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post #136 of 671

I wish someone could tell me if it works with an iPad camera connection kit?

post #137 of 671

Please help me...it's not working with any of my laptops. I've already downloaded the driver from ibasso website, and rebooted twice. Still no good triportsad.gif triportsad.gif

post #138 of 671

You have to select your new audio device in the control panel under audio section.

 

After that your player will use it by default.
 

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Please help me...it's not working with any of my laptops. I've already downloaded the driver from ibasso website, and rebooted twice. Still no good triportsad.gif triportsad.gif



 

post #139 of 671
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Originally Posted by Nick01 View Post

Please help me...it's not working with any of my laptops. I've already downloaded the driver from ibasso website, and rebooted twice. Still no good triportsad.gif triportsad.gif



you need to give more info than just not working.

 

do the computer recognize the device?

post #140 of 671

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Originally Posted by Migou67 View Post

You have to select your new audio device in the control panel under audio section.

 

After that your player will use it by default.
 



Got it. Thank you. 

post #141 of 671

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Originally Posted by IndieScent View Post

you need to give more info than just not working.

 

do the computer recognize the device?


Yes, but sound still came out of the laptop. Anyway, it's fixed now. Thanks beyersmile.png

 

post #142 of 671

Have some one tried to play 24/192 FLAC files, I'm experiencing some short little sound, just a fast "tic" that occur several times at the begining of the song or in quieter transition. Is not constant but annoying. Maybe that my old PC, but the CPU load is very low. 24/96 files play just perfectly.

post #143 of 671
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Originally Posted by Migou67 View Post

Have some one tried to play 24/192 FLAC files, I'm experiencing some short little sound, just a fast "tic" that occur several times at the begining of the song or in quieter transition. Is not constant but annoying. Maybe that my old PC, but the CPU load is very low. 24/96 files play just perfectly.

My D7 plays 24/192 Flac files just fine. I am using a Linux-based computer (Ubuntu 10.04 OS) I hear no artifacts such as you describe.
Edited by HiFlight - 1/30/12 at 8:35am
post #144 of 671

I'm using a Fedora Core 15 KDE, I have try with Xine and GStreamer framework under Amarok with Phonon backend, VLC have the same problem. Maybe some thing wrong with the USB on this 4 years old laptop, I can not use my Maverick D1 on this PC, to many hiss with the USB, but with de D7 nada :)

I will check in the bios this evening and try another port and if the problem presist I will try in another PC.I think is time to change it, many thanks for your help.

post #145 of 671

Problem solved, but I'm not sure of the source,  I have disable "USB Legacy" support and "USB Sleep & Power" in BIOS. Under Fedora 15 you have Alsa and Pulseaudio installed, Amarok is using Pulseaudio with a plugin to alsa (alsa-plugins-pulseaudio-1.0.24-2.fc15.i686). Now I'm use Audacious player because you can choice which architecture you want to use. The sound with ALSA is much better and no more problem in 24/192 :)

post #146 of 671

Migou67 how do you compare D7 to your desktop rig  Maverick Audio TubeMagic A1 AMP + D1 DAC ? Not in terms of sound flavor but in terms of overall SQ, sound stage, presentation, detail, etc. Of course I know that D1  - A1 combo costs 400$ but am curious about D7 in comparison. To me it seems that D7 hits far beyond its price point. Hope there is a good sense to start audiophile career with D7 for desktop part.

post #147 of 671

I'm not an expert and my english is so so :) but for me the D7 is much better than the D1 alone and much more functional, (he have to be compared with the D2) the DAC is better than the one in the D1, the amp also and you can select the gain. But I'm using the D7 with the A1 and the sound is more better than the D7 alone with my HD650. The D7 alone with my studio monitor (Beringher B2031A) directly connected is juste amazing ! Is better to start with the D7 without a doubt and with IEM it shine :)


Edited by Migou67 - 1/30/12 at 1:44pm
post #148 of 671
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Originally Posted by TiEx View Post

Migou67 how do you compare D7 to your desktop rig  Maverick Audio TubeMagic A1 AMP + D1 DAC ? Not in terms of sound flavor but in terms of overall SQ, sound stage, presentation, detail, etc. Of course I know that D1  - A1 combo costs 400$ but am curious about D7 in comparison. To me it seems that D7 hits far beyond its price point. Hope there is a good sense to start audiophile career with D7 for desktop part.



The Maverick D1, when used solely as a DAC, is better (subjectively) than the D7. Regarding the headphone out of the D1, after opamp rolling (which costs less than USD10), it is able to drive difficult to drive cans with greater authority and great sound. However, it does not do well with IEMs due to noise.

 

If you take out A1 out of the equation (which makes it Maverick D1 vs iBasso D7), both have their own strength and weakness. The ultimate choice will have to be the headphones you are using them with. For IEMs, I see no further than D7. For full size headphones, it has got to be a case by case basis.

post #149 of 671

Hi there, I am looking for a dac+amp for my sony ex1000 that will connect to my laptop. I already own fiio e7. Would D7 make a whole lot of difference with my IEM.

As EX1000 is quite neutral and bright, would the pairing be good? I dont want them to sound sterile.


Edited by mukulymn - 1/30/12 at 6:13pm
post #150 of 671
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Originally Posted by mukulymn View Post

Hi there, I am looking for a dac+amp for my sony ex1000 that will connect to my laptop. I already own fiio e7. Would D7 make a whole lot of difference with my IEM.

As EX1000 is quite neutral and bright, would the pairing be good? I dont want them to sound sterile.


You won't be disappointed by the D7. It is not an analytical and sterile/cold sounding equipment.

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