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post #1351 of 1967
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Originally Posted by purk View Post

 

Like cn11, I have no problem charging with USB calble going through the AC charger


+1 here too

post #1352 of 1967
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Originally Posted by cn11 View Post

I've charged mine many times with the usb cable going into an ipod adapter for outlets. No problem there at all. Not sure if it's manufacturer 'recommended' or not though.

 

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Originally Posted by purk View Post

 

Like cn11, I have no problem charging with USB calble going through the AC charger

 

Thank you guys for the answers. That really releives me.
 
On another issue, how do you close an app ? seriously, I'm a newbie to android and smartphone-like technology, I think that the arrow button does not terminate open apps, which still run on the background eating battery and slowing the device. What I do is pressing and maintaining home button so that a list appears and I close the apps one by one, but I am not sure I'm doing the right thing... Am I wrong on this ? 
 
Also (sorry for so many questions !), did you try the system update version 1.10 ?
post #1353 of 1967
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+1 here too

Great, thanks

post #1354 of 1967
Hi, sorry if this has already been answered; is there a USB adapter cable allowing to extract the bitstream audio out of the player? I don't mean a LOD like Fiio L5, thanks.

Edit: i'm trying to use an external, portable DAC.
Edited by vlach - 2/27/13 at 5:37pm
post #1355 of 1967

no, you can bypass the internal amp, but not the DAC

post #1356 of 1967
I was afraid that would be the case, but thanks for confirming this!
post #1357 of 1967

Hi guys,

 

I haven't read the entire 90 pages in this thread so apologies if this question has been asked and answered already.  I have the F805 (yeah don't laugh at me cos I'm in the UK) and upon using it the first time I did the system update which changed the EQ for the CLear Bass from 3 levels to 10.  However my real question is this, why are the frequency ranges from 400Hz - 16KHz when all the other player apps seem capable of presenting a range from 31Hz - 16KHz.

 

Surely Sony could have added some additional ranges below the 400H mark as this is where the sub bass frequencies are so why are they omitted on the default player?

 

The player can of course handle those frequencies I'm sure (can someone say otherwise) otherwise why would PowerAmp have them (31, 62, 125, 250, then 500).  This is my only real gripe with the built in EQ for the F, but apart from that the mids and the treble are bright clear and full (non scientific of course, just sound good in my ears with EX700s).

 

Regards

post #1358 of 1967
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Originally Posted by azmadu View Post

Hi guys,

 

I haven't read the entire 90 pages in this thread so apologies if this question has been asked and answered already.  I have the F805 (yeah don't laugh at me cos I'm in the UK) and upon using it the first time I did the system update which changed the EQ for the CLear Bass from 3 levels to 10.  However my real question is this, why are the frequency ranges from 400Hz - 16KHz when all the other player apps seem capable of presenting a range from 31Hz - 16KHz.

 

Surely Sony could have added some additional ranges below the 400H mark as this is where the sub bass frequencies are so why are they omitted on the default player?

 

The player can of course handle those frequencies I'm sure (can someone say otherwise) otherwise why would PowerAmp have them (31, 62, 125, 250, then 500).  This is my only real gripe with the built in EQ for the F, but apart from that the mids and the treble are bright clear and full (non scientific of course, just sound good in my ears with EX700s).

 

Regards

 

No problem asking that question! Actually I don't think that's been discussed here at all, and like you I've always wondered that very thing. I would love to have bands to adjust down to the 30hz area, like so many of the other manufacturers do. All I can say is, 'It's Sony, who knows what goes through their heads'. You can download 3rd party apps which have full range of adjustability though. However the current stock Sony music player sounds really top notch compared to any of the 3rd party ones. The Clear Bass does seem to affect the low bass range though. I would guess that bass down to the 30-40 hz range is being affected by it.

post #1359 of 1967
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Originally Posted by cn11 View Post

 

No problem asking that question! Actually I don't think that's been discussed here at all, and like you I've always wondered that very thing. I would love to have bands to adjust down to the 30hz area, like so many of the other manufacturers do. All I can say is, 'It's Sony, who knows what goes through their heads'. You can download 3rd party apps which have full range of adjustability though. However the current stock Sony music player sounds really top notch compared to any of the 3rd party ones. The Clear Bass does seem to affect the low bass range though. I would guess that bass down to the 30-40 hz range is being affected by it.

You know you're absolutely correct about the Clear Bass and sub frequencies, but just now I switched everything off, switched on Dynamic Normaliser and Clear Stereo and yeah the sub bass frequencies really come through significantly with what I'm listening to right now (Richard Elliot - sax player with some soulful vocalists).

 

What  they need is a 'Direct' button that acts similar to full size amplifiers do and removes any (most) electronic fidgetry from the path to give a pure signal as you can get (well, that means everything would have to be FLAC, and I'm struggling already on 16GB).

post #1360 of 1967
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Originally Posted by alexlow View Post

limited special edition f807s, gun metal

 

 

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Nice :-)  Japan only limited colour no doubt!!

post #1361 of 1967

I love my Walkman F807, but the battery life is really terrible compared to my X1060 walkman.  Is there a way to increase the battery life (like lowering power consumption, etc.)? 

post #1362 of 1967
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Originally Posted by Audioscope View Post

I love my Walkman F807, but the battery life is really terrible compared to my X1060 walkman.  Is there a way to increase the battery life (like lowering power consumption, etc.)? 

 

The only things I know of that help are to turn off wifi, turn on airplane mode, and lower the screen brightness a bunch. Also, stay on top of closing down any unnecessary apps running in the background. These all help, but it definitely doesn't have the greatest battery life in the world. 

post #1363 of 1967
Hi, can anyone confirm if the audio effects such as eq, clear stereo, clear bass etc are applied on a global level. E.g. If I install spotify will those effects work, or are those only applied when using the Sony media player.
post #1364 of 1967
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Originally Posted by zaim View Post

Hi, can anyone confirm if the audio effects such as eq, clear stereo, clear bass etc are applied on a global level. E.g. If I install spotify will those effects work, or are those only applied when using the Sony media player.

Only the Sony Audio & Video Player and the Google one.

post #1365 of 1967
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Originally Posted by Audioscope View Post

I love my Walkman F807, but the battery life is really terrible compared to my X1060 walkman.  Is there a way to increase the battery life (like lowering power consumption, etc.)? 

 

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Originally Posted by cn11 View Post

 

The only things I know of that help are to turn off wifi, turn on airplane mode, and lower the screen brightness a bunch. Also, stay on top of closing down any unnecessary apps running in the background. These all help, but it definitely doesn't have the greatest battery life in the world. 

 

how many hour does anyone get from F? how it compared to Z?

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