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Originally Posted by MusicFiMan View Post
 

Hi Friends.

A question:

If Flac file ends up with like the example: hotel california.flac, what does DSD format extension goes...? hotel california.[DSD]

No, hotel california goes backwards on DSD! :P :P 

 

(sorry I have no idea but I had to make a joke :) )

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Originally Posted by Varoudis View Post
 

No, hotel california goes backwards on DSD! :P :P 

 

(sorry I have no idea but I had to make a joke :) )

no its Hotel California.LSD

post #10833 of 18427
Upgraded to firmware 1.2.8. My listening experience went up by 2 notches with DX50>PB2>SE535 (balanced)> Sarah Brightman's Figlio Perduto ( DSD ripped to flac 24/88.2) biggrin.gif
post #10834 of 18427

a most strange occurrence today as i added a few albums onto the dx50, added nirvana -played nick cave added knap sack -played nick cave again..

this player is driving me bloody crazy

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thinking of returning my dx50 since the forward button is broken and wait for the dx90. they do say the housing is the same so same touch screen same buttons?

we will see.

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Originally Posted by miceblue View Post

In words, they took a SACD/DVD-A disc player and down-sampled its audio to 16-bit/44.1 kHz in order to represent their "CD-equivalent" audio. Most people in the real world won't do that when comparing the two.

If you don't down-sample from the same mix and master then you're comparing two different sources. Of course they'll sound different. They are different. The medium and encoding have nothing to do with that.

Edit:
I've nothing against preferring to pay for better masters. What I'm on about is that the FOTM "high definition" format is no assurance of getting those better masters. A poorly mastered track will sound bad regardless of the medium and encoding. Slapping a "high definition" sticker and price tag on it won't change a thing.
Edited by ratinox - 1/29/14 at 7:43am
post #10837 of 18427

exactly my thoughts :)

post #10838 of 18427

I love this Dap! :)

My Alpha Dog arrive and now the FW1.2.8!

So clear and the Bass is just right. :)

A900x and HD 650 love the new FW.

Thanks iBasso and Sorensiim :)

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Does the eq change anything in the sound in the new fw? I'm thinking of replacing My X3 for a dx50 due to lack of eq options among other things. Also i've heard the soundstage is supposed to be bigger on the dx50. Do you guys think that a dx50 + sennheiser momentum (over ear) is a good pairing? Also i do need quite a lot of bass, can the dx50 handle this if u crank up the eq? Afterall, momentums are quite bass heavy themselves
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Originally Posted by solblack View Post

I love this Dap! smily_headphones1.gif
My Alpha Dog arrive and now the FW1.2.8!
So clear and the Bass is just right. smily_headphones1.gif
A900x and HD 650 love the new FW.
Thanks iBasso and Sorensiim smily_headphones1.gif

Now that you said ADs! At some point ill be on the look for some over ear closed cans... And i do love my bass (sub) a lot.
I need something closed because i want to use it in a work environment so i can ether go for iem or closed.

Any comments or help?

(I have eye-ed the alpha dogs, the fostex600 and on the other side the jh16 as this are the bass master's iems probably, comfort/prise/quality will of course play a role in the decision )
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You got your eye on some nice headphones. :)

If money no object i would shoot for the "LCD-XC"

People have said some nice things about thoes headphone.

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Originally Posted by solblack View Post
 

You got your eye on some nice headphones. :)

If money no object i would shoot for the "LCD-XC"

People have said some nice things about thoes headphone.

i want the LCD x. my grail headphone :gs1000smile:

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Yea i want them too!

Man they look nice!

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Originally Posted by Caival View Post

Does the eq change anything in the sound in the new fw? I'm thinking of replacing My X3 for a dx50 due to lack of eq options among other things. Also i've heard the soundstage is supposed to be bigger on the dx50. Do you guys think that a dx50 + sennheiser momentum (over ear) is a good pairing? Also i do need quite a lot of bass, can the dx50 handle this if u crank up the eq? Afterall, momentums are quite bass heavy themselves


i did the same, sell my x3 (the eq was something i wanted) but i like the interface, the reemplazable battery, and seems to be more capable sound, hardware wise

Im just waiting to being delivered the 14th batch =)

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Originally Posted by ratinox View Post

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Originally Posted by miceblue View Post

In words, they took a SACD/DVD-A disc player and down-sampled its audio to 16-bit/44.1 kHz in order to represent their "CD-equivalent" audio. Most people in the real world won't do that when comparing the two.
Edit:
I've nothing against preferring to pay for better masters. What I'm on about is that the FOTM "high definition" format is no assurance of getting those better masters. A poorly mastered track will sound bad regardless of the medium and encoding. Slapping a "high definition" sticker and price tag on it won't change a thing.

Ah I see. From your wording in previous posts, you made it sound like buying HD or DSD albums was a waste of money. I was saying no they're not a complete waste of money since the masters can be different, and the differences are very real indeed.

But yes, the format itself makes no difference on the audio quality, the master does.

One has to be careful about finding out where the files are from though. There are a lot of scams out there that are no better than the CD-equivalent.
Edited by miceblue - 1/29/14 at 9:55am
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