Review - FiQuest headphone amp
For the full review, head to: FiQuest headphone amp in review – Adroit audio evangelism
When I was at the Tokyo OFF headphone amp meeting, I got a chance to drool at iBasso's table. There was the current FiQuest and a Prototype and a nice little DAC for exemplary portable sound. Well, it arrived at my doorstep after a very short 3 day flight from Japan.
Big and heavy, it redefines the word 'portable' as much as the Atari Lynx did back in the day. Maybe it is the iPad of portable amps. Well, it has 4 channels which can be buffered or bypassed, space for a lot of op-amp rolling, and considering the sound and options, is very very worth its asking price of 449$ maxed. Regular versions cost much closer to 300$, but I had to go all the way :rolleyes:
The review won't be up for about a month, but I want to put this out: this amp rocks. It is quite smooth, powerful and while not the same sort of linear as the ALO Rx, it shines in just the right places. Best part? From the DJ1Pro to the Fitear Private 333, it is nearly silent; it is always powerful.