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Originally Posted by Pottsy2 View Post

Got my replacement DX50 from iBasso and have left it running for 40 hours.

Doesn't sound as good as my last one, and sounds worse than my cheapo Fiio E17.

Sounds slightly closed in, less dynamic, less detailed.

I have reset, reloaded, rebooted, checked ground connection, using hi-gain and so on. Very unhappy since I can't return this one, since there's ostensibly nothing wrong with it.

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Just hang on, mine took a day or too to take out this screechy high pitch sound, then went smooth like silk. You gotta burn it and also go through full battery charges. If you want just run it with your earphones connected but don't listen, let it run for hours. When I got mine the first week I was ready to return it, patience pays off.

Edit: just read you did 40 hours with it. I am shocked tbh when I reconsidered to keep the DX50, I felt happy I did not ditch it immediately, to me it got better with time. I think you should use it for a full week from that point with different iems headphones and judge if it's any better, if you find it's not for you then sell it, you'll find happy members willing to purchase it.
Edited by musicheaven - 11/1/13 at 1:01am
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I'll give it a week.

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I was pretty happy with mine from the start, thinking it was a neat portable sidekick to my DX100. 

 

 

Then I added an amp to the DX50... and put my DX100 up for sale shortly after.

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Originally Posted by Sorensiim View Post
 

I was pretty happy with mine from the start, thinking it was a neat portable sidekick to my DX100. 

 

 

Then I added an amp to the DX50... and put my DX100 up for sale shortly after.

have you gotten any words for the new fw upgrade :P?

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Originally Posted by doki81 View Post
 

have you gotten any words for the new fw upgrade :P?

Nope, but rest assured I'll be posting and mirroring as soon as I hear from Ibasso :beerchug:

 

By the way, don't forget to point new owners to the FAQ: http://www.head-fi.org/a/ibasso-dx50-faq

 

Let me know if I missed something in the FAQ. No, I will not post about which batteries or memory cards sound better with Lithuanian Polka-metal jazz fusion mono recordings. Dry facts only, please.

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I think it's something to do with the relays.

 

On this new one they were very quiet for the couple of times I power cycled it. In desperation I have just power cycled it about 10 times and they are now a load louder. Just gone through my comparisons, and it sounds a lot better. Now beating the E17...

 

Could it be that the contacts made by the relays need a bit of hammering to make them good? Could it be that "burn in" (I couldn't tell any difference between new and 40 hours) is snake oil compared to getting good contacts out of the amp relays?

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might b trying this actually... my hm 801 lost its dac feature... due to some freak accident. So when I send off my 801 I might try this for month or so... see which I like
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Hopefully your 40 hours was with a load, aka headphones/iems.

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Originally Posted by Girls Generation View Post
 

Hopefully your 40 hours was with a load, aka headphones/iems.

 

Yes, I used my W4Rs at normal listening level.

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Originally Posted by karloil View Post

^ try option 3 first, then option 2. These will bring your unit to factory defaults and at the same time install a fresh copy of the firmware. Hopefully that fixes your issues.

I think I have tried this before. The option only wipes, and the update by SD doesn't work. But i'll give it a try again.
Edited by xnuthecaveman - 11/1/13 at 2:43am
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Originally Posted by Pottsy2 View Post

I think it's something to do with the relays.

On this new one they were very quiet for the couple of times I power cycled it. In desperation I have just power cycled it about 10 times and they are now a load louder. Just gone through my comparisons, and it sounds a lot better. Now beating the E17...

Could it be that the contacts made by the relays need a bit of hammering to make them good? Could it be that "burn in" (I couldn't tell any difference between new and 40 hours) is snake oil compared to getting good contacts out of the amp relays?

The dap also contains electrolytic caps on the output connectors (it's obvious when you open it up wink.gif ) those need some break-in in order to work at their optimum. Hence the sound getting more refined with lush bass and shooting highs smily_headphones1.gif

In a week from now we might be talking to someone completely in love with the dap.
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Originally Posted by BucketInABucket View Post

Make sure you replace the battery with a 120% vanadium-palladium alloy mix from randnung and use a 2000 GB solid gold SDXXXXXXXXXXXC card from landmend. It will increased the soundstage by 900%, introduce details that were never there before and make everything sound so dynamic it will make your cans and IEMs dance whenever you listen to the music!

That is so 1990, man.
Renewable energy is the real deal!
The future of DAP and smartphone batteries belongs to lemons.

Lemon batteries bring sooo many advantages with them!
Depending on the sort and size of the lemon you get a huge change in SQ and sound signature.
If your lemon runs out of juice, you can always use the leftovers for baking a cake or other delicious treats!
And isn't it just way more stylish and handy to carry a bag of lemons with you instead of one of these lame-ass battery recharge thingys ?

Embrace the lemon and start powering your mobile devices through the power of electrolytes today!
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Anyone know if the DX50 has a reset button?
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Anyone know if the DX50 has a reset button?

If I recall correctly, it does not. BUT, it does have recovery mode, where you can reset your device, which can be accessed by turning your device off then holding the power and vol up button.
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Anyone know if the DX50 has a reset button?

none that i know of - like those little holes that one pokes to reset a unit. we can force it to shutdown by pressing and holding the power button until it turns off.
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