Originally Posted by lueneburg
Am also very satisfied with the pairing. (However, am a newbie in "head'fi" things and iems in particular. I usually listen at home with b&w 804 nautilus speakers and a marantz sr7007 amplifier.) I actually bought the ibasso dx50 after realizing my cheap mp3 player sounded crap even with the re-400. It sounds infinitely better now. (I also did about 50 hours of burning-in of the re-400.)
(By the way, thanks for all the forum entries on headfi, I have been reading up here and on other websites for 2 weeks, hesitating whether to get the fiio x3 or the ibasso dx50.)
One question: The one thing I couldn't find despite crawling through the forums here (including the bugs page for the dx50), is a clear explanation of how to make the dx50 (fw 1.2.2 manually installed) play tracks in multi-disc albums in the proper order. Right now e.g. my Satie piano works (5 cds) are especially messed up... (Am using foobar to rip my cds to FLAC files and to do the tags...) Should I re-tag them on foobar as separate, single-cd albums?
Try separating them in folders, at least that's how i did it with my multi-disc albums. It is annoying though (i couldn't play Hesitation Marks for 3 weeks, until i spread them in folders and put them in a playlist...).
Originally Posted by jj69
Do the RE400's need a freakisly long breakin period? I think I've got nearly 100 hours on them. I seriously do not get it.
If they're like the RE-262/272, i might try to push 150 or 200 hours at least...
I also have a pair of CLR100's and they sound pretty good for the price, but it's an acquired taste, like the RE-400. I haven't tried the RE-400 with the DX50, but if they're anything like the 262, they need time. I am enjoying a lot my Uptowns + DX50, that combo sounds amazing for the price i got my Uptowns (like 30 bucks on a store's sale in my country).
Edited by Kukyo - 11/1/13 at 10:09pm