really? how?! where?! I want it man~~ you got a link?!
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Not that I am aware of. The player isn't about apps, it is about using the UI they have and still modify with firmware, and music. The Japanese version doesn't have the capability of using other apps because it is felt that it improves the sound and I agree. I don't have the Japanese version but I run no extra apps and close everything except the music. For apps I would get a phone like the Samsung.
I had something new happen with my DX100 today, I'm wondering if anyone has seen this...
While walking the dog, my DX100 started to cut out during playback while listening with my JH13's. During a song, there would be a very faint crackle or pop, and the sound would go totally dead on both the left and right. After a second or so, it would resume playing like nothing had happened. This happened approximately 20 times across multiple source files I know are usually fine.
I checked and the headphone jack was clean and fully seated. It seems headphone jack problems usually manifest first in one side or the other....this seemed different I tried to reproduce the problem by wiggling headphone wires/connections but I couldn't make it happen. I was wearing the DX100 in a case on my hip and it is pretty cold around here (18 F). However the player was under my jacket so it shouldn't have gotten too cold.
My guess is that the internal amp was cutting out. Any thoughts anyone? I'm bummed at the prospect of sending it back to China and waiting a month to get it back. It's so intermittant they may not even be able to troubleshoot the problem yet.
You can take all the following as speculation from an amateur... :)
Well, I'd certainly wait to see if it re-occurs. Did you try the other HP output? Did you reboot or reset the DX when it was happening and did it stop after rebooting? If so, it sounds like software. If not and it happens again, I'm going to have a stab at a bad solder joint somewhere. As temps drop, joints can open and lose contact. Mind you, these things run warm so that seems like a coincidence, but could still be a bad join. If it happens on one HP output and not the other, that isolates it down quite a bit.
Hopefully it was just Android playing up and needing a reset.
Thanks both for your reply. I am still working to reproduce the problem but have not been able to. At the time, I did not have an adapter to try the other headphone jack. I also didn't reboot/reset the device as it had never stopped or provided an error message so that fix never occurred to me. Obviously, since then it has been rebooted so we will see what happens. I'm fairly certain the device never got cold under my jacket and that it was more the fact that I was walking pretty fast.
most electronic devices have a temperature range you're supposed to use it within. Extremely hot/cold temperatures adversely affect the dap. I could have sworn I remember reading the temperature range from the ibasso website on the DX100 stats page. Can't seem to find it anymore. Weird, or maybe I'm thinking of something else.