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Originally Posted by shigzeo View Post

It may not be fair to label the SR71B as 'dark', but there is less signal clarity in several key areas, stopping its run on 'sparklieness'. It has a shaped sound and it is very good, but it's a flavour that you may or may not like. 

While I regularly use my DX100 straight up with my JH-13's or PK-1's, if I'm going for the full effect I add an SR71B and IMO they are a heavenly combination that drives my balanced RS-1's as good as anything I've tried.  I would not label the SR71B as dark either...but it definitely shares the RSA house sound which I know I prefer. 

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While I regularly use my DX100 straight up with my JH-13's or PK-1's, if I'm going for the full effect I add an SR71B and IMO they are a heavenly combination that drives my balanced RS-1's as good as anything I've tried.  I would not label the SR71B as dark either...but it definitely shares the RSA house sound which I know I prefer. 

That is a nice combination, sure, but I'm not at all convinced that the SR71B actually drives those earphones better. In fact, I would be surprised if it came anywhere close to the performance the DX100 is capable of. A different sound signature, maybe, but better sound? The DX100 really has no sound flaws at all.

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Originally Posted by shigzeo View Post

That is a nice combination, sure, but I'm not at all convinced that the SR71B actually drives those earphones better. In fact, I would be surprised if it came anywhere close to the performance the DX100 is capable of. A different sound signature, maybe, but better sound? The DX100 really has no sound flaws at all.

 

If we're talking about overall sound (not differentiating between desktop and portable) I'd probably beg to differ. However strictly within the portable world, I'md probably inclined to agree. I have found though some external amps to "improve" over the DX100's internal amp. The SR-71B isn't one of them though - anyone wants to buy my SR-71B!?? The recent combination of amps I like with the DX100 have been the Rx Mk3 (hiss/gain lowered), and Ortofon's new MHd-Q7 which emphasises a nice 3D holographic-ness to the DX100.

 

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I think you will have to be more clear here. What are you asking?

 

Don't fall for the troll buddy. Right now I can't decide if I wanna have more fun with him or just report him to Currawong - I'm in a facetious mood ;-).

post #9499 of 12787
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Originally Posted by shigzeo View Post

It may not be fair to label the SR71B as 'dark', but there is less signal clarity in several key areas, stopping its run on 'sparklieness'. It has a shaped sound and it is very good, but it's a flavour that you may or may not like. 
While I regularly use my DX100 straight up with my JH-13's or PK-1's, if I'm going for the full effect I add an SR71B and IMO they are a heavenly combination that drives my balanced RS-1's as good as anything I've tried.  I would not label the SR71B as dark either...but it definitely shares the RSA house sound which I know I prefer. 

I found the SR-71B to be too dark (not real comfortable with that term, but it seems to be the language used for RSA sound). The added warmth came at the expense of the upper end of the scales - got rid of it and kept the iBasso version. This was well before I got the DX of course.



I'm surprised that so many are using add on amps with this - to me the beauty of the DX is the fantastic sound that comes from a single, portable brick. You can get great sound from several combinations of components - but the DX does it all by itself. Lugging around multiple bricks strapped together seems to defeat the main advantage of the DX.
Edited by Pudu - 12/10/12 at 8:59pm
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Originally Posted by Pudu View Post


I found the SR-71B to be too dark (not real comfortable with that term, but it seems to be the language used for RSA sound). The added warmth came at the expense of the upper end of the scales - got rid of it and kept the iBasso version. This was well before I got the DX of course.
I'm surprised that so many are using add on amps with this - to me the beauty of the DX is the fantastic sound that comes from a single, portable brick. You can get great sound from several combinations of components - but the DX does it all by itself. Lugging around multiple bricks strapped together seems to defeat the main advantage of the DX.


Not really Pudu the point is you can make it even better and to suite your needs. Not saying I'll carry the brick all the time with me. But generally when I'm at home I'm gonna use it with the T1 because they sound even better together. It's a feature on the DX100 and I'm gonna use it.

post #9501 of 12787
No argument there - tweaking sound to suit your prefs is what it's all about. But I think you get more bang/buck and tweak/buck doing it with desktop components rather than portables. I routinely use my DX to feed a desktop OTL and a vintage receiver. But when I leave the desk behind it's only the DX in my bag.

To each his own though. Variety is delicious after all.


Edit: Thanks much to whoever removed the rubbish from the last couple of pages.
Edited by Pudu - 12/11/12 at 2:51am
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Originally Posted by bmichels View Post

Gentleman, 
you convinced me I am going to place my order for the DX100 L3000.gif

I have 2 questions about "play lists"

- I have today 3000 music files well organized under iTune in several play lists, with some file being present in several playlists. This has been a lot of work...   So; is there a way to transfer my iTune library, WITH THE COMPLETE SOPHISTICATED "PLAYLIST STRUCTURE",  to the DX100.  This will save me 100's hours of selection work.


- As I said, under iTune, the same music files can be present in several different playlist ( slow music,  best off, 80's....).   If I do the same with the DX100, will the file be present only once on the  mass storage or several times ?  In other world, if a 20 Mo music file is present in 3 different playlists, will it take 20 Mo or 60 Mo (3 times) of the precious limited storage space ?


many thanks in advance for your estimated advices

Bertrand

Does anybody know the answer to my question about " Play Lists " ? Please help me .... :-)
post #9503 of 12787

If you use The Missing Sync to transfer your iTunes Library or playlists to the DX100, the files will only be copied once, regardless of how many playlists they are in.

post #9504 of 12787
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Originally Posted by AnakChan View Post

 

If we're talking about overall sound (not differentiating between desktop and portable) I'd probably beg to differ. However strictly within the portable world, I'md probably inclined to agree. I have found though some external amps to "improve" over the DX100's internal amp. The SR-71B isn't one of them though - anyone wants to buy my SR-71B!?? The recent combination of amps I like with the DX100 have been the Rx Mk3 (hiss/gain lowered), and Ortofon's new MHd-Q7 which emphasises a nice 3D holographic-ness to the DX100.

 

 

Are you talking about single ended or balanced?  SR71B single ended = great disappointment.  Balanced is an entirely different story.  It behaves completely different in that mode.

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Are you talking about single ended or balanced?  SR71B single ended = great disappointment.  Balanced is an entirely different story.  It behaves completely different in that mode.

 

Yep. I found that out too but really the difference I found was not balanced out of the SR-71B 'cos that still doesn't sound too much of an improvement. The only way to make the SR-71B shine is balanced into the that amp (in this case with the CLAS -dB). But then, the Rx Mk3 also shines with balanced in.

post #9506 of 12787

Can you imagine that Fang showed the 901 prototype last summer and still does not have a product to sell. He knocks the DX-100, yet does not have the goods. I'm glad that I'm part of the 100 community.

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Originally Posted by Jwm48324 View Post

Can you imagine that Fang showed the 901 prototype last summer and still does not have a product to sell. He knocks the DX-100, yet does not have the goods. I'm glad that I'm part of the 100 community.

 

Yep, that's Fang unfortunately...

post #9508 of 12787
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Originally Posted by Jwm48324 View Post

Can you imagine that Fang showed the 901 prototype last summer and still does not have a product to sell. He knocks the DX-100, yet does not have the goods. I'm glad that I'm part of the 100 community.

I did a comparative review yesterday and the DX100 TOTALLY sounded so much better than the non-existant Hm901.

post #9509 of 12787

http://androidcommunity.com/satechi-bluetooth-smart-pointer-remote-launches-with-support-for-android-20121212/

 

Bluetooth remote for Android (and iOS, Windows, etc) - Who takes one for the team to see if it works with the DX100?

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Originally Posted by Sorensiim View Post

I did a comparative review yesterday and the DX100 TOTALLY sounded so much better than the non-existant Hm901.

 

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