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The OTG is needed, the connector found in the majority of USB external drives is the USB Type A plug while the DX50 has a micro USB type B jack. The OTG provides you with a USB Type A jack to a micro USB Type B plug.

 

The USB 3.0 external drive comes with a cable that is compatible in a USB 2.0 type A jack.

 

I like the Seagate Backup Plus portable drive, you can switch the drive onto the Sata receptacle and you are good to go.


Edited by musicheaven - 8/25/13 at 11:19am
post #2762 of 3609
The exciting aspect for me is having a single device with 64 card installed and being able to play my hi-res files.
post #2763 of 3609

My excitement is to have such a flexible dap. When I want to lug it on the road, the 64GB microSD is just what I need. If I want to hook it up to a larger capacity drive, then I can use the OTG route. I want to plug it to a coax input device, it's there, quite a flexible little guy. And the price, is just the cherry on top.

post #2764 of 3609
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Originally Posted by uchihaitachi View Post

Just ordered the DX50. Can't wait to get my hands on it. A lot of people seem to call the DX50 ugly but I don't think it's too bad... I think the Fiio X3 looks worse compared to the DX50, is it just me?

Not just you.

I'm about a click away from ordering one. What I'd like to see is an alphabetical listing on the right of the screen for quick and somewhat accurate scrolling through files, and a mockup of the all music screen. Also, I know that it's just GUI mockups, but the albums aren't in alphabetical order either lol. Or at least I'm hoping it's just mockups...
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So which Y usb could you use with the DX50 to charge and use the external drive? I was looking on Amazon. I wish, as most do, that solid state drives where less expensive. It seems they are taking forever to come down in price. I would most likely use an standard 2.5 1 or 2 tb HD. Then there are the nice compact HD's others have posted here.

 

Once we get going maybe feedback on the different HD's and how they work would be good. I could make a list on the first page. 

post #2766 of 3609
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Originally Posted by musicheaven View Post

The OTG is needed, the connector found in the majority of USB external drives is the USB Type A plug while the DX50 has a micro USB type B jack. The OTG provides you with a USB Type A jack to a micro USB Type B plug.

 

The USB 3.0 external drive comes with a cable that is compatible in a USB 2.0 type A jack.

 

I like the Seagate Backup Plus portable drive, you can switch the drive onto the Sata receptacle and you are good to go.

Looking at the back of my Passport, it has a USB 3.0 micro type B jack.

 

So I would really need a USB 3.0 type B micro male ---->  USB 2.0 type B Micro male cable for this to work.

 

Is there such a cable?

post #2767 of 3609
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Originally Posted by Bobo Fret View Post

Looking at the back of my Passport, it has a USB 3.0 micro type B jack.

 

So I would really need a USB 3.0 type B micro male ---->  USB 2.0 type B Micro male cable for this to work.

 

Is there such a cable?

My Seagate Backup drive has a similar USB 3.0 micro type B jack like yours but I have the cable that terminates in a USB type 3.0 A plug which as I mentioned above is compatible with the the USB 2.0 type. In my case I want to be able to connect either a USB 2.0 or USB 3.0 drive to it including a USB key (got quite a few older USB 2.0 drives lying around), therefore I am going to buy an OTG cable. As long as the drive allows 2.0 USB support which I am sure the DX50 does, my cable will work with an OTG. If you can find such cable then in theory it should work. To be honest, you'll find a lot more micro USB 3.0 plug to USB 3.0 Type A plug like the cable that came with my drive.

post #2768 of 3609
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Originally Posted by jamato8 View Post

So which Y usb could you use with the DX50 to charge and use the external drive? I was looking on Amazon. I wish, as most do, that solid state drives where less expensive. It seems they are taking forever to come down in price. I would most likely use an standard 2.5 1 or 2 tb HD. Then there are the nice compact HD's others have posted here.

 

Once we get going maybe feedback on the different HD's and how they work would be good. I could make a list on the first page. 

Excellent idea, makes so much sense, we should also report any incompatibilities as well (that would be power wise and if not backward compatible with USB 2.0 although that is less likely because most vendors do provide the compatibility); very useful for everyone wanting to avoid wrong purchases. 


Edited by musicheaven - 8/25/13 at 12:07pm
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Just out of curiosity, on a technical standpoint would the DAC in the DX50 represent/play my 16/44.1 lossless CD rips (FLAC) any better or worse than the hifimediy asynchronous sabre U2 off my macbook pro on iTunes (ALAC iTunes)?

 

Also where are you guys getting all your 24bit/96Khz music files from? Am I correct that the highest you can rip a CD is 16/44.1?

post #2770 of 3609
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Originally Posted by dnullify View Post

Just out of curiosity, on a technical standpoint would the DAC in the DX50 represent/play my 16/44.1 lossless CD rips (FLAC) any better or worse than the hifimediy asynchronous sabre U2 off my macbook pro on iTunes (ALAC iTunes)?

Also where are you guys getting all your 24bit/96Khz music files from? Am I correct that the highest you can rip a CD is 16/44.1?

I cannot answer your first question, but the second.

If you have an older Playstation 3 and the SACDs of your desire, you can rip yourself some 24/96 files or you can buy and download them over the internet (HD-tracks... etc.)

Some people even rip their vinyl, but that is a little more complicated.
post #2771 of 3609
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Originally Posted by jamato8 View Post

So which Y usb could you use with the DX50 to charge and use the external drive? I was looking on Amazon. I wish, as most do, that solid state drives where less expensive. It seems they are taking forever to come down in price. I would most likely use an standard 2.5 1 or 2 tb HD. Then there are the nice compact HD's others have posted here.

 

Once we get going maybe feedback on the different HD's and how they work would be good. I could make a list on the first page. 

These guys do high quality USB and firewire cables, including custom jobs. I have an angled 6 feet micro-usb extension from them powering the Nexus 7 in my car (and connecting the external DAC to it). Shoot them an email about what you need and they'll make it for you.

post #2772 of 3609

What's the power output compared to dx100 (can't seem to inteprete the specifications on their website)? Would it be powerful enough to drive HD800?

post #2773 of 3609
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Originally Posted by Micktosin View Post

What's the power output compared to dx100 (can't seem to inteprete the specifications on their website)? Would it be powerful enough to drive HD800?

 

Doubtful that it would do them justice, but I'm sure we'll know for sure, soon enough.

post #2774 of 3609

Not sure why it's hard for me to do calculations correctly today. rolleyes.gif

 

Anyway the DX50 does about 300mW into 32ohms as far as I can tell. Assuming 3.1V on high-gain is the rms voltage.


Edited by M-13 - 8/25/13 at 6:14pm
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post

The exciting aspect for me is having a single device with 64 card installed and being able to play my hi-res files.

You can do that with a sansa clip already though. Most lossless formats if rockboxed and you can instell a 64 gb card. Obviously, the sound quality is not going to be as good as the dx50 (probably) - but if those are your primary concerns, you can do that for less than 50 plus the cost of the card. Just saying.
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