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THE BUDGET KING?
Just like FiiO, iBasso is one of the brands that started to produce IEMs in recent past. Before the iBasso IT01, their IT03 was a big hit, and I myself can confirm it’s indeed a fabulous IEM with a great fit and sound performance. Sadly, we don’t receive any samples from them and we can’t figure out why. I really liked the IT03 in my limited listening session with it.
How I obtained this model then? Well, thanks to my network in Turkish Audiophile Community, I managed to convince a friend to give me his for some time. I hope we can receive future samples directly from the brand though.
After the IT03, there came the iBasso IT01. This is a 100$ in ear with a single dynamic driver, which developed by iBasso themselves in-house. iBasso claims this driver is fast, efficient and the resolution is on a high level thanks to their efforts. The driver uses a graphene diaphragm, and because it’s so thin, it allows a great level of speed, precision and low distortion altogether.
This IEM is a little monster in my opinion. This could be the best IEM I listened to in this price level. All I can do is congratulating the guys who were responsible for developing this earphone. Everything I look for in a satisfying sound reproduction exist in the IT01. It’s quite amazing to hear this sound quality for 100$.
I will share my full impressions on its dedicated review in near future, as I’ve already taken my notes. I suppose I’ll add it to our Universal IEM Recommendations. We can kick out some models up there so stay tuned on Headfonia!