The word editor indicates 8006 words, and I don’t have the willpower to write up a proper conclusion, so this one’s gonna be brief:
- For me, the smaller, the better. I think you’d agree.
- Purely for IEM use, I’d stick to the tiny amps. If I am using a JH Custom, then I’m using the Pico Slim. You don’t have to follow me, but if you ask me, that’s what I’m going to write.
- The three slim amps are very good. Pick ANY of the three, make sure to get the one with the sound signature that you like. Treble lovers should go for the ALO Rx. Mids, TTVJ Slim. Neutral with unoffensive treble, Headstage.
- Portable balanced amps. They have their own sound, but I’m mostly more into single ended amps now. The PB-2 drives a HE-6, but if you’re really into the HE-6, get a speaker amp.
- Big amps. Nothing against the i-Qube and the Stepdance, but I LOVE the SR-71A, even now. If not for the lack of recharging functions, it’ll be my primary portable amp. i-Qube fans: that’s a cool amp with its own cool sound, but I am more into conventional power.
- If I miss anything else, please write in the comment section and I’ll try to answer it.
- SR-71B First Impression (comparison with Ibasso PB-2 and RSA Protector included).
- Ibasso PB-2 First Impression (comparison with Ibasso PB-1 included).
- Headstage: The Arrow Amplifier.
- ALO Rx MkII (comparison with the ALO Rx Mk1 included).
- Ibasso PB1 Toucan Unboxing.
- Pico Slim First Impression.
- RSA Protector: It’s Here!
- TTVJ & TTVJ.
- RSA Tiny Amps.
- RSA SR-71A.
Gears used for the review:
Headphones: Sennheiser PX100-II, HD202, HD598, HD650, HD800, AIAIAI TMA-1, ATH M-50, ATH Pro700 Mk2, Hifiman HE-6, V-Jays, Q-Jays, Etymotics ER4, JH5/10X3/16Pro, Sony EX1000, Z1000, and a bunch of other stuff.
Amplifiers: The one reviewed.
Source: Ipod Classic 120GB, CyberLabs AlgoRhythm Solo (CLAS), Hifiman HM-601, HM-602.