ASUS has just announced three new USB DAC and headphone amplifiers and headlining the launch is the critically-acclaimed Xonar Essence One MUSES Edition. We were at the launch event to sample their new audio offerings briefly.
On paper the iFi Micro iCan talks the talk. This is a Class A TubeState amplifier that also claims to cherry pick the best features from transistor amplifiers with its "tri-brid" circuitry. In addition it has bass and soundstage enhancement features to enhance a headphone's performance. Now let's see if this amplifier can walk the walk.