That would be impressive... I'm just confused, I've read varying reports of battery life... 7 is decent and more than enough for me... 4.5, that's another story.
@cooperpwc-If the M is close to that rig, I am in too!!
Interesting comment about the mid gain. I also sometimes think that it edges out the low gain; other times I think that it is just a question of volume matching. I shall explore some more.
Yes, the X5 line out is one of the hidden gems of the headphone audio world. The firmware is pretty good now too which makes it a serious player when combined with a high-end amp - if you do not mind carrying a stack.
One place where this stack is going to massacre the M always is on battery life: 12+ hours for the X5; 20+ hours for the Pico Power. However you pay in weight.
(Sorry everyone for the OT.)
What's the price of pleneu p1?
Why you want to revert to 0.5? You're on 0.95 now? Did you try 0.6? I'm now starting to be confused as seems most earlier report is claiming better (less full or congested) SQ with the newer version compared to 0.5.....
I'm still waiting on a comprehensive DX90 vs M comparison from someone that owns both or compared them side by side extensively, not just from memory. Would be good if the latest firmwares for both daps were used as it seems both are moving in the right direction with their latest firmwares (DX90 fw2.1 and M fw.95)
It is definitely volume matching. The loudness contours of our hearing change with volume. I caught myself out thinking there was a difference some time back.
I need to do a proper listen with the 0.5, I rushed it too quick. I have not tried 0.6 yet. I notice the impedance setting they added is more so a gain setting than anything else.
So far the best pairing is with EX-1000 and IM04.