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post #3181 of 3188
I don't think the fiio x1 fits in with the whole plan. Looking for a dap with line out that can replace the agd as dac. X1 will undoubtedly be far inferior to the agd dac. That's my issue here.
post #3182 of 3188
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Originally Posted by hemipowered007 View Post

I don't think the fiio x1 fits in with the whole plan. Looking for a dap with line out that can replace the agd as dac. X1 will undoubtedly be far inferior to the agd dac. That's my issue here.

Yup, get the X5. Consider the X1 if you need a quick portable fix though. I don't know if G1217 does BF sales... I never checked last year but I don't think they do. 

post #3183 of 3188
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Originally Posted by Soundsgoodtome View Post
 

Yup, get the X5. Consider the X1 if you need a quick portable fix though. I don't know if G1217 does BF sales... I never checked last year but I don't think they do. 

I emailed them about it a few days ago and they do not.  He did have a B-stock Polaris for cheap tho.  You might email him...

post #3184 of 3188
Wonder what this would be like for he4, found some saying worked great with he500. Not going to buy or anything just a random thought

http://www.head-fi.org/t/708743/moded-bottlehead-sex-with-4-pin-xlr-to-speakers-taps-adapter-cable-shipping-included-price-drop2
post #3185 of 3188
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Originally Posted by hemipowered007 View Post

I don't think the fiio x1 fits in with the whole plan. Looking for a dap with line out that can replace the agd as dac. X1 will undoubtedly be far inferior to the agd dac. That's my issue here.

 

well heres the problem with that, my Hm901 is the only DAP I've had that is on level with my NFb10ES2, I found the X5 to be a disappointment compared to my HM801 when I compared the two, the line out of the X5 was a little flat, didn't have the depth the HM801 had 

 

So if your running a balanced AGD Dac/Amp like I am your going to need a rather high end DAP to get the same quality in terms of the dac, and for all instensive pourposes, I find my Hm901 and iBasso PB2 rig to be on level with my AGD 10ES2, the problem is only the NFB10ES2 can drive the HE 4 sufficently 

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Originally Posted by Soundsgoodtome View Post
 

Yup, get the X5. Consider the X1 if you need a quick portable fix though. I don't know if G1217 does BF sales... I never checked last year but I don't think they do. 

Again, I found the X5 to be a bit of a disappointment, espically when you can find a used HM801 for around $400 [well that's what I sold mine for] 

post #3186 of 3188
I'm just keeping the 10se for now. I'll just buy x1,3,5 based on deals I can find. After thinking about it So much I just can't afford to let the 10se go until I can move to a more on par but different setup
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After thinking about it So much I just can't afford to let the 10se go until I can move to a more on par but different setup

^ this!

Fight the upgrade-itus... or in your case sidegrade-itus
post #3188 of 3188
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^ this!

Fight the upgrade-itus... or in your case sidegrade-itus

well I think a side grade for portable use is going to run you around a grand or so, my hm801 was a step behind my NFB10ES2 [the only differance between the 10ES ES2 and ES3 is csometics and buttons]

 

So I think keeping it will be your best bet, as anything portable thats not on par with the HM901, AK120ii or the like will be a down grade 

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