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post #1186 of 1285
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Originally Posted by ExpatinJapan View Post

Its been a good run but I finally sold my Fostex today.

I recently bought the Hifi-m8 and i am a one device at a time kinda person.

The Fostex hp_p1 is still a great piece of gear.
Hi. I've been reading your evangelical postings on the HP-P1 and now the newly acquired M8. I'd like to buy one of them for use with HD650, LCD2 and mainly for rock, blues. In your opinion which would you recommend and why? And cheeky question, any regrets you didn't keep the HP-P1 and have both? We all need a left hand and a right hand so to speak. Thanks.
post #1187 of 1285
Ah, i have a (generally) one of everything policy.
Saves me having to decide which to use wink.gif

The Fostex is great, cant fault it for what it is.
It produces great sound and is quite portable.

If you want to power those headphones of yours the Hifi-M8 is the one to buy. It has the power needed.
Remember there are 8 different hifi-m8 configurations to choose from, so choose wisely;)

*I would have liked to have kept the Fostex but want to reduce house hold clutter.
post #1188 of 1285
If you want to power those headphones of yours the Hifi-M8 is the one to buy. It has the power needed.
Remember there are 8 different hifi-m8 configurations to choose from, so choose wisely;)

*I would have liked to have kept the Fostex but want to reduce house hold clutter.[/quote]
post #1189 of 1285
Oops. Pressed too soon

I love clutter but it probably makes more sense to go with the younger blonde.
post #1190 of 1285
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Originally Posted by ExpatinJapan View Post

Ah, i have a (generally) one of everything policy.
Saves me having to decide which to use wink.gif

The Fostex is great, cant fault it for what it is.
It produces great sound and is quite portable.

If you want to power those headphones of yours the Hifi-M8 is the one to buy. It has the power needed.
Remember there are 8 different hifi-m8 configurations to choose from, so choose wisely;)

*I would have liked to have kept the Fostex but want to reduce house hold clutter.

 

HP-P1 doesn't have an all rounder amp like the HiFiM8. I would very much like to have a HiFiM8 for my DT1350 monitors, with the tone shaping and no overall power concerns, I think it would be excellent synergy. Only for T5p, I think the HP-P1 will remain ahead in both amp and DAC, I would not like any sort of tone shaping for those headphones, it must come strictly from the qualities of the electronics. 

 

I'll holding off from ordering any amps until the HP-PV has settled into existence.

post #1191 of 1285

Selling (or trading) my made for hpp1 QUSP custom piccolino usb lod.

*Also throw in the case as seen below.

 

PM me.

 

-I will add it to the for sale section eventually.

 

post #1192 of 1285


I'm still very proud of my HP P1. Playing 24bit FLAC on Onkyo HF makes a whole new experience! C'mon Fostex! Bring us fully balance HP P2!
post #1193 of 1285

I'm right there with you. All the new toys that have come out and I am still loving the HP-P1!

 

:beerchug:

post #1194 of 1285
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Originally Posted by Ehr33 View Post



I'm still very proud of my HP P1. Playing 24bit FLAC on Onkyo HF makes a whole new experience! C'mon Fostex! Bring us fully balance HP P2!


Can you listen to "bit perfect" 24-bit files higher than 48kHz using the Onkyo HF program while being output to the HP-P1 (i.e. does the HP-P1 support higher sample rates up to 24/96 or 24/192 if the Onkyo HF program can and/or is outputting the files bit-perfect?)

 

FLAC Player doesn't seem to do it, or downsamples any 24/96 and 24/192 files to 48kHz before being sent out to the HP-P1, but I don't know if that has changed w/ the new iOS7. Still, I dunno... my old iPhone 3GS only supports up to the most recent version of iOS6 (latest ver. before the transition to iOS7 for iPhone 4 models and up.) Thus I'm not sure if I should purchase that "HD Pack" for the Onkyo HF app or not, and just continue to use FLAC Player for now.

post #1195 of 1285
I don't think Apple allow 24bits playback. Beside HP
P1 can only support up to 16bits input. But some says in the CCK forum they able to passthrough bit perfect with the Onkyo HF player.
post #1196 of 1285

Can a Discman with optical out be connected to the HP-P1's optical in?

post #1197 of 1285

I just picked up a Fostex HP-P1 second hand and it turns out the sh*thead I bought it from sent me a defective unit or a defective battery and says tough luck, it must've been the shipping.

 

I get about a song in and then it starts cutting out and the charge symbol flashes intermittently and the music stops.  If I turn the HP-P1 off and back on I get a bit of a "reset" but then it starts again.

 

I thought it was isolated to my iphone 4 which starts vibrating but now it's happening on my ipod classic.

 

Is there a fix, is this an HP-P1 issue or is this a particular problem when the battery runs low?

 

Oddly, it seems to work with the ipod if it's plugged in all the time but not with the iphone4.  With the latter it causes the screen to act erratically and then the little light that shows the connection goes out.

 

ps.. i tried a different lod as well

post #1198 of 1285
Try resetting the iphone by pressing and hold power button and home button simultaneously.
post #1199 of 1285

I did that and even did the 2 stage version to reboot.  No luck.  Plus it's not just on the iphone.  The iphone is definitely worse than the ipod but at least the ipod works when the hpp1 is attached to power.  Maybe an external battery would solve the issue but I'm still pissed.

The guy is on this site but I bought it on another site..

 

I am guessing it's a battery issue or a connection to the battery.

post #1200 of 1285

Fostex has great customer service. Drop them a note with the symptoms and see what they say.

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