iFi audio EarBuddy

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  1. Soundsgoodtome
  2. Jackpot77
    I've been using the IEMatch on and off for the last 9 months or so and in the main, it doesn't seem to change the signature on sensitive multi-BA IEMs like the Andromeda or Zeus much, if at all. If the stripped down version works the same way, it's very interesting tech.
     
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  3. bvng3540
    Can you send the link
     
  4. Soundsgoodtome
    You have Google? It's there. Otherwise I can pull it sometime tomorrow if you still can't find B&H Photo to type in "ifi earbuddy" in their search.
     
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  6. Zachik
    @iFi audio - can you provide a comparison between the EarBuddy and iEMatch?
     
  7. Roen
    Think of it as an iEMatch Lite.
     
  8. Zachik
    Lite how? Is the iEMatch a superset? and if so - what was removed in order to create the EarBuddy?
     
  9. Soundsgoodtome
    Looks like:
    IE match = balanced or SE - earbuddy = SE only
    iematch = 2 stage adjustable silence - earbuddy = no adjustment, single volume level
     
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  10. iFi audio
    Yup, that's the description, nice work and thanks!
     
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  11. Zachik
    I understand the Balanced vs. SE only. Thanks.
    I wonder whether the "2 stage adjustable silence" vs. "no adjustment, single volume level" means that EarBuddy is ONLY good for sensitive earbuds?
    I am only using headphones (not in-ears), and some of them are sensitive / very easy to drive, so I wonder if I would see any benefit from either iEMatch or EarBuddy.
     
  12. Fox2twenty
  13. rgs9200m
    I had problems with regular analog attenuators when I tried to get finer adjustments in stepped volume controls (loss of transparency). Maybe this one would work better.
     
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  14. Fox2twenty
    Ikr? Sounds exciting
     
  15. iFi audio
    The Ear Buddy had a ball at IFA as you know but then sadly had to fly home. Check it out working away with a DAP belonging to one of the team. Shame it wasn't long haul - could have used if for the in-flight movie!

    EB - the only way to fly..jpg
     
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