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post #1081 of 1482

This sounds VERY good indeed

 

post #1082 of 1482

Any suggestions on selling my 3rd anniv???  I dropped the price to $280, believe I'm competing with the X5, should I lower my price or put on ebay???  thanks in advance.

post #1083 of 1482

I would lower the price, my 3rd was $270 ish new

post #1084 of 1482
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I would lower the price, my 3rd was $270 ish new

Thanks!!!, Gonna put it at $250 and see what happens.   Thanks again.

post #1085 of 1482

I would put it at $225 and expect to get knocked down to $200

Have a looked at completed listings too

post #1086 of 1482

is dx90 similar to studio in terms of sound quality ? 

post #1087 of 1482
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is dx90 similar to studio in terms of sound quality ? 

I wouldn't mind a basic run down on this question either. I believe goodvibes has both.
post #1088 of 1482
I would say dx50 and third about the same level. I have both
post #1089 of 1482
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I would say dx50 and third about the same level. I have both



I also have both DX50 and 3rd Anv, they both accomplish different things.  I think for those purely 'audiophile orinated' 3rd Anv will win in separation and raw detail, though DX50 is ahead from a standpoint of resolution, being more balanced overall (lows to highs) and no hiss (something very important). The main attribute 3rd Anv has is strong technical ability and rather unique (not found in any other DAP) signature, tonality and timbre which separates it from the crowd.

I did write something in length a while ago and not much has changed besides me preferring DX50 amped full time. I'm not fond of the headphone out in general.
 

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I own both Studio V (non 3rd anv) and DX50.

They're rather different beasts especially where tonality is concerned, The Studio V leans a touch cooler in tonality exhibiting more aggressive detail extension. it's in your face and kind of thrown at you the way Studio V expresses detail, where as DX50 you'll really be required to pump the amp section (volume) to gain similar (but still below imo) overall detail. Studio is also highly transparent which allows you to almost see through the music and pick out all the layers, some might call it on the thin side of the spectrum. (but very crisp and clean)

Although DX50 is said to be neutral to slightly bright I can still hear a hint of warmth from the DAC beneath the amp section and that's where you'll find an advantage. Where the Studio V to me can sound a touch sterile or raw as I put it you can hear the rhythm and PRaT coming out of the Wolfson DAC on DX50, this makes for a good listening experience, one you can foot tap along with. I can hear good swing to the music and good resolution. On a technical level however I still find Studio V superior, especially in instrument separation and soundstage width and of course the detail we mentioned.

I think DX50 is a good player, has great PRaT and resolution but it's missing something my Studio has, and that's the Hisound house sound, the timbre and technical ability all pushing what makes a " true audiophile DAP" I think DX50 is just sneaking out of mainstream territory. it sounds great to my ears and does enough but when I switch between it's missing that something, that special edge or essence of 'audiophile' the Studio offers where it takes technical areas like transparency and separation to another level.  

 



If we're going to venture into a usability standpoint then DX50 takes a huge dump over the Studio, then again DX50 loses those 80 hour quoted run times. My main issue with Studio V is if you're heavy user (I mean every day for hours) the navigation buttons start to sink inside the casing losing their "click", my 2nd Edition Studio is a pure example of this basically rendering it unable to sell. So I use my 3rd Anv sparingly because I know the same thing will eventually occur. It's basically going to lose resale value otherwise. Before anyone says "you must hammer those buttons" no I don't, its just happened casually over long term use of about a year.

You could probably test it with your own Studio. Check all the buttons some will have less spring in them than the others.  


Edited by H20Fidelity - 6/9/14 at 7:12am
post #1090 of 1482

Anyone ever get a low voltage error and that their 3rd Anniversary will shut down error? Somehow the 3rd anniversary was turned on yesterday after I had finished using it(probably was turned back on when putting it away for the day). The error is probably from the battery being totally drained, but I just wanted to make sure it was not something wrong with the battery.

post #1091 of 1482

@red71rum yeah , it's normal , battery just drained :) , Guys I v got some issue with battery , when i do a full charge then shut down studio and after 2 days turn it on , since then no playing at all , then it only shows me one bar on battery , two hours of listening and battery is dead.. can i try reinstall firmware or its typically hardware issue ?


Edited by kob12 - 6/10/14 at 12:51pm
post #1092 of 1482
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@red71rum yeah , it's normal , battery just drained :) , Guys I v got some issue with battery , when i do a full charge then shut down studio and after 2 days turn it on , since then no playing at all , then it only shows me one bar on battery , two hours of listening and battery is dead.. can i try reinstall firmware or its typically hardware issue ?


I am charging now here at work. I did not have the charger that came with the V at my office, but it is a regular usb wall wart so it should be fine. I will see how it goes after the charging here and tonight.

post #1093 of 1482

Takes a while for it to fully charge. I wouldn't pay that much mind to the indicator and just let it charge until complete.

post #1094 of 1482
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Takes a while for it to fully charge. I wouldn't pay that much mind to the indicator and just let it charge until complete.


Doesn't the red power light go off, but it still needs to charge like 14 hours or something? I charged mine for 6 hours so far and the red charging light went off. I am going to charge it some more at home.

post #1095 of 1482
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Doesn't the red power light go off, but it still needs to charge like 14 hours or something? I charged mine for 6 hours so far and the red charging light went off. I am going to charge it some more at home.



From a flat battery it can take anywhere from 12-14 hours to fully charge. Charging is complete when the red light goes out.

For example: I charge mine when it reaches 2 bars, takes roughly 6 hours.

It's important to leave the battery on until the red light goes out (if you can) to maintain the battery's health.

 

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Originally Posted by kob12 View Post
 

@red71rum yeah , it's normal , battery just drained :) , Guys I v got some issue with battery , when i do a full charge then shut down studio and after 2 days turn it on , since then no playing at all , then it only shows me one bar on battery , two hours of listening and battery is dead.. can i try reinstall firmware or its typically hardware issue ?



To be honest sounds like your battery has gone faulty. it shouldn't self drain so fast sitting there not in use.


Edited by H20Fidelity - 6/10/14 at 8:46pm
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