well, recieved my DX50 today ! - took about 40 hours from china to UK!!
First impressions are simply that this is THE best I have heard my music ever. I have been a fan of Cowon for a long time but the DX50 is in a whole different league! The sound is so wonderfully creamy and smooth but it just sounds so...right! I have played all kinds of genre and not once did i want to adjust or change the sound
the sound = 10/10 for me. I am 100% happy with it
USB OTK - luckily I had a little adapter so now I have 8gb internal + 64gb sdcard + 32gb otk = 100gb :D
now then...the operating 'system'
Basically it is a joke! - it isn't buggy, its what I would consider a very early Beta - I think iBasso has a LOT of work to do here but Im hopeful they will sort it out - Even when it does work, sometimes its like unlocking a secret code on the control pad of a PS3 - as long as you press a 'certain' way sometimes things will work where they didn't before!!
192kHz ?? - I had 6 different albums loaded on a 64gb card and it wouldn't play them - it played them at a VERY slow speed which in the past indicates the card in question does not support that bitrate.
This is a worry because the payer is supposed to support audio UP TO 192. For me, it doesn't - anyone else have this issue?
Apart from these issues I am beyond happy with the price, quality and unbeatable sound. Initially I was listening through Grado GR10 IEM's. I was a tad worried because a lot of comments said the DX50 was a bit bright but I have the balance to be superb. Very mature and some how very grown up and professional!
Im now listening on Grado 325sri cans - I have to say I think the Grado sound and DX50 is a match made in heaven - I've never heard these cans performing so well! :D
Edited by jon parker - 9/18/13 at 9:14am