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post #1471 of 12525

I've never enabled wifi to download aps from the android market with my android device.....

post #1472 of 12525

You don't need wifi to install android apps.  There's a file browser on the DX100.  You can just load the app files from your computer onto its memory or memory card.  Then just locate them in the DX100 file browser and open them to install.  No Android market required.

 

I love how the smallest details make people completely question whether the DX100 is worth owning.  I guess without hearing it first it's easy to overlook that it's the best sounding portable setup I've heard and is like having a desktop system that you can stick in a coat pocket and walk around with.

post #1473 of 12525

So... is the preorder closed for the 3rd batch? I tried to order the DX100, ran into the huge shipping charge "feature" Ibasso implemented to keep people from ordering frown.gif

 

Edit: Just read the text on Ibasso's site... Time to camp out and wait for them to open the third batch of orders.


Edited by Sorensiim - 3/3/12 at 8:50am
post #1474 of 12525

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Originally Posted by scootermafia View Post

 

I love how the smallest details make people completely question whether the DX100 is worth owning. 



 

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Originally Posted by scootermafia View Post

You don't need wifi to install android apps.  There's a file browser on the DX100.  You can just load the app files from your computer onto its memory or memory card.  Then just locate them in the DX100 file browser and open them to install.  No Android market required.

 

I love how the smallest details make people completely question whether the DX100 is worth owning.  I guess without hearing it first it's easy to overlook that it's the best sounding portable setup I've heard and is like having a desktop system that you can stick in a coat pocket and walk around with.


Fine, so I can side-load it over USB. But I still don't get how I download to my computer in the first place.

 

I agree this is a trivial detail, and is definitely not putting me off my enthusiasm of soon owning one of the best if not the best sounding DAP around.

post #1476 of 12525

Good sir, I am a computer repairman my my job while I go to school for computer science and the fact is, if you really don't want these wireless things near you, you would have to be under a rock. The fact is, even without you using anything, their are radio waves, microwaves, infrared, and more that are constantly hitting you. The cell phone thing is understandable as many people don't like putting something broadcasting a signal to the side of their head.

 

Anyways, to help you keep with what you are doing, i would suggest turning that wireless access point on to wireless B. With this, the wave it gives off will have died after about 20 feet or so, in direct line of sight. I would hope this is something that sounds better to you. Also, you can use market.android.com to buy your apps and then check for updates, so you know when to turn on your wifi and everything will happen as fast as it can so you don't have the wireless on for more than necessary. Infact, the new market has a setting to make all apps download updates automatically when connected to wifi. you could leave the DX100 in the room with wifi turned on and then go ahead and turn on the wireless remotely and it would handle everything.



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I'm interested in that plug-in then. Where can I find more information on this? All I want as app is PowerAmp to have gap-less playback on the DX100. I should have looked into this before pre-ordering the DX100... I only started finding out after trying to download it while it was on sale. I don't care about how much it costs really, I just don't want to use wireless. Maybe I should contact the PowerAmp developer directly?

The Android developers really should provide an alternative for those who don't care about wireless. I know it all started as a platform for smart-phones, which are wireless devices by design, but I don't use any cell or DECT phone, wireless keyboards or mice any more. I have read enough research for the past half-decade to decide for myself to not use wireless at all any more.

The broadband modem/router at my town house has WiFi, and I could switch it on temporarily for this one deed, but what if I ever want to install other apps, or update as you pointed out? This is very unsatisfactory in the long run.

Edit: Google's my friend, & I'm busy finding info on this Chrome APK Downloader Plugin...

Edit 2: Well, it doesn't work with paid apps and updates... I'm getting the feeling Android isn't for me at all. Not in its current wireless-bound form. I'll try contacting the PowerAmp developer directly, to see if we can work something out.

Edit 3: Erm, I haven't found any contact details on the PowerAmp site, how do I get in touch with Maxim Petrov?!

Edit 4: Oh what a hassle... I don't want this ruining my enthusiasm for the DX100 and shall switch WiFi on my modem/router on briefly when receiving it.



 

post #1477 of 12525
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Fine, so I can side-load it over USB. But I still don't get how I download to my computer in the first place.

 

I agree this is a trivial detail, and is definitely not putting me off my enthusiasm of soon owning one of the best if not the best sounding DAP around.


 

I don't get your opposition to turning on wifi, or how you think you could have gotten apps any other way?  Magic?

post #1478 of 12525

Well, some people don't have/need wireless routers, and you can't exactly plugin a cat5 into the DX100 now can you.
 

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I don't get your opposition to turning on wifi, or how you think you could have gotten apps any other way?  Magic?



 

post #1479 of 12525
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Originally Posted by strannik View Post

Well, some people don't have/need wireless routers, and you can't exactly plugin a cat5 into the DX100 now can you.
 



 



No, but the post implied that there was the expectation of some other way, and I just don't get what other way you might think would work. And he said he's got wifi. And ****, tons of places let you use their wifi for free.

post #1480 of 12525

Anyone who changes their mind about the DX100, and needs WiFi, let me be the first to say I'll be happy to swap you a WiFi router for your DX100 biggrin.gif

post #1481 of 12525

This is a little off topic but I want to know has anyone compared the Epihany O2 and the JDS Labs O2.  Is one better than the other or are they pretty much the same since they use the same blue print.

post #1482 of 12525
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Originally Posted by kenman345 View Post

Good sir, I am a computer repairman my my job while I go to school for computer science and the fact is, if you really don't want these wireless things near you, you would have to be under a rock. The fact is, even without you using anything, their are radio waves, microwaves, infrared, and more that are constantly hitting you. The cell phone thing is understandable as many people don't like putting something broadcasting a signal to the side of their head.

 

Anyway, to help you keep with what you are doing, I would suggest turning that wireless access point on to wireless B. With this, the wave it gives off will have died after about 20 feet or so, in direct line of sight. I would hope this is something that sounds better to you. Also, you can use market.android.com to buy your apps and then check for updates, so you know when to turn on your wifi and everything will happen as fast as it can so you don't have the wireless on for more than necessary. In fact, the new market has a setting to make all apps download updates automatically when connected to wifi. You could leave the DX100 in the room with wifi turned on and then go ahead and turn on the wireless remotely and it would handle everything.



 


I'm very well aware that without me using anything I'm still surrounded by the electromagnetic smog that all these wireless things create. That doesn't mean I don't want to address the issue on my level, how drop-in-the-ocean that may be.

And I build, maintain & repair computers, install communication networks myself. Just not wireless networks. In fact I get asked by people who no longer want to add to the electromagnetic smog to even swap their DECT wireless land-line phones for high quality wired ones. I also upgrade electricity networks with shielded phase cable or full shielding for those who even wish to reduce the small electromagnetic fields that electricity networks create. Guess what, the latter is also beneficial to Hi-Fi set-ups!

post #1483 of 12525

Ok, I've done this so nobody else has to.  Don't try this at home.  I put a few scratches on my DX100 doing it, although it had a few to begin with.  Aluminum and magnesium cases may seem "tough" but in actuality they scratch and gouge just about as readily as anything else.  

 

To take apart the DX100 you pop off the 4 T5 torx screws, 2 on the front end and 2 on the back end.  Then you have to insert something between the top case and bottom case (do NOT use a metal screwdriver, hint hint) and twist to start the case opening.  It's not as hard to open as an iPod, it doesn't have those super-grippy tabs, but it doesn't exactly come apart readily.  I really wish iBasso had given it a case that just easily pops open, but they didn't (hint, hint).  Once you make a lap around the case with your opening tool nudging it open gradually, the back will pop off.  It's a rather hefty piece and has the battery attached to it.  The battery will be a pretty easy replacement as it just plugs in with a little molex connector into the board, although opening the DX100 without scratching it badly will prove a challenge for most, if not all.

 

Inside there's a couple boards stacked on top of each other.  There are a lot of sideways capacitors lurking in there, they appear to be the black & gold Panasonic variety.  There is a wifi antenna stuck to the back of the board.  I'm not going to open it any more than this since I really don't know what the next step is, there isn't an obvious method of detaching the main board from the board below that. There's also an emi shield covering the back which I'm guessing would void my warranty even more if I messed with it.  iBasso are my bros, so they better honor my warranty or at least give me a good deal on my repair if the DX100 goes south and they can tell I've cracked it open.  

 

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And a post-script:  This does take away some of the DX100 mystique.  I've been wondering for weeks why it sounds so good.  Inside it's just silicon, caps, opamps, and the usual...it's the design that matters.  Whatever iBasso did, they made some really good choices, but it's not magic.  Hopefully they can use the DX100 as a starting point to make their future products even better than their already solid lineup.

Edited by scootermafia - 3/3/12 at 5:58pm
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The boards come apart ok, you just have to be careful with the ribbon connectors. The case will be easier to open in the future. 

post #1485 of 12525
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Originally Posted by scootermafia View Post

...And a post-script:  This does take away some of the DX100 mystique.  I've been wondering for weeks why it sounds so good.  Inside it's just silicon, caps, opamps, and the usual...it's the design that matters.  Whatever iBasso did, they made some really good choices, but it's not magic.  Hopefully they can use the DX100 as a starting point to make their future products even better than their already solid lineup.


No man, the mists of Euterpe leaked out when you cracked it open. That's what the torx screws were trying so hard to keep in... Ah well.


Thanks for taking one for the team!
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