Today I go back to this thread and find so many people complain about this DAP, and I would like to say something about it.
Actually I'm a user of DX100 in China. According to the shop which sold the DX to me, this DAP is always out of stock in China, even the Demo in the shop was bought away by someone. I just noticed that someone in the thread mentioned that he doesn't believe that people will sacrifice anything else for the SQ, but somehow it is true in my country. Have you heard about using a Digital Recorder(like Sony-D50, Nagra SD, etc.) as a DAP? Yeah, that's quite common in China, despite of huge operating issue or poor music-resource management.
What's more, some are asking DX100 to compete with some other DAPs which DX100 is not designed to compete. IMO, DX's main competitors are HM801, CLAS system and Colorfly C4 and so on. In fact, DX100 have successfully made its goal. I'll take one of my friend's CLAS as an example. He uses a iPod classic 160G, a CLAS and a Pico as amplifier. IMO in the A-B test DX100 won almost every part of the SQ. And what's more important is that, the integrated battery life of a CLAS system is around 8 hours, just like DX100, and you have to recharge 3 parts separately.
That is true, the software of DX100 is a piece of s***, but iBasso is still releasing (or has released) some upgrade pack, do you remember? iBasso is not something like Sony, perhaps it is
not much bigger that a poor workshop in Southern China. However it still achieved its SQ goal, and until now I didn't find anything unbearable. So I will just keep and listen to it, 'cause I can't
and won't ask it for more.
(I'm sorry for my poor English, and i will really appreciate it if you finished reading:)