I just received my DX50. Right away I am very excited for the possibilities of this player. I listened line out in my vehicle and it was so much smoother and more hifi than any ipod or iphone I have used before. I have spent a little time listening to my friends AK100 in the vehicle and this is on par with it. It's a little brighter sounding I turned the treble setting down one notch but it has the same spacious and open sound as the AK100 with maybe a hint more punch in the bass. Overall I am really impressed initially and considering it's 1/3rd the price of the AK100 I'm happy with the purchase.
I am wondering is there a way to arrange playlists with songs in a certain order within the DX50. I see it will play albums in their intended order but when I drag in a playlist it puts all songs that are 1st in an album 1st and the 2nd ones 2nd and so on. I would love to be able to get this to play song in the order I choose.
I have only listened with the line out in my vehicle. I'll try it tomorrow with my Shure 535 headphones. I have lots of experience with some very hi end home stereo gear but this is my first jump into portable hifi listening. I'm looking forward to digging deeper. I spent a lot of time reading through these forums before deciding to go ahead and purchase the DX50. So far I'm not disappointed.