Guyz, I've tried feeding other DACs to O2, and it's not the same as ODAC feeding it. I just tried feeding it DX90 and X5 line-outs. And, also C5D in the past. It doesn't sound as detailed and clear as when ODAC is feeding it. Do you think there was something on the ODAC that matches well with O2? U know who probably knows something we don't about the match up. I need to read up on it, maybe he talks about it.
I'm curious to hear the ODAC as well with O2. DX90 already sounds detailed and clear with O2.
If you can get a hold of an ODAC, you should try it. You may hear what I'm talking about.
I don't find the X5 colored. I was thinking the opposite, quite neutral. reason why I think it's neutral is it now forward in any way. The highs are not forward, there isn't bass quantity like the DX90, and not punchy sounding either. I had the C5D and it sounded unnatural, the bass was too tight and smooth. The sound was too smooth to my ears, and lacked detail. I think it was on the colder side.
It's just that either DX90 and X5 doesn't have a clean LO or O2. heaphone out of X5 sounds much clearer than feeding X5 LO to O2, it sounds not as clear.
Why do you think X5 is colored?
Edited by SilverEars - 6/4/14 at 11:25pm