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One thing I have noticed real quick, so quick being the first song I chose to play and and then others after, is that this version isn't skipped like half a second of audio when you start playing a new track.  It starts playing the song at 0:00 and you can hear the audio starting as 0:00.  previous versions would delay between play time and the time you heard the audio, causing you to miss the first half second with the exception being with gapless mode enabled and you let the song roll into the next.  Looks like this has been fixed.  

 

Edit:

What is not fixed however, is the system freezing.  Been a while since I had the thing freeze while playing music straight through, but it just froze a few tracks in.  Disappointing...


Edited by Lilfurbal - 11/15/13 at 11:34am
post #6902 of 15837
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Originally Posted by vincent215 View Post
 

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the 1st leather cover for the dx50

Not mine, I even dont have the DX50, but can't help to post it.

 

It's not the final production version yet and their website is here: http://ido.com.vn/

Disclaimer: I don't have any relationship with this company. Just saw it on FB

 

I need dis

post #6903 of 15837
It froze ~again~ already. I think I need to revert back to 1.2.3b, that has been the most reliable version to play albums all the way through. I didn't have any freezing during regular playback for the week or two on that version. 2 freezes within the first 45 minutes I get on the the final 1.2.5. Lol, wtf.
post #6904 of 15837

double post

post #6905 of 15837
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Originally Posted by headwhacker View Post


Don't rely on the tags display in iTunes. They may show fine in iTunes but the files themselves are not. Get a proper tagging software you'll see the difference/missing tags

 

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by simonsullivan1 View Post
 

I had some issues of a similar nature. Here is what I did and I now have my 64GB card scanned correctly with no issues.

 

TAGS: 

As above, do not rely on iTunes Tagging, instead use MP3Tag (freeware). Use this to remove all tags except for TITLE; ARTIST; ALBUM; TRACK.  Fields such as Disc number, comment etc, you should set these to <blank>.  Once you have done this for a selection, hit CTRL+S, so that the new tags are saved.

 

In terms of Album Art, you can use Mp3Tag to embed the artwork or just have a jpeg file called 'Folder' in each album folder on the card, either works fine.

 

RANDOM FILES:

Another thing that can cause scanning (directory) issues is the presence of other files on the card.  In order to remove all none essential files (the only things you want are folders, music files and jpegs).  I opened up the card in Windows Explorer then in the search bar (top right) I put in a single decimal '.' and searched on that.  As long as you have 'show hidden files' selected and 'Hide protected operating system files' deselected in your folder view options this should bring up all files on the card.  Then sort by type and skip down the list.  I found some '.ini' files, and some '.cue' files as well as '.bitmap' and '.png' files on mine.  All of which I deleted.

 

The above now gives me a 64GB card that results in all music correctly being categories in the DX50 database and no hangs when scanning.

 

I hope this helps!

 

That was very helpful, thank you.

 

As I am a Mac user, I'll use Kid3 to clean up the tags and see if that makes a difference.   Appreciate the help, peeps!

post #6906 of 15837

About multi disc CDs: Funny thing is, it worked flawlessly in 1.2.0. version. it worked partially in artist > album mode and didn't work on album view on 1.2.2. Now, it doesn't work at all. :/ they need to address this. my skyrim OST album is effed up, as are my other albums (everyday by tech n9ne for example)

post #6907 of 15837

Just installed the finalized version of the 1.2.5. firmware.

 

 

I've been listening for several minutes now, and it seems it has quite a big soundstage. might be even bigger than the previous one .....

post #6908 of 15837

I got my USB stick, my 64gb micro SD (holy balls these things are tiny...), new headphones. Now I'm just waiting for the DAP.

 

 

It's still not possible to scan the USB stick, right?

Any indication that they are going to add this feature?

post #6909 of 15837

I´ve been working for the past to days like crazy and didn´t have any time to follow this tread. The first thing I see is the new Update. I´m already downloading and getting that extrange feeling when you´re getting something new :D

 

Thanks Sorensiim like always you´re the man.

 

I like the previous version (not beta) but I had and have a hard time, every time I turn the device on or off: it frezzes. I tried everything that was mentioned in this tread but no luck for me. (no golden boy around)

 

I hope I can enjoy this time more and spend less time turning it on and off

 

About that leather case NICE I want something like that, maybe I will get one silicone cover too just to test them and decide.

post #6910 of 15837

NOT impressed at all with the sound quality of 1.2.5. - Immediately reinstalled v1.2.3 beta

It feels like an they have made an overly 'safe' sound. This has quite a unique quality which may or not be attractive to certain ears. If you like v1.2.5 then great. Stick with it :)

Anyway I found...

Most of the 'punch' is no longer present so it now sounds silky smooth and very warm...across the range. No prescence at all

It feels almost reference like in its delivary which might be ok if I had some critical listening to some studio work but not for music

This was most noticable on Max Richter's - Recomposed (Vivaldi's Four seasons) track 2 Spring 1 - there was no excitement or life

with the opening strings and when the bass of the [cello's?] rolls in there was no depth or warmth. 

On v1.2.3beta I find the instruments all have their own place in the stereo field and can be heard quite clearly and disctincly, for example the cymbals sit nicely above the bass of the drums.

Of course there being a myriad of headphone/amp combinations this may not be helpful at all ! :D

I was listening on Grado GR10 IEM

I wouldn't normally comment but I felt there is quite a big difference between the two versions. Its good in one way because people have

quite a good opportunity to install two different [working] versions with different qualities of audio to suite their own audio leanings.

Just some thoughts

:) 

PS Thinking about it, it may be the v1.2.5 is better in that it is more true to the actual audio. With the earlier versions though I can't help but think there is something a little bit clever going on that 'improves' the audio at some stage...like how some of the cheaper headphones 'colour' the sound to make it appear 'better' to the average listener. Im not saying iBasso are doing this :) but sometimes for example, when you stop the audio mid song it sounds very similar to when I stop reviewing some audio on my DAW that has reverb or some such enhancement being processed. To put it another way It sounds a little bit like when you stop singing in the shower there is something that sounds different when I stop singing in the studio (rigged for dead sound) - Maybe like some reverb that quickly tails off

Annnyyywaayyy, All im saying is v1.2.3 sounds a little more excitable / rich / deeper/ seperated than v1.2.5. If my ears like a version then that's what I will listen too however we arrive there !!


Edited by jon parker - 11/15/13 at 3:22pm
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Originally Posted by jon parker View Post
 

NOT impressed at all with the sound quality of 1.2.5. - Immediately reinstalled v1.2.3 beta

It feels like an they have made an overly 'safe' sound. This has quite a unique quality which may or not be attractive to certain ears. If you like v1.2.5 then great. Stick with it :)

Anyway I found...

Most of the 'punch' is no longer present so it now sounds silky smooth and very warm...across the range. No prescence at all

It feels almost reference like in its delivary which might be ok if I had some critical listening to some studio work but not for music

This was most noticable on Max Richter's - Recomposed (Vivaldi's Four seasons) track 2 Spring 1 - there was no excitement or life

with the opening strings and when the bass of the [cello's?] rolls in there was no depth or warmth. 

On v1.2.3beta I find the instruments all have their own place in the stereo field and can be heard quite clearly and disctincly, for example the cymbals sit nicely above the bass of the drums.

Of course there being a myriad of headphone/amp combinations this may not be helpful at all ! :D

I was lsitening on Grado GR10 IEM

I wouldn't normally comment but I felt there is quite a big difference between the two versions. Its good in one way because people have

quite a good opportunity to install two different [working] versions with different qualities of audio to suite their own audio leanings.

Just some thoughts

:) 

Yeah, some of the excitement is gone. 

post #6912 of 15837
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Originally Posted by jamato8 View Post
 

Yeah, some of the excitement is gone. 

Hahaha - yes thank you, I should have just used those 6 words  :D

post #6913 of 15837

All this 'firmware changing sound' talk makes me wonder why they couldn't make this more user controllable. Are they fiddling with parameters in the firmware to find their preferred sound? Is it a completely unintentional effect of other changes they are implementing? So confusing.

 

Alls I know is that they better let me scan my OTG device eventually for artist, genre, etc.

post #6914 of 15837
I was told by ibasso that the last firmware update link posted here was a beta 1.2.5 and the latest and final 1.2.5 will be posted soon on their website. At any rate, the update went fine and my nearly full 64gb card scanned in 15 minutes. The only bug that I have found so far is that when one attempts a factory reset via the Settings/Advanced/Factory Reset option, the player hangs at the "See You Later" screen. I can still access the shutdown menu, but when restarting, it is apparent that the factory reset was not accomplished.

I do see the Media Scanning symbol for about 10 seconds each time I boot the player. This was not seen in my v.1.2.3 beta firmware.

I am very glad that they incorporated a confirmation screen for the Delete option!! The next firmware update will include a sleep timer. (in addition to the Auto Power Off timer)
Edited by HiFlight - 11/15/13 at 4:15pm
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Originally Posted by HiFlight View Post

I was told by ibasso that the first posted link was a beta 1.2.5 and the latest and final 1.2.5 is posted on their website. At any rate, the update went fine and my nearly full 64gb card scanned in 15 minutes. The only bug that I have found so far is that when one attempts a factory reset from the Settings/Advanced/Factory Reset option, the player hangs at the "See You Later" screen. I can still access the shutdown menu, but when restarting, it is apparent that the factory reset was not accomplished.

I do see the Media Scanning symbol for about 10 seconds each time I boot the player. This was not seen in my beta firmware.

I am very glad that they incorporated a confirmation screen for the Delete option!! The next firmware update will include a sleep timer. (in addition to the Auto Power Off timer)

 

hopefully they can include channel balance and bass/treble control 

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