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post #196 of 211
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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 211
is dolby hp same as stereo widening or better
post #198 of 211
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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 211
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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 211
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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.
post #201 of 211
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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
post #202 of 211
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By the way nice to see another kiwi around NZtechfreak 

 

Indeed!

 

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post #203 of 211
got 808 today best headphone out ive ever heard much much louder than stock unmodded n8.sounds wider aswel
post #204 of 211

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 211

popcorn.gif sorry, late adapter here biggrin.gif

post #206 of 211

My Nokia N8 + FiiO E11 sounds amazing!:D

post #207 of 211

No new posts for a long time! But i still own a Nokia N8 and i'm interesting in getting a DAC/AMP for it to listen to my flac's. I confirmed that the e07k works. But i might go a little further for the e18 or e17k. Both of them work? I´m more interested on the e17k because i think its more of the size of the phone and its easier to connect to pc too. Can someone give some insight about this 2 dac/amp? Btw i'm using HD598 and i love them, they just a need a little push on the bass from EQ.

post #208 of 211
Hi,

After a long time of inactivity here I'd like to ask a question.

I got a free N8 after losing my old phone and appreciate it more and more. Very sturdy high-quality product made in Finland with a good camera which I used mainly as a GPS unit for cycling abroad. I learned some facts about its merits as a music player/server, too and am planning to make it the heart of my audio system at my new house on the Philippines where I spend every winter. My travelling HP is an old Sony CD-777 with 63 Ohm impedance.

I consider buying the FiiO Q1, an arguably excellent budget DAC/HP-amp which I plan to connect to the N8 via the USB-adapter CA-157. That should activate the DAC-section of the Q1 right? So it would be N8 > Q1 > DIY Ortophonic tube preamp > Musical Fidelity 50W class A monoblocs > JBL studio monitor speakers (with an active sub option for later).

What do you reckon? Any possible shortcomings/pitfalls? Thanks for your comments and best regards,

Jörg.
Edited by yawg - 5/21/16 at 8:18am
post #209 of 211

Hi Jörg, I've tried using a FiiO E10 but failed. Let me know if the Q1 will work. Another way is to connect it via HDMI (check HDMI deembedder) to get the digital/line out.

I've passed on my N8 to my eldest and have been using iphone ever since. I'm still interested though. Planning on using it as Spotify->FM transmitter in the car when we replace it with another smart phone, my son needs more apps nowadays :P

 

Moises

Philippines =)

post #210 of 211
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Originally Posted by dogears View Post
 

Hi Jörg, I've tried using a FiiO E10 but failed. Let me know if the Q1 will work. Another way is to connect it via HDMI (check HDMI deembedder) to get the digital/line out.

I've passed on my N8 to my eldest and have been using iphone ever since. I'm still interested though. Planning on using it as Spotify->FM transmitter in the car when we replace it with another smart phone, my son needs more apps nowadays :P

 

Moises

Philippines =)

Hi Moises,

 

I can't try the Q1 with my N8 because the only dealer is in Amsterdam, too far from my home. I'm looking at the successor of the E7 now, the E07k. Some posts earlier someone told us its DAC works with the N8, too. But I'll have to check again to make sure it's not just hearsay ...

 

Where in the Phils are you? I will be back on Mindanao in December.

 

All the best, Jörg.

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