this is audio dynamite in a really small package - chose this over chord mojo because it supports mqa audio and although it's more money i couldn't be any happier
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It's a pretty good DAC. I am actually enjoying it a little more than my Chord Mojo. I cannot give it more than 3 stars because it needs some fine-tuning . Turning the iFi Micro DSD Black on causes a popping noise in your headphones, the device seems to drain the battery of my phone, you cannot charge the DAC and listen to music, the buttons on the bottoms of the DAC aren't sturdy and tend to adjust if easily moved.
Pros: Sounds great! Xbass and 3D sound options are awesome adjustments.
Cons: Overall Poor Design- Poor design of buttons (bottom of device) Drains phone batter or causes iPhone to say "This device uses too much power" Cannot charge and listen to music Popping noise when turning DAC on and off
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This portable sounds great. It's portable and connected up to my phone. Sound way better than my Dragon fly. It does not sound as good as my desk DAC/ Headphone amp however, this is the best portable headphone / Amp have heard. Powers my hard to drive headphones with ample power on the regular setting. The bast boost give a little more lower mid bass and sound good. The 3D changed the EQ on the high and added to much higher tones. Maybe has a better explanation on how to charge the battery and show which port.
Pros: Sounds great, portable.
Cons: Battery has to be charged alone when not in use.
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Just purchased from Crutchfield. I had noted that had no been no previous reviews so I went ahead and did some detailed research. Everything I read indicated that at this price point the iFi micro was the way to go. Main issue I had was were they good enough to drive my Audeze LCD-3's. Should I be looking at something more expensive??? Did see some comparisons to the Macintosh MHA 50's and the Sony PHA-3's but not many data points here so I decided to go with my gut feeling and purchased the iFi's. Good move they sound great with the Audeze. I mainly wanted a headphone amp that I could take with me anywhere in the house or out on the patio and listen to music off a phone. (using a older phone as a music player, listen to variety of music mp3, wav, flac, Dsd etc. ) What can I say other than it sounds great. I am really enjoying.
Pros: Can drive high caliber headphones such as Audeze. Sound ... may not be perfect but pretty close. Note: Eco mode sort of useless but normal does the job. Also make sure iematch is on right setting as you'll notice a big difference if you don't. I set mine to off.
Cons: Lots of unneeded switches. Note - put on the provided silicone feet as not to accidentally changed switch settings on bottom of DAC.
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