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Originally Posted by musicheaven View Post

I have the iPhone 5 and it's no comparison, the specs are better than the 5 and sound wise, no comparison again. The dap is in a different league compared to the cirrus logic dac.

It's not a side step but a step up.
Maybe he was talking about the amp (ALO National) section?
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Originally Posted by FatmanSize48 View Post

Maybe he was talking about the amp (ALO National) section?

In the dx50 appreciation thread?

It's dx50 appreciation not ALO national amp one. Then it would be in the wrong thread.

He is asking if it measures up against his current setup, I was just telling him that switching the source to the dx50 is a step up not sideway.
Edited by musicheaven - 9/30/13 at 3:50am
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Hi

Did anyone from the 4th batch received his DX? I'm dying here..

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Originally Posted by MusicFiMan View Post
 

Hi

Did anyone from the 4th batch received his DX? I'm dying here..

 

4th batch JUST shipped out last friday (Sept 27). I doubt anyone has gotten it yet. We'll be getting it this week probably. I'm also itching here. Hopefully tomorrow!

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 DHL's  "Shipment information received" status update is not updating since the weekend... GOD!

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 DHL's  "Shipment information received" status update is not updating since the weekend... GOD!

me too, stuck at Hong Kong since 14.37 on Fri 27th!!!

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Originally Posted by MusicFiMan View Post
 

 DHL's  "Shipment information received" status update is not updating since the weekend... GOD!

 

Mine just cleared customs in HK yesterday at 3pm. Now hopefully its flying across the world to me lol

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Been trying out my various headphones and IEMs with the DX50 tonight. My most recent purchase of IEMs was a set of Audeo PFE232. Gee these are nice to listen too. But on the DX they may be just a little bright in the top end. And although the W4Rs are the most neutral of the 4 I've been listening to, I have to say the Westone UM3X pair up nicely. The slightly elevated Bass, controlled treble and soundstage matches the DX very nicely. In last place were the Shure SE535LE. Just too forward in the mids. The Shures shine on iPhones and iPods but quality DAPs show up their signature's failings. Score 1 for the UM3Xs.

Of my headphones, my HD600s are so nice. And the adequate power of the DX50's amp does them justice. But of course you need a quiet environment due to them being open phones. Next tried were the Amperiors. I really like these phones as they have all the best characteristics of their brother HD25-II but with just a bit more bass making them more fun to listen too. As I listen to an equal amount of classical, jazz and popular rock, the Amperiors deal with more music genres than most other headphones making the versatile. I also like the Momentum On-Ears but they miss marks for their recessed mids which spoils them for my favourite piano sonatas and concertos. Love me for jazz though.

The surprise packet with the DX50 is Denon's AH-D600. I got them in a trade a few months ago and despite them being very comfortable they are fairly heavy and the large earpads mean resting my head in an armchair restricts head movement. So I don't wear them that often. But I've been listening to them for the past hour or so. While a little bass heavy for rock, I've been so enjoying them with my hires Beethoven for All Piano Concertos played by Daniel Barenboim.

In the end for full size headphones, the HD600 really are the best overall even unamped. So score 1 for them but I'd be just as happy with the D600 Denons if they were my only cans.
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Originally Posted by cubasesx View Post
 

me too, stuck at Hong Kong since 14.37 on Fri 27th!!!

 

add me to that list. hope it is not getting returned due to it containing a battery that carriers wont ship

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Originally Posted by Jpfe8851 View Post

Been trying out my various headphones and IEMs with the DX50 tonight. My most recent purchase of IEMs was a set of Audeo PFE232. Gee these are nice to listen too. But on the DX they may be just a little bright in the top end. And although the W4Rs are the most neutral of the 4 I've been listening to, I have to say the Westone UM3X pair up nicely. The slightly elevated Bass, controlled treble and soundstage matches the DX very nicely. In last place were the Shure SE535LE. Just too forward in the mids. The Shures shine on iPhones and iPods but quality DAPs show up their signature's failings. Score 1 for the UM3Xs.

Of my headphones, my HD600s are so nice. And the adequate power of the DX50's amp does them justice. But of course you need a quiet environment due to them being open phones. Next tried were the Amperiors. I really like these phones as they have all the best characteristics of their brother HD25-II but with just a bit more bass making them more fun to listen too. As I listen to an equal amount of classical, jazz and popular rock, the Amperiors deal with more music genres than most other headphones making the versatile. I also like the Momentum On-Ears but they miss marks for their recessed mids which spoils them for my favourite piano sonatas and concertos. Love me for jazz though.

The surprise packet with the DX50 is Denon's AH-D600. I got them in a trade a few months ago and despite them being very comfortable they are fairly heavy and the large earpads mean resting my head in an armchair restricts head movement. So I don't wear them that often. But I've been listening to them for the past hour or so. While a little bass heavy for rock, I've been so enjoying them with my hires Beethoven for All Piano Concertos played by Daniel Barenboim.

In the end for full size headphones, the HD600 really are the best overall even unamped. So score 1 for them but I'd be just as happy with the D600 Denons if they were my only cans.

 

If you want to go all the way with the HD600s, get a Tube Amp BL-2. It's not cheap, and only has 3 hours playing time between charges and gets bl**dy hot, but it betters many desktop amps with high impedance cans (especially the HD600s). I'm listening to Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade (Reiner / CSO 1960) at 176.4/24 at the moment, and loving every second...

 

:)

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Originally Posted by cubasesx View Post
 

me too, stuck at Hong Kong since 14.37 on Fri 27th!!!

 

i'd guess that if our dhl shipment tracking does not update by end of play tonight something is up

post #2952 of 14780
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Originally Posted by Jpfe8851 View Post

Been trying out my various headphones and IEMs with the DX50 tonight. My most recent purchase of IEMs was a set of Audeo PFE232. Gee these are nice to listen too. But on the DX they may be just a little bright in the top end. And although the W4Rs are the most neutral of the 4 I've been listening to, I have to say the Westone UM3X pair up nicely. The slightly elevated Bass, controlled treble and soundstage matches the DX very nicely. In last place were the Shure SE535LE. Just too forward in the mids. The Shures shine on iPhones and iPods but quality DAPs show up their signature's failings. Score 1 for the UM3Xs.

Of my headphones, my HD600s are so nice. And the adequate power of the DX50's amp does them justice. But of course you need a quiet environment due to them being open phones. Next tried were the Amperiors. I really like these phones as they have all the best characteristics of their brother HD25-II but with just a bit more bass making them more fun to listen too. As I listen to an equal amount of classical, jazz and popular rock, the Amperiors deal with more music genres than most other headphones making the versatile. I also like the Momentum On-Ears but they miss marks for their recessed mids which spoils them for my favourite piano sonatas and concertos. Love me for jazz though.

The surprise packet with the DX50 is Denon's AH-D600. I got them in a trade a few months ago and despite them being very comfortable they are fairly heavy and the large earpads mean resting my head in an armchair restricts head movement. So I don't wear them that often. But I've been listening to them for the past hour or so. While a little bass heavy for rock, I've been so enjoying them with my hires Beethoven for All Piano Concertos played by Daniel Barenboim.

In the end for full size headphones, the HD600 really are the best overall even unamped. So score 1 for them but I'd be just as happy with the D600 Denons if they were my only cans.

 

I think I've had a similar experience with the PFE232's on the DX50 - a little too bright, lacking in the low-end.  Same feeling with the Momentum's and Amperior's as well.


Edited by frankrondaniel - 9/30/13 at 7:35am
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I find the low end a little polite with most of my pairings. Just a fraction more bass would of been welcomed, iBasso.

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Originally Posted by Jpfe8851 View Post

Been trying out my various headphones and IEMs with the DX50 tonight. My most recent purchase of IEMs was a set of Audeo PFE232. Gee these are nice to listen too. But on the DX they may be just a little bright in the top end. And although the W4Rs are the most neutral of the 4 I've been listening to, I have to say the Westone UM3X pair up nicely. The slightly elevated Bass, controlled treble and soundstage matches the DX very nicely. In last place were the Shure SE535LE. Just too forward in the mids. The Shures shine on iPhones and iPods but quality DAPs show up their signature's failings. Score 1 for the UM3Xs.

Of my headphones, my HD600s are so nice. And the adequate power of the DX50's amp does them justice. But of course you need a quiet environment due to them being open phones. Next tried were the Amperiors. I really like these phones as they have all the best characteristics of their brother HD25-II but with just a bit more bass making them more fun to listen too. As I listen to an equal amount of classical, jazz and popular rock, the Amperiors deal with more music genres than most other headphones making the versatile. I also like the Momentum On-Ears but they miss marks for their recessed mids which spoils them for my favourite piano sonatas and concertos. Love me for jazz though.

The surprise packet with the DX50 is Denon's AH-D600. I got them in a trade a few months ago and despite them being very comfortable they are fairly heavy and the large earpads mean resting my head in an armchair restricts head movement. So I don't wear them that often. But I've been listening to them for the past hour or so. While a little bass heavy for rock, I've been so enjoying them with my hires Beethoven for All Piano Concertos played by Daniel Barenboim.

In the end for full size headphones, the HD600 really are the best overall even unamped. So score 1 for them but I'd be just as happy with the D600 Denons if they were my only cans.

Thanks for your headphone review, that's actually very informative and confirmed what I suspected. I am surprised about the W4R though I thought those were amazing with the DX50, would you say UM3X is a better buy then for iems?
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I purchased the DX50 should there be some conformation on there end saying payment received.
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