Some quick first impression..
DISCLAIMER: I'm nt Multimillionaire that own a million of high end stuff..i'm just a poor Uni student accompanied by a Shure SRH440, HD25-1ii. Feel free to comment on my impression but please do not make useless judgement if you HAVE NOT listen to the DAC yourselves.
Setup: Laptop(wasapi)-->USB--> HUD-MX2--> SHURE SRH440
First , WOW...Sweet Mids. But few songs later, a question appears. Where have the bass and trebles gone??
Yeah, the mids is so far the best i've ever heard. Timbre wise, it is full with definite, round ,solid body.If my laptop output sound is a slice of flat, dry, rough oatmeal bread from the loaf,
The MX2 will be a croissant, Round, solid ,buttery smooth and aromatic. Male singer sounds slightly better than female singer due to its thick presentation. The soundstage is nice with a rugby ball shape (horizontally wider than lateral and front-back).
About the bass, it kinda sounds like a high school student attending class he don't like. Under certain circumstances ,he will entertain you a little. Just right to let u notice he is there, then he will go back to the last seat of the class,do his own stuffs.
Then, there's the treble/highs. he is a brilliant student,but he is the sleepy one. He sleeps almost everyday, but when he's awake, he can make everybody happy.
That's all for my first impressions. I'll be updating on a daily basis if possible. Now i shall return to my last row seat and do my own stuffs XD
UPDATE: Just tried out the AC current. As expected , it perform noticeably better though not changing the timbre and soundstage at all. I can notice the power r stronger cause the control are better,less muddy. It is most noticeable when listening to drum beats in sweet child'o mine. The attack is accurate and clean, it is very real. In short, think about 720P movie and 1080p movie's difference, it is still the same movie but we are now in FULL HD. XD
UPDATE: 16/3/2013:- Hey,im here to update some more impressions! after about 20 hours, the most noticeable different is the Bass is now out! With impact and body,it goes deep too ! I am really delighted. Yup, to the DAC burn-in unbelievers, if you're going to buy one of these. Left it work for at least a day before jumping to final decision. I have to say that, this is not some ear-brain adaption, i could still remember the lack of bass feel yesterday. The bass has really surfaced !
Edited by jammerlee711 - 3/16/13 at 7:03am