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Originally Posted by gamefreak054 View Post
 

Just got my DX100. I listened to Phil Collins Take Me Home (a song he had already pre-loaded) and it sounds pretty good. Sadly I do not have a good ear for that music and it was a 320kbps MP3. Right now I am taking off his music and uploading mine. Sadly I cannot spend too much time for it as I have to head off to class. I have a feeling I will be a little late though :wink_face:

 

The only negative I have so far is that the amp is a little weak for the Mad Dogs but it does power them at a very listenable level.

 

I have the same issue with my modded T50RP, I opted to get an external amp - Portaphile 627 to amplify the current hungry and inefficient T50RP :) 

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Yeah I do not know if I want to opt for a portable amp at this moment. The dx100 is already pretty thick. The amping is definitely the only complaint I have with this so far and even at that it is sooo close to the needed power output. Otherwise the amount of detail and the soundstaging is awesome. I am now listening to music that I love again, that I had troubles with ipod + E12 combo. The instrument seperation was far too cluttered for some bands on the ipod rig.

 

Also as a quick would there be any power difference between a 3.5mm with a 6.35mm adapter cable vs a regular 6.35mm cable. My vmoda cable is a better length to carry around than my Fostex one.


Edited by gamefreak054 - 9/18/13 at 5:52pm
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I find that in general, I enjoy the DX100 a lot without amping. I do have a small tube amp that adds a different sound, neither better or less in quality, but in general, the dX100 really has a well integrated system. 

post #12079 of 12739

Yes, DX100 itself is good enough

post #12080 of 12739
With regard to the volume, it seems that the "louder" volume I get only with PowerAmp is due to PowerAmp's "Direct Volume Control" option being enabled. If I turn this option off in PowerAmp, the volume is then exactly the same as it is with iBasso's stock player.

So, in my opinion, if PowerAmp can produce a fuller louder sound using its "Direct Volume Control," then, the iBasso stock player should be able to do this as well.

It seems very silly to me that I have to use PowerAmp which does not use the DAC that I paid for to get a BETTER sound due to its Direct Volume Control funtion, which sounds better than a high end audiophile grade DAC.
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Hmm I never found power amp to sound better than the stock player. That is why I always reverted back to Stock. I loved the UI though but was not willing to sacrifice sound quality. That isn't just referring to high resolution files but across the board.

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Originally Posted by lee730 View Post

Hmm I never found power amp to sound better than the stock player. That is why I always reverted back to Stock. I loved the UI though but was not willing to sacrifice sound quality. That isn't just referring to high resolution files but across the board.

I'm newbie to DX100.

What is a better amp to improve the detail, separation and sound stage?
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For me, I use portaphile 627
post #12084 of 12739
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I'm newbie to DX100.

What is a better amp to improve the detail, separation and sound stage?

 

It depends on what you are using? Is this for IEMs or hard to drive headphones? I used the Tralucent T1 to great effect and loved the pairing :). I did use the Triad L3 with it before but that is simply too bulky to consider carrying around as a portable and the T1 was the sweet spot in terms of sound quality and price on the go. It was very much an improvement IMO over the stock DX100 amp section. Just sounded more musical, balanced, natural, with a bigger sound staging (with good width and depth making for a very 3D sound). Just sounded right if you take my meaning.


Edited by lee730 - 9/25/13 at 4:35am
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Hmm, just put some more albums on mine, ejected the disk (on a Mac), quit USB mode... now I can't see any music on the player at all unless I browse by directory. Reset hadn't solved this. Any ideas?

 

EDIT - never mind it's showing up now! Weird.

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I have that problem sometimes too, it just takes a while I think. I personally just use the directory anyways, as my folders are much more organized compared to my tags. 

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Hmm, just put some more albums on mine, ejected the disk (on a Mac), quit USB mode... now I can't see any music on the player at all unless I browse by directory. Reset hadn't solved this. Any ideas?

 

EDIT - never mind it's showing up now! Weird.

 

 

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Originally Posted by gamefreak054 View Post
 

I have that problem sometimes too, it just takes a while I think. I personally just use the directory anyways, as my folders are much more organized compared to my tags. 

 

It's indexing / updating its database. usually, leave it alone for 15-20 minutes.

 

to check: go to Settings, Applications, Running Services and see if "MEDIA" is running. 

if it's running, it is indexing your music 

post #12088 of 12739

Thats what I figured.

 

I am wondering is there a way to manually media scan? I notice mine will only manually scan a little bit (after fully turning off) and once the screen loading is removed I will think its done. Furthermore I attempt to use the music and it just delays the entire process.

post #12089 of 12739

Not sure if it can be manually start by third party apps. Did you get your DX100 new from iBasso? maybe you can shoot them an email requesting an new firmware to add that function (and hopefully a list of other requests) or better, release the ES9018 API :D 

 

so far they are busy with the DX50 right now and have little resources to improve their flagship DAP 

post #12090 of 12739

Yeah, its not that huge of a deal. I do think it will speed up the process if it was a manual option also. I do wish you could also change the screen with albums, artists, etc. to my folder directories. As like I stated before my folders are much cleaner than my tags. My tags keep splitting up into separate artists and it drives me nuts. For instance it will go Daft Punk then Daft Punk Feat. Put name here. Otherwise one of these days I am just going to go back and do a tag overhaul (which is annoying because I have over 2000 Flac Files). 

 

I did not get mine new from ibasso, but I may send them an email with a few requests. Otherwise over a few gripes I love the UI unlike other people. I guess I like having control over stuff vs automatic like Itunes. I just have to go back and make it look pretty.

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