Originally Posted by pacman46
So the dx50 is worth buying in your opinion ? I have a nice amp now and I'm looking for a nice dac to go with it now..so it might be in my better interest to go with a nice dap with a half decent dac in it then to just buy a dac..probably be cheaper for me that way too ..thanks
I think the DX50 is the best deal by far when it comes to DAPs. I am completely happy with the purchase. I play ONLY 24bit/96 or 192 kHz files on the DX50, and I have been playing exclusively hi-res files on my home system since 2010, so I know how great the difference between 16 and 24 bit can be with the right DAC and implementation.
The DX50 nails it. The most common comment from DX100 (which is considered by many to be the best DAP regardless of price) users is that the DX50 plus the Tralucent T1 amp pretty much equals the DX100, but with a better UI.
DX50 = $239
Tralucent T1 = $259
= $498 TOTAL
DX100 = $829 (and has a worse interface)
Honestly pacman, I absolutely recommend you get a DX50.
Further, I use the DX50 exclusively with the ER4S, which I have modded with 8-wire braided silver plated PCOCC-A cable into Shure-type adapters that fit into the ends of the ER4 barrel. I should post some pictures of my modded ER4S as they look really good; silver wire in clear dialectic x 8 and braided looks awesome -- people have stopped me several times on the street in SF to ask what headphones I am wearing--they sound much more present with the modded cables. Also, by having the resistors at the end of the barrel, instead of in the middle of the headphone cable (as in the factory cable), there is no splice in my cables, unlike the factory cables.
Edited by billydelyons - 11/2/13 at 6:30pm