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Originally Posted by Sauntere View Post

Well you are right about that.. I certainly hope the DX90 is better because the DX50 whilst ok can certainly be bettered, iBasso is a very capable company and may well produce something terrific. I reckon they have been watching the positive comments about Fiio X5 and will want to release a top sounding polished product.
then you haven't heard 1.2.8 fw.
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then you haven't heard 1.2.8 fw.

to quote alan partridge.... "ignore him" :beyersmile:

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to quote alan partridge.... "ignore him" :beyersmile:

 

 

"Knowing me & Knowing You...!...??"

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Well I hope that the DX90 really is a lot better, then i can justify buying one (and give in to my addiction ;-) ) The DX50 on FW 1.2.8 is really pretty great though, so bettering it won't be that easy. Dual Sabre DACs should certainly sound different, I'm just not sure how much better they'll sound...

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Well.....I just listened to the 1.2.8 firmware for a bit and think I'm going to stop thinking about the ZX-1 and just focus on the DX90.  If the form factor is the same with the same slick/efficient interface with much improved sound from this (the dx50 with 1.2.8 improvement in SQ is really bizarre to tell the truth....feels like it's not the same player anymore)......it's going to be a knockout and probably replace my DX100 as well.

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Originally Posted by warth0g View Post
 

Well I hope that the DX90 really is a lot better, then i can justify buying one (and give in to my addiction ;-) ) The DX50 on FW 1.2.8 is really pretty great though, so bettering it won't be that easy. Dual Sabre DACs should certainly sound different, I'm just not sure how much better they'll sound...


DX50 with FW 1.2.8 is currently the reference dap - there are no options for further improvements.

sondstage (wide, deepth), resolution, texture, microdetails, lows, mids and highs are perfect.

DX90 will be the same level - different bot not really better with the exception of the new amp section.

DX90 will have a bit wider sondstage and more microdetails - but maybe these details could be stressful and not relaxing for our ears.

I would like DX90 with double dac WM8740 - but don't worry today DX50 outperforms AK100 - and DX90 will also outperform AK120 and AK240.

Many people think higher price means getting better sound quality :wink_face:

Maybe ibasso should double their price.

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Well.....I just listened to the 1.2.8 firmware for a bit and think I'm going to stop thinking about the ZX-1 and just focus on the DX90.  If the form factor is the same with the same slick/efficient interface with much improved sound from this (the dx50 with 1.2.8 improvement in SQ is really bizarre to tell the truth....feels like it's not the same player anymore)......it's going to be a knockout and probably replace my DX100 as well.

+1

If the execution is just right and they made the best design decision, it will be sweet to one's ears. I just hope that we are not going to have any sound issues with firmware. Let me rephrase that, the firmware updates will be positive sounding or at best, stable.
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then you haven't heard 1.2.8 fw.

Yes your right.. i haven't heard 1.2.8 fw... does it really make that much difference ? I got rid of my DX50 because i didn't think it was a good as what i already have. I really want an upgrade in sound quality but just keep being disappointed. I had the DX50 fairly early on.. i forget which firmware.  There are a lot of choices now and the DX90 is on the radar along with others. 

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Originally Posted by Sauntere View Post
 

Yes your right.. i haven't heard 1.2.8 fw... does it really make that much difference ? I got rid of my DX50 because i didn't think it was a good as what i already have.

I sold mine to a friend on v1.2.7 ....he wants me to upgrade it to v1.2.8 and I am very curious to hear the alleged differences.

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DX50 on 1.2.7 was rather divisive. It was very functional (gapless worked for example!) but some, myself included, thought that the sound had muddied and that the soundstage had diminished. I have been using 1.2.6 until recently but now that 1.2.8 everyone seems to agree that the DX50 is a very complete player* in that it is stable and has excellent SQ. It is, quite frankly, the bargain of the century right now...

 

It does fill me with hope for the DX90 but like I said before, I'm really not sure that it's worth upgrading the DX50.. but I'll wait for the shoot-outs to come in...

 

* however that doesn't mean that people don't want more from it - there's a pretty long wish-list on the DX50 thread!

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Originally Posted by Trebor1966 View Post



Maybe ibasso should double their price.

Oh please - they might take your advise. Under 500 USD would be preferable wink.gif
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Originally Posted by wizard327 View Post


Oh please - they might take your advise. Under 500 USD would be preferable wink.gif


499 USD :evil:

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450 smily_headphones1.gif
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This starts sounding like a reversed auction lol.

If price vs DX50 performance is any indications, I am sure they'll price it quite reasonably.
post #735 of 13841

This thread has been remarkably quiet for a few days... something I should know??  ;-)

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