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I remember reading that dx100 stays under 1ohm whatever the gain setting. someone with a picky headphone can test if he hears something that could be attributed to more impedance on high gain?

just out of pure curiosity ^_^

 

thx

post #317 of 18427

If you can read french on tellement nomade there is 3  DX50 review

 

http://www.tellementnomade.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=110&t=5141&start=495 :)

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If you can read french on tellement nomade there is 3  DX50 review

 

http://www.tellementnomade.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=110&t=5141&start=495 :)

 

GOOGLE TRANSLATE, thanks for that though :D 

post #319 of 18427
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Mine's still in HK :confused_face:

 

Anybody got any pics of it sitting on top of a portable amp? Curious to see whether its smaller or same form factor

yeaaa, especially on top of fiio E6, because you know - it might be smaller :|

ok, dicking around aside, which portable amp are you thinking about?

post #320 of 18427

oh I have a question btw - does the artist category lets you choose the albums for that artist? (you know, the thing that the X3 DOESN"T DO???)

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Dear, Sir/Madam,
Thank you for your order. 
your order has been shipped.
Your DHL tracking number is: XXXXXXXXX
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

Sincerely
iBasso Audio

 

 

AW YEAH 2ND BATCH WAS SHIPPED ON TIME. I guess Gavin, you got yours first because you live in HK rather near Mainland. :P

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AW YEAH 2ND BATCH WAS SHIPPED ON TIME. I guess Gavin, you got yours first because you live in HK rather near Mainland. :P

when did you get that email? I'm waiting for it right now and there's still nothing (I have nothing better to do anyways)

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Here are some photos of the DX50. I apologise for the focus issue on the last image - I hadn't noticed until it was on my computer. Hopefully the rest of the images will do it justice.

 

http://imgur.com/a/zTnhF

 

I will review it at some point, but I do not want to rush it. I will say however, that the amp is very powerful. With my AKG K550, it seems to be just as loud as the E12, which is no slouch for power. It resolves a lot of detail, and keeps things more balanced than the E12. However, the E12 holds together better at higher volumes, where the DX50 can get very harsh - almost muddled. If I had to describe the DX50's sound with one word, I'd say 'Sharp'. Fortunately, it is not as aggressive in this 'sharpness' as the ODAC, which to my ears (and through the E12, feeding into the K550) is offensively sharp. Highs are almost painful to listen to. The DX50 has well defined highs, lows and mids, but without that offensiveness the ODAC gives off (this is my opinion of course). The ODAC does sound fantastic feeding my Marantz PM6003, which powers my Monitor Audio BX2s. The E12 sounds smoother, and would be ideal for me in situations where I don't want to be attacked by the music. The E12 also represents a wider soundstage, as far as I can tell.

 

Compared to the J3, it lacks the 'warmth' of the Cowon sound, though again, not in a negative way. The sound is more detailed and clear, but not dramatically so, and this is fair enough, for both the J3 and DX50 cost around the same (in the UK anyway. I paid £180 for the J3, plus shipping, whereas I paid £175 plus slightly more shipping for the DX50). For me this was intended to be a replacement and not so much an upgrade, but an upgrade it is. The J3 still works, but I think I'll give it to my dad so he has something high quality to listen to all his music.

 

I wrote more than I meant to, but alas, this is only scratching the surface. Keep an eye out for my full review, coming somewhen soon.

 

 

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oh I have a question btw - does the artist category lets you choose the albums for that artist? (you know, the thing that the X3 DOESN"T DO???)

 

No, it does not allow you to do that. However, if you are meticulous with your tags and folder structure (the DX50 allows for more than two folders deep, unlike the X3 I believe) then you can use the Directory View, which does the same thing - annoying it isn't built in, but it's an easy workaround and might help with future DAPs, if you intend to move your music between them.


Edited by Hobgoblinpie - 9/7/13 at 11:51am
post #324 of 18427
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Here are some photos of the DX50. I apologise for the focus issue on the last image - I hadn't noticed until it was on my computer. Hopefully the rest of the images will do it justice.

 

http://imgur.com/a/zTnhF

 

I will review it at some point, but I do not want to rush it. I will say however, that the amp is very powerful. With my AKG K550, it seems to be just as loud as the E12, which is no slouch for power. It resolves a lot of detail, and keeps things more balanced than the E12. However, the E12 holds together better at higher volumes, where the DX50 can get very harsh - almost muddled. If I had to describe the DX50's sound with one word, I'd say 'Sharp'. Fortunately, it is not as aggressive in this 'sharpness' as the ODAC, which to my ears (and through the E12, feeding into the K550) is offensively sharp. Highs are almost painful to listen to. The DX50 has well defined highs, lows and mids, but without that offensiveness the ODAC gives off (this is my opinion of course). The ODAC does sound fantastic feeding my Marantz PM6003, which powers my Monitor Audio BX2s. The E12 sounds smoother, and would be ideal for me in situations where I don't want to be attacked by the music. The E12 also represents a wider soundstage, as far as I can tell.

 

Compared to the J3, it lacks the 'warmth' of the Cowon sound, though again, not in a negative way. The sound is more detailed and clear, but not dramatically so, and this is fair enough, for both the J3 and DX50 cost around the same (in the UK anyway. I paid £180 for the J3, plus shipping, whereas I paid £175 plus slightly more shipping for the DX50). For me this was intended to be a replacement and not so much an upgrade, but an upgrade it is. The J3 still works, but I think I'll give it to my dad so he has something high quality to listen to all his music.

 

I wrote more than I meant to, but alas, this is only scratching the surface. Keep an eye out for my full review, coming somewhen soon.

 

 

 

No, it does not allow you to do that. However, if you are meticulous with your tags and folder structure (the DX50 allows for more than two folders deep, unlike the X3 I believe) then you can use the Directory View, which does the same thing - annoying it isn't built in, but it's an easy workaround and might help with future DAPs, if you intend to move your music between them.

Great impressions, thanks!
I sold my J3 to get the money for the DX50 and it looks like this wasn't a bad moveafter all :)

post #325 of 18427
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Great impressions, thanks!
I sold my J3 to get the money for the DX50 and it looks like this wasn't a bad moveafter all :)

 

There are some things I prefer about the J3 at the moment, but the J3 ended its life at Firmware 1.29, whereas the DX50 is just 1.00 at the moment. One thing is the lack of Artist -> Album. With the DX50, you get either Artist or Album, with all files for the Artist or Album shown. I believe James from Fiio stated that in China most people prefer to have all songs from the Artist come up when selecting the artist, but I prefer Artist -> Album. If you arrange your folders well, you can just use directory view, so this isn't really a problem, I would just prefer it to be built in. The J3 can do more (timer, notes etc.) but I'm guessing that you didn't buy the J3 to do that sort of stuff. All I can say is, the DX50 definitely sounds better (assuming you like a more detailed and 'sharp' approach).

post #326 of 18427

I keep hearing things like: bright, harsh, lot's treble as commentary on the dx50. This concerns me greatly as I'm treble sensitive.

post #327 of 18427
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I think I'll give it to my dad so he has something high quality to listen to all his music.
Great! Exactly what I planned to do with my J3 after auditioning DX50! The stereos he brought me when I was little is what made me love music!
Edited by santhoshr - 9/7/13 at 12:28pm
post #328 of 18427

Has anyone tried the DX50 with the LCD3?  Can the internal amp drive those cans?  I am assuming that it wouldn't run the HE-6.   Thanks.

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I keep hearing things like: bright, harsh, lot's treble as commentary on the dx50. This concerns me greatly as I'm treble sensitive.

No one has even burned in the 50. Wait 100 hours or more.
Edited by jamato8 - 9/7/13 at 12:35pm
post #330 of 18427
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I keep hearing things like: bright, harsh, lot's treble as commentary on the dx50. This concerns me greatly as I'm treble sensitive.

 

Same here. Do you all find this to be the case or more prominent in the low or high gain mode?

 

 

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No one has even burned in the 50. Wait 100 hours or more.

 

I'd like to hope so.

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