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Originally Posted by jlcichocki View Post

I'm really interested in AK120 Titan for my Roxanne. More than anything, I think I want to stay portable. I don't really completely understand the impedence discussion, but it looks like Red Wine Audio AK mod lowers the impedence from 3 to 1. This is very positive, correct?

They also have a B and S mod, but it seems that they need to utilize a separate amp. I haven't really considered this direction. How much am I missing? Should I be refocusing again?

 

 

I have no affiliation with Fiio or iBasso, but I really think you should at least consider listening to their forthcoming X5 or DX90 DAPs before shelling-out on an AK120 variant.  It might be that you still go for an AK120 afterwards, and that's fine, but please don't assume that just because the X5 and DX90 are less than half the price of the AK120 they are unable to compete, in terms of SQ. Cheaper DAPs are getting better and better at the moment.

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I have no affiliation with Fiio or iBasso, but I really think you should at least consider listening to their forthcoming X5 or DX90 DAPs before shelling-out on an AK120 variant.  It might be that you still go for an AK120 afterwards, and that's fine, but please don't assume that just because the X5 and DX90 are less than half the price of the AK120 they are unable to compete, in terms of SQ. Cheaper DAPs are getting better and better at the moment.

i was first looking at ak120 for my roxannes. then saw the a k240 , decided to get them but I've been hearing that the sq of x5 is almost 90% of hm901 which I've read is a lot better than astell and kern in SQ. 

 

now am confused , zx1, x5, a k240, hm 901, calyx m ???? 

 

but since portability is very imp to me, i guess its  either zx1, x5, or calyx m 

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All this choice in the DAP market is a pain, on the one hand, but on the other, it's a glorious luxury! Only a couple of years ago, the audiophile DAP market was a relatively arid wasteland, with only the occasional oasis, and even some of those turned out to be little better than mirages!

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Any opinions on a zx1 Roxanne combo?
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Not to further muddy the already murky waters, but how does balanced vs unbalanced figure into these confusing DAP choices?
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Originally Posted by liyzag1 View Post

i was first looking at ak120 for my roxannes. then saw the a k240 , decided to get them but I've been hearing that the sq of x5 is almost 90% of hm901 which I've read is a lot better than astell and kern in SQ. 

now am confused , zx1, x5, a k240, hm 901, calyx m ???? 

but since portability is very imp to me, i guess its  either zx1, x5, or calyx m 


I'm in the same boat, with all the same questions. Anything will be an upgrade for me since I have only listened to my iPhone.

With the portability issue, how do you got the choices down to only zx1, x5 and calyx?
post #3397 of 8278
I would rule out the ak120/240 if value is important. The GUI is better on those but they are overpriced re: sound quality IMO.
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Cool stuff.


Edited by scootermafia - 2/2/14 at 10:12pm
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Originally Posted by scootermafia View Post
 

Any scuttlebutt on where the plugs come from?  They seem a lot like a certain industrial plug, but the sizing of the pins is not the same.  Might they be 100% custom and never seen before?

 

I belive that's what JH claims - he's supposed to provide them to cable makers for custom cabling.

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Originally Posted by robm321 View Post

I would rule out the ak120/240 if value is important. The GUI is better on those but they are overpriced re: sound quality IMO.

Sorry, a little slow on the uptake. GUI?
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GUI = graphical user interface.

 

I would say for a device like these, it's more the higher level UXD (user experience design) that is the issue.  

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Originally Posted by GL1TCH3D View Post

Sorry to repost the same question but it was glossed over last time:
Anybody have any information on then the first batch of universal roxys will be shipping?
Moon-Audio said end of January but their product page hasn't even changed.

Also what DAPs will people be using with their roxys?
I've decided on the Fiio X5 so far

 

You should ask Moon about it :)

I've been using my ZX1 for it lately.

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Sorry, a little slow on the uptake. GUI?

 

GUI = Graphical User Interface

 

From what I can make out from other threads, the X3 and in particular the DX50 are excellent sounding and much cheaper but they lack as polished a GUI. 

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GUI = Graphical User Interface

From what I can make out from other threads, the X3 and in particular the DX50 are excellent sounding and much cheaper but they lack as polished a GUI. 

Thank you to all for being of incredibly helpful and supportive.
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Originally Posted by VisceriousZERO View Post

You should ask Moon about it smily_headphones1.gif


I've been using my ZX1 for it lately.

Is there enough burn in time to say you are sufficiently satisfied with zx1/Roxanne combo?

Anything that could make you more happy?
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