Yes u r right
Avoiding demo and being lazy help me to control the spending for this hobby...
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.
Tonight will be an interesting listening night :-
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.
That's it! Calyx M shall be mine. :p
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?
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?
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.