Originally Posted by lee730
figgie do you even own a unit for yourself? Kinda hard to even make a statement like that without hearing it for yourself. If you think otherwise I'd say not even worth being in this hobby if you don't trust your ears at all. I know placebo can be a real thing and I can see it happening in certain instances. But this is not placebo. Sorry.
I am not in this hobby. I am in the technology hobby, this happens to be PART of that hobby. Tell you the truth, just by seeing the choice of OS. I could tell where this was going regardless of hardware. Hell DX100 is obsolete already by the HDP_R10 yet they are still using an obsolete (read google unsupported operating system) in that. Either there coding is horendous (yep) and there developers are not up to snuff (double yep). QA testing is lazy (assuming iBasso is actually testing these as they get them from RockChip) at best.
I don't think. Again, Garbage in, Gabarge out. The connection between sound changing from a "firmware" upgrade is amazing ( and at the same time, not surpising. not the good kind of amazement, the kind where explitives would convey what I really think of companies that code crap, but I can probably take a guess as to what they are using for revision and source control vault which is the same as winning the lottery) and makes me wonder the QA (if any) that they actually put into products like this. For the price point, the coding erros that are popping up are absolutely absurd regardless of sound. But guess what, I am critical that way since I am/was in the industry. I have been on that chair testing products like this to make sure that silly issues like this don't make it a bad product ESPECIALLY at the price point.
You can thank Insignia, Rocketfish and Dynex for that (which is part of Best Buy Exclusive Brands which is where I worked with the Chinese manufactures and developers to get product out the door without it being a train wreck, so yes, first hand experience in dealing with "developers" where there is absolutely ZERO source code control or revision. And I am talking HUGE shops like Broadcom, Foxconn, AUO, Shoshico, etc. Yes THAT foxconn, Apple has a massive QA team to fix the f'up from a hardware side and call foxconn on it).
I like audio. but my tolerance for useability issues is none existant. I detest useability issues especially knowing the coding side. Downright suprises me that people let companies get away with but that is the tolerance people will accept. In this case, as long as it "sounds" good, in the TV world, as long as it "looks" good, car world, as long as it "drives" good. etc etc.