- Nov 9, 2013
I've owned the ifi iESL with the iCAN and it seemed to run my L700's fine but the 009's started to do some things that made me a little uncomfortable with it. I then started reading up on the threads here and started reading that quite a few wonder if the iESL actually damages the stat headphones. While I have absolutely no idea if this is even remotely true I stopped using my iESL having already ordered a Carbon. I am still awaiting the arrival of said Carbon and will be sure to let you all know if I can find any noticeable differences between the two. From what people have said it should be night and day. We shall soon see.
I will say despite the iESL not being with me any more, the iCAN and iDSD Pro are absolutely incredible and I believe I would have to spend a lot more money to find something that is significantly better to justify parting with them.
i am sure it will help us all once you get your carbon. I see that there is something similar to iesl called SRD 7 which is cheap. I have no idea if that can work with ifi ican pro though
I for one wish iesl in a combo setup with ifi ican pro can be good enough as the carbon, as ifi state that in the combo set it outputs 730 vrms
Anyhow I am just surprised how come ifi are barely doing anything to promote their ifi iesl and only few member have it, and when i ask them to send a review unit all I get is empty words. I like ifi but such scarce info to be found on that product , it is not encouraging me to buy it. Also if there was alot of info bout it on the net, I would not have asked to get a review unit and compare it to my 007TII
well if ifi does not care to properly document their product and have good comparisons with other products especially driving 007 and 009 then iesl will not be considered as a product to buy
If i can get 20 - 30% more headroom compared to my stax 007tII i will buy iesl but i will not buy a product blindly or that is not well documented and compared to other options out there