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Originally Posted by Djinnenjous View Post
 

Okay, so I freely admit that I'm not nearly the tech-savvy audiophile that most of you guy seem to be.  I'm primarily here to lurk and learn because I can't "talk shop" on a level with the big boys.  Disclaimer aside, I have questions that seems appropriately timed, given the current dispute about external amplification in the thread.  I love my DX90.  I absolutely love it.  I've never heard instrumental separation like this in my entire life and to call the clarity outstanding is an understatement that borders on insult.  The one issue I have with it—and this may well be the result of an iffy IEM pairing and/or lackluster mastering—is that while the low end is present and accurate it sometimes lacks the impact I prefer.  I don't get a lot in the way of obvious sub-bass, in particular.

 

I'm not the type of basshead who would shell out for cannons or even Velodyne vPulses but I'd like the option of dialing up the bass a notch or two.  I'd like to get some opinions from the majority of you regarding eternal portable amplifiers and the DX90.  Specifically, I'm looking to spend no more than about $150 right now and I want to maintain as much accuracy as possible in the mix while boosting the lower frequencies.  I'd really like to avoid bass bleed or drowning out my highs/mids.

 

1)  Yes or no—does it make good sense to use an external amplifier with the DX90 to reshape the sound signature in the way I've described above?

2)  What brands/models would you recommend for this, if any?

 

Thanks in advance to anyone who's willing to take a few minutes to educate a noob.


I've been using FiiO E12 with DX50, sold DX50 and now I use my E12 with DX90. I don't need more power for my cans but I just love E12 bass bost. Sometimes it isn't needed at all but with some genres it makes the lows much better and sound fuller to me.

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Thread Starter 

I joined two of the Samsung batteries together. Run time is much longer, as would be expected. Sound very good. They charge fine in the DX90. I use the silicon case to hold everything in, which make a nice combo. 

post #6633 of 9358
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Originally Posted by jon parker View Post

"1GB=1,000,000,000 bytes"

yes, but this clearly is not true. otherwise I would get 128gb but as i said I actually get 119gb
There have been legal class actions in the past about this false advertising.
Yes i would be a bad politician but thats another story

"If you purchased a SanDisk, Lexar Media, PNY Electronics, Fujifilm, or Kodak flash memory device in the USA between February 1, 2000 and February 7, 2006 for personal use, you can receive 5% of the price back or 10% off a new flash memory device.


It applies to flash memory cards, CompactFlash cards, SmartMedia cards, MultiMedia cards, SecureDigital (SD) cards, xD-picture cards, Memory Sticks, USB memory, USB drives, thumb drives, JumpDrives, and digital cameras with integrated flash memory.


This is the result of a class action suit that claimed these companies misled buyers about device capacities."

I am pissed of this still goes on

Actually 1GB = 1073741824 bytes.
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The POINT is that you get far less GB on your card than it says on the packaging ):

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You are entitled to make any POINT you would like, however it would be nice to have the facts straight.

Is it possible that the manufacturers are referring to the metric giga meaning 10^9, instead of an actual gigabyte? This is purely marketing nothing more. Since computers utilize binary (base 2) instead of base 10 (metric) once you couple this with the above mentioned marketing scheme you are short out of the box 73,741,824 bytes or approximately 70.3 megabytes per gigabyte. So a 128gb would be approximately 119gb.
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Originally Posted by athmospheric View Post
 


I've been using FiiO E12 with DX50, sold DX50 and now I use my E12 with DX90. I don't need more power for my cans but I just love E12 bass bost. Sometimes it isn't needed at all but with some genres it makes the lows much better and sound fuller to me.


I've tried using my E12 with the DX90, and I think the DX90 sounds better without the E12 than with it. I think it will depend a lot on what you listen to. I listen to mostly classical music, so I'm not looking for boosted bass. I think the music sounds a little crisper and more defined without the E12.

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Originally Posted by Poimandres View Post

You are entitled to make any POINT you would like, however it would be nice to have the facts straight.

Is it possible that the manufacturers are referring to the metric giga meaning 10^9, instead of an actual gigabyte? This is purely marketing nothing more. Since computers utilize binary (base 2) instead of base 10 (metric) once you couple this with the above mentioned marketing scheme you are short out of the box 73,741,824 bytes or approximately 70.3 megabytes per gigabyte. So a 128gb would be approximately 119gb.

You are right. This is from the SanDisk website



And then you loose further space (as you allways have on any storage media) due to formatting (as they also write).

So they are not lying but clearly they are playing on peoples normal understanding on the GB term in computer memory
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Originally Posted by Poimandres View Post

You are entitled to make any POINT you would like, however it would be nice to have the facts straight.

Is it possible that the manufacturers are referring to the metric giga meaning 10^9, instead of an actual gigabyte? This is purely marketing nothing more. Since computers utilize binary (base 2) instead of base 10 (metric) once you couple this with the above mentioned marketing scheme you are short out of the box 73,741,824 bytes or approximately 70.3 megabytes per gigabyte. So a 128gb would be approximately 119gb.

 

Yes, I am quite aware of all the facts that go towards one not receiving the advertised amount, although Im not sure why or how this is somehow a defensible point?

I just find it extraordinary that they can get away with it.

They are using a measurement that is completely different from the device it is intended for thus they are falling short of

[in this case 9GB] . . . which is no small amount FROM THAT WHICH IS ADVERTISED *inserts smiley face to not appear TOO angry*

Im not sure that technically you can call something like this 'marketing' as they are not telling the truth. Yes they are using a clever 'loophole' in that computers work in such a way that one looses data BUT as computers are the intended usage I find it sad that they can get away with it

 

Ps Sorry for my 'POINT' a few posts back, I didn't intend to be rude towards your good self :)


Edited by jon parker - 7/4/14 at 3:32pm
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Now that we are completely derailed. It has always been this way. 3.5 inch hdd's are worse in that you have even less space. It is not a really big deal, people that know know what they are purchasing. Marketing typically has a hook, it is possible (albeit very likely not far from the truth) that originally the marketing (sales team) thought that 1GB = 10^9 bytes as you stated earlier. In that sense they are not incorrect as again in metric that is 1 giga.

I as most do not see this as a big deal. Those that feel that strongly against it do not have to purchase them.
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Ok, to get back on rail

For those who have noticed a long 'scan media' time or have noticed that sometimes it takes a long time to scan an album before it will play 

The solution is pretty simple - lower the size of your album art! I had one album art jpeg which was 2 MB and it took about 5 minutes every time I wanted to

play that particular album. Doing a quick scan of the image and saving it as a jpeg of about 100k {or whatever} made it scan instantly :)

post #6641 of 9358
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Originally Posted by lin0003 View Post

It should be fine but may improve with an amp. 
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Originally Posted by Kerouac View Post

I have used the DT880 250 ohm version with the DX50 in the past and imo there was a big improvement in SQ when I put the BH2 (only $100) in between.



 



Nowadays I use the DX90 with a PS500 / LCD2 and I'm on the fence for a Pico Power. Anybody out there with experience concerning this combination?



Would the JDS C5D go well with it?
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Originally Posted by lin0003 View Post
 

Hey guys, I downloaded the USB DAC driver but I don't know how to use it? 

 



Solution 100% function is normal boot:

1. Run dseo13b.exe program - http://www.ngohq.com/?page=dseo
2. click "enable test mode". This allows 64 bit Windows 7 to be used for testing drivers
3. Now open Device Manager and find the location of the unsigned drivers that wont work, by expanding Properties and Driver Details. Your looking for something like C:\Windows\System32\drivers\xxxxxxx.sys
4. Run dseo13b.exe program again
5. This time select "sign a system file" and put in the location of the file you found in Device Manager
6. Repeat for all files in question then close. You have now assigned a signature to those files
7. Reboot

Cheers. 

post #6643 of 9358
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Originally Posted by jon parker View Post
 

 

Thanks for the link - I am aware in general of the reasoning BUT because they use a system of measurement that is DIFFERENT to a computers system of measurement they can can save 14-16GB per TB sold

Im sorry but I find this criminal because you do not recieve what you were led to by the title. If i pay for 128gb shouldn't i get 128gb??

 

Anyway sorry - no more derailing x

Im still made up to have SO much HiRes music on my DX90 :d 

I don't want to prolong this but you misunderstood the link. Your 128gb card has 128,000,000,000 bytes. The computer also sees all 128,000,000,000 bytes but reads them as 7.4% fewer GB due to a different base. When you calculate up, I'm sure that you use base 10 just like the card makers. Not much to discuss.


Edited by goodvibes - 7/4/14 at 6:14pm
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Originally Posted by jamato8 View Post
 

I joined two of the Samsung batteries together. Run time is much longer, as would be expected. Sound very good. They charge fine in the DX90. I use the silicon case to hold everything in, which make a nice combo. 


I was waiting for you to try that. I've been a little busy. Sound about the same as one or even tighter?

 

I'm looking forward to this next update. The units are functioning well so I suspect they are doing some sound optimization along with minor bug fixes.


Edited by goodvibes - 7/4/14 at 6:18pm
post #6645 of 9358
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Originally Posted by jon parker View Post

Yes, I am quite aware of all the facts that go towards one not receiving the advertised amount, although Im not sure why or how this is somehow a defensible point?
I just find it extraordinary that they can get away with it.
They are using a measurement that is completely different from the device it is intended for thus they are falling short of
[in this case 9GB] . . . which is no small amount FROM THAT WHICH IS ADVERTISED *inserts smiley face to not appear TOO angry*
Im not sure that technically you can call something like this 'marketing' as they are not telling the truth. Yes they are using a clever 'loophole' in that computers work in such a way that one looses data BUT as computers are the intended usage I find it sad that they can get away with it

Ps Sorry for my 'POINT' a few posts back, I didn't intend to be rude towards your good self smily_headphones1.gif
At least you aren't attacking iBasso for 'lying' about the battery life, or Pisen for 'lying' about the capacity of the battery, or every other company for 'lying' about something
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