Originally Posted by aztoora
So, Rockboxed DX50 or X5, which has the better SQ ?
What's hte new battery life with RB ?
(and what does Ibasso thinks of that ?)
Rockbox is transparent. DX50 hardware seems to be transparent or very close to it. FiiO's X5 player or hardware is not transparent. You be the judge from that.
Play time should be about the same as Mango, maybe a little better depending on flash I/O. Standby time (player on, paused) should be better but I haven't tried that, yet.
I'm told that iBasso has a strongly negative opinion about Rockbox. Probably because it's GPL and they would have to publish any changes they make and that could reveal information about the component part numbers they take pains to obscure. I'm guessing but I'll bet they're either really not happy about it (someone messing with our player? how dare they!) or ecstatic (look! more people will buy our stuff!).