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Originally Posted by BucketInABucket View Post
 

Is it strange that I prefer the DX50 sound to the DX90?

That's great news for current owners of the DX50! Now I don't have to bother with my DX90 cravings. 

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Is it strange that I prefer the DX50 sound to the DX90?

 

Is it DX50 alone over DX90 or DX50 with an amp?

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Is it strange that I prefer the DX50 sound to the DX90?


 

Not really. Just because something is more expensive or has "better" components doesn't mean it's going to please everyone. The DX50 is no slouch for sound.
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I guess you got me wrong, HEADWHACKER answer me a little bit. My comparison I asked was:
Dx50 via HO with dynamic and BA iems?
Dx50 via LO with something like iBasso e12 and the same iems?

To my ears the HO has good sound, but what would be the differencs you hear between only HO and an external amp (e12 is quite easy to get buy via mp4nafion for me)
:-)
One thing o keep in mind is the Fiio e12 is a very powerful amp, unless you have some hard to drive headphones I would look at something else. I have the ibasso D42 amp with myDX50 and this combo sounds great. The BH2 is a nice amp paired with the DX50, unless you want to spend A lot more money you have a great rig already.
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That's great news for current owners of the DX50! Now I don't have to bother with my DX90 cravings. 

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Originally Posted by HK_sends View Post

 

Not really. Just because something is more expensive or has "better" components doesn't mean it's going to please everyone. The DX50 is no slouch for sound.
Cheers!beerchug.gif
-HK sends

Great to know that I'm not crazy then :D

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Originally Posted by headwhacker View Post
 

 

Is it DX50 alone over DX90 or DX50 with an amp?

Yea, I pair the DX50 with a Portaphile 627 MICRO and I didn't hear a big difference between the DAC section of the DX50 vs the DX90. Along with the slightly irritating treble section of the DX90 (sabre sheen ftw), I couldn't justify keeping it when the DX50 is already good enough.

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I was going to put my DX50 up for sale but I think I better wait for more comparisons biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by BucketInABucket View Post
 

Great to know that I'm not crazy then :D

Yea, I pair the DX50 with a Portaphile 627 MICRO and I didn't hear a big difference between the DAC section of the DX50 vs the DX90. Along with the slightly irritating treble section of the DX90 (sabre sheen ftw), I couldn't justify keeping it when the DX50 is already good enough.

 

The biggest change from DX50 to DX90 is the internal amp section. The internal amp of DX50 is it's main weakness, but the LO is excellent that is why pairing it with an external amp you like will make DX50 sound superb.

 

But the DX90 is like DX50 stuffed with a more powerful and better amp. Of course the difference/choice in DAC will most likely fall under personal preference and there is nothing wrong if you prefer the sound signature of the Wolfson DAC.

 

DX90 not needing an amp is it's biggest upside because most people want to go away from carrying a stack when on the go.

 

In my case I started with a iPod/HiFi-M8, then DX50/UHA-6SMKII. Now just DX90 is much more convenient. I can just put DX90 in my pocket and going out without carrying a bag is now possible. :beyersmile:

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Temped on the dx90 but going keep watching
Been using dx50/ Intruder mostly

Curios about reviews of the dx90 with full cans mostly though
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Originally Posted by headwhacker View Post
 

 

The biggest change from DX50 to DX90 is the internal amp section. The internal amp of DX50 is it's main weakness, but the LO is excellent that is why pairing it with an external amp you like will make DX50 sound superb.

 

But the DX90 is like DX50 stuffed with a more powerful and better amp. Of course the difference/choice in DAC will most likely fall under personal preference and there is nothing wrong if you prefer the sound signature of the Wolfson DAC.

 

DX90 not needing an amp is it's biggest upside because most people want to go away from carrying a stack when on the go.

 

In my case I started with a iPod/HiFi-M8, then DX50/UHA-6SMKII. Now just DX90 is much more convenient. I can just put DX90 in my pocket and going out without carrying a bag is now possible. :beyersmile:

Yea, that was the biggest change I noticed between the 50 and 90. I just bought the 627 MICRO last month and it synergises so well with the cans I currently own so I don't want to sell it off so soon afterwards!

 

Anyways, you started with the M8? Wow, that's a high place to start your portable journey :D I assume you sold it because of size issues though?

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Anyways, you started with the M8? Wow, that's a high place to start your portable journey :D I assume you sold it because of size issues though?

 

Nope, it's a very good desktop amp/dac.

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Nope, it's a very good desktop amp/dac.

I'm pretty sure the M8 is supposed to be a portable DAC/amp combo, although flaunting the boundary between portable and transportable.

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Originally Posted by BucketInABucket View Post
 

I'm pretty sure the M8 is supposed to be a portable DAC/amp combo, although flaunting the boundary between portable and transportable.

It was not a problem initially. But the very short battery life (5 - 6hrrs) wore me down more than the size. It also requires an 18V charger which is bulky so if you carry the full set you will need a big bag.

 

The DX50 + UHA-6SMKII is considerably smaller stack and the battery life is very good ( > 12 hours) and I only need to carry a USB charger cable. It fits on a very small messenger type bag.

 

I would probably still bring the same bag with DX90 since I usually bring at least 2 iems. But it will definitely be lighter and less bulky.  If I want to travel light I can just go with DX90 + iem in my pocket and no bag at all. 

 

I'm still keeping my DX50 though because I still like how it sounds with Rockbox.

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