iBasso DX50 Digital Audio Player
iBasso DX50 Digital Audio Player
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Great imaging, a top notch soundstage that keeps improving every time they release a firmware update, solid bass, midrange and treble are all marks of the DX50. This DAP is superb at instrument separation, so you can listen for your favorite part of the song with impressive clarity ... Read More

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Chromat1c
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Jun 6, 2015
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Best budget DAP in the market!
Jun 6, 2015
aleks96s
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Jan 16, 2015
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Restart the drop, please! I want to buy 2 units.
Jan 16, 2015
aleks96s
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Jan 15, 2015
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Guys I want to buy it. There has alreasy 200 request. Why I cant buy it ?
Jan 15, 2015
aleks96s
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Jan 15, 2015
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Guys why I cant buy it ?
Jan 15, 2015
Ralf
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Sep 15, 2014
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There is no warranty card in the package. How do I service if it spoils?
Sep 15, 2014
YohanK
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Aug 21, 2014
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I wished AK100 or 120 to be chosen. Dx50 is good but hope for better
Aug 21, 2014
Hazel
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Aug 20, 2014
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The DX50 sounds great, and the built-in amp has the juice to power some larger headphones. I mostly use IEMs, but it has no problem driving my K712 and HE-400.
However, there are some annoyances that drive me crazy:
* No gapless playback. iBasso had this mostly-working in firmware 1.2.8, but broke it again in 1.5.0.
* No support for the "Disc Number" tag. If you play a 2-disc album, it plays Disc 1 track 1, Disc 2 track 1, Disc 1 track 2, Disc 2 track 2, etc. The workaround is to break the discs up and give them different names (yuck). Another workaround is to select the album directly from the file system; it plays the files sequentially, so if your files are named sensibly you're good.
* "Browse by artist" sorts by the "Artist" tag, not the "Album Artist" tag. Which means every artist in every compilation gets listed separately. Selecting Artist->Album plays ONLY the tracks with a matching Artist tag. For instance, if the album has some tracks tagged "Artist featuring Other Artist", they will be omitted from the playlist. The workaround if you like to browse by Artist->Album is to browse the folders directly. Or you can re-tag your files (yuck).
I sent 2 emails to iBasso in March asking about tagging/sorting issues, but never received a reply. From scanning the HeadFi threads, it seems these have always been problems and iBasso has always been aware of them. So at this point I don't expect a fix any time soon.
Aug 20, 2014
AddyR
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Aug 20, 2014
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Wish it shipped to Australia. Seems to be cheaper on Amazon.
Aug 20, 2014
CoiL
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Aug 20, 2014
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I don`t understand whats up with that "no international shipping" comments by some users?
Quote: "Domestic and international orders will be shipped by Massdrop"
I Joined this drop last time and it should be shipping to EU also! Anyway I got it safe and pretty fast considering overseas transport and customs but even with customs tax I had to pay - I still got it considerably cheaper than anywhere available in EU. I got it with 200$ + 14$ shipping to Estonia.
About player itself - it just amazing and didn`t actually expect so much out of it. NB! To get best sound out of it I really recommend to try it with Sound Unlocked firmware ( https://github.com/dm1try/dx50_sound_unlocked ) with following two settings:
1) FLAC-only + irr OFF + CPU performance default --- more depth towards front/middle and vocals for example more out of headstage. More airy soundstage/imaging and more dynamics.
2) FLAC-only + irr ON + CPU 312kHz --- closer, more intimate and clearer imaging with little more separation in width.
I have tired a lot of custom FW`s including Mega Sound Explosion and its different variations and also rockbox and I personally find Sound Unlocked to be the best sounding and easiest to use. And it basically has two different main sound signatures you could fit with different cans or external speakers. This firmware really turns this player to another level!
Also, I lately did some battery playtime tests and got following result with aftermarket battery (KINPS 3250mAh):
* 12min screen ON time * gain @ mid * vol @ 192 * Piston v2.1 16Ohm IEM * Sound Unlocked 1.3.3 FW @ FLAC-only / irr OFF / CPU - default * screen brightness 50
Total non-stop playtime - 14h 28min
Also I find this DAP to be really great match with Fidelio X1 and Piston V2.1 16Ohm IEM. Best sound comes out @ mid gain imo.
About memory cards - I recommend ADATA Premier 64GB mSDXC UHS-I CL10 which works without problems and is pretty cheap for its capacity, about 27€ in my local PC shop. Some users have had problems with SanDisk cards but this seem to be random and can be due to wrong formatting, fake cards or something like that.
This DAP is worth every penny IMHO and get it while You can! ;)
Aug 20, 2014
anthony.doomed
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Jul 25, 2014
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I just got one of these, it is worth every damn penny.
Jul 25, 2014
Jashin
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Jul 23, 2014
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I want something like this, just cheaper, any non apple portable device really..
Jul 23, 2014
booooooooo
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Jul 27, 2014
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sansa clip :)
Jul 27, 2014
breeman
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Aug 28, 2014
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Yeah, I have a Rockboxed Sansa Clip Zip and highly recommend it. Although if you use it regularly enough (like I do) its bound to break eventually as its not super durable (the headphone jack in mine started cutting out recently, and I had to open it up and jam some paper in to hold it in place). But for ~$30 you can just buy a new one, and if you have all your music on an SD card, you won't lose any of it when it inevitably breaks.
I recently joined this drop because I wanted something more durable than my Sansa that could deliver better sound quality (and be my main portable DAP when my Sansa eventually breaks for good). According to shipment tracking mine will be arriving today!
Aug 28, 2014
WeirdG
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Jul 22, 2014
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This is still a great deal for Canadians, since the Amazon.com deal is US only. $220US shipped is good, but if you get ding customs fees, the deal goes from warm to cold cuz you'll be paying around MSRP or possibly more.
Jul 22, 2014
Niggles
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Jul 21, 2014
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No reply to this at all from the staff?.
Jul 21, 2014
Nigel
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Jul 18, 2014
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No international shipping?? :(
Jul 18, 2014
adamweld
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Jul 18, 2014
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It's $199 on Amazon... am I missing something?
Jul 18, 2014
booooooooo
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Jul 18, 2014
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You're missing $5 if you buy it here :) It was 239.99 but the price has dropped since then. The same thing happened with the DX90 too.
Jul 18, 2014
Ralf
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Jul 18, 2014
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hesitating to get this or the regular drop
Jul 18, 2014
larry.tok
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Jul 18, 2014
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Why does it not ship to other countries other than US/CAN? Grrrrr!
Jul 18, 2014
Siken
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Jul 17, 2014
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I really wish this would ship to Europe as well
Jul 17, 2014
Niggles
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Jul 17, 2014
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How much is shipping to Australia? -- there does not seem to be an option to select country other than Canada or USA. Is there no option to buy this for people internationally ?
Jul 17, 2014
StevenF19
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Jun 27, 2014
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How much was this drop?
Jun 27, 2014
CoiL
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Jun 28, 2014
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$199.99 (+15$ for shipping to outside of US).
I live in EU and haven`t gotten mine yet. Hope it arrives safely. Also got to pay little extra for customs tax but it was still worth to get it from MD because the total price being much cheaper than anywhere else for new product.
Jun 28, 2014
HDx3
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Jun 25, 2014
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Just got mine today! This is a definite step up from my Ipod Classic! And new firmware released just yesterday. Super happy with this drop, guys.
Jun 25, 2014
cbbrowne
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Jun 27, 2014
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Yep, I just installed 1.5.0, which seems to have a couple of actual changes from earlier versions.
I'm not sure the point of sharp-vs-slow roll-off on the Digital Filter.
BTW, I tried out Rockbox alongside 1.2.8; I never got Rockbox to finish scanning my SD card for music, so it never got around to playing music for me.
Those interested in monitoring the Rockbox-for-DX50 port can watch here: https://bitbucket.org/isergachev/rockbox/wiki/Home
I'm gonna leave that alone for a bit; the 1.5 firmware is playing well for me so far.
Nice player; it seems to have extremely even sound. It's got so much power that it drives headphones easily without turning it up at all.
Jun 27, 2014
HassanS
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Operations
Jun 20, 2014
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Hey everyone,
We’re happy to report that all of the orders have been shipped out!
Thanks again for the support guys. Make sure to share your experience with the iBasso DX50 Digital Audio Player on Massdrop.
If there’s anything else we can do to make your Massdrop experience better, feel free to email us at support@massdrop.com.
-HS
Jun 20, 2014
Emily
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Jun 17, 2014
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Any idea when they are going to be shipped out ? ^_^
Jun 17, 2014
cbbrowne
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Jun 19, 2014
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Apparently today; I see a tracking number on my transaction now.
Jun 19, 2014
nelson
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Operations
Jun 11, 2014
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Hey everyone,
We just got word that our order of the iBasso DX50 Digital Audio Player has been shipped out by our vendor.
We’ve already alerted our warehouse staff about the shipment, so we should be able to process it and get it shipped back out to you guys within 24 hours of its arrival.
Cheers!
Jun 11, 2014
CoiL
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Jun 10, 2014
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Joined this buy and this is my first drop from MD. I hope all goes well. Any idea if silicone cover will be also provided?
Jun 10, 2014
CoiL
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Jun 28, 2014
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Oh well, nice to know. Wasn`t sure and ordered Mini Audio silicone for DX50 which is actually much better quality than original (thicker, better molding and better function buttons shape).
Jun 28, 2014
cbbrowne
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Jun 28, 2014
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The silicone case that, yes, indeed, does come with it is definitely decent.
I did a quick web search and found people hawking $50-ish leather cases for DX50/DX90; not interesting to me.
I'm decently pleased with it; DX50 with the Astrotec AX35 IEMs nicely shut out outside sound.
Jun 28, 2014
Frankygth93
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Jun 8, 2014
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I bought mine a few months ago and now with a micro sd 128gb from sansa I'm really happy. Get it it's great and this seems to be a good buy.
Jun 8, 2014
willy_ong
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Jun 8, 2014
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is warranty included for this?
Jun 8, 2014
Acidtrip69
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Jun 7, 2014
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i have been reading up on theses. From the reviews theses sound great but the OS really sucks and sometimes really buggy as hell on the os that really distracts from the experience.
Jun 7, 2014
RickA
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Jun 7, 2014
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(Batch 1 HW here) The latest version 1.2.8 has been absolutely flawless (so had the previous few versions past 1.1.X for me), and this is actually less buggy IME than the Astell & Kern 240 (that costs 12 DX50s) that crashed within 5 minutes of me using it, or the FiiO X5 (10 minutes after usage, it crashed too...). The initial DX50 firmware sucked balls, though!
Jun 7, 2014
XXXX
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Jun 9, 2014
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Wrongs/useless tags on song make X5/AK240 crash. That's all.
It's a known issue, well in fact, useless tags are... useless.. (multiple genre/artist/album tags, encoder name tags, ...)
I'm using X5 since 2 months and no crash at all/freeze.
Jun 9, 2014
Rambonobo
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Jun 5, 2014
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Ok people, I purchased one of these things in the last drop, and I've added a 32gb card. There are some odd situations where perfectly normal MP3 files simply won't play. For those that play everything is fine. This also happens with some FLAC files, but much more rarely. Has anyone noticed anything like this happening? And is there is a fix?
Some more information: 1. I've reset the device and the issue reoccurs on the same audio files. 2. I've tested the MP3 files on both external card and internal memory, and it is an issue that is related to the audio file. 3. It occurs mainly when you select an MP3 file, and it goes to the scanning media page, and then jumps out without playing the music.
EDIT: And I have found a fix for this problem. Basically, you have to leave enough room on the main disk for the device to be able to scan the library. I filled the main disk so full that the device wasn't able to scan any further media when I entered the new SD card, and then some of the music wouldn't play. I moved one of the albums from the internal memory to the SD card and then the music would play.
Jun 5, 2014
wild_one
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Jun 6, 2014
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I'm guessing that means it uses internal memory as a scratch pad/swap space. Good thing I consider that internal memory as simply space to put the firmware update.
Jun 6, 2014
Rambonobo
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Jun 8, 2014
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Yes, I've been testing, and basically it seems that it also does something with the album art, so since I had a lot of that, it cached it somewhere.
Other than that, this has been the best portable FLAC player I've ever used. Sounds excellent, and will _now_ play absolutely anything.
Jun 8, 2014
channam
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Jun 4, 2014
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Got one of these, from their site not massdrop. It freezes sometimes, it "forgets" songs on the SD card and you have to rescan the card to get them, the touchscreen is fickle and doesn't do what you want it to do and the UI is okay but not the best (making playlists is weird). FLAC, WAV and other lossless sound AMAZING, especially with good headphones (cough cough AKG 712), it supports so many different file types (even apples hipster ALAC format), the gain switch is amazing, so is the fact that the screen can remain off and you can change songs, and the three separate outputs have yet to fail me. The USB transfer speed is okay (I've been spoiled by 3.0 for awhile) and onboard memory is disappointing (8gb). I saw this and thought I should share my experience, happily frustrated.
Jun 4, 2014
spidum
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Jun 4, 2014
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I am in the same boat as channam. I got a batch 13 from their site a while ago. It has a few quirks. The biggest thing that kind of bugs me is the screen has a low refresh rate, I would say 15fps maybe a little more, sometimes you can see flicker. But overall it is a Fantastic device and I highly recommend it.
Jun 4, 2014
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