Just wondering if this opinion was based on headphone listening? Supposedly the Rega has a very good headphone out. I’m interested in the Audiolab but I’d be keen for a good headphone experienceCould you tell me a bit more about the build quality of the BRIO?
Being the indecisive guy that I am, I went out and got an io to compare it with the 6000A (30 day return on both.) My first impressions are as followed:
The build quality on the IO is a deal breaker for me though, so I am hoping the BRIO is better in that regard.
- It looks like a toy compared to the 6000A, the build quality feels really cheap.
- The volume knob has an imbalanced channel on very low volume (right goes almost completely silent) is this normal?
- Now on to the sound: I think I do like it more then the 6000A, it sounds more gritty. I listen to a lot of rock/metal/punk music, and the IO sounds more raw. The 6000A makes everything sound very clean, when I sometimes just want a raw gritty guitar riff that tears my ears apart. It's like the 6000A always plays it safe compared to the IO. It sometimes sounds artificial even.