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post #166 of 2798
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Originally Posted by cn11 View Post

$500 is probably going to be about the magic area for me. Below that it seems like it would be a deal (at this point), much over and that's a heck of a lot to be spending on a portable piece of gear. I could still be tempted around $600 if initial impressions are such that SQ seems stunningly good....



Agreed - my T51 fell off the bed last night, (onto carpet ...), and I now have a lovely crack in my screen. I really want something small and tough like the Clip+, but I accept that they will never be able to fit all that silicon into such a tight form factor.

post #167 of 2798
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Originally Posted by Bucket View Post


 


I'm from Sydney... Must be missing something here but where in Syd does it resemble Singapore??

 

 

Start at the top end of Broadway, walk through the campus at the University of Sydney, then take a wander down George St to the Rocks via Haymarket and Chinatown. This isn't a racist thing - I've travelled extensively through Asia there are Chinese faces in every city I've visited - makes sense that a city like Sydney will be no different. The harbour views might be different, but both are modern cities with gleaming skyscrapers and a cosmopolitan feel.

post #168 of 2798

1k price is just insane,

 

if it does have 1K price tag , it must have :

 

20+ hrs battery

Very Good build and 3yrs warranty

Awesome amp section, ( some thing close to pico slim )

Awesome DAC. ( now sure the 9018 is good , but implementation is the key, there are dacs  with es9018, that are nothing but talk.)

 

...it must have atleast 3 of the above. to justify the 1K price tag. ( good UI , analog /digital lineouts , etc. of course is a must )

 

for $6-750 it must have 2 of the above.

post #169 of 2798
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Originally Posted by singh View Post

1k price is just insane,

 

if it does have 1K price tag , it must have :

 

20+ hrs battery

Very Good build and 3yrs warranty

Awesome amp section, ( some thing close to pico slim )

Awesome DAC. ( now sure the 9018 is good , but implementation is the key, there are dacs  with es9018, that are nothing but talk.)

 

...it must have atleast 3 of the above. to justify the 1K price tag. ( good UI , analog /digital lineouts , etc. of course is a must )

 

for $6-750 it must have 2 of the above.


 

Any chance that we could hold off on the wild speculation until iBasso actually announce the price - I know this is Hype-Fi, but posts like this are only going to feed the belief that it will be 'too expensive' for most of us. I find it interesting that the people who have decided the HM-801 is 'overpriced junk' dont actually own it - lets give iBasso a chance to put their cards on the table ......

 

PS please tell us about the aforementioned kit that is 'nothing but talk'.

post #170 of 2798
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Originally Posted by nycdoi View Post

can some1 post the info of the said es9018 chip?


There you go:  

 

http://www.headphone.com/pdfs/Sabre32%20DAC9018.pdf

 

My wish is that the thing can be a little slim down with memory starting around 128 g.

 

I have been listening to the Headroom Ultra DAC that uses the same ESS9018 and it is a very nice Dac.

 

post #171 of 2798

Interested. ~

I wonder how well they will pair with our custom earphones. Really hope this is a quiet source!

post #172 of 2798

Subscribed.  It would be cool if here's a presale price like hifiman when it debuted the HM-601/602. 

post #173 of 2798
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Originally Posted by estreeter View Post


 

Any chance that we could hold off on the wild speculation until iBasso actually announce the price - I know this is Hype-Fi, but posts like this are only going to feed the belief that it will be 'too expensive' for most of us. I find it interesting that the people who have decided the HM-801 is 'overpriced junk' dont actually own it - lets give iBasso a chance to put their cards on the table ......

 

PS please tell us about the aforementioned kit that is 'nothing but talk'.


wild speculation ? ! i am just putting down the things that i think , a $1000 DAP must have. i said "IF " it has 1K price tag.

 

Hm801 s great (IMO ) , it has an option to upgrade the amp section , has very usable UI , and an awesome DAC. if you go by my spec list it manages to justify the price tag.

 

 

more over , ibasso, in my opinion is not targeting HM801 like sales . the DX100 has a very good design and build  ( which may mean that they want to sell numbers, not like HM801 ) .

 

PS: Audio GD NFB11. OK , but it proves that a DAC is more than just the DAC chip. 

post #174 of 2798

I have to agree with estreeter though, 'cos afterall this thread is about the iBasso DX100 rather than a wishlist of what one wants in their perfect DAP. Personally I'll worry about the price only after it's been announced.

post #175 of 2798
The brick look is very appealing to me. Something about my PMP having some oomph and weight to it just makes it attractive.
And it looks like the volume steps are better than the one on my iPhone...I have to say, I haven't been this excited for a PMP since I got my iPod photo.
post #176 of 2798
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Originally Posted by AnakChan View Post

I have to agree with estreeter though, 'cos afterall this thread is about the iBasso DX100 rather than a wishlist of what one wants in their perfect DAP. Personally I'll worry about the price only after it's been announced.


ill be more than happy to see the price below 400 !

 

1K price, was a rumor here , i was responding to that ...remember i said "if it does have 1K price tag...."

 

 

post #177 of 2798
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Originally Posted by UniqueMelody View Post

Interested. ~

I wonder how well they will pair with our custom earphones. Really hope this is a quiet source!



If this thing comes out at $500-$700 with very low output impedance I'll be selling my current kit to get a set of Merlins and the DX100. Then I'll be happy to tell you how that combo performs wink.gif

 

I had already settled on the Merlins to go with my Cowon X7 and Just Audio uHA-120 amp, but the DX100 looks like a perfect one-box solution to my needs.

post #178 of 2798

The equation of price with battery life is fanciful at best. The high end audio products are trending in the opposite direction. If you want huge battery life, buy an iPod Classic.

post #179 of 2798
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Originally Posted by cooperpwc View Post

The equation of price with battery life is fanciful at best. The high end audio products are trending in the opposite direction. If you want huge battery life, buy an iPod Classic.



I have a Cowon X7 - And I'm sure it will play for 103 hours non-stop as Cowon claims. The battery life is insane... However if the DX100 can be powered via USB (like all Android devices) while playing, 10 hours would be PLENTY. 90% of my listening is in my office, in front of two computers.

post #180 of 2798

I actually wrote Ibasso an email and asked about a heap of things, like "Will it run Android?", "How about the output impedance?", "When can I pre-order?" etc - here's the reply I got:

 

 

 

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Hi,
Thank you for your email.
I am not allowed to leak more information about the DX100. If you are interested in it, please keep checking our update on our site.
 
Best Regards,
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iBasso Audio

Ah well, can't blame a guy for trying!

 

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