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post #7456 of 10144
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Originally Posted by Jensenchua View Post


Is pity that only available in China:(
Without the extended cover there is no way you gonna fit the Kinps battery, is kind of thick for the battery

 

Much Sadness :(

I am going to have to buy and external battery to charge it instead of a battery its self.

post #7457 of 10144

I know due to hardware capabilities, therefore its price range, but just a question.

 

Do you think the sound after the using the modded firmware is anywhere close to DX100, or any high end DAPs?

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Do you think the sound after the using the modded firmware is anywhere close to DX100, or any high end DAPs?

Never tried any other DAPs, but I strongly believe that now it shall sound much better than DX100 and many other DAPs in wide price range :gs1000smile:

post #7459 of 10144
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Never tried any other DAPs, but I strongly believe that now it shall sound much better than DX100 and many other DAPs in wide price range gs1000.gif

I have tried ak10, ak100, ak120.
Owned the first two and actually a/bed the dx90 against the ak120. Bit with stock version 2.1 firmware and no burn in. The ak120 had god knows how much time on it as it was the stores.

The dx90 hands down beats out the ak100. In every regard I would consider it better.

Dx90 vs ak120 is a different story.
While I wouldn't say either one is vastly superior, they are very different sounding daps.
The ak120 seemed more smooth and effortless. Clean and spacious with a small emphasis on bass... Very small.

The dx90 however seemed more detailed but it seemed more forced. More shouty.
I preferred the ak120 with my iems and the dx90 with my full sized cans so I a
Am not willing to commit to one being better.
It also comes down to synergy with your headphones.

All of this being said I am now running the modified firmware duel boot with rockbox and have put about 150 hours on my DX so I would love to do another a/b now as I feel the DX has really come out of its shell. It seems more detailed yet more smooth than it did. I feel the bass has really come into its own. I never really gave burn in too much stock, but I am willing to eat my hat on this one.

Sorry about the randomness of this post. On my phone while cooking dinner and looking after my son lol.
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Considering that AK120 is 3 times more expensive than DX90, it proves my point of view ;)

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Considering that AK120 is 3 times more expensive than DX90, it proves my point of view wink.gif
*nods*
post #7462 of 10144

Jumping pregnant with the idea to buy the DX90, currently I have a DX50 with a Meier Corda Quickstep. 

 

Make the DX90 the Corda Quickstep possibly unnecessary? If unfortunately no deal for me, I love my Quickstep ... If the Quickstep but should make sense, I access immediately and buy the DX90. 

 

Has anyone of you the combination running (DX90 -> Meier Corda Quickstep) and can describe a comparison (DX50) or experience. Worth it? 

 

Sennheiser IE8, Westone UM3x, AKG K280 Parabolic (love that), MB Quart Phone 90X are currently in use. 

 

Thank you

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I've had the exact same combination as you. DX50 with Corda Quickstep before.. Then bought the DX90.

I've compared the DX90 straight out of the HO to the DX90 with Corda Quickstep through LO and could not hear any significant difference,

so I sold my Corda Quickstep.

 

With the DX50 the Quickstep made a great improvement, with the DX90, it's not necessary at all to carry an additinal amp.

The sound quality is the same IMHO.

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Thread Starter 

I do not think the DX90 can be compared to anything, to know the potential of the DX90, until it has had at least 150 hours. To do it before that, you are comparing something to something but not the real DX90. Having compared the DX90 to the Chord Hugo, the 90 does very well. It isn't the Hugo but it doesn't make me miss the Hugo either. To me the DX90 is a high end dap. Price is not a factor here, sound is and that is all that should matter. If the DX90 was priced at 1500 maybe that would turn heads but for me, the functionality and sound gives me the biggest kick, with price not being a factor to consider, is it high end or not. 


Edited by jamato8 - 7/29/14 at 8:45am
post #7465 of 10144

Thanks for the reply ... sound's good - and bad for my Quickstep :rolleyes:

 

So i will give the DX90 a try and do the 'burn in' well, read that before. 

post #7466 of 10144
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...The dx90 however seemed more detailed but it seemed more forced. More shouty...
 

I agree with Jamato that the DX90 requires break-in before comparing it to anything.

 

However I have heard the term "shouty" applied to oversampling DACs in general, and 9018's in particular. I prefer the oversamplers because to me, they restore the dynamic range in the midrange and upper frequencies. It takes a little getting used to, and yes, not every every headphone is a good match.

post #7467 of 10144

Can someone gimme a link to the extended battery plus cover? I'm currently in China and would love picking it up.  Thanks!

post #7468 of 10144
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Can someone gimme a link to the extended battery plus cover? I'm currently in China and would love picking it up.  Thanks!

Here=>>http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a1z09.2.9.229.x0BwO3&id=37635748922&_u=u628ddg3dee

But I notice the product is off the shelf but you can inquiry them about it

post #7469 of 10144

Does anyone else hear the sound become more full on high gain vs low gain?

 

I am really trying to figure out if its simply my head playing tricks on me due to the increase in volume and the delay in  being able to attempt to somewhat volume match when changing between high and low gain.

 

I think its in my head, but just wanting to confirm.

 

I am using Grado SR80i's, if that makes a difference.

post #7470 of 10144
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Originally Posted by Wyd4 View Post
 

Does anyone else hear the sound become more full on high gain vs low gain?

 

I am really trying to figure out if its simply my head playing tricks on me due to the increase in volume and the delay in  being able to attempt to somewhat volume match when changing between high and low gain.

 

I think its in my head, but just wanting to confirm.

 

I am using Grado SR80i's, if that makes a difference.

Yes, I've noticed the sound become more punchier on high gain and I prefer to listen to the player on high-gain

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