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Poll Results: Would you buy the DX50?

 
  • 57% (44)
    Yes! Instantly!
  • 36% (28)
    Maybe, I'll wait for reviews.
  • 5% (4)
    Sure, if they add [ ] (post your REALISTIC feature request in the thread - and why)
  • 1% (1)
    No, I would rather have the [ ] (post your DAP of choice in the thread - and why)
  • 0% (0)
    No. Just no.
77 Total Votes  
post #16 of 29
Thread Starter 

Look at Ibasso's lineup of amps and dacs - they have tons of products with similar-yet-different capabilities. The DX50 should be the DX100 with a slightly lesser DAC and sans the amp section. But somebody else might beat them to it smile.gif

post #17 of 29

Yes, but none of its portable amplifiers cost $ 800.00 very_evil_smiley.gif
 

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sorensiim View Post

Look at Ibasso's lineup of amps and dacs - they have tons of products with similar-yet-different capabilities. The DX50 should be the DX100 with a slightly lesser DAC and sans the amp section. But somebody else might beat them to it smile.gif



 

post #18 of 29

Yes, if all the features in the TS post are there, and the price is around $300. i'll buy it in an instant!

post #19 of 29
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by cardozo View Post

Yes, but none of its portable amplifiers cost $ 800.00 very_evil_smiley.gif


 

Another reason for them to do a $4-500 version... They have a track record of great bang for the buck devices, I'm sure they'll come through. 
 
Now if you'll excuse me, the Cowon Z2 launch demands my attention.
post #20 of 29

it's ridiculous.. why do you want a wifi & bluetooth when you're looking for hifi music player!

TS, better keep the features simple if we want to press it to cost minimum. maybe ibasso will listen to you :D

 

no wifi & bluetooth: longer battery life, cheaper final price


Edited by i_djoel2000 - 1/25/12 at 2:36am
post #21 of 29

I'd be interested in one with a bit more battery life, without WiFi & Bluetooth and a bit cheaper. But I don't see that happening, since most people can't imagine a portable device without wireless connectivity.

post #22 of 29
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by i_djoel2000 View Post

it's ridiculous.. why do you want a wifi when you're looking for hifi music player!

TS, better keep the features simple if we want to press it to cost minimum. maybe ibasso will listen to you :D

 

no wifi: longer battery life, cheaper final price

I know. If I wanted that, I would buy a HM-801. I want Android OS and great sound. Just like the DX100, but slimmer and cheaper, since I don't need the oversized (for my needs) amp section.
 

 

post #23 of 29

What I'd like to see from DX50:

 

$250 to $350

Android, same screen or similar to DX100 (I can forgo WiFi if it can sync properly with Market hooked up to a PC)

Low power DAC with true lineout (can the WM8994 be implemented for this?)

3.5mm headphone out with low enough output impedance for 12ohm IEMs

16gb onboard (for installing music player apps), microSDHC slot

Form factor no thicker than two iPT4's/iPhone4's, with the biggest battery (capacity and if need be size) you can cram in there with all these other things

All ports on the bottom (its easier to use in-pocket for me, but I won't be anal about it) 

Supports USB host for digital out (no need for extra SPDIF chips and circuit if you have this)

 

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Although thanks to my SGS and a spare battery charger, I haven't used dedicated portable players in months, so I'm more likely to prefer to get a music server from Ibasso. Music servers in use today are either cheap, HT-oriented units (that assume you have a display unit, or require that you get one if it's a bedroom or dedicated audio set-up), or expensive CDPlayers with HDDs in place of the transport

 

$150-$250

Monitor+rearmount CPU form factor, but at the screen size of a tablet; screen must be bright enough and AOV wide enough (so it can be marketed to loudspeaker users)

SPDIF and USB output, runs off A/C power and no need for powered USB hub

16gb on-board for player apps, SDHC slot or slot to install user-provided SS or HDD; maybe both; dedicated USB port for the HDD for file transfers

A way to use an Android phone as a remote (so it can be marketed to loudspeaker users)

Large laptop PSU as long as it works right (hey, it only has digital outs, this is hard to get wrong)

 

 

 

post #24 of 29

I'd buy one if:

 

- it was $300 - $350 ish ($400 - $500 if all my requirements/wishes were met)

- Killer SQ

- has 16h+ runtime (or 12h+ with the option to charge while in use)

- has hardwarebuttons for at least the main features (play/pause, prev, next vol up/down)

- has analog line out

- mass storage device connectivity, so no extra software needed to put music on the player

- at least 16GB, more preferred

- cardslot for memory expansion

- S:Flo2-ish size or smaller, but with a flat backside for easier pairing with an amp. Otherwise a size that is similar to other popular devices so it will be easy to find things like a protective case.

- FLAC support

 

 

What I'd love to see on a device like this:

- Support for USB DACs

- Gapless support

- Decent playlist support (cue / m3u)

- a scrollwheel type of thing to browse through files/folders/playlists (one of the things I love about my Sansa players)

- No space wasted on internal headphone amp which I'll never use anyway. drop the amp and make it smaller

- User replaceable battery (some common cellphone battery would be great, toolless battery replacement even better and would strongly influence the runtime requirements mentioned above)

- (limited) iPod dock connector compatibility (I know it's a long shot, but think of all the readily available accessories) should at least do line out

 

 

I don't really need huge touchscreens, downloadable apps, support for a ton of videoformats, games, ebooks and whatnot... My cellphone already does those things.... Come to think of it.... How about a DX2000: the iBasso audiophile Android smartphone....

 

But anyway, I just want a great sounding player in a formfactor that is still pocketable while strapped to an amp that has a decent UI and good batterylife at a price that doesn't involve handing over my soul or firstborn child to the lord of darkness.

post #25 of 29

For me, wifi with Android is a must have.

 

Your mood for music may change before you know it. That is benefit of music-on-demand provided by wifi and Android.

Wifi- and Android-enabled PMP will provide you Hifi internet radio in 320 kbps whenever you want and give you access to over 10 million songs to choose from, on demand.  See MOG dot com's premium membership as an example.

 

I have 80 GB of music that I ripped from CDs. However, I am still downloading more music from MOG to my iPhone, despite the fact that I already have close to 30GB MOG music already there.

 

I want the same wifi/MOG features of iPhone but better sound quality, plus maybe a portable dac. DX100 is nice but too big and expensive. If I have another $600-800 to invest, I will buy another desk-top rig, along with Squeeze box or Iphone+Pure i20 for streaming internet radio.

 

post #26 of 29

update:

 

Annnnd its on its way

 

I wonder what wishes/predictions will come true?

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/661167/dx50-a-new-smaller-dap-coming-from-ibasso/15#post_9384745

post #27 of 29

all of this feature request that sounds like the person requesting it just requested what came through theit heads, kinda sound like the old x3 thread

post #28 of 29
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by ExpatinJapan View Post

update:

 

Annnnd its on its way

 

I wonder what wishes/predictions will come true?

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/661167/dx50-a-new-smaller-dap-coming-from-ibasso/15#post_9384745

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post #29 of 29
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sorensiim View Post

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I feel a congrats is in order sir, congrats to you.

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