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post #11041 of 12738
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Originally Posted by wizard327 View Post

Hi guys, just a quick one. Will DX100 play 24 bit 88 kHz flac files? Just wondering why some prefer 24/88 over 24/96.

 

 

Yes, it will.  I don't know why either...

post #11042 of 12738
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Originally Posted by Circlotronic View Post

A great thing would be the addition of a digital crossfeed function in the stock player of the ibasso, I think they should consider this, if it's possible, for the future firmware upgrades.


I'd like them to add as little as possible in between the recorded music and the output connectors.  I.e., for those who want crossfeed or additional amping, or additional signal processing (e.g. equalizer), you can get that elsewhere.  I always use additional amping, so I'm not purposefully trying to offend anyone.

 

Additional processing like crossfeed introduces the possibility for additional distortion and just making the music sound different than the musician(s) intended.  How many of you use the equalization on the DX100?  My personal opinion is that there is no equalization setting that I can use that doesn't make the music sound artificial.  I'm assuming that's because of the way iBasso implemented it in the software/firmware (obviously, that assumption could be completely wrong).  However, based on that, I don't want their implementation of crossfeed.

 

Just my personal opinion.  If I've offended anyone, it was not intentional.

post #11043 of 12738
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Originally Posted by nelamvr6 View Post

 

I was referring to the Beyers in my sig.

 

I am also interested in the new Heir 5s, I'm interested in your impressions once you get a chance to listen to them...


Oh...I should have noticed that, sorry.  Have you ever compared the DT880s to the T1s.  I'm always curious to hear other's first-hand (or first-ear :-) opinions between the Beyer T1s and any other cans (high end, low end, and everything in-between).  I love my T1s, but there are many times I've wanted something that comes as close as possible to the T1 sound, but with more portability.  That's what I'm hoping for when my new Heir 5.0s arrive.  By the way, when I do get my 5.0s, and assuming I love them, I may be putting my Heir 4.Ais up for sale.  I say "may" instead "will" because there's always the possibility that there's something the 4.Ais will do much better than the 5.0s.  If that's the case, I'll just keep both (despite the fact that my wallet just bit me in the ass for saying that).  basshead.gif

post #11044 of 12738
With specific reference to the DX, or just in general?

For portable, the 1350s are quite good and mesh well with the DX100 for whatever reason.
post #11045 of 12738
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Originally Posted by dsalomon View Post


Oh...I should have noticed that, sorry.  Have you ever compared the DT880s to the T1s.  I'm always curious to hear other's first-hand (or first-ear :-) opinions between the Beyer T1s and any other cans (high end, low end, and everything in-between).  I love my T1s, but there are many times I've wanted something that comes as close as possible to the T1 sound, but with more portability.  That's what I'm hoping for when my new Heir 5.0s arrive.  By the way, when I do get my 5.0s, and assuming I love them, I may be putting my Heir 4.Ais up for sale.  I say "may" instead "will" because there's always the possibility that there's something the 4.Ais will do much better than the 5.0s.  If that's the case, I'll just keep both (despite the fact that my wallet just bit me in the ass for saying that).  basshead.gif

 

No, I haven't yet had a chance to try the T1s, but I want to.  But after buying the LCD-2s, my HP budget is gone for a little while.  I hope they'll be a meet I can go to this summer where I can audition them.

post #11046 of 12738

Does anyone paired their DX100 with The Intruder? How much of a improvement this combo have?

 

Would love to get some opinion on which Amp to use and does the improvement worth the extra weight.

 

Thanks in advance.

 

Kith

post #11047 of 12738
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Originally Posted by tdk2013 View Post

Does anyone paired their DX100 with The Intruder? How much of a improvement this combo have?

 

Would love to get some opinion on which Amp to use and does the improvement worth the extra weight.

 

Thanks in advance.

 

Kith


I have tried several amps with the DX100, and few will be worth the extra weight. I thought the Continental V3 did not have the bass weight of the DX100 amp, the Glacier, though very good, did not bring much to the DX100. The L3 is certainly a great amp, and brings huge raw power, but will you want to carry it around. I am currently using the Tralucent T1 which pairs well with the DX100, making it in my opinion less fatiguing. Plus it is dirt cheap compared to the performance, and quite small. I have heard (Rudi) that the Intruder is quite awesome, even single ended, but haven't tried it.

post #11048 of 12738
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Originally Posted by dsalomon View Post


I'd like them to add as little as possible in between the recorded music and the output connectors.  I.e., for those who want crossfeed or additional amping, or additional signal processing (e.g. equalizer), you can get that elsewhere.  I always use additional amping, so I'm not purposefully trying to offend anyone.

 

Additional processing like crossfeed introduces the possibility for additional distortion and just making the music sound different than the musician(s) intended.  How many of you use the equalization on the DX100?  My personal opinion is that there is no equalization setting that I can use that doesn't make the music sound artificial.  I'm assuming that's because of the way iBasso implemented it in the software/firmware (obviously, that assumption could be completely wrong).  However, based on that, I don't want their implementation of crossfeed.

 

Just my personal opinion.  If I've offended anyone, it was not intentional.

+1

 

The very reason I prefer neutral HPs. Like to hear what the musicians and audio engineers intended. Which is why I am a little perplexed that iBasso are apparently playing around with EQ between FW versions. If listeners don't like flat, you can add your own EQ or use HPs to your taste. But you can only really hear the original sound without processing the original signals.

post #11049 of 12738
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Originally Posted by tdk2013 View Post

Does anyone paired their DX100 with The Intruder? How much of a improvement this combo have?

 

Would love to get some opinion on which Amp to use and does the improvement worth the extra weight.

 

Thanks in advance.

 

Kith

I'm using the SR71B balanced, and it is certainly a significant improvement over the already good onboard amp.

post #11050 of 12738
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Originally Posted by Jpfe8851 View Post

+1

 

The very reason I prefer neutral HPs. Like to hear what the musicians and audio engineers intended. Which is why I am a little perplexed that iBasso are apparently playing around with EQ between FW versions. If listeners don't like flat, you can add your own EQ or use HPs to your taste. But you can only really hear the original sound without processing the original signals.


Hear, Hear wink_face.gif

post #11051 of 12738
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Originally Posted by tdk2013 View Post

Does anyone paired their DX100 with The Intruder? How much of a improvement this combo have?

 

Would love to get some opinion on which Amp to use and does the improvement worth the extra weight.

 

Thanks in advance.

 

Kith


I have mine paired with the SR-71A.  I think it's well worth the extra weight.  The amp in the DX100 is good, but not great.  The SR-71A is great (IMHO).  It does bass, mids and highs better, gives better separation and just sounds more transparent to me than the DX100 alone.  To my ears, the SR-71A colors the sound less than the DX100, or maybe it colors it better.  I have not yet trained myself on the appropriate language or listening skills to describe exactly what I hear differently between the two (other than what I described above), so I'd be hard pressed to tell you the specific sonic differences between using the DX100's amp and the SR-71A.  I can only tell you that it makes enough of a difference to me that I have my SR-71A semi-permanently mounted to the back of my DX100 (using very strong velcro).  I have yet to try a set of cans that sounds noticeably better through the DX100 amp than through the SR-71A.

 

I realize you were asking about the Intruder and not the SR-71A.  However, I answered because I've found that Ray's amps tend to have pretty similar sound signatures (at least the ones I've heard: SR-71A, SR-71B, Hornet and Predator).

 

If you're going to carry around something that already doesn't quite fit nicely in a pocket, why not add what's necessary to made it the sound you REALLY want to hear?  The SR-71A + DX100 combo might fit in a really, really big pocket, but use suspenders...basshead.gif

post #11052 of 12738
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Originally Posted by nelamvr6 View Post

 

No, I haven't yet had a chance to try the T1s, but I want to.  But after buying the LCD-2s, my HP budget is gone for a little while.  I hope they'll be a meet I can go to this summer where I can audition them.


I see from the post that your location is in CT.  I live in the Atlanta area.  If you're ever down this way, I'll gladly let you listen to mine.

post #11053 of 12738
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Originally Posted by tdk2013 View Post

Does anyone paired their DX100 with The Intruder? How much of a improvement this combo have?

 

Would love to get some opinion on which Amp to use and does the improvement worth the extra weight.

 

Thanks in advance.

 

Kith


The DX100 and the Intruder are well worth the investment. Balanced you can even drive the HE6 and for the rest of the phones, the combo is great. Very transparent, dynamic and excellent imaging and depth.

post #11054 of 12738
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Originally Posted by jamato8 View Post


The DX100 and the Intruder are well worth the investment. Balanced you can even drive the HE6 and for the rest of the phones, the combo is great. Very transparent, dynamic and excellent imaging and depth.

 

Thanks for the advice, I will definitely give it a try (still burning in the Intruder).

 

What volume you use in the DX100 when pairing with an Amp? (Since the DX100 can control the line out volume).

 

Kith

post #11055 of 12738

I've used the DX100 with SR-71A, RX-MKIIIB (single ended) and the Intruder (currently).  I prefer the Intruder by a good margin, especially balanced out. 

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