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post #1141 of 5502
It's definitively cool and might be more durable.
post #1142 of 5502
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Originally Posted by musicheaven View Post
 

To me the Calyx M is somewhat the more refined of the sub 1k price point players and with its current specs, it won't disappoint either.

What I like about it; 

  • OLED display
  • Decent modern UI
  • Transportable
  • Amazing DAC and pretty sure a more than decent amp stage
  • Space to spare
  • File format galore
  • Decent battery
  • Automatic Gapless (sounds silly but hey why worry?)
  • Keyword search (my mouth is drooling)
  • USB-DAC Yes!!!! - asynch and full res too, double yes!!!

 

In anyway you measure it, it just looks good.

Now I am hoping Calyx will convert the "wait a bit for the shipping and warranty issues to be solved" to here is the early adopter's special! :beerchug:

 

+1000 :beerchug:

 

my objectives in order of preference:

 

a) true high-end SQ without compromises (DSD)

b) top notch GUI, not necessarily iPod :p

c) high-resolution screen

d) good battery life (10h +)

e) great amp section and no need for amping (sorry my DX50 :redface: )

f) portability factor and tactile HW buttons

g) reasonable price not insulting my intelligence (sorry AK240 you screwed by brain :( )


Edited by Gintaras - 2/16/14 at 3:38am
post #1143 of 5502
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Originally Posted by Gintaras View Post
 

 

+1000 :beerchug:

 

my objectives in order of preference:

 

a) true high-end SQ without compromises (DSD)

b) top notch GUI, not necessarily iPod :p

c) high-resolution screen

d) good battery life (10h +)

e) great amp section and no need for amping

f) portability factor and tactile HW buttons

g) reasonable price not insulting my intelligence (sorry AK240 you screwed by brain :( )

nice list, mine goes:

 

required

i) decent SQ (DSD not an issue for me)

ii) storage (needs to be able to handle 256GB min inc on board and card currently available)

iii) drives my headphones without amping

iv) battery life (over 10 hours)

v) tolerable UI

desirable

vi) line out

vii) long battery life (20 hours plus) or swappable battery

viii) decent UI

 

I think it's close...

post #1144 of 5502
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Originally Posted by CosmicHolyGhost View Post

@shenook

Wait for the next version of sony zx series walkman
It supports native dsd, wifi, microsd card slot, lod and usb audio out

 

sorry, this is M thread... besides I never liked Sony products, all much overhyped compared to what they can do. the only good Sony product i could remember was their famous long ago DSC -707 and 717 zoom cameras... that's all :confused: anything else i had from Sony went into trash bin quite fast.

post #1145 of 5502
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Originally Posted by dc-k View Post
 

nice list, mine goes:

 

required

i) decent SQ (DSD not an issue for me)

ii) storage (needs to be able to handle 256GB min inc on board and card currently available)

iii) drives my headphones without amping

iv) battery life (over 10 hours)

v) tolerable UI

desirable

vi) line out

vii) long battery life (20 hours plus) or swappable battery

viii) decent UI

 

I think it's close...

 

STORAGE !!! gosh i forgotten this completely which would come as number 2 in my list then.

post #1146 of 5502
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Originally Posted by Shenook View Post
 

that is a shame. Just lost points. +1 x5 then

 

agree, add to your list of canNOT's also:

 

a) canNot cook coffee

b) canNot vacuum clean

c) canNot irritate me as much as my wife (or girl friend)

 

:p 

post #1147 of 5502
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Originally Posted by Gintaras View Post
 

 

STORAGE !!! gosh i forgotten this completely which would come as number 2 in my list then.

that's one area where the M now really scores, the full size SD is a masterstroke, I'd love to see that in a DX120.

post #1148 of 5502
If you people really thought about what is important and you could not have it all. There would much lists being discussed here.

Amp s. All will sound better if amped. And given it's one battery to perform all functions how can it be everything and fit in your pocket.
As long as it can play well iems,s and some cans that's fine. Line out who cares. As long as the amp is great sounding the line is great.
Storage now here you got me. Good storage although not paramount havering what the M has is great.
GUI is a must for some and this has that.
Format it plays all great value it should , but for me it's not that important given it will be able to play them all . It will not be able to convey the true sound improvement with iem,s anyway. I know most here think the iems, are top of the heep. Well they are not so although it may sound better a little it's not worth the battery time for me. So I convert to flac no compression.
Wifi nice if it worked really well. So not having is a miss but having it and not working is just a waiste .
I think the M is the best one box solution there is so far. I have every thread including the Hugo. Now for me to get this and get all the goodness I need a transport and an amp
Of all,out three devices. That is truly a step back. Does this do gapless ?

Al
post #1149 of 5502
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Originally Posted by ALRAINBOW View Post

If you people really thought about what is important and you could not have it all. There would much lists being discussed here.

Amp s. All will sound better if amped. And given it's one battery to perform all functions how can it be everything and fit in your pocket.
As long as it can play well iems,s and some cans that's fine. Line out who cares. As long as the amp is great sounding the line is great.
Storage now here you got me. Good storage although not paramount havering what the M has is great.
GUI is a must for some and this has that.
Format it plays all great value it should , but for me it's not that important given it will be able to play them all . It will not be able to convey the true sound improvement with iem,s anyway. I know most here think the iems, are top of the heep. Well they are not so although it may sound better a little it's not worth the battery time for me. So I convert to flac no compression.
Wifi nice if it worked really well. So not having is a miss but having it and not working is just a waiste .
I think the M is the best one box solution there is so far. I have every thread including the Hugo. Now for me to get this and get all the goodness I need a transport and an amp
Of all,out three devices. That is truly a step back. Does this do gapless ?

Al

 

YOU PEOPLE ...... COOL expression :p

 

speaking seriously you know each of us has his own preferences and we will never be able to find a silver lining here.

 

for me personally M ticked 99% of boxes at least on paper, so Calyx can expect my cash to hit their account instantly. i hope promotional offer will come our way too :D

post #1150 of 5502
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Originally Posted by Gintaras View Post
 

 

sorry, this is M thread... besides I never liked Sony products, all much overhyped compared to what they can do. the only good Sony product i could remember was their famous long ago DSC -707 and 717 zoom cameras... that's all :confused: anything else i had from Sony went into trash bin quite fast.

Hah! A blast from the past. I still have the 707 collecting dust somewhere. The 717 however was an absolute classic! A Chinese friend of mine here has it - which I could not believe. It still takes great pictures.

 

Back to your scheduled thread.  :-)

post #1151 of 5502
You people . Gender neutral. I guess it's a little ghetto too. LOL.

Al
Edited by ALRAINBOW - 2/16/14 at 7:21am
post #1152 of 5502
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Originally Posted by Gintaras View Post
 

 

YOU PEOPLE ...... COOL expression :p

 

speaking seriously you know each of us has his own preferences and we will never be able to find a silver lining here.

 

for me personally M ticked 99% of boxes at least on paper, so Calyx can expect my cash to hit their account instantly. i hope promotional offer will come our way too :D


It's going to be virtually impossible to say no at the potential promotional offer. I just hope they'll be able to cope with the demand, and this is even before they go full swing at release day. :bigsmile_face: 

 

At the moment, the only thing we can do it is :popcorn:

post #1153 of 5502
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Originally Posted by ALRAINBOW View Post

You people . Gender neutral. I guess it's a little getto too. LOL.

Al

 LOL ;)

post #1154 of 5502
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Originally Posted by Shenook View Post
 

I respect your opinion but no offense if I want to stream lossless files from a DLNA server at home I should. I don't think I can fit 2 TB of lossless music on SD cards.  Just my 2 cents but not a deal breaker for me just a nice to have.  Maybe even update albums and playlists remotely would be cool.


I have been very interested in streaming from my NAS, as well. For me, streaming plus SD cards would be the best of all worlds. On the go the SD card, and at home my entire music library available from my networked NAS. Ibasso DX100 has this network capability, I believe, but it so much more expansive than the DX50, which I own.

 

Presently I stream my network music to my iPad Air utilizing iPeng's great app, and play through a vintage Proton 300 radio/amplifier/speakers bedroom setup. Not DX50 quality, but quite nice. I was sad to see that Calyx had neither bluetooth or wi-fi.

post #1155 of 5502
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Originally Posted by Gintaras View Post
 

 

STORAGE !!! gosh i forgotten this completely which would come as number 2 in my list then.

Just to emphasise the point - I've added the excellent HD Tracks Black Sabbath Studio Albums set to my collection, I need another 7GB of DAP space just for that...

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