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post #4261 of 9873
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Originally Posted by SDBiotek View Post


Thanks for the clarification. I have no experience with the Solo dB, but DAC section in the DX50 is already fantastic, so I'm not sure it would be worth it. Maybe a good single ended amp would be better for you, if you're looking for more power. Maybe some others will chime in with amp recommendations. I love my Leckerton UHA-6SMk2, but it doesn't seem to offer any real advantages sound-wise compared to using the DX90 headphone out.

Some say you need to have your whole audio chain balanced to realize the benefit of using your headphones/earphones balanced, but in my experience  that is not always true. Just my opinion, but it shouldn't matter too much if the signal is balanced coming out of the DAC, or goes through a phase splitter in the amp. You may still hear an improvement using the single ended input on a balanced amp. For the RSA balanced amps I have tried (Protector and SR-71B), the sound is pretty similar running single ended or balanced, but balanced seems to generally create a wider soundstage for me. Most likely the warmer and darker RSA house sound isn't the best for my taste. I don't like dealing with my balanced cables and 4-pin XLR-to-RSA adapters, and prefer the convenience of single-ended for portability.

 

The DAC is also fantastic on the DX90 that's for sure haha. The Duet is most definitely technically superior, but iBasso just really knows how to create a fun sounding amp in their DX90 haha. 

 

I'm a big fan of iems so power isnt always as necessary as overall finesse of an amp is. Thanks a lot for the input. Guess i have some homework to do haha. I still do adore the hell outta my Duet even single ended. Was just considering some options i may have.

 

Maybe I'll see if i can try some balanced portable amps when im back in Taiwan (there's NOTHING in saint louis :()

post #4262 of 9873
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Did you find much of an improvement running balanced VS single ended with dynamic iems?


The SR71B is much better balanced.  With the DX90 and DX100, I wouldn't even bother adding the SR71B if you will only use it single ended.

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I just noticed that my DX90 did not have a warranty card inside. So I contacted the seller on Amazon (http://amzn.to/1nuuZ1G) and found out that iBasso now has a US distributor, and that all warranty issues need to be covered by their USA distributor and dealers. So if I have a problem, it seems that I will need to return the DX90 to the seller on Amazon: ProStudio Sound and Music. This seems like it could be an advantage as I will not need to ship the unit overseas.

Although, hopefully I will never need service.
 

post #4264 of 9873
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The SR71B is much better balanced.  With the DX90 and DX100, I wouldn't even bother adding the SR71B if you will only use it single ended.

 

Thanks a lot for the input. Maybe i can take a trip up to chicago and try it out for myself.

post #4265 of 9873
Does the dx90 match with the sennheiser momentum Would the dx90 improve the overall SQ? Is it a good match? Currently listening with Ipod Nano touch and standard laptop.
post #4266 of 9873
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Does the dx90 match with the sennheiser momentum Would the dx90 improve the overall SQ? Is it a good match? Currently listening with Ipod Nano touch and standard laptop.

I use the DX90 and Momentum at work, both are a delight, it's exquisite. The best pairing so far after trying it with my iPhone 5s which already sounded better than the iPod Classic I had earlier, the next step was the DX50 but the DX90 truly stole the show.
post #4267 of 9873
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I use the DX90 and Momentum at work, both are a delight, it's exquisite. The best pairing so far after trying it with my iPhone 5s which already sounded better than the iPod Classic I had earlier, the next step was the DX50 but the DX90 truly stole the show.

So there is a significant improvement. Because I'm think whether to keep the momentum and get dx90 or sell them and get the HE500
post #4268 of 9873
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So there is a significant improvement. Because I'm think whether to keep the momentum and get dx90 or sell them and get the HE500

I found an improvement with the DX90 but I can't comment on the HE500, best would be if you find someone who owns both and tried them with the DX90. One recurring theme is a better player SQ wise is usually better paired with upgraded headphones and iems/ciems. If for example I compare my Shure SE215 and SE535, I find the SE535 a better pairing with the DX90. I guess it could be possible that it is not always the case, hence one needs to try.
post #4269 of 9873
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Originally Posted by musicheaven View Post

I found an improvement with the DX90 but I can't comment on the HE500, best would be if you find someone who owns both and tried them with the DX90. One recurring theme is a better player SQ wise is usually better paired with upgraded headphones and iems/ciems. If for example I compare my Shure SE215 and SE535, I find the SE535 a better pairing with the DX90. I guess it could be possible that it is not always the case, hence one needs to try.
I get what u mean. Thank you for ur response. I hope someone owning both headphones and the dx90 can shed some more light.
post #4270 of 9873
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I get what u mean. Thank you for ur response. I hope someone owning both headphones and the dx90 can shed some more light.

I'm also very interested in that Gombo.

after feed back, i will certainly buy the HE500.

post #4271 of 9873
My Sandisk 128gb micro sd just shipped from Amazon. Curious to see how long it will take to scan in the dx90.
post #4272 of 9873
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Brave soul, I can't be seen walking around carrying this rig or I'll get arrested. :L3000:

 

Isn't that too overkill for an iem?


Actually after going back and forth a lot just now, I have decided again that the smaller iCAN Nano amp gives me 90-95% of what I get from the bigger micro iCAN amp. So I am going to go with a much more portable rig.....and it should not get me arrested any time soon :rolleyes:

post #4273 of 9873
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My Sandisk 128gb micro sd just shipped from Amazon. Curious to see how long it will take to scan in the dx90.

I'm currently using a 128gb Kingston SD card with a Sd-to-microSd adapter in my DX90, and it took just a few minutes (3-5) to scan the first time… Very acceptable, IMHO

post #4274 of 9873
Have now been trying out the Anker 4400 mah battery. It sits quite nicely without the back pane inside the silicone skin. It gives me about 12-14 hours of play time which is acceptable. A back pane to acommodate this battery would be very nice
Edited by nc8000 - 4/27/14 at 3:49pm
post #4275 of 9873
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Originally Posted by geagle View Post
 

I'm currently using a 128gb Kingston SD card with a Sd-to-microSd adapter in my DX90, and it took just a few minutes (3-5) to scan the first time… Very acceptable, IMHO


I'm jealous of you guys that are getting media scan to work properly on the DX90.  No such luck here.

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