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post #11041 of 15243
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Originally Posted by monkeyboylee View Post
 

So, is anyone still actually amping their dx50 now on 1.2.8.?

LCD-2 ver.1 on O2 which drives them easily. Even Heaven VI (on low gain 1x set on O2 - better bass, no hiss).

post #11042 of 15243
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Originally Posted by Caival View Post
 

Thank you so much for your answers:)

 

I have the momentum over ears aswell, do you recommend having an amp in your setup when you use Momentum + dx50?

 

When you said "look at my report" I'm guessing you mean what you wrote like 2 post earlier?;)

 

Thank you again!

>>>When you said "look at my report" I'm guessing you mean what you wrote like 2 post earlier?;)

Yes.

 

>>>do you recommend having an amp in your setup when you use Momentum + dx50?

I used both with and without. It's really up to you, with 1.2.8 it sounds great with both. If you haven't bought an amp, you may want to try without one first, big advantage is the money savings.

 

DX50 and Momentum are very good friends! :beerchug:

post #11043 of 15243
Bought a couple of dsd albums from Opus3 and have tried them and while they are impressive enough I don't think they sound any better in dsd than they do transcoded to flag. Perhaps because the dac chip don't handle dsd natively ?
post #11044 of 15243
Thread Starter 

^ The WM8740 is not equipped with native DSD.

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Edited by TheMaestro335 - 2/1/14 at 1:02pm
post #11046 of 15243
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Originally Posted by musicheaven View Post

I got a question for all of you out there with the FW 1.2.8.

Did you have this problem: A song just finished, another started and the volume, all out of the blue, increased at a good pace to what seems to be max but when looking at the volume level indicator, it is no where close to max.
Fortunately I had my HD600 on so the volume got loud but not to the point of going deaf, I took them out nonetheless. I am not too happy about that. mad.gif  

Unfortunately I can't reproduce it all the time, it seems random. Not sure what to do at this point, maybe going back to 1.2.7 and definitively leave a message to iBasso.

edit: kept 1.2.8 and going through the LO/amp route again.

This has happened to me on every firmware I have tried! Until ibasso isolates the problem it will continue to appear.
post #11047 of 15243

Catching up on 120+ new posts in this thread is a nice way to spend a saturday evening while listening to the DX50 :D

 

1) I still amp on 1.2.8 - Ibasso PB2 balanced into (C)IEMs. Loving it. If the DX90 is going to sound better than the DX50 does on 1.2.8, it's going to be one hell of a DAP!

 

2) Sorry, I don't have any firmware older than 1.1.5 in my stash. Try skimming the first pages of the thread, some of the people talking about upgrading to 1.1.0 might still have that one lying around.

 

3) Haven't bothered with DSD. I kinda like the idea of DSD, but the fact that the WM8740 can't play it without converting it to PCM kinda ruins the point of having support for it in the first place. A bit like Google Play Music supporting flac - but noting that any FLAC you upload will be converted to 320kbps Mp3.

post #11048 of 15243
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Originally Posted by TheMaestro335 View Post

This has happened to me on every firmware I have tried! Until ibasso isolates the problem it will continue to appear.

If the songs are from different albums it could be the gain level of the song that is the problem. Albums can be recorded at very different levels. I only play entire albums so not a problem but I frequently have to change volume between albums, sometimes by quite a lot
Edited by nc8000 - 2/1/14 at 1:06pm
post #11049 of 15243
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Originally Posted by Sorensiim View Post

 

3) Haven't bothered with DSD. I kinda like the idea of DSD, but the fact that the WM8740 can't play it without converting it to PCM kinda ruins the point of having support for it in the first place. A bit like Google Play Music supporting flac - but noting that any FLAC you upload will be converted to 320kbps Mp3.

 

We've probably already 'beaten this dead horse' before, but what the hell....

Downsides to playing DSD (.iso) files on any DAP:  

 

1.) They take-up incredible amounts of memory = 3 to 5 times larger then the 24/96 or 24/44 versions made from the .iso's.

2.) A 'well made' DSD usually sounds equally 'well made' when converted to 24/96 or 24/44....and "I betchu can't tell the difference ;) "

3.) Playing DSD (.iso's) on your DAP requires the processor to convert it to PCM or whatever before it's played anyway which uses up scarce battery power very fast.

 

Answer:  

 

I convert all my DSD iso's to 24/96 or 24/44 Flacs before I load them on my DAP's. That way you gain all the benefits of the DSD quality without ANY of the downsides.  

post #11050 of 15243
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Originally Posted by nc8000 View Post

If the songs are from different albums it could be the gain level of the song that is the problem. Albums can be recorded at very different levels. I only play entire albums so not a problem but I frequently have to change volume between albums, sometimes by quite a lot

Interesting because this only happens to me when I put the player in shuffle mode. But the increase in volume could make you deaf. So this could be potentially a very serious problem.
post #11051 of 15243
If it is indeed the gain difference between different recordings that is the problem a good implementation of replaygain by iBasso could solve it but they have said that they don't intened to implement replaygain. I have for years been using aacgain (album gain) on my huge iTunes aac library
post #11052 of 15243

Has anyone noticed that the stock DX50 battery begins to have a shorter life after each charge?

post #11053 of 15243
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by SkyBleu View Post
 

Has anyone noticed that the stock DX50 battery begins to have a shorter life after each charge?


Isn't the nature of Li-ion batteries? I have a bunch of them so bring on the music! ;)

 

Kidding apart, I don't feel mine are as bad but mind you I don't clock them with a watch or anything. I also end up plugging my player at work, so by the time I get home, it is fully charged, then the cycle repeats.

post #11054 of 15243
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by burtomr View Post
 

 

We've probably already 'beaten this dead horse' before, but what the hell....

Downsides to playing DSD (.iso) files on any DAP:  

 

1.) They take-up incredible amounts of memory = 3 to 5 times larger then the 24/96 or 24/44 versions made from the .iso's.

2.) A 'well made' DSD usually sounds equally 'well made' when converted to 24/96 or 24/44....and "I betchu can't tell the difference ;) "

3.) Playing DSD (.iso's) on your DAP requires the processor to convert it to PCM or whatever before it's played anyway which uses up scarce battery power very fast.

 

Answer:  

 

I convert all my DSD iso's to 24/96 or 24/44 Flacs before I load them on my DAP's. That way you gain all the benefits of the DSD quality without ANY of the downsides.  


Two thumbs up

post #11055 of 15243
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Originally Posted by musicheaven View Post
 


Isn't the nature of Li-ion batteries? I have a bunch of them so bring on the music! ;)

 

Kidding apart, I don't feel mine are as bad but mind you I don't clock them with a watch or anything. I also end up plugging my player at work, so by the time I get home, it is fully charged, then the cycle repeats.

Yeah, possibly, but it is dying at a slightly faster rate! Like, I used to charge my DX50 once a week, now it's like twice a week...Unless..I'm actually using it more lol

 

I might grab a Samsung battery as some of you say good things about it, but has anyone tried the long-life Mugen Power batteries?

 

Can I trust this?: http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/1x-New-High-Capacity-3250mAh-Extended-Battery-for-Samsung-Galaxy-S3-SIII-i9300-/271314716556?pt=AU_MobilePhoneAccessories&hash=item3f2b9e078c&_uhb=1


Edited by SkyBleu - 2/1/14 at 4:03pm
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