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I'm open-minded to this possibility, but I'm yet to be actually convinced (people rave about the Cowon J3 being able to drive relatively tricky headphones but it fails like a whimpering dog with my UM Miracles...)


Mine too, with W4.

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 I was afraid that once you plugged the L3 into the DX100 it would bias your opinion. It's not hard to imagine that the $800 Triad amp would bring more satisfaction against an all in one player whose price is all but identical. There's something to be said for separates. However the purpose of the DX100 is to have an all in one player that produces a hifi sound that is both portable and "reasonably" priced. The reason I chose the DX100 was to avoid the hassle of stacking machines. It sounds like you found the perfect bedside rig, until such time as you pair the DX100 with an even superior amp. Spkrs01 thanks for posting your valuable impressions. What's next? By the way I know the feeling of 24/192 music files...it's a spoiler.


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Originally Posted by spkrs01 View Post

The DX100 really shines playing 24/192 music files. I have just 2 albums but will surely burn more in the near future, Hotel California- Eagles and Folk Singer- Muddy Waters...

 

A word of warning, once you been exposed to hi rez 24/192, it's hard to listen to FLAC knowing how good 24/192 is, at least for me!

 

Same thing for me connecting the DX100 to the Triad L3 on first listen. I have been listening all day with earphones and the DX100 just cannot satisfy me as I was exposed to the sonic excellence when listening with the Triad in tow.

 

No criticism of the DX100, as it is I would imagine, the best DAP available now. And as usual I back my words up, as I will order another one from iBasso on their next batch.



 

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Originally Posted by spkrs01 View Post

The DX100 really shines playing 24/192 music files. I have just 2 albums but will surely burn more in the near future, Hotel California- Eagles and Folk Singer- Muddy Waters...

 

A word of warning, once you been exposed to hi rez 24/192, it's hard to listen to FLAC knowing how good 24/192 is, at least for me!

 

 



I'm surprised you mention the Eagles' 'Hotel California' as a 24/192 that really shines, because I listened to that very album (in 24/192), admittedly, only through my laptop soundcard => UM Miracle, the other night, and, other than some nice cymbal reproduction, I couldn't really help but conclude that the 24/192 resolution was wasted on this relatively-old analogue recording. I do, of course, realise that the DX100 is in a different league to a laptop soundcard, but I'm still surprised you feel this particular album is that much better in 24/192 than in 16/44.1

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Your problem would be the laptop soundcard.  There's no point whatsoever in listening to high res unless it's through a proper setup.

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How well is the video playback feature - what is the screen resolution and does it lag?


The video doesn't lag.  It plays a variety of formats just fine if you use a 3rd party player.  Be patient since some people are just getting their invoices.  You're probably at the tail end of the pack.  

 

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May I recommend a really good DAC to go along with your music of choice.....how about a sabre es 9018 chipped all in one devise. Does anyone know where I can find such a beast?

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I'm surprised you mention the Eagles' 'Hotel California' as a 24/192 that really shines, because I listened to that very album (in 24/192), admittedly, only through my laptop soundcard =>



 

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Your problem would be the laptop soundcard.  There's no point whatsoever in listening to high res unless it's through a proper setup.



Yeah, fair comment, I do accept that tongue_smile.gif       beerchug.gif

 

 

 


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May I recommend a really good DAC to go along with your music of choice.....how about a sabre es 9018 chipped all in one devise. Does anyone know where I can find such a beast?

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Oh, don'tchoo worry about that, my friend, I placed an order on the 10th February with an outfit in Shenzhen, China (Have you heard of 'iBasso'?). It's for a device called 'DX100', but the funny thing is, I've not seen or heard anyone mention it here on Head-Fi...deadhorse.gif

 

 

Seriously, though, the fact that I have a DX100 on order is the very reason why I was listening to 'Hotel California' in 24/192 the other night   ...the anticipation is killing me!  biggrin.gif

 

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Oh and by the way, flac and 24/192 are not mutually exclusive, the majority of HD tracks' downloads are flac. Even more important is the quality of the recording as a beautiful recording at 16/128 is better than a crappy recording at 24/192. You can't polish a turdle.

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You can't polish a turdle.



But many have died tryin'! rolleyes.gif

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On the first DX100 I found that it took 300 hours for it to settle into what I considered its best sound. I should have the new version by the middle of next week and will start burning it in at that time, oh and listening also. :^) 

 

I look forward to getting more hirez music as I do enjoy the few I have, including Cat Stevens but I do not enjoy the prices, which in my opinion, should be lower since they don't even have to package this music and use discs as it is all a download! Must be some real profit there. 

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My ears will be burning in with the Ibasso....this almost sounds obscene.

 

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On the first DX100 I found that it took 300 hours for it to settle into what I considered its best sound.  



 

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I look forward to getting more hirez music as I do enjoy the few I have, including Cat Stevens but I do not enjoy the prices, which in my opinion, should be lower since they don't even have to package this music and use discs as it is all a download! Must be some real profit there. 



I've been thinking precisely the same thing, the past few days!

 

Yet again, the record companies are back to their same old greedy tricks of ripping-off the honest record-buying public and encouraging piracy as a consequence. They never learn!

 

They're only charging so much for high-res reissues of old back-catalogue stuff because iTunes haven't yet started offering high-res downloads. "Make hay while the sun (briefly) shines", as they say, but they're shooting themselves in the foot by being so damned greedy.

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Some of them may not be high res even though their advertised as such; i.e.: Fleetwood Mac's Rumors supposedly contains no information above 22khz, this according to the absolute sound. 

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24/192 does indeed sound legit on the DX100.  However, a lot of my favorite music is not available in high res, so I do have to settle most of the time.  Some electronic bands release high res versions of their stuff on bandcamp.  The band Nit Grit has some of the best SQ I've ever heard and has a few high res versions of their stuff up for sale - if you want your ears to be violated with the DX100.

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If people have good sources for hirez, I will post the links on the first page so they will be easily accessible to all.

 

I use https://www.hdtracks.com/ but in no way consider them reasonably priced but many items I have not found elsewhere for hirez. 

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