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post #3961 of 4754
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Originally Posted by daftpolecat View Post
 

My main issue is there's a tiny line across the top left corner of the screen, everything works perfectly but I feel that would drag the price down too much. I bought a set of hd650's again, panam amp, sansa clip+, CE2E and reshelled BA4F in the past few months. I'm meant to be a student.

 

If I could get £150 never mind 150EUR I'd be very happy

 

Do you feel the difference in performance is worth the price? I liked the sound of the fiio X5 although I haven't looked into it much, I do prefer the look of the dx line.

 

I just flashed my DX50 today with a DX90 firmware port that bypasses android sound processing completely and goes straight to the dac, I'll see how the sound change is when I get my BA4

First of all: There is no hiss, which is a huge improvement. And I'm willing to pay just for that.

The dac is definitely better, althoug h I couldnt A-B test it. I did test it againts my audinst hud-mx1 DAC. Both using the LO to the O2.

And the dual Sabres actually seem to do a thing. The DX90s dac actually sounds a bit better than the hud-mx1. Seperation and clarity is slightly better on the DX90, and it's slightly less warm sounding.

The DX50 was plainly cold sounding compared to the hud-mx1. I didn't dislike it, but it sure wasn't better than the hud-mx1. 

DX90's amp also seems to have better dynamics than the DX50. Guess having 7 opamps does pay off.

 

I'm guessing that you would hear much less difference between the DX50 and DX90 when using good dynamic earphones.

I still think the BA4f is fairly picky of the source.

post #3962 of 4754

I've still got my Fiio E17 that I've barely used, if I can get a reasonable amount for that I'll look into getting my DX50 onto ebay too, I totally agree with what you mean about the DX50 being plain and cold sounding, vs my desktop PanAm the sound is good, but it never really impresses me.

post #3963 of 4754
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Originally Posted by Marleybob217 View Post
 

First of all: There is no hiss, which is a huge improvement. And I'm willing to pay just for that.

The dac is definitely better, althoug h I couldnt A-B test it. I did test it againts my audinst hud-mx1 DAC. Both using the LO to the O2.

And the dual Sabres actually seem to do a thing. The DX90s dac actually sounds a bit better than the hud-mx1. Seperation and clarity is slightly better on the DX90, and it's slightly less warm sounding.

The DX50 was plainly cold sounding compared to the hud-mx1. I didn't dislike it, but it sure wasn't better than the hud-mx1. 

DX90's amp also seems to have better dynamics than the DX50. Guess having 7 opamps does pay off.

 

I'm guessing that you would hear much less difference between the DX50 and DX90 when using good dynamic earphones.

I still think the BA4f is fairly picky of the source.

The BA4 definitely is picky. Have you tried the rockbox port though? I find that fooling around with EQ fixes the coldness of the player.

post #3964 of 4754

I've always just used my BA4 through lineout with that player, I don't really know what I'm doing with an EQ

I tried the rockbox port a little while back but it would just throwup a system error when trying to play a file. I far prefer using the DX90 port

post #3965 of 4754
I find that my BA4r loses some coherency once EQued. Although I like to add 1-2 dB below 50 Hz and 3-5 dB above 12 kHz.

BTW, BA4r pairs nicely as well with dx90.
post #3966 of 4754
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Originally Posted by davtse View Post
 

The BA4 definitely is picky. Have you tried the rockbox port though? I find that fooling around with EQ fixes the coldness of the player.

Nope, I don't own the DX50 anymore. And the DX90 sounds perfect to me!

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Originally Posted by daftpolecat View Post
 

I've always just used my BA4 through lineout with that player, I don't really know what I'm doing with an EQ

I tried the rockbox port a little while back but it would just throwup a system error when trying to play a file. I far prefer using the DX90 port

The LO as in, paired with another amp???

 

And I still use the EQ, but that's just because the BA4f simply has too much bass, and too little treble for my taste.

post #3967 of 4754

Guess what just arrived :P

 

I wish I had a good camera to capture how good these look


Edited by daftpolecat - 5/29/14 at 5:01am
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Here's a quick look 

post #3969 of 4754

That's nice!

post #3970 of 4754

The new connector truly is fantastic and the cables crazy thin, even after all the pictures I've seen I didn't expect it to be as thin as it is

The cable stay bit for the top half is also a lot better, should be good when running


Edited by daftpolecat - 5/29/14 at 5:38am
post #3971 of 4754
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Originally Posted by daftpolecat View Post

Here's a quick look 




 



Seems a good enough camera to me :P

Enjoy it.

First thought was "wow".
post #3972 of 4754

I didn't realise in the picture Cosmic Ears put on their facebook, but I thought I should illustrate here, my left side is a gold skeleton and the right has a silver one


Edited by daftpolecat - 5/29/14 at 6:56am
post #3973 of 4754
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I didn't realise in the picture Cosmic Ears put on their facebook, but I thought I should illustrate here, my left side is a gold skeleton and the right has a silver one

 

I love those skeleton leaf designs and I will probably be asking Phil to do something like it for me. I do prefer though the more random dark lines on the orange/green pair they have on their. Did you ask for something slightly different or they just did something different for you? 

post #3974 of 4754
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I didn't realise in the picture Cosmic Ears put on their facebook, but I thought I should illustrate here, my left side is a gold skeleton and the right has a silver one



Oooh, didn't spot that!
Another nice little touch there :-)

Cosmic; reforesting Head-Fi one ear canal at a time.
post #3975 of 4754

Hey marleybob, I just bought a DX90, put my DX50 and E17 up for sale, I know deep down my BA4 and these beautiful new CE2E deserve a better source.

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