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Discussion in 'Portable Source Gear' started by Paul - iBasso, Aug 3, 2019.
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  1. Gédéon Molle
    I'm talking about Audiophonics.
     
  2. davidmolliere
    Yeah headphoniak is taking a nice margin there...
     
  3. chungoooo
    it's the VAT, i dont think in Spain will be available much cheaper...:frowning2:
     
  4. davidmolliere
    Yeah I know same here (VAT) usually not getting hit when ordering from iBasso.com though
     
  5. stuartmc
    I'm curious if anyone has tried using the new Amazon Music HD service with their DX160. I'd like to know if you can play their ultra HD tracks (24 bit 196khz) without any problems and most importantly, are you able to download the tracks for offline play? There is also the question of whether you can store the high resolution tracks on a micro SD card for offline play, or whether the Amazon Music Application forces you to use the internal device storage for this.

    I'm currently using Amazon Music HD with my office setup and I think its going to be (if not already) the best high resolution streaming service on the market. I have retired my Tidal subscription and couldn't be happier. Taking the Amazon service mobile with my DAP is a very big deal for me, so I'm looking for concrete answers before I buy a DX160, Fiio M11, Shanling M6 or a Hiby R5 or R6 Pro. I'm leaning heavily towards the DX160, but I need confirmation on the Amazon Music HD play before I pull the trigger.
     
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  6. Luke Thomas
    just ordered a blue DX160 from Moon.. 2 day shipping .
     
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  7. PinkyPowers
    I wouldn't have chosen blue for myself, but when I saw it in person, I was very glad Paul sent this color. It's captivating.
     
  8. icefalkon
    You're going to be really pleasantly surprised Luke!

    I just finished A/Bing Black Sabbath's Heaven and Hell with the Meze Rai Penta's on the DX160 vs the DX220EX + AMP8EX and I have to say it...the DX160 sounded better. More "alive", punchier, in your face. Sounded fantastic!
     
  9. TheNameIsGerald
    i'm curious: why is that?
     
  10. Whitigir
    0_0 woaaaa! That is a huge statement
     
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  11. Kal El
    Headphoniaks says that it is available but it is 449€, more expensive than other sellers.

    I did the preorder on andavancedmp3.co.uk and paid it about 390€, but it's in late and I don't really now when I'll receive it.

    I bought also the iBasso IT01S with iBasso adapter CA02, because IT01S has got only balanced 2.5mm and a 3.5mm SE adapter.

    I chose both blue to make the combo... hope to post some pictures asap.

    Thanks to @PinkyPowers for those pictures that confirm me to have chosen the right colour.
     
    Last edited: Oct 22, 2019
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  12. stuartmc
    There are several reasons I decided to bag Tidal. 1) I'm not a fan of the principal owner, Jay-Z. 2) Amazon is offering a lot of music in what they call "ultra HD" format. That would be 24 bit and 192 khz. 3) I prefer the GUI that Amazon uses and its search function works great. 4) The music collection is I believe already larger than Tidal's and is constantly growing. Last but not least, the service is being offered at a price ($12.99 single, 19.99 family) significantly lower than Tidal ($19.99 single, 29.99 family). Oh, and the streaming and sound quality on Amazon HD are excellent.
     
  13. stuartmc
    Tidal's "Master Quality" (MQA) caps out at 24 bit 96khz and you must have an MQA compatible player. Amazon does not use the MQA scheme and if your player/ converter can handle 24/192khz, then you're good to go.
     
  14. icefalkon
    Believe me I know Vince! I've been A/Bing all day. That is one song that it's pretty "in your face" better. Don't get me wrong, my Test Music playlist sounds great on both devices, 95% of the tracks sound better on the DX220EX+AMP8EX...but that other 5%....
     
  15. dharmasteve
    So I'm waiting for the iBasso DX160 from AMP3. Hopefully I will get it about the end of October. I'm migrating from a FiiO M9. Amazon HD won't play music on my M9 using the Amazon Music App, I don't think the processor can handle the Amazon App's way of streaming. So I'm using Amazon HD on my Samsung S9 Exynos on a 90 day free trial. I have a paid for Spotify account which is 320 kbps OGG streaming. The Amazon at their HD quality is about 850 kilobits. It's really hard to tell the difference for me with 320 Ogg Spotify. I'm sure the day will come when all my old fashioned rock albums will be put out at absolute master quality but Spotify at 320 kbps and Amazon at CD quality 850 kbps are not different enough for my ears and brain. They sound the same to me. I still need to do some more listening but at the moment they both sound great. I'm sure in the future, because of lots of memory, processor speed and recording quality, it will become academic as everything will be recorded totally pure in every respect. Maybe someone can test 320 Spotify vs 850 Amazon HD on the DX160.
     
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