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post #3316 of 5768

^ Yeah, but after saying there will be no optical in the X5 here's what James said in the X3 thread:

Originally Posted by JamesFiiO View Post

BTW, it may not suitable to share with you guys but we are trying to add the USB decoder feature in X3 , and will see if we can make X3 support DSD play and some other new features ( OTG ) .

 

Still unclear whether “USB decoder” decodes a signal going inside or outside, or whether OTG is used for USB audio or external storage (like DX50 does), but there's still hope for us.

post #3317 of 5768
OTG would be better as it would be able to be used with both versions of hii-m8.
post #3318 of 5768
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Originally Posted by ExpatinJapan View Post

OTG would be better as it would be able to be used with both versions of hii-m8.

Sure. Let's wait and see if FiiO makes it happen. After all, this hobby is all about waiting smile.gif

post #3319 of 5768

Well my waiting time might be over soon.  My M8 should be coming tomorrow.  I going to use it with the ipod classic and Galaxy Note 2 for right now and look for a better alternatives later.  I am thinking about using the ipod touch so i could get the FLAC player app.  Can't wait for tomorrow.

post #3320 of 5768
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Originally Posted by hoichi View Post

Sure. Let's wait and see if FiiO makes it happen. After all, this hobby is all about waiting smile.gif

Words of wisdom.

post #3321 of 5768

I'm starting to lose faith in the capabilities of OTG USB.  Between this ability to only access external storage drives and this potential 2-way communication of audio data files concept, I'm not even sure if everybody's definition of what it is is the same, much less what it can do. It just feels like as a DAP feature, it's going to be a long time coming, if ever. 

 

Path of least resistance at the end of the day is for CEntrance to add the coax SPDIF input capability to their optical.  That captures all present and future DAPs with a digital output.

 

I do think James Fiio should be made aware that short FO adapter cables are now available, hopefully in time to consider for his X5 product.

post #3322 of 5768
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Originally Posted by jacal01 View Post

I do think James Fiio should be made aware that short FO adapter cables are now available, hopefully in time to consider for his X5 product.

If I understood James correctly, he already said that it's too late to change design for the X5. After all, he promised he'd go streaking if the X5 isn't out by the end of the year very_evil_smiley.gif

 

But I'm afraid you might be right about USB Audio in the short term. And you're definitely right that adding coaxial input to the M8 would help the situation tremendously.

post #3323 of 5768

Not the M8, at any rate.  Maybe the M8.1 or the M9 (Mine?) ...

 

USBAudio.  Yes.  That's a better scope definition than OTG USB for bidirectional audio data communication capability.


Edited by jacal01 - 9/3/13 at 9:09am
post #3324 of 5768

How long till the next revision? biggrin.gif

post #3325 of 5768
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Originally Posted by hoichi View Post

How long till the next revision? biggrin.gif

 

I can't believe anyone would ask that now....

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Originally Posted by ButtUglyJeff View Post

I can't believe anyone would ask that now....

Indeed , there is no guarantee we'll even wake up the next morning!
post #3327 of 5768
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Originally Posted by hoichi View Post

How long till the next revision? biggrin.gif

 

Ha!  All I can advise is get your pre-order in early...

post #3328 of 5768
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Originally Posted by jacal01 View Post

 

Ha!  All I can advise is get your pre-order in early...

Kickstarter the next version?

 

"At the $1337 dollar level, you will recive a beta HiFi-M9 only 3 months after it's release! (while the rest are still waiting on their pre-ordered M8.)"

 

J/K, please don't send me hate mail, as I do like CEntrance.

post #3329 of 5768
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Originally Posted by jacal01 View Post

 

Ha!  All I can advise is get your pre-order in early...

In all seriousness, I was thinking about that. Get the money, get in the queue, and then if coaxial happens before they ship my unit, fine. If it doesn't, I'm taking iDevice or whatever.

post #3330 of 5768

We need a coaxial input on M8. How can we make it real?

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