hello guys. i've been following this thread for awhile and i decided to buy a 2ndhand dx50. it should be in the front of my house by today..
i have some question regarding the dx50. i know it has been asked multiple times in this thread but i just want to clarify a few bit of information here since theres so many post saying te exact opposite information.. for that i really appreciate a reply(s)
first of all will there still be more frimware update, after the 1.2.8?
is USB DAC function will be/is possible to be implemeted in the future ?
what sound signature are the dx50? some says its neutral, while some say it s darkish and other says its bright by bit.
i have hifiman re0 and superlux hd669 which i'll be using with dx50 and both are slightluy bright. will dx50 sound too bright? im fine with my previous dap which is ipod touch gen 3 with cirus chip(some says cirus sounds bright), will dx50 sound brighter?
forgive my english. its not my mother language and no one here actually speak english
1.) After the 1.2.8: I have no idea but it is quite likely, I'm hoping they release an update that reduces how finicky the touch screen is.
2.)Usb dac: Again I have no idea but apparently they are releasing a driver for the DX90 and I was wondering as well if the DX50 would follow suit. I think they can but they may not so that people would buy their more expensive device kinda like how FIIO is not releasing a usb dac feature for the X1 but the X3 has it. This is mere speculation though, they may in the end release the a driver for the dx50.
3.)Sound signature: Personally I find it very close to neutral but on the warmer side of it. Taking my Modi/Vali stack as reference the dx50 is slightly less bright and it has a bit more body. I find the Modi/Vali stack quite neutral and transparent, in comparison the dx50 sounds a bit coloured. I like how it sounds with my neutral to bright headphones but I'm not a fan of how it sounds with my headphones that have a bit of body as the DX50 adds more body to this, eg: Akg403 and re400. It does have a sense of intimacy though with my Q701's over the Modi/Vali stack(my dx50 settings with the q701 =medium gain, vol-230). If this sound sig is an issue for you you can try eq'ing it a bit by dropping the 330 and 600Hz bands which should reduce the excess body and increasing the 1k-4k band brings the vocals and some higher pitched instruments a bit forward from the stock sig and I find this brings the dx50 closer to neutral imho. But you may like it as it is, stock.
I hope you find a bit of what I have said useful XD
Enjoy your dx50!!!!
Edited by johanchandy - 4/21/14 at 3:43pm