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IBasso DX50. Debate on the SQ of each firmware.

Poll Results: Debate on the SQ of each firmware

 
  • 0% (0)
    1.2.0
  • 20% (2)
    1.2.2
  • 10% (1)
    1.2.5
  • 10% (1)
    1.2.6
  • 0% (0)
    1.2.7
  • 60% (6)
    1.2.8
10 Total Votes  
post #1 of 40
Thread Starter 
Hi guys!

I'm dedicating this thread to gather and garner different votes and opinions on the different firmware version of the Ibasso DX50 particularly on the SQ.

Do share your views and preferences generously!! smily_headphones1.gif

Cheers!

*Edit: 1.2.8 is out!

Opinions & Comments

xaddictionx
http://www.head-fi.org/t/701351/ibasso-dx50-debate-on-the-sq-of-each-firmware#post_10192185

GoldfishX
http://www.head-fi.org/t/701351/ibasso-dx50-debate-on-the-sq-of-each-firmware/15#post_10231076

jon parker
http://www.head-fi.org/t/701351/ibasso-dx50-debate-on-the-sq-of-each-firmware/30#post_10239181
Edited by xaddictionx - 2/16/14 at 8:40am
post #2 of 40

I hope ibasso will take this thread seriously. More votes chaps.^^

 

Edit: Vote base on sound quality only* not the whole firmware


Edited by Ishera - 1/22/14 at 12:52am
post #3 of 40
Thread Starter 
Any views and opinions on the different firmware are appreciated as well!! Will link it to the first post for easy viewing and searching! smily_headphones1.gif
post #4 of 40

1.22 no doubt

post #5 of 40
Thread Starter 
Keep the votes coming in guys! smily_headphones1.gif
post #6 of 40
Can someone elaborate on what the sound quality differences are among the various firmware options?
post #7 of 40
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by dissembled View Post

Can someone elaborate on what the sound quality differences are among the various firmware options?
Here's a brief comparison taken from another thread. Credits to nakedtoes!

Originally Posted by Nakedtoes:
this is my reply at headfi..

I am running FItear TG334 directly out HO of the DX50. EQ OFF.. all running at mid gain and volume 190

My rating for the firmwares D- details, L- low, M- Mid, H- High, S- Sound stage, C- Clarity

1 lowest up to 5 highest..

1.2.2 D5, L4, M4, H5, S5, C5

1.2.3 D3, L5, M3, H3, S5, C3

1.2.5 D4. L3, M4, H4, S5, C4

1.2.6 D3, L3, M2, H2, S3, C3

1.2.7 D3, L3, M4, H2, S2, C3


1.2.2 sound the best but is the most buggy among the above.. Might be too bright for some ppl........ 1.2.6 and 1.2.7 sound the most neutral and boring..

Hope more can chime in! smily_headphones1.gif
post #8 of 40

Interesting poll. Good job!

 

Again I think that it may depend on file format (MP3, FLAC etc.) as what is changing are the codecs.

 

Most importantly iBasso should just adopt a set of mature official codecs rather than random daily updates that they currently adopt and this whole issue will go away.

 

iBasso, it is time...!

 

Please.  :)

post #9 of 40

I voted for the wrong firmware. Can I take it back? Lol. I was going to choose 1.2.5 but selected 1.2.2 because it is what I'm currently using. :L3000:

post #10 of 40
Thread Starter 
Lol the votes are raging on the 1.2.2! smily_headphones1.gif
post #11 of 40
Quote:
Originally Posted by headwhacker View Post
 

I voted for the wrong firmware. Can I take it back? Lol. I was going to choose 1.2.5 but selected 1.2.2 because it is what I'm currently using. :L3000:

 

 

You screwed up the whole poll! :-)

post #12 of 40
Thread Starter 
Been listening to 1.2.2, 1.2.5, 1.2.6, 1.2.7.

Personal preference leaning towards 1.2.5 and 1.2.6.

1.2.2 was abit too bright for my taste with not enough bass slam.

1.2.5 with really good soundstage and "dynamic" sounding. However I do find a very slight linger in clarity.

1.2.6 sounds "flatter" when compared to 1.2.5. Seems to me the treble has been subdued. But surprisingly clarity edges over 1.2.5. Bass is slightly tighter here.

1.2.7 simply sounds wrong to me. 😖
post #13 of 40
1.2.2 for me smily_headphones1.gif
post #14 of 40
Quote:
Originally Posted by xaddictionx View Post

Been listening to 1.2.2, 1.2.5, 1.2.6, 1.2.7.

Personal preference leaning towards 1.2.5 and 1.2.6.

1.2.2 was abit too bright for my taste with not enough bass slam.

1.2.5 with really good soundstage and "dynamic" sounding. However I do find a very slight linger in clarity.

1.2.6 sounds "flatter" when compared to 1.2.5. Seems to me the treble has been subdued. But surprisingly clarity edges over 1.2.5. Bass is slightly tighter here.

1.2.7 simply sounds wrong to me. 😖

 

I agree, together with 1.2.3b, 1.2.7 really sounded wrong for me. Between 1.2.2, 1.2.5 and 1.2.6 it's just a matter of which FW is the most stable. Turns out for my usage scenario1.2.2 is the most stable. But I like 1.2.5 the best SQ-wise. I don't hear much difference between 1.2.5 and 1.2.6. However, 1.2.6 is the FW I hated the most because of the crossfade bug (feature if you will).


Edited by headwhacker - 1/22/14 at 8:40am
post #15 of 40
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by headwhacker View Post

I agree, together with 1.2.3b, 1.2.7 really sounded wrong for me. Between 1.2.2, 1.2.5 and 1.2.6 it's just a matter of which FW is the most stable. Turns out for my usage scenario1.2.2 is the most stable. But I like 1.2.5 the best SQ-wise. I don't hear much difference between 1.2.5 and 1.2.6. However, 1.2.6 is the FW I hated the most because of the crossfade bug (feature if you will).
Yup. 1.2.5 and 1.2.6 the differences are only very subtle. What is the cross fade bug? Haven't encounter that before on the 1.2.6. But 1.2.5 media scanning is really slow. to me 1.2.6 sounded abit similar to a heavily EQed Cowon j3 haha.
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