Originally Posted by jamato8
With a 128gb card, you can get plenty of files on there. How many DSD are there that you want? I don't have that many that interest me and the 128gb for now, is more than enough.
I have, and desire, no DSD files at all.
But if I did, I would downsample them to PCM before loading them onto a card for the DX90 (related discussion)
Why waste memory space with resolution which the DAP is unable to fully decode, anyway?
(I'm not dissing the DX90, I'm just saying I see no point in feeding it DSD)
Originally Posted by musicheaven
Same here, the card gets filled up rather quickly and I find 24/96 more than acceptable, blind test me on that and 24/192 I can guarantee you I would fail.
I yet to receive my card I bought over a month ago, at that point I'll see if that'll be enough.
Yeah, I've arrived at pretty-much the same conclusion - I suspect I might (might) be able to sense slight differences on a high-end fullsize hi-fi system, because of the more apparent spacial cues rendered by a high-end loudspeaker (fed by equally high-calibre electronics), but for DAP playback, through CIEMs, I can't, hand-on-heart, reliably hear any discernible difference between 24/192 and 24/96)
But I now view that as a good thing, as it frees me up to buy music at cheaper mid-hi-res, rather than rip-off uber-high-res, and it allows me to comfortably fill my memory cards with mid-hi-res albums rather than fewer uber-hi-res albums.
...and @ Jamato, I'm not getting at you personally and I really don't want to drift into the age-old pointless Sound Science debate about Hi-Res discernibility - My point was really just that the DX90 does not decode DSD natively, so why use so much of the relatively-limited memory space.
Oh, and FWIW, I'm becoming more & more convinced that the DX90 may be my next DAP purchase (I love the sound of the DX100, and the compactness of the DX90, with similar SQ, is very appealing).
Edited by Mython - 4/20/14 at 4:07pm