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Originally Posted by audionewbi View Post
 

honestly 24/192 is also a joke for portable use. it is just a waste of space for on the go use. 24/96 is an overkill too! 

I use my DX50 almost exclusively at my desk, hooked up to an amp driving my CIEMs in a relatively quiet office, so hires support can be useful for some of us.

 

Whether or not I would volunteer for a blind test of 16/44.1 vs. 24/192 is a different matter. But not all DAPs are used on noisy subways :smile:

post #1247 of 8312
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One area that I have often found frustrating is the 3.5 socket. iBasso has stated that they had sockets designed to their specifications, which perform better (as in better grip) than anything they have had in the past. This will be great for portable use as it also means you won't have the plug coming out so easily, which for me, can happen when moving around in a pocket. 

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Looking at the new chips and new design being used I bet it will be much better than DX50. But base on my experience with the HM901, Colorfly C4, AK100, DX50, X5, X3. The bigger DAPs seemed to have bigger soundstage and better finesse, more analog sounding. So I'm not sure DX90 can be in the same league as those "bricks".
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Originally Posted by zeissiez View Post

Looking at the new chips and new design being used I bet it will be much better than DX50. But base on my experience with the HM901, Colorfly C4, AK100, DX50, X5, X3. The bigger DAPs seemed to have bigger soundstage and better finesse, more analog sounding. So I'm not sure DX90 can be in the same league as those "bricks".

What u mean bigger ? i think DX90 isn't small :v

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... and HM-901 doesn't have enormous soundstage, at least when compared to other. IMO AK120 and MA9 have that aspect more generous. Though they fall short on many other levels when compared to HM-901 brick.

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Ya, DX90's size is what I'd consider hassle-free. The C4 is one of the most natural sounding DAPs I have heard, as shown in pic, it's made from many discreet components (lots of caps there!). As much as I love the SQ, I tend to leave it at home because of size. The X5 is getting closer to the ideal size while maintaining top SQ, however it lacks a touch screen. I hope the DX90 strike a good balance between SQ and size.
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... and HM-901 doesn't have enormous soundstage, at least when compared to other. IMO AK120 and MA9 have that aspect more generous. Though they fall short on many other levels when compared to HM-901 brick.

With balanced amp/mode or single ended with minibox amp the 901 give me sound stage that is only third to ak240 and zx1. With zx1 while the stage is wide, is at times hollow sounding and unrealistic/processed image. AK240 on balanced mode gives a very nice and realistic stage. MA9 with either the stock and balanced amp I find the staging quite collapsed but it does have a very smooth and organic/analog type of sound that is great for vocals while lacking clarity or transparency with most other genres. Really excited to see how dx90 perform and if it can really approximate or improved on the dx100's presentation (but with less powerful amp). Personally I really wanted dx90 to also offer balanced amp but I guess maybe for the next iteration!
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Some news from ibasso

the dx90 will support usb-dac once it launch!

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it has been known for a while.
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Originally Posted by headwhacker View Post

it has been known for a while.

not from official confirmation:rolleyes: 

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not from official confirmation:rolleyes:  

if you have been around for a while, there are selected few who are unofficial spoke person for iBasso. smily_headphones1.gif which info are as good as official smily_headphones1.gif
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if you have been around for a while, there are selected few who are unofficial spoke person for iBasso. smily_headphones1.gif which info are as good as official smily_headphones1.gif

 

:ph34r:

post #1258 of 8312
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Originally Posted by kkcc View Post


With balanced amp/mode or single ended with minibox amp the 901 give me sound stage that is only third to ak240 and zx1. With zx1 while the stage is wide, is at times hollow sounding and unrealistic/processed image. AK240 on balanced mode gives a very nice and realistic stage. MA9 with either the stock and balanced amp I find the staging quite collapsed but it does have a very smooth and organic/analog type of sound that is great for vocals while lacking clarity or transparency with most other genres. Really excited to see how dx90 perform and if it can really approximate or improved on the dx100's presentation (but with less powerful amp). Personally I really wanted dx90 to also offer balanced amp but I guess maybe for the next iteration!


Agree to disagree then :veryevil:

 

I have all amp cards that are in your posession as well, and I've found HM-901 to be the most direct of all flagship DAP-s I've heard thus far. But true, MA9 has, to my ears, the most organic soundstage. I haven't heard AK240 though. Am I missing a lot in comparison to HM-901?

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Very soon now. Be prepared. 

post #1260 of 8312
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Very soon now. Be prepared. 

How soon? I have a bad spending habbit... Really hard not to spend my PayPal money...
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