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DX220 A new view to your music. * Latest Firmware: June 18, 2019 OTA * Link for User Guide 1st Page. AMP9 Now available! And DC01.

Discussion in 'Portable Source Gear' started by Paul - iBasso, Jan 23, 2019.
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  1. toughnut
    Same DAC as DX200 but with improved sub components. Expect refinement instead of major sound change.
  2. Darknessdsc
    Hi, while im waiting for my dx220 to come this week, does anyone know how AMP 1 MK II compares to AMP7 or AMP8 ? Any recommendations for iems?
  3. dsrk
    X5 3 may not hold its ground in today's DAP market but when it was release it was a game changer. it was the first DAP with full Android with google play.
    Even the DX150 with its stock AMP sounds noticeably better than X5 3.
    It has its flaws and its sound is no where near competitive today.
    Last edited: Apr 23, 2019
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  4. Hawaiibadboy Contributor
    The first 2-3 FW were brutal on the DX200 and the amp?...NOBODY says. "Hey, use the original AMP...it's still the best"
    So it was laggy, ghosting screen. Sterile amp and cost 2x the X5III.

    Looking forward to the 220. As a screen slut I should be happy early
    Last edited: Apr 23, 2019
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  5. toughnut

    20 units landed Singapore
    Last edited: Apr 23, 2019
  6. toughnut
    So my biggest deduction point for built quality based on demo unit impression doesn’t present on final production unit. The volume knob is tight and tactile. So built quality is superb.

    Fresh out of the box, the UI quite snappy but occasional hesitation. Probably background process still running and may calm down after a while.

    And look at that big, wide, colourful, sharp screen!

    Update: For snappier UI response, enable Developer mode by tapping on “About DX220” under System. Once Dev mode enabled, go to “Developer options” under System again.

    Scroll down to Drawing section and disable all animation. Now general UI feel slightly snappier.

    Last edited: Apr 23, 2019
  7. deniska80
    Does it feel bulkier than pro in your hand?
  8. toughnut
    Bigger all around but less heft. The size and heft remind me of SP1000m.
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  9. Paulo Abreu
    @Dobrescu George ! Can't wait for your feedback.
    I'm very tempted to jump to iBasso, DX220 promises a lot but I'm a bit "burned" by the promises of the "other brand" :L3000: ... so this time I'll give some time and wait for feedback; I'm looking obviously for sound quality, stability and speed and that the specs are all available and properly implemented; just to clarify, nothing to do with iBasso, I never owned one. Regards
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  10. Whitigir
    Burned ? Like how ?

    1/ Sound quality is subjective, some people prefer warmer sound, and some prefer more detailed and airy sound. The only way to find out is to audition a unit yourself. Ibasso has an advantage with modular designs on Amp cards, and each module has it own signatures.

    2/ Stability ? Ibasso roll out firmware like rabbit and their intercourse on Easter Day. I have never had any real firmware issues. Not to mention that @Lurker0 and @WindowsX also roll out firmware right after that often fix minor bugs and more improvements

    3/ Implementing ? I never really encountered issues on the Dx200 either. Dx200 and Dx220 is the only DAP on the market that can do DSD512. If a chip can do DSD512 like ES9028Pro, and is doing that inside Dx200 and DX220, then what implementations are you looking for ? Technicalities ? Or sound subjectively ? If you are looking at the subjective side of the tables, then we go back to #1. Technicalities, How many others DAP and devices are not able to do Native DSD512 ? This feature alone requires a lot of current and processing speed from supportive components. Rest assure that on the side of technicalities, the Dx200 and 220 are technically engineered well beyond what other current TOTL in the market can do
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  11. ShyamS
    Yes I’m in United States. I don’t want to risk my warranty. I currently have Shanling M3S so I’m hoping for an upgrade. I wonder if there is a way to auction first before purchasing it.
  12. Whitigir
    It is not officially released, only the first few batches that went out to reviewers as you have seen posted, and only a few in the US have received it. Then there are a few stocks flying out around Asia somewhere ? To personally listen to the unit....you will need to wait for Ibasso to release it on the website, buy direct, and you have 15 days after delivery to make decision whether you return for refund or keep it. I never gotten that far, so I can’t tell you about the 15 days period at all
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  13. GrigoryV
    "Even the DX150 with its stock AMP..."
    DX 150 is a very good DAP. His near to dx200. I modernizided my amp6. And I can say, dx150 can more.
    I use my dx150 with tequila 1. And suits me almost completely this sound. I purposefully bought dx150. I was afraid of the cold dx200. The dx150 has small sores in the sound. But it's not related ak4490 and stock amp6. Amp 6 beautifully modernizarea even electrolytes. After that, these sores go almost completely. If I knew which op-amps are in the amp6, I could bring the dx150 sound to even better quality. As for the dx200, I'm not sure about the possibility of changing the nature of the sound of this DAP. And so I need solid proof of the improved sound of the dx220!!!
  14. alan_g
    Just paid for a unit ...eek
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  15. Whitigir
    Talk about modification ? Check out EX-modification :wink:. Amp8W is already singing with Dx220 ! Amp8EX ? Only a few owners by far....very few and none has paired with 220 yet
    Last edited: Apr 23, 2019
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