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About capacity, Cowon P1 is coming with 24/192 playback with 128 gb + micro sd card capacity option.

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Hopefully, we'll see some user-impressions soon (assuming someone is kind enough to provide us English-speakers with a translation from Chinese!)

I'm still on the fence about the DX90.

Use Google chrome, it will translate the page for you.
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Edited by Mython - 4/1/14 at 4:23pm
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Hopefully, we'll see some user-impressions soon (assuming someone is kind enough to provide us English-speakers with a translation from Chinese!)

I'm still on the fence about the DX90.

Same here my choices came down to DX90 or Calyx M but right now if I let my trigger finger do the work it might be the first out first bought.

I know that the most logical thing to do would be to wait until both are out and impressions are in but are we logical? biggrin.gif
Edited by musicheaven - 3/21/14 at 6:54am
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LOL - you obviously don't use Google translate very much! wink_face.gif

It can be... err.... 'eratic'! biggrin.gif
I use it every day for many languages..
It is eratic, but still very handy.
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Well, it's not all I can see, but it is a bigger issue than you seem to feel it is.

128gb MicroSD cards are expensive and they're extremely fiddly to swap, extremely easy to drop, and extremely easy to lose.

That's not a theoretical opinion, it's something I've suffered with on my J3 (using 64gb cards).

Fullsize SD cards, not such a problem.

IMO, iBasso are making themselves look very silly with just one card slot, and are unnecessarily inconveniencing DX90 users.

The DX100 is older, so I allow it some leeway for having only one card slot (and at least they made some effort to put 64gb on the circuitboard).


As has rightly been stated, there isn't a huge difference in SQ between the various competing DAPs at this level, so the DX90 isn't going to trounce the competition on SQ alone, and therefore, it is quite legitimate to consider rivals that sound approximately as good, but have proper memory expansion.

You are naturally entitled to your opinion and your observations are obviously valid to you. For me microSD is not fiddely or inconvenient nor particularily easy to loose and I don't think iBasso in any way are looking silky going with one slot only. 10 slots or 1TB build in would have made a difference but but I'd much rather keep the DX50 size
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Same here my choices came down to DX90 or Calyx M but right now if I let my trigger finger do the work it might be the first out first bought.

I know that the most logical thing to do would be to wait until both are out and impressions are in but are we logical? biggrin.gif

LoL cant agree more :))) Same to me. I cant resist it. Can someone show me how ???? :confused_face_2: :confused_face_2: :confused_face_2: :confused_face_2: :confused_face_2: 

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Edited by Mython - 4/1/14 at 4:23pm
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At least we won't have long to wait. I'm guessing 14 days at most, and Head-fi user impressions should start rolling in pretty soon after that.

 

I even don't need any impression. I just need a real DAP :( :( :( :( :(. Sure it will be better than my Zune HD 

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LOL - you obviously don't use Google translate very much! :wink_face:

 

It can be... err.... 'eratic'! :biggrin: 

 

 

For example:   it translates the title of that linked Chinese thread as  "According to the early morning explosion"


That's what I get after the first cup of coffee :blink:

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I thought, when I got my first micro SD card they would be a hassle. What I have learned, that for me they are not. I have never lost one, never fumbled with one and find them very easy to use. The new 128gb card is not really that expensive at 119 dollars. Would I like two slots int he Dx90, sure is it a really a hassle for me, no. I have two in the AK100 and often only used one. I am much happier with the ability to change out music than having only internal memory, which to me, is a big hassle when you want to add new music and you have to decide what to get rid of and then load the new music. No thanks. That is why I had a number of iRiver h140's, for various musics. And so it goes. 

 

I do use the little reader that plugs into the USB of the DX50 at times with music on that and in the slot of the DX50 and that is very, very easy, small and convenient. 


Edited by jamato8 - 3/21/14 at 7:45am
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Well, it's not all I can see, but it is a bigger issue than you seem to feel it is.

 

128gb MicroSD cards are expensive and they're extremely fiddly to swap, extremely easy to drop, and extremely easy to lose.

 

That's not a theoretical opinion, it's something I've suffered with on my J3 (using 64gb cards).

 

Fullsize SD cards, not such a problem.

 

IMO, iBasso are making themselves look very silly with just one card slot, and are unnecessarily inconveniencing DX90 users.

 

The DX100 is older, so I allow it some leeway for having only one card slot (and at least they made some effort to put 64gb on the circuitboard).

 

 

As has rightly been stated, there isn't a huge difference in SQ between the various competing DAPs at this level, so the DX90 isn't going to trounce the competition on SQ alone, and therefore, it is quite legitimate to consider rivals that sound approximately as good, but have proper memory expansion.

 

I have the same concern before, but using DX50 for the last 5 months and using 1 64GB and 2 16 GB uSD. It's not as bad as I thought it was. I keep all the tracks I most likely to listen daily with in the 64GB and the scraps on the 2 smaller capacity cards. I had to change card just a couple of times. 

 

Of course some people have a huge collection of DSD files. You know what, I've rockboxed my DX50 and it never sounded this good before with any of the stock FW from iBasso, the kicker is downsampling my hi-res files to 16-44.1/48 sounded the same (flame suit on)(Not to mention the goodies that comes with RB). Not to say hi-res file are useless, i still find hi-res copy of my music better than the CD release.

 

All of a sudden that 64GB gained a lot of room space. Another reason to get DX90 is that rockboxing it is just a matter of getting it in the hands of the right people who can port RB to it. (Personally, this the first thing I will look into once I get my hands on DX90.)


Edited by headwhacker - 3/21/14 at 7:50am
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I thought, when I got my first micro SD card they would be a hassle. What I have learned, that for me they are not. I have never lost one, never fumbled with one and find them very easy to use. The new 128gb card is not really that expensive at 119 dollars. Would I like two slots int he Dx90, sure is it a really a hassle for me, no. I have two in the AK100 and often only used one. I am much happier with the ability to change out music than having only internal memory, which to me, is a big hassle when you want to add new music and you have to decide what to get rid of and then load the new music. No thanks. That is why I had a number of iRiver h140's, for various musics. And so it goes. 

 

I do use the little reader that plugs into the USB of the DX50 at times with music on that and in the slot of the DX50 and that is very, very easy, small and convenient. 

 

People already forgot the old days (kids today I understand never experienced this) when you have to change cassette tapes on your walkman. I never heard anybody complain back then. When I was a student, I usually have 3 to 5 casettes with me on my daily commute to school. Heck, I could change casette tapes with one hand and not looking at it.

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Edited by Mython - 4/1/14 at 4:20pm
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People already forgot the old days (kids today I understand never experienced this) when you have to change cassette tapes on your walkman. I never heard anybody complain back then. When I was a student, I usually have 3 to 5 casettes with me on my daily commute to school. Heck, I could change casette tapes with one hand and not looking at it.

ha, i used to carry around a bag full of mixtapes back in the days...

 

but hey, that's back in the days. i never heard anybody complain about awful sound quality of repeated-dubbed casettes neither but we can't be happy with these now.

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