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CrazyRisc>"I've turned off the DSP on the PC, and actually listened through headphones, the Iyonix sounds the same."

Unless you listen to the sound *without any colouration* it's virtually impossible to come to a definitive conclusion about what sounds better. Your ear/brain gets used to the colouration and then when presented with something that *isn't* similarly coloured perceives it as "different". Anyone with a "loudness" button on their AMP will know what I mean. Turn it on (at anything other than low volume levels as it's intended) and things get bassey and trebley. After a while your brain gets accustomed to it and it sounds "normal" - turn it *off* at that point and the music becomes "lifeless" lacking base/treble and punch.

The DSP could be shaping the sound - boosting treble/base adding delays and reverb and all sorts of frankly undesireable stuff. Yes it adds something - but something that would better not being there (IMHO). Doing what you've done - a direct A/B comparison with no colouration is the best way of doing it.

 is a RISC OS UserAMS on 5/8/07 11:06AM
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