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post #406 of 526

I used WASAPI event syle some time and only then I found that KS and ASIO  works too ... I found KS better sounding than WASAPI, but I didn't find difference between KS and ASIO. Currently I am using KS with no issues.

post #407 of 526
I'm testing the options. KS seems to be a little better than Asio. But i need more audition time.
post #408 of 526

Any opinions on 1.67 vs 1.63 for those who have tried it? I am happy with 1.63 but still interested in opinions from those who have tried the change.

post #409 of 526

Version 1.7 is out, did anyone tried it?  > http://www.m2tech.biz/hiface2.html

post #410 of 526

The version of softaware driver has the effect to sound?

I have never notice about this. I just always update the new driver and firmware. 

post #411 of 526

Yes, it can have impact, see previous discussion in this thread.

It depends on your equipment and also on your ability to hear small differences.
 

post #412 of 526

The 1.70 driver is probably the best driver I have heard for the HiFace 2.............much more detail and airier sounding with better dynamics. Soundstage size has increase especially the portrayal of depth!

 

And now with JRiver's MC19 and Fidelizer, it is by far the best sonics I have heard from my desktop systemksc75smile.gif

post #413 of 526
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Originally Posted by spkrs01 View Post

The 1.70 driver is probably the best driver I have heard for the HiFace 2.............much more detail and airier sounding with better dynamics. Soundstage size has increase especially the portrayal of depth!

 

And now with JRiver's MC19 and Fidelizer, it is by far the best sonics I have heard from my desktop systemksc75smile.gif

 

Took me a little to figure out while why despite all my cleaning efforts TUSBAudio control panel is still showing driver version as 1.67, until I looked at the versions of included *.dlls, all of them are 1.67 indeed, size also matches the ones from Luckit 1.67 release. Not sure why M2tech packaged them as 1.7.0 in inf file.

post #414 of 526

This is interesting, I just looked at the control panel and indeed it is still showing 1.67

 

I went back and a forth a few times between the luckit 1.67 and the M2Tech 1.70 and for me hear noticeable difference. This has me wondering whether a small change here and there really have that much of an impact sonically. 

 

Firmware changes on portable players entails quite drastic changes to the overall sonic presentation. 

post #415 of 526

I hadn't changed since the Luckit 1.63 since it sounded really good. Decided to give the M2Tech 1.7 a try today and it is different. I am not ready to say wow it's better but it is different. I immediately noticed it gives a more spacious and airy sound. The difference I hear at this point is subtle over the Luckit 1.63 so I wouldn't be ready yet to say it is a must change, but so far it sounds good. layering seems to be a bit better in the sound stage. Sound is more neutral which I like. I always felt the Luckit driver while great leaned a bit to the darker side of neutral.

post #416 of 526
Quote:
Originally Posted by spkrs01 View Post

This is interesting, I just looked at the control panel and indeed it is still showing 1.67

 

I went back and a forth a few times between the luckit 1.67 and the M2Tech 1.70 and for me hear noticeable difference. This has me wondering whether a small change here and there really have that much of an impact sonically. 

 

Firmware changes on portable players entails quite drastic changes to the overall sonic presentation. 


Not sure how, the binaries are the same, haven't spent much time comparing both myself though.

 

On iLink they sound pretty much the same. But there is really no point in using modded Luckit driver if there is the same OEM version.

post #417 of 526

I've now spent several hours listening to this new 1.7 driver and I feel it is almost if not identical to the 1.63 Luckit driver. If there is a difference it is so subtle that it is not worth mentioning. In the end it is not really the job of a usb interface to impart any sound of it's own and I feel the 1.7 or the 1.63 accomplish that. 

post #418 of 526

As I know HiFace2 support only 2channel right?

In case that I need to play [concert]DVD with Jriver.

How I mix down DSP5.1 to 2ch?

post #419 of 526

I am using "convert 5.1 to stereo" DSP plugin in Foobar2000. I am very satisfied with listening of many 5.1 DTS recordings on my headphones.

 

I am sure JRiver has also a possibility to convert multichannel to stereo, just do Google search for it ...


Edited by bogi - 9/9/13 at 12:16am
post #420 of 526

Andrew_WOT

i notice you are selling your ifi gear.

does this mean you rate it behind the hiface2?

just curious

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