Originally Posted by twister6
Originally Posted by doctorjazz
Did a bit more listening to iBasso (nothing like insomnia:o). Started with Doppios, sounded dull, flat. Changed to Sony H3, still not quite there. Changed again, SM64...ahhhh, much better, more full, much detail at the same time. Got to play with this baby a bit more...
Are you talking about DX90 or DX50? Any hardware source that makes Doppios sound dull/flat is a red flag in my book
I mean, when I compared X5 to AP100, Fiio sounded duller/flatter in comparison to AP100 in 24b/192k up-sampling setting (but X5 itself still sounds great). Doppios are truly amazing and I'm full-speed-ahead on their bandwagon now lol!!!
First time listen to new, non-burned-in version of DX90. I think it tends to the flat/analytical side of things, as opposed to the X3, my other "high end" DAP, which tends to warm things up. Thus, headphones that also tend to flat/analytical don't match as well as ones with some warmth. (The Fiio is the opposite-I tend to lisen to it through line out, either ALO National, or Ray Samuels H2). It has been said, though, that the DX90 also needs many hours break in to sound its best, just listened for the first time yest, so this is basically out of the box impression. Stay tuned, I'll update. Now gonna to go on dogwalk, take Thinksound On1 and iBasso, some iems (maybe the Doppios again).
Day 5 Detox diet...survived so far. Last night slept terribly, realized my wife and I had "cheated" with ONE small square of unsweetened dark chocolate, tiny amount. Chocolate does have a version of caffeine, and we both reacted to that small amount, up much of the night. Got to hear some cd's I hadn't played yet, and some great hi rez downloads by The Band, it's all good...(since detox, hearing/sound discrimination up now by 36.2%