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post #3631 of 4718
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Originally Posted by kkcc View Post

Go listen and share! It's conveniently available at your nearby DMA now.... I had to drag my ass to squarewave the first time I demoed it. Now having demos at DMA is much more convenient.

Yes u r right
Avoiding demo and being lazy help me to control the spending for this hobby...
post #3632 of 4718

The impedance setting on M is only effecting loudness. So far good pairing with IM04 and CKR10. 

 

It did not read the tag on my DST file correctly, rest of the files are fine. 

 

For mac users you need the andriod app in order to transfer files. And yes it does get warm to touch.

 

The soundstage of this DAP is the same as a good pair of closed filed monitors, it is not wide nor narrow. 

 

Powerwise I think it should be fine for most IEM, not really that powerful. It has enough gain so far for me. 

 

Edit: Most positive pairing so far from IM04, CKR10 and Dita truth has been Dita truth. Playing Eurpa Pari Orchastre  natioanl De jazz album nothing in the sound is missing. 
i am really looking forward int comparing this against the upcoming cowon DAP. 


Edited by audionewbi - 7/9/14 at 3:34am
post #3633 of 4718

Tonight will be an interesting listening night :-

 

Loaner from Calyx passed over from Currawong

 

So -very- quickly a few things :-

 

1) Can read tags fine, even from DSF

2) Laggy unlock screen

3) playing DSF (although initially has a fade-in) loads in memory quicker or just simply plays faster.

post #3634 of 4718
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Originally Posted by AnakChan View Post
 

Tonight will be an interesting listening night :-

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

Loaner from Calyx passed over from Currawong

 

Great! Please share some impressions when convenient. Much appreciated. Or maybe you will like it enough to do a full review? :D

post #3635 of 4718
Spend the last 20 minutes on one track testing between Hugo and M and Hugo certainly the less harsher sounding one . There is far more better micro detail on Hugo. Seal voice on M came across as distant and little congested .

Scanning of library is fast and the way albums is organized is nice however you cannot play all tracks and leave it on repeat , strange.
post #3636 of 4718
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Originally Posted by pekingduck View Post
 

This kind of matches my impressions as well, since I suspected (but wasn't 100% sure) M > 901 in terms of detail extraction, so it makes sense that the M is at a similar level with Hugo.

That's it! Calyx M shall be mine. :p

post #3637 of 4718
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Originally Posted by bahamot View Post
 

That's it! Calyx M shall be mine. :p

Better listen to them by yourself. My comparison was only from memory (hence not 100% sure)

post #3638 of 4718
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Originally Posted by pekingduck View Post
 

Better listen to them by yourself. My comparison was only from memory (hence not 100% sure)

To listen to it, I need to fly to the other island, so not an option for me. Same apply to HM901 or in fact any other reasonable DAPs available on the market. lol.

 

Edit: does it support CUE?


Edited by bahamot - 7/9/14 at 6:07am
post #3639 of 4718

Using the Dita Truth and comparing quite specifically on the FR (i.e. not about rendering, micro dynamics, etc.) the Calyx M seems to be "light on the note" compared to the HM-901 with balanced amp module. This is quite noticeable with vocal jazz (been listening to the Shelby Lynne album primarily) and it doesn't have the weight and bite of the HM-901, especially with the Dita Truth.

 

In fact at this point, again specifically on the FR only, I wish I could have compared the M to the AK240 before I sent it off for modding.

 

This isn't necessarily bad but I think a weightier signatured earphone/headphone may be more matching to the M. I'll try my TG!334 with it tomorrow.

 

P.S. I've not tried yet but maybe its suitable more for the pop/rock?

post #3640 of 4718

If they can squeeze a couple of more hours out of the M with firmware updates and sort out any major UI issues, I'd say they have a serious contender.

post #3641 of 4718
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Originally Posted by doublea71 View Post

If they can squeeze a couple of more hours out of the M with firmware updates and sort out any major UI issues, I'd say they have a serious contender.

Serious wish list you have there. By and large, the current battery life is probably the limit when you want the little pieces if equipment to squeeze out that sort of SQ. I wouldn't hold my breathe. As for UI issues, what "major" ones are there? smily_headphones1.gif
post #3642 of 4718
I wouldnt say they can't squeeze more juice out of battery. There could be some tweaks that could easily improve battery life. Screen adjustments, scaling back the cpu when the screen is off, when device is not doing anything. Without us really knowing what the problem is, it's hard to say what's possible or not. Assuming they've done everything right with their programming, then the probably isn't much left to tweak.
IME, from messing around with Android, custom ROMs and kernels, battery life can be impacted very dramatically from the software. If other devices are getting much better battery life, I would imagine there is room for improvement through software. Just my. 02...which I'm hoping is right because I'd really like to get this device.
post #3643 of 4718
How would you rank AK240, Calyx M, HM 901, Fiio X5, iBasso R10 in terms of sound qaulity? which one sounds the best?
Please write your opinion.
post #3644 of 4718
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Originally Posted by warrior1975 View Post

I wouldnt say they can't squeeze more juice out of battery. There could be some tweaks that could easily improve battery life. Screen adjustments, scaling back the cpu when the screen is off, when device is not doing anything. Without us really knowing what the problem is, it's hard to say what's possible or not. Assuming they've done everything right with their programming, then the probably isn't much left to tweak.
IME, from messing around with Android, custom ROMs and kernels, battery life can be impacted very dramatically from the software. If other devices are getting much better battery life, I would imagine there is room for improvement through software. Just my. 02...which I'm hoping is right because I'd really like to get this device.

You are probably right. smily_headphones1.gif I just wanted to manage expectations that they can squeeze out another two whole hours from the battery... That is a lot considering it currently runs around 7 hours...
post #3645 of 4718

I might get to hear the M this afternoon. To be honest, I am in a bit of a quandary. My X5 + Pico Power rig is perfectly assembled now - the key was adding the short Cardas cable to get the volume control in the right place.

 

 

I have been spending a lot of time with this rig of recent. It is simple superb. Yes it is chunky and it is not light but it just sounds great. Size is not everything. (Seriously girls. Hah!) I am thinking that the M has to match the sound quality of this rig for me to justify the expenditure. Can any DAP match the Pico Power on the backend? I guess that I will find out.  


Edited by cooperpwc - 7/9/14 at 8:03pm
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