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post #151 of 3032
Look like I miss the first batch of order. Have to wait until 7th of May.
Seem like it will sound better than ak120.
post #152 of 3032

It's definitely the DAC guys. The amp section is great too, but honestly it's the dual Sabre DACs implemented correctly that's giving us the crazy awesomeness. I know this because this is what happened when I put the Concero into my desktop chain for the LCD-2/HE-500. This same kind of awesomeness was brought and I basically threw the Bifrost away. Haha.

post #153 of 3032

Just got it today! 

 

This definitely needs lots of burn in....

 

impression of 1st hour:

 

OMG the soundstage.

 

Treble is a bit extended, bass is not power up yet.

 

i'm playing it around 190-200, and its loud!

post #154 of 3032
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Originally Posted by Sorensiim View Post

The DX50/PB2 stack is very good, but replacing the DX50 with the DX90 takes the PB2 to another level. The DAC(s) in the DX90 are clearly superior to the one in the DX50. Not that the 50 is bad by any means, the 90 is just better. Everything is so crisp and clear!

Damn - buying the Dx90 is a possibility again
post #155 of 3032
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Originally Posted by musicheaven View Post

There is something to say about detail/imagery versus musicality. It's like watching a movie with standard stereo sound and then you engage Dolby Digital Plus 7.1 channels surround sound, you tell yourself wow now I am in the movie instead of watching the movie. But then once in a while you like watching this old movie, taking a back seat with simple stereo sound bringing melancholic feelings of a gone era. wink.gif

Nice analogy.

Damnation again - buying the DX90 is a strong probability again. My finger is hovering over the pre-order button
post #156 of 3032
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Originally Posted by highfell View Post

Nice analogy.

Damnation again - buying the DX90 is a strong probability again. My finger is hovering over the pre-order button

May I remind you of your friend? biggrin.gif



If you wanna get this:

post #157 of 3032
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Yup, and it is goooood :D

thanks, getting tempted...

post #158 of 3032

I appreciate that it's early days, but I find it peculiar that everyone is comparing the DX90 to the DX50, whilst almost no one has even mentioned the DX100 in the equation.

 

Anyone remember the DX100?

 

It's that brilliant DAP that is made by iBasso and is based upon a Sabre DAC - desktop version, maybe, but still the same fundamental DAC technology.

post #159 of 3032
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thanks, getting tempted...


Yeah the DX90 offers crazy resolution and the Sig Pro also offers crazy resolution. It's like two beasts meeting up and forming a super team of awesomeness.

post #160 of 3032
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I appreciate that it's early days, but I find it peculiar that everyone is comparing the DX90 to the DX50, whilst almost no one has even mentioned the DX100 in the equation.

 

Anyone remember the DX100?

 

It's that brilliant DAP that is made by iBasso and is based upon a Sabre DAC - desktop version, maybe, but still the same fundamental DAC technology.


I think the simple explantion is that more people own the DX50, so that's what they're comparing it to.

post #161 of 3032
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Originally Posted by Mython View Post
 

I appreciate that it's early days, but I find it peculiar that everyone is comparing the DX90 to the DX50, whilst almost no one has even mentioned the DX100 in the equation.

 

Anyone remember the DX100?

 

It's that brilliant DAP that is made by iBasso and is based upon a Sabre DAC - desktop version, maybe, but still the same fundamental DAC technology.

 

For IEM uses, I like DX90 over DX100.  DX100 can sound quite sterile and even at times emotionless and having hard edges to the notes definition while DX90 is more musical and fluid.

post #162 of 3032
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I think the simple explantion is that more people own the DX50, so that's what they're comparing it to.

Yup, I sold my DX100 but I might be able to borrow one from a friend for a comparison. From memory, the DX90 beats the DX100 with IEMs, those dual sabres are insane.

post #163 of 3032
Sorensiim, have you tried dx90 with K10? How is the pairing?
post #164 of 3032
Anyone ever tried the DX90 with JH16?
post #165 of 3032

This thing is fantastic. Playing it with HD600 right now. Drives it easy, great soundstage, detail, presence. Could be game over for me and DAPs for the forseeable :)

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