Well that is covered in what I said above (implementation). I never said that android devices would surpass PCs in this regard. I'm just stating what it is. You can indeed use android devices as a transport and use external DACs and amps attached to it to play back higher resolution files. That's at least what I've read. Not only should it do this but I'd assume it would noticeably improve the sound quality of the device vs stock. Now whether or not it will indeed compete with the DX100 or even surpass it is pure speculation.
Reloaded fw 1.2.7 and I remember now what you mean about the spacious sound. 1.4.2 does seem to have a little fuller, more articulate bass, but album art and song sequencing works better in 1.2.7 for me. I was pretty much set in staying with 1.4.2 but now I'm not so sure.
Are you still go on about it?
Its a niche product and bits don't work - that's the way it is!
You're right to be hissed off about it, but either sell it, ask iBasso for your money back or accept the issues and that iBasso are giving good customer service by replacing the faulty units....and move on.
You bought it to listen to music...and that it does very well...just chalk it up to experience, ignore the wireless...and enjoy your music anyway.
I messed around with mine for a while. Then after the last firmware update - did a factory reset and then left it as standard.
I have the default launcher. I installed a Task Killer - which kills useless apps when the screen goes dark.
I USB music over to it.
I have a charger at home and one in the office - I let mine run down to 10% of thereabouts and then charge it up fully...sometimes I carry on listening while it charges....some times I don't.
I always fire it up while I put my earphones in and by the time I plug them in...no pop and the everything has been indexed....then I play my music
Good luck, but I really wouldn't bother with the wireless if I were you.
I think Allnight is entitled to expect fully functional wifi. Mine is b0rked as well but I really don't want to bother sending it back to have it fixed again. A week without my DX100 is worse than a lifetime without wifi on my DX100 - I honestly never use it, so the only reason to have it fixed would be the resale value.