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Yup, Yup, and another yup...I'm going to have to reassess my headphones, some things I thought I knew about them turn out not to be true when driven by a Geek. I already mentioned, always found Senn HD650 to have the infamous Senn haze, not through the Geek. It sounds clear, alive, detailed. Played around with a few more, put on the Beyer 1350. I had done a comparison of these, Senn Amperiors, ML Mikros 90, and Yamaha HPH-200 here a while back (and spun it off as a thread). I liked the 1350 the least, found it a bit disjointed (was using decent DAP and amp, portable). Well, ran it through the Geek out of curiosity, these sound awesome. Coherent, detailed, open, still not quite the pace of the Senn's, but not deficient in rhythm. I believe in miracles...
 

I'm starting to notice differences myself. The Somic MM185 which I thought was pretty neutral, is turning out to be a little harsh up high, and slightly recessed in the mids through the Geek. There was hints of it on the other equipment, but it is really noticeable now.

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Have to say, it's really mind blowing...I've listened to All Things Low a kizillion times, whatever I've listened through, the bass always sounds like a drone. I've just discovered they really have a bass guitar playing, freaky man...
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This is good news. It seems everyone is impressed by the Geeks. Can't wait to hear my 450s.

Everything about it is quality. Separation, detail, soundstage, tight bass, imaging, black background, crisp highs.. it's all there and noticeably better than my Aune T1, Bravo Ocean, SMSL+ HifimyDIY U2, etc. For the price paid getting in early, I feel like I got a huge bargain.

The 1000 handles the Havi B3 Pro1 with ease, my toughest IEM. The 450 could easily handle it too. Tons of power from just a USB port. Going to try it with my Nexus 5 and USB OTG+external battery later.

Ha, I thought the leds were on the sticker side. Oops. All is working.

Could you explain how you plan to use it with the Nexus 5...I'd love to be able to free myself from the desktop, then I think that'll really cover it for me...
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Could you explain how you plan to use it with the Nexus 5...I'd love to be able to free myself from the desktop, then I think that'll really cover it for me...


nexus 5 doesn't natively support usb audio i believe. i think you have to flash cyanogenmod 11 and then use usb audio player pro and have the geek out connected to the phone with a usb on-the-go cable.

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Could you explain how you plan to use it with the Nexus 5...I'd love to be able to free myself from the desktop, then I think that'll really cover it for me...

USB OTG Y cable: $5

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Micro-USB-Male-To-USB-Female-Host-OTG-Cable-USB-Power-Cable-Y-Splitter-/121316245905

 

12000mAH External battery: $12

http://www.ebay.com/itm/12000mAh-External-Power-Bank-Battery-Charger-For-iPhone-5S-HTC-Samsung-Tablet-/310915110388?pt=US_Cell_Phone_PDA_Batteries&hash=item4863fc15f4

 

USB Audio Player Pro (Android App) or Cyanogenmod Rom for USB audio: $10 or free

 

Geek Out

 

The split cable powers the geek from the battery, and connects the Geek to the phone. UAPP recognizes the USB DAC and plays through it. The battery is needed because the DAC draws too much current on its own and won't work.

 

Doesn't always work, but I'm going to try later.


Edited by bhazard - 4/18/14 at 8:40pm
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Could you explain how you plan to use it with the Nexus 5...I'd love to be able to free myself from the desktop, then I think that'll really cover it for me...
USB OTG Y cable: $5
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Micro-USB-Male-To-USB-Female-Host-OTG-Cable-USB-Power-Cable-Y-Splitter-/121316245905

12000mAH External battery: $12
http://www.ebay.com/itm/12000mAh-External-Power-Bank-Battery-Charger-For-iPhone-5S-HTC-Samsung-Tablet-/310915110388?pt=US_Cell_Phone_PDA_Batteries&hash=item4863fc15f4

USB Audio Player Pro (Android App) or Cyanogenmod Rom for USB audio: $10 or free

Geek Out

The split cable powers the geek from the battery, and connects the Geek to the phone. UAPP recognizes the USB DAC and plays through it. Doesn't always work, but I'm going to try later.


Head's up: That will probably not really be anywhere near 12000mAH. You'll want to test it to make sure.
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Hmmmm, I've got the Droid Maxx, dying, was thinking of either rooting it (a bit difficult, Motorola tries to prevent it) or getting the HTC M8. Will this work with either of these? I suppose I need a mini usb out to bypass the DA and amp of the phone. I also just got the Samsung YPP whatever, the 5 inch version of the Ipod Touch (iPhone without a phone, this a Galaxy phone without a phone). Likely that is not too hard to root if need be, would that be a better solution? this is intriguiging, and exciting. I'm in for the Geek Wave, but I'll have to wait 6 months or so to get it.
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Maybe I'll just glue myself in front of my desktop and never go anywhere again...tongue.gif
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I can't believe how good the Beyer 1350 sounds, who knew????!!!
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Going for the deluxe model, hopefully not take too long to get it, report back...
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We know you're excited, Dr. Jazz; just don't spam it or anything. ;)

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Sorry if it seems like spam....maybe just new toy syndrome, but think Geek Out is one of the better buys I've made in a while (and I've bought too much stuff recently). If DX90 sounds near as good, with DAP function ,portability, may be a better buy all round, but just loving the sound of GO so far. Curious if anyone went for both and can compare...isn't DS waiting for GO? That'll be interesting:)
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Hmmm, now I'm starting to wonder if I could somehow break the DX50, send it back to ibasso, add some dough and get the DX90 instead biggrin.gif that'd be awesome me thinks...
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Ds my man!! Any chance you'd do an A/B with the DX50 and DX90? I've been thinking about upgrading on the release of the DX90, but I need to be sold on it! tongue_smile.gif

A comparison between the AD900X and L2 would be ******* awesome as well!! I've been waiting to hear more impressions on the L2 because I've been very interested in it!


Sold off my DX50 but from memory Ibasso tuning is in full force on their newest creation. Their house sound is more neutral than that of Fiios. The DX90 represents a complete and utter upgrade of the sound on the DX50. This being said. The DX50 is one of the best players money can buy at the price range. As a source the DX50 is excellent value and sonics.. I knew the DX90 would have been an upgrade but the DX90 is comparable to my 2Step amp with the DX50 at the other end, all in one unit. The stage is wider, deeper. Clarity of sound is tops, Great immersion factor because of how complete and pure the sound is. Dual sabre chips. Detail is greater.3D presentation because of its excellent layering of sound is out of this planet good, instrument separation is high class, black space the DX50 can't come close to, Much more powerful than the DX50. Sound is very true to the recording and if the recording has extra depth or more micro detail. The DX90 will reveal all that... A true testament of how good a source is when you throw everything you have at it and all of it sound amazing. I didn't hear one phone in my collection sound off. All of them synergize with the player like nothing I have used before it.

Case in point last night I couldn't figure out what sounded better to my ears the FX850 or the L2 on the DX90..As per the L2 and AD900X comparo. I will have to pull out the AD900X out the box and listen to them but from memory I can say the L2 has a more musical presentation and less lower mids emphasis with much better and stronger sub bass and extension. The L2 will have a more even mid range in comparison.. The AD900X will have more highs extension and highlights them female vocals.  The L2s are more smoother, sound has a warmer richer presentation vs  the highs enhanced sound of the AD900X., stage is a touch wider on the AD900X but not by a lot..

Comfort wise the AD900X is excellent but the L2 since it has an open grill in the cups is less prone to hotness on the ears. For guys that love that wide stage sound of something like a AD900X. The L2 is a more musical, richer sounding headphone and less analytical neutrally balanced AD900X...The L2s are more versatile to my ears over the AD900X. I like how great Rock vocals and instruments sound on the AD900X but for other genres needing more precision in stage and transients, bass the L2 has the edge here. Sounds excellent for every genre of music I listen to. The AD900X. Could use some more lower mids to bass grunt to be more versatile..  My IM03 is a better tuned AD900X but are in ears. It takes the minor flaws of the AD900X and fixes them all..But it don't have that open stage of the AD900X.
It's official! I need to purchase the DX90 and L2s! I wonder which one I should go for first... :P
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