iBasso DX200 Digital Audio Player Review

iBasso DX200 Review - earphonia.com

iBasso DX200

£749
iBasso DX200
8.86666666667

Functionality/Sound Signature

9/10

    Build Quality

    9/10

      Value

      9/10

        Pros

        • Extremely good quality price performance ratio (possibly the best between all the DAPS I tried).
        • Very nice customisable options with different Amp Cards options
        • It drives power hungry headphones like no other DAP I have experienced(balanced)

        Cons

        • Leather case quality could be better.
        • Some problems with the screen of first shipped batches
        • Only one microsd card slot present

        Introduction (and disclaimer)

        Being a fan of the iBasso house sound and their DX100 and DX90 models i decided in March to get their newest flagship model,  the DX200. Now after spending and enjoying a few months with it, paired with their AMP1 and also AMP2 cards I decided to make a review for well respected audio review website earphonia.com to share my experience and let others be aware of how nice sounding and versatile this DAP really is.

        I am in no way affiliated with iBasso (as I said mentioned I have bought the DX200 player myself) although I have to be said that the first unit that arrived came with some screen and WiFi problems which were solved quickly by Paul at iBasso who quickly sent me a new unit after the initial defective unit. The new unit works perfect.  

        *Also apologies for the use of mostly manufacturer stock pictures in this review, my camera is being sent for repair currently but was keen to get this review published quickly.

        Specs and Measurements

        iBasso DX200 Review - earphonia.com

        • Dual SABRE ES9028PRO DAC Chips
        • Bit for Bit Playback Support up to 32bit/384 kHz
        • Support of Native DSD up to 512x
        • XMOS USB Receiver with Thesycon USB Audio Driver, Easy to use USB DAC
        • Dual Accusilicon Ultra Low Phase Noise Femtosecond Oscillators
        • 4.2″ IPS Screen (768*1280) with Capacitive Touch Panel, Bonded by OCA
        • Mini Optical Output and Mini Coaxial Output. – 8-core CPU. – 2GB LPDDR3. – 64G of Internal Memory. – 5G WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0
        • Patented User-Exchangeable AMP Card
        • 150-Steps Digital Volume Control
        • Audio Formats Supported: APE, FLAC,WAV, WMA, AAC, ALAC, AIFF, OGG, MP3, DFF, DSF, DXD.
        • Support for M3U Playlist
        • 4400mAh 3.8V Li-Polymer battery (Play time varies depends on volume, music type, and AMP card)
        • Dimension 128.5mm*69mm*19.5mm. Weight 240g

        iBasso DX200 Review - earphonia.com

        Amp 1 Card

        2.5mm Balanced Output:

        • Output voltage 6Vrms
        • Frequency Response: 20Hz-20KHz -0.16dB
        • Signal to Noise Ratio: 125dB
        • Crosstalk: -122dB
        • THD+N: < 0.0002%, -114dB (64Ω@3Vrms)

        3.5mm Single-ended Output:

        • Output voltage 3Vrms
        • Frequency Response: 20Hz-20KHz -0.16dB
        • Signal to Noise Ratio: 122dB
        • Crosstalk: -118dB
        • THD+N: < 0.00032%,-110dB (32Ω@1.8Vrms)

        Lineout:

        • Output voltage 3Vrms
        • Frequency Response: 20Hz-20KHz -0.16dB
        • Signal to Noise Ratio:122dB
        • THD+N: < 0.00025%,-112dB

        Amp 2 Card

        3.5mm Phone out:

        • Max Output: 3.2Vrms
        • Frequency response: 20Hz-20KHz-0.ldB
        • SN: 117dB
        • THD+N:0.00056%,-105dB(32Ω@1.8Vrms),-115dB@3.2V without load.
        • DNR: 117dB
        • Crosstalk: -109dB

        Line out:

        • Frequency Response: 20Hz-20 KHz-0.ldB
        • SN: 118dB
        • THD+N :< 0.00018%, -115dB

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