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I just wanted to say thank you to all who have contributed to this long thread - I have been thinking for several years about pulling the trigger on a DAP that can play my high-res files bit perfect, but I was always concerned about reliability.  After spending several nights digging through this thread, I finally decided to get the DX90 - what a great product!  I am loving it, especially with my V-Moda M-80 headphones.  It took quite awhile to fill my 128 GB micro SD card, but now that I did, I have no problems with playing it.  I also immediately put in the Lurker FW after taking it out of the box, which may be one of reasons, the unit seems to be working so well.  I do have a couple of questions for you gurus here:

 

1) Most of my artist names come up "null."  This is not such a big deal since I have organized all of the files in folders by artist, but I was just wondering why this happens.  I am using aiff files that I have most tagged on iTunes.  I have a feeling that it might be more hassle than it is worth to get the artist names to show up if I merely chose music through the directory function.

 

2) What are the best ways to deal with additional memory needs?  Is it better to buy a few 128 GB cards and switch them out or to buy a large flash drive and hook it up through the USB?  I see there are plenty of 256GB flash drives that are cheaper than 128gb cards.  Is the usb for storage less reliable?  

 

3) For home use, can I play the player while it is plugged in and using say a 2TB hard drive?  It sounds like that is supposed to be possible, but I have yet to hear reviews of doing that.

 

Sorry if any of these questions are a bit newbie in nature and if they are covered elsewhere in this 500+ paged thread.  

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Originally Posted by srkstan View Post
 

I just wanted to say thank you to all who have contributed to this long thread - I have been thinking for several years about pulling the trigger on a DAP that can play my high-res files bit perfect, but I was always concerned about reliability.  After spending several nights digging through this thread, I finally decided to get the DX90 - what a great product!  I am loving it, especially with my V-Moda M-80 headphones.  It took quite awhile to fill my 128 GB micro SD card, but now that I did, I have no problems with playing it.  I also immediately put in the Lurker FW after taking it out of the box, which may be one of reasons, the unit seems to be working so well.  I do have a couple of questions for you gurus here:

 

1) Most of my artist names come up "null."  This is not such a big deal since I have organized all of the files in folders by artist, but I was just wondering why this happens.  I am using aiff files that I have most tagged on iTunes.  I have a feeling that it might be more hassle than it is worth to get the artist names to show up if I merely chose music through the directory function.

 

2) What are the best ways to deal with additional memory needs?  Is it better to buy a few 128 GB cards and switch them out or to buy a large flash drive and hook it up through the USB?  I see there are plenty of 256GB flash drives that are cheaper than 128gb cards.  Is the usb for storage less reliable?  

 

3) For home use, can I play the player while it is plugged in and using say a 2TB hard drive?  It sounds like that is supposed to be possible, but I have yet to hear reviews of doing that.

 

Sorry if any of these questions are a bit newbie in nature and if they are covered elsewhere in this 500+ paged thread.  

Welcome to the DX90 club :smile:!

 

1) Sounds like a tagging problem …. best solution would be to download MP3tag (it's free, and really very good to manage your tags), load up your card and have a look at how the program sees your files

2) I'd go with a few different cards… OTG works, but it uses a lot of battery power

3) Don't think that's possible, as both should use the same micro USB connection...

post #8223 of 8234
3) is possible but you need a special cable to allow connecting both power and usb drive
post #8224 of 8234

Thanks for the replies.  I guess I will keep a look out for deals on those 128 GB micro SD cards....;-)

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Thanks for the replies.  I guess I will keep a look out for deals on those 128 GB micro SD cards....;-)

If you're in U.K. they're up for just £51.99 on Amazon now. 

 

http://www.amazon.co.uk/SanDisk-microSDXC-Adapter-Android-SDSDQUA-128G-U46A/dp/B00IIJ6W4S/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1410904913&sr=8-1&keywords=128gb+micro+sd

post #8226 of 8234
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nicely spotted pOOB73 :-) 2 ordered!

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Always keep an eye on the Euro deals thread here. wink.gif
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Pretty deal indeed. Doesn't beat 64GB GB/$ ratio from french amazon though :( But it's get closer and closer, great news.

 

By the way, you can switch cards while the device is ON without any issue. No scanning bothering.

 

For tagging problems, rockbox is a good way to go (dual boot). Mine get randomly stopping at the end of tracks with mango...

 

For the OTG, works great but need to be only one partition (or just the first one will be available). I had to merge a 4TB disk because of that, 48h of files transfer ^_^'

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Originally Posted by depaor View Post

nicely spotted pOOB73 :-) 2 ordered!

Now £69. I was too late
post #8230 of 8234
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So not completely gapless?

 

It depends on how an album is ripped too........With EAC ripping, if I forget to run gap detection before ripping I will end up with gaps on gapless albums (FLAC).

 

Always run gap detection before the rip to be sure.

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The only problem I have with gapless is that it does not work between the first 2 tracks played after power on, otherwise it works perfectly for me on both hires and lossless, all flac
post #8232 of 8234

I have just pull the trigger... Hope I will enjoy the dx90. This is my first Hi-Fi DAP. I gonna use it without headphone amp. I might buy one later, now I need a good balanced closed HP: thinking of buying soundmagic hp150 or nad viso hp50 or yamaha HPH-MT220... As IEM a use etymotic, not the highest model, but for me it seems to be clear and transparent enough.

Would be nice to get e.g. LFF Paradox or Hifiman Songbird, but my budget is tight...

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I have just pull the trigger... Hope I will enjoy the dx90. This is my first Hi-Fi DAP. I gonna use it without headphone amp. I might buy one later, now I need a good balanced closed HP: thinking of buying soundmagic hp150 or nad viso hp50 or yamaha HPH-MT220... As IEM a use etymotic, not the highest model, but for me it seems to be clear and transparent enough.

Would be nice to get e.g. LFF Paradox or Hifiman Songbird, but my budget is tight...

I use it most of the time without an amp. Don't really need one, IMO. Unless, it is a hard to drive phone and then I use the Lyr 2 but those phones are for home use anyway. Enjoy, let it burn in and use the plug that comes with it to do that and there is quite an improvement in sound after 50 hours or so. I look forward to your impressions. Enjoy! 

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Originally Posted by gnidrolog View Post
 

I have just pull the trigger... Hope I will enjoy the dx90. This is my first Hi-Fi DAP. I gonna use it without headphone amp. I might buy one later, now I need a good balanced closed HP: thinking of buying soundmagic hp150 or nad viso hp50 or yamaha HPH-MT220... As IEM a use etymotic, not the highest model, but for me it seems to be clear and transparent enough.

Would be nice to get e.g. LFF Paradox or Hifiman Songbird, but my budget is tight...

 

Don't know this phones, but don't hesitate to get the warm one.

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