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Originally Posted by ramilacaponi View Post
 

 

Exactly.

I guess then that shouldn't been any SQ improvement with DSD files.


Bingo! I tried 96Khz/24 and could not tell tem apart, if you can let me know, I'll spend more money on the hard to find DSD files. ;) 

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Oh i was just being a smart ass... They r cool to include one more file format support for free.. I appreciate it...some AK owners said dsd sound better even on ak120 (two 8740 chips)
I will put some dsd to try on dx50 over the weekend.
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Hello, I want to buy a DAP

 

Can some body help me with this?

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/702666/fiio-x3-or-ibasso-dx50-what-suits-to-me

 

Thank you so much

post #10729 of 18426
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Originally Posted by cooperpwc View Post
 

 

Eventually. I have been waiting for iBasso to get the codecs right and they did.

 

This I can easily say: They are both excellent sources but different. They are also both good standalone DAPs but the X5 generates a more authoritative sound (at the expense of burning a lot more power.) Beyond that, the devil is in the details and I have had 1.2.8 for all of two hours. It is too early.

 

I love the swappable batteries on the DX50. I also think that the interface is really slick at this point.

 

Thanks, the choice just got harder. You haven't heard the AK100 by chance, and how that compares?

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Originally Posted by mp3 View Post
 

Thanks, the choice just got harder. You haven't heard the AK100 by chance, and how that compares?

 

Only the AK120. I don't want to derails this thread but in brief: pretty good but not worth $1,000+ to my ears.

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Originally Posted by cooperpwc View Post
 

 

So... you are saying that any external amp connected to the DX50 line out will clip the treble and bass frequencies but the internal amp will not? And this is scientifically demonstrable on circuit design? 

 

:confused_face_2:

 

(What do I know? Only what I hear: that the bass from the headphone out is anemic compared to adding the Pico Power to the chain.)

If your amp carry the signal untouched, then by all means use it and sing along, mine doe not ;)

 

By the way. it's not the signal frequency clipping you are hearing when pumping your amp, it is its amplitude you are amplifying so for you it sounds like you are getting more but in real life you are boosting everything and getting less within the limited range. :tongue:

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Originally Posted by cooperpwc View Post
 

 

Only the AK120. I don't want to derails this thread but in brief: pretty good but not worth $1,000+ to my ears.

 

I know, not wanting to derail the thread, but the AK100 is the only high end dap I've heard, so I thought if the DX50 can get close in terms of sound then that's me happy.

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I have a question.

I bought an Ibasso DX50 and an Ibasso D42 (AMP+DAC).

To get the best sound I need connect the DX50 with D42 by coaxial cable? If yes, how? With which cable?

Thank you if anyone can help me. smily_headphones1.gif
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Liking 1.2.8 both with and without amp - Thanks iBasso.

 

No dsd files in my collection, so searched for free one on the net and found

http://oppodigital.com/hra/dsd-by-davidelias.aspx

 

Just in case you also want to try this format. Very mb hungry though!

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Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by mrhizzo View Post

I have a question.

I bought an Ibasso DX50 and an Ibasso D42 (AMP+DAC).

To get the best sound I need connect the DX50 with D42 by coaxial cable? If yes, how? With which cable?

Thank you if anyone can help me. smily_headphones1.gif


If the D42 has the coax in, just use the cable that came with the DX50. It has one end that goes from the 3.5 mm plug coax out (plug at the top of the DX50) and connect the other RCA end of the D42, I believe it has the RCA Coax in plug and play the music with your headphones connected to the D42 you will be good to go! :beerchug: 



See the photo below for the cable and where to plug it on the DX50


Edited by musicheaven - 1/28/14 at 8:11am
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Originally Posted by LinkyG View Post
 

Liking 1.2.8 both with and without amp - Thanks iBasso.

 

No dsd files in my collection, so searched for free one on the net and found

http://oppodigital.com/hra/dsd-by-davidelias.aspx

 

Just in case you also want to try this format. Very mb hungry though!

thank you very much...I needed it!! very hungry for dsd files!!!!

 

:biggrin:

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Still using 1.2.2 and will continue to do so until I get an experienced opinion of 1.2.8 You sir have been doing so for some time and your judgement and opinion is respected.  I listen to acoustic Jazz and therefore would base opinion on same.  I would greatly appreciate any information relating to 1.2.8 and instrumentation sound.  Highs, stings, cymbals, piano, and mids.   Thank You

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Thread Starter 

^ There is nothing better than trying it yourself, you are the best judge for that not anyone else on this board, it is very personal and while he might like it you might not. So keep a copy of 1.2.2 and if you don't like it, go back to it, it is reversible.

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Originally Posted by musicheaven View Post
 

If your amp carry the signal untouched, then by all means use it and sing along, mine doe not ;)

 

By the way. it's not the signal frequency clipping you are hearing when pumping your amp, it is its amplitude you are amplifying so for you it sounds like you are getting more but in real life you are boosting everything and getting less within the limited range. :tongue:

Amplitude clipping has nothing to do with the high-pass filter in my understanding but how much voltage an amplifier can put out in respect to the source's voltage output. The ratio which will be the amp's effective gain for that source. As long as you don't exceed that gain in the amp I don't think clipping is an issue.

 

I'll do more comparison with different amps at hand. But from what I can observe on UHA-6sMKII, the bass is fuller than the DX50's HO.

post #10740 of 18426
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Originally Posted by musicheaven View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by mrhizzo View Post

I have a question.

I bought an Ibasso DX50 and an Ibasso D42 (AMP+DAC).

To get the best sound I need connect the DX50 with D42 by coaxial cable? If yes, how? With which cable?

Thank you if anyone can help me. smily_headphones1.gif


If the D42 has the coax in, just use the cable that came with the DX50. It has one end that goes from the 3.5 mm plug coax out (plug at the top of the DX50) and connect the other RCA end of the D42, I believe it has the RCA Coax in plug and play the music with your headphones connected to the D42 you will be good to go! :beerchug: 



See the photo below for the cable and where to plug it on the DX50


Thank you for your reply.

I have this cable, but the Ibasso D42 only have this options:





I think I cannot use use coaxial cable with this amp+dac, right?
It is a possible use this cable (DAC and microusb on the Ibasso DX50)?
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