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    Focal Clear headphones

    Take a look at the hybrid Pro-Ject Pre box RS2 (tube stage is only for the pre out, not headphones) It has dual ESS9038Q2M DAC chips so some people might think it would be too analytical or bright with Clears but no, its a perfect match IMHO, full body, clear, detailed but not harsh or tiring at...
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    Focal Clear headphones

    Never heard too - Can you please send a link to that history of failed drivers? Thanks
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    Focal Clear headphones

    Hi, posting just to say this one is a fantastic match to Focal Clear, to my ears it’s the perfect balance tonality wise, besides clarity and dynamics. Much recommended I got it mainly as a DAC/preamp for my home system but as a headphone amp is very good
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    Focal Clear headphones

    I got it. I see a range of similar DACs on the price up to 1500, small form factor, packed and racing features against each other’s like the RME ADI-2 DAC FS, Soekris DAC1541, Topping D90, Denafrips Ares 2, some higher priced like Chord qutest, Mytek Brooklyn DAC+, etc - and I see another range...
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    Focal Clear headphones

    I thing power is really the main thing, remaining Numbers although better are pretty insignificant in audible terms, IMHO. I’ve been changing from bal to se in years, IEMS and Clear, currently my best combination is Clear SE to my DX220 with AMP9 tube amp my 2 cents
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    Focal Clear headphones

    Absolutely. Clear is a tiger, I don’t want to jail it in a zoo
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    Focal Clear headphones

    Hi, I´ve been looking at some DAC/PREAMP options in the range to around 1000€, something to be connected primary to my home system but that could be a good match to my Focal Clear as a desktop headphone amp. I'm not looking for a very analytic sound signature that might be somewhat tiring with...
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    DX220 A new view to your music. * Latest Firmware: 1.15.233 Local * Link for User Guide 1st Page. AMP9 Now available! And DC01.

    I didn’t try AMP8 but would advise you to try the tube AMP9, sounds great with Focal Clear which is a very analytical and “clear” headphone. Actually this is my reference combo on portable music. I think Clear loves tube amps
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    DX220 A new view to your music. * Latest Firmware: 1.15.233 Local * Link for User Guide 1st Page. AMP9 Now available! And DC01.

    because we are all different, listen differently and have different tastes. So I won’t question your taste, only point out that ibasso DX220 has two systems only because of audio quality, nothing more
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    DX220 A new view to your music. * Latest Firmware: 1.15.233 Local * Link for User Guide 1st Page. AMP9 Now available! And DC01.

    Sounding fantastic in Mango as usual. Yes, it seems more airy but with a sweet balance all across the FR I guess my IEMS will love it, for later... Is my brain playing tricks or in Mango, the scroll bars are +1mm far from the edge? It seems easier to scroll with the stock case. Very pleased...
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    DX220 A new view to your music. * Latest Firmware: 1.15.233 Local * Link for User Guide 1st Page. AMP9 Now available! And DC01.

    No way, links were helpful for many for sure, I tried and struggled a bit when I just realized iBasso have published the download. My post intended to easy things a bit for people that didn’t upgrade yet. Regards
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    DX220 A new view to your music. * Latest Firmware: 1.15.233 Local * Link for User Guide 1st Page. AMP9 Now available! And DC01.

    Guys, for whoever missed and is struggling with the download links posted above, iBasso.com has the zip direct download available now... downloading...
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    DX220 A new view to your music. * Latest Firmware: 1.15.233 Local * Link for User Guide 1st Page. AMP9 Now available! And DC01.

    Glad you did it. I wonder if that and others similar problems are due to Android? I always use Mango OS and never had a problem. Hate Android, I’m an Apple fan boy at 54yo, only have DX220 cause can’t resist the audio quality :L3000: In a future I see me owning a fully, exclusive, audio only...
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