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I am getting my hybrids next week, grey shells with a carbon fiber face plate. The designer was in China on Wednesday and listened to them and has reported back very positively. My 20 drivers, 10 per side are going to be ready after the holidays at the end of the month, so early May. 

 

The DX100 as a standalone player is, I am still of the opinion, better suited to driving cans than IEMs. I have a quite a few lined uptongue_smile.gif, the FAD being one of them........



 

The best all around/balanced sound I got from my DX100 (with no emphasis on anything, just pure music) is with Sen. 598.

They are not good at anything, just good , and comfortable, and fun to listen.

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Pass! Well for neutral music most can suffice.
 

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The best all around/balanced sound I got from my DX100 (with no emphasis on anything, just pure music) is with Sen. 598.

They are not good at anything, just good , and comfortable, and fun to listen.



 

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The best all around/balanced sound I got from my DX100 (with no emphasis on anything, just pure music) is with Sen. 598.

They are not good at anything, just good , and comfortable, and fun to listen.

 

You recommend the Sennheiser 598 really that much with the DX 100? Do they come in Black/Grey besides the advertised Beige?? I just looked at the website and seems only beige......

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The best all around/balanced sound I got from my DX100 (with no emphasis on anything, just pure music) is with Sen. 598.

They are not good at anything, just good , and comfortable, and fun to listen.

 

You recommend the Sennheiser 598 really that much with the DX 100? Do they come in Black/Grey besides the advertised Beige?? I just looked at the website and seems only beige......



 

No, I don't think so. They are meant to resemble the interior of an European saloon car!

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No, I don't think so. They are meant to resemble the interior of an European saloon car!


Does the sides peel off like those on the HD650/HD600?

 

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No, I don't think so. They are meant to resemble the interior of an European saloon car!


Does the sides peel off like those on the HD650/HD600?

 



 

Never tried, and don't think so.

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You will be pleasantly surprised of 801 sound, if you have a chance to do a serious audition. Don't look at 24/96 and 24/192 difference, as C4 can play 24/192 music as well but 801 sounds alot better than both C4 and 801. The 2 pieces of PCM1704U-K remains the potent DAC that produced very smooth and analogue sound, yet very micro details if you use the balanced or GAME amp module. PCM1704U-K chip has been known as the best DAC ever produced, and can compete easily with the newer modern digital chip of DX100.

 

BTW, how did you know that I am using the Crystal Piccolino cable for my JH16? With this combination, 801 sounds clearer and smoother than DX100.

 

Happy to let you test it if you are in KL Malaysia.
 

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I doubt very much if HiFiMan is sonically superior than the DX100. The HiFiMan 801 was tuned using a $3000 CDp. The DX100 sounds as good if not better than a $3k CDp. And on 24/96 and 24/192 it is comparable to $10k CDp playing Red Book.

 

The DX100, at present has the highest resolution of any DAP available, manipulate this signal to your advantage. You want a nice euphonic, smooth and organic sound get some Crystal Piccolinos and appropriate CANs or IEMs. If you are hearing from the HiFMan as much detail as the DX100, then the problem lies in your Head/Ear phones........  

 

 



 



 

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Happy to let you test it if you are in KL Malaysia.



Let me know if you come over to Singapore =)

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You will be pleasantly surprised of 801 sound, if you have a chance to do a serious audition. Don't look at 24/96 and 24/192 difference, as C4 can play 24/192 music as well but 801 sounds alot better than both C4 and 801. The 2 pieces of PCM1704U-K remains the potent DAC that produced very smooth and analogue sound, yet very micro details if you use the balanced or GAME amp module. PCM1704U-K chip has been known as the best DAC ever produced, and can compete easily with the newer modern digital chip of DX100.

 

BTW, how did you know that I am using the Crystal Piccolino cable for my JH16? With this combination, 801 sounds clearer and smoother than DX100.

 

Happy to let you test it if you are in KL Malaysia.
 



 


I read your posts, and it seems you know exactly what type of sound signature you require from your portable set up and the Piccolini is the only cable that will fit the bill......

 

Yes I will be in KL in a couple of months time and I will try and look you up! Thanks for the invite and keep in touch!!!beerchug.gif Beers all round...........

 

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Does anyone here have experience with hi-rez WMA files?

I just noticed that there is a significant difference in file size between Linn's FLAC and WMA offerings, at the same bit-depth and sample rate.

Not even sure if the DX100 can play WMA, but if hi-rez WMA is truly lossless, I'd be willing to consider converting my FLAC library to WMA, for what looks to be a worthwhile space saving (not sure how ALAC compares, so I'll have to run a test encode or 2 to compare ALAC vs FLAC sizes).

Any insights on hi-rez WMA would be much appreciated!

Cheers


FLAC is lossless. No need to convert anything.

 



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The mini-to-mini was for the HP-P1. I might have to make a very short one for use with the DX100.

 

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If I already had an L3 I could understand using it but to shell out $800 for an amp to put with the DX100.. blink.gif

 

Currawong - I believe you have an L3 - we already know Spkrs thoughts on the L3 and the DX - maybe you could share your findings

 


The L3 is a better amp than what is in the DX100 for the full-size cans I have. My intent on using the L3 was with the HP-P1, but still I'll still take it with me when I use the DX100 as a transportable rig. It will be absolutely BRILLIANT for the Fujiya Avic festival though, as I'll be able to test headphones with it and get consistent results.

 

I've literally dumped quotes of a couple of posts from the last two pages into the FAQ, as people posted good info. At some point I'll probably re-organise all the sections once more info is added.

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Haha...sure! I am a regular to Jaben at Adelphi, and Stereo at Plaza Singapura!
 

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Let me know if you come over to Singapore =)



 

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Take a listen to Rodrigo Y Gabriela "Area 52". My favorite CD this year by far.......

 

The first track 

1. Santo Domingo feat. Samuel Folmell Alfonso on drums

encompasses everything that shows how good the DX100 is, enjoyksc75smile.gif. The transients are incredible! After listening on the DX100 try this same song on another DAP and you will know what I mean!

 

 

 

Man! you know your stuff, this almost covers all instruments, FANTASTICO.....

Now Tatu turn, lets see how she sounds, I like the background music/effects of her clips

 

Another classic :


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Haha... sure man. Let me know in advance as I am a frequent flyer due to job requirements.

 

I have 2 Crystal Piccolino cables.... they are really wonderful cables but I bought mine from Jaben, which per piece was more expensive than 801 or DX100!

 


 

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I read your posts, and it seems you know exactly what type of sound signature you require from your portable set up and the Piccolini is the only cable that will fit the bill......

 

Yes I will be in KL in a couple of months time and I will try and look you up! Thanks for the invite and keep in touch!!!beerchug.gif Beers all round...........

 



 

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FLAC is lossless. No need to convert anything.

 

 



Thankyou for stating the obvious..

 

 

I was asking about WMA, not FLAC. I'm very well aware what FLAC is; I've got gigs and gigs of the stuff, and gigs of ALAC, too.

 

 

I know WMA is generally used as a lossy high-compression codec, to compete with the likes of .AAC.

 

However, I am unfamiliar with its use in competition with lossless codecs like FLAC, and I don't know if, within the latter context, it is effectively Lossless; hence my question - I thought I might learn something from a fellow head-fier or two, with experience of hi-rez WMA downloads, as per Linn's offerings.

 

I still welcome any constructive input on the topic

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FLAC is lossless. No need to convert anything.

 

 



Thankyou for stating the obvious..

 

 

I was asking about WMA, not FLAC. I'm very well aware what FLAC is; I've got gigs and gigs of the stuff, and gigs of ALAC, too.

 

 

I know WMA is generally used as a lossy high-compression codec, to compete with the likes of .AAC.

 

However, I am unfamiliar with its use in competition with lossless codecs like FLAC, and I don't know if, within the latter context, it is effectively Lossless; hence my question - I thought I might learn something from a fellow head-fier or two, with experience of hi-rez WMA downloads, as per Linn's offerings.

 

I still welcome any constructive input on the topic



I know that wma is prone to errors (unrecoverable errors) as its not as stable as others esp. ape and flac.

 

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