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Old 17-05-2014, 09:52 PM   #1
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Thumbs up iFi iTube

Got the iTube today to use as a tube buffer (+6db gain) between my DAC and HDVA600. The iTube added further weight and body to the music and removed hardness/digital glare for a more natural, analogue sound. Highs are now buttery smooth and no longer sibilant even when listening through the HD800. With 3D HolographicSound turned on, the soundstage shifts slightly forwards so it feels like you're listening to music in front of you rather than in your head.

The iTube works its magic without any detrimental effect on the original sound quality. All the details are preserved. The iTube just lays them out in a more natural, liquid, refined and holographic manner.





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Old 18-05-2014, 06:50 AM   #2
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Got the iTube today to use as a tube buffer (+6db gain) between my DAC and HDVA600. The iTube added further weight and body to the music and removed hardness/digital glare for a more natural, analogue sound. Highs are now buttery smooth and no longer sibilant even when listening through the HD800. With 3D HolographicSound turned on, the soundstage shifts slightly forwards so it feels like you're listening to music in front of you rather than in your head.

The iTube works its magic without any detrimental effect on the original sound quality. All the details are preserved. The iTube just lays them out in a more natural, liquid, refined and holographic manner.





Nice, what DAC are you using?
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Old 18-05-2014, 10:28 AM   #3
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Nice, what DAC are you using?
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Old 18-05-2014, 11:28 AM   #4
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Time for you to upgrade your DAC with true balanced out
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Old 18-05-2014, 07:24 PM   #5
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Other than HD800, what headphones have you tried with?
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Old 18-05-2014, 11:23 PM   #6
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Other than HD800, what headphones have you tried with?
HD650. It's less detailed than the HD800 but sweeter sounding.

The iTube helps the HD800 by adding further weight/body and smoothening the treble.
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Old 19-05-2014, 01:18 PM   #7
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HD650. It's less detailed than the HD800 but sweeter sounding.

The iTube helps the HD800 by adding further weight/body and smoothening the treble.
Does it work the same magic on the HD650? Or only the HD800?
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Old 20-05-2014, 11:34 PM   #8
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Does it work the same magic on the HD650? Or only the HD800?
difficult to compare. the hd800 is running balanced, hd650 is single ended.
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Old 20-05-2014, 11:36 PM   #9
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I once have this hd800 dilemma... once I switch from tube amp to solid state amp....

hd800 too bright...

hd650 with tube colouration, maybe too thick and slurpy
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Old 21-05-2014, 03:49 PM   #10
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I once have this hd800 dilemma... once I switch from tube amp to solid state amp....

hd800 too bright...

hd650 with tube colouration, maybe too thick and slurpy
Ya I understand, my current setup is too warm and congested sounding for the hd650.

But I'm not comparing if the hd650 sounds as good as the hd800 on Murcielago's setup but more of if the ifi itube sound ok to him on his setup and if he finds it too warm etc.
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