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post #1006 of 8574
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Originally Posted by jamato8 View Post
 

Less than 1ohm. 

Jamato, since you seem to have similar gear to a hypothetical setup I might check out (Your TH900's being similar to my D5000s) which of your DAPs has had the best synergy with those cans so far? I'm eyeing the DX90, X5 and HM-802 at the moment...

post #1007 of 8574
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Originally Posted by pekingduck View Post
 

If you can live with stone age UI then the Korg MR2, a $400 DSD recorder that also doubles as a player, has been available for a few years.


oh yes, almost forgot about that one but I never trust those recorders though. I prefer DAP with the sole purpose of audiophile playback

post #1008 of 8574
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Originally Posted by whereas View Post
 

Jamato, since you seem to have similar gear to a hypothetical setup I might check out (Your TH900's being similar to my D5000s) which of your DAPs has had the best synergy with those cans so far? I'm eyeing the DX90, X5 and HM-802 at the moment...

Can't say right now as I would need to compare them and haven't. I think good DAP's will be become more and more prevalent and it most likely will become of choice of subtle differences and UI choice. But there will always be exceptions and the DX90 may very well be one. 

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Hey jamato8, just wondered your thoughts on the new dx90 amp section vs dx50, I love my dx50 and thinking of upgrading straight away but. I'm torn between keeping the dx50 for portable use and spending the extra cash on a desktop amp to go with it for home use as that's where I use my 'better' hps,?
post #1010 of 8574

They are still going for the same casing as the Dx50 right ? So we can expect the same kind of ergonomics

post #1011 of 8574
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Originally Posted by monkeyboylee View Post

Hey jamato8, just wondered your thoughts on the new dx90 amp section vs dx50, I love my dx50 and thinking of upgrading straight away but. I'm torn between keeping the dx50 for portable use and spending the extra cash on a desktop amp to go with it for home use as that's where I use my 'better' hps,?

 

I think that the amp of the DX90 will be better than the DX50 but it's not going to replace a real desktop amp ;)

post #1012 of 8574

Or just buy a Hugo, killing 2 birds with one stone, and have done with it.

 

...for a price, of course...

 

Just sayin'...

post #1013 of 8574

Ouch $2,395.00

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DELETE


Edited by Mython - 4/1/14 at 4:57pm
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So let's see who will be joining to the DX90 team after Calyx M announced their ridiculous pre order price. I say it again, half the price double the dac :happy_face1:

post #1016 of 8574

Do I sense mutiny? :eek:

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I guess we're on the DX90 camp now. :D 

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Do I sense mutiny? :eek:

Well I am really not happy about their pricing as well as volume slider fetish. I am not also not happy with ridiculously low capacity of DX90 either but some people are fine with only 1 micro sd card, so they might come to this part.

post #1018 of 8574
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Originally Posted by AmberOzL View Post
 

Well I am really not happy about their pricing as well as volume slider fetish. I am not also not happy with ridiculously low capacity of DX90 either but some people are fine with only 1 micro sd card, so they might come to this part.


Got you there, as far as the DX90 capacity, sure enough one microSD card can be limiting but if you go with the 128GB cards, that is not too bad. For home usage you can always OTG the player for extra capacity and if they provide USB - DAC then you can connect to your humongous music network, from a PC/Mac of course. :happy_face1:

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Got you there, as far as the DX90 capacity, sure enough one microSD card can be limiting but if you go with the 128GB cards, that is not too bad. For home usage you can always OTG the player for extra capacity and if they provide USB - DAC then you can connect to your humongous music network, from a PC/Mac of course. :happy_face1:

 

 

Just as a side-discussion (since we have no new info about the DX90 from iBasso....)

 

 

There was some brief discussion about mSATA memory options in the pure transport thread:

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/704206/discussion-of-a-niche-pure-transport-dap-to-serve-digital-streams-to-a-seperate-dac-amp

 

 

You need to check the current-draw of an mSATA drive, as apparently they're more current-hungry than you might think

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/697035/ibasso-dx90-dual-sabre-es9018k2m-dacs-new-amp-section-coming-soon-to-the-high-end-dap-market/315#post_10117550

http://www.head-fi.org/t/697035/ibasso-dx90-dual-sabre-es9018k2m-dacs-new-amp-section-coming-soon-to-the-high-end-dap-market/330#post_10117805

 

 

 

Just some food for thought, to pass the time until iBasso feed us some proper info about their forthcoming player!  :beerchug:

post #1020 of 8574
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Originally Posted by AmberOzL View Post
 

Well I am really not happy about their pricing as well as volume slider fetish. I am not also not happy with ridiculously low capacity of DX90 either but some people are fine with only 1 micro sd card, so they might come to this part.

 

It may be a hard pill to swallow but it gets easier now that 128GB micro SD is released. I'm willing to to go the route of multiple microSD and just swap them when needed if DX90 can match or exceed Calyx M SQ-wise. If the current DX50 UI is an indicator, I think i'll be fine with it even if it's not as elegant as M.

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