amazon iBasso IT01s reviews
iBasso is probably a name that is not too strange with the sound playing community in the world. This is a Chinese audio company that has the strongest investment in researching technology in self-researching and producing drivers according to its own technology. In 2018, the company launched the iBasso IT01 headset with many breakthrough technologies, sound quality that surpasses the price to please many audio lovers around the world. A year later, iBasso brought us an upgrade, the iBasso IT01s. With many technologies and superior sound quality promises to bring more great experience for owners of these headphones.
The design in the latest product lines of iBasso is very eye-catching in appearance, fashion and class. Throughout the range of music players such as iBasso DX120, iBasso DX150, to high-end headphones such as iBasso IT01, iBasso IT04, iBasso IT01s, it shows a lot of changes in the way of presenting its products.
When compared with IT01, IT01s are dressed in a glossy and eye-catching coat. Just put on the ear, all eyes will be on the sparkle of this headset.
The outer shell of IT01s is powder coated to the surface with high gloss, very good color. Currently the headset has 2 different color versions that are pearl blue and silver black version. My current version here is the blue pearl version.
The water-drop housing design as on the old IT01 is still kept intact. I quite like this design, both beautiful harmony and very pleasant shape when worn on the ear, good fit.
The wires on IT01s also have significant upgrades. Using 5N high purity crystal copper material with silver-plated copper shell anti-jamming. Still using the MMCX interface and the wires of IT01s have been upgraded to Balanced wires like high-end IT04 products. Comes with a cable that changes from 2.5mm balanced to 3.5mm single-ended. The cord is made very soft against microphonic phenomenon. With the wire quality of a high-end headset, it will surely bring better transmission quality than the regular IT01.
In addition, iBasso IT01s comes with 9 pairs of standard silicone tips + 2 pairs of sponge tips. IT01s are also equipped with 2 standard filters instead. These filters have the main task of covering dirt and replacing them for cleaning. The pipe section is made of high-grade 304 stainless steel. This structure not only helps to improve the ability to layer in high ranges and improve the soundstage, but also has the ability to replace and also be removable to make cleaning easier.
TECHNOLOGY ON iBasso IT01s
IT01s are headsets that use up to 3 of the world’s leading advanced technologies. Tesla magnetic circuit + carbon nanotube film + DLC diamond dome. These are core technologies developed by iBasso, abbreviated as DiNaTT. This technology allows manufacturing extremely thin drivers only 3.8μm (IT01 version is 5μm). Thin drivers make vibrations easier, expand the response frequency range, and speed up sound response.
The main dome section holds the diaphragm covered with solid DLC diamond. The stronger the domed part, the clearer the sound will be, the more stable and improved the treble range
In addition, IT01s are equipped with Tesla magnetic circuits. Compared to traditional speaker cone design, the circuit from Tesla is more dynamic, stronger and more detailed in the reproduction. Dynamic driver performance is enhanced with natural and denser audio.
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EXPERIENCE IN MEASUREMENT AND SOUND
IT01s are lightweight, combined with compact teardrop-shaped housing, the lines are made very soft and friendly, so wearing on the ears feels very comfortable. Sometimes I forget that I am wearing IT01s on my ears. The cord is made very soft, microphonic phenomenon is rarely encountered.
In this article I will use the player to pair with iBasso IT01s. Tesla magnetic circuit + Carbon nanotube film + DLC diamond dome for impedance of only 16Ω and high sensitivity of 109dB. Frequency response from 10Hz-43kHz. Actually, IT01s do not need muscular amplifiers to be able to develop to their full potential. Perhaps just the phones are IT01s comfortable to operate.
Overall sound on IT01s in all 3 sound bands is balanced, no more V-shape like on old IT01, details are processed at a different level.
The first impression about the sound experience on my IT01s is the mid range. The singer’s voice on IT01s is extremely clean and clear, completely separate from the background music. The mid of IT01s is no longer backward as on IT01 but becomes more balanced than the other two bands, well controlled. The voice also became thicker and more natural. In the songs with female voices, the high notes are handled very delicate and soulful, not harsh.
The bass strip on the IT01s retains the bounce and excellent response due to Tesla Magnetic Circuit Technology + carbon nanotube film + DLC diamond dome. Bass pinch, clear block floating. The response speed of the bass-heavy songs is also quite good, less sticky. Bass also has good control, there is no phenomenon of being bleed to the mid range. In the music with deep bass, IT01s still show a solid and confident style, deep and not much tail.
Not as explosive as Campfire Andromeda but Treb of IT01s is very delicate. The cymbal or hihat sounds very fun. Treb has just come in and is very well controlled, with neither harsh nor roll-off, full details and keeping the music very playful.
The soundstage is really wide, not too far nor too close. Singing and old music are arranged to help listeners not get tired and feel compelled to listen for a long time. The sound and the ability to separate the instrument layer are done quite well on IT01s, the position of the instruments and singers on the stage is arranged accurately and in depth.
Say no more, IT01s is one of the headphones with sound worth to own in the current price range.
Using iBasso IT01s when listening to the 2.5mm balanced port on the iBasso DX150 for a much better experience. The soundstage was wider now, the stage was 1.5 times wider. All bands have been strengthened. Bass hits neatly and has more force. The mid range is sweeter and the treble band is more jubilant. Therefore, if you have a 2.5mm Balanced music player like iBasso DX120 or DX150, use it immediately to bring out the best of iBasso IT01s performance.
One more thing is that the MMCX port on iBasso IT01s allows disassembly of the wire to upgrade. A pretty cool and interesting thing for you who want to change. You can refer to the high-end conductor models of Satin Audio to upgrade the sound quality of your IT01s, maybe you will encounter more interesting surprises.
As the next version in its IT Series, iBasso IT01s is heavily emphasized on the clear, natural mid range with a series of new technologies, youthful design that is more eye-catching. iBasso shows an extremely serious investment in its product research and development. IT01s is really a valuable upgrade for those who have owned IT01 and is a product not to be missed in the price of $250.