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Picked up the 1.2 on clearance for a travel setup with the work laptop and my tablet (noisy, awful HO)... gotta say that I'm fairly impressed with this little thing.  It's doing an admirable job with the IE800 and I was surprised at the power output with the TH-X00, I had borderline listenable volume at 1%..  May have to pull out the T1 and HE500 for the S&G's of it.    Overall it's fairly neutral but I am getting occasionally flabby/bloated sub bass with some tracks and a slightly metallic tinge to the upper frequencies.  It's dead silent with no music playing and has a nice layering of instruments.  Still < 2hrs on this thing so take my first impressions with a grain of salt.


Edited by Badfish5446 - 7/12/16 at 5:02pm
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I just came to HK today and picked up the Hifiman Edition X. I am on the road for a week so I am using the RED for the burn in of the new HEX. I listened to the new HP and you know what? The RED stands her ground firm and it's all good. I really thought this little thing will run out of steam but no. Mahler Symphony number 6 sounds great right now.

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Nice impressions guys!
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Originally Posted by BenF View Post
 


If you put the system volume and media player volume at 100%, DF won't amplify the signal.

 

When both the music player and the main operating system volume control are set to maximum, shouldn't It cut off the sound in headphone?

I tought It would act as line out (no sound at all).

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When both the music player and the main operating system volume control are set to maximum, shouldn't It cut off the sound in headphone?

I tought It would act as line out (no sound at all).

It is a line out but that is not synonymous with "no sound at all"... I imagine it bypasses the Dragonfly's volume circuitry but it still feeds voltage to the output and thus sound if you plug headphones into the output.  The purpose of the line out mode is so it will output a level that most line-ins can handle without clipping the signal. 

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Is the 1.2 better than the Red one? I got the DFR yesterday, use it for my PC, and I don't like the way it controls volume -,-

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