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Originally Posted by Omphalopsychite View Post
Is this the word from iBasso or a layman's opinion?  The FAQ mentions that it's 'normal', but it says nothing regarding the impossibility of removing it.  This isn't normal, my J3 and Clip+ don't behave like this. I think it should be described as a 'known design flaw' and iBasso's statements regarding it stated. Perhaps if the whole picture were included in the FAQ it would come up less.

 

Since it has as you say 'come up MANY, MANY times!' it's just the kind of discussion that should be covered thoroughly in the FAQ.  

 

I have searched for and read several posts regarding the issue in this thread but didn't find any 'official' word from iBasso.

 

However no doubt there's something I missed in 762 pages.

 

There is some DC offset on the output that can be blocked, as many amps do, with a capacitor but the capacitor introduces something else into the audio chain. Some op amps have no offset, some do, some amps are designed so they have none and some do. iBasso has stated that they aren't going to change this as it would degrade the sound, in their opinion. I just plug my phones in after the DX is turned on and unplug them when turning off, well for IEM's, for my regular headphones I don't worry about it. 


Edited by jamato8 - 4/24/13 at 7:23pm
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Originally Posted by Omphalopsychite View Post

 

 

Is this the word from iBasso or a layman's opinion?  The FAQ mentions that it's 'normal', but it says nothing regarding the impossibility of removing it.  This isn't normal, my J3 and Clip+ don't behave like this. I think it should be described as a 'known design flaw' and iBasso's statements regarding it stated. Perhaps if the whole picture were included in the FAQ it would come up less.

 

Since it has as you say 'come up MANY, MANY times!' it's just the kind of discussion that should be covered thoroughly in the FAQ.  

 

I have searched for and read several posts regarding the issue in this thread but didn't find any 'official' word from iBasso.

 

However no doubt there's something I missed in 762 pages.


The answer from iBasso a long time ago to me was: "The DX100 has lot of capacitors, therefore, have the pop noise.  It is impulse sound. If we removed all of the large capacitors, then the DX100 wont have the pop noise, but is it still a hifi player without those large capacitors? "

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I'm having trouble downloading the latest firmware 1.4.2 from ibasso sight.  I am on a mac.  It starts downloading the file but when its finished its called Update 5 or Update 6 and when i try to open it says file not recognized.

 

Am i doing something wrong?  has anyone been able to successfully download this update on a mac?

 

thanks

post #11434 of 12792
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Originally Posted by aks2023 View Post

I'm having trouble downloading the latest firmware 1.4.2 from ibasso sight.  I am on a mac.  It starts downloading the file but when its finished its called Update 5 or Update 6 and when i try to open it says file not recognized.

 

Am i doing something wrong?  has anyone been able to successfully download this update on a mac?

 

thanks

You have to have the software to unzip it. Go to the first page and download Zipeg. It works great. It will show the software, you highlight it and then hit unzip and it creates a folder with the software that you are going to drop onto the DX. I use a Mac. 


Edited by jamato8 - 4/24/13 at 9:23pm
post #11435 of 12792
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Originally Posted by Mimouille View Post


The answer from iBasso a long time ago to me was: "The DX100 has lot of capacitors, therefore, have the pop noise.  It is impulse sound. If we removed all of the large capacitors, then the DX100 wont have the pop noise, but is it still a hifi player without those large capacitors? "


Yes I remember I read this somewhere in this thread before. Maybe post the ibasso reply into the FAQ of DX100? bigsmile_face.gif

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Originally Posted by Mimouille View Post


The answer from iBasso a long time ago to me was: "The DX100 has lot of capacitors, therefore, have the pop noise.  It is impulse sound. If we removed all of the large capacitors, then the DX100 wont have the pop noise, but is it still a hifi player without those large capacitors? "

 

Thanks for the info.

 

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Originally Posted by hkppl View Post


Yes I remember I read this somewhere in this thread before. Maybe post the ibasso reply into the FAQ of DX100? bigsmile_face.gif

 

That's what I had in mind. Anyone know how to go about getting it into the FAQ?  Never mind, I just added it.


Edited by Omphalopsychite - 4/24/13 at 10:15pm
post #11437 of 12792
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Originally Posted by nelamvr6 View Post

I'm listening to 1.4.2 right now, so far it sounds great through my Westones.  No issues so far.

Me too, just downloaded it and on my way to work. Seems slightly warmer perhaps but mainly just very natural and coherent.
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Originally Posted by aks2023 View Post

I'm having trouble downloading the latest firmware 1.4.2 from ibasso sight.  I am on a mac.  It starts downloading the file but when its finished its called Update 5 or Update 6 and when i try to open it says file not recognized.

Am i doing something wrong?  has anyone been able to successfully download this update on a mac?

thanks

Worked fine for me. Just download, unzip and follow the usual procedure described elsewhere in this thread.
post #11438 of 12792

How's gapless working for you guys on 1.4.2?

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Originally Posted by Sorensiim View Post

How's gapless working for you guys on 1.4.2?
Cutoff is a little abrupt for Phantom of the Opera.
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How's gapless working for you guys on 1.4.2?

So far - it worked perfectly.

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Hello guys, I love my iBasso, but want ultra portability for now, so mine is going for sale. If anyone is interested, I am open to reasonable offers.

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/661253/ibasso-dx100-4-months-old-first-owner-price-includes-paypal-and-shipping-with-option-for-t1-amp-and-cable

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As the firmware downloading and unpacking seems to be giving some people a hard time, I decided to make it a bit easier and host the unpacked files myself:

 

1.1.0

1.1.7

1.2.3

1.2.7

1.3.5

1.3.7

1.4.2

 

And if you're really bored one night and want to try them all, here's a zip with all of them

post #11443 of 12792
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Originally Posted by nelamvr6 View Post

 

 

Well, it obviously bothers you more that it bothers me.  I hope you can find a way of dealing with it.  


On a previous firmware (I think it was 1.2.7 unless it was 1.2.3?) the pop was noticeably reduced. Enough so where I wouldn't freak out if I forgot to unplug my IEM before powering on. Also when powering down on this particular firmware there really was no pop. So in that I don't see it as not being possible. They just don't know what the hell they are doing and that's being honest. This also leads to the inconsistent sound signature changes of the firmwares. Not that it's always a bad thing but I have my doubts they are doing so on purpose.


Edited by lee730 - 4/25/13 at 1:57am
post #11444 of 12792
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Originally Posted by Sorensiim View Post

As the firmware downloading and unpacking seems to be giving some people a hard time, I decided to make it a bit easier and host the unpacked files myself:

 

1.1.0

1.1.7

1.2.3

1.2.7

1.3.5

1.3.7

1.4.2

 

And if you're really bored one night and want to try them all, here's a zip with all of them

great stuff!, especially the last link, I was thinking about downloading them all just to have them, very generous, thanks!

post #11445 of 12792
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Originally Posted by jamato8 View Post

 The DX continues to morph. I have never had a device was is malleable or seen a company so amenable to changes.


I'm Gumby, dammit.

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