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post #2356 of 4985
11 idevices eh.

You have just given me an idea.
How about this for super sound with the hifi-m8 and idevices.

Mutiple IdeviceS> usb multi hub> hifim8>headphones.
Sync ideviceS to play the same song at the same time-total surround sound.
smily_headphones1.gif
post #2357 of 4985
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Originally Posted by ExpatinJapan View Post

11 idevices eh.

You have just given me an idea.
How about this for super sound with the hifi-m8 and idevices.

Mutiple IdeviceS> usb multi hub> hifim8>headphones.
Sync ideviceS to play the same song at the same time-total surround sound.
smily_headphones1.gif


The Horror.... the horror!

post #2358 of 4985
Quote:
Originally Posted by ExpatinJapan View Post

11 idevices eh.

You have just given me an idea.
How about this for super sound with the hifi-m8 and idevices.

Mutiple IdeviceS> usb multi hub> hifim8>headphones.
Sync ideviceS to play the same song at the same time-total surround sound.
smily_headphones1.gif

11 channel Bieber!
post #2359 of 4985

I actually thought about ditching the iDevice option, and getting the LX and a different DAP, but if I have this figured correctly, both models are essentially the same except the idevice model takes digital out from idevice, and LX trades this capability for optical input. They both treat USB input the same.

 

I am unwilling to either use 5 - 8 year old iRiver device or pony up the $$$$ for the AK devices (or maybe the iBasso DAP?) that have optical output.  My macbook air does not have optical output, I may or may not ever have a regular macbook pro again, and the macbook pros may or may not continue to support optical output in future versions.

 

Given this, is there any sane reason for an Apple fanboy to get the LX version - I will essentially never use the optical input.

 

Am I correct with the above?  Am I missing any functionality the the LX has, that I am not aware of?  Thanks All!

 

EDIT - one more - Is the optical out from the combo jack on the iDevice version fixed volume, or variable via the volume pot - I think this is a dumb question, in that the optical out comes from the digital board, and the volume pot controls the output level of the analog board - can someone confirm this?


Edited by aamefford - 6/30/13 at 8:21am
post #2360 of 4985
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Originally Posted by ExpatinJapan View Post

idevice>Hifi-m8>ATH-ES10.

 

idevice>Hifi-m8>custom usbLOD>ATH-ESW9.

Not going to lie. I'm pretty envious of those ES10's you've got.  I would totally buy a pair if they weren't $400 in the US. Plus all the dealers of them seem sketchy... Send me a message if you ever want to give them a new home. 

post #2361 of 4985

Upstream:

Acer & Lenovo Laptops>Foobar2000>JPlay

iphone 4>Flacplayer

ipad3>Flacplayer

Just for fun: run M8 through Burson HA160-DS, & Audioengine A5+ on my desktop

Downstream:

Ety H2, Westone 3, Ultrasone HFI-780, Grado PS500, HiFiMan HE5LE (single-end & balanced - that should be interesting)

post #2362 of 4985
Quote:
Originally Posted by aamefford View Post

Am I correct with the above?  Am I missing any functionality the the LX has, that I am not aware of?  Thanks All!

 

EDIT - one more - Is the optical out from the combo jack on the iDevice version fixed volume, or variable via the volume pot - I think this is a dumb question, in that the optical out comes from the digital board, and the volume pot controls the output level of the analog board - can someone confirm this?

- LX is just the same as M8 "regular", except the iDevice input is replaced by an optical (TOSLINK) input. That's all. Basically, you lose iDevices, gain iRiver devices.

 

- The optical output is not volume-processed. It carries the signal that comes in over the USB input (laptop input) or iDevice input. You can think of it as another feature of M8 -- "USB to TOSLINK converter." It allows you to use the HiFi-M8 in conjunction with an external DAC and HP amp in case that's what you prefer to do.

 

Note: If you have a HiFi-M8 LX and feed an optical signal into the optical input, you will not get that signal on the optical output. Only the USB will be seen at the optical output (Otherwise you'd get an expensive TOSLINK to TOSLINK converter that in essence did nothing)


Edited by mgoodman - 7/1/13 at 12:43am
post #2363 of 4985
Michael did you see my update and research into the volume bar issue a page or two back?

Thanks smily_headphones1.gif
post #2364 of 4985
Yes, thank you Damon. It was a busy weekend, so I have not had a chance to respond yet. Understood that you have this need. We will continue to work in this, but since the feature is "cosmetic" and does not affect audio quality, we may serve it as a firmware update after shipping.
Edited by mgoodman - 7/1/13 at 7:27am
post #2365 of 4985
Sorry to be a pain in the a**. smily_headphones1.gif

Yes, cosmetic and perhaps it may be rendered void in a future OS update too? I dont know.
But thank you for including me in your considerations are this small quirky point.
post #2366 of 4985

This just in -- we've successfully disabled the volume slider. Looks like it will make it into the release allright.

post #2367 of 4985
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Originally Posted by mgoodman View Post

This just in -- we've successfully disabled the volume slider. Looks like it will make it into the release allright.


That makes me happy. I know it's cosmetic, but, it in my opinion, it makes the product appear more "professional."

 

Definitely wouldn't have been a deal breaker either way, though.

post #2368 of 4985
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Originally Posted by mgoodman View Post

This just in -- we've successfully disabled the volume slider. Looks like it will make it into the release allright.

 

Bummer, now you have to change your title...

post #2369 of 4985
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Originally Posted by mgoodman View Post

This just in -- we've successfully disabled the volume slider. Looks like it will make it into the release allright.

whoo. well done !
post #2370 of 4985

Are preorders still being taken?

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