iFi iDSD Micro DSD512 / PCM768 DAC and Headphone Amp. Impressions, Reviews and Comments.

Discussion in 'Dedicated Source Components' started by mlgrado, Jul 26, 2014.
  1. Jearly410
    Just hooked up powered speakers + powered sub to the pre-amp of the black label and I'm blown away by how much control I have over the volume level as well as the xbass feature. Turning it on sends kick drums through my chest, without distorting the sound! The black label is seriously my best investment in this hobby.
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  2. iFi audio
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  3. RojasTKD
    My iDSD Black Label arrived Thursday night. I love the gobs of power to drive any and all my headphone (several planars, dynamics and many IEMs).

    Sounds clean, dynamic and a bit more fun than NFB-11 desktop rig. It an amazing featured packed POWERFUL device in a transportable/portable package.

    Was a little disappointed when while examining when it first arrived, I toggled the direct/preamplifier the little switch fell off. I put it back on and hope it stays, but it doesn't inspire confidence.
  4. Dobrescu George
    That is actually normal, those switches are very simple placed there for easy exchange.

    I was a bit afraid of them as well, but the actual switch is very good, just the button is wobbly and can fall.

    My understanding is that ifi used this design to make them easily serviceable
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  5. frogmeat69
    I lost the same button off the bottom of mine, luckily you can still move the little switch.
  6. Yethal
    I actually removed the iematch switch. Back when I stacked my phone with the iDSD it sometimes swittched on by itself. Very annoying but easily solvable.
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  8. Yethal
    It can still be used without the rubber thing it's just more difficult to switch by accident.
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  10. phthora
    I discovered the perfect 6.3mm adapter to maintain Black Label stealth mode packed in with my Audeze SINE. I find this a very soothing improvement.

  11. Dobrescu George
    Ooo, that looks really nice!!

    I'd love to get one to compliment the black design of iDSD BL!
    Just got my idsd black label. I successfully hooked it up to my shanling m1. I was puzzled at first because I couldn't get enough volume. Soon realized I had to turn up the volume on the m1. The m1 got extremely hot and drained battery fast. Now I cant get any sound out of the digital input through the m1. My mojo still works with the m1. When I use the M1 with the Black label should it be set to direct or preamplifier? Any suggestions for trying to regain sound through the M1?
  13. Yethal
    I use the exact same setup. Connect them via USB and not via analog.
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    Thanks. I did have it USB. I was able to change the volume on the m1. Is that normal?
  15. Yethal
    Weird, I am not able to change volume using the M1 when iDSD is connected.

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