Post by John Gatski President/Founder on Oct 4, 2019 5:20:37 GMT -5
Reviewing the IBasso Dx-220 for Everything Audio. The company's flagship Hi-Res player/DAC/HP amp is an incredible performer that combines ergonomic elements of a smart phone, high-end DAC and headphone amp. Utilizing the pristine ESS 9028 Pro DAC chip, and a high-end volume control, the DX-220 sounds as good or better than a number of plug-em-in audiophile DACs. My AKG 702s, Sennheiser 650, KLH Ultimate One and other cans reveal a deep, wide soundstage with smooth, yet,live like dynamics. Throw in the smartphone control of the device for basic streaming of audio apps, such as Tidal, etc, digital and line output and a hearty 7 hour playtime battery, this player may be the best on the market. And I have heard them all, fron the $200 dollar ones to well,over a grand. The DX-220 is the best, so far. $979 seems like a lot, but this is a battery powered audiophile DAC that just so happens to be a great headphone amp. Plug it in your home system. It will still impress you. Stay tuned.
Features 5.0 inch 1080P Sharp Full Screen Corning Glass Two-way Bluetooth 5.0 THD+N:-114dB PCM 32bit/384kHz DSD 64 / 128 / 256 / 512 Dual ES9028PRO DACs Replaceable AMP Card LDAC/aptX 8-core CPU 4G/64G Native DSD512 5 Femtosecond Oscillators XMOS USB Soundcard MQA Android 8.1 Dual System Coaxial/Optical Output Audio Formats Supported: MQA, APE, FLAC,WAV, WMA,AAC, ALAC, AIFF, OGG, MP3, DFF, DSF, DXD, CUE, ISO