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Originally Posted by jayboy76 View Post

Thks for the x5 vs dx90 comparisons folks. It helps me!

It is all about enjoying the music no matter what you choose. 

post #242 of 3032
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Originally Posted by BaTou069 View Post
 

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?

 

I'm rocking a topkit from Head-Fi user HiFlight. The PB2 awesome on its own, but the topkit is the perfect icing on the cake. 

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Originally Posted by philiptw View Post
 

I was just giving some detailed listening to the DX90 after a good 10 hour burn in..

It feels like the sound had somewhat improved (but I have no quantitative measure for this obviously, so I cant be sure if it's placebo effect or not)

 

I put Yiruma's music on.. I am completely blown away..

 

It is almost as if I am sat right next to the piano and he is playing the piece for me.

The atmosphere it creates is very beautiful and delicate.

I have never had the feeling this strong towards those pieces when listening from my PC.

It is just magical.. so impressed...

 

Try Keith Jarrett's Köln concert (from 1974 I believe). The recording is utterly sublime and the imaging is amazing. It's like you're sitting on stage, next to the piano. And you'll be annoyed by the guy coughing in the 4th row.

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LoL ! Don't make the hype. U cant sure it better than Ak120. Ak120 is 4x times price  :))))
 

I really hope you're trolling. If not, I guess it's my duty to inform you that the AK units are grossly overpriced.

post #243 of 3032
Lol some compatriots just love a good amping!
Nice to know you can go from modest and truly portable to the heavier and barely portable and still enjoy the beat.
This player is pretty flexible. beerchug.gif
post #244 of 3032

is there any US distributor with DX90 on stock?

post #245 of 3032
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Originally Posted by Sorensiim View Post

 

I really hope you're trolling. If not, I guess it's my duty to inform you that the AK units are grossly overpriced.

Ya i tried it long time ago. I think u can only say Dx90 better if U A/B them not from your memory. I can sure my X5 better than Ak100 but not Ak120 ...

post #246 of 3032
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Originally Posted by pprice42 View Post
 

I was there too. Were you the guy wearing shoes?

Sure, Don't want to scare the musicians. Barefoot is reserved for mixing.:wink_face:

post #247 of 3032
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Originally Posted by viet1357911 View Post
 

Ya i tried it long time ago. I think u can only say Dx90 better if U A/B them not from your memory. I can sure my X5 better than Ak100 but not Ak120 ...

I'd take the mk2 and 120 over the x5. Non so with the DX90. I don't have an ak120 any more but I certainly don't think the DX90 sounds worse. Other than UI, being a touch bigger, and having slightly less play time, it compares pretty favorably..

post #248 of 3032
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Originally Posted by headwhacker View Post

It's been like that on DX50. So I'm not surprise it happen still on DX90. Just another reason I use rockbox on DX50 instead of the stock FW.

Are you saying DX50 has always lost the last two seconds and never been fixed? Suddenly noticed some abrubt endings yesterday, when no fadebout!
post #249 of 3032
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Originally Posted by rptlead View Post

is there any US distributor with DX90 on stock?

ProStudio Sound and Music:
(iBasso DX90 High Resolution Dual Sabre ES9018K2M DACs with ProStudio Coaxial Connection Kit)

They still show they have the DX90 in stock, you should contact them to find out.

Link: http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00JRGLX3G/ref=mp_s_a_1_5?qid=1397897640&sr=8-5
Edited by musicheaven - 4/19/14 at 2:00am
post #250 of 3032

guys. some people here are desperate to hear a bit of dx90 and sony f88x & zx1 comparison on headphones. anyone who own those? :)

post #251 of 3032
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Originally Posted by AndrewH13 View Post

Are you saying DX50 has always lost the last two seconds and never been fixed? Suddenly noticed some abrubt endings yesterday, when no fadebout!

I dont get any of that neither on DX50 nor DX90. Flac files, hires and cd, and 320kb aac. Always with gapless enabled. All files with squeaky clean tags and album art and only music files on the cards
post #252 of 3032
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Originally Posted by musicheaven View Post


ProStudio Sound and Music: They still show they have the DX90 in stock, you should contact them to find out.

Link: http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00JRGLX3G/ref=mp_s_a_1_5?qid=1397897640&sr=8-5

Thanks! weird, i couldnt search it before.   btw, i know this has been asked a million times, but, is dx90 a better pair for a bright set of cans/IEM compared to the x5 for say - vocals, instruments, and  jazz?

post #253 of 3032
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Originally Posted by nc8000 View Post

I dont get any of that neither on DX50 nor DX90. Flac files, hires and cd, and 320kb aac. Always with gapless enabled. All files with squeaky clean tags and album art and only music files on the cards

Same here, for a moment I thought I had a special unit without the bug biggrin.gif

It was puzzling me people complaining about that when I couldn't hear it. blink.gif
post #254 of 3032
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Originally Posted by rptlead View Post

Thanks! weird, i couldnt search it before.   btw, i know this has been asked a million times, but, is dx90 a better pair for a bright set of cans/IEM compared to the x5 for say - vocals, instruments, and  jazz?

Well I don't know if it's good enough for you, my SE535 (well known for being bright and they surely do) now sings on the DX90 and jazz on it is just unbelievable, I keep looking around to see if there isn't a sax player hiding in the corner of my room, let's say the separation is insane. I won't even touch vocals and instruments on it, you have to listen to it to believe it. smily_headphones1.gif
post #255 of 3032
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Originally Posted by nc8000 View Post

I dont get any of that neither on DX50 nor DX90. Flac files, hires and cd, and 320kb aac. Always with gapless enabled. All files with squeaky clean tags and album art and only music files on the cards

That's a relief. I am meticulous about tagging and embedding art, but I'm sure I saw a PDF on some newly acquired hires so I,ll check out card. Thanks.
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