IFI iDAC2 opinions
Jul 11, 2015 at 6:55 PM Thread Starter Post #1 of 7


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Aug 10, 2013
New product opinions please...anyone had a listen? Can it drive a Sennheiser HD800?
The Sound Liaison guys seems to be impressed; http://www.soundliaison.com/
If there is one rule that we go by here at Sound Liaison, it is trust your ears.
So when ifi approached us for a sampler to accompany the release of the new micro-iDAC2, we first sat down and gave the device a good listen.
Hearing how faithfully the iFi micro-iDAC2 reproduced our native studio masters, we could not help but feeling proud.
Proud that iFi chose to approach our little label with a request to add the ''sound track'' to the release of such a superb product.



 We at Sound Liaison are putting a great deal of time and effort into obtaining the best possible sound. 
We are especially particular when choosing and placing microphones, having realized that attention to detail at the very beginning of the recording process pays of, when having to realize the final mix.
iFi is showing the same kind of attention to detail when choosing the components and features in the micro-iDAC2, making the device the perfect companion for our downloads.
So please go ahead, download the files, place yourself in your optimum listening position and trust your ears.

If you have the ifi sampler coupon code, available on the ifi website (audio blog), the files can be downloaded free of charge.

Aug 8, 2015 at 4:28 AM Post #4 of 7
Hey bro. Try it but to max the HD 800 you really need a dedicated headphone amp. I would also get an aftermarket cable to dial down the treble as it is too hot for my plasticky ears. Ymmv. But the iDAC2 is good with hd650 but hd800 needs more dedication to do it to its best. Hope this helps!
Aug 17, 2015 at 7:55 AM Post #6 of 7
The iDAC2 goes loud enough for me, but there is not much reserve. But the HD800 may require a higher quality amp to get the best out of them, the Amp in the iDAC2 is very good, but it is not "endgame".

Need an endgame head phone amplifier to drive the hd800. It really deserves a dedicated one :)

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