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FWIW, I had time to evaluate the HM-901 and other DAPs. I found its dual dac 9018 implementation offered zero aavantages IMO.

On the other hand, I feel that light harmonic's implementation of the mobile 9018 far exceeds any dap I've heard. Idk what they did, but it made me a believer.

You know why?  One chip has 8 channels.  ;)  One is more than enough.

 

 

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On the other hand, I feel that light harmonic's implementation of the mobile 9018 far exceeds any dap I've heard. Idk what they did, but it made me a believer.

I dunno, so far I'm been disappointed with the mobile version.  You are talking about the geek 1000?  I don't know when they are going to release that.  I like to know if the mobile version is on par with the non-mobile. So far, non-mobile to me is suprieror sonically.  I've tried the LO of DX90 which contain the mobile version.

 

 

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Too bad they dont make a higher end model of DX100....and release the DX90...Same for Hifiman, there is no higher end than HM-901....only iriver has the ambition to take over thr world

I think the non-mobile implementation probably makes the device bulky like the DX100 or the HM-901.  Personally, I would like to avoid iriver.


Edited by SilverEars - 6/15/14 at 5:15pm
post #437 of 1346
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I think the non-mobile implementation probably makes the device bulky like the DX100 or the HM-901.  Personally, I would like to avoid iriver.

I have no issue with HM-901 form factor and I use it everyday even over the weekends.... Only thing i wish it has a big onboard storage...recently i am thinking about amping the HM-901 LoL

i love the dx100 sound but i was a bit put off by the fact that it took a long time to start up...

Same here, i try to avoid iriver but it is becoming harder when they are becoming Samsung

Fingers crossed for the coming cowon
post #438 of 1346
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Originally Posted by eke2k6 View Post

FWIW, I had time to evaluate the HM-901 and other DAPs. I found its dual dac 9018 implementation offered zero aavantages IMO.

On the other hand, I feel that light harmonic's implementation of the mobile 9018 far exceeds any dap I've heard. Idk what they did, but it made me a believer.

Hi eke2k6,

 

Did you get a chance to listen to a Geek Wave prototype/pre-production model?  I'm hoping this is what you are referring to as I just ordered the XD128, and it would help to reassure my purchase.

 

Thanks.

Dave.

post #439 of 1346
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The only reason I didn't keep the DX100 was the awful, battery-draining-when-doing-nothing-at-all firmware. It either drained the battery flat within 5 hours or I had to wait 5 minutes after turning it on for it to load all my music. If they have fixed those problems, then I'd take it over the Sony if I wanted something that could handle full-size headphones well. When I owned it, I used to shock the staff in hi-fi stores by plugging it in as a DAC/pre into their power amps.

 

In the end, my unit bit me in the rear-end: I sold it to another member who was upset that there was a tiny amount of dust under the screen -- how it arrived from the factory. So I lost a lot having to refund the guy, then have it sent back to me, take it apart, remove the dust, then sell it again.

Lesson learned.

 

Awful design & craftsmanship (if any).

post #440 of 1346
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Too bad they dont make a higher end model of DX100....and release the DX90...Same for Hifiman, there is no higher end than HM-901....only iriver has the ambition to take over thr world

The mid-price market is huge and seems like they aimed for such rather than taking iRiver head on.

post #441 of 1346
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The mid-price market is huge and seems like they aimed for such rather than taking iRiver head on.

I am really grateful we still have HM-901 and Chord Hugo.
post #442 of 1346
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I am really grateful we still have HM-901 and Chord Hugo.

That's a huge brick (0.65kg combined mass)!


Edited by flymetothemoon - 6/15/14 at 10:09pm
post #443 of 1346
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I am really grateful we still have HM-901 and Chord Hugo.

 

There is also the Geek Wave to look forward to.

post #444 of 1346
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Originally Posted by CosmicHolyGhost View Post


I have no issue with HM-901 form factor and I use it everyday even over the weekends.... Only thing i wish it has a big onboard storage...recently i am thinking about amping the HM-901 LoL

i love the dx100 sound but i was a bit put off by the fact that it took a long time to start up...

Same here, i try to avoid iriver but it is becoming harder when they are becoming Samsung

Fingers crossed for the coming cowon


Has iriver aka AK240 sold out to Samsung?

I love my humble Cowon X7. Is there a new one coming?

Have you actually heard the new LIGHT Harmonic Geek Wave? What iskit like?

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I love my humble Cowon X7. Is there a new one coming?

 

Yup, it's called the Cowon Plenue P1.

It's expected to cost around ~1K.

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/709051/cowon-plenue-p1

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truth to the matter is that if I have to redo everything. I would be pretty content to live with just Fiio X5 and Chord Hugo.

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Thread Starter 

I can't keep up!

 

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I gave up keeping up a year or so ago, too many products coming out now.
post #449 of 1346
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Originally Posted by SilverEars View Post
 

I dunno, so far I'm been disappointed with the mobile version.  You are talking about the geek 1000?  I don't know when they are going to release that.  I like to know if the mobile version is on par with the non-mobile. So far, non-mobile to me is suprieror sonically.  I've tried the LO of DX90 which contain the mobile version.

 

 

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Originally Posted by Dave74 View Post
 

Hi eke2k6,

 

Did you get a chance to listen to a Geek Wave prototype/pre-production model?  I'm hoping this is what you are referring to as I just ordered the XD128, and it would help to reassure my purchase.

 

Thanks.

Dave.

 

 

I'm referring to their Geek Out USB DAC/Amp: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/gavn8r/geek-a-new-usb-awesomifier-for-headphones/

 

 

It's simply great, and consistently sounds better than everything I've tried in the DAP realm.

post #450 of 1346
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Originally Posted by eke2k6 View Post
 

 

 

I'm referring to their Geek Out USB DAC/Amp: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/gavn8r/geek-a-new-usb-awesomifier-for-headphones/

 

 

It's simply great, and consistently sounds better than everything I've tried in the DAP realm.

WOW eke...this is interesting..

 

Can you tell me more about your comparisons of the Geek Out with other world leading DAPs like the HM901, AK240, DX100?

Which Geek Out did you listen to?

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