Let's get back to the DX50 topic. I feel that the bass of DX50 does not carry much weight, i.e. it is not deep enough... this is apparent even when pairing with ASG-2.... When comparing to a modded X3, it becomes very noticeable... But DX50 is still a steal considering that I hear the same amount of detail as the modded X3, so I guess the stock DX50 sound is very decent already... It makes me wonder if I chuck in a 8741 chip in it, would it make further enhancement in terms of detail....?? The soundstage when listening with TG334 is also very good..
hopefully when the firmware bugs get ironed out, this i hell of a player marketed at 239usd... makes me want to give it to my GF then buy a new one..
I think the bigger sound stage and better separation might gave you a sense the midbass wasn't as concentrated or dense as with say the X3 or AK120. I actually appreciate this, especially with ASG-2 or TG334 who inherently are mid-bass fat. Subbass extending quite well imo with doublebass frets sounding very natural and not overpowered by midbass. It definitely is the one of the more analytical and neutral 8740 implementations I have heard while still maintain the musicality strength of the wolfson chip.