Hello everyone. I am new to the forums and will begin by saying thank you to the community. I’ve used this forum as a resource for a few months now and have gotten a wealth of great information that’s helped me derive more and more pleasure from my music listening.
I just wanted to chime in and report my own experiences as a DX90 owner. I love this little player and am glad I found this thread.
I ordered mine from a seller on Amazon that claims they are an authorized iBasso dealer. I was going to order straight from iBasso but the lure of 2-day shipping from Amazon Prime proved too great to resist.
I got my player in (on my birthday of all days), plugged it into my Macbook and loaded it up with some .WAV files of a few of my CD’s. You’ve already described the sound, and so I won’t repeat any of that.
But when I plugged it into my laptop again to put some more music on it, my machine said it could not complete the transfer because I was out of room. I didn’t think much of it because I know that .WAV files can be huge and the iBasso has little internal memory to begin with.
So I began to erase some of the files I had previously loaded into the player via the Finder on my machine and when I tried to put some new files into the player I got the same error. It was still low on space.
I decided to hell with and just wiped the whole thing so I could load some fresh tunes, but I got the same error. I checked the capacity of the player and my Macbook indicated that the player was nearly full, yet there were no files I could see via Finder.
I upgraded the Firmware, as mine shipped with V2.0.0, to V2.0.5 but the problem had not gone away. My machine still said that the player was full despite there not being any files in there.
I dug a little and decided to do a sort of restore of the firmware, toV2.0.5, via the Firmware flashing software from iBasso. When I finished doing that I saw that the player was finally reading the proper capacity. Note that this was all done on a separate machine running W7 32-bit.
I proceeded to install some music, using the same Windows machine. I copied some files and then made sure they worked by giving them a listen-through. Then I plugged the iBasso back into the machine and deleted the files from within Windows explorer and the player erased the files and gave me back the space on the internal drive.
But, not really. I plugged the iBasso into my Macbook, which is my primary computer, and did the same thing. I transferred some files and after a quick listen I plugged it back into my laptop and deleted them via Finder.
They were gone from the player and on Finder, but the internal drive of the iBasso pretended they were still there and will not give me that room back. I had to reconnect to my W7 machine and rinse, lather, repeat.
I’ve got back my internal drive capacity again, but will have to refrain from doing any transfers between the player and the Macbook. It’s not that big a deal as I intend to buy a good-sized microSD card soon and tend to transfers via the Macbook’s card reader.
I will probably also leave the internal memory alone as the five or six gigs left in the iBasso are trivial and I probably won’t bother with them.
It just irks me that the player is doing this on the Macbook but not on the Toughbook. I’ll probably contact iBasso soon, at least so they can be aware of the problem.
Has anybody experienced this behavior between their Macs and DX90’s?