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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post
 

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

 

I find it netural. It's great at pulling out details, but it's not a relaxed sound. I'd say the E12 is warm-ish and quite relaxed, in a way that the ODAC + O2 aren't. The DX50 is erring more on the ODAc+O2 side of things, without being visceral about it. It's hard to describe really. I'll burn it in and see if anything changes.

post #332 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.

Thanks for the impressions!

 

About the sharpness, it's not the signal of the amps that cause your headphone to sound sharp. The akg550 is known to have some sibilance issues. These 'sharp' amps are just revealing its true nature ;)

Still good to know though. Fortunately my cIEMs don't have any sharpness. 

post #333 of 18427
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post
 

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

 

We'll see if it subsides after a hundred hours of use.

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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)

 

Minutes before I posted that.

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Does anyone know what the output power of the DX50 is? I can't seem to find the specs for mw over ohms 

 

I'd like to know if it can drive the Mad Dogs unamplified. Ta 

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Hmm...I'm staring to think of going back to ipod/portable amp setup. 

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Hmm...I'm staring to think of going back to ipod/portable amp setup.

 

You already have the DX50 and want to go back? if so, what's the reason?

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Minutes before I posted that.

 

I still have to get mine :( and they told me that they would send my tracking number "shortly" several hours ago...

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I still have to get mine :( and they told me that they would send my tracking number "shortly" several hours ago...

 

Ordered but not yet shipped. I can still cancel I believe. 

post #341 of 18427
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Ordered but not yet shipped. I can still cancel I believe.

I'd wait and hear it myself and after that would decide its fate :)

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I'm not looking for burn in to change bright to neutral. :ph34r:

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While holding back my fanboism, I have to say that the highs are good. I would not say harsh, though there is some sparkle.

To my ears definitely not bright.

It reproduces voices very nicely. Generally I would not like to conclude anything. All I can say that it sounds accurate.
post #344 of 18427

Should pair nice with warmer to dark sounding headphones and IEMs. Has anyone tried it with either the SE5 or 1plus2? I feel the sound might be a bit too aggressive paired with the 1plus2... Thanks.

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I'm relatively new to iem's. I have gr07mkii BE. Would they be considered dark/warm?

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