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    Pioneer XDP-300R | Twin DAC ES9018K2M | Balanced Out | Android | MQA | 2x MicroSD | WiFi | AptX

    My micro usb port has gradually deteriorated over several years. Right now, it only works with one specific usb cable... which is really weird, but it's better than no cables working. Assuming there is nothing better in my price range when this one finally stops accepting a charge, I will...
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    Pioneer XDP-300R | Twin DAC ES9018K2M | Balanced Out | Android | MQA | 2x MicroSD | WiFi | AptX

    It might depend on what app you use to listen to music, whether the music stops when the cable is removed.
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    Pioneer XDP-300R | Twin DAC ES9018K2M | Balanced Out | Android | MQA | 2x MicroSD | WiFi | AptX

    There are photos where someone did the epoxy thing upthread somewhere. I don't have time to search it up right now, but it's there.
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    Pioneer XDP-300R | Twin DAC ES9018K2M | Balanced Out | Android | MQA | 2x MicroSD | WiFi | AptX

    I find that the Bluetooth radio in the player is poor. It drops my headphone connection when the player is in my front pants pocket outdoors. Range is slightly better indoors, presumably thanks to reflections off the structure. You may be able to find a location for the player that gets you...
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    Pioneer XDP-300R | Twin DAC ES9018K2M | Balanced Out | Android | MQA | 2x MicroSD | WiFi | AptX

    I'm on Linux and not super competent. I just pull the cards out and copy files with a USB adapter when it's time to add stuff. I don't know how to access the cards when they are still in music player. (Should see what happens when I connect the player and look at it in a Win 7 virtual machine.)
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    Pioneer XDP-300R | Twin DAC ES9018K2M | Balanced Out | Android | MQA | 2x MicroSD | WiFi | AptX

    I spent some time this week measuring idle battery drain. During the tests, the player was sitting on my desk at work, intermittently connecting via wifi to look for podcasts, Bluetooth off, screen off except for quick checks of battery percentage at ~half hour intervals. I checked drain from...
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    Pioneer XDP-300R | Twin DAC ES9018K2M | Balanced Out | Android | MQA | 2x MicroSD | WiFi | AptX

    Not a big deal. There's a graph in the stock battery app, but I can't figure out how to use it in a meaningful manner--can't zoom in or see axis labels. But a few rounds of half-hour checks should give me a decent trend. (Materials engineer, also a ham AC2VO.)
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    Pioneer XDP-300R | Twin DAC ES9018K2M | Balanced Out | Android | MQA | 2x MicroSD | WiFi | AptX

    Running same test. Playing flac off the sd card using stock music app with ampere running and the screen off. Turn screen on every half hour to check ampere and battery percent. After half hour, battery drops from 75 to 71%. When screen is on, Ampere says drain is -210 mA. Can't seen drain...
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    Pioneer XDP-300R | Twin DAC ES9018K2M | Balanced Out | Android | MQA | 2x MicroSD | WiFi | AptX

    Never pay full price at HDTracks. There's always a discount of some sort around the corner.
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    Pioneer XDP-300R | Twin DAC ES9018K2M | Balanced Out | Android | MQA | 2x MicroSD | WiFi | AptX

    Is it possible to add/remove music to/from the SD cards without removing them from the player? It's likely that this is a straightforward plug-and-play thing on a normal OS, but I'm foolishly (brilliantly) running Arch Linux, so when I plug the player into USB it just sits there and charges...
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    aftermarket balanced cable with MMCX Connectors for Westone W-Series

    Did you ever sort this out? I'm just a poor boy with a pair of W30s, but I'd love to hear how they sound on a balanced source.
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    iBasso DX80 . . impressions and reviews. . and discussion NEW FW: 1.6.0 ** link . . 1st page . . .

    Should I give up hope that there will ever be another firmware update for this device? Edit: Specifically, I am wondering if any "usability" features will ever be added, such as the option to take advantage of Album Artist metadata.
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    iBasso DX80 . . impressions and reviews. . and discussion NEW FW: 1.6.0 ** link . . 1st page . . .

      The notes I wrote above actually didn't end up working for me. I eventually was able to import playlists with the correct name, but their content was always NOTHING.   I got so mad at playlists not working for me that I gave up on the whole concept for a long time. Today I revisited it and...
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    iBasso DX80 . . impressions and reviews. . and discussion NEW FW: 1.6.0 ** link . . 1st page . . .

    For kicks, I've been writing down the percent battery remaining and keeping a running stopwatch of play time. Not convenient to post a graph, but the drain is reasonably linear, losing about 9% per hour. Pretty much exactly what the spec says to expect. Recent usage has been a mix of FLAC music...
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