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Discussion in 'Portable Source Gear' started by Paul - iBasso, Aug 3, 2019.
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  1. Whitigir
    that is incorrect. The modified Amp8EX has the same battery playtime as the stock Amp8
  2. mwhals
    Maybe the comparison was against Amp1.
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  3. Whitigir
    Amp1 doesn’t have a significant longer battery life than Amp8. Probably 60 or 90 minutes longer at max. But at this point, you gotta ask yourself would u rather have more battery at the cost of performances or ?

    if you just want battery life, again, nothing beats Sony devices
  4. mwhals
    I am satisfied with 8 to 10 hours personally. That gets me from home to hotel when flying generally.
  5. siruspan
    DX160 has very wide soundstage and ok depth. M11 has narrower width but still quite wide and shallow depth. For Example WM1A has more depth then both of them and is equally wide as dx160 and DX220.
  6. jamato8 Contributor
    I think it depends upon what you listen with. I get excellent depth and width and very good separation.
  7. siruspan
    It more depends to what you're comparing. I would say Sony WM1A and Cowon Plenue S sounds deeper and more layered. Both Ibasso are good but not mind blowing in that regard. Ok maybe dx160 is kinda mind blowing if consider that this level of performance you can get from 400 euro device.
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  8. jamato8 Contributor
    We can agree to disagree regarding the depth and layering. I am comparing to the WM1Z though and not the 1A, as I preferred the 1Z to the 1A as I find the 1Z has smoother highs that are more natural and a little better soundstage.
    Last edited: Oct 21, 2019
  9. herdom

    Yes, I was referring in comparison to AMP1, I thought the battery went down to about 6 hours ... It is impossible for me to perform that EX mod (congratulations again for that), so I have to discard it completely.

    In one hand, a Dx200 with which I have no intention of making changes to Amps, and in the other a Dx160, new and with warranty, Cirrus Logic DAC (as Apple uses in its devices, and which I have always liked) and with a sound that I may like more, longer battery life, and that "approaches" the Dx220, with the music I usually listen to. The balance I think would opt for the Dx160.
  10. Luke Thomas
    Do we have a preferred store to purchase the Ibasso 160 in the us.
    Ok i had a chance to audition dx160 without a necessity of buying it. It sounds really good, have to admire. But for me, having the pioneer xdp300r its not an upgrade at all unfortunately. And im not happy about it because really wanted something new and had the money prepared for this purchase :frowning2: i definitely agree that this is an amazing value for 400, even 500 dollars. Great dynamics, very nice, smooth sound signature and good soundstage. But after first notes i already knew i will be missing this treble extension and a great airyness of the pioneer. And i think while dx160 has better dynamics and more "fun" sound, for me it hasnt this specific hi end signature- brighter, very revealing and spacious. It is spacious but not the way i like. For me it reminds me the dx80 but with better everything overall. But i will probably buy one next year anyways because i love 4,4 mm balanced out, great form factor and beautiful screen (and the sound of course, even tho its not a step up for me in this regard).
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  12. Smasher
    Can anyone confirm whether the USB DAC feature has any delay or not?
  13. mwhals
    Moon Audio
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  14. PinkyPowers
    @Kal El

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  15. seanwee
    Seems like the DX160 may not be the dap I want. Especially due to this line - "for me it hasnt this specific hi end signature- brighter, very revealing and spacious"

    @Whitigir , you said that you were working on a DX160 MAX right? Any chance it could make a comeback then?
    Last edited: Oct 21, 2019
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