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post #1636 of 1751
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Depends what you are driving. For the HD650, to me that is the only way they sound good. some phones sound better some don't, IMO. And what balanced amp? 

post #1637 of 1751

Still doing research, trying to find something that works well with both dx90 and se846. 

post #1638 of 1751
Anyone tried to pair the Alpha Dogs with the DX90? Can the dx90 fully feed the hungry dogs?
post #1639 of 1751

Well not really, they won't reach their full potential, but they are not bad at all. 

post #1640 of 1751
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Anyone use balance amp with your DX90? I'm thinking about getting headphonelounge silver cable, but trying to decide if I wanted to go balanced or SE. 

I use it exclusively with the SR71-B as all my phones are balanced. With Sig Pro and JH13 the difference is small and not really needed but with HE-500 it makes a meaningful difference
post #1641 of 1751
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Well not really, they won't reach their full potential, but they are not bad at all. 

Ahh ok really needs an external amp to feed those doggies.. Any portable amp you can recommend?
post #1642 of 1751

O2? 

 

I use a V200 myself, not very portable. 

post #1643 of 1751
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O2? 

 

I use a V200 myself, not very portable. 

I would like to see someone carry the V200 along the street LOL

post #1644 of 1751
Tempted to slim down my portable setup. Would the DX90 sound better than the i-device + Hp-P1 setup I'm on currently? Or too close to matter? I usually prefer adding to the brick my iQube to squeeze the most out of the setup lol..
post #1645 of 1751
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Tempted to slim down my portable setup. Would the DX90 sound better than the i-device + Hp-P1 setup I'm on currently? Or too close to matter? I usually prefer adding to the brick my iQube to squeeze the most out of the setup lol..

Ah good question, I have both the DX90 & HP-P1 but my HP-P1 battery issue really given me a big headache, send back to my distributor and they said to fix it might cost about USD350!!

 

Eventually I got my DX90 as a present from my brother. By right you do not need DX90 since you have the HP-P1, the HP-P1 SQ is really awesome, very neutral well balance sound from it I must say that the Fostex can really make good DAC, IMO if you need more storage just get an iPod or touch you do not need to get another DX90 unless you wanted to try different kind of DAPs~

post #1646 of 1751

Would buying a RSA balanced amp (Lightning F-35) be overkill with DX90? I'm thinking about balancing my SE846, but weighting my options right now. 

post #1647 of 1751
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Originally Posted by slickooz View Post

Would buying a RSA balanced amp (Lightning F-35) be overkill with DX90? I'm thinking about balancing my SE846, but weighting my options right now. 

The difference would likely be very small, at least it is for me with SR71-B and JH13. With HE-500 the difference is much bigger
post #1648 of 1751

Are your Jh-13 balanced or SE? I read a lot of people are very happy with their balance set up. 

post #1649 of 1751
All my phones are balanced as are both my amps and my home source. The difference is there with all my phones, most with HE-500 and least with JH13 but still worth it for me
post #1650 of 1751
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Originally Posted by slickooz View Post
 

Would buying a RSA balanced amp (Lightning F-35) be overkill with DX90? I'm thinking about balancing my SE846, but weighting my options right now. 

 

Depending on the headphone, I've found the SR71B (F-35's older brother) makes a big difference with the DX90.  However with my JH13's the extra amp doesn't provide much benefit.

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