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post #766 of 1976

AW: iBasso DX50 + Rockbox finally here (Latest Update: 2014-03-25)

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Originally Posted by noamnisim View Post

after I installed FIRMWARE_DOC20​08.zip and open the CWM recovery and try to install the cwm_rockbox_2013-03-25.zip that I've download and this what shows up:

 

http://img10.imagefra.me/i25q/250196922/m1tw_5e1_u9184.jpg

 

http://img15.imagefra.me/i75q/250196922/m1tw_850_u9184.jpg

 

many thanks

Noam


The "NO" s are there that you don't accidentally do something you don't want by repeatedly pressing select.
You have to scroll down, there will be 1 line with a "yes".
post #767 of 1976

So I guess you guys are not getting the volume spikes issue running this DAP with Rockbox ?

post #768 of 1976
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Originally Posted by Lohb View Post
 

So I guess you guys are not getting the volume spikes issue running this DAP with Rockbox ?

Never happened on mine, running rockbox or mango.

post #769 of 1976
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Originally Posted by serafko View Post
 

Never happened on mine, running rockbox or mango.


Right, so it must have been the original OS early revisions that had this volume spike issue.

Well in that case DX50 or HiFiMAN HM-601 LE it is then for me !

 

Though ClipZip is small/cheap, I wonder if the SQ jump will be noticeable going to DX50.

 

Did any of you install the opamp upgrade kit... ?

1). Opamp to 49710 x 2pcs
2). Capacitance to nichicon kw audio series x 4pcs

post #770 of 1976
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Originally Posted by Lohb View Post
 


Right, so it must have been the original OS early revisions that had this volume spike issue.

Well in that case DX50 or HiFiMAN HM-601 LE it is then for me !

 

Though ClipZip is small/cheap, I wonder if the SQ jump will be noticeable going to DX50.

 

Did any of you install the opamp upgrade kit... ?

1). Opamp to 49710 x 2pcs
2). Capacitance to nichicon kw audio series x 4pcs

 

Yes, the sq jump will definitely be noticeable, I have an old rockboxed Sansa Clip+ and they're worlds apart. The sound picture is kind of in the same bracket, they both have that neutral not over-bassy sound, but a rockboxed DX50 plays in an entirely different category than the Clip imo. Way different. You'll have much tighter and more detailed bass, way better separation, both have 'crisp' detail but the DX' clarity is a step above. You can also expect much better performance at higher volumes as the DX' got more power, and you get away from that slightly 'can'-like sound of the Clip as soon as you raise the volume a bit. I run DN-1000's with mine as a side note and for reference.

post #771 of 1976
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Originally Posted by opis View Post
 

 

Yes, the sq jump will definitely be noticeable, I have an old rockboxed Sansa Clip+ and they're worlds apart. The sound picture is kind of in the same bracket, they both have that neutral not over-bassy sound, but a rockboxed DX50 plays in an entirely different category than the Clip imo. Way different. You'll have much tighter and more detailed bass, way better separation, both have 'crisp' detail but the DX' clarity is a step above. You can also expect much better performance at higher volumes as the DX' got more power, and you get away from that slightly 'can'-like sound of the Clip as soon as you raise the volume a bit. I run DN-1000's with mine as a side note and for reference.

I made this same transition and agree with everything opis says above.  I always loved my Sansas and they're still fun, but once my ears were used to the DX50 the Sansas sounded so much less detailed.  They would still sound great for punk rock or very old recordings (I listen to plenty of both), but the DX50 is in a different class and well worth the money to me.  I'm very glad I bought it, and I recommend the DX50 + Brainwavz S1 bundle at MP4Nation.

post #772 of 1976

Cool guys. I may just get one now and buy the opamp/caps upgrade kit from frugalphile trusted chip seller if he can source them...too many fake parts on ebay. The parts are listed elsewhere but total upgrade price is steep vs parts cost.

Opamp to 49710 x 2pcs
Capacitance to nichicon kw audio series x 4pcs

CREATOR: gd-jpeg v1.0 (using IJG JPEG v62), default quality

 

 

I like the new old stock musical flavor chip in the HiFiMAN HM-601LE but it is supposed to eat the battery fast and the unit looks 80's irony without the irony.


Edited by Lohb - 5/27/14 at 8:22pm
post #773 of 1976

Well I think I will Rockbox my DX50 and see how it goes. Got a learning curve going. I used RB with my iRiver H120 and H140s. 

 

Or not. I thought this would be on the Rockbox site. Don't feel like doing a big search for all the info and possible bugs so will slip out again. :^)


Edited by jamato8 - 5/27/14 at 9:25pm
post #774 of 1976

AW: iBasso DX50 + Rockbox finally here (Latest Update: 2014-03-25)

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Originally Posted by jamato8 View Post

Well I think I will Rockbox my DX50 and see how it goes. Got a learning curve going. I used RB with my iRiver H120 and H140s. 

 

Or not. I thought this would be on the Rockbox site. Don't feel like doing a big search for all the info and possible bugs so will slip out again. :^)

Unfortunately the port is not official. You have to follow the instructions from the link in first thread.
There are only very few bugs.
I also switched from ihp120 to the DX50 (after 9.5 years with it).
Edited by cholero - 5/27/14 at 11:24pm
post #775 of 1976

Ok, kind of confusing but so was RB for the 120, for me. Anyway, got it installed and it is going through the files now loading the music. Hum, can't get it to scan in music. Did fine on the iBasso software and plays but froze on the RB software. Odd, it stops scanning but I can't find the music to play. Well it looks like it scanned but where is the music? :^)


Edited by jamato8 - 5/27/14 at 10:41pm
post #776 of 1976
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Originally Posted by jamato8 View Post

Ok, kind of confusing but so was RB for the 120, for me. Anyway, got it installed and it is going through the files now loading the music. Hum, can't get it to scan in music. Did fine on the iBasso software and plays but froze on the RB software. Odd, it stops scanning but I can't find the music to play. Well it looks like it scanned but where is the music? :^)


 



Did you tell RB to scan music files only at /mnt/external_sd ?

You must be scanning from the root folder (/) which includes everything and breaks the database scan.
post #777 of 1976
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Originally Posted by jamato8 View Post
 

Ok, kind of confusing but so was RB for the 120, for me. Anyway, got it installed and it is going through the files now loading the music. Hum, can't get it to scan in music. Did fine on the iBasso software and plays but froze on the RB software. Odd, it stops scanning but I can't find the music to play. Well it looks like it scanned but where is the music? :^)

 



Did you tell RB to scan music files only at /mnt/external_sd ?

You must be scanning from the root folder (/) which includes everything and breaks the database scan.

Where do you tell it to scan the external sd card? I found unmount and changed it to: mount /external_sd  but seems to be doing the same thing. 


Edited by jamato8 - 5/28/14 at 12:05am
post #778 of 1976

^ I can't comment on scanning; I'm a File Browser guy. But if you can work it out, you will love Rockbox on the DX50. I would buy the DX90 in a heartbeat if they implemented Rockbox. Hopefully someone will.

post #779 of 1976
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Originally Posted by jamato8 View Post
 

Where do you tell it to scan the external sd card? I found unmount and changed it to: mount /external_sd  but seems to be doing the same thing. 

 

In the database settings, specify the scan path, and turn off the gather runtime data if it is on ..

post #780 of 1976
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by jamato8 View Post
 

Where do you tell it to scan the external sd card? I found unmount and changed it to: mount /external_sd  but seems to be doing the same thing. 

 

Settings > General Settings > Database > Select directories to scan

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