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

Discussion in 'Portable Source Gear' started by t.r.a.n.c.e., Sep 11, 2015.
  1. mrmoto050
    Agreed, I keep coming back to mine also. I think Onyko has the right synergy by using the matched ESS amplifiers with the ESS Dacs. Imho
    howdy and runningwitit like this.
  2. runningwitit
    I (like) my dpx1a also, it's a little bright and at times the digital noise is overbearing. Played at high volumes, it distorts a lot! I'm using the best iems in my inventory, IMR-R1's......
  3. howdy
    Definitely depends on your IEMs, I have the Alclair RSMs which are 4 BAs per side and are Customs and I get no distortion what so ever even at loud volumes and thats Balanced and SE.
    Last edited: Jun 4, 2018
  4. howdy
    I like my DP-X1 so much that I recently bought the DP-S1 as well.
  5. home44
    Any pointers to earphones that have the 2.5mm jack?
  6. Jjc27
    I don't really understand the question. If you can get any earphone with removable cables you can get an aftermarket 2.5 trrs balanced cable.
  7. home44

    I wanted to know if anyone could advise on some earphones that have the 2.5mm balanced connector. So I can use the balanced output on the device.
  8. Jjc27
    Okay I get now. Any headphone with removable cable will be able to upgrade to a 2.5 trrs balanced cable. Take a look at the portable headphones section on the forums and you will find many options at all price ranges .
  9. home44
  10. Jjc27
    I'm not the best at suggesting adapters as I don't use any and am not familiar with them, but if I'm not mistaken you would want a 3.5mm to 2.5mm adapter. I do know that using the wrong adapter can damage the dap and headphones. Search this thread I'm sure somesso has posted about it.
  11. fordski
    This adapter is not a balanced adapter. You do not want to use an adapter to plug an unbalanced IEM into your Onkyo balanced jack as you risk damage as has been stated. The only time you would use an adapter is if you want to use balanced IEMs with a device that only has a single ended 3.5 mm jack such as a chord mojo or just a phone.

    If you want to use 2.5 mm balanced no adapters are needed. As the other poster suggested you need some IEMs that have a removable cable and then use a 2.5mm TRRS balanced cable to connect your IEMs to the balanced jack on your Onkyo. Most mid level and higher IEMs will come with a removable cable.

    Good luck with your search.
    Last edited: Jun 4, 2018
  12. home44
    Does this device have the eu volume limit on as the Pioneer

    How about this?


  13. Rivet-Head
    Something like this:


    matched to a good set of IEM's, and you're laughing. AMAZED at the soundstage.
    fordski likes this.
  14. home44
    Does this device have the eu volume limit on as the Pioneer XDP-100R did?
  15. howdy
    What headphones do you have? Just because a headphone has a removable cable does not mean you can use them balanced.IEMs would be however. It all depends on how the headphone is wired .

    Not sure about the EU sound cap, but if you bought them from lets say the USA it does not .

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