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Originally Posted by vlenbo View Post

Thank you ds. I might as well get the fx750. smily_headphones1.gif

Happy listening fellas!

Get a pair of woodies. They are a bargain now at their current price, plus you won't need to wait a few months for them
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Got music on the sd, still don't "see" the dx90 internal memory on pc...try again tomorrow. Initial, not burned in impression...underwhelmed, sound much more alive through GO1k, but this is before any burn in. Now that I have some music on it, time for the kazilion hour burn in:)
post #25173 of 25959
Yes. I miss the doppios ūüėĘ
Edited by mochill - 6/6/14 at 10:20pm
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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...
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Me too insomnia ūüėÉ.... Nice club it isūüėć
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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!!!

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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 smily_headphones1.gif  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% normal_smile%20.gif
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Um, Hey guys, haven't posted in awhile due to mental health complications, some family issues, school, love life complications, and a variety of other things...
In any case, I just wanted to ask for a good amp to upgrade from my Schiit Magni for use in my vinyl setup, and a nice portable amp to use on the go, as my E11 seems to be kicking the bucket in the near future. I will be driving them with a variety of headphones such as Grados, Shure srh440's, Akg K545's and possibly a pair of planars I'll be getting in the future.

Another thing while I'm here, I would like to apologize for never finishing those reviews that I promised you guys months ago now, life's a bit difficult and unexpected at times, but we still need to deal with it.
post #25179 of 25959
OK, had DX90 burning all day, FAD Hope VI burring past few days, playing the 2 together, another of those matches made in heaven, listening to this right now, sounds FABULOUS (actually listening to different track by him, not on YouTube, like this one though, listened to a bunch, for you, of course, The album How To Be a Cannonball, I have loaded on DX90, sounds great...


(Still having trouble with tagging...Did all the loading of the sd card drag/drop, DX90 works in file explorer mode, a few albums appear in Album/Artist sections, but most don't. Have to find out how to fix tagging. (generally don't have this problem with iPod, or even Android player). Any suggestions/links? Thanks

(One more, from todays Dogwalk Discoveries...I have it as studio version, could only find live on YouTube, but you'll get the idea...

Edited by doctorjazz - 6/7/14 at 10:36pm
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Mornin'...need psyching to get out to dog walk this morning, this should be a good pick me up...


Just about to test my DX90, had it charging all night, think I may have to send it back, but check it out again this morning first.

(Day 6 Detox, almost half way, can't wait for RETOX!!!)
Edited by doctorjazz - 6/8/14 at 8:49am
post #25181 of 25959
I'm actually listening to the box set pictured here on the living room big rig, great set, have to post one more Albert Ammons (He was Gene Ammons dad, a great tenor sax player, if you must know;)smily_headphones1.gif
This one with his band for the session
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Thread Starter 


So. It has been a while since I have been deeply disappointed with an AT product..The last AT earphone I hated was the CKM55.  These CKR5s are supposed to be the new upgraded CKM500s. They look similar in design, actually look a bit roomier due to the roomier back chamber design. I had to try it out as I was so impressed with my CKR10s, CKR9s. But these..

 

I can understand the reasoning for ATs low level tuning on these as they seem to be purposefully detuning the lower end earphones so they separate the SQ from the higher end offerings. These earphones are build standard AT fare but the real disappointment comes with their sound signature..

 

Calling these weird sounding is an understatement. These are closed in earphones and sound nothing like the wide and deep CKM500..These actually have more in common with the CKS line of phones in sound.. It is yet another bass first signature with a bit of mids recession and now that I got some ample time on the burner the treble is also recessed making them sound overly warm and dank as a result.. Add a closed in sound and you get one of the worst sounding AT phones I have heard in a long time. There are some glimmers of AT magic in there but a glimmer is not going to make these a headliner on the discovery thread.

 

Sometimes AT throws a wrench in the mix and this phone is definitely a wrench..As a bass first sound signature these are average sounding at best. I did have some high expectations of these earphones as these are supposed to be an upgrade on the CKM500 but unfortunately these are far from it..

 

Singolos and the CKR9s were the real find out of the latest batch of phones I received. The CKR5s.. STAY AWAY..  

post #25183 of 25959
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Sorry I've been busy recently, just did A/B comparison between this two and I found that Singolos are better than Tenores in every aspects except soundstage. I found soundstage on Singolos is a bit more congest when compare to Tenores for example when I listened to Eric Clapton's "Old love" i found the cymbal sounds clearer and easier to detect on Tenores and when I switch to Singolos I still can hear that cymbal but I need to listen more carefully.

Bass on both phone are great both have the same depth but Tenores have a boomer bass as they are dynamic driver.

Mid on Singolos is more forward, vocal is clearer and and has more weight

Treble on Singolos is very detail and crystal clear but not as detail as Doppio or TE-05 but they are better than any under$100 phones I ever heard. Tenores also have a nice details but they are just one step down when compare to Singolos.

 

Thanks for this. Is there anything you feel the Singolo does better than the Doppio?

post #25184 of 25959
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Thanks for this. Is there anything you feel the Singolo does better than the Doppio?

Singolos are just warmer and more musical and more fun
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I just got my Koss ksc75 clip-ons and this is what I wrote in dedicated thread:

 

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I just got them (my first pair) and for 14$ they are just wonderful! heck, I'd say they'd be wonderful for much more. they have more base frequencies than some of the impressions led me to expect... and I'm coming from Sony XB90EX - arguably one of the bassiest (especially subbass) phones... oh and the details. god damn. holy cow. that's all I cans ay for now :D

 

I say guys, go get them! if you still have doubts as to what 15$ can bring you in terms of sound quality, these are the answer. and it is impressions out of the box.

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