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Would be good to hear some comparisons between the T3 and the T5. Since the T3 is still available.
The bass of the T5 is deeper and tighter, the highs, for me, are much better as I was never a fan of the T3D highs. The mids are natural and very natural. The soundstage is larger on the T5 and it has better depth. It also depends upon what you use to do your listening with. I have been using the ESW10, PortaPro, and the JH13 Pro.
so are you justifying my question, then? t5 is a giant upgrade from ibasso t3d?
There will be another small amp coming from iBasso called the A01 that was referred as the T3D updated. I think A01 might be the actual T3D replacement while T5 is meant to be a class better. Just a guess of course.
Thanks, Jamato. It sounds like a major upgrade over the T3d. I recall many saying that the T3 was better acoustically than the T3d, though obviously most people would have never had both to compare. I actually had both, but not at the same time - so I can't say. It's a tiny bit pricy at $191 shipped, given that the Pico Slim can be had used for $350.
My T3d has bit the dust, so I'm in the market.
I'm really tempted to buy both and compare them!
The T5 is an upgrade to the T3D. I have both and prefer the T5 in all areas of sound.
Yup its true. I wouldn't put money down for a T3D, but I would put money down for a T3. I had both to compare side by side for a good hour at a shop.
If T5 is truly a class up, I would certainly love to have a listen.
The T5 now has about 60 hours of burn in and the amp sound has continued to mature. The bass is much more controlled and not boomy nor overpowering anymore. The top end is clear and well defined. BTW the battery lasts a tad over 20 hours.
hey guys thanks for the reviews and the T5 seems interesting! I would love to know whether the T5 is on the "dark" side lol coz i am planning to pair it with a ipod video and sm3 (which is a bit warm)
How would you compare this amp to the leckerton uha 4? I'm thinking about pairing this with my iphone 4 and using my leckerton exclusively with my ipod 7g.
Would this compare to any of the RSA Portables?
I am also really interested in this but has not seen any detail review yet... how does it compared with bigger brothers (sisters) of Ibasso and other portable?
I just typed Ibasso T5 in the google and there was one blog in Japanese showing up. http://light-widely.blogspot.com/2011/10/ibasso-t5.html with some internal pictures... (copied down below) it is really cool.
well, broke down and ordered one. I'll be able to give T3D vs T5 vs Yulong D-100 pretty soon.
anyone care to explain what we're looking at? I'm assuming those gold capacitors are what need the long burn in?
Those are 470uf caps and yes, they take some time and the sound goes up and down but the amp finishes sounding excellent, IMO.