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Can I add music files to the sd card while the sd card is inserted in the dx50?
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Ok my computer is not recognizing the driver in my dx-50 so that I can apply the RKbatchtool.

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Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Jetblack08 View Post


How exactly does the RKbatch tool work?

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Originally Posted by Jetblack08 View Post

Ok my computer is not recognizing the driver in my dx-50 so that I can apply the RKbatchtool.

I'll be honest with you I could not figure out the RKbatch tool and I did not need to run it because the DX50 was recognized on the USB port so I just copied the 1.2.8 firmware in the internal memory and performed the standard operation to flash this version. Is your DX50 properly turning on when you boot it up and if so I gather that you can still play music under the new firmware, correct? Can you mount the DX50 as an internal drive? By the way don't leave any external microSD card connected so only one drive needs to be mounted. If you can then you are all set to perform the standard operation, else send an email to iBasso and tell them you want to rever back to 1.2.8 and you need help with the TKbatch tool.
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Originally Posted by Jetblack08 View Post
 

Ok my computer is not recognizing the driver in my dx-50 so that I can apply the RKbatchtool.


Mine wouldn't recognize it either so I turned on the dx50, went to settings and made sure storage mode was checked and plugged it into the computer.  It worked.  The first time I tried it the dx50 was turned off so you may just need to turn it on first and then hook it up to the computer.  After that I did a normal update (no batch tool) and it updated just like normal.

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Hi all,

First post.  I just received my DX50 from Amazon yesterday.  I’ve read many of the posts before I bought it, thought I wouldn’t have questions but I do.

 

First, a comment, I downloaded a couple of HD Tracks, Machine Head and a Grateful Dead (Yeah I’m and old fart) and I found the highs a bit too high for me. I had to play it flat or custom and tap down the highs as it seemed to be giving me a headache.

 

First a rhetorical question, why is the head phone jack on the bottom? That makes it sideways in my car or upside down in my pocket. Not a big problem but a bit strange.

 

How do I use the gain switch properly? Right now I’m either plugging into the DVD input in my car or plugging in my PK2.

 

How do you delete songs from the internal drive? I got a, not enough room error trying to put too much in. So I deleted a few files through my laptop, however properties said the drive was still full. Also I could still see and play the all the files I thought I deleted.

 

So then I deleted everything out of the DX50 including the Album file. I then did a factory reset. The laptop showed nothing in the DX but properties showed 3 gigs used.  I added a couple files anyway and when I looked in the DX50 menu, to my surprise ALL the files were still in it, like I deleted nothing.

 

Is there something I’m doing wrong?

It’s not  a huge problem as I’m going to pick up a SD card tomorrow, but I do have  one file were it loaded in FLAC and WAV so every song is duplicate. That I’d like to fix that which means I have delete it.

 

Thanks.

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Originally Posted by Kidder View Post

Hi all,
First post.  I just received my DX50 from Amazon yesterday.  I’ve read many of the posts before I bought it, thought I wouldn’t have questions but I do.

First, a comment, I downloaded a couple of HD Tracks, Machine Head and a Grateful Dead (Yeah I’m and old fart) and I found the highs a bit too high for me. I had to play it flat or custom and tap down the highs as it seemed to be giving me a headache.

First a rhetorical question, why is the head phone jack on the bottom? That makes it sideways in my car or upside down in my pocket. Not a big problem but a bit strange.

How do I use the gain switch properly? Right now I’m either plugging into the DVD input in my car or plugging in my PK2.

How do you delete songs from the internal drive? I got a, not enough room error trying to put too much in. So I deleted a few files through my laptop, however properties said the drive was still full. Also I could still see and play the all the files I thought I deleted.

So then I deleted everything out of the DX50 including the Album file. I then did a factory reset. The laptop showed nothing in the DX but properties showed 3 gigs used.  I added a couple files anyway and when I looked in the DX50 menu, to my surprise ALL the files were still in it, like I deleted nothing.

Is there something I’m doing wrong?
It’s not  a huge problem as I’m going to pick up a SD card tomorrow, but I do have  one file were it loaded in FLAC and WAV so every song is duplicate. That I’d like to fix that which means I have delete it.

Thanks.

The answer is in one of the prior threads, use the search function to get to your answers, also everyone new to the DX50 should read the very first page of this thread carefully which has a lot of useful info including the link to FAQ which has most of your answers. The two combined should yield your answers. Just an advice, because the player uses some of the space to build the internal library, please leave the internal memory free and buy yourself a big enough external microSD card, say 64 gb or more if you have the cash. There isn't enough space left on the player to do much (5.7 gb I believe).

Welcome to the DX50 ownership, enjoy your new toy! beerchug.gif
Edited by musicheaven - 5/24/14 at 12:23am
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Firstly, if you delete stuff from your device, empty the trash before un-mounting the device.  Make sure you do a Factory Reset AFTER you delete all of your files and empty the trash.  If you do that and the files still show up inside your device, you have a magical device.  With an SD card, it will rescan after you reinsert the card.  Not sure what it does with internal memory.   The internal memory is small, and a lot of it is for the system.  Don't use it.  Get a good 64gb or larger SD card from a reputable seller.  

 

I have those same GD files (or at least similar, can't recall where mine came from), and they sound fine to me through my amp and iems.  I'm guessing that you need to tone things down based on what you are listening through and other variables.  I use no eq, but I have sound coming out of Line Out into an amp and then to my iems.  I don't use the gain switch, either.

 

The HO is on the bottom (along with LO) because, well, I don't know.  Are you using it to go to your car's DVD?  Try the Line Out, that should improve things, as it bypasses the amp.  I actually like the bottom ports but then I carry my devices in a bag.

 

As for your iems, no idea.  My Dunu 1000s sound fine (again, using an amp).  Lots of us here do use an amp with this, but many of them seem to do it with full-sized earphones.  Iems?  Maybe yours don't pair well.  My TF10s were fine, and so are my Dunus, but yours might not be a good match.  

 

The sound is new to you, you will have to allow your ears to adjust to it from what you are used to.  Give it a few days.  Turn the volume down a bit.  Try different things/settings.

 

Enjoy


Edited by olddude - 5/24/14 at 10:34am
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Originally Posted by Kidder View Post
 

Hi all,

First post.  I just received my DX50 from Amazon yesterday.  I’ve read many of the posts before I bought it, thought I wouldn’t have questions but I do.

 

First, a comment, I downloaded a couple of HD Tracks, Machine Head and a Grateful Dead (Yeah I’m and old fart) and I found the highs a bit too high for me. I had to play it flat or custom and tap down the highs as it seemed to be giving me a headache.

 

 

Just  goes to show how subjective all this is. IEM/Headphones used and your own ear sensitivity combined with what you are used to all play a part and the music recording quality. You found too much on high freq and smailbz finds the opposite.

 

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Originally Posted by smailbz View Post
 

I'm holding on to the DX50 but I feel that the sound is rather too warm and thick with 1.2.8 firmware. Almost as if the  Highs seem to be drowned out. I'm using it with the UM Pro 30. Some people have suggested the DX90 for improved SQ but I'm wondering if the price jump is worth it. Or should I choose to upgrade the cables instead with that money?

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Has anyone modded their DX50 before by swapping the op amp? Looking at the one where you put in a TI LME49710
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Yep.  I find the sound, with my C5 amp and Dunu 1000s, quite good.  Some source material gets up to the edge of too strident in the highs- Taxman, by the Beatles (the remaster), is an example. I've got a couple of live soundboard shows that are painful with iems (fine in the car) because they are poorly recorded and the highs are too hot.   But 99% of the time the sound is perfectly good.  And I never find the highs muddy or drowned out.  I really thinks it comes down to your material, your accessories, your volume, and your ears.  Just changing tips on iems can make a big difference.  

 

I checked out the reviews on the Pro 30 here  http://www.head-fi.org/t/697936/review-westone-um-pro30-refreshed-um3x  and some report that the highs are a relatively weak area with them (never used them, myself).  That would seem to lead to the issue being more with the iems than the DX50.  

 

I have the Dunu 1000s, which have a very bright sound, but I find it to be well within the range of good, not headache-inducing.  I like strong mids and highs, so for me this gives me a good sound (I'm not a basshead).  I use the Comply tips, which give me a smoother sound than silicons, which I find bass-y.  

 

This whole thing just seems so subjective to me, it's so personal and depends so much on so many variables that definitively stating "this is good" or "this is better" seems fruitless.  Do I like it or do I not like it is really all I can define, which is of course completely subjective and limited to my ears, my equipment and my source material.  Your milage, of course, may vary.  :atsmile:

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Ha, would you look at that! Anyways guess I'll continue experimenting, but thanks a lot of all the advice so far :)

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Bummer my volume up switch broke. Anyone know a part number off digikey, mouser, etc. After I replace the switch I might also upgrade the caps... Why not?
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This one could fit:

http://www.newark.com/e-switch/tl1014af160qg/switch-tactile-spst-50ma-smd/dp/15N4456

 

But which caps do you want to replace? Are there output coupling capacitors after the headphone amp??? I hope not...

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thats me got my review up if anyone is interested

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/720374/ibasso-dx50-review

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Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by IceOgre View Post

Bummer my volume up switch broke. Anyone know a part number off digikey, mouser, etc. After I replace the switch I might also upgrade the caps... Why not?

 

Good replacement switch, if you can't find anything iBasso might be willing to do it for free except for shipping of course. 

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Originally Posted by cholero View Post
 

This one could fit:

http://www.newark.com/e-switch/tl1014af160qg/switch-tactile-spst-50ma-smd/dp/15N4456

 

But which caps do you want to replace? Are there output coupling capacitors after the headphone amp??? I hope not...

 

Sorry to disappoint you but the DX50 does have DC coupling caps on both the HO and LO for a total of 4 caps, one on each channel. You can use 200 uF cap replacement (that is the electrolytic value on those caps), may I suggest some of film variety? You may be able to find supercaps rated at or a higher level, that would work even wonder. Just remember that hand soldering is a must and they are really tightly placed close to each other so the space is rather limited. Don't bother calling iBasso if you DX50 dies after the caps have been replaced unless you are skillful enough to move the older caps back with shorter leads in place. :biggrin:

 

Good luck with the project and please share your sq results. :beerchug: 

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