Really enjoy with zen stream and dac, or just with phone.
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For Christmas 2020, I had asked for and received a nice pair of open back headphones. I use these headphones when using my computer. The sound was very neutral (what I wanted), but the bass was lacking. So I started searching for a headphone amp, thinking that would make a positive difference. At the same time, there was a cynical voice in my head that was telling me that the things I was reading about headphone amps was just more hype than substance. The cynical voice was wrong. This headphone amp (the only one I tried) made a real difference in volume levels and REALLY brought out the bass that was lacking from my desktop amp. The feature that convinced me to buy this headphone amp is what iFi calls "XBass". That feature really pumps up the bass, just as advertised. Though I must say, the bass delivered without Xbass is still very good. I also like the ability to punch up the volume using the Gain control without any distortion. I am really happy with this headphone amp. Your experience may vary, but if you are using open backed headphones with a computer and you care about getting the full audio spectrum through your headphones, then I recommend you get a headphone amp. If you don't want to waste time reading reviews and/or buying and testing different headphone amps, then just get this headphone amp and enjoy the sound and life.
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Loving them paired with my HD 6xx and PC38X. Definitely recommend these for anyone starting out in the audio listening and PC gaming.
Pros: Bass button, 3D sound option plus 4.4mm balanced in and out.
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Love this IFI Zen Can! Nice little base extension.
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Price to performance it'd be impossible not to rate this 5 stars. I do adore the iFi sound signature, warmer, less analytical but more musical with fuller bodied sounds and notes. The build is sleek and solid. I like the optional filters for bass and for staging but I don't apply them ubiquitously; strictly headphone dependent in my usage. The power on this thing is incredible. For 300 ohm headphones and below you may want to consider a DAC with volume control depending on the sensitivity of your devices. If you use IEMs you'll definitely want to have a way to reduce the volume otherwise you're going to struggle to power match. They drive planars exceptionally well, I was very luke warm on the Sundaras before this amp but the power of the Zen Can really brought out their technical capabilities. Would highly recommend.
Pros: Big power in a small form factor Warm, natural sound signature Optional sound filters for bass and staging Balanced output and input Lovely overall build quality
Cons: No power matching (just 0 gain) for IEMs Not the best option for critical listening
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