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post #196 of 3032
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Originally Posted by M-13 View Post

 

I think this is why owning both the X5 and DX90 makes so much sense. They're actually quite different.

I was actually most surprised by this fact. I did not expect that big of a difference in sound. Glad to have options, and what great options to have:beyersmile:

post #197 of 3032
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Originally Posted by musicheaven View Post

 

I find acapellas (including the pauses they make) excellent in gaging the background blackness and with the ones I have, it's DARK, pitch BLACK. When closing my eyes and listening, it's like I am in an empty room with the singer showing off his/her voice.

If you can come by Howard Shore's soundtrack to The Hobbit, go put on "Misty Mountains".

 

 

 

You're welcome.

post #198 of 3032
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Originally Posted by pprice42 View Post
 

I was actually most surprised by this fact. I did not expect that big of a difference in sound. Glad to have options, and what great options to have:beyersmile:


I agree! Why do we need to pick the best? Let's make peace and not war. Just buy both! :beyersmile:

post #199 of 3032
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Originally Posted by M-13 View Post
 

 

I think this is why owning both the X5 and DX90 makes so much sense. They're actually quite different.

I've never been one for owning a lot of different headphones or amps. I'd much rather find The One that just gets it all right. With headphones, that's pretty darn costly (I'm rocking the Noble K10) but let's hope that the quite fairly priced DX90 could be The One DAP. The speed and resolution of the Sabre DACs combined with the superb clarity and raw power of the PB2 makes for one hell of a rig. Listening to Tool has me air-drumming like a lunatic, much to my wife's amusement.

post #200 of 3032
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Originally Posted by Sorensiim View Post
 

I've never been one for owning a lot of different headphones or amps. I'd much rather find The One that just gets it all right. With headphones, that's pretty darn costly (I'm rocking the Noble K10) but let's hope that the quite fairly priced DX90 could be The One DAP. The speed and resolution of the Sabre DACs combined with the superb clarity and raw power of the PB2 makes for one hell of a rig. Listening to Tool has me air-drumming like a lunatic, much to my wife's amusement.

Video of her watching or you are just making this up. . .  .. lol. . . this is an official video request. 

post #201 of 3032
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Originally Posted by jamato8 View Post
 

Video of her watching or you are just making this up. . .  .. lol. . . this is an official video request. 

She just tapped me on the shoulder and told me I was sorta ruining The Tudors for her. Apparantly a 220 pound gorilla wildly flailing its arms next to you on the couch is sorta distracting. Silly women.

post #202 of 3032
Hey guys I have two questions before I seriously start considering it, I hope some of you can answer them:

Can this be used as a USB dac and if so how is it powered, by USB or external charger?

And second question: can this be used as a dac/amp in conjunction with an iPhone so that the iPhone is the source for files and the DX decodes and amplifies them?

Thanks
post #203 of 3032
Usb dac functionallity is not yet implemented so nobody knows how it will work but probably will be powerede from the computer. No iDevice support
post #204 of 3032
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Originally Posted by Sorensiim View Post
 

She just tapped me on the shoulder and told me I was sorta ruining The Tudors for her. Apparantly a 220 pound gorilla wildly flailing its arms next to you on the couch is sorta distracting. Silly women.

 

 

She must get through a ton of bananas, trying to pacify you in the evenings :wink_face:

 

 

 

 

 

Note: what follows is just my musings - I'm not being completely serious:

 

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Originally Posted by M-13 View Post
 

 

The DX90 has faster more precise bass while the X5 has longer decay and more bloom down there but sounds more sluggish to me.

 

I find the DX90 to have the more neutral presentation. (So far... after about 48 hours in.... to be continued), but the X5 still has better bass pitch definition. I think that's just the strength of PCM over Sabre, while the Sabre is faster the more tight down there the PCM sounds more textured.

 

 

              For those of you who have been following the CustomArt Harmony CIEM, it has quite an innovative approach to transducing the bass frequencies. It'd be really cool to see someone experiment with DAC chips so as to combine the different characteristics of reproduction of each of them, simultaneously :D 

 

 

 

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Edited by Mython - 4/18/14 at 1:55pm
post #205 of 3032
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Originally Posted by pprice42 View Post

I was actually most surprised by this fact. I did not expect that big of a difference in sound. Glad to have options, and what great options to have:beyersmile:

I wondered if I had been silly, but so pleased now that I bought BOTH X5 and DX90 with the money I had saved for ZX1 :-)
post #206 of 3032
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Originally Posted by nc8000 View Post

Usb dac functionallity is not yet implemented so nobody knows how it will work but probably will be powerede from the computer. No iDevice support
Thanks!
post #207 of 3032
I can't believe how nice my SE535 sound with the DX90, it's like it just got a new lease on life. That's what I initially expected with the DX50 but never happened. I can only imagine how the SE846 would sound with it. smily_headphones1.gif
post #208 of 3032
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Originally Posted by Nirmalanow View Post
 

I just bought one on Amazon for $430 including shipping. Now I do not have to wait until May 7th. I don't know how many the seller has in stock but here is the link:
http://amzn.to/1nuuZ1G


Three hours later and my order already is listed as "shipped" with a tracking number from USPS. And  I only used standard shipping which is supposed to be 3-5 business days. So I guess this seller really does have them in stock.

Better than waiting until May, and I believe it cost me less than it would have including shipping from iBasso.

PS: the seller has good feedback (4.9 stars out of 5) on Amazon with 1693 ratings and they offer a lot of headphone stuff including Fiio, iBasso, Astell and Kern, Sennheiser, etc. so they seem like a legitimate seller.


Edited by Nirmalanow - 4/18/14 at 2:26pm
post #209 of 3032
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Originally Posted by Nirmalanow View Post
 


Three hours later and my order already is listed as "shipped" with a tracking number from USPS. And  I only used standard shipping which is supposed to be 3-5 business days. So I guess this seller really does have them in stock.

Better than waiting until May, and I believe it cost me less than it would have including shipping from iBasso.

PS: the seller has good feedback (4.9 stars out of 5) on Amazon with 1693 ratings and they offer a lot of headphone stuff including Fiio, iBasso, Astell and Kern, Sennheiser, etc. so they seem like a legitimate seller.

Why are they listed as if they had been 600$ in the past? Now i start distrusting amazon

post #210 of 3032
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Originally Posted by Sorensiim View Post
 

I've never been one for owning a lot of different headphones or amps. I'd much rather find The One that just gets it all right. With headphones, that's pretty darn costly (I'm rocking the Noble K10) but let's hope that the quite fairly priced DX90 could be The One DAP. The speed and resolution of the Sabre DACs combined with the superb clarity and raw power of the PB2 makes for one hell of a rig. Listening to Tool has me air-drumming like a lunatic, much to my wife's amusement.

Do you use the stock pb2?

 

Edit: I remember that the opamps are rollable here, but just had a second look on it and see that it already comes with different ones, so I guess there is no stock :)

This amp looks interesting, so how is it looking from the inside/what are u using? Need to get into opamps and their characteristics, any link u can provide?


Edited by BaTou069 - 4/18/14 at 2:53pm
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