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do u have a answer to my post

post #302 of 960
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soundmagic a10 or nx1 for astrotec am90 and sony mdr v6

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do u have a answer to my post

 

From what is sounds like:

 

Quote: http://www.head-fi.org/t/596482/the-sub-100-portable-amps-shootout-11-1-amps-compared
 

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SoundMAGIC A10

Build Quality: ●●●●○ (Volume knob can really be placed in a better place)

Power: ●●●◎○ (Still enough, but noticeably weaker)

Output Impedance: ●●●●● (0.17 Ω)

Portability: ●●●●○ (Ultra-portable but on the larger size)

Speed: ●●●◎○ (Decent, but a bit rounded in the edge)

Transparency: ●●●●○ (Decent, but lack the open-end feeling)

Soundstage: ●●●◎○ (Decent, but with an added room-filling richness)

Coloration / Neutrality: ●●◎○○ (Rather colored, warm and lush)

EMI: ●●●●○ (slightly susceptible, annoying but acceptable)

Hissing: ●●●●● (Little to no hiss)

Remark: When A10 first launch, there is no E11 yet and cmoyBB is higher in price. This makes A10 a relatively good amp to buy back then, given it is better sounding than the iBasso T4 (which costs much more than A10). The one thing unique about A10 is its coloration. It is a slightly elevated bass and treble and a warm and thick sound. Smooth and musical are what A10 is going for, not reference and neutral. However, that also means A10 tends to be better sounding with colder sounding IEM as its warmness in tone might be too much for already warm sounding IEM. That is actually an opposite for E7, which pairs better with warm and rich sounding IEM. Perhaps the biggest downfall for A10 is the position of its volume knob that makes its prone to accidental volume change. Overall, A10 is suitable for those who are looking for a warm and smooth sounding amp, a bit like how many RSA amps sound like – which is a rather unique trait for A10 as no other amp in this comparison has the same signature. It might not be technically as good as the E11 or cmoyBB that cost around the same price, but I have known people often opt for signature rather than performance.

 

The A10 is more in the spectrum of E11 coloured and warm type amps. The E11 & A10 are completely different to the NX1. If you want a warm/dark sound with elevated (bloated) bass your get the A10 or E11, and if you want a neutral and transparent sound you get the NX1.

 

IMO, it is much better to get an amp that is as transparent as possible. In the end, if you want a warm sound, you can EQ the sh*t out of any track and make it warm. But I prefer to hear the track as close as possible to what was recorded.

post #303 of 960
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From what is sounds like:


The A10 is more in the spectrum of E11 coloured and warm type amps. The E11 & A10 are completely different to the NX1. If you want a warm/dark sound with elevated (bloated) bass your get the A10 or E11, and if you want a neutral and transparent sound you get the NX1.

IMO, it is much better to get an amp that is as transparent as possible. In the end, if you want a warm sound, you can EQ the sh*t out of any track and make it warm. But I prefer to hear the track as close as possible to what was recorded.

+1...me like NX1 ...sound is definitely more transparent and better details than used to have Fiio E11
post #304 of 960

Just got a refund from Dealextreme so I guess that means that they are not going to ship my

NX-1. :-((((

It was part of a bigger order and some of that has arrived, at least.

Guess I'll try to find somewhere else to buy it.......or just bite the bullet and get an isd nano.

post #305 of 960

I got one too!  What a bummer.. if I'd known this would happen I would have ordered elsewhere a long time ago.  

post #306 of 960
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I got one too!  What a bummer.. if I'd known this would happen I would have ordered elsewhere a long time ago.  

 

I guess this means that they're not going to be manufacturing anymore of the NX1s. Let's wait for the NX2...

post #307 of 960

Well I would have been happy with the NX-1. NX-2 (if it exists) will be more expensive for sure.

A link posted earlier to a ebay UK listing is hilarious......they want 121 quid for it! Not including postage.

IFI isd nano is cheaper....

Mind you, getting one out of the Australian distributer could be tricky, their number has been disconnected :( 

post #308 of 960
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Well I would have been happy with the NX-1. NX-2 (if it exists) will be more expensive for sure.

A link posted earlier to a ebay UK listing is hilarious......they want 121 quid for it! Not including postage.

IFI isd nano is cheaper....

Mind you, getting one out of the Australian distributer could be tricky, their number has been disconnected :( 



They still have them on ebay for $45 AUD: http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Topping-NX1-Earphone-Headphone-Portable-Stero-MP3-Amplifier-3-5mm-Rechargeable-/271526210088?pt=AU_Electronics_Audio_Amplifiers&hash=item3f38392a28&_uhb=1

It's still a very good deal for $45, like an extra $8 to what DX was charging. 


And guess who put his price back down? Our good friend tool_nerd.




Guess he worked out why he wasn't selling any NX1 amps. :rolleyes:
 

post #309 of 960

Thanks for those links H2O. Postage from Hong Kong from Tool_Nerd while not free, will be fairly quick :)

post #310 of 960
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They still have them on ebay for $45 AUD: http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Topping-NX1-Earphone-Headphone-Portable-Stero-MP3-Amplifier-3-5mm-Rechargeable-/271526210088?pt=AU_Electronics_Audio_Amplifiers&hash=item3f38392a28&_uhb=1

It's still a very good deal for $45, like an extra $8 to what DX was charging. 


And guess who put his price back down? Our good friend tool_nerd.




Guess he worked out why he wasn't selling any NX1 amps. :rolleyes:
 

 

 

Still don't trust him :P

post #311 of 960

Is that really why they've refunded -- because it's no longer getting made/built?  That would be a real bummer. 

 

I've checked out a bunch of ebay sellers under $50 and none of them ship to Canada.  The only one I found that sells and ships here is AliExpress.  

post #312 of 960

I don't have any idea about the seller but this one ships free to USA for 37.99 dollars (there is even a make an offer button to try out):

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Topping-NX1-Earphone-Headphone-Portable-Stero-MP3-Amplifier-3-5mm-Rechargeable-/310873148108

post #313 of 960
It's also on Amazon.
post #314 of 960

I ordered from AliExpress.  None of the ebay sellers ship to Canada.  Same thing with Amazon's listing.  I should have canceled the DX order weeks ago, AE will be another month from now. 

post #315 of 960

http://www.radioddity.com/us/topping-nx1-portable-earphone-amplifier-black.html

 

Ships quick. I was lucky to get it at $40, but $52 is still well worth it.

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