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I built my own speakers and am constantly tweaking them. Not cheap!
For a moment when I first saw that, I thought the craft vise WAS the product; some kind of cool new headphone or similar
Although in the interests of full disclosure, my subconscious mind immediately thought "oh, he's made a time machine"
for anyone who might be interested, I have published my review of the DX220 here:
By way of full disclosure, I received the unit free of charge in exchange for an unbiased review.
I have to say though, I'm genuinely very impressed and had little to complain about. UI/FW sometimes glitchy and less than stellar battery life. That's about it/
I had the pleasure of visiting @KEV G this week, and, in addition to some quality chat, getting to A/B test the DX220 (plus various AMP units and IEMs) vs the Sony WM1Z.
I think with any of the regular AMP units, the DX220 comes close enough that you're having to actively hunt for differences.
With my modded AMP8 (W), I had them neck and neck.
And by way of clarification, I absolutely love the WM1Z.
It wins hands down for build quality and is a thing of utter beauty. The sound quality is incredible. I covet it.
No, I WANTS it, I mussst have it, my precious..
The only thing stopping me looking for deals on the used threads is the fact that I want to hear the Sony DMP-Z1 flagship first
Oh, and speaking of which, I went to let people on the DX220 know about my review, and all everyone is talking about is this new mega-DAP that iBasso are teasing on social media:
It seems to be aiming to offer a product analogous to the Sony DMP-Z1 $7k DAP/DAC-Amp (and possibly the A&K Kann Cube too).
It is imaginatively titled the DX220 MAX.
And now everyone's going crazy speculating about it and asking for details.
No interest for all the hard work I put into my review, haha
My TSMR-3's and my Hidizs AP80 both came in earlier today, so I decided to break out the portable gear and do some A/B/C/D'ing lol. I'll put some pics in the spoiler below. The TSMR-3's are exactly what I was looking for to go along with my BGVP IEMs. The Tansios have a bit less detail and stage than the BGVP, but the lows are wonderful. The AP80 isn't my Hiby, but it's a steal at the $105 I paid for it. It's so small, will be great for the gym or a run.
Spoiler: My Saturday :P
BGVP DM6 & DM7, Trinity Icarus III
Bonus: I don't have a cable problem!!
Sadly, this is not all of them....
Nice. Do you like red?
Anyone in the UK remember a current affairs program called Weekend Worrld back in the 70s, at that young age I couldn’t give a monkeys about current affairs but loved the theme tune. Here you go @Layman1
And he’s right about that modded amp8, that’s a killer amp and if it were me, I’d sell Amp9
Just spent the morning fly fishing and now sitting on the the deck of our mountain home watching a storm roll through the valley listening to dx203, dm7 combo. For us it doesn’t get any better than this.
Morning all, hope all is well and that you tried not to feed your faces with too many pies over the weekend............
I appreciate your revi... Wait what?! Something new from iBasso! Come on man, spill the beans! Just kidding. Great work on the review!
Still, that DX220 Max might be interesting. I don't really need a new DAP, but would like something along the lines of the DMP-Z1. A desktop-DAP, so to speak, but with a considerably lower price tag. That might really interest me. A nice clean, all-in-one solution with the power to drive most headphones and clean enough for sensitive IEMs. If I had money to burn I would buy the Sony, but alas I am a mere mortal.
I've got one or two CDs from Béla Fleck, but hadn't heard the "Flight of the Cosmic Hippo" disc, mentioned by @mbwilson111 - so I recently ordered a copy.
Listened to it this afternoon (PC [TOSLINK] -> Topping D70 [Single-Ended] -> iBasso PB2 (2x Burson V6 Classic; 4x BUF634P Buffers w/Class A Bias Resistor) [Balanced] -> homemade 600Ω Beryllium Earbuds), and I'm enjoying the sound quality - of the disc and the earbuds.