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post #796 of 12525

There's a white one?  I know some people wanted the silver/black concept photo one.  But once you see the blacked out DX100 in person with that frosty fresh magnesium top case...

 

I agree about the bulk, people need to only compare the DX100 to complete stacks if they want to make a size comparison, or at least only compare its sound to an iPhone headphone output since I don't know of a thinner setup that sounds anything like it.  

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Yes, gap-less playback with PowerAmp works well? Could you comment on that? Is it really seamless? Most of my musical library is regular 16bit/44kHz FLAC, so I don't really need the high resolution so much; would have been nice if it were possible to have everything working perfectly as it should in their native player, but I could live with an alternative solution. Just how good does PowerAmp work, and is the sound quality on par with the same quality audio files played in iBasso's native player?

Otherwise I'm back on the iPod + HP-P1 combo solution.

The PowerAmp app (free two week trial, $4.99 to buy) is a superb player, one of the best I have used. When playing non-hires files, I can hear little, if any, difference between it and the iBasso player which is no surprise as both use the same DAC and amplifier circuitry. Gapless playback is perfectly implemented with menu options for customization. It also has Xfeed, tone controls, 12-band EQ and a good assortment of presets, preamp and clipping limiter. All of these features can be selected via menu or disabled. Poweramp also has an very intuitive UI that one can easily learn without the need for consulting the included help menu.

I must say that it is very nice to be able to have both players on one device and be able to select whichever one is the most appropriate for the files one wishes to play.

One can, for example, configure Poweramp with presets, EQ, or whatever and it will remember those settings, even after rebooting, so it is possible to have each player set up differently to match different phones, music genre's, listening preferences, etc.

I will very likely continue to use both players even after iBasso updates the DX100 firmware just for the added flexibility provided by have both of these quality players.
Edited by HiFlight - 2/10/12 at 2:00pm
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Thank you for sharing your experience with PowerAmp on the DX100; very much appreciated.
 

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The PowerAmp app (free two week trial, $4.99 to buy) is a superb player, one of the best I have used. When playing non-hires files, I can hear little, if any, difference between it and the iBasso player which is no surprise as both use the same DAC and amplifier circuitry. Gapless playback is perfectly implemented with menu options for customization. It also has Xfeed, tone controls, 12-band EQ and a good assortment of presets, preamp and clipping limiter. All of these features can be selected via menu or disabled. Poweramp also has an very intuitive UI that one can easily learn without the need for consulting the included help menu.
I must say that it is very nice to be able to have both players on one device and be able to select whichever one is the most appropriate for the files one wishes to play.
One can, for example, configure Poweramp with presets, EQ, or whatever and it will remember those settings, even after rebooting, so it is possible to have each player set up differently to match different phones, music genre's, listening preferences, etc.
I will very likely continue to use both players even after iBasso updates the DX100 firmware just for the added flexibility provided by have both of these quality players.

 

Damn; I'm so very close to indulging myself to this apparently great DAP... It's most unreasonable, but...

 

 

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Hello people. I ordered one of this babies too. I want to ask sth:

 

I am MD and i can't spend much time at home. So i decide to live with portable. And i ordered Beyer's DT660 for classical and jazz. But i would like to have something cheap for desktop rig. I think i will buy K501 and a price/performance amp. Can i use DX100 as a source? I don't want to spend too much because i am at hospital most of my time.


Edited by thehadi - 2/10/12 at 2:22pm
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Preordered too!

Anyone get an email confirmation of their preorder?  The paypal email just says "iBasso Audio" under description, nothing specific to the DX100...

 


Yes, I got the same invoice. I've never been anything but impressed by iBasso's products and service, so as quanxu says, I wouldn't worry about it overly.




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Thank you for sharing your experience with PowerAmp on the DX100; very much appreciated.

Damn; I'm so very close to indulging myself to this apparently great DAP... It's most unreasonable, but...


This sounds like someone whose mind is already made up. wink.gif
Edited by Pudu - 2/10/12 at 3:15pm
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Originally Posted by thehadi View Post

Hello people. I ordered one of this babies too. I want to ask sth:

 

I am MD and i can't spend much time at home. So i decide to live with portable. And i ordered Beyer's DT660 for classical and jazz. But i would like to have something cheap for desktop rig. I think i will but K501 and a price/performance amp. Can i use DX100 as a source? I don't want to spend too much because i am at hospital most of my time.

With the 1/4 and 3.5 phone output and the more than adequate power and sound quality, this would be a perfect set-up for portable and desk use. 
 

 

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Originally Posted by thehadi View Post

Hello people. I ordered one of this babies too. I want to ask sth:

 

I am MD and i can't spend much time at home. So i decide to live with portable. And i ordered Beyer's DT660 for classical and jazz. But i would like to have something cheap for desktop rig. I think i will but K501 and a price/performance amp. Can i use DX100 as a source? I don't want to spend too much because i am at hospital most of my time.


Hehehe, when you do surgery, just don't leave the DX100 in people's tummy biggrin.gif

 

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Ron:  Can the Poweramp play ALAC like the Ibasso player can?

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Ron:  Can the Poweramp play ALAC like the Ibasso player can?

Yes, no problem. 
 

 

post #805 of 12525
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With the 1/4 and 3.5 phone output and the more than adequate power and sound quality, this would be a perfect set-up for portable and desk use. 
 

 


Thank you jamato.

 



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Hehehe, when you do surgery, just don't leave the DX100 in people's tummy biggrin.gif

 



I am planing to listen it during the surgery smily_headphones1.gif Just kidding

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Thank you jamato.

 



I am planing to listen it during the surgery smily_headphones1.gif Just kidding



Looking forward to getting butchered during surgery like a "Turkey" smile.gif

post #807 of 12525
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Originally Posted by thehadi View Post

Hello people. I ordered one of this babies too. I want to ask sth:

 

I am MD and i can't spend much time at home. So i decide to live with portable. And i ordered Beyer's DT660 for classical and jazz. But i would like to have something cheap for desktop rig. I think i will buy K501 and a price/performance amp. Can i use DX100 as a source? I don't want to spend too much because i am at hospital most of my time.



The DX100 is a great source, whether as a transport to feed a DAC (did a good job with my AudioGD RE-7 DAC) or as a DAC through its line out jack to another amp.  I don't think you'd be missing much using the DX100 alone vs. with a desktop amp because its built in amp is incredibly competent and doesn't leave me wanting for much.

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The DX100 is a great source, whether as a transport to feed a DAC (did a good job with my AudioGD RE-7 DAC) or as a DAC through its line out jack to another amp.  I don't think you'd be missing much using the DX100 alone vs. with a desktop amp because its built in amp is incredibly competent and doesn't leave me wanting for much.



I just worried about K501 needs a powerful amp and is Dx100 suitable with it.

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Looking forward to getting butchered during surgery like a "Turkey" smile.gif



It sounds really delicious :)

post #810 of 12525

How will this device drive the HE-500's?

Will it be an upgrade over the HP=P1?

Sorry if it's been answered but I didn't see anything reading through.  

 

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