iBasso DX170 You want your Music? It is right here. *** NEW Firmware: 1.06 Apple support and other additions! ***
Jul 13, 2022 at 2:44 PM Thread Starter Post #1 of 1,665
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Firmware:

1.06

http://www.ibasso.com/uplo.../download/DX170FW-ota-v1.06.zip

DX170 New Firmware. This is the local for an SD card and also the .img firmware when using the Tool.
Improvements with this firmware:
1. Support for Apple Music V4.7.
2. Added Google Play, Gboard, and Aptoide APPs. The APPs are user deletable.
3. Improved the parametric EQ.



1.05

http://www.ibasso.com/uploadfiles/download/DX170FW-ota-v1.05.zip

1. Parametric EQ gain adjustments are now accurate to 0.1dB per step.
2. Improved support of ID3.
3. Rectified the bug that with some CUE files, the last song was not parsed.
4. Improved the Japanese song order.


1.04

http://www.ibasso.com/uploadfiles/download/DX170FW-ota-v1.04.zip

1. Improved the USB digital output compatibility.
2. Rectified the bug that the volume wheel can not control the volume of some Bluetooth devices.
3. Improved the battery saver function, now battery saver works when charging with the player powered off.
4. Rectified the bug that the Google backup doesn't function.
5. Launcher and Mango APP now support 180-degree screen rotation.


1.03

http://www.ibasso.com/uploadfiles/download/DX170FW-ota-v1.03.zip

1. Improved the USB DAC compatibility.
2. Improved the compatibility with online streaming APPs.
3. Rectified the bug that some APPs are unable to utilize Micro SD cards.
4. Rectified the bug that the lock screen password does not take effect after setting.
5. Rectified the bug that volume adjustment responds slowly when the screen is off.



This is the image firmware and the Android Tool for the DX170. Instructions are inside the zip. The reformats the internal memory of the DX170 and with the .img firmware, does a factory install. You can then update to the latest firmware as you wish.

http://www.ibasso.com/uploadfiles/download/DX170_20220708_1.00.174_32G.zip

http://www.ibasso.com/uploadfiles/download/DX170_20230715_1.05.410_32G_img.zip

http://www.ibasso.com/uploadfiles/download/RKDevTool_Release_v2.84_en.zip (Tool for 170)





An informative and helpful video review of the DX170:



MSRP 449 USD
dx170-EN_01.jpg
 
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Jul 13, 2022 at 2:53 PM Post #2 of 1,665
How much power?
 
Jul 13, 2022 at 4:09 PM Post #5 of 1,665
Jul 13, 2022 at 4:23 PM Post #6 of 1,665
Why Rockchip though :/ Also worried about 2GB of RAM here.
Looks to be a fast chip. Most likely will do what is needed. That is all I care about.
 
Jul 13, 2022 at 4:24 PM Post #7 of 1,665
Jul 13, 2022 at 4:34 PM Post #8 of 1,665
Jul 13, 2022 at 4:37 PM Post #9 of 1,665
Jul 13, 2022 at 5:07 PM Post #10 of 1,665
Yeah, I just checked this is said to be similar to the Snap 430/425.
Based on what iBasso put on their Facebook page "With the advanced process technology of the RK3566 the system response is significantly improved. The AnTuTu score now reaches 100,000 far exceeding the Qualcomm 430/425 platform commonly used by players of the same price range. The user experience is greatly improved and enhanced."

The brand new Hiby R5 Gen 2 uses the 425 and runs on Android 8, and the Shanling M3X uses the 430 and runs on Android 7, and both have 2GB of RAM, like this new iBasso.
This new iBasso DAP with this new chip that "exceeds" the 425 & 430, plus the addition of Android 11 makes this player seem like a big upgrade over their competitors in the $350-$450 price range (you can't really compare this to the over $500 range players with more RAM and better processor like the Qualcomm 660).

The only issue is battery life with the Hiby at 35hr and the Shanling at 20hr, and this new iBasso at only 11hr. But both those other players use the ES9219C chip which is a combined DAC/AMP which allows for longer battery life.
 
Jul 13, 2022 at 5:13 PM Post #11 of 1,665
Based on what iBasso put on their Facebook page "With the advanced process technology of the RK3566 the system response is significantly improved. The AnTuTu score now reaches 100,000 far exceeding the Qualcomm 430/425 platform commonly used by players of the same price range. The user experience is greatly improved and enhanced."

The brand new Hiby R5 Gen 2 uses the 425 and runs on Android 8, and the Shanling M3X uses the 430 and runs on Android 7, and both have 2GB of RAM, like this new iBasso.
This new iBasso DAP with this new chip that "exceeds" the 425 & 430, plus the addition of Android 11 makes this player seem like a big upgrade over their competitors in the $350-$450 price range (you can't really compare this to the over $500 range players with more RAM and better processor like the Qualcomm 660).

The only issue is battery life with the Hiby at 35hr and the Shanling at 20hr, and this new iBasso at only 11hr. But both those other players use the ES9219C chip which is a combined DAC/AMP which allows for longer battery life.
And I doubt they have the power and as a combined chip, most likely not the quality of sound. And I see that the DX170 is using two dac chips and some nice digital handling.
 
Jul 13, 2022 at 6:17 PM Post #14 of 1,665
Jul 13, 2022 at 6:29 PM Post #15 of 1,665
I may have to get my hands on one of these for review. I wonder how it will compare to the DX320?
 
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