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

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  1. terry81
    Thank you Paul, I wish you and the iBasso team all the best!

    I don't know about the IE80, had the IE8 and I like the IT01 a lot more. It's more lively, has deeper bass and more present treble. Sennheiser sound is laid back, relaxed by comparison.
     
    Last edited: Jan 1, 2018
  2. Richsvt
    I've got about 100 hours or so and these have really come alive. There's still a little roughness but I interpret that as some extra warmth. I really like this signature. For the price, these are really a nice piece. Going to keep these in my regular rotation.
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  3. Pete7874
    With mine, I am finding that I get a good seal when sitting up, but when I lie down in bed, the seal is poor, resulting in poor bass. I will have to experiment with some of the other ear tips that came with them to see if it helps. I also ordered Comply SmartCores (AudioPro) to try.
     
  4. scotvl
    (I was hoping the "roughness" you speak of would have been gone after 100 hours in, I've got about 40 hours on mine and while the bass has tightened up the upper mids or lower treble seems to have a dirt or slight distortion to it that is keeping me from enjoying them like I thought I would. Oh well I'll keep burning them in and hope it cleans up.)


    I don't know how to put a strike through this post but I'm about another 25 hours in and they are burning in nicely.
    They are ridiculously detailed while still having visceral and articulate bass and have excellent instrument separation for their price or any price as far as I can tell. Buy them, burn them in and enjoy the Music.
     
    Last edited: Jan 3, 2018
  5. tuckers
    Before it was burned in I heard a grain in the midrange. I've heard this kind of grain before with some kinds of copper wire. However I listened to them yesterday with about 120 hours of burn in, and I didn't hear it at all. Also the highs have a come in with a nice sparkle. The overall tonality is now very seductive. I'll be listening to them again after a full 200 hours of burn in. But burn in really does improve them.

    Seeing how much copper wire is in the cables, it makes sense that a good amount of burn in is needed to get the best out of them.
     
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  6. cleg
    my review of IT01



    Main notice — it's pretty tip-dependent IEMs, via tips rolling I've managed to get few different representations, starting from bass-heavy and darken model to pretty balanced and even bright
    So, IT01 is really fun, as mentioned in title
     
  7. maskapl
    Last edited: Jan 2, 2018
  8. razorpakk
    "Not sure why iBasso didn't include balanced cable".

    Referring to the balanced cable: "of course there is no noticeable changes in sound".

    That answers your question and sums up all the balanced cables debate :p
     
  9. Dsnuts Contributor
    The only issue with SPC cables is it will brighten the sound signature a bit, those Fiio cables should be fine. Idealy if you can find a balanced all copper cable the sound signature should stay similar to the IBasso stock cable. I am using an SPC balanced cable as well and it works great on the IT01
     
  10. maskapl
    thank you. I'll look into that
     
  11. Paul - iBasso
    We also have the CB12 and CB13 balanced cable.
     
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  12. cleg
    No difference because of cable itself. But there are difference for some daps with 3.5 mm and 2.5 mm outputs
    So, balanced cable does make sense overall
     
  13. JKDJedi
    Do they really make balanced cables for IEMs ?
     
  14. cleg
    I think CB13 is a huge overkill for IT01. For sure, it’s a great cable (the best in my collection actually), but it’s kinda hammering nails in with microscope )))
     
  15. JKDJedi
    Could someone please help this lost soul..I don't get it, Balanced cables? How is that different from what comes with the IEM shipped in the box? I get balanced with over the ear headphones with the different pin connectors and all but when I looked up Balanced cables for IEM it has the same 3.5mm jack...wha da heck? O.o
     
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