To Know and Love Thyself – A Review of the iBasso SR1

Well shit. I guess that’s a wrap. If the iBasso SR1 doesn’t sound like something you would enjoy, then I didn’t do a good job describing it. Even if your preference usually lay with another audio signature, I’m willing to bet the SR1 will put a smile on your face. They are simply and utterly pleasure to my ears. With all genres, and every source I paired them to, the SR1 sang sweet, clean, and powerful. iBasso created a modern marvel.




Pinky Powers

Pinky Powers

Pinky is an artsy twat. Illustration, graphic design, writing. Yet music escapes him, and always has. He builds his own cables, and likes to explore the craftsmanship of others. He's a stabby one, also. At the first hint of annoyance, out comes the blade. I say he's compensating for something... in a big bad way. If we all try really hard as a collective, maybe we can have him put down.


4 Responses

  1. Pinky, your review of Final e5000 was excellent. I bought these after i read your review.
    And i agree with your every single word, you have 150% right about E5000. .
    So, i think i will buy SR1. I respect Ibasso, and i love biocellulose drivers.
    I hope they are not have reverb or boxy sounding like Nighthawks
    Sorry for my bad english.

  2. The SR! is less thick and clearer, airier, more detailed, and with sharper resolution. The bass is also more adroit and extends deeper.

    But you are right. The overall signature isn’t far off. Though, the HD650 is the warmer of the two.

  3. How would you compare these to a classic like the HD650s? Sounds like they have a similar signature?

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