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It looks like we finally got a winner! :beerchug:

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Can someone give me an brief idea of how much difference there is between firmwares when using an external amp. I'm not asking the difference between two particular firmware, but something more general(very little/a lot)?

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Can someone give me an brief idea of how much difference there is between firmwares when using an external amp. I'm not asking the difference between two particular firmware, but something more general(very little/a lot)?

I have been going back and forth and with this FW I notice a lot of change, say 10 percent improved, IMO, while using an amp or out of HO of the dap, maybe 15 on the dap and to me, that is a lot. A big jump. 

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Can someone give me an brief idea of how much difference there is between firmwares when using an external amp. I'm not asking the difference between two particular firmware, but something more general(very little/a lot)?

 

 

I have always been using an external amp and the difference between firmwares has been significant to my ears. I am really looking forward to hearing 1.2.8.

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The only reason I use an amp for home listening is to remove the background noise from the DX50. The HO is very noisy. Sound is still great, just clouded by a layer of uniform hiss. So an amp is a great improvement if you like a clean, black background.

 

 

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Can someone give me an brief idea of how much difference there is between firmwares when using an external amp. I'm not asking the difference between two particular firmware, but something more general(very little/a lot)?

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Thanks for your input.

 

I heard a significant difference too with an external amp jumping from 1.2.7, but the difference in sound for HO is much greater through firmware upgrade. Why is it so? Can ibasso tweak stuff such as onboard amp through firmware?

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I have been going back and forth and with this FW I notice a lot of change, say 10 percent improved, IMO, while using an amp or out of HO of the dap, maybe 15 on the dap and to me, that is a lot. A big jump. 

I agree, I only heard 1.2.7 before this one because that's what the DAP came with.  1.2.8 sounds sooo much better! :D

 

Cheers!:beerchug:

-HK sends

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No tweak to the amp but since the internal amp has a very short distance from the dac, you should hear a significant difference if there is one. The distance the signal has to travel, obviously is close and they optimized the internal amp for the dac section of this dap. I am listening to an all acoustical 2002 to recording by Dwight Yoakam. More information than I have heard before with most any dap I have used. This from the HO. I would have to say that for me, 1.2.8 has increased both HO and LO by 15 percent. 


Edited by jamato8 - 1/27/14 at 11:01pm
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It's not only DSD but pretty much all kinds. For the first time, I unplugged my amp.

Well, can't say that it is the first time, but with 1.2.8 I went back to listening unamped (which I had stopped doing after 1.2.2) with no regrets whatsoever:D)… so +1 on general principle, if not really on exact details:smile:)

 

And another note, and to those that have tried and managed to listen to some DSD files, do I understand correctly that these need to be .dsf, and not .dff (and, I imagine, no ripped iso)?

 

And how did you convert your DSD files to .dsf (or to whatever works)? The link to a poweramp codec a few pages back didn't seem to work...

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Well, can't say that it is the first time, but with 1.2.8 I went back to listening unamped (which I had stopped doing after 1.2.2) with no regrets whatsoever:D )… so +1 on general principle, if not really on exact details:smile: )

And another note, and to those that have tried and managed to listen to some DSD files, do I understand correctly that these need to be .dsf, and not .dff (and, I imagine, no ripped iso)?

And how did you convert your DSD files to .dsf (or to whatever works)? The link to a poweramp codec a few pages back didn't seem to work...
Using Korg Audiogate. No ptoblem changing from dff to dsf or 24/192 flac.
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Using Korg Audiogate. No ptoblem changing from dff to dsf or 24/192 flac.

I read a post from another site reporting the above tool as a good converter for the file format, I did not bother going for it as I have dbpoweramp on my machine so I was initially looking for some codec that can recognize the file format and convert it to my usual ones. I did not think of DFF to DSD but DFF to 192khz/24-bit Flac.
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Well, can't say that it is the first time, but with 1.2.8 I went back to listening unamped (which I had stopped doing after 1.2.2) with no regrets whatsoever:D )… so +1 on general principle, if not really on exact details:smile: )

And another note, and to those that have tried and managed to listen to some DSD files, do I understand correctly that these need to be .dsf, and not .dff (and, I imagine, no ripped iso)?

And how did you convert your DSD files to .dsf (or to whatever works)? The link to a poweramp codec a few pages back didn't seem to work...

Google dbpoweramp DFF codec and you should be able to get the link, just remember, it is labelled as a beta codec.
Edited by musicheaven - 1/28/14 at 1:25am
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dsf support is just real-time PCM conversion....gimmick :L3000:

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i google around for DSD free track but all the track i downloaded is just wav format.. :(

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As I mentioned earlier, not much of a DSD file format fan boy, I like to stick with hi-res Flac if I can and no higher than 96khz/24 as my ears can't tell the difference if my right hand snap a finger or was it my left? biggrin.gif
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