i could not find a link to international pre orders, is Calyx sleeping now?
as regards iBasso i sold my DX50 because of sound quality. to make DX50 sound good you need amping, without amp DX50 feels cold edgy and less controlled. my RWAK easily beat DX50 even amped. and what i know is DX50 amp section sucks and makes a perfect product not so perfect.
so i do not have much faith in iBasso sound quality anymore. how can a reputable DAP maker skimp on amp section and compromise the whole product because of this??? beyond my understanding. so iBasso will have to jump out of their pants to get me back as their customer.
i understand DX50 is cheaper than many competition but hey.... we are in high end world where sound quality is the most sought virtue... otherwise for GUI and gimmicks iPods and Cowons beat iBasso by a mile. so hanging in between makes little sense. hope iBasso takes a note of this.
I also sold my DX50, but more in anticipation of the DX90's redesigned amp section. Agree the DX50 amp is a bit cold and not refined, probably a attempt to compensate for the warm 8740. Many locals here mod the output and buffer and reported vast improvement. Not really a fan of RWAK100/120 and hard to imagine they beat a decent dx50 stack... The amp section is also my biggest concern of Calyx M.... the slim size isn't really suggesting a powerful amp section.