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post #1 of 21
Thread Starter 

Hello All Head-fiers,

first of all thank you in advance for reading this thread, I'll be quick.

I need some suggestions to choose a new portable player, these are the specs requested:

- highest sound quality

- flac compatible

- no software for files loading

- SD (or microSD) slot

- integrated amplifier (actually I use a CMOY, but I'd like to have less device as possible)

That's all...I'm not interested too much in battery life, UI, touch screen nor aesthetic (even if the Colourfly C4 is simply stunning IMO, but not flac compatible triportsad.gif )

Budget? I really don't know...but probably not more than 450€ ...

Thank you very much for those who read and answer!

 

The Sloth

post #2 of 21

I guess you should look into the Fiio X3 and the Ibasso DX50. Battery life is around 11 hours each, and they put out plenty of power.

post #3 of 21
+1 in that price range
post #4 of 21
Thread Starter 
Thank you for reply!
what about the hifiman 602?
I actually have a Ultrasone HFI 2400 headphone that is very easy to make sound, but I'm planning to buy a new headphone probably a hifiman he 400 or 500 or another more difficult to make sound than the Ultrasone.
The X3 has very interesting performance, maybe better than the 602 with a lower price!
Sorry snapple10 what do you mean?
Edited by Overdrive Sloth - 8/14/13 at 12:26am
post #5 of 21
Was agreeing with his recommendations , the two I was thinking about x3/dx50
post #6 of 21
Thread Starter 

Ah ok thanks...

In case of new headphone, for example Hifiman HE-4 or 500, do you think that with X3 I will need a separated amplifier? I read that those cans needs a lot of power to sound properly.

Many Thank

 

The Sloth

post #7 of 21
Never tried those phones but will try the x3 with beyer t1 when I get the x3 soon, see how
It drives it. I usually use my dap with amp, most if the time anyways
Am in the market for a smaller dap and d50 comes to mind but has not been released so I picked up x3 til x50 comes
Plan to compare both and pick what works for me
post #8 of 21
Thread Starter 
Actually I'm looking to Dx50 from iBasso...it looks awesome, the dac chip is the same of the x3, I don't know about amp chip. Anyway I like it very much, the only problem could be: where I can find it here in Europe? (I'm writing from Italy) The X3 is available on Amazon, but te iBasso products?
post #9 of 21

Are you able to order items directly from Ibasso.com?

If not then you can always buy used on the forum ( few weeks to months after release ) or get a friend- member to buy it for you

post #10 of 21
Thread Starter 
I'll try to buy it directly from iBasso. When will be released the DX50? I read for the end of August. Is this correct?
post #11 of 21
August 20th the latest update on ibasso site.
post #12 of 21
Thread Starter 
I hope :-)
post #13 of 21
Yup 8/20 , I emailed to be sure smily_headphones1.gif
post #14 of 21
Thread Starter 
Very good I hope that the queue for the DAP will not be so long... Anyway, are there any other advices for other player with overmentioned caracteristics?
Thank you again

The Sloth
post #15 of 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by Overdrive Sloth View Post

Hello All Head-fiers,

first of all thank you in advance for reading this thread, I'll be quick.

I need some suggestions to choose a new portable player, these are the specs requested:

- highest sound quality

- flac compatible

- no software for files loading

- SD (or microSD) slot

- integrated amplifier (actually I use a CMOY, but I'd like to have less device as possible)

That's all...I'm not interested too much in battery life, UI, touch screen nor aesthetic (even if the Colourfly C4 is simply stunning IMO, but not flac compatible triportsad.gif )

Budget? I really don't know...but probably not more than 450€ ...

Thank you very much for those who read and answer!

 

The Sloth


Either the X3 from Fiio or the Sansa Clip Plus.

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