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Originally Posted by MusicFiMan View Post

My wife just called: the Eagle has landed. the DX50 is at home!!! (4th batch)

Wow your wife has a nice way to introduce your toy. wink.gif

Actually I had no one to wait for the unit and had to call DHL to drop it the same day. I missed the fella by about 10 minutes and I told them I was going on a trip the next so I needed it now. wink.gif
post #3212 of 18426
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Originally Posted by musicheaven View Post


Wow your wife has a nice way to introduce your toy. wink.gif

Actually I had no one to wait for the unit and had to call DHL to drop it the same day. I missed the fella by about 10 minutes and I told them I was going on a trip the next so I needed it now. wink.gif

 

 

ha ha.... same story with me here :D

actually my wife keeps asking me how many more boxes i expect to receive per post :wink_face:

post #3213 of 18426
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Originally Posted by aikhong16 View Post


Buy ak120 smily_headphones1.gif

 

LOL - I did.  Have the RWAK120.  I do like the pairing of the K3003 with that guy!

post #3214 of 18426
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Originally Posted by CosmicHolyGhost View Post

Iem pairing pls....

So far even though my best iems are my SE535, the pairing of the SE215, Pico Slim amp makes it an unbelievable combination. I am pretty sure I can use it without the Pico but I have to put up with the annoying highs.

I believe the DX50 is so good that run off the mills iems sound great with it, so imagine top ones!
Edited by musicheaven - 10/2/13 at 6:24am
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Originally Posted by Gintaras View Post


ha ha.... same story with me here biggrin.gif
actually my wife keeps asking me how many more boxes i expect to receive per post wink_face.gif

Keep telling her 3 boxes and never change the amount lmao wink.gif

Eventually she'll start opening them up then be ready to sleep in the guess room. biggrin.gif
post #3216 of 18426
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Originally Posted by frankrondaniel View Post
 

 

I'm personally not too crazy about this pairing.  I hear transparency and clarity with a wide soundstage but kind of cold.  The highs are over prominent, even fatiguing to me.  Bass is rather weak as well.  I actually find the pairing with the X3 much better.  Smaller, more intimate sound stage but warmer, with more body to the sound.  But remember this is only my opinion.  I believe someone else earlier in this thread expressed a liking of this pairing.

 

In case it makes a difference, I use the K3003's with the reference filter.

 

I hope to try a DX50 at the London Head-fi meet in a few weeks to compare to the DX100 with the k3003, should be interesting, the DX100 / k3003 combo is ridiculously good, I need to see how close the DX50 comes for myself.

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Originally Posted by audiofreakie View Post

@Breadvan, You can try retag it.
Example
File Name : "Dream The ater - Another Day"
Title : "Dream Theater - Another Day"
Artist : "Dream Theater"

That's it.

Thanks, shall give that a try, although this would truly be a pain if extensive retagging is needed.
post #3218 of 18426
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Originally Posted by thegunner100 View Post

From my review (Click to show)
Vsonic Gr07 - Spacious, slightly warm sound. The treble can be a little harsh at times, but can be EQ'd. The gr07 makes for a nice budget combo with the dx50. There is no noticeable hiss with the gr07s thankfully.
I don't have the BE but the mkii is great with the dx50. If the BE doesn't have any treble or sibilance issues than it would probably be an even better combo with the dx50 considering that the dx50 is fairly neutral or perhaps slightly bright to some. 
Thanks, great review. Do you no if the Chinese holiday going on will affect the shipment of the fith batch, or anyone?
post #3219 of 18426
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Originally Posted by musicheaven View Post

I did a few LO and HO tests with my SE535 which are sensitive. First the famous hiss is more of a low background noise along the lines of white noise, similar to when I crank my Pico Slim amp to the max. So that noise comes from the DX50 amp. I do not get that noise when connected to the LO. Now because of being low, as soon as the music plays, it just get buried and you can't tell it's there. It does not increase with the volume control. Really wondering about the noise to signal ratio with the SE535 impedance. I'd like to know what's being used in the amp section, I have the impression it's his Achilles’ heel. I hope I am wrong.

The amplifier section of the DX50 is virtually identical to that of the D6/D12. What you are hearing with your very sensitive IEM's is the noise floor of the amplifier. That very low-level hiss that is present with sensitive phones (and sensitive ears) could likely be elimimated by iBasso, but at the cost of decreasing the ability of the player to resolve micro-details in the recordings.
post #3220 of 18426
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Getting a pair of HD600 and KEF500 to test tonight with the DX50, can't wait smily_headphones1.gif

Here is my work setup, although that's just temporary until I gather enough mileage after that the iMod is back in service and this one goes back home. smily_headphones1.gif



Pardon the iPod silicon case that's all I have until a decent one shows up on the horizon.
post #3221 of 18426
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Originally Posted by HiFlight View Post

The amplifier section of the DX50 is virtually identical to that of the D6/D12. What you are hearing with your very sensitive IEM's is the noise floor of the amplifier. That very low-level hiss that is present with sensitive phones (and sensitive ears) could likely be elimimated by iBasso, but at the cost of decreasing the ability of the player to resolve micro-details in the recordings.

Thanks for the explanation that's what I thought initially. I think to me it's not a huge thing to have it there, I prefer not sacrificing micro-details, besides I feel listening to the dap with headphones will most likely be the norm that the rule.
post #3222 of 18426
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Originally Posted by musicheaven View Post


So far even though my best iems are my SE535, the pairing of the SE215, Pico Slim amp makes it an unbelievable combination. I am pretty sure I can use it without the Pico but I have to put up with the annoying highs.

I believe the DX50 is so good that run off the mills iems sound great with it, so imagine top ones!

Thanks for the info!

post #3223 of 18426
Upcoming firmware updates will be adding some more convenience options such as the ability to add "now playing" to Playlists. Eventually, one will be able to also add albums to a playlist but this is more difficult to implement in the DX50 as the UI is based on Linux rather than the Android OS that is used in the DX100. iBasso is also working to improve the ordering of files in albums. For those who feel the screen lacks responsiveness when changing tracks, this is due to automatic muting being implemented to prevent pops or other artifacts when changing tracks.

Since the DX50 is neither a phone nor an Android device, it will still require the player to be manually turned on in order to connect to USB as a mass drive. When turned off, it will simply charge. It will never automatically connect as a mass drive when it is turned off.

The Directory doesn't correlate to the ID3 while other sections such as album and artist are based on ID3, thus it isn't possible to add dropdown menu options to the OTG storage according to the iBasso engineers.

For those who notice that some of their files do not show up on the DX50 but do show up on other players, the DX50 is designed to hide files that for one reason or another are not able to be played.
Edited by HiFlight - 10/2/13 at 8:15am
post #3224 of 18426
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Originally Posted by HiFlight View Post

Upcoming firmware updates will be adding some more convenience options such as the ability to add "now playing" to Playlists. Eventually, one will be able to also add albums to a playlist but this is more difficult to implement in the DX50 as the UI is based on Linux rather than the Android OS that is used in the DX100. iBasso is also working to improve the ordering of files in albums. For those who feel the screen lacks responsiveness when changing tracks, this is due to automatic muting being implemented to prevent pops or other artifacts when changing tracks.

Since the DX50 is neither a phone nor an Android device, it will still require the player to be manually turned on in order to connect to USB as a mass drive. When turned off, it will simply charge. It will never automatically connect as a mass drive when it is turned off.

The Directory doesn't correlate to the ID3 while other sections such as album and artist are based on ID3, thus it isn't possible to add dropdown menu options to the OTG storage according to the iBasso engineers.

 

Thanks Ron, good to know.

post #3225 of 18426
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Originally Posted by HiFlight View Post


The amplifier section of the DX50 is virtually identical to that of the D6/D12. What you are hearing with your very sensitive IEM's is the noise floor of the amplifier. That very low-level hiss that is present with sensitive phones (and sensitive ears) could likely be elimimated by iBasso, but at the cost of decreasing the ability of the player to resolve micro-details in the recordings.

 

Thanks for the heads up Ron. In that case pairing DX50 with D12 wont see any difference at all except to that dual WM8740.

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