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post #6241 of 9919

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.

SUCCESS!

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.

Yup.

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?

 

post #6242 of 9919
Thread Starter 
No problems with my Mac.
post #6243 of 9919
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Originally Posted by teamjoe View Post
 

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.

SUCCESS!

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.

Yup.

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?

 

How are you erasing the files from DX90's internal storage from Mac?

 

Do you just put the files in the trash and unplug?

 

If yes, there is your problem. You have to empty the trash before you unplug DX90 from your Mac.

post #6244 of 9919
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Originally Posted by headwhacker View Post

How are you erasing the files from DX90's internal storage from Mac?

Do you just put the files in the trash and unplug?

If yes, there is your problem. You have to empty the trash before you unplug DX90 from your Mac.

BINGO!!!
post #6245 of 9919
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Originally Posted by doublea71 View Post
 

Unless somebody can measure the differences people say they are hearing, there's a reasonable chance that this is nothing

more than expectation bias. I'm not saying there isn't a difference - there may well be. But until somebody measures them and provides evidence, there is a possibility that it's all in your head. It'd be nice if somebody could address the 500-pound elephant smirking in the corner...

post #6246 of 9919

Jeez! 

 

That did it. Thanks guys for pointing that out.

 

I thought it was a faulty DX90. But it was just me. Ha.


Edited by teamjoe - 6/20/14 at 5:44pm
post #6247 of 9919
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Originally Posted by soundblast75 View Post

Mine arrived from ebay uk,its the korea/china one and i have binned my other batteries,there is def a possitive diference,
Ordered another😊

Can you let us have the link please
post #6248 of 9919
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Originally Posted by goodvibes View Post
 

Be my guest, but you may have to have your customs remolded.

post #6249 of 9919
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Originally Posted by goodvibes View Post
 

This is exactly how I feel after what I've read here.

 

 

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Originally Posted by doublea71 View Post
 

Be my guest, but you may have to have your customs remolded.

:D


Edited by SilverEars - 6/20/14 at 9:35pm
post #6250 of 9919

Any news on the 64bit USB DAC drivers? 

post #6251 of 9919
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Originally Posted by Noirkw91 View Post

Any news on the 64bit USB DAC drivers? 
http://www.ibasso.com/download/DX50&DX90_WindowsOS_USB-DAC_Driver_Beta2.zip
Here it is.
You should turn off the digital signature before installing.
post #6252 of 9919
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Originally Posted by tin427 View Post


http://www.ibasso.com/download/DX50&DX90_WindowsOS_USB-DAC_Driver_Beta2.zip
Here it is.
You should turn off the digital signature before installing.

how do you turn it off?

post #6253 of 9919
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Originally Posted by SilverEars View Post

how do you turn it off?
You can go search for a bit on google. I havent tried it yet since i'm not beside the pc.
post #6254 of 9919
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Originally Posted by doublea71 View Post
 

Be my guest, but you may have to have your customs remolded.

:D Just too many 'prove it' and 'no you don't' type post here misdirecting topics. I believe these type of posts are supposed to be addressed in the sound science section. I hear it differently is cool and is very different than I haven't listened to what's in discussion but question what your hearing.


Edited by goodvibes - 6/21/14 at 6:10am
post #6255 of 9919
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Originally Posted by SilverEars View Post
 

This is exactly how I feel after what I've read here.

 

 

:D


Proof reading can do that. At least the forum is well regulated.


Edited by goodvibes - 6/21/14 at 2:08am
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