Originally Posted by the wizard of oz
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