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post #4606 of 13841
So the dx90 is definitely much better than dx50, including the amp section.
what is the best way to burn in the dx90?
thanks all
post #4607 of 13841
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Originally Posted by sragoowanshi View Post

So the dx90 is definitely much better than dx50, including the amp section.

what is the best way to burn in the dx90?

thanks all

 



Any way you like it as long as it is playing music with a load (burn-in cable or phone). Don't worry too much on burn in. You can just listen to it out of the box and just let it playing for as long as you want.
post #4608 of 13841
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Depends somewhat upon personal preference and the tracks themselves. I would say it does not universally drive 880/600s well enough by itself. However it may be perfectly fine for what you wish to use it for.

 

I submitted to this claim and ordered an EPH-O2 amp for my DT880 600

 

I guess I will be learning that later in the week :D

 

 

ps. As Dx90 burn in, I can say I agree with the progressive improvement in music. I think I have hit the 40-50hr mark

post #4609 of 13841
Sucker!


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I've only ever heard the O2 extremely briefly, and never with 880s. But it seems to have a huge following here. I hope it sounds great.

Truthfully, the 880/600s are very good headphones, but it's hard to make a case for them as great portable cans. However, if you can find a second-hand Valhalla to use with them as a desktop/office rig, you get fantastic sound for relatively little investment.

To the DX90's credit, the PB2 (single ended) doesn't drive the 880s any better than the DX90 by itself.
post #4610 of 13841
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Sucker!


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I've only ever heard the O2 extremely briefly, and never with 880s. But it seems to have a huge following here. I hope it sounds great.

Truthfully, the 880/600s are very good headphones, but it's hard to make a case for them as great portable cans. However, if you can find a second-hand Valhalla to use with them as a desktop/office rig, you get fantastic sound for relatively little investment.

To the DX90's credit, the PB2 (single ended) doesn't drive the 880s any better than the DX90 by itself.

 

The DT880 600 is mainly for home use yes. I wouldn't carry it for portable use due to its semi-open design and I have my K545 and IEM to use.

 

To be honest, I was really tempted to get one of those tube amps ie. Little Dot MKII/Schiit Valhalla which you suggested. But the price/performance ratio made me hesitate.

I am going to give the EPH-O2 a try first... Does anyone know if Epiphany Acoustics do returns?

 

If the O2 doesnt do my ears justice, I will probably go into Little Dot MKII... I already know if I get a tube amp, I will regret getting it for making my wallet really really sad... :rolleyes: 


Edited by philiptw - 5/6/14 at 8:24am
post #4611 of 13841
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The DT880 600 is mainly for home use yes. I wouldn't carry it for portable use due to its semi-open design and I have my K545 and IEM to use.

 

To be honest, I was really tempted to get one of those tube amps ie. Little Dot MKII/Schiit Valhalla which you suggested. But the price/performance ratio made me hesitate.

I am going to give the EPH-O2 a try first... Does anyone know if Epiphany Acoustics do returns?

 

If the O2 doesnt do my ears justice, I will probably go into Little Dot MKII... I already know if I get a tube amp, I will regret getting it for making my wallet really really sad... :rolleyes: 

 

If available you can ask them to change the gain to 1x and 4x so you can maximize it for DX90 without worrying about clipping on high gain. Then use a wall adapter so you allow O2 to deliver the max power to your DT880.

post #4612 of 13841
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If available you can ask them to change the gain to 1x and 4x so you can maximize it for DX90 without worrying about clipping on high gain. Then use a wall adapter so you allow O2 to deliver the max power to your DT880.

 

Why specifically 1x and 4x?

 

:atsmile:

post #4613 of 13841

1x for your iems 4x for your headphones. O2 using a wall adapter can put out 7vrms max (4.5Vrms on battery power). DX90's LO is 1.7 Vrms. 7 / 1.7 is approximately 4 so 4x is the max gain you can set O2 for DX90. 

 

By default O2 has 2.5x and 6.5x gain settings. If you need the high gain, O2 will distort/clip the signal past 4x and you limit how much the volume pot can travel. Eliminate the unwanted gain so you can make full use of the volume pot at high gain without worrying about clipping.

post #4614 of 13841
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Originally Posted by headwhacker View Post
 

1x for your iems 4x for your headphones. O2 using a wall adapter can put out 7vrms max (4.5Vrms on battery power). DX90's LO is 1.7 Vrms. 7 / 1.7 is approximately 4 so 4x is the max gain you can set O2 for DX90. 

 

By default O2 has 2.5x and 6.5x gain settings. If you need the high gain, O2 will distort/clip the signal past 4x and you limit how much the volume pot can travel. Eliminate the unwanted gain so you can make full use of the volume pot at high gain without worrying about clipping.

 

 

Thank you mate :-)

 

I have sent the request to Oliver at Epiphany Acoustics before your explanation just because how much I trust the experts on here :D 

 

I hope they can implement that

 

 

 

 

EDIT: ps. I only just noticed that the topic title mis-spelt information as "imforation" just now.. after months of being involved this the thread... not like it matters though :p 


Edited by philiptw - 5/6/14 at 9:08am
post #4615 of 13841

So, I read through the past 10 pages of this thread and didn't see this asked so here goes. Do we have any recent word about when pass through DAC support will be added to the DX90 (via USB)?

 

Wait, can it do that right now? I can't say I have actually hooked up my DX90 via USB to my computer yet, but would that work?


Edited by pachoo5 - 5/6/14 at 10:32am
post #4616 of 13841
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Originally Posted by pachoo5 View Post
 

So, I read through the past 10 pages of this thread and didn't see this asked so here goes. Do we have any recent word about when pass through DAC support will be added to the DX90 (via USB)?

According to one of the earlier post quoting an iBasso email.

 

15th May 2014.

 

 

Cross dem fingers :)

post #4617 of 13841
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Originally Posted by philiptw View Post
 

According to one of the earlier post quoting an iBasso email.

 

15th May 2014.

 

 

Cross dem fingers :)

 

Awesome, thanks for the reply. I hope they come through on that date. :)

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Wooooooooow.... that is sexy....:eek: 

post #4620 of 13841
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Nice, I ordered a black case, how unimaginative of me. Red would be nice. what is that thing on the right? lol  

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