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post #6016 of 13841

Gday all, just a quick question if I connect up to the mini coax output on the DX90 is this still using the internal dac ?

 

 

thanks..

post #6017 of 13841
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Originally Posted by Gabriel12 View Post

Guys, what level of gain and volume do you usually use when using the burn in cable? Is it ok if I use the dx90 non stop (im thinking of doing the burn in the whole day) thanks!

According to iBasso gain and volume does not matter with the burn in cable. Yes you can run it all day.
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Originally Posted by repo064 View Post

Gday all, just a quick question if I connect up to the mini coax output on the DX90 is this still using the internal dac ?


thanks..

No
post #6018 of 13841
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Originally Posted by nc8000 View Post

According to iBasso gain and volume does not matter with the burn in cable. Yes you can run it all day.
No
Thanks! But it gets hot when I use in non stop (during charging), Im afraid that this might damage my dx90. What do you think?
post #6019 of 13841

I do not consider myself as a sony fanboy, yet every sony dap I've purchased to this day had been a keeper w/o exception. They are :

2005 - 2009 nw - 407 (stick walkman)

2010 - 2013 a845 (same sq with x1050) - still working at the hands of my little brother

2014 - f886 - 32gb.

 

Between those "Sony's" I used :

cowon iaudio 7 (mediocre sq - poor build),

trekstor vibez (decent sound - yet problematic microdrive - very bad usability),

fiio x3 (clean sound, good bass, linear 2D soundstage with rolled-off & laid-back treble, highly compressed dynamics)

ibasso dx50 (very good UI once you get used to, very good soundstaging, shallow bass, slightly metallic, sometimes harsh and slightly rolled-of treble, somewhat compressed dynamics)

 

and each sony had been a particular step up from its predecessors. In fact, despite it's a bit digital sounding, sony f886 is absolutely the finest sounding dap I've owned to this date. Keep in mind that I only use headphones, like Grado HF-1, Grado PS 500 and Audio Technica ESW-9, and in these cans, Sony F886 is nearly superior overall to the above all players I've mentioned above in terms of balance, clarity, detail, staging, dynamics and joy factor. Only I can compare Fiio X3's bass, Ibasso DX50's soundstaging and Sony A845's sharp dynamics to the one's of Sony F886. And despite its 32 gb (around 27 - 28gb usable) capacity, it's a real deal for $270.

 

Right now I am waiting for my Ibasso DX90 which I ordered from mp4nation like a few weeks ago. They shipped the dap in the next business day (disappointing me for good ehe : ) and it cost me $417 including Ibasso DX90 + Brainwavz gift iem + Free Airmail Delivery with a discount coupon that gets you a %5 discount from the total amount.

When DX90 arrives, I'll compare it to my beloved Sony F886, and decide which will stay and which will go.


Edited by tenedosian - 6/9/14 at 12:28am
post #6020 of 13841

For me who is coming from a F807 it has been an easy choice, the difference in audio processing is much better in all aspects with my IEMs, i think the difference can be easily heard in a blind test even with my old ears, I now use the Sony to do sport. Hope you will not disappointed with your new purchase and please take time to appreciate your new DX90 because it's worth it:smile_phones:

post #6021 of 13841
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Originally Posted by tenedosian View Post
 

I do not consider myself as a sony fanboy, yet every sony dap I've purchased to this day had been a keeper w/o exception. They are :

2005 - 2009 nw - 407 (stick walkman)

2010 - 2013 a845 (same sq with x1050) - still working at the hands of my little brother

2014 - f886 - 32gb.

 

Between those "Sony's" I used :

cowon iaudio 7 (mediocre sq - poor build),

trekstor vibez (decent sound - yet problematic microdrive - very bad usability),

fiio x3 (clean sound, good bass, linear 2D soundstage with rolled-off & laid-back treble, highly compressed dynamics)

ibasso dx50 (very good UI once you get used to, very good soundstaging, shallow bass, slightly metallic, sometimes harsh and slightly rolled-of treble, somewhat compressed dynamics)

 

and each sony had been a particular step up from its predecessors. In fact, despite it's a bit digital sounding, sony f886 is absolutely the finest sounding dap I've owned to this date. Keep in mind that I only use headphones, like Grado HF-1, Grado PS 500 and Audio Technica ESW-9, and in these cans, Sony F886 is nearly superior overall to the above all players I've mentioned above in terms of balance, clarity, detail, staging, dynamics and joy factor. Only I can compare Fiio X3's bass, Ibasso DX50's soundstaging and Sony A845's sharp dynamics to the one's of Sony F886. And despite its 32 gb (around 27 - 28gb usable) capacity, it's a real deal for $270.

 

Right now I am waiting for my Ibasso DX90 which I ordered from mp4nation like a few weeks ago. They shipped the dap in the next business day (disappointing me for good ehe : ) and it cost me $417 including Ibasso DX90 + Brainwavz gift iem + Free Airmail Delivery with a discount coupon that gets you a %5 discount from the total amount.

When DX90 arrives, I'll compare it to my beloved Sony F886, and decide which will stay and which will go.

Sonny f886 is basically a zx1 with 32gb.They fixed the small soundstage and non existent bass of previous model which i had and made the sound more airy and 3d keeping the fun factor.Obviously it's gonna sound better than x3 and dx50 if zx1 is anything to go by.However 32gb in 2014?Yeah...no way.As far as dx90 it's the exact opposite of the way you described dx50 but it is a neutral dap letting the recording and headphones sound the way they should with no added colouration.Waiting for comparisons when you get your dx90 :).

post #6022 of 13841
Hello. ....

too lazy to read all 400 pages, could you guys tell me if the dx90 has the same volume spike issues like dx50?


Thinking of upgrading from 50 to 90, since I really like the dx's ergonomics, and I can't afford an 901...

Thanks
post #6023 of 13841
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Originally Posted by Gabriel12 View Post

Thanks! But it gets hot when I use in non stop (during charging), Im afraid that this might damage my dx90. What do you think?

I essentially ran mine non stop for the first 2-3 weeks I had it, listening a few hours each evening but otherwise on loop with the burn in cable.
post #6024 of 13841
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Originally Posted by whoever View Post

Hello. ....

too lazy to read all 400 pages, could you guys tell me if the dx90 has the same volume spike issues like dx50?


Thinking of upgrading from 50 to 90, since I really like the dx's ergonomics, and I can't afford an 901...

Thanks

No, I have not encountered any of the volume spike problems, but that's fixed on the DX50 as well now. 

post #6025 of 13841
Quote:
Originally Posted by whoever View Post

Hello. ....

too lazy to read all 400 pages, could you guys tell me if the dx90 has the same volume spike issues like dx50?


Thinking of upgrading from 50 to 90, since I really like the dx's ergonomics, and I can't afford an 901...

Thanks

Been listening to my dx90 for 2 weeks and I had no volume spikes.
post #6026 of 13841
I have used DX90's HO more than I had with DX50 and never had any issue with volume spike.
post #6027 of 13841
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Originally Posted by shakur1996 View Post


Been listening to my dx90 for 2 weeks and I had no volume spikes.

 

 

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Originally Posted by headwhacker View Post

I have used DX90's HO more than I had with DX50 and never had any issue with volume spike.

thanks guys…..

 

 

let's see if it matches my Harmonies then….

 

:bigsmile_face:

post #6028 of 13841
Only one bad on DX90 is, that here is Coax Out and not Coax In.
DX90 have very good DAC, so I have not any idea for what I use Coax Out.
By way of contrast Caox In is extremly usefull - CD/DVD/HDD players, TV, game sound cards (too with Dolby Headphones), high quality usb to spdif adapters and more, more, more other.
I want DX90 rev.2 with Coax In biggrin.gif
post #6029 of 13841
Doe
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Originally Posted by nc8000 View Post

I essentially ran mine non stop for the first 2-3 weeks I had it, listening a few hours each evening but otherwise on loop with the burn in cable.
Doesnt it get too hot? O.o
post #6030 of 13841
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Doe
Doesnt it get too hot? O.o

It got warm but not hot
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