 goes hyper SQ. It is not for the faint of heart.

    Oh yea. I would try it in balanced. You just might forget about your multi driver uber expensive iems.
    Last edited: Dec 13, 2017
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  12. pr0b3r
    Same here. I have not felt the need to use them in balanced mode, though I've tried them already. I'm satisfied with how they sound coming from almost every source I have, even my smartphone. But they scale dramatically with a nice source especially from a nicely implemented balanced out.

    Luckily for me, I have the IT03 only and they're not uberly expensive. Haha! :grin:
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  13. Dobrescu George
    Well, they sound mighty good with DX200 as a source :darthsmile:
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  14. pr0b3r
    My target DAP if ever I upgrade! :grin:
    Last edited: Dec 13, 2017
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  15. Gee Simpson
    Hmm these have my interest. Has anyone heard the ATH E40's? If so, can you please tell me how the IT01 compares? Is it a superior IEM?
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