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iBasso DX90. Dual Sabre, 1st page: Downloads, info & instructions- New dac software! & 2.1.5 FW.... - Page 69
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True, but 2 slots are still more convenient than 1 (especially if one is a full-size card). You don't have to swap as often
I understand that iBasso did not wish to develop new casework for the DX90, but I must admit I wish they had simply kept the same casework but slightly modified it by just making the rear panel 3 or 4 mm deeper (i.e. making the DAP 3 or 4 mm thicker). This may have provided sufficient room to squeeze in a second card slot (a fullsize SD slot, actually) and, as a nice bonus, room for an extended-capacity battery.
It's a missed opportunity, but nevertheless, I still appreciate the value-for-money iBasso are offering with the DX90.
To have made the DX90 for a larger battery it would also have to be wider and there you go, wider as they would most likely have used the battery for the S4.
With the advent of the 128gb card, which I have ordered, I will be fine but I wouldn't mind an additional slot either but the DX90 with the dual core CPU will scan even faster than the DX50 so inserting a different card won't be that much of a hassle. Also, they don't use the slide cover over the card, which I find a hassle in the DAP;s that have some sort of cover.
I also have no hiccups with the FW of the DX50 and although the DX90 will be a little different, and there will be some added features on the FW, I look forward to a pretty mature UI.
I think the sound for cost value will be very good. For me, I like the size, shape and feel of the DX50 case. There isn't a great deal of weight but plenty of functionality.
still confused between DX50 or save a little longer to ak100
but if DX90 out I would be confused even more -_-
Skip ak100, its a failed product
Should include Fiio X5 in your consideration list
even the MK2 version?
just wait for DX90 first then compare it with the AK100MK2 and X5