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Fiio X5 or DX50/DX90

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I am looking to get into the HD music player market (mainly for the storage capacity) and I am having a hard time deciding which one I should get. I do plan on using my AKG 240s with it as I understand they all have enough power to drive them. Any help would be much appreciated!
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Hmmm... well I think in the long run you'll be happy with DX90 it is the best sounding of the 3

post #3 of 9
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Would it sound good with my 240s? The DX90 is the more neutral sounding one correct?
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Would it sound good with my 240s? The DX90 is the more neutral sounding one correct?

indeed, many of the reviews claim that the 240 is a very neutrual and balanced headphone, some reviews mention it having creamy mids and a balanced sound signiture.

 

That said, a balanced headphone sounds well with a balanced DAP,  

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Thank you for the advice I'll probably start looking into financing one of these puppies. The only downside I've heard about it is the battery life. How does it's battery compare to an iPod classic? and does it support 2 micro SD cards like Fiio x5?
Edited by HonestAbe - 5/31/14 at 2:28pm
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Thank you for the advice I'll probably start looking into financing one of these puppies. The only downside I've heard about it is the battery life. How does it's battery compare to an iPod classic?

well simply put an iPod classic won't have the amp power to drive the AKG 240, and battery life is a down side to most audiophile player as they are designed to high powered headphones

 

I would recommend that you get an amp such as the Fiio E11 or better yet the E12 to go along with your new DAP, at the very least save up for both the DAP and the Amp [it runs about $120] 

 

I'm not farmillar with the sound of the AKG 240, but I've had "hard to drive" headphones in the past and they do not sound at all good when under driven 

post #7 of 9

I would wait a couple days until Monday June 2 to see what Apple says at WWDC.  Rumor has it that they will announce hi-res downloads from iTunes, and this could come with some form of hardware announcement.  The iPod Classic disappeared from the online refurb store, so some change is afoot.  

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I would wait a couple days until Monday June 2 to see what Apple says at WWDC.  Rumor has it that they will announce hi-res downloads from iTunes, and this could come with some form of hardware announcement.  The iPod Classic disappeared from the online refurb store, so some change is afoot.  

Huh that's a good point, I still have some skepticism about the apple devices being able to drive headphones like the AKG 240, but how ever you might be able to simply purchase an amp to use with an Apple Device, 

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  The iPod Classic disappeared from the online refurb store, so some change is afoot.  

While you may be on to something - As far as I've noticed, they haven't had a refurb Classic available for many months....

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