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post #1606 of 12739

>What's modification?

 

Hi,
We have some minor changes on the 2nd batch DX100. So, we decided to recall
the 1st batch DX100, and upgrade it to same as the 2nd batch.
The 2nd batch DX100 has the following changes when comparing to the 1st
batch.
1, better sound quality, as we made some minor changs on the hardware. Of
course, the DAC chip and the OPAMPs are not changed.
2, better Wifi signal, as we changes the internal antenna.
3, using the newest firmware, that will support gapless and AIFF.

 

Sincerely
iBasso Audio

post #1607 of 12739
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by takoyaki View Post

>What's modification?

 

Hi,
We have some minor changes on the 2nd batch DX100. So, we decided to recall
the 1st batch DX100, and upgrade it to same as the 2nd batch.
The 2nd batch DX100 has the following changes when comparing to the 1st
batch.
1, better sound quality, as we made some minor changs on the hardware. Of
course, the DAC chip and the OPAMPs are not changed.
2, better Wifi signal, as we changes the internal antenna.
3, using the newest firmware, that will support gapless and AIFF.

 

Sincerely
iBasso Audio

Often a little different layout on the board and the way the signals are being handled. Maybe a change or two in the caps as to type or size used. Rerouting the wifi antenna for better signal reception. All enhancements to refine the sound even more, if possible. :^)

 

post #1608 of 12739


 

 

?????

 

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Originally Posted by KT66 View Post

maybe - were you constantly sniffing throughout?

 

BLOW YOUR NOSE

 

 

again who will use this for email or keeping a calendar? pointless

like having an coffee machine on a motorbike



 

post #1609 of 12739

 

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Originally Posted by Mython View Post


iBasso, I hope you're watching this thread (I assume you are).
I'm on your 2nd batch pre-order list, so what I'm about to say isn't empty words; it's genuine and sincere feedback from an actual customer of yours, who's put his money where his mouth is:
Your willingness to:
*listen to your customers' feature requests
*make a big effort to satisfy those requests (and quickly)
*upgrade hardware AND cover the cost of upgrading units that have already been shipped out
*respond to customer enquiries with sincere answers
*set realistic deadlines and meet them without disappointing customers
*develop & produce top-quality products at fair prices
*make your customers feel valued & respected
does not go unnoticed. Personally, I've only been aware of the iBasso brand since the introduction of the DX100, but in that short time I've been genuinely impressed with your attitude towards business, towards efficient and effective product development, and towards your customers.
I hope you'll continue to operate in this manner and I know that if you do, you'll achieve great success. You're a shining example to other companies of how to achieve success in business by having good ethics, creating genuine-quality products, and treating your customers right.
I look forward to receiving my DX100 and if it meets my expectations (which I'm now confident it will), I'll be happily recommending you to other potential customers.
KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!


[Q]If more companies embraced these values....they would be in a far better place. 

IBasso is doing a great job if they follow the above guidelines...and it is refreshing to feel such confidence in a company.  They seem to be genuinely concerned with customer satisfaction. 

Having spent my career in sales/marketing, I can tell you that paying attention to customers and acting on THEIR wishes is the key to success.  Most marketing departments reach a point where they become arrogant and complacent.....losing touch with the ultimate key to their success...the customer. 

Have the common sense to satisfy the customer better than your competition....that is all it takes...old school and deadly.  Keep it up, IBasso!!![/Q]

 

I agree Spock76591, I am old school (and can't even do the "multi-quote" thing) ... iBasso have gone well out of their way and well beyond the expectations of most "consumers" in recalling the first batch.

 

I'm on the 2nd batch pre-order list, presumably they will email me with the invoice for the balance before it's shipped? Anyone heard from them to say when they will start shipping?

 

In the meanwhile I have cleared the decks and dragged out all of my CD's (~400) and vinyl albums (~100) which are now neatly stacked in both (actually all four) corners of the room (not in alphabetical order) and I am about to start ripping them again.

 

Any advice on which format I should use (FLAC or WAV or any other?) and what software - obviously there would seem to be no point in ripping CD's at more than 16 bit 44.1 KHz but maybe I'm wrong ... 

 

Please advise ...

 

Will

 

 

 

post #1610 of 12739

Hi Will,

IBasso is going to start shipping on March 10-15th as is stated on their website. :) Yes, you will get an invoice for the rest of the balance before it is shipped. The program I use (and many head-fi'ers for that matter) is EAC (Exact Audio Copy). (My preference is .flac as it saves spaces) .Wav and .flac are the exact same but with .Wav technically there is a very trivial speed increase in the time it takes to load the file since it doesn't have to uncompress it. Your assumption is right that there is really no point in ripping CDs at more that 16/44.1 KHz. However, vinyls can be ripped to a higher quality rip I believe. I myself am preparing to rip some of my unripped cd's and vinyls as well.


Edited by Randall DZM - 3/6/12 at 5:52pm
post #1611 of 12739
Provided your vinyl equipment is of a sufficient standard to justify the exercise, the sweet spot for digitising vinyl, to audiophile standard, is generally considered to be 24bit/96khz (192khz only in exceptional circumstances).

No point in upsampling CD as it just makes the filesize bigger (you could upsample on-the-fly using the DX100s hardware upsampling function, anyway, if you really wanted to, with no filesize penalty,but this doesn't necessarily improve subjective sound quality).

Notwithstanding the above, and purely FYI, -if- you ever wish, for some reason, to upsample a digital audio file, then the highest standard is attainable using a piece of software called 'Weiss Saracon'
Edited by Mython - 3/6/12 at 6:19pm
post #1612 of 12739

Your logic is faulty: a device having extra features doesn't equate to its having worse sound.

Following your logic would mean that an Audi R8 has worse performance than an A3 because they focused on ergonomics, extra features, and a cooler design instead of its drivability.

You watched a short video on it and concluded that it has bad sound capabilities merely on the basis that it has apps and email.

At least read some reviews about it before making a fool out of yourself with two posts.

Quote:
Originally Posted by KT66 View Post

maybe - were you constantly sniffing throughout?

 

BLOW YOUR NOSE

 

 

again who will use this for email or keeping a calendar? pointless

like having an coffee machine on a motorbike



 


Edited by Girls Generation - 3/6/12 at 7:09pm
post #1613 of 12739

 

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Originally Posted by Girls Generation View Post

You watched a short video on it and concluded that it has bad sound capabilities merely on the basis that it has apps and email.

At least read some reviews about it before making a fool out of yourself with two posts.



Chill GG. Who knows, maybe the pure thought of having a device that could read email turns him off.

 

People are different and we should respect their differences. =)

post #1614 of 12739

Regarding your asinine comparison of having a coffee machine on a motorbike: a coffee machine and a motorbike have nothing to do with each other.

Apps and email were included in the DX100 because of the Android OS that iBasso decided to feature in their DAP. I definitely would not want to have an ancient UI on such a premium DAP.

 

Therefore, to revise your comparison with a motorbike, it would make more sense to say, "like having Carbon Fiber fairings on a ZX10R [because its a premium bike]" edit: they do have CF reinforced polymer fairings tongue.gif thought they were fiberglass for a sec.


Edited by Girls Generation - 3/6/12 at 7:45pm
post #1615 of 12739
Quote:
Originally Posted by Girls Generation View Post

Regarding your asinine comparison of having a coffee machine on a motorbike: a coffee machine and a motorbike has nothing to do with each other.

Apps and email were included in the DX100 because of the Android OS that iBasso decided to feature in their DAP. I definitely would not want to have an ancient UI on such a premium DAP.

 

Therefore, to revise your comparison with a motorbike, it would make more sense to say, "like having Carbon Fiber fairings on a ZX10R [because its a premium bike]" edit: they do have CF reinforced polymer fairings tongue.gif thought they were fiberglass for a sec.



Thanks Randall DZM & Mython.

@KT66 & Girls Generation - I don't care if this little beauty makes coffee and wakes me up in the morning with eggs on a tray as well - I'm buying it because I love music (all kinds of music) and I want to hear it as it was meant to be listened to, wherever I am ...

Will B, whatever will be ...

post #1616 of 12739
Quote:
Originally Posted by Randall DZM View Post

Hi Will,

IBasso is going to start shipping on March 10-15th as is stated on their website. :) Yes, you will get an invoice for the rest of the balance before it is shipped. The program I use (and many head-fi'ers for that matter) is EAC (Exact Audio Copy). (My preference is .flac as it saves spaces) .Wav and .flac are the exact same but with .Wav technically there is a very trivial speed increase in the time it takes to load the file since it doesn't have to uncompress it. Your assumption is right that there is really no point in ripping CDs at more that 16/44.1 KHz. However, vinyls can be ripped to a higher quality rip I believe. I myself am preparing to rip some of my unripped cd's and vinyls as well.



I use foobar to rip CD's ... any advantages with EAC ... ? Is it any quicker, or more accurate ... ? What do you think ... ?

 

Will

post #1617 of 12739
Thread Starter 

I use my Sony D25 with CD's, sounds great and plays one CD at a time. . . . . wait . . . what year is this? Oh, I thought it was 1995 again. Sorry. 

post #1618 of 12739

I think EAC is better in secure mode as far as error checking goes but don't quote me on that. :P I've always just used EAC (I have never tried foobar2k though) as it gives me peace of mind. ;) I will say that finding a nice drive to use as a ripper is a big part in the equation though so I would hunt down a reliable and good drive to rip from. 

post #1619 of 12739
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Originally Posted by Will B View Post



I use foobar to rip CD's ... any advantages with EAC ... ? Is it any quicker, or more accurate ... ? What do you think ... ?

 

Will


Use only EAC. That is the best free software for ripping any audio CD. I tried many esp. with old/damaged CDs, EAC always won.

 

post #1620 of 12739

DbPoweramp and EAC are the best. Both have error correction and cross reference the digitized data on your (digital file ripped cd) to other cd's. If the cd you currently use is trying to rip, but has even one or two scratches (or is even flawless, but your laser on your reader misses some data, EAC will know it, and will actually fill in that line of code that was missing!), no worries; EAC / DbPoweramp will fill in all lost data on your cd's. It's really quite a fascinating process as you're watching what tracks are bad on a cd even if the cd looks pretty flawless. If the laser (reader) doesn't pick it up, both EAC and DbPoweramp will accomodate for your lost data. =-) Voila! Perfect digital file! With every single byte accounted for. By cross referencing your cd to others cd's.

 

Both are free. wink_face.gif I think EAC is naturally free.

 

This is the main feature over Foobar. EAC/DbPa also maintain the ability to very easily convert files (ALAC > FLAC > AIFF), and rip each file with differing levels of compression! 1-8. 5 is the default.

 

There are other advantages as well, but these are the two I love the most. Everything ripped using these two programs is more accurate because your data is cross referenced to others data. This is not a global program and only those who download (Audiophiles who use the programs) can cross reference with one another as well, it's a very grassroots program. Which I like. ;) Basically, imagine the advantage Kernal streaming gives for free!  Using EAC or DbPa yields the exact same results/benefit to your digital file as Kernal stream does to playing your file: (much better sound) as opposed to ripping strait Lossless without Error correction and running it through the windows mixer. You also lose out on the ability to play with different compression ratios (i.e less G/B space, this is important in the Dx100 if you want to fit the best of that 2.7TB collection on there). In tandem, they account for much purer sound and cleaner music. In tandem, I really, really enjoy listening to music ripped either by DbPoweramp or EAC properly. This is the same software high res. download sites use as a base. It's good software!

 

Most use EAC. It's easier to use. Both yield the same result.

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