Well I guess if transparency is first on your list above everything else then yeah the Internal Amp may not be to your liking. While I do like transparency, too much for me gets fatiguing and it makes the sound sound kinda artificial (guess a better comparison would be watching HD Blue ray DVDs; it looks great but doesn't look real lol). I found firmware 1.2.3 to be a joke as it ruined the sound and caused what you had mentioned earlier (boosted and artificial detail). I was shocked that most didn't hear what I heard. The bass is the biggest give away. It is bloated and distorted. Plus the treble and mid range are noticeably more aggressive and not to my liking. I had to enable EQ to find it listenable but the sound was still off even with EQ enabled. It is quite horrible to be honest. Not to mention ibasso said they didn't change the sound. I call BS. 1.1.7 is where it is at. I think this change has something to do with enabling support again for Power Amp. I mean if it is gonna cause a compromise in sound to the Stock Player then I say let it be and just stick with the Stock player. You don't need to use EQ on 1.1.7 and you get a very natural and organic sound with all the detail.
Edited by lee730 - 8/22/12 at 11:52pm