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Exactly, for IEMs just get a mini-M8.  Or go for a higher end DAP....

 

I'm getting quite excited by Sony's ZX2.  And since the ZX1 works with the M8, I don't see why the newer model wont. 

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I am working on a Mini-M8 review at the moment. Its a great little unit.
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Thanks-does seem to go against what the original claim to fame of the M8 was...and now, there is a lower powered version, with more input options. Better to get that if you haven't already purchased an M8.

Yes I would probably have gone for the mini m8 if that was available at the time.

 

I was quoted $100 for the IEM mod (plus customer pays for shipping both ways) for doing the mod.

 

At the end of the day I decided it wasn't worth the cost given it's not a huge issue when music is actually playing, but it is loud enough to be annoying on my SE500s in between tracks, as it is just loud enough to not be able to be simply subconsciously ignored

 

Volume pot - mine gives a scratchy white noise type sound when it is being turned. If you look back in the thread, this is apparently quite common.

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Yeah, like it, but not as flexible as I'd like. When it was being offered on Massdrop, I noticed that it was Android compatible, and thought my DX90 would work, didn't read the fine print, just jumped in at the end of the drop (generally a bad idea to go on impulse, story of my life...). May wind up selling, have the Geek Out Special Edition, not even as flexible as the M8, but sounds a bit better...
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OK, it's probably on this 359 page thread somewhere (or it's also large sister thread), but that's a lot to go through, so I'll ask here. I noted the Android issues above, doesn't connect to anything that's not A and K. I thought maybe I could use otg and connect that way, at least use it to listen to TIDAL. I also have USB audio pro app on my HTC One M8, don't keep a ton of music on the sd card, but have some I could listen to, could always change the 64gb card to 128 (bit of a pain transferring things, but would be a possible use if...). So, connected otg cable (tried a few, as I have been previously told some just don't work with a particular phone), TIDAL into CEntrance M8, didn't work. Tried USB Audio Pro, didn't work. Looked in settings, can't find much to do on phone, usb Audio Pro has a setting to use usb items, selected it, nothing. Get a message that there is no usb device recognized. I have connected the CEntrance to my PC, works fine. Any ideas? Likely something I'm not doing, some setting or other, but haven't a clue what. Thanks.
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Originally Posted by doctorjazz View Post

OK, it's probably on this 359 page thread somewhere (or it's also large sister thread), but that's a lot to go through, so I'll ask here. I noted the Android issues above, doesn't connect to anything that's not A and K. I thought maybe I could use otg and connect that way, at least use it to listen to TIDAL. I also have USB audio pro app on my HTC One M8, don't keep a ton of music on the sd card, but have some I could listen to, could always change the 64gb card to 128 (bit of a pain transferring things, but would be a possible use if...). So, connected otg cable (tried a few, as I have been previously told some just don't work with a particular phone), TIDAL into CEntrance M8, didn't work. Tried USB Audio Pro, didn't work. Looked in settings, can't find much to do on phone, usb Audio Pro has a setting to use usb items, selected it, nothing. Get a message that there is no usb device recognized. I have connected the CEntrance to my PC, works fine. Any ideas? Likely something I'm not doing, some setting or other, but haven't a clue what. Thanks.


I use my M8 with my Samsung Note 3 with no issues. I DO have to make sure the M8 is on in the USB B position prior to connecting it to the phone though. My Note 3 works with native audio (so stock music app, with system sounds, with youtube, you name it. everything except phone call audio is what I have noticed) as well as as a dedicated USB device in UAPP.

 

I tried with my coworker's Verizon HTC One M8, and it did not work natively with the CEntrance. I wasn't about to install UAPP on her phone, so I didn't try that.

 

Anyways, my only thought it that you will have to be sure the CEntrance is on before plugging into phone, and based on my HTC experience, your only chance is getting the UAPP app to work. Sorry for the bad news.

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just received my mini M* and am very disappointed!It is a hiss machine relative to all other amps I have used!I hear literally no hiss through a pico power and an azure pure II through my Shure 846's but with the centrance unit the hiss is very noticeable and bothersome.I am using it at the lowest of the 3 settings as well!

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I used my M8 with the Macbook pro with audirvana, nexus 7, nexus 5, HTC one, xperia z1, note 2 and audioengine b1. The lasts 2 phones on daily basis through uapp, the only issues I had was when I tried a cheaply made otg cable. I don't think it's fair suggesting that is an unreliable product, probably CEntrance should just provide the cables and some solid instructions but my experience is, so far, positive.
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I used my M8 with the Macbook pro with audirvana, nexus 7, nexus 5, HTC one, xperia z1, note 2 and audioengine b1. The lasts 2 phones on daily basis through uapp, the only issues I had was when I tried a cheaply made otg cable. I don't think it's fair suggesting that is an unreliable product, probably CEntrance should just provide the cables and some solid instructions but my experience is, so far, positive.

I have an Xperia z2 an it used to work. Then at some point it bizarrely stopped working. This was some time after I installed the latest firmware update.

My z2 otg works with other USB audio 1 and 2 devices including the HRT microstreamer, the Geek Out and a Meier Audio Portable dac/amp (name escapes me).

Not sure what is wrong as the m8 works fine with the PC via USB out and the iPad using the idevices USB A port.

I don't have a CCK so can't confirm that it works with idevices and the normal input.

It is actually frustrating me a bit but I have other portable dacs luckily that work perfectly with the z2.
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I have an Xperia z2 an it used to work. Then at some point it bizarrely stopped working. This was some time after I installed the latest firmware update.

My z2 otg works with other USB audio 1 and 2 devices including the HRT microstreamer, the Geek Out and a Meier Audio Portable dac/amp (name escapes me).

Not sure what is wrong as the m8 works fine with the PC via USB out and the iPad using the idevices USB A port.

I don't have a CCK so can't confirm that it works with idevices and the normal input.

It is actually frustrating me a bit but I have other portable dacs luckily that work perfectly with the z2.
I'm sure it's, are you using uapp?
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This is similar to my M8, which works with my PC, but otg/uapp didn't work on HTC phone, nor did camera kit work on my iPad 3. Weird.
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Hi---

 

  I have an early hifi-m8, (for idevices), and the cck and can do hi res through that, as well as the normal devices and the usb off to the computer. 

 

Take Care---

Jerry

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I've also used Geek Out, which works with otg/HTC and iPad through cck. And I thought the Geek Out was temperamental.
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Originally Posted by thomascrown View Post

I'm sure it's, are you using uapp?

the z2 has its own usb audio 2.0 drivers but neither the Sony drivers nor UAPP works with the m8 now. It just says not recognised.
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