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post #46 of 71
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Originally Posted by HiFlight View Post

C'mon, guys...Please keep posts related *somehow* to the DX50, otherwise this thread will be closed by mods just as the last one. I am sure that there are more appropriate threads to discuss laptops.

 

Ok.. I wonder how the DX50 will sound compared to the HifimeDIY sabre dac + Fiio E12 off of my thinkpad x220 ?

 

More seriously, what I will actually be interested in finding out is how the DX50 sounds compared to the Colorfly C3 + C&C BH portable combo.

post #47 of 71
And or the fiio x3. .
post #48 of 71
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Originally Posted by waynes world View Post
 
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Originally Posted by HiFlight View Post

C'mon, guys...Please keep posts related *somehow* to the DX50, otherwise this thread will be closed by mods just as the last one. I am sure that there are more appropriate threads to discuss laptops.

 

Ok.. I wonder how the DX50 will sound compared to the HifimeDIY sabre dac + Fiio E12 off of my thinkpad x220 ?

 

More seriously, what I will actually be interested in finding out is how the DX50 sounds compared to the Colorfly C3 + C&C BH portable combo.

 

I second the Colorfly C3 + C&C BH2 portable combo comparison request. Anyone have both?

post #49 of 71

You guys might wan to sub to that thread. Already some expressions there and more coming.

 

Let's keep this thread for Thinkpads, I say!

post #50 of 71
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Originally Posted by fleasbaby View Post
 

 

LMAO...my company has some...we use them as loaners for guests visiting from out of town :D

 

I have to say, those are the only laptop series with actual decent keyboards. Unfortunately the new thinkpad series has adapted to the god awful island&tile style keyboard. It's a shame that every laptop brand, wants their laptops to look like macbooks :(

post #51 of 71
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I have to say, those are the only laptop series with actual decent keyboards. Unfortunately the new thinkpad series has adapted to the god awful island&tile style keyboard. It's a shame that every laptop brand, wants their laptops to look like macbooks :(

 

I thought you were done with Head-Fi :p

Anyway, I agree with you on Thinkpad keyboards. I could live with island keys, I guess(even though they say the keys on the 230/430/530 series are pretty unreliable) but why did Lenovo have to foul up the layout?

post #52 of 71

Has anyone compare the sound between DX50 vs DX100? 

How much does DX50 behind DX100 in term of sound quality?

post #53 of 71
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I thought you were done with Head-Fi :p

Anyway, I agree with you on Thinkpad keyboards. I could live with island keys, I guess(even though they say the keys on the 230/430/530 series are pretty unreliable) but why did Lenovo have to foul up the layout?

 

One does not simply stop with head-fi :s I'm afraid cIEMs have got me by the throat this time around...

I actually don't care That much about the layout, more the feel. I really dislike those flat buttons. I want to be certain my finger is at the right button, and not just sliding of a flat area onto another...

post #54 of 71
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Originally Posted by Marleybob217 View Post
 

 

One does not simply stop with head-fi :s I'm afraid cIEMs have got me by the throat this time around...

I actually don't care That much about the layout, more the feel. I really dislike those flat buttons. I want to be certain my finger is at the right button, and not just sliding of a flat area onto another...

 

cIEMs are cool, I guess. But not before I get my CEntrance M8 and my Alpha Dogs! :veryevil:

Well, frankly I haven't tried the new keys, but I thought they're still concave, not flat.

As for the feel, nothing beats mechanical switches anyway :)

post #55 of 71
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Originally Posted by hoichi View Post
 

 

cIEMs are cool, I guess. But not before I get my CEntrance M8 and my Alpha Dogs! :veryevil:

Well, frankly I haven't tried the new keys, but I thought they're still concave, not flat.

As for the feel, nothing beats mechanical switches anyway :)

I feel ya brother! I love my cherry mx reds :3 I've been completely spoiled, that is why suddenly keyboards are really important to me :p

 

Regarding sound quality, it will be hard for cEMs to beat a setup like that. However, a setup like that is completely impractical. With impractical I mean utterly useless to me. First off, I use the cIEMs for their isolation, when I'm practicing drums. Trust me, no closed headphone isolates enough. Secondly, I absolutely need my players to fit into my pockets. Thirdly, I'm pretty much a parcour artist in the morning when I'm running to my train, the alphadogs will fall of my head => they will break => I will cry. Fourthly, that setup is mighty expensive, like almost $2K right? My cIEMS are about $450, and I'm going to buy the ibasso dx50 with it. So that would add up to about $800 with import taxes etc.

 

Then again, I am strongly considering to buy the alpha dogs at some point, but for indoor use only.

post #56 of 71
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Originally Posted by Marleybob217 View Post
 

I feel ya brother! I love my cherry mx reds :3 I've been completely spoiled, that is why suddenly keyboards are really important to me :p

 

Regarding sound quality, it will be hard for cEMs to beat a setup like that. However, a setup like that is completely impractical. With impractical I mean utterly useless to me. First off, I use the cIEMs for their isolation, when I'm practicing drums. Trust me, no closed headphone isolates enough. Secondly, I absolutely need my players to fit into my pockets. Thirdly, I'm pretty much a parcour artist in the morning when I'm running to my train, the alphadogs will fall of my head => they will break => I will cry. Fourthly, that setup is mighty expensive, like almost $2K right? My cIEMS are about $450, and I'm going to buy the ibasso dx50 with it. So that would add up to about $800 with import taxes etc.

 

Then again, I am strongly considering to buy the alpha dogs at some point, but for indoor use only.

 

Well, I've got browns in my Kinesis Advantage. Thought tactile click might be nice, even though my actual typing is so hasty and sloppy I don't feel it much :D

 

As for the cans, I do most of my listening indoors, so I need a transportable setup rather than truly portable. And since the flat we live in is pretty small I'd rather have one piece of gear to listen to in cafes/shopping malls/libraries and at home. So this those $700+$600+expedited shipping overseas(+portable transport, probably) might not be that much for what I hope to be my end-game setup. For a while, at the very least :rolleyes:

Not that it won't take a lot of saving up.

My wife should need some IEMs in a little while though (she sings). So I might have to investigate them anyway :ksc75smile:

 

BTW, if you get your DX50, could you try them with your Maestros after the burn-in? I'm looking for digital transport mostly (hope iBasso fixes hi-res over S/PDIF and CEntrance adds the coaxial input) but it's alwasy good to know your options :P

post #57 of 71
Wow, DHL phoned me for the delivery - that's quick. So I guess there will be some geeky-time this evening smily_headphones1.gif

Oh, and you guys touched a favourite subjecct of mine, keyboards, I have moth a Corsair M70 with MX red and for longer typing I have a Majestouch 2 Tenkeyless blue with soft landing pads on! smily_headphones1.gif

Back on topic, I can't offer much help on checking loads of equipment, but will try it as is with FLAC/MP3 on my headphones and also try ot with my ADL DAC and see how it behaves.

Will try and make some photos of it soon.

Cheers
post #58 of 71

I just got my player, packed it up, feels good. Sturdy, and the buttons while I feared they would feel weird, tehy feel pretty OK. Didn't have a memory card to spare so  I just used a USB stick via the OTG cable. Really great. (OTG cable not included).

 

The menu's was very straight forward and I had music playing in no time. Have only tried a few MP3's so far (hey, it was what was on the stick...) but very quick comparison is that the sound is great compared to my Cowon D2 and well - my Samsung phone can go hide in the corner for real ;)

 

Only tried V-Moda M80 and AKG K550 with it so far, and the V-Moda and iBasso sounded great together. The K550 will most likely need a little something. A quick try of different cables yielded the pleasant realisation that my LeadAudio L120 DAC got along great with the Coaxial cable. The K550 had a different sound directly at that.

 

These are just the things on top of my mind. I do feel a bit like my son on Christmas, the player got here quickly from China and everything seems to be working great. Oh, and the menu for the MP3 was absolutely no problem and embedded album art showed up just nicely. Will start messing with Flac and get some nice sessions listening going :)

 

So far, I feel very satisfied with my player. 

post #59 of 71
Any feedback on how the DX50 is with the Aurisonics ASG-1? Planning to get one used if my cash makes it before it's sold; will be using my SIII* but by next year I'm sure I can (and might need to) splurge on a dedicated DAP, as I'll be away from my home system a lot more.


*Critique of its treble still applies to the S3, however, for something stuck in my ear canal, I'd take its treble curve over my stock S3 earbuds and M6P, which unless I'm listening at very low volumes in a quiet room (ie, not in a crowded train,a terminal, etc), tends to sound like the vocalist is screaming at me from right outside my ears.
Edited by ProtegeManiac - 9/11/13 at 9:56am
post #60 of 71
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Originally Posted by hoichi View Post
 

 

Well, I've got browns in my Kinesis Advantage. Thought tactile click might be nice, even though my actual typing is so hasty and sloppy I don't feel it much :D

 

As for the cans, I do most of my listening indoors, so I need a transportable setup rather than truly portable. And since the flat we live in is pretty small I'd rather have one piece of gear to listen to in cafes/shopping malls/libraries and at home. So this those $700+$600+expedited shipping overseas(+portable transport, probably) might not be that much for what I hope to be my end-game setup. For a while, at the very least :rolleyes:

Not that it won't take a lot of saving up.

My wife should need some IEMs in a little while though (she sings). So I might have to investigate them anyway :ksc75smile:

 

BTW, if you get your DX50, could you try them with your Maestros after the burn-in? I'm looking for digital transport mostly (hope iBasso fixes hi-res over S/PDIF and CEntrance adds the coaxial input) but it's alwasy good to know your options :P

Yeah sure :D

 

It sure sounds like a good sounding setup.

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