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post #5731 of 13841
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Audiophiles,

I have had my Ipods and now with the classic, 7th. gen loaded with lossless/wav files, no MP3 here, and actually enough for 1 1/2 classics. when you are my age the collection files a room.
Been waiting for the right device and narrowed down to DX90 and X5.
I'm going to need at least at 256G card which costs and arm and a leg. 
I've noticed everyone here using 64/128G cards, so what are you guys doing swapping cards in and out???

Yep swapping cards. I have 6 cards and I know that Jamato has close to 20 cards. And note that it uses microSD so max 128GB per card
post #5732 of 13841

That's a pain!! I can't see doing that.

You have labels on the cards?

post #5733 of 13841
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Originally Posted by bana View Post
 

That's a pain!! I can't see doing that.

You have labels on the cards?

I number them with a basic bit of information by the number on the card that I keep them inserted in. No pain. I can change to whatever type of music I want to listen to and 64gb's or 128gb's of music is a lot of music. 

 

I have Rock cards, classical, jazz, reggae, world, hires, and on. It works great and given me diversity. 


Edited by jamato8 - 5/27/14 at 12:43pm
post #5734 of 13841
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Originally Posted by M-13 View Post
 

Well, don't expect insane improvements over the X5, but you will be pleasantly surprised by what the DX90 brings to the table. It's "better" for me, athough the X5 is good enough to coexist. I don't have to get rid of the X5 because it's unlistenable or anything.

 

I'm coming from a world of desktop DACs. The X3 was my first real DAP. I'm fairly certain the DX90 outperforms the Bifrost, unless the Sabre delta-sigma conversion is just not your thing. AKM4399 sounds very different (I'm told it sounds more like vinyl, which can be a good thing for some folks). The DX90 sounds like the Concero which I thought was noticeably superior to the Bifrost. I also think the X5 is better than the Modi and near the level of the Bifrost (non-uber).

I put down a lot of dough and got the F886 and C5 combo hoping it would give me comparable performance to my Modi/Vali stack but the f886 so far doesn't cut it. I'm considering now the dx90 and the X5. The X5 is waaay cheaper here in Canada so I'm stumped if the dx90 is worth the price difference :confused:

 

Given more time with the f886 and comparing it with the X5 the f886 is phenomenal. I've given it a slight eq and it sounds exactly like I wan't it to.


Edited by johanchandy - 6/15/14 at 1:16pm
post #5735 of 13841
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Originally Posted by bana View Post

That's a pain!! I can't see doing that.
You have labels on the cards?

Not much pain. I use one of these

post #5736 of 13841

Stupid question but I cant seem to find the answer: does the dx90 have two microSD slots, or just one?

post #5737 of 13841
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Stupid question but I cant seem to find the answer: does the dx90 have two microSD slots, or just one?

I think it's just one slot whereas the X5 has two

post #5738 of 13841
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Originally Posted by Failuyr View Post
 

Stupid question but I cant seem to find the answer: does the dx90 have two microSD slots, or just one?

One slot that works fine with the current 128gb micro sd cards. 

post #5739 of 13841

I'd rather have a single slot and no internal memory than a DAP with a huge built-in storage but no SD card slot. In practice you have no fix limit with storage on a single SD slot.

 

Dual SD slot is nice to have but not necessary. Definitely is not a deal breaker considering how iBasso cram the electronic parts needed to support the dual dac, beefed up amp and a faster main processor. It is still a no brainer choice for me even if they managed to add a secondary slot on DX50 without improving anything else.

post #5740 of 13841
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Originally Posted by headwhacker View Post
 

I'd rather have a single slot and no internal memory than a DAP with a huge built-in storage but no SD card slot. In practice you have no fix limit with storage on a single SD slot.

 

Dual SD slot is nice to have but not necessary. Definitely is not a deal breaker considering how iBasso cram the electronic parts needed to support the dual dac, beefed up amp and a faster main processor. It is still a no brainer choice for me even if they managed to add a secondary slot on DX50 without improving anything else.

 

I agree about the internal vs slot.

I was asking because of the X5, and because 2 64gb cards is about half the price of a 128gb card, unless there is some microSD 128gb card I'm unaware of.

 

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Originally Posted by jamato8 View Post
 

One slot that works fine with the current 128gb micro sd cards. 

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Originally Posted by johanchandy View Post
 

I think it's just one slot whereas the X5 has two

Thanks to both of you for confirming.

post #5741 of 13841
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64gb cards are around 50 dollars each and the 128gb card is 119 on Amazon. Not that great a difference. 

post #5742 of 13841
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Originally Posted by jamato8 View Post
 

64gb cards are around 50 dollars each and the 128gb card is 119 on Amazon. Not that great a difference. 

Newegg has 64gb microSD cards from Adata, G.Skill, Patriot, and Team for all less than $35.

Amazon has a 64gb Sandisk at $37.

 

The G.Skill card is $29 and is Class10. I could get 4 for the price of a single 128gb card on either site.

post #5743 of 13841
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Originally Posted by Failuyr View Post
 

Newegg has 64gb microSD cards from Adata, G.Skill, Patriot, and Team for all less than $35.

Amazon has a 64gb Sandisk at $37.

 

The G.Skill card is $29 and is Class10. I could get 4 for the price of a single 128gb card on either site.

Then I would go with that. Nice to see prices dropping. I imagine the 128gb will do the same. What ever suits your needs. 


Edited by jamato8 - 5/27/14 at 2:59pm
post #5744 of 13841

128 aren't as fast as the fastest 64GB. not sure if the reading speed influences the scanning time.

post #5745 of 13841

got my Dx90 got the new firmware on it. love it.

noticed that the click during booting is a lot less harsh then on the DX50.

glad i returned my dx50 for a dx90.

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