So it seems the folks over at Auris have been developing a portable line of products under the Earmen brand!
I’m certianly a fan of the Auris line up so it’s awesome to see them reaching out into another market. Big thanks to them for sending a TR-Amp my way for Review!
Overall the unit offers a;
- Energetic Presentation
- Lean Tonality
- Clean Powerful Low End
My only real gripe in terms of it’s sound is a touch of brightness or harshness in the top end and upper mids. Darker full headphones like Audeze LCD 2C and DCA Aeon Flow RT are lovely! But my HD 600 was not enjoyable with TR-Amp. My little E-MU Purpleheart with CAL Pads how ever was a nice match.
I find it’s Staging width, depth, and overall detail, to be average for portable products at this price point. What I feel differentiates it is the Dual USB C Input and RCA Outs, as some one who started with portable products Ialways enjoy seeing full sized RCA on a portable. As I feel these allow owners to integrate their TR-Amp into a more robust desktop system when theyr’e ready. TR-Amps weight and heft are also compliments to this idea of future robust amp pairings and I think it performed simmilary to my Auris Euterpe’s own DAC Section.
All in all I do feel if your looking for a brighter energetic portable to pair with rich darker headphones, Earmens TR-Amp is an excellent choice!