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post #4681 of 12809
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Originally Posted by estreeter View Post


Nah - I'm going to wait for the DX200 bandwagon and watch current owners rushing to sell their DX100s while I hit the purchase button on the iBasso site. wink.gif

 

That's the beauty of this hobby - there is always something better just around the corner. Of course, that wont happen to me when the DX300 is released 12 months later, will it ?   eek.gif

 


Come on .......join us now, hahabeerchug.gif

 

post #4682 of 12809

Do you have a DX100?
I thought I just read bmiamihk say he auditioned the HM801 for a while; I don't recall his writing a review for it either.

 

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Originally Posted by fanboy2012 View Post

801 is known to be able to drive the hardest to drive headphones, such as HE500, and it can drive it with authority with the standard high power amp card and still easily with the standard low power amp card.
You don't have to buy the balanced or GAME amp card if you want even better details, as it comes standard with free 2 different amp modules, one meant to be for IEM and the other for the hardest headphone.
I can't use the high power amp card with my JH16, as it will blow my ears even with the lowest volume.. With the low power amp card, I can use my JH16 at the lowest volume, and it is still slightly too loud for sensitive phones.
So even basic amp modules can drive better than DX100.
Tell you what, if you are in KL next time, I will let you test my 801, so that you won't write reviews based on just website pictures.


 


Edited by Girls Generation - 4/13/12 at 7:02pm
post #4683 of 12809


Haha are you picking to read and remember only what you choose to remember. I mentioned I had the unit the 801 in my hyands for 8 days walking over 2 hrs each day listening to it. The stock amp does have a bit more power then my Cowon D2 but I still can listen to it at full volume. Maybe you have virgin ears so the higher volume is too sensitive for your ears. Also you have very sensitive earphones. On the DX100 I keep it at Medium Gain and usually the volume will be around 210 and 230.
 

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Originally Posted by fanboy2012 View Post

801 is known to be able to drive the hardest to drive headphones, such as HE500, and it can drive it with authority with the standard high power amp card and still easily with the standard low power amp card.
You don't have to buy the balanced or GAME amp card if you want even better details, as it comes standard with free 2 different amp modules, one meant to be for IEM and the other for the hardest headphone.
I can't use the high power amp card with my JH16, as it will blow my ears even with the lowest volume.. With the low power amp card, I can use my JH16 at the lowest volume, and it is still slightly too loud for sensitive phones.
So even basic amp modules can drive better than DX100.
Tell you what, if you are in KL next time, I will let you test my 801, so that you won't write reviews based on just website pictures.


 

post #4684 of 12809
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Originally Posted by Girls Generation View Post

Do you have a DX100?
I thought I just read bmiamihk say he auditioned the HM801 for a while; I don't recall his writing a review for it either.

 



 



GG, are you really selling your DX100? How come?  

 

Cheers!


Edited by spkrs01 - 4/13/12 at 7:10pm
post #4685 of 12809

I need to free up money for tuition and DX100 isn't a "need" for me.

S> DX100 :D
 

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Originally Posted by spkrs01 View Post



GG, are you really selling your DX100? How come?  

 

Cheers!



 

post #4686 of 12809

1. Yup, the real world wins every time - GG, I salute you for recognising that.

 

2. The HiFiMan evangelism isnt going anywhere - I doubt that anyone can afford to have all 3 top-level DAPs and the selection of 1K+ phones needed to 'convince' anyone that one is better  than the other, if that's even possible. 'He says, she says' is completely useless. 

post #4687 of 12809

Twice I sold away two good rigs - the Whipmod and the CLAS - thinking that I should free up some cash from non-necessities in life and that I could make do with cheaper alternatives.

 

But twice, life without them was real bad.

post #4688 of 12809

It's a good thing I will have a laptop, odac and my o2 :)
 

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Originally Posted by uelover View Post

Twice I sold away two good rigs - the Whipmod and the CLAS - thinking that I should free up some cash from non-necessities in life and that I could make do with cheaper alternatives.

 

But twice, life without them was real bad.



 

post #4689 of 12809
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Originally Posted by estreeter View Post

I doubt that anyone can afford to have all 3 top-level DAPs and the selection of 1K+ phones needed to 'convince' anyone that one is better  than the other, if that's even possible. 'He says, she says' is completely useless. 


I can think of one illustrious banned member who no doubt has all three by now and must be chompin' at the bit to find a venue to sing the praises of whatever combination he happens to prefer, how they compare to his $ XXX,000.00 reference system and everything else he holds in high regard, as well as which car he's driving, where he went on vacation, where he dined tonight, and how you just shouldn't really bother to settle for anything less than any of these things. 

 

Why anyone else actually gives a toss what someone else specifically prefers is beyond me.  Beyond a very broad generalization of what various product have to offer, it always comes down to what you actually like yourself and you'll always find those who share your preference, and those who do not.  It's an entirely subjective call and there's no one easy answer, or there would be only one actually brought to market at this level if there were.  Try it, see if you like it, if you don't, move on.  There will never be any shortage of alternatives and there will never be a sudden halt to advancements in technology (well, there may be a sudden halt, but most of us don't want to think about that day). 

 

 

post #4690 of 12809
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Originally Posted by jax View Post


I can think of one illustrious banned member who no doubt has all three by now and must be chompin' at the bit to find a venue to sing the praises of whatever combination he happens to prefer, how they compare to his $ XXX,000.00 reference system and everything else he holds in high regard, as well as which car he's driving, where he went on vacation, where he dined tonight, and how you just shouldn't really bother to settle for anything less than any of these things. 


all on a bed of Ceraballs.. I miss him as he was first class entertainment to watch (err.. read)

 

post #4691 of 12809

Definitely OFF-TOPIC
 

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Originally Posted by Room40 View Post


all on a bed of Ceraballs.. I miss him as he was first class entertainment to watch (err.. read)

 

 

Hahaha...they are passe!

 

Try these feet....and the damping ball blink.gif
 

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post #4692 of 12809
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Originally Posted by spkrs01 View Post

Definitely OFF-TOPIC
 

 

Hahaha...they are passe!

 

Try these feet....and the damping ball blink.gif

 

ahaaa the ole 'this will make your system sound better' nugget.... yeah right

 

ps.... order me 20 just in case... I'll justify it somehow

post #4693 of 12809
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Originally Posted by OK-Guy View Post

 

ahaaa the ole 'this will make your system sound better' nugget.... yeah right

 

ps.... order me 20 just in case... I'll justify it somehow


20 sets!!! They might cost more than your house, or carsconfused_face_2.gif.....joking aside!

 

Don't be like that, support your own country's design and manufacturing base.....this UK company has the hottest products in the world of Uber Hi Fi at the moment, for what it's worth

 

BTW....I grew up in Kent!!!

 


Edited by spkrs01 - 4/13/12 at 10:00pm
post #4694 of 12809
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Originally Posted by Currawong View Post

Holy crap Android and apps for it are poor compared to iOS. Sorry if this sounds trollish, but I couldn't even rename power profiles in the Go power manager without it coming up with errors. Reminds me very much of Linux distributions half a decade ago where you could have a UI, but good luck getting anything to work properly without hacking it.


*sigh*

 

1) Go Launcher =! Android. It's an app for Android and IMHO not a good one. Don't blame Android for the shortcomings of Go Launcher.

2) The DX100 is nowhere near any modern smartphone when it comes to performance. It's a great media player that just happens to be running Android.

 

All in all: If the DX100 is your first venture into Android, I totally understand if you think Android sucks, but trust me, it doesn't. beerchug.gif

 

post #4695 of 12809
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Originally Posted by fanboy2012 View Post

801 is known to be able to drive the hardest to drive headphones, such as HE500, and it can drive it with authority with the standard high power amp card and still easily with the standard low power amp card.

You don't have to buy the balanced or GAME amp card if you want even better details, as it comes standard with free 2 different amp modules, one meant to be for IEM and the other for the hardest headphone.

I can't use the high power amp card with my JH16, as it will blow my ears even with the lowest volume.. With the low power amp card, I can use my JH16 at the lowest volume, and it is still slightly too loud for sensitive phones.

So even basic amp modules can drive better than DX100.

Tell you what, if you are in KL next time, I will let you test my 801, so that you won't write reviews based on just website pictures.
 


This is a thread about the DX100.

 

Nobody is, I hope, under any illusions that a portable amp is capable of doing with, say, orthodynamics, what a full-sized desktop amp with comprehensive power supply and amplification circuits can do, either the 801 which, for the specifications I can find for it, doesn't output more than 77mW, or the DX100, which doesn't listen any output above 245mW.

 

Also, how loud the volume is has to do with gain, not power. This is a common misunderstanding on these forums.

 

If the DX100 and HM-801 have a radically different sound, then it may well be down to preference which one anybody would like.

 

It's great that more companies are interested in making good-sounding portable players, but please don't turn this into some kind of battle, which it isn't. smile.gif

 

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