iBasso IT01s - Sturdy and Shiny

With the implementation of three leading technologies, namely high Tesla magnetic flux, carbon nanotube diaphragm, and diamond-like coating, iBasso promises that the new IT01s will satisfy the needs of audiophiles’ through high-fidelity sound quality.


This review is originally posted on Headphonesty. I won this pair of in-ear monitors (IEMs) from an event hosted by Zeppelin & Co. Thank you for hosting such a wonderful event. This is not a sponsored post, but an honest review written from a consumer’s point of view. Dollar to performance ratio is included below.


iBasso is well-known in the audio industry for manufacturing digital music players (DAP)s. In 2016, iBasso released their first pair of IEMs - IT03. With a single dynamic driver coupled with dual balanced armature (BA) drivers, IT03 proved to the industry that iBasso was a new challenger and competitor in IEM manufacturing.

iBasso continued to work hard to fill the IT0X line up. The last number in the model name is always the driver count. Last year, Paul from iBasso launched 2 models, flagship of the series IT04 and entry level of the series IT01 on audio website Head-Fi. This created a rumble on the forums and since then, audiophiles have had high expectations for the new release.

Without a doubt, iBasso successfully satisfies their hunger with the two new IEMs.

IT01s is a step up from the entry level of the series IT0X. It should be an improvement as compared to IT01. We take a close look at what has been improved and where it stands in the line-up.

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