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Originally Posted by JustinGN View Post

Been tinkering with the E1 here, and I've run into my first issue.  For whatever reason, the FWUpdateEndUser.exe program refuses to start, and I can't update the firmware.  Killing the process in Task Manager does -nothing-, mandating a reboot to give myself another shot at things.  Following the PDF guide to install their C-Media drivers over the USB Composite device did absolutely nothing either, and compatibility mode is rubbish as well!

Running up-to-date W7 x64. Checking event viewer now, but any ideas in the interim?  I recall reading about a USB selector mode that tells the E1 to operate at USB 1.1 or USB 2.0 for audio, but I can't find it again for the life of me, and I'm wondering if that may help matters.

FWIW, I did get the MCU upgraded.  Now I just need the Firmware done.
Did you check the log of your security software? Try to disable or exit those security software on your computer and try again. Also use an USB 2.0 not 3.0 port or another 2.0 port. Hope this works for you.
post #1532 of 3068
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Did you check the log of your security software? Try to disable or exit those security software on your computer and try again. Also use an USB 2.0 not 3.0 port or another 2.0 port. Hope this works for you.

 

No USB 3.0 ports

Software doesn't close, even taskkill and process explorer can't kill the process. A reboot is required to try again.

Security/AV software wasn't causing an issue.

 

The issue was (apparently) my Dell U2410 Monitor (first revision).  When I unplugged it from the same USB host controller as my ASUS E1, it magically was able to update the firmware just fine.  I still get crackle and pop on a 24/176.2 file though, so I'm still trying to hunt down that alleged USB 1.1/USB 2.0 switch to see if that can fix it.

 

In the interim, now that it's updated? It's making my HD 800s sing. Listening to Electronica and Pop brings out that full bodied sound I was missing on the Fiio E9/E17.  Oh bass, how I missed thee.

post #1533 of 3068
These look like mini cat eyes now.



Tim
Edited by cssarrow - 2/14/13 at 11:25pm
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Another GREAT review that states that the jumper do exist, but did they check it?

http://soundnews.ro/2013/02/13/asus-xonar-essence-one-muses-edition-review-english-version/

Anybody can spot any difference? other than the pcb being black?


Edited by turokrocks - 2/15/13 at 4:41am
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Another review that states that the jumper do exist, but did they check it?

http://soundnews.ro/2013/02/13/asus-xonar-essence-one-muses-edition-review-english-version/

Anybody can spot any difference? other than the pcb being black?

That sucks man I was considering selling my standard edition for the muses, mainly for that gain switch because my TH900s are so efficient 9 oclock is max for me. so after your experience I think I will go for another dac unfortunately, plus I need true balanced xlr out

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That sucks man I was considering selling my standard edition for the muses, mainly for that gain switch because my TH900s are so efficient 9 oclock is max for me. so after your experience I think I will go for another dac unfortunately, plus I need true balanced xlr out

Yep, big time.

The only reason I got this (other than the Muses) is this switch.

I really feel let down by ASUS, and it sucks when you pay premium, but Asus will fix this in the best/most appropriate matter, as we are not talking about a small company, but one of the biggest and best companies in PC hardware, with lots of innovation.


Edited by turokrocks - 2/15/13 at 5:19am
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Originally Posted by turokrocks View Post

Yep, big time.

The only reason I got this (other than the Muses) is this switch.

I really feel let down by ASUS, and it sucks when you pay premium, but Asus will fix this is the best/most appropriate matter, as we are not talking about a small company, but one of the biggest and best companies in PC hardware, with lots of innovation.


Absolutely man, I've always been a big fan of asus, however my 6 month old rog rampage 4 motherboard died 3 weeks ago and they have not replaced it yet, and now your story, hmm not such a big fan after allconfused_face_2.gif

 

PS: are you sure their muses..........Jokes :)


Edited by Gandah - 2/15/13 at 5:17am
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Actually I'm not jumping to any conclusions but who did you buy the muses edition through, and has asus ask you for the S/N?

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Actually I'm not jumping to any conclusions but who did you buy the muses edition through, and has asus ask you for the S/N?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/181071415528?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649

 

They are closed for CNY until the 17th of this month.

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Originally Posted by Gandah View Post

That sucks man I was considering selling my standard edition for the muses, mainly for that gain switch because my TH900s are so efficient 9 oclock is max for me. so after your experience I think I will go for another dac unfortunately, plus I need true balanced xlr out

According to asus the xlr outputs on the one are true balanced.

post #1541 of 3068
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Originally Posted by Whit3Rav3n View Post

According to asus the xlr outputs on the one are true balanced.


think it has to be duel mono to be true balanced. however Im not 100% sure. just going from what i have read

post #1542 of 3068

I also heard from ASUS that the XLR are fully balanced.

 

Tim

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post #1544 of 3068
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Originally Posted by turokrocks View Post

Another GREAT review that states that the jumper do exist, but did they check it?

http://soundnews.ro/2013/02/13/asus-xonar-essence-one-muses-edition-review-english-version/

Anybody can spot any difference? other than the pcb being black?

my new base version E1's pcb is also black in color.... which makes it no diff from yours...redface.gif

post #1545 of 3068
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Originally Posted by acidic View Post

my new base version E1's pcb is also black in color.... which makes it no diff from yours...redface.gif

...and the Muses do not make that big difference, so your OK....biggrin.gif.

 

P.S: I can confirm that the sound is getting better, and I can assure you guys, that this DAC/amp is one one the most comfortable I ever used, no fatigue what so ever even after hours of listing.

 

I am loving it more and more.....and I don't know how I will  bare shipping it back...frown.gif, as everything else sounds "Dull" now as to Soulless.

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