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iFi audio xDSD- The Official Thread

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  1. captblaze
    also I forgot to mention BT range... With my AK300 as the source I could leave it in my office above the garage and get a good signal at the bottom of the stairs (at least 20ft. through walls). as for clear line of sight, I haven't had the chance to see about that. optical connection works well and so does the USB (including Apple CCK)
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  2. captblaze
    last thing for tonight.. I was able to use a Cayin N3 as a bridge device to connect the xDSD via USB and then control the N3 via Hiby Link on my iPhone. This way I only use BT for device control and USB for the DAC connection.

    I think I have too much free time on my hands
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  3. Devodonaldson
    Any portable Dacs that you have experience with that you could compare it to?
  4. jeffhawke
    If I understand this correctly, you're using the N3 as a pure transport, connected to the xDSD via USB/OTG and controlled with HiBy Link. The xDSD's BT does not com into play, am I right?
  5. captblaze
    fits between Calyx M and AR-M2 (sound wise) in my estimation

    yes the BT connection is for Hiby link and the music playback is via USB
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  7. cheungtsw
    How does it compare with iOne sound quality-wise?
  8. Yethal
  9. dannyvstheworld
    Cool! It pairs well with the keyboard :ghost:
  10. Dobrescu George
    Oh yes, you're the one with the fancy keyboard :)

    I went mechanical as well recently actually, much better experience, but I don't foresee going so fancy with my beyboard as you are right now :)
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  11. Yethal
    I'll need to start taking photos at different angle, people keep talking about my keyboard instead of what the picture was actually supposed to show.
    But I agree, it is fabulous
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  12. seanwee
    I tried mechanical once and didn't like the key travel. A little too deep. Feels and sounds nice tho :)
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  13. seanwee
    Nah, you should tease more :p
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  14. Dobrescu George
    I'm the kinda audiophile who travels with iDSD Black Label like it is a smartphone, but I still find your keyboard worth talking about right now lol

    |Way too fabulous for this world XD

    P.S. - I am aolso a prolific writer, curious how it feels compared to a typical G810 :)

    My friend, that is something I also had to get used to.

    I also hated the sensitivity at first, much less travel made a press which made me type as if I was drunk for 3 weeks or so. Now, I find the old chiclet I was using to be too wide, too slow, and to be too mushy, but again, I really hated mechanical for the first 3 weeks, and I never had a mechanical before, only tall dome and chiclet. After 3 weeks, I can barely live without mechanical, the words per minute is around 2-4 times higher on mechanical for me, accuracy is around 99% - 99.5%, so not too bad :)

    Wrting around 1000 words, I miss around 2-3 key presses, which is not a lot by my means, now that I tried my old chicled for a week during Easter Celebrations, I found the chiclet to be way too slow, and being much wider, I mis-pressed more often trying to match my old speed :)
  15. Yethal
    Used to use my BL as a portable device strapped to my M1 exactly the way the xDSD is strapped to it right now. After 6 months I gave up and switched over to using just the Shanling and a pair of IEMs instead of my beyers. Sound quality took a massive hit but boy is it convenient to use.

    I'm using the Cherry MX Blue key switches with keycaps specifically designed to imitate the look and feel of a typewriter so the closest thing to compare it to is an actual typewriter.
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