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post #1486 of 1983
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Originally Posted by wbree View Post
 

How can you check if the Dragonfly USB stick is version 1.2 instead  of 1.0 and not by looking at the sticker on the box.

 

 

I think you can't without using eather a OS X or a linux live-cd of your choice and typing "lsusb -v" into the Terminal, to see if there is something like that in the Device-Descriptor -> " bcdDevice            1.20"

 

I tried it on Windows but it seems like there isnt a possibilty to check it over the Device-Manager.

 

 

So you rather have a OS-X Machine or download a Linux-Live CD (Ubuntu,Fedora whatever) of your choise and boot it up, plug the Dragonfly in, and do as i told you above :)

 

 

BTW:

Is it normal that under Win7, you have to choose the according sample-rate without the option do dynamically chance it, depending on the audio-file?

On Linux it uses automatically the Samplerate the according Audiofile has(dynamically), but on Win7 it seems like it is fixed depending on the Settings i choose for the Dragonfly under "Sounds".

 

 

I'am using Foobar2000 btw.

 

 

Kind Regards.


Edited by headified - 12/14/13 at 7:15am
post #1487 of 1983

I too would love to know if there's a way in Windows 8 that can double check what version I am testing for a review.  Thanks. 

Also, curious if anyone got a version 1.2 from Audio Advisor for the $99 unit.


Edited by ULUL - 12/14/13 at 6:56pm
post #1488 of 1983
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Originally Posted by CNB3 View Post
 

Ordered the $99 dragonfly off amazon (great deal, given I'd already been mulling it over at $250); just received it and it's v1.2.  So even better deal!

 

Question - any downside to using it in a powered usb hub, rather than plugged directly into my macbook?

Also interested in what seller you purchased from! That's a great deal.

post #1489 of 1983

 

Do you mean as the above being the version 1.2?   Can anyone else confirm? 

 

Thanks!

 

EDIT: BTW as far as i know the old version before 1.2 didnt have the FCC-Codes /CE printed on the back of the stick, so thats another method to find out if you got the latest version

 

Cheers.

post #1490 of 1983
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Originally Posted by ULUL View Post
 


IIRC, the 1.2 will have that print on the back, but also some newer 1.0 DF too. The most accurate way to verify is to use the lsusb command mentioned earlier.

post #1491 of 1983
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Originally Posted by ULUL View Post
 

I can confirm that my early 1.0 does not have these graphics and my 1.2 does.  Of course it IS possible that this change was made before the 1.2 was produced.  The marks seem to be regulatory in nature and were probably not implemented exactly at the beginning of the 1.2 production.    

post #1492 of 1983
Quote:
Originally Posted by headified View Post
 

 

 

I think you can't without using eather a OS X or a linux live-cd of your choice and typing "lsusb -v" into the Terminal, to see if there is something like that in the Device-Descriptor -> " bcdDevice            1.20"

 

I tried it on Windows but it seems like there isnt a possibilty to check it over the Device-Manager.

 

 

So you rather have a OS-X Machine or download a Linux-Live CD (Ubuntu,Fedora whatever) of your choise and boot it up, plug the Dragonfly in, and do as i told you above :)

 

 

BTW:

Is it normal that under Win7, you have to choose the according sample-rate without the option do dynamically chance it, depending on the audio-file?

On Linux it uses automatically the Samplerate the according Audiofile has(dynamically), but on Win7 it seems like it is fixed depending on the Settings i choose for the Dragonfly under "Sounds".

 

 

I'am using Foobar2000 btw.

 

 

Kind Regards.

With foobar you can make it automatic, by by passing the windows own audio drivers. Install this component: 

http://www.foobar2000.org/components/view/foo_out_wasapi

in foobar go file -> preferences -> output

from the device dropdown select WASAPI Event (Dragonfly...)

 

Now you can't hear any windows sounds trough dragonfly when playing music from foobar, since it has the control over the device. The volume of the dragonfly is still controlled by windows, so you should still change DF as default audiodevice in windows settings, othervice you can't control the volume.(well you can use the foobar vol control, afaik it's digital tough) Or you can have foobar playing to DF and have windows have another audio device set and it will play it's sounds from there.


Edited by Whippler - 12/14/13 at 10:22pm
post #1493 of 1983

1.0 is on the left, 1.2 on the right, in both photos.  

 

 

post #1494 of 1983

Mine has the icons on the back and its suppose to be 1.0

post #1495 of 1983

Mine too and it says 1.0c on OSX System Report.

post #1496 of 1983
Mine came from amazon's US99 offer and it has the icons.

I'm using win7, how do I check if it's v1.2 ?

Cheers
post #1497 of 1983
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Originally Posted by Speakerphile View Post
 

1.0 is on the left, 1.2 on the right, in both photos.  

 

I've owned both.  Neither are v1.2 according to the time frames of purchase.

 

Quote:

 

Originally Posted by snip3r77 View Post

Mine came from amazon's US99 offer and it has the icons.

I'm using win7, how do I check if it's v1.2 ?

Cheers

 

I was unable to check the firmware on my Win7 with either one I had.  However, if you paid $99, you should assume 99% probability that you have a none v1.2.  I read somewhere that it is stamped v.1.2 somewhere on the box, is this true?

post #1498 of 1983

Honestly... i paid 100 bucks. got a great sounding little guy. could careless which it is. If 1.0 well i got what i paid for, if 150... great. Still sounds good.

post #1499 of 1983

@headified

 

Thanks!

 

It works and it looks that I have the 1.20 version.:normal_smile :

 

BTW: In the Netherlands I had to pay € 119,- . :frown:

 

Wilco


Edited by wbree - 12/15/13 at 11:33am
post #1500 of 1983

@Whippler

First thank you for pointing out the fix for Foobar2000, was kinda terrible to switch it according to the samplerate :)

 

 

 

And as mentioned before, it seems like the only way to be on the safe side is to check it with ether OSX or a linux-live CD of your choice using "lsusb -v" on the terminal.

Other than that it seems like Windows hasn't enabled such a feature in Windows 7 (not sure about Windows 8 though...)

 

Other than that there is like a sticker on the front of the box saying its version 1.2, although a tricky Ebayer could sell you a version 1.0(x) Stick with a 1.2 Box, although with a legit dealer this isnt most-likely to happen.

 

 

OSX and Linux have this in common as both were, at some point derived from UNIX.

 

BTW. the print of the back of the USB-Stick means nothing, as it seems like some version 1.0c-Devices have it already on it :)

 

 

@Speakerphile

 

As you have both of the sticks, did you notice any difference at all between them, that are above the level you would probably call it a placebo-effect?

I mean real big differences?

 

 

Kind regards.


Edited by headified - 12/16/13 at 10:31am
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