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    ONKYO DP-X1 | Dual Sabre Dacs | Balanced | Sabre BTL Amp | MQA | DSD 256 | Android 5 |

    I've had a few days to listen to with my new Granbeat, I can safely say it's got all of the detail & transparency of the original DP-X1, in a far sturdier package & with more functionality. Bluetooth is as strong as it needs to be for portable purposes. Sound wise, it's mildly darker than the...
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    Onkyo DP-CMX1 GRANBEAT | Dual Dac | Balanced | Phone DAP

    Sometimes I use my T5p, sometimes my Momentum. It's always nice to know I have options incase a headphone jack or USB cable breaks Also I don't store my music on my smartphone, which is pretty basic & "low end".
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    Onkyo DP-CMX1 GRANBEAT | Dual Dac | Balanced | Phone DAP

    DP-X1 was always fine with a receiver or car audio, but it was unusable with my Momentum Wireless whilst walking & placed in my jeans or coat pockets, kept cutting out every 5 seconds, hope this will be much stronger.
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    Onkyo DP-CMX1 GRANBEAT | Dual Dac | Balanced | Phone DAP

    I am soon to be receiving one of these wonderful devices, which I am not using as a phone but ,as a replacement for my DP-X1 which needs to go to Romi Audio for repairs & then I will probably sell anyway. So I must ask, how is the Bluetooth on the Granbeat, is it stronger than the terrible...
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    SOLD! Onkyo Granbeat (DPCM-X1) for Sale

    Hi there! I'm interested, if it's still available.
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    Pioneer Private XDP-20 || ESS ES9018C2M || Dual SD Card || Bluetooth || WiFi || DSD || MQA || 2.5 mm Balanced

    I was going to buy this as a replacement for my DP-X1 until I found out that Tidal won't work offline due to the OS.
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    ONKYO DP-X1 | Dual Sabre Dacs | Balanced | Sabre BTL Amp | MQA | DSD 256 | Android 5 |

    I don't think you can tell, If you have a, X1A, they'll be a bit stronger but still not great. Buy some 3.5mm & 2.5mm extension or adaptor plugs, stick em in when you get it new, don't remove them, would be the safest thing.
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    Beyerdynamic DT 1990 PRO - Beyer's open-back mastering headphone

    Now only £218 at Amazon UK!! 57% reduction on RRP Update: it's jumped back up to £399- must have been a mistake!
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    ONKYO DP-X1 | Dual Sabre Dacs | Balanced | Sabre BTL Amp | MQA | DSD 256 | Android 5 |

    Thanks so much for the response! I'm going to ask Romi for the headphone jacks to be completely replaced. I don't care about the capacitors, the device sounds fine to me, and my headphones are low-impedence enough that the 130 volume limit doesn't do much.
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    ONKYO DP-X1 | Dual Sabre Dacs | Balanced | Sabre BTL Amp | MQA | DSD 256 | Android 5 |

    After 3 years of loyal service, my balanced jack broke last month. Not too much of a problem, I used the single ended jack. Now that's dying as well. Bluetooth isn't strong on this device when used on the go, so I've settled for using the USB audio out into my Momentum Wireless, which is fine...
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    Safe listening levels

    I'm pretty unusual in that I've gotten into high fidelity Headphones mainly because I want to preserve good detail, natural tonality & clarity at medium to low listening levels that don't cause me anything like discomfort, let alone hearing damage. Also, I prefer listening to hard Rock & Metal...
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    ONKYO DP-X1 | Dual Sabre Dacs | Balanced | Sabre BTL Amp | MQA | DSD 256 | Android 5 |

    On High gain I find that the Single ended\ACG output of this amazing little device is already as or slightly more powerful than the Low gain on my O2+ODAC, which I find more than sufficient for my HD6XXs. 75+75mw @32 ohms equates to 2.191 V (besting the famed LGV20), and full balanced is 3.1V! I...
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    The Deals DISCUSSION Thread (READ THE FIRST POST!!!)

    Amazing deal from Amazon UK- HiFiMan HE400i for £180 https://www.amazon.co.uk/HIFIMAN-HE400i-Full-Size-Magnetic-Headphone/dp/B00NTPNGF4 Yamaha HPH-Pro500 for £151 from Amazon UK https://www.amazon.co.uk/Yamaha-HPH-PRO500-Headphones-Blue/dp/B009F8WV4G/
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    ONKYO DP-X1 | Dual Sabre Dacs | Balanced | Sabre BTL Amp | MQA | DSD 256 | Android 5 |

    Also, random question since I didn't know where else to put it, when manufacturers list a headphone amp's output power as 75+75 mW for 1 kHz @32 ohms, is the volume that the device could produce when turned up 100%, quantifiably similar as a device that is listed as just 150mW for 1kHz @32 omhs?
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    ONKYO DP-X1 | Dual Sabre Dacs | Balanced | Sabre BTL Amp | MQA | DSD 256 | Android 5 |

    DP-X1 has Android, which allows you to stream from Tidal, Apple Music, Spotify, etc. I believe the S1 has exactly the same sound processing facilities as the X1, it's the computer parts that are more simple.
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