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post #826 of 3609
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Originally Posted by LarsHP View Post

I think this goes for just about anything. I remember hearing that to increase the quality of red wine by 10%, it will cost 100% extra to produce it. I think this applies to some degree in any product category. However, it does seem to be a radical step up in price from the AK100 to the AK120 assuming that the AK120 is an improved AK100. This last point may be wrong and could be the reason for the jump in price. (Sorry for being off topic.)

Lars brings up a few good points.

With respect to wine, the cost of production of wine and the quality of wine are largely unrelated. Lots of factors are important. However, the quality of the key raw material (grapes) is highly correlated with the growing season weather. A few times each century, people can hope for spetacular grapes. Also the cost of the raw materials (grapes) is vanishingly small compared to storage financing, bottling, marketing, distribution, taxes and the inherent profit taking of each player involved in these steps. Of course vineyards and wine magazines don't provide this info but that is the reality.

In some ways audio is the same. Styling aside, I find the quality of reproduction largely uncorrelated to cost. The assumption that paying more money will drive a corresponding increase in sound quality is flawed. Of course there are bounds to this assertion as a $5 pocket radio likely is so flawed from conception to production that it has no hope out of the gate.

An explicit description of the engineer's design goals and philosophy seems to be a better predictors of "audio quality" to my ears. But not always. This is such a qualitative hobby, I think the best bet is to try as much gear as possible and make your own conclusions about what makes some gear work well. Organize a local meet or visit a big store. If you have the opportunity to spend a few hours in large Tokyo headphone stores that is a great primer. Some companies have generous trial policies that indicate a certain confidence in the quality if their sound.

Back to the topic, the focused design of this player and experience of the manufacturer make for a potential step up in sound quality at the expense of some features. That is a good compromise for me. A trial side by side will tell!
post #827 of 3609
I sent iBasso an email yesterday and received a response Friday morning. They are planning on releasing the DX50 in July and are now determining the price.

I said I am ready to pull the trigger now in my email to them and in their email they informed me that they wiill definitely email me when the price is set down and they are ready to go.
post #828 of 3609
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Originally Posted by icefalkon View Post

I sent iBasso an email yesterday and received a response Friday morning. They are planning on releasing the DX50 in July and are now determining the price.

I said I am ready to pull the trigger now in my email to them and in their email they informed me that they wiill definitely email me when the price is set down and they are ready to go.

thanks for the update

post #829 of 3609
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Originally Posted by icefalkon View Post

I sent iBasso an email yesterday and received a response Friday morning. They are planning on releasing the DX50 in July and are now determining the price.

I said I am ready to pull the trigger now in my email to them and in their email they informed me that they wiill definitely email me when the price is set down and they are ready to go.


Dd they mention anything else? I was hoping they would have tempted us a bit more with more info or maybe a video showing the DAP's UI.

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Dd they mention anything else? I was hoping they would have tempted us a bit more with more info or maybe a video showing the DAP's UI.


I will get it before you since I am in China mwahahahahah. Just kidding. Well not completly.

post #831 of 3609
Sounds more like they are waiting to drum up interest and see how much everyone is willing to pay for it before coming up with a figure.
post #832 of 3609

Here's hoping they go the same route as the DX100 and release it with a early adopterr price tag.

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Originally Posted by DigitalFreak View Post

Here's hoping they go the same route as the DX100 and release it with a early adopterr price tag.

 

This.

post #834 of 3609
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Here's hoping they go the same route as the DX100 and release it with a early adopterr price tag.

A buck ten and I'm in.
post #835 of 3609
Up to date, has anyone already listened the pre-production DX50?

Sorry if this question has been asked before.
post #836 of 3609

15 days to go to July. popcorn.gif

post #837 of 3609
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Originally Posted by cyberalpha11 View Post

Up to date, has anyone already listened the pre-production DX50?

Sorry if this question has been asked before.

yes, I was comparing it earlier today with my fiio x5 on my Unique Melody 3DD custom molded iems.evil_smiley.gif

 

 

they both sound very futuristic!very_evil_smiley.gif

post #838 of 3609

AK100 with button?

post #839 of 3609
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Back to the topic, the focused design of this player and experience of the manufacturer make for a potential step up in sound quality at the expense of some features. That is a good compromise for me. A trial side by side will tell!

I'll get the DX50, keep my DX100 and let them duke it out with my (c)iems smile.gif

post #840 of 3609
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yes, I was comparing it earlier today with my fiio x5 on my Unique Melody 3DD custom molded iems.evil_smiley.gif



they both sound very futuristic!very_evil_smiley.gif

Wow are you an oracle?
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