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post #136 of 18427

I don't know how many times I tell companies how to get to my address, so far as to suggest they keep it noted permanently in the local driver's cab, they always question where I live. DHL don't do weekend deliveries. I will have to wait until Monday now. Will still compare with the J3, assuming no-one else has already. Such a joke.

 

On Topic: Looks better than in the stock images, which is often a rarity.

post #137 of 18427

DMNIT xD

 

KCC get to the review of the DX50 and the Hifiman :D

 

Glad to hear the iBasso sound is on the side of bright [would have pair'd nice with my k550... but OH WELL]

 

Actually I chose not to get the DX50 and instead splurged for the HM 801 

 

but I will be running an iBasso PB1, so let's hope it to is on the brighter side : D

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Some notes so far:

 

1a) For those who are interested in hooking up a usb stick to DX50, here is my experience - USB OTG works for my 8 GB usb stick but does not work for my 1TB Buffalo Ministation Plus external hard disk. I guess it is due to the lack of power supply for the external hard disk, which is the same case where you use the USB OTG function on an android phone.

 

1b) For the songs that are stored in the hooked up USB device, before the songs can appear in the "all songs" or "album" mode, it MIGHT BE necessary to use the directory (file browser) to access one song of each album. (haven't conducted extensive testing to verify this though)

 

2a) I also have problems with some of the .m4a files that could appear in the directory mode but could not be played.

 

2b) It could read and show the embedded cover art in m4a, but I am not sure whether it could detect any .jpg file located in the same folder as the cover art for other formats or for m4a files without embedded cover arts.

 

3) Sometimes when I power up DX50, it shows a blank screen with some backlight (which means it is actually turned on) and I need to press the power button once (to turn off the screen) and one more time (to turn on the screen) to have the normal playing screen appear.

 

4) When I am using the high gain mode with TF10 (32 ohms), the optimal volume for me is 140-150; with Panasonic HTF600-s (56 ohms), around 180. The maximum is 255.

 

5) The screen is bright and responsive, but at the time when I was typing this, the background suddenly turned blue (originally silvery) and went normal when I rebooted DX50.

 

6) The device looks and feels great with its brushed aluminium (not sure whether it is called that way though).

 

7) The device did freeze once (I was unable to turn on the screen, pause the music, adjust the volume or go to the next/previous track with the music still being played) and I had to long pressed the power button to force a shutdown.

 

8) The usable internal storage 5.62 GB in FAT32. (haven't done a format though because I am too lazy to copy the music again.) Could anybody having formatted the device confirm this?

 

9) I personally have a pair of "wooden ears" and I do not own similar devices so I am not able to offer much valuable sound impression to you guys. I would prefer to leave this to other more experienced audiophiles.

 

Thank you for reading all of the above! Have fun playing with this new device!


Edited by raynechan - 9/6/13 at 10:42am
post #139 of 18427
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Originally Posted by raynechan View Post
 

Some notes so far:

 

1a) For those who are interested in hooking up a usb stick to DX50, here is my experience - USB OTG works for my 8 GB usb stick but does not work for my 1TB Buffalo Ministation Plus external hard disk. I guess it is due to the lack of power supply for the external hard disk, which is the same case where you use the USB OTG function on an android phone.

 

1b) For the songs that are stored in the hooked up USB device, before the songs can appear in the "all songs" or "album" mode, it MIGHT BE necessary to use the directory (file browser) to access one song of each album. (haven't conducted extensive testing to verify this though)

 

2a) I also have problems with some of the .m4a files that could appear in the directory mode but could not be played.

 

2b) It could read and show the embedded cover art in m4a, but I am not sure whether it could detect any .jpg file located in the same folder as the cover art for other formats or for m4a files without embedded cover arts.

 

3) Sometimes when I power up DX50, it shows a blank screen with some backlight (which means it is actually turned on) and I need to press the power button once (to turn off the screen) and one more time (to turn on the screen) to have the normal playing screen appear.

 

4) When I am using the high gain mode with TF10, the optimal volume for me is 140-150; with Panasonic HTF600-s, around 180. The 

 

5) The screen is bright and responsive, but at the time when I was typing this, the background suddenly turned blue (originally silvery) and went normal when I rebooted DX50.

 

6) The device looks and feels great with its brushed aluminium (not sure whether it is called that way though).

 

7) The device did freeze once and I had to long pressed the power button to force a shutdown.

 

8) The usable internal storage 5.62 GB in FAT32. (haven't done a format though because I am too lazy to copy the music again.) Could anybody having formatted the device confirm this?

 

9) I personally have a pair of "wooden ears" and I do not own similar devices so I am not able to offer much valuable sound impression to you guys. I would prefer to leave this to other more experienced audiophiles.

Nice a file directory! Folder by Folder Break downs, also can I play all music from ONE folder? Like hitting "play" with the folder selected 

post #140 of 18427
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Originally Posted by raynechan View Post
 

Some notes so far:

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4) When I am using the high gain mode with TF10 (32 ohms), the optimal volume for me is 140-150; with Panasonic HTF600-s (56 ohms), around 180. The maximum is 255.

 

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Thank you for reading all of the above! Have fun playing with this new device!

 

Thanks for the feedback!  I no longer have the TF10 but seems high gain on 150 is pretty loud.... At this moment I'm listening with a LCD3 Mid-Gain at 220/255 and it's plenty loud already.


Edited by kkcc - 9/6/13 at 10:54am
post #141 of 18427
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Originally Posted by Mshenay View Post
 

Nice a file directory! Folder by Folder Break downs, also can I play all music from ONE folder? Like hitting "play" with the folder selected 

 

Correct!

post #142 of 18427
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Originally Posted by Mshenay View Post
 

DMNIT xD

 

KCC get to the review of the DX50 and the Hifiman :D

 

Glad to hear the iBasso sound is on the side of bright [would have pair'd nice with my k550... but OH WELL]

 

Actually I chose not to get the DX50 and instead splurged for the HM 801 

 

but I will be running an iBasso PB1, so let's hope it to is on the brighter side : D

 

I think you may want to get both :veryevil:

One is mid centric lush warm and one is analytical resolving neutral.... I see no conflict!   Go for it Mshenay!!

post #143 of 18427
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Originally Posted by kkcc View Post
 

 

Thanks for the feedback!  I no longer have the TF10 but seems high gain on 150 is pretty loud.... At this moment I'm listening with a LCD3 Mid-Gain at 220/255 and it's plenty loud already.

 

As a youngster (haha), I assume I have a normal pair of ears in terms of hearing. When I was using the iPod Classic 160GB I usually restricted my volume to slightly less than half.

Anyway it may be just a matter of personal preferences as to what is loud enough and what is not.

Could others also share your optimal volume for your headphones?

 

In terms of sound quality, theoretically, should I use the low gain mode and turn up the volume or use the high gain mode and turn down the volume with TF10?


Edited by raynechan - 9/6/13 at 11:02am
post #144 of 18427
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Originally Posted by kkcc View Post
 

 

I think you may want to get both :veryevil:

One is mid centric lush warm and one is analytical resolving neutral.... I see no conflict!   Go for it Mshenay!!

 

as in the DX50 is mid centric and lush while HM801 is analytical resolving neutral?

post #145 of 18427
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Originally Posted by Levanter View Post
 

 

as in the DX50 is mid centric and lush while HM801 is analytical resolving neutral?

 

the reverse....

post #146 of 18427
Arrived this afternoon here in UK. After some brief listening with AKG K3003 and a mixture of mp3 and flac tracks, I am so far quite impressed. Good detail and soundstage with good separation. Not quite as refined as the DX100(from memory) but not far off either.

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Interesting descriptions of the HM801, which I own.  To me, those adjectives more accurately describe the DX100 assuming a neutral headphone/iem/ciem is matched with it.  

 

Anyhow, I would be interested to read any comparison between the DX50 and HM801.  I may bite the DX50.

 

**NVM** Now, I'm really confused.


Edited by alpha421 - 9/6/13 at 11:12am
post #148 of 18427
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Originally Posted by kkcc View Post
 

 

I think you may want to get both :veryevil:

One is mid centric lush warm and one is analytical resolving neutral.... I see no conflict!   Go for it Mshenay!!

 

 

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Originally Posted by kkcc View Post
 

 

the reverse....

 

UGH curse you to HELL.. cmon man xD My budget doesn't need that lol. But I will end up doing just that at some point. Most likely in the Spring... although I own mostly Analytical resolving and neutral headphones so, when I get some thick lush cans then the DAP will be very well taken advantage of. I can attest to you that a Beyer Dt 880 sounds like HEAVEN out of a Hifiman Dap, and chances are my w1000x would LOVE the iBasso [although I'm actually thinking of grabbing an iBasso Dx50 and ES10 combo in the Spring actually] 

post #149 of 18427
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Originally Posted by nihontoman View Post
 

what's the screen quality like compared to the x3? I know this might be a strange question for some, but I'm really interested :D

 

More than the screen looks I'd like to know the screen sturdiness. With the glass going all the way to the top, is there a possibility to break it you strap your DX50 with rubber bands to some amp or DAC?

post #150 of 18427
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Originally Posted by Mshenay View Post
 

 

 

 

UGH curse you to HELL.. cmon man xD My budget doesn't need that lol. But I will end up doing just that at some point. Most likely in the Spring... although I own mostly Analytical resolving and neutral headphones so, when I get some thick lush cans then the DAP will be very well taken advantage of. I can attest to you that a Beyer Dt 880 sounds like HEAVEN out of a Hifiman Dap, and chances are my w1000x would LOVE the iBasso [although I'm actually thinking of grabbing an iBasso Dx50 and ES10 combo in the Spring actually] 

 

Yup, the DT880s are mighty nice cans... esp the 600ohm variant, tho that needs a desktop amp.   Great sound and outclass many more expensive phones.

W1000x is also gorgeous, but I recall while the mid is quite forward it's trebles also sparkles and may like a less bright source.  But it's been a while since I heard it so I might be off....

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