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7-cm Lightning cables

 

http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=17315126195
http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=17737414316

 


 

Magnetic cables from Vojo with Micro USB / Lightning / right-angled Apple 30-pin options

 

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http://vojotech.taobao.com

 

http://dx.com/s/vojo

 

http://www.vojotech.com/magnet_for.html

 

http://www.vojotech.com/magnet_micro.html

 


 

8-cm cables that look cute

 

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http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=16987659954

 

http://dx.com/p/bone-style-usb-male-to-30-pin-male-data-charging-cable-for-iphone-ipad-ipod-yellow-8cm-161902

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Quote:CEntrance HiFi-M8
Here is what happens when you push the limits of the known and go where no man has gone before. You find bugs for other people.

Glad to be part of CEntrance's Hifi-m8 development journey. 

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Great to see the blog updated.

 

 

*As Centrances Mgoodman recently stated he has been with attending shows in several countries and organizing the final build, so we can safely assume he has less time to visit us with his busy schedule.

 

I am looking forward to finally receiving my unit......... hopefully next month? smily_headphones1.gif.

 

*Yesterday a pair of ATH-ESW11 LtdEd arrived, so I am seeing whether to stay with the ESW9 or not for my future incoming Hifi-M8.

 

My hopes/wishes:

-That the audio will output at a high bit rate for idevices which looks likely (even confirmed) according to Michaels previous blog postings. 24/48 is enough for me, 24/96 would be a plus.

http://www.head-fi.org/t/622939/the-centrance-hifi-m8-thread/2055#post_9449571

-It would be good to see some screenshots confirming the various bit rates native output somehow. I dont know what equipment would be used/needed for the above mentioned purpose.

 

-That the volume bar will be disabled (and even disappear from view entirely as when portable amps are connected to an ipod via LOD) in the first build shipped units (Michael did state that it would be done in the software, or a software update - so no worries).

 

*One good thing about the extended development time is the general new toy/product euphoria has died down so we should be able to read/post/get some fairly rational impressions when fellow Hifi-m8 pre-order head-fiers receive their units.

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USB-LOD.

Hifi-M8 will ship with its own branded 30pin USB-LOD (amongst other goodies).

 

`Do I need, or should I get a custom USB-LOD?`

 

I myself was happy with the Centrance USB-LOD I tried with their sample unit at the Tokyo Headphone Show. It sounded clear, had enough bass and detail.

 

There were slight improvements I gained with my Fostex hp_p1 with my custom piccolino 4 pin USB-LOD, others seem to found that also-perhaps the Fostex USB-LOD is more basic in its materials. (For me it was also about wanting a `low rider`USB-LOD).

-Could I tell the difference in an A/B test? No idea -I havent tried.

-The argument is that it is all just ones and Zeroes anyway being digital.

 

 

Not wanting to start a mass cable debate as that would rage on and on - simply stating that the Centrance USB-LOD it seems at first glance/listening sonically adequate for the job. Well made and sturdy. No need for a cable upgrade imho.

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I'll be in no rush for a digital cable upgrade.  It's my headphone cables that need upgrading.

 

I don't thing the CEentrace cable will be interchangeable with the CLAS db cable either.

 

Expatin, have you decided on a FLAC player yet?


Edited by ButtUglyJeff - 5/23/13 at 3:07pm
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I will stick with flacplayer app.
I find it fairly reliable and i like its UI.
Plus I spent sometime last week getting all my album art to show with it for extra style points smily_headphones1.gif
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Originally Posted by ExpatinJapan View Post

My hopes/wishes:

-That the audio will output at a high bit rate for idevices which looks likely (even confirmed) according to Michaels previous blog postings. 24/48 is enough for me, 24/96 would be a plus.

 

I think you're reading a little premature wishful thinking into Michael's post, including the 24 bit, unless you think padding 16 bit with extra zeros is 24 bit.  Maybe 96 kHz with the ipads...

 

Myself, I've already given up on that particular lingering hope born of desperation, and am now gravitating to the LX / RWAK100 combo.  My daughter doesn't know it yet, but since she's an Apple devotee, she's fixing to be gifted next Chanukkah with a brand new HiFi-M8 / iPod Touch package. 

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Originally Posted by jacal01 View Post

I think you're reading a little premature wishful thinking into Michael's post, including the 24 bit, unless you think padding 16 bit with extra zeros is 24 bit.  Maybe 96 kHz with the ipads...
well, I did write 'hopes/wishes'. wink.gif

Just killing time whilst waiting for my hifi-m8.
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Just remember that delayed gratification is a sign of maturity.  wink.gif

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I wonder what will happen with Jail Broken iDevices?  Does that make other options available?  Will it not function with the HiFi-M8?

 

I'm always confused by iDevices, in general.  What is the limiting factor?  Hardware? Firmware? Apple?

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Originally Posted by jacal01 View Post

 

Myself, I've already given up on that particular lingering hope born of desperation, and am now gravitating to the LX / RWAK100 combo.

 

 

I'm really interested in this combo as well, maybe just the AK100 considering it most likely would be a mere transport for the LX.  The only downfall I see, is still no gapless playback yet.  32 gigs on board plus two 64gb microSD would last me such a long time...

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Originally Posted by jacal01 View Post

My daughter doesn't know it yet, but since she's an Apple devotee, she's fixing to be gifted next Chanukkah with a brand new HiFi-M8 / iPod Touch package. 
wow, best dad award.
What headphones will she be using?
Edited by ExpatinJapan - 5/23/13 at 4:12pm
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Originally Posted by jacal01 View Post

Just remember that delayed gratification is a sign of maturity.  wink.gif
LOL. Double meaning.

So reminds me of the experiment where children were given a plate with a cookie and told if they didnt eat it they could have another in 15 minutes.
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Originally Posted by jacal01 View Post

 

I think you're reading a little premature wishful thinking into Michael's post, including the 24 bit, unless you think padding 16 bit with extra zeros is 24 bit.  Maybe 96 kHz with the ipads...

 

Myself, I've already given up on that particular lingering hope born of desperation, and am now gravitating to the LX / RWAK100 combo.  My daughter doesn't know it yet, but since she's an Apple devotee, she's fixing to be gifted next Chanukkah with a brand new HiFi-M8 / iPod Touch package. 

search your feelings...COME ON OVER TO THE DARK SIDE!

 

LX owners UNITE!evil_smiley.gif

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Originally Posted by wormsdriver View Post

search your feelings...COME ON OVER TO THE DARK SIDE!

 

Lessee...  dark vs. light...

 

Dark = warm/organic/lush

Light = bright/fatiguing/grainy

 

I'm in. 

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