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For those of you who use USB OTG, would getting a 3.0 jump drive instead of 2.0 improve my experience or will it matter?

 

PS. Did any of yous guys who thought they might have a spare screen protector find one?

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What is one of the better amps to pair with the dx50? Let's say the budget is about $200 ish...

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What is one of the better amps to pair with the dx50? Let's say the budget is about $200 ish...
Definitely the C5. If you want to sacrifice portability by a little, and lose the easily accessible bass boost, the Neco Soundlabs Portable V4 is a small step up from the C5 with more detail and refinement, and may be a better choice SQ wise at $250 ish.
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What is one of the better amps to pair with the dx50? Let's say the budget is about $200 ish...

 

What are you looking for to achieve with an amp? Drive full size can? Add color to your current setup? Looking to boost base or correct an impedance mismatch. Or perhaps you don't even need one at all.

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Definitely the C5. If you want to sacrifice portability by a little, and lose the easily accessible bass boost, the Neco Soundlabs Portable V4 is a small step up from the C5 with more detail and refinement, and may be a better choice SQ wise at $250 ish.

thanks...

 

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What are you looking for to achieve with an amp? Drive full size can? Add color to your current setup? Looking to boost base or correct an impedance mismatch. Or perhaps you don't even need one at all.

 

I keep hearing that the sound improves considerable with an amp. And other than my vsonic gr07be I'd like to drive full sized cans when I'm away from home. 

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Hi!

 

Looks like rockbox for android is close to run at dx50, we only need to replace a few drivers accessing jni with native linux ones (almost matching code can be found in rockbox for hosted ports).

I've managed to draw at framebuffer, output sound and capture keys/touchscreen events at dx50 using simple cpp code in ndk.

Quite a very good news, thanks a lot xzcc :)

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Hi!

 

Looks like rockbox for android is close to run at dx50, we only need to replace a few drivers accessing jni with native linux ones (almost matching code can be found in rockbox for hosted ports).

I've managed to draw at framebuffer, output sound and capture keys/touchscreen events at dx50 using simple cpp code in ndk.

Hi xzcc, is there a place where we can find more info about implementation of rockbox on DX50, current status, screenshoot...?

 

Perhaps we could start the new thread 'Rockbox for iBasso DX50'.


Edited by serafko - 3/6/14 at 6:00am
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thanks...

 

 

I keep hearing that the sound improves considerable with an amp. And other than my vsonic gr07be I'd like to drive full sized cans when I'm away from home. 

 

If you want to add to the bass body the C5 is good for it. But if you want to improve detail resolution and more neutral check out the UHA-4. The O2 if you don't mind the size is much better than the 2 and cheaper. Can definitely drive most cans better.

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thanks...

 

 

I keep hearing that the sound improves considerable with an amp. And other than my vsonic gr07be I'd like to drive full sized cans when I'm away from home. 

 

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Originally Posted by headwhacker View Post
 

 

If you want to add to the bass body the C5 is good for it. But if you want to improve detail resolution and more neutral check out the UHA-4. The O2 if you don't mind the size is much better than the 2 and cheaper. Can definitely drive most cans better.

 

well for me, as far as i feel, the uha-4 added some aggressiveness to the bass and made the sound brighter, but in the resolution, details and soundstage its nowhere close to the O2.

 

For sensitive cans or iems i would recommend the dx50 amp (more portable) as i didn't feel a significant changes with external amps ,

 

for hard driven cans obviously the O2 is better than the uha-4 but less portable for sure.

 

my opinion is based upon trials with my equips : dx50 + m100 + mad dogs + d600 + O2 + uha-4

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Thanks everyone...this is just what I needed. I think that the c5 is for me. 

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Tried with my Voyager yesterday 8/10

Today with O2,  9.5/10 - bass a touch light

 

Other than that I don't think there's a better combo for the money out there now anywhere in audio.

With my DT1350 thats £450 - incredible value, for the UK anyway

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Tried with my Voyager yesterday 8/10

Today with O2,  9.5/10 - bass a touch light

 

Other than that I don't think there's a better combo for the money out there now anywhere in audio.

With my DT1350 thats £450 - incredible value, for the UK anyway

 Do you mean the Voyager has a bit more bass than O2?

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It never ceases to amaze that most have an opinion on the best amp to pair the DX50 with, if at all.  Without being specific as to what headphones you wish to drive, it can become difficult to choose an all around amp.  I assume that's why so many of us have multiple amps, and use them with a variety of headphones.  That we be from ear buds to full size cans.

So many variables............

post #11939 of 18426

Rockbox on the DX50 would be amazing, so long as it is an easy process. I wouldn't be comfortable if there wasn't the dual boot facility.

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Rockbox on the DX50 would be amazing, so long as it is an easy process. I wouldn't be comfortable if there wasn't the dual boot facility.

Meh. I for one don't care. I'll take Rockbox if it works better than Mango which, based on my experience with Rockbox on my Clip Zip, it does.

@xzcc, sign me up for alpha testing. smily_headphones1.gif
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