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post #151 of 177
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Originally Posted by H20Fidelity View Post
 


Very interesting information Silverprouts. 

There's no denying the bug (which we thought was cured) is a serious issue, my exact thoughts when it first occurred many months ago on an earlier firmware. We really assumed for sometime it was patched in a firmware update, well, it appeared that way until more reports surfaced most recently (but not at the same percentages as originally)

And I agree, I was very vocal about it last year, it's like a ticking time bomb, if you cannot rip out the IEM plug in time you're going to cop an ear full. But, one must understand when the volume bug occurs it doesn't surge to 100% volume instantly, it goes up gradually in increments about 6-8 steps at a time with a short delay inbetween. So you will hear it slowly creeping up further and further  ., it's not a sudden shock (((BAM IN YO FACE BOI)))) to 100% from my experience but more the volume getting stuck in an upwards motion and not stopping.

 All I can suggest is to use an amp and bypass the headphone out, as you can achieve better sound quality anyway doing this with DX50.

Is that the answer? No, no it isn't  but it sure as hell defeats the relay switch problem and volume bug. 

I gather you own a DX50 that's why you're so concerned?

 

Prevention !

Regular little shocks act like a big one with time.

I was planning to buy ibasso... terrified by this post.

post #152 of 177

Had mine since Jan - came with 1.2.8 - no problems at all

 

Buy with confidence

post #153 of 177
DX50 sucks, save your money
post #154 of 177
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Originally Posted by DigitalFreak View Post

DX50 sucks, save your money

This seems a bit overly pejorative and sensationalistic, don't you think?
post #155 of 177

Not experienced it myself. There must be thousands of units sold (over a million has read the DX-50 thread), I wonder how many people have actually had some kind of volume surge.

 

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DX50 sucks, save your money

 

Do you still own one? it's still in your sig'. I wouldn't agree that it sucks at all on 1.2.8, it sucks for the end user that Ibasso have learnt on the job, releasing a product before it was ready. Unfortunately this happens with a lot of things, for example new software releases and updates/upgrades. I waited till 1.2.8 before getting the DX-50.


Edited by polyrhythm - 5/24/14 at 11:24am
post #156 of 177

I experienced this once on the DX50 very, very early on. Never since after 1000's hours of use. I find the DX50 to be a very musical player and will never get rid of it. I use IEM's and other phones, no problems. I have even left the 50 playing for days, to burn in a new headphone and after days of use, no change in the volume.

post #157 of 177

I loved the sound of the DX50 but the volume bug happened twice on me on 2 different DX50. Right now these bugs are the only thing preventing me from buying a DX90.


Edited by RoMee - 5/24/14 at 3:26pm
post #158 of 177
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Originally Posted by RoMee View Post
 

I loved the sound of the DX50 but the volume bug happened twice on me on 2 different DX50. Right now these bugs are the only thing preventing me from buying a DX90.

I have never had the volume change on the DX90 unless I changed it. 

post #159 of 177

I'm not saying the DX90 has the volume bug, but based on my experience with two buggy DX50, it's hard for me to spend $400 on another potentially buggy ibasso. 

post #160 of 177
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Originally Posted by RoMee View Post
 

I'm not saying the DX90 has the volume bug, but based on my experience with two buggy DX50, it's hard for me to spend $400 on another potentially buggy ibasso. 

There are many daps to choose from. Buy a iRiver, Hifiman or FiiO. They have plenty of offerings. 

post #161 of 177
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Originally Posted by jamato8 View Post
 

There are many daps to choose from. Buy a iRiver, Hifiman or FiiO. They have plenty of offerings. 

I know, and that's why I went with the ZX1. 

post #162 of 177
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I know, and that's why I went with the ZX1. 

Nice to have choices. 

post #163 of 177
Problem is the earlier issues with DX50 and VERY unstable firmware on release left sour tastes for iBasso in quite a few members mouths. I think if you weren't there from the start you won't understand, especially if you jumped onboard later, much later when it did virtually become stable, why wouldn't you think we're being harsh? I haven't had the volume bug happen on 1.2.8 and quite enjoy the unit , but only when amped to avoid the relay switch issue when powering up/down and because I personally feel Tralucent T1 gives the unit a nice SQ boost.
post #164 of 177

Problem is fixed, see my earlier posts about this, a page or two back.

 

DX90 is nice, and never saw this issue, as far as I have read.

ZX1 is my favorite player right now, just the perfect combination of UI, SQ, and convenience. A true gem.

post #165 of 177
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Originally Posted by jamato8 View Post

I experienced this once on the DX50 very, very early on. Never since after 1000's hours of use. I find the DX50 to be a very musical player and will never get rid of it. I use IEM's and other phones, no problems. I have even left the 50 playing for days, to burn in a new headphone and after days of use, no change in the volume.


Because you actually had to trigger it by pushing the volume buttons, it doesn't just happen sitting there, you must physically start the launch code be press the up/down button. It didn't just get stuck going up either, it could occurs going down, depending which volume direction you pressed.
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