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    Connecting Chord Mojo to iBasso DX220 (using the Chord as a DAC)

    If I have read the DX220 manual correctly, I simply use the coax cable that came with it and plug it into the SPDIF output on the DX220 and into the coax input on the Chord. Plug my headphones into the chord's headphone outputs. and, voila. Is this correct? Cheers, Dave
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    DX220 A new view to your music. *** Latest Firmware: 1.19 Local *** Link for User Guide 1st Page. AMP9 Now available! And DC01.

    Nope, amp 1 (stock amp) and CCA C10 IEMs - when the unit is working, the combo sounds fantastic. I've tried Sennheiser HD600 in the DX220 and had the same sound quality issues. I have a cheaper pair of Sennheisers too (can't remember the model) and the same sound issue happens with them. It's...
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    DX220 A new view to your music. *** Latest Firmware: 1.19 Local *** Link for User Guide 1st Page. AMP9 Now available! And DC01.

    Thanks! what about the iBasso 2.5mm balanced to 4.4mm balanced adaptor? Since it's made by iBasso, I presume that it's OK to use with amp8? On a different note, has anyone had their DX220 unit simply forget about the microSD card in Mango player? When I pressed on music ==> artists, the...
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    DX220 A new view to your music. *** Latest Firmware: 1.19 Local *** Link for User Guide 1st Page. AMP9 Now available! And DC01.

    Can't test it. The ear cushions on the 540s are badly worn, and unfortunately, covered in dust and dust mites. I have replacement ear cushions, but I'm not confident to do it myself. The issue is the dust and dust mites. The last time I wore them, I had an allergic reaction that lasted 3...
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    DX220 A new view to your music. *** Latest Firmware: 1.19 Local *** Link for User Guide 1st Page. AMP9 Now available! And DC01.

    Thanks for the confirm - they look very similar to my eyes. Excellent! There's a really expensive case on Ebay (Brand: Dignis), but it's a bit pricey for my liking. I mean, when a case is 1/7 of the price of the DAP... Anyway - reading through the manual bit by bit and it says that you can...
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    DX220 A new view to your music. *** Latest Firmware: 1.19 Local *** Link for User Guide 1st Page. AMP9 Now available! And DC01.

    Yes, it was a typo, meant DX220! I have corrected this now. full size headphones at home, the CCA C10 IEMs when out and about. I was thinking of getting the amp 8 & 9. I will admit, the 9 was first on my list, but I didn't realise that it was so low powered, so will go the 8 first and then...
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    DX220 A new view to your music. *** Latest Firmware: 1.19 Local *** Link for User Guide 1st Page. AMP9 Now available! And DC01.

    The amp modularity sold it on me. I also wanted a more holographic soundstage. I'm reading praises for both amp 8 and amp 9 (and even amp 7) - amp 9 makes me very curious since it apparently has a micro valve (tube) in it and I prefer valve amplification to solid state (actually, I prefer...
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    DX220 A new view to your music. *** Latest Firmware: 1.19 Local *** Link for User Guide 1st Page. AMP9 Now available! And DC01.

    Well, the DX220 is sound like a better long term solution for me. Just been talking via live chat to a trusted retailer and he thinks the DX220 is a bit warmer and more detailed than the Fiio M11 and the M11 is pretty similar sounding to my AK 120 II unit. So, it looks like the M11 would be...
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    [FiiO M11] Android 7.0, 2.5/3.5/4.4 Powerful Output, Exynos 7872, Dual AK4493 DAC chips, 3GB RAM, WiFi, Two-way LDAC

    yeah my bad on that, I didn't even think of the firmware issue with older MBPS, but very good point. With that said, they are very old machines now - my MBP mid 2009 wasn't able to go to mojave (at least, not without hacking it). The M11 was a lot newer on release so it's a bit of a different...
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    DX220 A new view to your music. *** Latest Firmware: 1.19 Local *** Link for User Guide 1st Page. AMP9 Now available! And DC01.

    So, you believe the DX220 is better than the Fiio M11? How did they compare on vocals/bass and detail? I'm looking to upgrade my DAP (from an AK 120 II) but can't demo the M11 or DX220 and compare to my AK DAP. I'm yet to compare the specs of the M11 to the DX220 either to see what the...
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    [FiiO M11] Android 7.0, 2.5/3.5/4.4 Powerful Output, Exynos 7872, Dual AK4493 DAC chips, 3GB RAM, WiFi, Two-way LDAC

    that's disappointing. I mean, most Android phones get updated to newer versions of the Android OS... edit: meant phone NOT watch
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