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Well I hope other than these niggles you are enjoying the player? Do you prefer the sound over the AK100? I must admit I preferred the DX100 over even my former RWA AK100. I just didn't see the appeal for that DAP in terms of sound quality. While it was a good player it was not better than my Studio V 3rd ANV which is less than half the cost of it, has much better battery life and it much sturdier built..... Then again the Studio V 3rd ANV is a picky player in terms of finding a perfect IEM to match its sound signature & it also has it's own issues.... But once you find it oh boy! :).

Loving the SQ Lee! Glad I changed over. I must admit I found the stock AK100 quite good with the IEMs I have, especially the W4Rs. The SE535 limiteds definitely were more peaky at higher hertz. How much is their signature vs the impedance issue is guesswork. I did like the small form factor though. That said, I will probably listen to DX100 90% in quiet environments so its size isn't a bother to me especially since I don't need to lug an amp around. And Gapless is essential for me as I have many gapless albums from DSOTM to Classical. That was the main reason I decided to upgrad to the DX really. But having done that, the SQ is another level up.

 

The DX100 powers my headphones perfectly. And this is really important for me. My hearing is only about 70% of perfect hearing. Fortunately I am fairly flat across frequencies but do drop off a little more over 8kHz so it's mostly a volume thing. So I do have my volume up more than most people. My audiologist says there is and big variation on people's hearing and many don't even know they don't have even frequency hearing. Definitely explains why some people can rave about a particular HP while others find them less attractive sounding. It's always personal.

 

I don't have extremely high end headphones because I use IEMs more, but they're not bad either. I tried a set of Amperiors which were readily available retail here (I would have liked to try some HD25-1 IIs, but no one has them in my hometown) but I did not find them neutral. Too much mid-bass which some comment on and like, but I don't. Could be related to my hearing I guess. I really like the DX100 with my Shure SRH840s. These phones seem to suit my hearing really well. But, there is a shop in Melbourne that has a stack of high end HPs I can try so I'll spend a couple hours there with my DX next time I visit. 

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PM sent :)
 

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Picking up on what Jpfe8851 said re headphones. I also use W4Rs but get fed up with the number of times people ask me questions when I'm wearing them, forcing me to take them off. I reckon a good quality on-ear or closed back portable headphone like the Amperior would suit me better. What are you guys finding works best for you? (BTW I've mellowed a bit from my Clash-loving days - more classical and indi folk type stuff these days with a bit of rock.)

 

Any suggestions?

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Originally Posted by lee730 View Post

I must admit I preferred the DX100 over even my former RWA AK100. I just didn't see the appeal for that DAP in terms of sound quality. While it was a good player it was not better than my Studio V 3rd ANV which is less than half the cost of it, has much better battery life and it much sturdier built..... Then again the Studio V 3rd ANV is a picky player in terms of finding a perfect IEM to match its sound signature & it also has it's own issues.... But once you find it oh boy! smile.gif.

Lee, you got rid of your RWAK100 already?! Wow. Are you contemplating getting a DX100 again, or are you going to wait with you Studio V for next new audiophile player to pop up?

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Good news... Got email from iBasso this morning in reply to mine. They are fixing the playlist order as well as the stop play. Good on them... Let's hope that doesn't add another. But I'm hopeful!

Hi,
Thank you for your concern.
Actually, we have located the bugs. We knew what's wrong and what caused the problem. We are testing the new firmware now.
Also, we reversed the order of the playlist.
We will release the firmware very soon.

Best Regards,
iBasso Audio
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 I think it's fair to say that with the DX100 we've come a long way! Sadly, though, you can't tape The Clash live with the DX100! Those were happy days...

That's why I keep my iriver H140's around smily_headphones1.gif

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That's why I keep my iriver H140's around smily_headphones1.gif


I have 7 iRiver HXX series. 80gb for the 120 and 120gb for the 140's. Don't ask about why so many, manic I guess. :^) I do like them and have modified a few with better caps and one for optical and coax output. Great player, one of the best and clearly, in its day, The Best. And with Rockbox, they are a dream.

 

Listening to hi rez WAV on the DX100 right now via the Lyr amp and HE6 phones, Doors remastered to 24 bit 96khz. Excellent sound.

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I have a problem with the transistion between songs on my DX100. If I set it to native play under gapless, sometimes the last song ends very suddenly which is kind of jarring. And if I set it to 5 seconds or 10 seconds, then there is a momentary second of no sound at the beginning of the overlap and then a click at the end of the overlap. I can't seem to just have a smooth transistion. Anyone else experience this? It might be the way some of my music was ripped to WAV using EAC, as there was something like this that would happen on my Hifiman 801 where the ends of songs were a little abrupt, but the effect is much more jarring on the DX100.

 

Is there any way to turn gapless off completely so that each song plays right to the very end of the track even if as a result there is a long gap of silence? (INote: I am still using 1.27)

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Lee, you got rid of your RWAK100 already?! Wow. Are you contemplating getting a DX100 again, or are you going to wait with you Studio V for next new audiophile player to pop up?


I'm not planning on buying another DX100. I'm extremely happy with how the Studio V 3rd ANV pairs with my 1Plus2s. Even more so over the DX100 to be quite frank. So if anything I'd be more apt to consider a Tera Player once I demo it and determine if the hype is worth it. Or as you said I'll wait for Hisounds revised Studio V and of course their high end player "the Master".

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I have a problem with the transistion between songs on my DX100. If I set it to native play under gapless, sometimes the last song ends very suddenly which is kind of jarring. And if I set it to 5 seconds or 10 seconds, then there is a momentary second of no sound at the beginning of the overlap and then a click at the end of the overlap. I can't seem to just have a smooth transistion. Anyone else experience this? It might be the way some of my music was ripped to WAV using EAC, as there was something like this that would happen on my Hifiman 801 where the ends of songs were a little abrupt, but the effect is much more jarring on the DX100.

 

Is there any way to turn gapless off completely so that each song plays right to the very end of the track even if as a result there is a long gap of silence? (INote: I am still using 1.27)


Hmm strange? When you ripped your music did you ensure to "detect gaps" on your files? Also not sure if you've deleted all the music I had put on the unit already but that would be a good way to test that out. I never had these issues with my music like you mention. Other than having it on 5 to 10 second gapless and that slight fade in and click on the next track. But in native play it was always seamless...

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Originally Posted by lee730 View Post


I'm not planning on buying another DX100. I'm extremely happy with how the Studio V 3rd ANV pairs with my 1Plus2s. Even more so over the DX100 to be quite frank. So if anything I'd be more apt to consider a Tera Player once I demo it and determine if the hype is worth it. Or as you said I'll wait for Hisounds revised Studio V and of course their high end player "the Master".

is that coming out anytime soon?

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is that coming out anytime soon?


I think sometime next year so not anytime soon to my knowledge :(....

post #10273 of 12739
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Originally Posted by lee730 View Post


Hmm strange? When you ripped your music did you ensure to "detect gaps" on your files? Also not sure if you've deleted all the music I had put on the unit already but that would be a good way to test that out. I never had these issues with my music like you mention. Other than having it on 5 to 10 second gapless and that slight fade in and click on the next track. But in native play it was always seamless...


I ripped a lot of music years ago using EAC and that seems to be the tracks that have the problem. I do not remember ever setting anything about 'detect gaps". I do have some of your music still on there (I like the Hawaiian stuff!) and I will try playing in that folder and see what happens.

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I have 7 iRiver HXX series. 80gb for the 120 and 120gb for the 140's. Don't ask about why so many, manic I guess. :^) I do like them and have modified a few with better caps and one for optical and coax output. Great player, one of the best and clearly, in its day, The Best. And with Rockbox, they are a dream.

 

Listening to hi rez WAV on the DX100 right now via the Lyr amp and HE6 phones, Doors remastered to 24 bit 96khz. Excellent sound.

Lol. I have 7 of the iRiver Hxxx series as well. Upgraded one of the H140 to 240gb recently. Still finding the setup with optical out feeding a 12v dac to portable amp better than the DX100, however, the carrying the bulk around can be tiring.

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Originally Posted by flu_fighter View Post

Lol. I have 7 of the iRiver Hxxx series as well. Upgraded one of the H140 to 240gb recently. Still finding the setup with optical out feeding a 12v dac to portable amp better than the DX100, however, the carrying the bulk around can be tiring.


What hard drive did you find for it at 240gb? I have the adapter that came from Korea that was being sold a couple of years ago to keep the HD profile the same as the original (works perfect but was expensive).

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