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post #5071 of 13841
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Originally Posted by jj69 View Post

I downsampled all of my high res audio to 44/16 using MBIT+ in the iZotope RX software.  It saves a massive amount space, with no sonic downside that I can hear using the DX50.  I'm beginning to believe high res playback for practical uses is little more than a gimmick. 

Even if you are a staunch supporter of high res playback, if you had to choose between native high res playback with deeply flawed codec (DX50 stock firmware) or downsampled playback with a flawless codec (Rockbox), which would you choose?  My suggestion would be to try both before reaching any conclusions. 

I used both, I have had RockBox on iPods before so it's not that I never tried it but I also tried 24/96 on the DX50/DX90/X5 and I can truly feel the difference, it's clearer, more detailed. By the way let's not get into that hi-res war, for me 24/96 is very good, less it's a downgrade, more is a waste that's just my personal preference, yours can vary and I respect that.
post #5072 of 13841
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Originally Posted by Mython View Post


Yep, me too. Sorensiim said, a month or so ago, that he'd be willing to try a mod, since the standard DX90 circuit topology is apparently 95% of the way there, anyway, so a mod should be easy. I did click on the recently-posted foreign link, but it didn't seem sufficiently detailed to me.

Hopefully, someone here on Head-fi will post an appropriate explanation of how to accomplish it, soon popcorn.gif  


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Is this the same Soren who said he gave up on the idea ( @sorensiim I could not resist, you are such a nice guy, I had to bring it up, don't want you to electrocute yourself for the head-fi community tongue.gif )
post #5073 of 13841
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Originally Posted by wickson View Post

@Mython
Rockbox is limited to 16/44.
It does have replay gain, better eq and some claim it sounds better on the dx50 vs the stock firmware. Sold my dx50, I have no idea if this is true.

 

 

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Originally Posted by Mython View Post
 

 

 

Mehh.... so basically, it's not really worth Rockboxing a DX90, then :wink:

 

I think sometimes people change firmwares (or root their cellphones) mostly because it makes them feel empowered in influencing the operation of their device, rather than necessarily achieving substantial gains in performance.

 

That's OK - more power to them, but if there's marginal returns on the hassle, then I personally won't bother. It's all-good. Each to their own, etc. etc.

 

Rockbox community believes 16/44-48 is all you need. Anything above is just a waste of storage space and processing resource. But it does read hi res files up to 24/192 and down-samples on the fly.

 

Substantial gains indeed, if you consider simple playback options that the stock firmware can't get right or missing like gapless, fade-in, fade-out. Dynamic playlist and better playlist management. Parametric EQ means you have tighter, more accurate EQ. This alone puts the stock FW to shame.

 

Also if you want to hear how neutral your player is, Rockbox is a reference. I thought 1.2.2 FW on DX50 was it's most neutral SQ. But Rockbox showed me it was far from it.

 

Most of the FW issues particularly the changing SQ is reason enough to consider rockbox regardless whether you are a fan or not.

 

But yeah it's not for every user, especially for many people who just need to load and play that damn music and couldn't care less about anything else.

post #5074 of 13841
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Originally Posted by Mark K View Post
 

Just go my Dx90 yesterday

Can anyone help me with my problems

 

1. It has never recognized any microSD cards 

2. it fails to be charged fully, even leaving it overnight hooking to my phone charger.

3. It is too hot, as hot as baking cake. 

 

1. what make, size and file formats are your SD cards.

 

2. Did you leave it on and playing music overnight while it's hooked to your phone charger? Did you try to change it directly from a PC or laptop. Your phone charger may not have enough current and doesn't charge the DX90 battery fast enough.

 

3. Answer 2 first.


Edited by headwhacker - 5/16/14 at 7:41pm
post #5075 of 13841
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Originally Posted by Mark K View Post

Just go my Dx90 yesterday
Can anyone help me with my problems

1. It has never recognized any microSD cards 
2. it fails to be charged fully, even leaving it overnight hooking to my phone charger.
3. It is too hot, as hot as baking cake. 

I am wondering if you have a defective battery. Would you happen to have a spare by the way? Try other things like take the battery out, check the connections. Put it back in and run the songs on the internal memory until the battery is completely discharged. Then try recharging again.

As far as your microSD card, if you are using well know brands, it should work right off the package. Are the cards new, recently formatted, etc.. Unfortunately you'll need to isolate you problem to see if it's the player, the cards, the battery.

First make sure you can copy songs onto the player internal memory. That will at least take the internal memory and the player out of the equation if it can play songs on it.

Edit: good suggestions from @headwacker above. Hopefully with our suggestions you'll either be up and running or asking for iBasso support. Good luck by the way but hang in there, it might hopefully be minor.
Edited by musicheaven - 5/16/14 at 7:31pm
post #5076 of 13841
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Originally Posted by jj69 View Post
 

 

I downsampled all of my high res audio to 44/16 using MBIT+ in the iZotope RX software.  It saves a massive amount space, with no sonic downside that I can hear using the DX50.  I'm beginning to believe high res playback for practical uses is little more than a gimmick. 

 

Even if you are a staunch supporter of high res playback, if you had to choose between native high res playback with deeply flawed codec (DX50 stock firmware) or downsampled playback with a flawless codec (Rockbox), which would you choose?  My suggestion would be to try both before reaching any conclusions. 

 

 

Yup same hear, I used the SoX libraries thru XLD to downsample files. Initially with a sighted comparison, I felt the hires is somewhat better. But then again sighted comparison is full of biased results.

 

I have not done a proper double blind AB test but here's what I did to correct my own biased, sighted comparison.

 

1. Took 2 hi res files which I am very familiar and created downsampled versions (16/48).

 

2. copy all 4 files in the internal memory of DX90. No other music files but the 4.

 

3. I set playback to random. While on the playback screen, I waited until the screen is off then pushed the forward button at least 3 times.

 

4. Then listened,  several times with all 4 songs in a loop. I could not tell which file is playing.

 

This is not the most accurate of tests but it shows if you take sight out the equation and rely only with your ears, the perception drastically change.

post #5077 of 13841


Can anyone here help me out? I'm trying to update the firmware but it's not working.
post #5078 of 13841
Let's petition with iBasso and see if they'd be willing to RockBox the DX90 and market it as a downsampled player, who knows they might drop the price so we can save a buck or two. biggrin.gif
post #5079 of 13841
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Originally Posted by Mython View Post


Yep, me too. Sorensiim said, a month or so ago, that he'd be willing to try a mod, since the standard DX90 circuit topology is apparently 95% of the way there, anyway, so a mod should be easy. I did click on the recently-posted foreign link, but it didn't seem sufficiently detailed to me.

Hopefully, someone here on Head-fi will post an appropriate explanation of how to accomplish it, soon popcorn.gif  


.

Someone should contact Vinny from RWA.

Kojaku
post #5080 of 13841
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Originally Posted by bobby12 View Post



Can anyone here help me out? I'm trying to update the firmware but it's not working.

I think you invented a new way to update the firmware wink.gif

What happened to drop the image file onto your internal memory and select firmware upgrade from the Settings/Advanced/System update?

What version are you trying to load?
post #5081 of 13841
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Originally Posted by Kojaku View Post


Someone should contact Vinny from RWA.

Kojaku

I Already did, was hoping for a reply soon.....

post #5082 of 13841
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Originally Posted by musicheaven View Post

I think you invented a new way to update the firmware wink.gif

What happened to drop the image file onto your internal memory and select firmware upgrade from the Settings/Advanced/System update?

What version are you trying to load?
I'm just following the instructions from iBasso
Guess I'll try it your way to see if that works.
post #5083 of 13841
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Originally Posted by bobby12 View Post

I'm just following the instructions from iBasso
Guess I'll try it your way to see if that works.

Don't forget factory reset from the same menu section when you are done with the firmware reboot.
post #5084 of 13841
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Originally Posted by wickson View Post

I Already did, was hoping for a reply soon.....

I just amped things up a bit. I volunteered my own dx90 for it. If Vinnie is willing to try to take it on, I'll send him my dx90 to try.

Kojaku
post #5085 of 13841
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Originally Posted by Kojaku View Post

I just amped things up a bit. I volunteered my own dx90 for it. If Vinnie is willing to try to take it on, I'll send him my dx90 to try.

Kojaku

Lol, so did I... This sorta thing needs a guinea pig.
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