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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.
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  1. mrhizzo
    Anyone have the Lotoo Paw Gold and the Onkyo DP-X1 to compare about the sound quality?
  2. Subhakar

    DT 1770 is fantastic SQ in SE (of my Oppo HA-2) and seem to be on par, if not better than T5p, first gen Tesla. Haven't received DP-X1 to give ideas on synergy but I have no doubt it will sound great. Not much further amping required than DP-X1's own despite the headphone's 250 ohm impedance, thanks to Tesla 2.0 fastness of coil, I guess.
    But DT 1770 comes with 3-pin mini-XLR cable - modding it into 4-core balanced headphone could be a tedious job, not to mention the effective nulling of warranty. I just want to say that the sweetness of DP-X1's SE output in combination with the very effective DT 1770 should be great enough for one to abandon the idea of modding the 1770 and look for a different headphone to exploit the riches of DP-X1's balanced out. Don't mess up with a good marriage. Just get another bride for the other home.
  3. TheOneInYellow



    Did you go for fast shipping?

    Did you buy any accessories too (DPA-GL033 tempered glass screen protector and/or DPA-PUX1 leather case)?
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  4. Subhakar

    "Balanced-ready at the cup".
    And $200 cheaper than DT 1770 and more non-neutral fun.
  5. Zenifyx
    I just tested out both of those players, simply to test if the firmware update fixed those issues.
    Both had noticeable distortion on the test track.
    This is with the most recent firmware update dated 21 Dec (under device information).
    In other thoughts, its quite interesting that the product brand on the device is set as "O & P Innovations"
    And idk why they decided to put a persistent google search bar on the default launcher -- it's probably never gonna get used, I've got my phone for that.
    The launcher changes background based on current album artwork tho, that's pretty uniquely cool.
  6. Whitigir
    Ghost...those players improved my Zx2 sound quality ...but not dp-x1 ? Dang it lol....wow...thank you anyways
  7. Subhakar

    beyer just released T5p 2nd GEN 32 ohm (a non-AK version). Seems to be as good as AK version and quite unlike T5p 1st GEN when it comes to bass-shyness. And, detachable cable. And, optional balanced cable, although, ending with 4-pin XLR.
  8. Amsterdam
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  9. badwisdom

    I have the DP-X1 and receiving the Lotoo PG next monday. Will try and give you some comparaisons asap.
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  10. badwisdom

    Sorry to hear that, Chronopost is really hit and miss. I avoid them like the plague. Guess i was just lucky.

    And paying 50% tax and fees is a huge rip off in my book, even though the total bill is way lower than the expected EU retail price.
  11. badwisdom

    This morning. I caught the Chronopost guy wile taking the kids out, otherwise i would have gotten a blue slip in my letterbox. Very lucky :)
  12. davidmolliere
    Must have arrived almost at the same time in Roissy then... unlucky me...
  13. Gaghiel
      ・SW version:
    Google translate: modification of Ken update content and (fixed?) start-up time becomes longer.
    Anyone can confirm the change log translation? 
  14. TheOneInYellow

  15. PoRidge
    about the cpu and dac thing....

    if you are talking about the cpu, of course they don't have dac inside. but the snapdragon is an SOC we are talking about.SOC(system on chip) is a system of its own and can incorperate many things including cpu, memory, codec. and for this snapdragon soc, you can definitely find past news or materials advertising its use of a new audio codec. audio codec does encoding(adc) and decoding(dac). this is the general fact.

    but in the onkyo case, since it is a specialised device, it COULD be using a striped down custom version of the snapdragong. PROBABLY removing the codec block. there is no materail confirming this.

    but considering the terrible job the dac does when playing on 3rd party apps, i am leaning towards that it uses the codec instead of the sabre dac. it is very very rare to mess up in the digital part(except android SRC) of the signal path, so most likely the conversion part should take the blame? the sabre dacs do a good job with the stock player. so we have to blame the hypothetical snapdragon codec, or the android src.
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