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n8 has no hissing my sgs3 hisses badly.the n8 is the best sounding portable device ive ever heard.ive hacked mine and use iextra7 volume boost mod amazing.im wondering if the 808 is as good.ps my voodo sgs1 dosent sound as good as my n8 srs. N91 and n8 sound the bes

 

I preferred the sound of my Voodoo'd SGS to my N8, but the N8 is a very fine sounding phone. The 808 is very close to the same sound as the N8 to my ears, slightly improved if anything.

post #197 of 206
is dolby hp same as stereo widening or better
post #198 of 206
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Originally Posted by zzffnn View Post

^ Thanks so much NZtechfreak. My research revealed the fat32 limitation as well. How fast can N8 read an 1TB drive, if you happen to know? I am guessing around 5 mins? I read somewhere that N8's processor is a <700MHz ARM11, which is not very fast (still workable).

Has any user tried IEMs with N8? Did you hear any hiss or frequency peaks/valleys? Thanks!

I wouldn't say 5mins at all. I did this the other day and it might just have taken 2 minutes to boot up and have me listening to a track off the powered harddrive

post #199 of 206
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I wouldn't say 5mins at all. I did this the other day and it might just have taken 2 minutes to boot up and have me listening to a track off the powered harddrive

 

Thanks for the information, we were both only speculating about what the longest likely time frame would be for indexing.

post #200 of 206
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I wouldn't say 5mins at all. I did this the other day and it might just have taken 2 minutes to boot up and have me listening to a track off the powered harddrive

Thanks for your comment! Yeah I was just speculating.
So your ~2min booting time was with what capacity hard drive filled with how many GBs of content? It would be nice to know as reference. Thanks again.
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Thanks for your comment! Yeah I was just speculating.
So your ~2min booting time was with what capacity hard drive filled with how many GBs of content? It would be nice to know as reference. Thanks again.

1.5TB hard drive and about 1.4TB full. I actually just tested it and had the song running in 53seconds, might make a difference that its a active rather than passive hard-drive (i.e. wall powered not USB powered)

 

By the way nice to see another kiwi around NZtechfreak 


Edited by Venasa - 2/22/13 at 12:13am
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By the way nice to see another kiwi around NZtechfreak 

 

Indeed!

 

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post #203 of 206
got 808 today best headphone out ive ever heard much much louder than stock unmodded n8.sounds wider aswel
post #204 of 206

I last pitched into this thread in November 2011 and who would have thought here I am still using my Nokia N8 as my main music source.

 

I have just stopped using the USB OTG cable via the Fiio D5. Instead I have a cable from the HDMI port to a J-Tech HDMI to spdif deembedder which has coax spdif output which I connect to my Renault's hacked spdif input.

 

The sound seems pretty good to me.  I was happy with the Fiio D5 approach but the HDMI approach seems subjectively to give better stereo separation.

 

Part of the reason I have done this is so I have freed up the USB OTG port to connect up a 1TB hard drive.  This works fine so I have a LOT more music available.

 

What has made this possible is the music player QuasarMX which not only can handle FLAC files etc but also does not seem to be fazed by shuffling through a massive hard drive.  (The native music player cannot do FLAC and will not let you access the external drive through its main interface at all.  You can play tracks from an external hard drive using the native music player only by navigating to the track using the file explorer and then playing each track individually so no shuffle and no playlists.  The otherwise excellent FolderPlay program crashes when trying to scan a big hard drive).

post #205 of 206

popcorn.gif sorry, late adapter here biggrin.gif

post #206 of 206

My Nokia N8 + FiiO E11 sounds amazing!:D

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