or Connect
Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Portable Source Gear › The iBasso DX50 Thread - Latest firmware: 1.9.4 - January 24, 2016
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

The iBasso DX50 Thread - Latest firmware: 1.9.4 - January 24, 2016 - Page 583

post #8731 of 18426

teachnically speaking, does the gain setting (and corresponding volume adjustment) change something in the way a double BA iem like the R-50 (31 ohm) performs?

post #8732 of 18426
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sorensiim View Post
 

Or, you know, you could just use whatever setting sounds best to you. 

 

When I'm using the DX50 sans amp (as I did today), I have it on high gain, 170-180 volume. That's with my ~40ohm ciems.

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sorensiim View Post
 

Or, you know, you could just use whatever setting sounds best to you. 

 

When I'm using the DX50 sans amp (as I did today), I have it on high gain, 170-180 volume. That's with my ~40ohm ciems.

 

Sadly, I'm not as awesome as you :)

 

But you are absolutely right in that if the only difference I can really tell between different gain settings is that higher sounds louder than lower I should really just accept that if I can't detect a difference at different gain settings, I should just accept that, for me, there is no difference...

post #8733 of 18426
Quote:
Originally Posted by princekali View Post
 

teachnically speaking, does the gain setting (and corresponding volume adjustment) change something in the way a double BA iem like the R-50 (31 ohm) performs?

Things get louder.

 

 

 

 

 

...because output voltage gets higher as you increase the gain: Output Level: 1.2V(Low gain), 1.7V(Mid gain), 3.1V(High Gain). I prefer my multi-BA (c)iems on high gain, some are probably better on low or medium. Go put the kettle on, there'll be three pages of theoretical debate on which gain setting is better soon :D 


Edited by Sorensiim - 12/15/13 at 11:03am
post #8734 of 18426
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sorensiim View Post
 

Things get louder.

 

 

 

 

 

...because output voltage gets higher as you increase the gain: Output Level: 1.2V(Low gain), 1.7V(Mid gain), 3.1V(High Gain). I prefer my multi-BA (c)iems on high gain, some are probably better on low or medium. Go put the kettle on, there'll be three pages of theoretical debate on which gain setting is better soon :D 

;) haha not what i wanted, i am still sipping on the fifth flush gapless gunpowder..

 

to put my first question more precisely, i was wondering if a higher voltage changes the way the armatures "react" and give the sound therefore another "dynamic"/"color"/etc.   but i guess this is leading astray/off topic...

 

ps. kind of blue 24/96 hq vinyl rip.. if the little r50 gives me THIS sound, i take some hiss with pleasure... nothing more to be said.. 

post #8735 of 18426
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by ratinox View Post

Wait. What? I just wrote that you want the lowest gain setting on the switch. Which you do unless you have high impedance headphones that need the extra power.

Fair I thought you said keep things low wink.gif
post #8736 of 18426
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dopaminer View Post

Man this thread is W O R K.  But I love it.  If gapless is finished, let`s go back to that topic of how different batteries affect sound quality! 

And if you want more pictures, here`s one for the season.  
I T  I S   C H R I S T M A S ! ! ! 



Dopaminer you really shouldnt be tormenting your children so much...it is X-Mas after all.

DHL shot me an email delivery tomorrow for my DX50.
post #8737 of 18426
Quote:
Originally Posted by princekali View Post

 

to put my first question more precisely, i was wondering if a higher voltage changes the way the armatures "react" and give the sound therefore another "dynamic"/"color"/etc.   but i guess this is leading astray/off topic...

The gain level switch simply picks the maximum voltage available at that setting.  The digital volume control attenuates this voltage to your preferred volume level.

 

As you have noted, if the gain switch is switched to high, you need to set the volume lower to get the same amount of sound from your headphones.  The resulting voltage is the same as when the gain switch is switched to "low" and you use a higher volume setting.

 

As the voltage (and current) is the same, the sound quality is the same.

 

As I previously suggested, listen and see what sounds the best.  If you hear no difference, there is no difference.  :)

post #8738 of 18426
Quote:
Originally Posted by musicheaven View Post

That's a mean Santa kids are frightened frown.gif

lol, perhaps kids saw their dad for the first time?
post #8739 of 18426
Quote:
Originally Posted by Wapiti View Post
 

The gain level switch simply picks the maximum voltage available at that setting.  The digital volume control attenuates this voltage to your preferred volume level.

 

As you have noted, if the gain switch is switched to high, you need to set the volume lower to get the same amount of sound from your headphones.  The resulting voltage is the same as when the gain switch is switched to "low" and you use a higher volume setting.

 

As the voltage (and current) is the same, the sound quality is the same.

 

As I previously suggested, listen and see what sounds the best.  If you hear no difference, there is no difference.  :)

 
 
thanks, i get it. (voltage +- volume => +- sound) 
... but if that is so, why would/could there be any difference at all? or were you pointing out there could be some accoustic placebo that i am not aware of? ;)
post #8740 of 18426
Thread Starter 
The gain switch is there to help drive harder headphones, if you use iems or ciems leaving the gain to low will work just fine then use volume control to set the listening level you'll feel comfortable. As mentioned many times you set it to your own taste, there is no perfect setting just your preferred setting.
post #8741 of 18426

There shouldn't be any difference in the sound unless a great deal of digital attenuation is required for the highest gain setting.

 

But I do not know how iBasso designed the critter. We can only speak theoretically that there should be no difference. 

post #8742 of 18426

With my ue7s there is less hiss on high gain than on low.  So for me there is a significant difference in sound.

post #8743 of 18426
Quote:
Originally Posted by musicheaven View Post


A Wolfe in sheep's clothing is still a Wolfe wink.gif


Another English Major.........

post #8744 of 18426
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by BeBop Lives View Post
 


Another English Major.........

I wish but not even close.

post #8745 of 18426
Really? It's not that bad and english is not the primary language for alot of people here...

I just ordered the super deluxe nirvana in utero 20th anniversary and a 64gb micro sd card in preparation for the dx50.
Edited by Poimandres - 12/15/13 at 5:04pm
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Portable Source Gear
Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Portable Source Gear › The iBasso DX50 Thread - Latest firmware: 1.9.4 - January 24, 2016