iBasso dx160 DAP

Wonder if anyone has heard or got one of these yet. Interested in getting one for all my headphone listening as it covers everything I would want. Would likey sell all my DragonFlys to fund the purchase. I know it’s new but do any Dx150 users run Roon on it? I know for the time being it’s still limited until the Android refresh but I am thinking ahead. How do they compare to others such as M11.

I don’t see what resolutions it supports. Do you? A device such as this would be better than a Dragonfly hanging out of an iPhone when out and about.

Up to DSD256 and supports MQA, which is why I am interested as at this price point little supports MQA.

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I prefer the convenience of my phone and good wireless and noise cancelling headphones like the Dali IO-6. I’m not a fan of IEM’s. :headphones:

Have you considered the HiBy R5? similar to the iBasso but with the play store integrated.

I’m considering getting one purely for streaming nugs and livephish.

It does not do MQA yet and is more expensive. This one covers all my bases for a price I am happy with.

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OK, this sounds dumb, but I don’t know much about a DAP. Can you download songs and albums directly from Tidal and Qobuz that you haven’t purchased or is it only for songs and albums that you have purchased?

Both services allow for offline playback in their respective apps of streaming content so it downloads encrypted files that can only be played in their applications. Purchases are just normal files in the format you choose to download them and can be played via anything that supports them.


I have recently bought dx160 and run roon on it…

Generally everything fine, but I experience one problem I cannot fix.

If roon is up and at full screen everything is running fine.
If roon is minimized and I do something else, for example I browse qobuz library or browse on chrome, I have cutout while playback. As soon as I minimize it starts with cuts and as soon as I bring it back to full screen it’s fine again.
Starting a song in full screen and going to standby to listen when screen is off, everything fine… No problems while playback.

I cannot figure out what’s the issue. Reinstallation of roon just solve the problem for the first 5 minutes. Then it happens again…

2nd problem: song stops without any motivation. This happens randomly and cannot reproduced intentionally… I’m not sure, but I think this happens either when screen is on but also when screen is off…

Actually im a little unhappy…

Roon is not reliable for playback on Android currently, they are working on a full refresh to bring it up to speed. This happens on phones and tablets to so would not expect it to be any different currently on an Android based DAP. I’m looking at the DAP for portable use and when this update happens for Roon at home.

Disable app optimisation for Roon: phone settings, applications, three dot menu‚ special access, optimize battery usage. It may help.

Thanks for this… I will give it a try…

Yes… That was my intention too… Looking forward for such an update… One point more; physical buttons also don’t work in standby listening.

For mobile use I use poweramp which works perfekt. In fact this this the best dap I had so far overall (physical appearance, battery life, app possibilities) soundwise I cannot say too much as I got it 4 days ago. But what I heard so far is very satisfying

Previous daps I owned
Fiio x7II

What I miss is a second sd slot, as I have a tendency to carry too much of my digital files…

Update on this… No difference… But thanks for the hint…