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post #706 of 1652
Lol all joking aside it is nice to know that you can charge it and utilize it at the sametime.
post #707 of 1652
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Originally Posted by Poimandres View Post

Did you really suggest that headfiers purchase a cable from the 99 cent store? What kind if sense would that make? There must be a silver/gold cable with solid gold contacts available somewhere.


At least SDBiotek started with the "tape mod".  Headfiers think mods are always cool :wink_face:

post #708 of 1652
I'm still waiting to see a duct tape mods thread pop up. The DX90 drives my Noble K10s well enough that I can leave more portable amps at home.
post #709 of 1652
It feels like amping DX90 is a step back with my Roxanne at least on UHA-6SMKII, I'll do a more test and with other portable amps I still have.
post #710 of 1652
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Originally Posted by philiptw View Post

Someone has mentioned about putting a tape to the middle electrodes of the USB cable (PC end) and that will allow charging + playing at the same time.

I am referring to the D+ and D- in the picture below (Standard A)

It works for me just fine.






Sorry , where do you put the electrical tape?
post #711 of 1652
On the D+ and D- pin (pin 2 and 3).
post #712 of 1652
Why can you not just 'eject' the player if connected to PC, surely it will still charge but just not be connected??
post #713 of 1652
The DX90 is ejected as far as the computer is concerned, but the player itself stays in storage mode (or DAC mode) until the physical connection is broken.
post #714 of 1652

I do hope you are using audiophile-grade electrical tape...

post #715 of 1652

headwhacker, 

 

As i mentioned already the dx90 is a very capable mobile setup.Whether you will hear an increase in performance with an amp depends on the iem.You may or may not hear a difference with your Roxanne unless you spent the big ones and buy chord hugo.From my experience ibasso drives the ie800 very satisfactorily.Does it drive them to their full potential?  It does not..not without a quality amp.Synergy plays an important role with this iem.


Edited by Caruryn - 5/6/14 at 10:28am
post #716 of 1652

Last week I finally got a nice DAC for my active speakers: The Audiolab M-DAC, a $1000+ ESS 9018 desktop DAC that won several awards last year. Plugging my CIEMs into the (suprisingly capable) headphone output, the first thing that struck me was how similar to the DX90 it sounded. When I have the time I'll do a comparison with the DX90 and the M-DAC both hooked up to my PB2 just to see if the $429 DX90 really keeps up with a $1000+ desktop unit.

post #717 of 1652

Damn, can i come work for you?

post #718 of 1652
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Originally Posted by doublea71 View Post
 

I do hope you are using audiophile-grade electrical tape...

True audiophile right here guys. ;)

post #719 of 1652
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Originally Posted by Caruryn View Post
 

headwhacker, 

 

As i mentioned already the dx90 is a very capable mobile setup.Whether you will hear an increase in performance with an amp depends on the iem.You may or may not hear a difference with your Roxanne unless you spent the big ones and buy chord hugo.From my experience ibasso drives the ie800 very satisfactorily.Does it drive them to their full potential?  It doen not..not without a quality amp.Synergy plays an important role with this iem.

 

Whether it brings the best potential or not, my argument was more of a comparison with DX50 which is in my experience you miss a lot when you use it's HO and amping is the only way to get a satisfactory result. At least with the iems I used. DX90 on the other hand, amping doesn't bring much to the point that the SQ improvement it brings (if there is any) doesn't justify carrying a stack.

 

If I feel I still need to amp my DX90 to be satisfied I would rather stick to DX50+UHA-6SMKII. As it turn out at least DX90 is doing a pretty heck of a job. I still need to do more comparison if amping would make it better. As it is now I DX90 is leaning towards a neutral FR. My amps are transparent enough (UHA-6SMKII and O2) that I would not expect any shift in SQ. If amping  you mean to change the SQ to something you prefer then it doesn't make it better but rather it's adjusting it to your preference.

post #720 of 1652
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Originally Posted by Sorensiim View Post
 

Last week I finally got a nice DAC for my active speakers: The Audiolab M-DAC, a $1000+ ESS 9018 desktop DAC that won several awards last year. Plugging my CIEMs into the (suprisingly capable) headphone output, the first thing that struck me was how similar to the DX90 it sounded. When I have the time I'll do a comparison with the DX90 and the M-DAC both hooked up to my PB2 just to see if the $429 DX90 really keeps up with a $1000+ desktop unit.

:popcorn:

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