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post #481 of 554
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Originally Posted by Jonathan66100 View Post
 

Ah ok, yes it is too expensive in my opinion also.

 
yes the 2.15 driver is activated, but I do not désinstaler the old driver: / 
I had try to go through ASIO, WASAPI and other, increase the buffer, but always sizzling. 

 

I plug  therefore hiface 2 on a USB 2 port but it is placed on the wrong side of my DAC, therefore the cable goes around the laptop, but it is not too serious :) 

By cons they should not say that hiface 2 is compatible with USB 3: D

Actually, I was not aware that they say Hiface 2 is compatible with usb 3? I thought they specifically said it was not. Anyway, many have found that it will not work properly with usb 3 ports, but it may be dependent on the specific motherboard. On my computer I can't get anything out of the usb 3 ports with the Hiface 2. So I just use a usb 2 port and it works perfectly.

post #482 of 554

They say here in the manual. 

 

http://www.m2tech.biz/public/pdf/hiFace%20Two%20user%20manual%201-0.pdf

 

But this is not really a problem unless you do not have a USB port 2: D

post #483 of 554
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Originally Posted by Jonathan66100 View Post
 

They say here in the manual. 

 

http://www.m2tech.biz/public/pdf/hiFace%20Two%20user%20manual%201-0.pdf

 

But this is not really a problem unless you do not have a USB port 2: D

I never noticed that but you are right they do say so. They really shouldn't since there are hundreds of devices that won't work on usb 3 ports. I have some memory sticks that won't work on my usb 3 ports but they claim to be compatible. There are posts all over the computer forums about this problem with a wide variety of devices. USB 3 is not really backwards compatible although it was claimed to be. I think everyone was fooled by this including a lot of manufacturers. Can't really blame M2Tech since they probably couldn't even test this when they wrote that manual. Might work on some usb 3 ports from some motherboards but not mine. I get silence.

post #484 of 554

I not blame them: p 
but I would like they to do compatible drivers one day :) 

Aside from that, I am very happy with their hiface 2 :)

 

ps: I am also disappointed by the USB port 3.


Edited by Jonathan66100 - 4/9/14 at 6:28pm
post #485 of 554

http://luckit.biz/product/waveio/ - WaveIO drivers (v 2.19.0) – Latest version available!!!

post #486 of 554

after modification - Put a link to download. thank you

post #487 of 554
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Originally Posted by WindofSirius View Post
 

http://luckit.biz/product/waveio/ - WaveIO drivers (v 2.19.0) – Latest version available!!!

I think the drivers after 1.61 were only changed to accommodate the newer xmos chips and their ability to do 384khz and DSD over usb. I really don't think it will have an effect on older devices like the Hiface 2. Xmos has moved onto a newer series which is incorporated in many recent dac's. Those drivers are intended to be universal, backwards compatible for xmos products. I recently purchased a new usb converter out of curiosity and it is obviously better than my Hiface 2 (which was not bad at all). It uses the newer U series xmos chip in a much bigger package. It is also cheaper than the Hiface. Yes, I was just bored and wanted to try something different.

post #488 of 554
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Originally Posted by oldson View Post
 

i used to get this problem all the time.

i recently bought a new monitor with built in usb hub.

since i have been using this hub, i have had no problems at all.

well after many months without an issue, the problem is now back.

tried the latest luckit driver and it would not work at all. reinstalled the driver i had been using (for months with no issue) and that would not work at all either.

downloaded the latest driver from m2tech which got my hiface2 working again, but the fault where it is not recognised on start-up is back.

am i right in assuming that should i replace the hiface2 with the Waveio board, i may still have the same issue?

post #489 of 554
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Originally Posted by Chodi View Post
 

I think the drivers after 1.61 were only changed to accommodate the newer xmos chips and their ability to do 384khz and DSD over usb. I really don't think it will have an effect on older devices like the Hiface 2. Xmos has moved onto a newer series which is incorporated in many recent dac's. Those drivers are intended to be universal, backwards compatible for xmos products. I recently purchased a new usb converter out of curiosity and it is obviously better than my Hiface 2 (which was not bad at all). It uses the newer U series xmos chip in a much bigger package. It is also cheaper than the Hiface. Yes, I was just bored and wanted to try something different.

what did you buy?

post #490 of 554
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Originally Posted by oldson View Post
 

what did you buy?

I bought the following:

 

ww.ebay.com/itm/Gustard-U10-natif-32-bits-384k-USB-SPDIF-Converter-0-1-ppm-TCXO-XMOS-interieur-/301150169610?pt=FR_Image_Son_Vintage&hash=item461df2ea0a

 

After a few hours burn in it was obviously better than my Hiface 2. I have considered AP2 but the price simply seemed out of range for me. Products like the AP2 and OR5 are sold in very small quantities (considering the size of the market). They are priced accordingly. I live in Asia so ordering from Asia is my norm. I could read the specs and look at the circuit board photos and see that this had a good chance of at least being competitive with the Hiface. I was pleasantly surprised when it trounced the Hiface 2. No more driver problems either. It was supplied with 2.19 on disc. Works every time. Would the AP2 or the OR5 be better, probably, but at those prices I don't really care. This was a very cheap upgrade. I'm happy until I get the uncontrollable desire to buy the Auralic Vega.

post #491 of 554

Thank for the link of Gustard, Chodi.

 

It looks really good ! 
But I prefer the Hiface 2 because it is smaller and works directly on USB : )

post #492 of 554
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Originally Posted by Jonathan66100 View Post
 

Thank for the link of Gustard, Chodi.

 

It looks really good ! 
But I prefer the Hiface 2 because it is smaller and works directly on USB : )

Yes, that's thing about the Hiface. It's small and very portable. You get good sound in a tiny package. The Gustard is a desk top unit and you need the space for it and a/c power.

post #493 of 554

Gain certainly  in quality  :) 
But I wait a hiface 3, because for me the space saving is important.

 

This seems really no bad too

http://www.ultrahighendreview.com/halide-design-usb-to-spdif-bridge-2/

http://halidedesign.com/store/en/12-spdif-bridge-v101.html


Edited by Jonathan66100 - 5/3/14 at 5:39am
post #494 of 554
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Originally Posted by oldson View Post
 

well after many months without an issue, the problem is now back.

tried the latest luckit driver and it would not work at all. reinstalled the driver i had been using (for months with no issue) and that would not work at all either.

downloaded the latest driver from m2tech which got my hiface2 working again, but the fault where it is not recognised on start-up is back.

am i right in assuming that should i replace the hiface2 with the Waveio board, i may still have the same issue?

done a bios update so will be interesting to see if the issue disappears

post #495 of 554
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Originally Posted by oldson View Post
 

done a bios update so will be interesting to see if the issue disappears

I can tell you that since I replaced my Hiface 2 with the unit I posted I have not had a single issue, About 1 in 4 boots my Hiface 2 was not recognized by the windows 7 system. I had to disconnect the device and reconnect to get it to be recognized. The Gustard has worked every time as it should. I was not aware that they had any bios update available for the Hiface 2?

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