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post #181 of 1988
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Originally Posted by Aegentirony View Post

Got mine today... Ok I'm not technical at all I just know what sounds good to me ...
Ath M50's Sony nwz-E or Nokia 521
The Sony on low gain is noticeably louder with not much sound quality change i can tell..
High gain... Ok now I can hurt my ears .. Exactly what I wanted .. Before I couldn't get it loud enough for my tastes. No, I dont hurt my ears and I can't have the topping at full volume with the player at full volume. For aha I got it for , its great and I'm satisfied we will see how long the battery lasts and longevity in some time .
Peace

 

Safe listening to everyone :cool:

 

Hearing Safety and Ear Health Thread (a diary of a ear health noob:

http://www.head-fi.org/t/723464/hearing-safety-and-ear-health-thread-a-diary-of-a-ear-health-noob#post_10640596

post #182 of 1988

Did not buy the NX1 a few weeks ago, as this thread had just a few posts. I was waiting for additional comments.

 

Put it aside for a while... And now, WTF, the price went up to about 130€ on Ebay Germany.

 

Does anyone know, if this is just a temporary raise?


Edited by TomM - 6/18/14 at 3:38am
post #183 of 1988
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Originally Posted by TomM View Post

Did not buy the NX1 a few weeks ago, as this thread had just a few posts. I was waiting for additional comments.

Put it aside for a while... And now, WTF, the price went up to about 130€ on Ebay German.

Does anyone know, if this is just a temporary raise?

Don't buy it on eBay. Get it from Direct Express Online.
post #184 of 1988
Oh shucks...ordered from DX a few days ago and as others have reported
order is awaiting stock,
post #185 of 1988

Does it actually say that somewhere on the order that it is awaiting stock?  Mine still just says "Order is being processed".

 

Edit: Just chatted with a "liveperson" aka "Violet".  Said the product is "unavailable".  Asked me if I wanted to choose another item instead.  I asked her why it said in stock at the time of ordering, didn't give a reason.  I asked how many people are on the waiting list, she said she didn't know.  They ship orders one by one.  I asked how many are coming in the next shipment, they don't know exactly but said they can find out from suppliers, except that it was 9pm their time. 

 

I'll try again tonight (their morning).


Edited by ebrian - 6/18/14 at 6:42am
post #186 of 1988

I received an email from DX today stating the following:

 

Thank you for your order XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. Unfortunately we are currently awaiting restock on one or more of your items. If you would like to wait for the item, we thank you for your patience and apologize for the inconvenience. If you would like to change this item or cancel the order, please click here .

 

 

I guess I'll be waiting... Just hope it doesn't take too long...

post #187 of 1988

Chances are that you guys might even get the upgraded one IE. the unannounced NX2.

post #188 of 1988
I really start to doubt that mine will ever show up. If there's no update during the weekend I'll file fore a refund. This really suck.

@Wokei
Any news on yours?
post #189 of 1988

DX is never known to offer a 'real time' service. You are in big mistake if you assumed someone somewhere is rushing to fulfill your order. The worst of my experience is almost a month, but it eventually will come nonetheless. It is not the place to order if you don't have the patience.

post #190 of 1988
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Originally Posted by peter123 View Post

I really start to doubt that mine will ever show up. If there's no update during the weekend I'll file fore a refund. This really suck.
 

 

How long has it been? The last time I ordered something from DX it took them 5 weeks to deliver. They usually deliver the goods, even if they are on the slow side.

post #191 of 1988

I have been purchasing for nearly 5 years from dx and all the goods delivered.

 

But shipping is usually very slow (2 weeks - 5 weeks).

 

They sometimes sell poor quality or knock-off items (or your shipment may lost in transit).

 

But its a shame for them to sell the out of stock items for multiple buyers... This shows that the integrity between the store and the web system is slow (or poor).

 

The best part, you can always have refund from them. They are good on that policy...

post #192 of 1988
You can't really complain about a site the sells everything cheaper than anywhere else. Everything I've order from there has arrived. Once it only took 2 weeks to come, other times it take 4-5 weeks. But if your paying less and not paying for postage, you shouldn't be expecting it to come quick.
About things going out of stock thing. Even large companies sell more than what available or double book venues. You can't blame them, you do have a choice of refund. They're just a middle supplier like eBay. You don't blame eBay when a seller screws you over. Do you?

Sent from Moto G XT1033 w/ Faux kernel.
post #193 of 1988

Topping NX1 Australian Tour - DJScope


Firstly I'd like to thank @DMax99 for sending this awesome little portable headphone amplifier on a tour of Australia, and @H20Fidelity for helping out organise the event.


 

 

First Impressions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After waiting for almost a week to get this thing, it finally arrived today. It looks much smaller than what I imagined it and feels rock solid in my hand, about the same as the C&C BH. 

So me and a mate from where I work sat down and had a musical intermission from doing what we were supposed to be doing, i.e. work. We took some notes on paper as we had our first impressions.

 

Setup (everything is played at high gain)
  • Motorola RAZR HD and Moto G > Topping NX1 > Takstar Pro 80
  • Listening to "Sundream" by RUFUS (FLAC 16/44.1), "Desert Night" by RUFUS (FLAC 16/44.1) and "Machines Do Care" by Phonat (24/48)

 

My notes:
  • High Extension/Air
  • Punchy bass - can be overwhelming
  • Warm
  • Some interference and fuzz
  • Volume pot noise

 

Friend's Notes:
  • Crisp and forward highs
  • V Shaped
  • Punchy lows
  • Mids a bit suppressed

 

After this I went on to listen to the NX1 for the rest of my work day and more when I got home. 

Initially I did hear some intermittent interference or short buzzing randomly and noise when turning the volume pot but as the day progressed, the circuit got warm, the volume pot got looser and the buzzing and noise stopped. I haven't experience it since.

 

 

Sound

This amp most definitely needs a burn in minimum of 1 hour before it starts to sound good. Either that, or my ears needed to adjust to it. It first sounds a bit rough in the highs and floppy in the lows, but after that the lows tighten up and the highs become much smoother. Once you get that out of the way you can actually get to know the amp and it's very transparent. So transparent that I could actually hear the background of the effects of some of RUFUS's samples. High's and lows are very forward and the mid's are not recessed but what it seems like is is that the signature is a tiny bit V shaped, not a lot, maybe 2-3db on both ends. Switching the gain to low setting feels like the frequency response is flattened out but become a little boring. All-in-all the NX1 is a pretty fun amp.

 

Soundstage

The sound stage is good. It makes it maybe 10% wider than originally. But it suffers a bit from the highs and lows being a bit forward and some of the percussive elements which are put behind you are drowned out. You can hear them, but only if you listen for them specifically. But you cannot hear them at all without an amp. I picked this up by doing an A-B comparison with my Fiio E17 (using only the AUX in, EQ off, 6db gain setting). With the E17 the staging is noticeably wider but the sound signatures a worlds apart, E17 being warm and fun and the NX1 being cold and clear.

 

 

This is what I have for now. I'll add more as the journey with the Topping NX1 continues over the next 6 days.

 

To be continued...

post #194 of 1988

DX is very ymmv.  I have had times when something arrived and I was shocked because of its speed, and I have had others where I honestly forgot what I'd ordered because it was so long ago.  FYI - aliexpress has it too, and it's still in stock but the price is higher, sitting at $45 USD. 

 

 

 

 

 

post #195 of 1988
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Originally Posted by Doodier View Post
 

 

How long has it been? The last time I ordered something from DX it took them 5 weeks to deliver. They usually deliver the goods, even if they are on the slow side.

I got mine from an eBay seller. Shipped four weeks ago and still no update on the tracking :confused:

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