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Comparison & review of 3 portable amplifiers: FiiO E11 / Soundmagic A10 / DigiZoid ZO2


What started off by a 1 line sentence to a PM, ended up being a review
I don’t have much experience with amps – apart from the FiiO E1, E3, E5, and nor do I have that much “burn-in” time with all these amps – but thought to share my opinions. Of course they might change, but I doubt it.

I was in the “market” for a portable amp. Now when I mean portable, I mean it. I didn’t want to be carrying around a E7 which is bigger and wider than my actual phone – this is not, for me at least, the definition of portable.
Its like saying headphones are more portable than IEM’s (like the Denon AH-D2000’s vs the Future Sonic Atrio M5/MG7’s)

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Soundmagic A10 Review & Unboxing

Pros: Accessories, warm SQ, bass boost setting, small, well built
Cons: EMI, Pop sound when connecting, Design of the volume wheel

Packaging & Accessories: 8/10
Build Quality: 9/10
Design & Look: 8/10
Audio Quality: 8.5/10
Portability: /10
EMI (Interference with mobiles etc): 5/10 (higher rating means lower EMI)
Transparency (Plays same sound as source): 7/10 (higher rating means it’s close to the source)
Battery life: 7/10
Hissing: 9/10 (higher rating means lower hissing)
Value: 9/10
My final Rating: 8.5/10

Purchase Date: February 2012
Purchase Price: £65 -> Can be bought for £40

A10 contents

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