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C5 sounds amazing on low gain and no bass boost.  ALMOST as good as the Tralucent T1.  The T1 just had a darker background ever so slightly but still noticeable.  

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C5 sounds amazing on low gain and no bass boost.  ALMOST as good as the Tralucent T1.  The T1 just had a darker background ever so slightly but still noticeable.  
Have you tried other amps with the DX50?
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Yes
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Yes
Do you mine elaborating?
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DX50+C5+Cosmic Ears BA4f

 

In contrary to popular believe, the C5 is definitely on the warm side. I've read many people write, that this is fairly neutral amp. I would have to disagree, not that a warm sound is a bad thing perse. But the warm sound sig of my cIEMs + a warm amp is a bit much for me.

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I have to disagree. The c5 is far from warm.
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DX50+C5+Cosmic Ears BA4f

 

In contrary to popular believe, the C5 is definitely on the warm side. I've read many people write, that this is fairly neutral amp. I would have to disagree, not that a warm sound is a bad thing perse. But the warm sound sig of my cIEMs + a warm amp is a bit much for me.

 

You must be coming from a bright amp, and you're now hearing a neutral amp.  There is nothing warm about the c5.  It is practically perfectly flat frequency response and all the specs are very reference.  Unless something else is happening in your setup, you should be hearing neutral.  Perhaps your ba4f is actually on the warm side and you're not used to hearing it that way... ?

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You must be coming from a bright amp, and you're now hearing a neutral amp.  There is nothing warm about the c5.  It is practically perfectly flat frequency response and all the specs are very reference.  Unless something else is happening in your setup, you should be hearing neutral.  Perhaps your ba4f is actually on the warm side and you're not used to hearing it that way... ?

 

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I have to disagree. The c5 is far from warm.

 

Well you guys might be right. My BA4f Is warm, and I do generally prefer to pair it with somewhat colder amps. The HO of the DX50 is fairly cold-ish sounding, and the O2 is regarded as somewhat cold as well.

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Help me decide between the Ibasso D42 or the JDS Labs C5. They are similar in price but what about sound. I would be paring it with my DX50 and or my IPod Classic. I’m looking for a mostly transparent to ever so slightly warm sig.

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Help me decide between the Ibasso D42 or the JDS Labs C5. They are similar in price but what about sound. I would be paring it with my DX50 and or my IPod Classic. I’m looking for a mostly transparent to ever so slightly warm sig.

While I haven't heard the D42, and do not find the C5 to be ideal in my setup. I do think it pairs very well with the DX50. Especially since you prefer a slightly warm sound, I think you'd like the C5. Maybe it's not overly warm, but it's definitely not on the cold side. 

 

Going back and forth between the DX50 and C5, the hiss is quite unbearable on the DX50... No arguing that the C5 excels in that department.

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While I haven't heard the D42, and do not find the C5 to be ideal in my setup. I do think it pairs very well with the DX50. Especially since you prefer a slightly warm sound, I think you'd like the C5. Maybe it's not overly warm, but it's definitely not on the cold side.

 

Going back and forth between the DX50 and C5, the hiss is quite unbearable on the DX50... No arguing that the C5 excels in that department.

So you are saying that theC5 is better with the DX50 for the hiss issue. I have not heard any hiss on my DX50 yet.

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So you are saying that theC5 is better with the DX50 for the hiss issue. I have not heard any hiss on my DX50 yet.

If you are using sensitive IEMs, there definitely is a hiss coming from the DX50. With my particular cIEMs it's really quite apparent. But if you're not having any hiss issues, that's one less reason to use the C5 with the DX50. The DX50 is actually really good just by itself.

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If you are using sensitive IEMs, there definitely is a hiss coming from the DX50. With my particular cIEMs it's really quite apparent. But if you're not having any hiss issues, that's one less reason to use the C5 with the DX50. The DX50 is actually really good just by itself.

I actually have been using my Vsonic VSD1S which are cheap but sound really good with the DX50, I hear some slight hiss with my X3 on certain songs with my GR07BE. They are both great DAPs by them selves.

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Originally Posted by ostewart View Post

The software part is to change the volume steps and LED, the bass boost is hardware. Changing some resistors will change the bass boost, you'll have to talk to John at JDS about it.

There's a surprise in store from JDS Labs, coming next month.

Yeah tell me about it .. much like to know
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Just speculation, but I wonder if it's a portable DAC/amp. The combo seemed to be requested by some people when the C5 was announced.

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