iFi micro iDSD Black-Label - In-Depth Review
Nov 27, 2018 at 11:09 PM Post #331 of 1,056
Anyone have thoughts on sound comparisons to other DAPs?
 
Nov 27, 2018 at 11:11 PM Post #332 of 1,056
The BL sounds a bit congested compared to the H2 listening via a Linn speaker system.
 
Nov 27, 2018 at 11:18 PM Post #333 of 1,056
The BL sounds a bit congested compared to the H2 listening via a Linn speaker system.
By "congested" you mean more bass, more analog ?
 
Nov 27, 2018 at 11:31 PM Post #334 of 1,056
It sounded veiled or held back...I didn't really notice it until I switched back and forth with the H2. To be honest with you, it's not bad, per se; it's just what I heard. Of course the H2 is over 3x the price of the BL...
 
Nov 27, 2018 at 11:37 PM Post #335 of 1,056
It sounded veiled or held back...I didn't really notice it until I switched back and forth with the H2. To be honest with you, it's not bad, per se; it's just what I heard. Of course the H2 is over 3x the price of the BL...
You only using both as a dac and not using both as a dac/amp ? I think the hugo2 is a great as a dac but the ifi bl is better as a dac/amp.
 
Nov 28, 2018 at 12:54 AM Post #336 of 1,056
Good point as I was using both as a DAC being fed digitally by an SP1000.
 
Dec 4, 2018 at 12:09 PM Post #337 of 1,056
Battery life and charging time.
I didn’t have enough time to do an extensive observation of the battery life. Managed only to do a single continuous playback of Pink Noise at 250 mV at 16 ohms, at Normal power setting, and the battery last to almost 8 hours. This is pretty much like driving headphone continuously at Normal power mode. At Eco power mode the battery is expected to last longer.

Below is the charging curve of iFi micro iDSD Black-Label from battery level at empty state to 100%. It requires around 6:16’ hours to fully charge the battery.


According to specs battery capacity is only 4800mAh and this measurement shows a capacity of well above 6000mAh .... how does it come? Great great great review btw ... thanks a lot!!!
 
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Dec 4, 2018 at 5:08 PM Post #338 of 1,056
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Dec 4, 2018 at 11:45 PM Post #339 of 1,056
If your ears are telling you this, that's perfectly fine.

It is indeed.
The BL is a great piece of gear and I've been using it as an amp fed from an LG G7 to Audeze's i4 - it's a great transportable setup for me.
 
Dec 5, 2018 at 4:53 PM Post #340 of 1,056
The BL is a great piece of gear and I've been using it as an amp fed from an LG G7 to Audeze's i4 - it's a great transportable setup for me.

Thanks for good words. Well, we're *very* pleased how micro iDSD BL turned out. We really are. Enjoy!
 
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Dec 16, 2018 at 4:56 PM Post #341 of 1,056
there is popping sound (dub) when turning the micro BL ON, is this normal ? if not, how to fix it ?

it the same thing for both my headphones or my speakers connecting to my RCA out
 
Dec 16, 2018 at 5:29 PM Post #342 of 1,056
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Dec 23, 2018 at 5:55 AM Post #343 of 1,056
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Do you guys know where can I get an iEMatch button/switch? Lost mine.
 
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Dec 23, 2018 at 6:25 AM Post #344 of 1,056
Do you guys know where can I get an iEMatch button/switch? Lost mine.
Just PM the ifi Audio member on here and he'll take care of you. Service like only a very few can hold up to.
 

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