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bigshel
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Nov 18, 2018
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Haven't had as much time to play with it as I would like but in the limited time the one word I'll use is: Clean. I feeding this with an iFi MicroDSD BL and it sounds great... low end is strong. May have been the headphones used but only thing that concerned me was the highs maybe a bit sharp and fatiguing. For the price this seems like an excellent buy so far.
Nov 18, 2018
shrimpears
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Nov 29, 2018
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Are you finding audible differences between using the micro BL as a standalone dac/amp vs feeding it into this amp?
Nov 29, 2018
bigshel
185
Nov 29, 2018
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You know, I haven't done a good A/B comparison. I'll try this weekend if I have some time and let you know.
Nov 29, 2018
Atomicminded
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Dec 5, 2018
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I'm also using iFi micro BL. Direct out mode. Make sure you get the latest firmware for the micro BL. Has the GTO filter!
Dec 5, 2018
bigshel
185
Dec 9, 2018
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Listened to a few tracks through a pair of Audeze EL-8, LCD-2 Closed and LCD-X ... BL is darker/warmer and narrower, the 789 sounds considerably more open/wider and clearer. Just judging off the single ended output, the BL is a little more powerful (love that little guy). Highs on the 789 still seem a bit sharp at times to me but not horrible. Most things come down to preference... I preferred the 789 with the LCD-2's most of the 3.
Dec 9, 2018
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