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The iBasso DX50 Thread - Latest firmware: 1.9.4 - January 24, 2016 - Page 710

post #10636 of 18426
Seriously this latest FW 1.2.8 beats all the other FW. Music is back to life! EQ is working well too! Best SQ out of all the recent FW. Changes prominent in bass and vocals for me too.
post #10637 of 18426

I have never used playlist features on anything so I don't miss what I haven't and don't use. What I do enjoy is the new DX50. lol 

 

I am listening to some hi rez organ music with a full rumbling low bass that is totally realistic! Very low and subterranean on my TH900. Totally controlled so that even the very low bass has resonance. Very pleasing. 

post #10638 of 18426
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Originally Posted by musicheaven View Post

So I am not alone then?

No, you're not. KRK KNS-8400 headphones have amazing bass extension but little physical presence down that low so vibrations are easily noticed. v1.2.8 seems to have the hint of bass I described in v1.2.5 along with a similar hint in the sub-bass and this is adding the hint of vibration that I don't recall being there before. It's not "completely different". It's not "night and day". It's a subtle change.

Funny thing is, a subtle change like just 0.5dB more bass can make the music sound dramatically better. It isn't actually any better, just louder, but "louder = sounds better" up to a point when it comes to human hearing. This is a trick that slimy speaker salesmen use to get you to buy the more expensive but inferior speakers. It's also how salesdroids at Best Buy try to get you to buy the (more expensive) computers with Beats Audio. Same thing?

I don't think that there are any other sound changes in v1.2.8 but I don't have a test rig and I can't do double-blind testing.
post #10639 of 18426

I notice even more of a spacial presentation and a bit of increase in transparency, all adding up for me, a more musical and encompassing sound. 

post #10640 of 18426
iBasso hit this one out of the park!
post #10641 of 18426
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by jamato8 View Post
 

I notice even more of a spacial presentation and a bit of increase in transparency, all adding up for me, a more musical and encompassing sound. 


+1 you described exactly as I heard it.

post #10642 of 18426

Listening to the Pico DAC I thought wow, Justin's only job was to make the Pico sound good.  over the last few FW updates it appears that Ibasso was more concerned with stability, do you think this is their first attempt at improved sound or just dumb luck, they have been fairly mute on anything concerning sound.

post #10643 of 18426

Man!!!!!!!!!  this DSD music is really great!!!  I like it!!! i'm just download the free sample, this file make dx50 flying!!

i'm listening without any amp!!  great result!!

post #10644 of 18426

Well that FW was a nice gift as they went away on their short holiday. :^)

 

I am listening to Greg Brown, Down in There, "A little place in the country". Wow, all I can say is, I don't want it to stop. No veil, such clarity and depth, wow. Oh wait, the next track, . . . lol. . too sweet. 


Edited by jamato8 - 1/27/14 at 8:03pm
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Originally Posted by gmahler2u View Post
 

Man!!!!!!!!!  this DSD music is really great!!!  I like it!!! i'm just download the free sample, this file make dx50 flying!!

i'm listening without any amp!!  great result!!


It's not only DSD but pretty much all kinds. For the first time, I unplugged my amp.

post #10646 of 18426

Kind of scary that they may do another FW update and ruin the sound!

post #10647 of 18426
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Originally Posted by musicheaven View Post
 


It's not only DSD but pretty much all kinds. For the first time, I unplugged my amp.

Yep, even more transparent and I hear more natural reverb unamped. All kinds of fun. You know it's right when you are caught up in the music and have to make an exception to listen to the "sound". 

post #10648 of 18426
Thread Starter 
Well I am not upgrading cause they don't seem to add anything new other than DSD which for me is not needed besides the files are just too big and they rub the needed space I need for my library.
post #10649 of 18426
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Originally Posted by jamato8 View Post

Yep, even more transparent and I hear more natural reverb unamped. All kinds of fun. You know it's right when you are caught up in the music and have to make an exception to listen to the "sound". 

Couldn't have said any better.
post #10650 of 18426
Guys what should I do... I installed 1.2.8 on my device this evening without any trouble and was listening to music. I unplugged my headphones for about 5 minutes and when I came back the player was off. I figures it had just went to sleep but when I try to turn it on it hangs at the ibasso screen. Hard resetting has the sameresult and taking the battery out is the only was to turn it off. I tried removing my SD card and such with no luck. I also tried pressing various button combinations to get in recovery.

Also unrelatd... The playback buttons on my device have become somewhat wobbly and creaking the past week or so.
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