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post #2011 of 5502
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Originally Posted by eke2k6 View Post
 

 

I personally won't be buying a Calyx M, because I've grown disenchanted with the audiophile DAP market. But we can all still be reasonable about the circumstances.

 

In a thread where many have become disenchanted with the M, yours is the first I've seen claiming disenchantment with audiophile DAPs in general.  May I ask why?  Do you simply see the current offerings as being poor values for the money, or are they lacking specific features you want/need?  

 

I have to admit I've become a little less excited about this particular market segment myself.  A $350 X5 might be all I need unless the M is really spectacular in the areas I find most important (SQ, UI). 

post #2012 of 5502
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Originally Posted by Otodynia View Post
 

 

In a thread where many have become disenchanted with the M, yours is the first I've seen claiming disenchantment with audiophile DAPs in general.  May I ask why?  Do you simply see the current offerings as being poor values for the money, or are they lacking specific features you want/need?  

 

I have to admit I've become a little less excited about this particular market segment myself.  A $350 X5 might be all I need unless the M is really spectacular in the areas I find most important (SQ, UI). 

The thing that impresses me about this DAP is the potential storage, with micro sd now at 128 and sd at 256 I can finally get a decent subset of my hires music on in one go. If the SQ and amping are decent (DX100 or better), it will be a boost to the DAP market at a lot less than the AK240

post #2013 of 5502
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Originally Posted by Otodynia View Post

In a thread where many have become disenchanted with the M, yours is the first I've seen claiming disenchantment with audiophile DAPs in general.  May I ask why?  Do you simply see the current offerings as being poor values for the money, or are they lacking specific features you want/need?  

I have to admit I've become a little less excited about this particular market segment myself.  A $350 X5 might be all I need unless the M is really spectacular in the areas I find most important (SQ, UI). 

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Originally Posted by dc-k View Post

The thing that impresses me about this DAP is the potential storage, with micro sd now at 128 and sd at 256 I can finally get a decent subset of my hires music on in one go. If the SQ and amping are decent (DX100 or better), it will be a boost to the DAP market at a lot less than the AK240

By the very mature of their current offering and their team with an eye for perfection, I would not be surprised that they packed up a punch in that player. As mentioned the double card reader with ample space and the UI, I don't see how this player can't become a stellar product. If you toss aside all the emotion and concentrate on amplified features, it's understandable they think they got a star, I can't blame them for that. Once we'll hear impressions pouring in, that will bolster their claim or render the player as just another dap.
Edited by musicheaven - 3/31/14 at 1:52am
post #2014 of 5502
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Originally Posted by JonathanCandel View Post


Thanks, and quite interesting...

New model with more features and terabytes of storage... Hardly the best introduction punchline when M is about to come out... smily_headphones1.gif
Now I am not sure but marketingwise, if there will be another player with these kind of specs, I totally understand them for taking it off their page. It does however put my mind in the situation of knowing that it is possible that the Calyx M will have a successor in a short period of time.
Purely speculating of course. smily_headphones1.gif

 

I was the one to who they responded on Facebook. And then when I asked if this bigger version will remain Portable & Battery operated, they answered something like "no, it will be a desktop version".  

 

So, it will not be NOT a bigger DAP but a Music server.

post #2015 of 5502
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Originally Posted by bmichels View Post
 

 

I was the one to who they responded on Facebook. And then when I asked if this bigger version will remain Portable & Battery operated, they answered something like "no, it will be a desktop version".  

 

So, it will not be NOT a bigger DAP but a Music server.

Thanks:) in that case I will be more interested in the M and the smaller brother instead of a desktop setup.

post #2016 of 5502
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Originally Posted by JonathanCandel View Post

Thanks:) in that case I will be more interested in the M and the smaller brother instead of a desktop setup.

Me as well, the M and its baby brother. I like to call it mini-M like in one of Mike Myers Austin Powers movies wink.gif
post #2017 of 5502

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Edited by Mython - 4/1/14 at 4:07pm
post #2018 of 5502
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Originally Posted by Mython View Post



Do I see the Calyx M and mini-M lol biggrin.gif
post #2019 of 5502
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Originally Posted by musicheaven View Post


Do I see the Calyx M and mini-M lol biggrin.gif

 Are you implying that Calyx is evil lol :tongue_smile:

post #2020 of 5502
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Originally Posted by headwhacker View Post

 Are you implying that Calyx is evil lol tongue_smile.gif

No it's a wicked player and it's brother. They look great together! wink.gif
post #2021 of 5502
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Originally Posted by Otodynia View Post
 

 

In a thread where many have become disenchanted with the M, yours is the first I've seen claiming disenchantment with audiophile DAPs in general.  May I ask why?  Do you simply see the current offerings as being poor values for the money, or are they lacking specific features you want/need?  

 

I have to admit I've become a little less excited about this particular market segment myself.  A $350 X5 might be all I need unless the M is really spectacular in the areas I find most important (SQ, UI). 

 

Yep, I find them to be excruciatingly poor value propositions. I sat down with a few of them  couple of weeks ago:

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/709479/multi-review-hifiman-hm901-fiio-x5-sony-zx1-hisound-studio-3rd-anv-iphone-4

post #2022 of 5502
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Originally Posted by eke2k6 View Post

Yep, I find them to be excruciatingly poor value propositions. I sat down with a few of them  couple of weeks ago:

http://www.head-fi.org/t/709479/multi-review-hifiman-hm901-fiio-x5-sony-zx1-hisound-studio-3rd-anv-iphone-4

Wow, not just poor but excruciatingly poor... smily_headphones1.gif

Thank you for the comparison and the link. As I see it, the one big advantage of the audiophile DAPs is their capability to play nearly every format without the workarounds (CCK, Onkyo HF, etc.) that Apple gear requires. Honestly, if Apple came out with a 256GB iPod Pro I wouldn't even be thinking about the M, X5, or any of the other options. Though it seems somewhat fashionable to bash Apple and iDevices here on head-fi (different strokes for different folks, of course), I find the music management capabilities of iTunes invaluable.

All that said, I'll be watching to see what happens with Pono, which sounds like it will have music management software. If Calyx were to develop its own lightweight version of iTunes (sans apps, movies, etc.) for music management, the M would become my default choice.
post #2023 of 5502
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Originally Posted by Otodynia View Post


Wow, not just poor but excruciatingly poor... smily_headphones1.gif

Thank you for the comparison and the link. As I see it, the one big advantage of the audiophile DAPs is their capability to play nearly every format without the workarounds (CCK, Onkyo HF, etc.) that Apple gear requires. Honestly, if Apple came out with a 256GB iPod Pro I wouldn't even be thinking about the M, X5, or any of the other options. Though it seems somewhat fashionable to bash Apple and iDevices here on head-fi (different strokes for different folks, of course), I find the music management capabilities of iTunes invaluable.

All that said, I'll be watching to see what happens with Pono, which sounds like it will have music management software. If Calyx were to develop its own lightweight version of iTunes (sans apps, movies, etc.) for music management, the M would become my default choice.

 

True, the format advantage is certain. Still, that raises the debate of whether or not those formats present an advantage.

 

This isn't the thread for that discussion though. I'd be happy to continue it via PM ^_^

post #2024 of 5502
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Originally Posted by musicheaven View Post


Where do you live? They told me for the international folks like myself May is when the player will be available so you are far from being late. Korean release is for April. smily_headphones1.gif

You don't have to get back with anything just wait. Do you have another player to get by?

The main problem is the import fee/tax that we have in Brazil. At least 60% of the price.

So, as Im going to travel abroad I can get back with a brand new player without the extra price. =)

post #2025 of 5502
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Originally Posted by Chefano View Post

The main problem is the import fee/tax that we have in Brazil. At least 60% of the price.
So, as Im going to travel abroad I can get back with a brand new player without the extra price. =)

Wow that's terrible. Now I understand why you want to come back with a player from a trip.
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