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It's more expensive but from what Jamato says it seems to be a real winner. 

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Or you can wait for some impressions and get the new DX90 from iBasso too.. smily_headphones1.gif

Yes, that could be an option. When is the release?
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It was release a couple of days ago. It's $419 on iBasso's website. 

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It was release a couple of days ago. It's $419 on iBasso's website. 

Thanks, I shall wait for a review.
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Originally Posted by DTSxJP View Post

Yes, that could be an option. When is the release?

It was release already and first batch is already in to shipping phase.. Maybe by the end of the week or earlt next week its already in the hands of the first batch buyers..
Edited by zeppu08 - 4/11/14 at 3:01am
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Originally Posted by DTSxJP View Post


Here's what I'm currently thinking about purchasing.


Headphones:

Audio-Technica ATH-M50WH Professional Studio Monitor Headphones with Coiled Cable, White with FiiO E6 Headphone Amplifier


DAP:

Apple iPod classic 160 GB Silver (7th Generation)

or

iBasso DX50 HD Studio Mastering Quality Music Player with WOLFSON WM8740 192kHz/24-bit DAC

Seagate Backup Plus Slim 500GB Portable Hard Drive with Mobile Device Backup USB 3.0 (STCD500104) - Silver

Would the Seagate work with the iBasso DX50 as a OTG option?

I've heard that you can connect external drives to it but I have not seen any pictures or videos of it in action.

If I decide to purchase the iPod I should feel at home because I own and use a MacBook Pro and iMac daily. So iTunes wouldn't be a problem with me.

If I get the DX50 I would hope that the external hard drive works perfectly with it as it would hold all my Flac files.

The iPod or DX50 would only be used while at home for serious listening. I will also purchase a SanDisk Sansa Clip+ 8 GB MP3 Player for when I'm on the go and workouts.

Also, is the E6 decent? If not what amp would you suggest?

The ATH-M50 is not the best option to go for anymore. Not to say its bad but there are better options. If you want a closed-back under $200, I would say the Soundmagic HP100 is probably the best option under $200 currently, and if you want more bass the M-Audio Q40 with Alpha Pads is another excellent option. The Sennheiser Amperior is good if you want a more portable superaural and as of the time of this post, it's cheaper than the HD25-1 II (!) on amazon.com at just under $200. All 3 are also efficient enough to be driven straight from your Clip+ music player if you want to use them outside your home.

 

For options over $200, I'm not quite as familiar with this price bracket as I've settled for the highly niche Aedle VK-1 and haven't bothered to audition anything else, but I can still list some options if you don't mind the fact that unless I specifically state so, I haven't personally auditioned any of them. The fairly new AKG K545 has received rave reviews over the internet as far as I know, although I haven't personally listened to it. The Focal Spirit Pro and Classic are other options that I've heard of that have received great reviews, and the Sony MDR-7520 is another apparently really good option. The T51P is a great superaural option that I have auditioned and although the HD25 ALU trumps it, the HD25 ALU is currently too expensive for me to be able to comfortably recommend it. 

 

Personally, as a few other people have already said, I would go for the recently released iBasso DX90 as it's an excellent all-in-one package which most definitely doesn't require you to purchase a separate amp for the next few months, at least until upgrade-itis starts taking effect. Aattaching a USB external storage device via OTG would work, but not many people do it since it significantly reduces battery life. However, since you're using it at home that shouldn't be nearly as much of a problem especially since you can get a special cable that allows you to attach a HDD and charge it at the same time so you don't have to worry about alternating between using the hDD and charging. People have reported that removing the HDD does not remove the music file database entries from the internal database of the DX50 and this can cause problems with the software, but I haven't personally experienced this problem since I've only been using it with a 64GB micro SDXC card for portable use.


Edited by BucketInABucket - 4/11/14 at 3:58am
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Upgraded from an X3 to an X5!

 

IEMs : UM Miracle Universal, EX800st and a CK10

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The ATH-M50 is not the best option to go for anymore. Not to say its bad but there are better options. If you want a closed-back under $200, I would say the Soundmagic HP100 is probably the best option under $200 currently, and if you want more bass the M-Audio Q40 with Alpha Pads is another excellent option. The Sennheiser Amperior is good if you want a more portable superaural and as of the time of this post, it's cheaper than the HD25-1 II (!) on amazon.com at just under $200. All 3 are also efficient enough to be driven straight from your Clip+ music player if you want to use them outside your home.

For options over $200, I'm not quite as familiar with this price bracket as I've settled for the highly niche Aedle VK-1 and haven't bothered to audition anything else, but I can still list some options if you don't mind the fact that unless I specifically state so, I haven't personally auditioned any of them. The fairly new AKG K545 has received rave reviews over the internet as far as I know, although I haven't personally listened to it. The Focal Spirit Pro and Classic are other options that I've heard of that have received great reviews, and the Sony MDR-7520 is another apparently really good option. The T51P is a great superaural option that I have auditioned and although the HD25 ALU trumps it, the HD25 ALU is currently too expensive for me to be able to comfortably recommend it. 

Personally, as a few other people have already said, I would go for the recently released iBasso DX90 as it's an excellent all-in-one package which most definitely doesn't require you to purchase a separate amp for the next few months, at least until upgrade-itis starts taking effect. Aattaching a USB external storage device via OTG would work, but not many people do it since it significantly reduces battery life. However, since you're using it at home that shouldn't be nearly as much of a problem especially since you can get a special cable that allows you to attach a HDD and charge it at the same time so you don't have to worry about alternating between using the hDD and charging. People have reported that removing the HDD does not remove the music file database entries from the internal database of the DX50 and this can cause problems with the software, but I haven't personally experienced this problem since I've only been using it with a 64GB micro SDXC card for portable use.

Wow, it's good to know that a external hard drive will work. Would the Seagate be a good fit for it? Also, what is the name of the cable?

In the meantime I will be researching the cans you suggested, thanks!
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Wow, it's good to know that a external hard drive will work. Would the Seagate be a good fit for it? Also, what is the name of the cable?

In the meantime I will be researching the cans you suggested, thanks!

I edited my post with more suggestions for headphones over $200 btw ;)

 

Something like this is what I remember people talking about in the DX50 thread. I don't remember the exact cable they used but this should work out too. I'm not sure if the seagate will be alright or not, but seeing as you're using it primarily at the desktop it shouldn't matter. However, the DX90 will soon have a USB DAC function in the next few firmware updates which means you can plug it into your computer and use it as a DAC (and probably the amp as well for a complete package) while having access to your entire music library so the HDD option will be rendered completely redundant for you.


Edited by BucketInABucket - 4/11/14 at 4:06am
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Upgraded from an X3 to an X5!

 

IEMs : UM Miracle Universal, EX800st and a CK10


How do you find X5's tonality? 

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How do you find X5's tonality? 

 

I find it quite neutral with a bit of added warmth. I thought the X3 was slightly too dark so the X5's treble region is a step up for me. 

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Originally Posted by DTSxJP View Post

Great thread everybody!
I went through the whole thread,
All 750 pages of it!
I have learned from you all.
I can't wait to post pictures of the rig I will put together soon. I have already chose what pair of headphones and amp I will get. Now I'm deciding between two DAP's to purchase. Cannot wait to take pictures, contribute and enjoy the music.

:eek:

Well, this is an audio enthusiast forum after all :)

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I find it quite neutral with a bit of added warmth. I thought the X3 was slightly too dark so the X5's treble region is a step up for me. 


Very much how I heard it. :beerchug:

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Samsung Galaxy S4 + Fiio E18 + Westone W40

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Originally Posted by DTSxJP View Post

Here's what I'm currently thinking about purchasing.


Headphones:

Audio-Technica ATH-M50WH Professional Studio Monitor Headphones with Coiled Cable, White with FiiO E6 Headphone Amplifier


DAP:

Apple iPod classic 160 GB Silver (7th Generation)

or

iBasso DX50 HD Studio Mastering Quality Music Player with WOLFSON WM8740 192kHz/24-bit DAC

Seagate Backup Plus Slim 500GB Portable Hard Drive with Mobile Device Backup USB 3.0 (STCD500104) - Silver

Would the Seagate work with the iBasso DX50 as a OTG option?

I've heard that you can connect external drives to it but I have not seen any pictures or videos of it in action.

If I decide to purchase the iPod I should feel at home because I own and use a MacBook Pro and iMac daily. So iTunes wouldn't be a problem with me.

If I get the DX50 I would hope that the external hard drive works perfectly with it as it would hold all my Flac files.

The iPod or DX50 would only be used while at home for serious listening. I will also purchase a SanDisk Sansa Clip+ 8 GB MP3 Player for when I'm on the go and workouts.

Also, is the E6 decent? If not what amp would you suggest?
hey man I've done the whole ipod/imod thing and honestly from what have personally heard the fiio x3 is GREAT for the price. And if your looking for some good all a rounder headphones try the shure srh840 I love them. The best thing is with the fiio x3 you can add your own storage and you shouldn't need a external amp either. I have a fiio e6 and it's nothing special AT ALL (it's kind of a pain in my ass to be honest)

Here's links for everything I mentioned, stay golden my brotha

Fiio x3 http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00E9O6C96/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?qid=1397228563&sr=8-1&pi=SY200_QL40

Fiio x3 with 64gb card (the version I bought) http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00EPFLJS8/ref=mp_s_a_1_2?qid=1397229774&sr=8-2&pi=SX200_QL40

Shure srh840 http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B002DP8IEK/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?qid=1397229234&sr=8-1&pi=SX200_QL40

128gb micro sd card (u said u need a lot of space so..... http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00IIJ6W4S/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?qid=1397229328&sr=8-1&pi=SX200_QL40

Overall I wouldn't pay anymore than $450 for this entire setup and if you get a 64gb card instead of the 128gb then the setup should only be about $360 at most. I have not heard the ibasso dx50 but I've read that it sounds almost identical to the fiio x3 but the dx50 has a glitchy interface
Edited by mpawluk91 - 4/11/14 at 8:25am
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