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post #12061 of 12799

I personally prefer 1.4.2 and I have used it since it launched. I like the warm sounding so I go for 1.4.2. I didn't put any album in my internal storage. All my albums are in external storage 64GB. I used SanDisk Extreme® microSDHC™/microSDXC™ UHS-I Card. This card is much faster than SanDisk Ultra® microSDXC™ UHS-I. Hope this help.

post #12062 of 12799
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Originally Posted by gamefreak054 View Post
 

Hello:

 

I just won one of these off ebay. I have not received it yet but which is the best firmware user interface wise the newest 1.2.7 or the 1.4.2? One of these posts said the UI is snappier but I could not find another one stating it. Also I read1.4.2 was warmer but I was wondering does it still carry over most of the characteristics of the 1.2.7 firmware? I was also wondering how long it takes for the media scanning to recognize everything after loading a lot of music? I read in the faq that it takes longer than people realize and it frustrates them. Thanks for any help I am just deciding what firmware I should load on it right away and if I should load the majority of my library right away or a few of my favorite albums to test it out. 

 

Based on UI, 1.4.2 is snappier, relatively faster media scanning vs 1.2.7

 

Based on SQ, it's true that 1.4.2 is warmer (SR71-ish) and has relatively smaller sound-stage and a little treble roll-off. It was said it has a "mature" sound or similar to a Wolfson..

1.2.7 is more open and airy. Depends on what you like. I personally prefer the 1.2.7. UI can be improved by rooting and freezing apps/services. Try both then decide.

 

Haven't tried the extreme microSD, but the initial scanning runs for 15-20min. 

post #12063 of 12799
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Originally Posted by gamefreak054 View Post
 

Hello:

 

I just won one of these off ebay. I have not received it yet but which is the best firmware user interface wise the newest 1.2.7 or the 1.4.2? One of these posts said the UI is snappier but I could not find another one stating it. Also I read1.4.2 was warmer but I was wondering does it still carry over most of the characteristics of the 1.2.7 firmware? I was also wondering how long it takes for the media scanning to recognize everything after loading a lot of music? I read in the faq that it takes longer than people realize and it frustrates them. Thanks for any help I am just deciding what firmware I should load on it right away and if I should load the majority of my library right away or a few of my favorite albums to test it out. 

 

I would recommend 1.4.2 - its more stable and less frustrating than earlier firmwares. There may some minimal changes in sound signature, but they are minimal and whether you can really tell will depend on your headphone\earphones, experience and hearing.

 

I would suggest that you do a factory reset when you get the DX100 and update the firmware without music\SD card. Connect to Internet via Wireless and download a Task Killer - you can then set it to kill various apps at set intervals. I have mine set to kill the useless addons when the screen goes off.

Add music to the internal memory and leave it about 5 mins to scan and up date the database. Once it all seems stable, then insert your SD card and allow another 5 mins for that to full catalogue too.

 

I would also make sure your TAGs are clean, especially if you are coming from Apple\itunes.

 

Oh and one last thing....carry a paperclip with you, for those rare occasions it may lock up.

 

I have had mine for a while now and following the above, I have had pretty much trouble free listening since 1.4.2.

post #12064 of 12799

Great thanks for the help. I will probably stick with 1.4.2 for a while for being a smaller hassle then I may try 1.2.7 later. As 1.2.7 sounds like a better signature to me. As for tagging, I went back and converted my entire itunes library to FLAC and tagged them from there. I did read on the FAQ that it was recommended not to FLAC tagging for some reason. Is it not as clean or something?

post #12065 of 12799
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Originally Posted by gamefreak054 View Post
 

Hello:

 

I just won one of these off ebay. I have not received it yet but which is the best firmware user interface wise the newest 1.2.7 or the 1.4.2? One of these posts said the UI is snappier but I could not find another one stating it. Also I read1.4.2 was warmer but I was wondering does it still carry over most of the characteristics of the 1.2.7 firmware? I was also wondering how long it takes for the media scanning to recognize everything after loading a lot of music? I read in the faq that it takes longer than people realize and it frustrates them. Thanks for any help I am just deciding what firmware I should load on it right away and if I should load the majority of my library right away or a few of my favorite albums to test it out. 

What did you end up paying?

post #12066 of 12799

$580 shipped, I thought it was a good deal since the seller is American and they go from $600-$650 on here (from past listings I found).


Edited by gamefreak054 - 9/15/13 at 2:52pm
post #12067 of 12799

Rats, I dropped something on mine and the screen protector took a nick (next to the play button). The stupid thing is for the life of me I can't get the screen protector off. I'd be quite happy for it to be 'naked'.

post #12068 of 12799
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I have never used a screen protector and my screen is like new. Been to China and back with me and all over the west coast of the US and now in Alaska. Getting a real workout and no problems.  

post #12069 of 12799
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I have never used a screen protector and my screen is like new. Been to China and back with me and all over the west coast of the US and now in Alaska. Getting a real workout and no problems.  

 

So you peeled the included screen protector off? I would never have used my unit without one. I even just left the extra coating on their for longevity purposes. Then when that got all ghetto-looking I simply peeled off the extra film and still had a brand new screen protector :P.

post #12070 of 12799
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So you peeled the included screen protector off? I would never have used my unit without one. I even just left the extra coating on their for longevity purposes. Then when that got all ghetto-looking I simply peeled off the extra film and still had a brand new screen protector :P.

 

I never used it. 

post #12071 of 12799

You're brave :P. So you peeled it off then? To my knowledge 1 always came preinstalled on the DX100. The first lining you peel off is the protective cover for the screen protector itself..

post #12072 of 12799
Can anyone suggest a stick on protector for the protective cover which protects the screen protector?

Preferably of audiophile quality.
post #12073 of 12799

Just order the covers from Hibino and don't take off the sheathing from it. That's what I did for my replacement DX100. That way it's like having 2 screen protectors on it. When the top protector gets warn you can simply peel it off and have a brand new screen protector under it.

 

The extra protectors I ordered I simply sold off later and used 1 from the set to put a new protector on the DX100 before selling it.

post #12074 of 12799
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Originally Posted by Pudu View Post

Can anyone suggest a stick on protector for the protective cover which protects the screen protector?

Preferably of audiophile quality.

Perhaps you would like to consider Matte/Anti-glare screen protectors for smartphones? I bought an iPhone 5 screen protector and cut it to fit the AK120's screen.

 

Planning to do the same for my DX100 when it returns from RMA, though I would probably be using a bigger screen protector meant for Samsung Note etc.

 

It doesn't affect the touch-screen and it is very resistant to fingerprints and the Sun's glare.

post #12075 of 12799

Just got my DX100. I listened to Phil Collins Take Me Home (a song he had already pre-loaded) and it sounds pretty good. Sadly I do not have a good ear for that music and it was a 320kbps MP3. Right now I am taking off his music and uploading mine. Sadly I cannot spend too much time for it as I have to head off to class. I have a feeling I will be a little late though :wink_face:

 

The only negative I have so far is that the amp is a little weak for the Mad Dogs but it does power them at a very listenable level.


Edited by gamefreak054 - 9/18/13 at 10:41am
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