Originally Posted by MarcadoStalker7
It's technically inferior, but not so much.
I don't find any graph with the DX50 frequency response, but, i read that iBasso are more FLAT than others ''audiophile'' DAP, but not close compared to the iPhone 4S, or iPod touch 5G.
So, like you said, it's slightly unbalanced in comparison, still colored, but you only notice that with an audio analyzer. Don't need to worry about that...
I am just going to assume from your post that you have never tried listening to the DX 50 for yourself. which I highly recommend you do and knowing what I am talking about instead of looking at graphs.
IMHO ever since I entered the audiophile world stats to me almost means nothing because we have come to a point where the higher the cost or better the stats does'nt mean a better listening expericance. I have tried the Roxanne myself which costs RM 5.5k in my curency by I still prefer the Fit-Ear A111 which costs Rm2.1 k Bear in mind the Roxanne has 12 drivers per side while the Fit-Ear has only one driver.
What I am trying to say here is trust your ears and only rely on graph if you can't tell the difference and want to really be sure there is a change. If you have tried them both and still think the Ipod 5 is superioir then I'll respect your opinion as they are your ears and not mine.