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post #841 of 3032
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Originally Posted by pOOB73 View Post
 

More expensive doesn't always automatically mean better.:)

As far as Astell & kern is concerned true.

post #842 of 3032
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Originally Posted by vladzakhar View Post


Can you post the link where you bought this battery, please?

On amazon UK
post #843 of 3032
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Originally Posted by Bluebear View Post
 

 

When I mean less energetic, I mean it may be the issue of sounding less rumbling/boomy/impactful kind of bass when you pair your JH16 with AK120. Could be possible that AK120 actually tightened up the bass in your JH16 which is not to your preference.

 

 

I auditioned the DX90 demo unit at Treoo. Could be possible it has not have many burn in hours yet. I tried it at low gain setting with volume set at 190 to match my AK120/240 volume at 45/75.

Try high gain next time and like headwacker said, it needs play time. Mine is now snapping up a bit and getting some color for me as hoped.:smile: It however no longer engages any of it's play modes.:frown: Not a big deal. The unit is worth a few niggles.


Edited by goodvibes - 5/8/14 at 11:48am
post #844 of 3032
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Originally Posted by pOOB73 View Post
 

 

According to jamato8 it's pretty close:

 

"I am using the JH13 Pros and having so many hours on the DX90, the sound has such impact, I don't think I have heard the 13's sound better, even out of the Hugo."

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/714421/the-dx90-by-ibasso-please-post-just-your-reviews-and-sound-impressions/795#post_10527024

 

I will go back to check on the DX90 demo unit maybe after half a year when it has probably clocked 1000 hours to find out. :normal_smile : 

 

But really 1000/24 = 41.67 days. He has it playing 24/7 non-stop for that long? Didn't DX90 just came out not long ago? Even with an early released demo unit for him it shouldn't be more than a month old.


Edited by Bluebear - 5/8/14 at 11:47am
post #845 of 3032

Lol,it was a joke of mine.Maybe i stretched a little bit.I see you have pico slim.If you get the chance try to audition senn ie800 with dx90.You will really like it.

post #846 of 3032
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I prefer to use high gain on my DX90. I find the sound is more dynamic and to my liking. Also, it does change in sound as it gets more play time on it, as has been noted in these pages by other users. But low gain is not my favorite as it lacks what I enjoy in music which is good separation, dynamics and aural impact (fleshed out micro dynamics). I use high gain regardless of what I am using as a monitor. 

post #847 of 3032
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Originally Posted by nc8000 View Post


On amazon UK


Is it the same size as the stock battery?

post #848 of 3032
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Is it the same size as the stock battery?

No it's thicker so you cant fit the battery lid but need to use the silicone skin to hold it in place

post #849 of 3032

Man, something tells me we're gonna be seeing a lot of chubby dx90s in the foreseeable future.Do you think if we go rioting on the streets someone will do something?

post #850 of 3032
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I use a 3250mA (same thickness as stock) battery that HiFlight recommended and I have the 4400mA that I use with the silicon case to hold in place. The added thickness doesn't change much in form and it works fine. 

 

Some have noticed in sound, with different batteries, which I would is due to a lower internal resistance of the battery. If a lower ESR, I would normally suspect the battery to sound better. I haven't attempted to compare and am not very motivated to do this. Should be valid though. 

 

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I have been comparing the Hugo and the DX90. Ultimately the Hugo resolves more. There are more spacial cues. Depth isn't that much greater with with the Hugo. For a 419 dollar all in one dap to achieve what I am hearing in competing with what has been widely accepted as the current bench mark, the 2500$ Hugo, is remarkable. There are times when I forget and think I am listening to the Hugo and think, "this sounds really good", and I look down and I am plugged into the DX90. Do I hear a difference when I go back and forth, yes, is it 2000 dollars worth.. . . well. . . we all have our own perceptions and needs. If I didn't have the Hugo and went out and listened and compared I would stay with the DX90 because I get so much of the music and the difference for me, doesn't warrant the 2000 dollars. But I have the Hugo and won't be selling it, so don't ask. lol And remember, the Hugo has been compared to dacs costing 5 to 7 thousand dollars and considered as good or better. 


Edited by jamato8 - 5/8/14 at 3:01pm
post #851 of 3032

If that's the case, then why not go all out and get the double sized 7000 mA battery?

post #852 of 3032
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I prefer to use high gain on my DX90. I find the sound is more dynamic and to my liking. Also, it does change in sound as it gets more play time on it, as has been noted in these pages by other users. But low gain is not my favorite as it lacks what I enjoy in music which is good separation, dynamics and aural impact (fleshed out micro dynamics). I use high gain regardless of what I am using as a monitor. 


 



i don't hear any difference from low gain to high gain on Roxanne. But on DT235 it does make a difference. Although, it's easy to drive and has enough volume at low gain, the DT235 packs a bigger punch, seems to have better clarity and instrument separation, a bit more air and energy on the treble region at high gain. For the price, the SQ is unbelievable. DT235 pairs and scales very well with DX90 and could make a run for the money on more expensive setup.

I think this could be the ultimate value setup.
post #853 of 3032
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If that's the case, then why not go all out and get the double sized 7000 mA battery?

I think that would be too thick to be properly held by the silicone skin. The 4400 is already pulling the sides away from the screen and a little of line for the cut outs for the ports and sliders
post #854 of 3032
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Originally Posted by goodvibes View Post

Try high gain next time and like headwacker said, it needs play time. Mine is now snapping up a bit and getting some color for me as hoped.smile.gif  It however no longer engages any of it's play modes.frown.gif  Not a big deal. The unit is worth a few niggles.

High gain for me too. Really helps that it is completely black even for my hiss detector tg334s....
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Originally Posted by nc8000 View Post

I think that would be too thick to be properly held by the silicone skin. The 4400 is already pulling the sides away from the screen and a little of line for the cut outs for the ports and sliders

I do get around 7+ hrs even playing mostly HD files. Never felt a need to get the larger battery. Having said that, I do have an 10800mAh external usb battery for all my phone, tablets, and DAP on days where I know I'll be out and about or for long flights. Usually it's my Note3 needing the charge.
post #855 of 3032

After abt 200hr burn in i started to use low gain but pump up the volume... as one bro mention before the higher volume it goes should have better s/n and performance and where ibasso recommend setting volume to 255 when connecting to ext amp. I started to find the low gain + higher volume sound more dynamic then high gain + lower volume... This is the other way when the DX90 is brand new out of the box... 

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