Originally Posted by precsmo
I don't feel good on this. We are end users, paying the same amount, regardless the 1st batch buyers or 6th. We aren't beta testers, or are we? Even though I'm glad that I'm in the 5th batch, but how about the future 7th, 8th and counting on? I mean this is pretty unfair to the earlier batches buyers if the improvements really exist one batch after another?? Or should I have hold on till it is fully "stabilized" with sound quality? I don't really feel great on this! Seriously.
I'm the kind of person that I don't like hearing the later batches of buyers claiming here that the sq has much improved again against my 5th batch. I hope everyone feels me!
With utmost respect, it is unreasonable to not expect in-service improvements to any product. It's a long established recommendation not to buy early production cars while they sort out the bugs. Why would a $240 DAP be any different?
With the DX50, I would be surprised if there is any different components in Batch 5 vs Batch 1, 2, 3 or 4. But I am sure the FW is different and that is available to all.
While I'm at it, all this talk about batteries and batches
and so on. The only opinions on SQ I'd take much notice of would be a series of blind tests across a reasonable sample of listeners. All too subjective to take much notice of single opinions. I'm not saying you don't hear differences, but the degree of difference and whether it makes that much difference to being upset by it all is like bordering on paranoia I'm afraid to say. Headphonia don't mention what FW they were comparing when they made that statement about batch 5. And I've not seen anyone question it either.
We might be worrying about nothing at all!
For example, how many of you Head-Fiers are like me? One day I prefer one headphone or source over another and the next day it could be the reverse. If we always preferred just one source or headphone we'd only have one.... Music genre excepted... Even then I bet we don't just listen to one combination for each genre. I sure don't.
With DAP SQ, here is my list, ranked best to least SQ:
And a bit further back but hardly disgraced are...
Sony Xperia Z
iPhone 5 (sold)
iPod 80gb 6G
iPhone 4S (sold)
Just my take and 2 cents....
Edit: forgot my iPods. And incorrect statement on FW in Mike's test. Thanks TRANCE.Edited by Jpfe8851 - 10/13/13 at 5:02am