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post #4576 of 12716

hard drive mm can brake. It cant play 24 bit tracks?
 

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Originally Posted by jamato8 View Post

In my opinion the iRiver H120 series is one of the best DAP ever produced and I really like the toggle remote, which is hard to find but I have two. But, it doesn't have the power nor the bloom to the sound of the DX100. It just doesn't compete. While the power is enough for most phones, you don't have the headroom of the DX100 and shear authority to the sound. 



 

post #4577 of 12716


Numbers!

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Originally Posted by Girls Generation View Post

Who wants to buy my DX100 :P $750 + shipping

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Originally Posted by bmiamihk View Post

$350

 


Edited by kenman345 - 4/12/12 at 10:20pm
post #4578 of 12716

The iRiver has many good features but this - 20mW per channel at 16 ohms will mean a portable amp will be needed hence a big reason why the DX100 is what it is. meaning Right now that the DX100 is out no one would be choosing this iRiver.
 

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Originally Posted by jamato8 View Post

In my opinion the iRiver H120 series is one of the best DAP ever produced and I really like the toggle remote, which is hard to find but I have two. But, it doesn't have the power nor the bloom to the sound of the DX100. It just doesn't compete. While the power is enough for most phones, you don't have the headroom of the DX100 and shear authority to the sound. 



 

post #4579 of 12716

Alright, I've had my DX100 for 5 days now, some observations from the usage that I want to see if others can confirm is the same for them.

 

1.   Only MP3 tags can be read, FLAC/ALAC etc can be played but the tags are ignore and it uses folder name for the album name and the filename for the track name etc.

2.   Clicks/pops etc when you turn on the player, turn on/off the screen are normal.

3.   Clicks/pops when you play songs are not normal and I only get these after I have installed any apps that access the memory for whatever reason even if I close them eg launcher ex or super manager etc.  The pops/clicks disappear once I uninstall them and reboot the DX100.  Right now I turn off WIFI, syncing, bluetooth etc and only have 2 apps installed, APK to be able to kill any processes and the album cover app to put covers for my FLAC/ALAC files.

      I have seen mention of using Launcher Ex and locking all apps but this never worked to prevent cracks/pops and any 3rd party apps that access the file system will cause these cracks/pops as I play my songs so I resorted to just not installing them in the 1st place.

4.   With no music playing and the screen turned off, I can hear cracks/pops every min or so as it sounds like the audio output is tuned on/off every now and then.  I see the same thing when using my Sony WM-Z1070 android player so maybe is an Android thing.

5.   Tracks will be played randomly no matter how I play them from albums etc after rebooting the DX100, it works normally after that if I go back in and select an album again.

 

post #4580 of 12716

I still don't like the fact that I have to hold the DX100 in my hand to add songs to the playlist or skip to the next song though. With the iRiver rig, I just have to the remote clipped to my bag strap and I can add songs and skip songs really easily. I can also swap dacs whenever I want for different flavours.

 

If Ibasso comes up with a portable 12v sabre chip dac that has a optical input, I'd ditch the DX100 in a heartbeat.
 

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Originally Posted by bmiamihk View Post

The iRiver has many good features but this - 20mW per channel at 16 ohms will mean a portable amp will be needed hence a big reason why the DX100 is what it is. meaning Right now that the DX100 is out no one would be choosing this iRiver.
 



 



 


Edited by flu_fighter - 4/12/12 at 11:33pm
post #4581 of 12716

 

Rooting and optimizing the DX100

 

First I'll have to warn you: If you root the DX100 you'll be able to turn your excellent DAP into an $829 paperweight. Yes, this could happen with one wrong push of a button.

 

 

Warning: Proceed at your own risk! (Click to show)

 

You need to install the Gingerbreak APK. Install the app, open it, read the instructions carefully and let it do its thing. When mine was finished, the DX100 shut down and I had to use the reset button (tricky to hit, that thing is!) to bring it back to life. After that, I had root access on my DX100. Once you have that, update SuperUser from the Play store and install the full (=Paid) version of Titanium Backup. This will allow you to "freeze" apps, so that they disappear completely, as far as the OS is concerned, but can be easily re-enabled from within Titanium Backup. But here's the tricky bit: Freeze the wrong service and you might not be able to access TB again to unfreeze. This is where you might brick your DAP if you're not careful ONLY to freeze apps that you are absolutely certain about. Make sure you install another launcher - I prefer AWB to Go Launcher as I find Go to be a little bloated with stuff and gadgets I don't need on my DAP. The launcher is your entire user interface, it's the steering wheel, pedals and gear knob. You'll want to have one.

 

I assume no responsibility for this. If you break your DX100, it's not my fault. 

 

Right, you have been warned. The apk is here: Http://www.sorensiim.dk/stuff/files/GingerBreak-v1.20.apk

 

First: Do a full backup in Titanium Backup

 

Stuff I have frozen and/or uninstalled using TB:

Launcher (Danger, Will Robinson! Make sure to install another launcher first!)

Search 1.1 (does not disable searching in the Music app)

Search Application Provider

Animated backgrounds

Bluetooth sharing

Email 2.3

Ethernet Settings (Not needed since the DX100 doesn't have a RJ45 connector...)

Google Calendar Sync (I use my phone for calendar stuff)

Calendar 2.3.1

Calendar Storage

Calculator

Pico TTS (Text To Speak service. Useful for GPS navigation. If the device had GPS)

Start screen tips

TTS Service 2.3.1 

Animated background chooser

VPN Services

...something labeled in Chinese. The chinese keyboard I assume.

ES File Explorer (Only because I prefer Root Explorer, you might want to keep ES)

That shoddy calendar app Ibasso for some unknown reason saw fit to include.

 

Two things I just want to add:

1) If the above instructions are not detailed enough for you, you might want to get a friend to help you or avoid rooting your DX100 entirely. I mean no disrespect and I'm sorry if I offend anyone, but if you can't swim then keep your ass out of the pool.

 

2) A head-fi'er actually asked me if a cracked version of Titanium Backup would work. That's just low. $829 DAP and you couldn't find $5 to support the developer of one of the best Android apps ever made? $cumb@g. Go read this: http://theoatmeal.com/blog/apps

 

 


Edited by Sorensiim - 4/12/12 at 11:38pm
post #4582 of 12716
Btw the Sandisk 64gb Micro sdxc works great on the DX100. I was just trying my luck. Took it out from my samsung note and plug it into my dx100. System shows the card and i was able to browse all the contents inside.

http://www.sandisk.com/products/mobile1-memory-products/sandisk-ultra-microsdxc-card
post #4583 of 12716

Does freezing these apps prevent the cracking and popping noises that sometimes happens when music is playing?  Also will we be able to upgrade the firmware after rooting the DX100?

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sorensiim View Post

 

Rooting and optimizing the DX100

 

First I'll have to warn you: If you root the DX100 you'll be able to turn your excellent DAP into an $829 paperweight. Yes, this could happen with one wrong push of a button.

 

 

Warning: Proceed at your own risk! (Click to show)

 

You need to install the Gingerbreak APK. Install the app, open it, read the instructions carefully and let it do its thing. When mine was finished, the DX100 shut down and I had to use the reset button (tricky to hit, that thing is!) to bring it back to life. After that, I had root access on my DX100. Once you have that, update SuperUser from the Play store and install the full (=Paid) version of Titanium Backup. This will allow you to "freeze" apps, so that they disappear completely, as far as the OS is concerned, but can be easily re-enabled from within Titanium Backup. But here's the tricky bit: Freeze the wrong service and you might not be able to access TB again to unfreeze. This is where you might brick your DAP if you're not careful ONLY to freeze apps that you are absolutely certain about. Make sure you install another launcher - I prefer AWB to Go Launcher as I find Go to be a little bloated with stuff and gadgets I don't need on my DAP. The launcher is your entire user interface, it's the steering wheel, pedals and gear knob. You'll want to have one.

 

I assume no responsibility for this. If you break your DX100, it's not my fault. 

 

Right, you have been warned. The apk is here: Http://www.sorensiim.dk/stuff/files/GingerBreak-v1.20.apk

 

First: Do a full backup in Titanium Backup

 

Stuff I have frozen and/or uninstalled using TB:

Launcher (Danger, Will Robinson! Make sure to install another launcher first!)

Search 1.1 (does not disable searching in the Music app)

Search Application Provider

Animated backgrounds

Bluetooth sharing

Email 2.3

Ethernet Settings (Not needed since the DX100 doesn't have a RJ45 connector...)

Google Calendar Sync (I use my phone for calendar stuff)

Calendar 2.3.1

Calendar Storage

Calculator

Pico TTS (Text To Speak service. Useful for GPS navigation. If the device had GPS)

Start screen tips

TTS Service 2.3.1 

Animated background chooser

VPN Services

...something labeled in Chinese. The chinese keyboard I assume.

ES File Explorer (Only because I prefer Root Explorer, you might want to keep ES)

That shoddy calendar app Ibasso for some unknown reason saw fit to include.

 

Two things I just want to add:

1) If the above instructions are not detailed enough for you, you might want to get a friend to help you or avoid rooting your DX100 entirely. I mean no disrespect and I'm sorry if I offend anyone, but if you can't swim then keep your ass out of the pool.

 

2) A head-fi'er actually asked me if a cracked version of Titanium Backup would work. That's just low. $829 DAP and you couldn't find $5 to support the developer of one of the best Android apps ever made? $cumb@g. Go read this: http://theoatmeal.com/blog/apps

 

 



 

post #4584 of 12716

 

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Originally Posted by kantana View Post

Does freezing these apps prevent the cracking and popping noises that sometimes happens when music is playing?  Also will we be able to upgrade the firmware after rooting the DX100?


Those happens when the device is running some background stuffs and thus lags. I find that killing excess application every now and then will eliminate that problem.

 

post #4585 of 12716
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Originally Posted by uelover View Post

 


Those happens when the device is running some background stuffs and thus lags. I find that killing excess application every now and then will eliminate that problem.

 


Yep - Freezing them means they won't be able to start up again. Once you've verified that your DX100 behaves as it should, does all the things you want it to do after freezing an app/service (remember to reboot to be sure nothing crashes) you can uninstall it. 

 

post #4586 of 12716
Quote:
Originally Posted by kantana View Post

Does freezing these apps prevent the cracking and popping noises that sometimes happens when music is playing?  Also will we be able to upgrade the firmware after rooting the DX100?


I'll do a video of my DX100 tonight with the camera hooked up to the line out to verify how mine behaves after the treatment beerchug.gif

post #4587 of 12716

I suspected as much but I could only kill apps in the foreground and couldn't keep background services killed, on another Android device the Sony Z1070 I get cracks and pops when running another application with music playing but on the DX100 it will sometimes happen even with no other app open.  Perhaps it's just the slower cpu on the DX100.  Would love an app that allows me to freeze processes/services without rooting it first.

 

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Originally Posted by uelover View Post

 


Those happens when the device is running some background stuffs and thus lags. I find that killing excess application every now and then will eliminate that problem.

 



 

post #4588 of 12716

Does your device shutdown after the root? Rooted my another way useing the zerg exploit. After that device can never shutdown. Once select shutdown, it will just stuck at the power down menu. Got to hit the reset. Even a hard reset doesn't solve the shutdown issue. 

 

Anyway I flashed back with the FW at iBasso webside.Seems like I have downgraded the firmware since iBasso had not uploaded the v1.0.6. 

post #4589 of 12716

That's another reason I'm apprehensive to root as no current firmware available to reflash the DX100.

post #4590 of 12716
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Originally Posted by arcanehacker View Post

Does your device shutdown after the root? Rooted my another way useing the zerg exploit. After that device can never shutdown. Once select shutdown, it will just stuck at the power down menu. Got to hit the reset. Even a hard reset doesn't solve the shutdown issue. 

 

Anyway I flashed back with the FW at iBasso webside.Seems like I have downgraded the firmware since iBasso had not uploaded the v1.0.6. 


Mine is running just fine, shutting down perfectly.

 

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