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post #3721 of 7527
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Originally Posted by wolfen68 View Post
 

 

No other files on the card except for standard Android format directories.

 

Again, the key point is that these work in every other device...including a DX100.  I have no desire to strip ten years of input effort into my tags down to bare bones when many of these have additional information I need, such as indicating they are from an analog source, etc.  The media scan locks up within two minutes and then nothing.  Manually I've entered thousands of songs via the file directory view and they scan quickly and efficiently.  Interestingly, I have one folder with over 1,000 songs in it and it loaded very quickly while using this technique.  The files in that folder have the tag structure as all of my other files. 

 

Especially because DX100 eats this media like candy...this is a DX90 bug and it needs to be fixed.

 

Hi Wolfen68 can you send an e-mail to iBasso with your experience? I have almost the same problems and iBasso is helpful and trying to find a solution, so your experience with this can help them to fix it. 

post #3722 of 7527
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Originally Posted by razerx View Post

I should be clear that after isolating the problem I converted all the 24/192 files to 24/96 and everything was fine. The sound is sweet as expected. So I am wondering the player can't handle 24/192? Two of the albums in question were the first two Dire Straits album I got from e-Onkyo and the rest were the Cars first 6 albums from HDTracks. They were all FLAC except for one Dire Straits album which I had to convert it to ALAC because I needed to edit the info into English from Japanese.

Hi razerx, my DX90 can handle 24 bit/192 kHhz without a problem.

 

Try this to confirm that yours can also (or not): go to the link kindly provided by musicheaven: http://designwsound.com/dwsblog/recordings/audiophile-jazz-prologue-3-free-hi-res-samples/ Register and download the 4 free files, 2 songs at 24 bit/192 kHhz and the same songs at 24 bit/96 kHhz. The files are in AIFF format so they are pretty massive. Unzip them.  I use .flac so I converted them to .flac (compression level 5) using dbPoweramp converter. The file size dropped by at least 1/3. 

 

I then copied the files to the internal memory of my DX90 (USB connection from laptop). They played perfectly and gave the correct readouts of file resolution on my DX90.

 

All I need to do now is to listen often enough to see whether I can hear any difference between 192 kHz and 96 kHz:-)

 

I hope it works out for you. Assuming it does, then the next question is what problem do you have with your 192  files which is preventing your DX90 playing them.

 

all the best,

 

depaor


Edited by depaor - 4/19/14 at 5:28am
post #3723 of 7527
Depaor,

I figured out what I did wrong and all is well now. For one of the affected 24/192 files I converted to ALAC from the original FLAC with XLD so I could change the metadata on iTunes. It was an e-Onkyo download so everything was in Japanese. Apparently that was the problem. I deleted it and loaded the original FLAC and the DX90 play was flawless. I did the same with the Cars 6 album HDTracks download. I converted it to ALAC because I wanted to separate all the tracks into individual albums in iTunes. The DX didn't like the ALAC files converted with XLD apparently.

Anyway with that problem solved I am loving this little player. I was getting tired of my triple stack non portable kit and now one little player is all I need ( plus another few hundred bucks in downloads of course.)
Edited by razerx - 4/19/14 at 5:41am
post #3724 of 7527
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Originally Posted by musicheaven View Post


Wow so many reports the HD800 are difficult to drive.

My HD600 are driven fine with the DX90 (correction they are ok on HO at around 220 low gain). My SE535 iems shine again no amp so for easy to drive iems the DX90 on it's own is good to go. Momentum has a new lease on life with the DX90, work will never be the same. atsmile.gif

I am eying the Oppo PM-1 or PM-2 as possible future open headphones as opposed to HD800, more impressions stating they sound amazing and a lot easier to drive. smily_headphones1.gif

Question: when putting the gain on high and using LO to 240, the player really got warm to the touch, anyone experienced it? Never was an issue with lower gain. I will have to perform a few experiments here, the heat at the level is not a big issue as long as it does not get worse, mind you can be very handy during cool winter days. biggrin.gif

 

 

I believe HD800 is much more efficient than HD600. Similarly, my Beyerdynamic T1 which has somewhat similar efficiency as HD600 seems to be driven just fine directly from DX90 @ high gain volume at 240 - 245.

 

Bass is as tight as it was driven from an external amp and so far I can't detect any hint of distortion nor clipping.

 

I just made a quick comparison with DX50 and even at 255 on high gain, DX50 is noticeably weaker driving my T1 directly.

post #3725 of 7527

http://www.2l.no/hires/    There's some lovely music there available at various resolutions as a free download  in the 2L HiRes Download - test bench.  Oops! It's no longer free. There were 7 pieces from when I downloaded, sorry:-(

 

 

"We invite you to join us in this evaluation of future consumer delivery formats. FLAC is a lossless encoding of WAV-files derived directly from our production original used for the SACD and Pure Audio Blu-ray. All resolutions and encodings are derived from the same original DXD source files. Please send us an e-mail and share your experience on your practical experience with these file formats. Enjoy the music!"

 

"The music captured by 2L features Norwegian composers and performers and an international repertoire reflected in the Nordic atmosphere. The surround sound recordings of Lindberg Lyd not only transform the entire listening experience, but also - more radically - these innovative recordings overturn some very basic concepts regarding how music is played and even composed. 2L emphasize surround sound with Pure Audio Blu-ray and HiRes file distribution, and have garnered no less than 14 American GRAMMY nominations since 2006.

2L record in spacious acoustic venues: large concert halls, churches and cathedrals. This is actually where we can make the most intimate recordings. The qualities we seek in large rooms are not necessarily a big reverb, but openness due to the absence of close reflecting walls. Making an ambient and beautiful recording is the way of least resistance. Searching the fine edge between direct contact and openness - that’s the real challenge! A really good recording should be able to bodily move the listener. This core quality of audio production is made by choosing the right venue for the repertoire, and by balancing the image in the placement of microphones and musicians relative to each other in that venue.

There is no method available today to reproduce the exact perception of attending a live performance. That leaves us with the art of illusion when it comes to recording music. As recording engineers and producers we need to do exactly the same as any good musician: interpret the music and the composer’s intentions and adapt to the media where we perform. Surround sound is a completely new conception of the musical experience. Recorded music is no longer a matter of a fixed two-dimensional setting, but rather a three-dimensional enveloping situation. Stereo can be described as a flat canvas, while surround sound is a sculpture that you can literally move around and relate to spatially; surrounded by music you can move about in the aural space and choose angles, vantage points and positions."


Edited by depaor - 4/19/14 at 6:09am
post #3726 of 7527

Looks neat but I'd recommend folks get a great 24/192 wav file and do there own conversions from there in DBpoweramp or XLD and compare that way. Try the FLAC vs wav compare on the DX90.:popcorn: 

post #3727 of 7527
Indeed with popcorn. Trying to incite a lossless debate?
post #3728 of 7527

Nope. No need to debate but everyone should try stuff for themselves and come to their own conclusions vs accepting everything they are told. DX90 is revealing enough for folks to come to good conclusions, whatever those are. The popcorn was because I knew there would be responses that want to squash personal assessment. I don't prefer wav and kinda like flac 0 on my anv3 but prefer wav on the dx90, as I do on my rather costly home kit. ymmv :smile: 

post #3729 of 7527
Be careful about what's in your popcorn you might open up a major can of worms. Or maybe not. biggrin.gif

post #3730 of 7527

I'll probably take a lot of flak.

post #3731 of 7527
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Originally Posted by goodvibes View Post

I'll probably take a lot of flak.


 

Ouch! biggrin.gif
Cheers!beerchug.gif
-HK sends
post #3732 of 7527
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Originally Posted by goodvibes View Post
 

I'll probably take a lot of flak.

 

Roberta Flak??

post #3733 of 7527
The dual sabre DAC detail retrieving capability is simple awesome. I can hear some background sound or music I didn't hear with the Dx50. At first I thought is distortion lol.
post #3734 of 7527
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Originally Posted by nakedtoes View Post

The dual sabre DAC detail retrieving capability is simple awesome. I can hear some background sound or music I didn't hear with the Dx50. At first I thought is distortion lol.

Share similar findings, feels like it's the next step for reaching the sound quality paradise. wink.gif

My discovery, which does not cease to amaze me, has taken me a step higher with every dap I sample. Just as I thought I reached the sq nirvana, another dap steals the show. Great time for music lovers! smily_headphones1.gif
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Originally Posted by jon parker View Post

Roberta Flak??
Typical witty British humor, we should have more of it! beerchug.gif
Edited by musicheaven - 4/19/14 at 7:14am
post #3735 of 7527
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Originally Posted by musicheaven View Post
Typical witty British humor, we should have more of it! beerchug.gif

British humor is the best humor. I still watch and like Monty Python :happy_face1:

 

PS: I am not British and English is not my native language.

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