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post #106 of 1082
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I do want to point out that one of the reason why DX100 is able to do it is because they are doing it all in the software mode with essential an almost full feature ARM based CPU. Most SoC used in DAP doesn't have that much processing power so SoC manufacturer hardware coded all the coder onto the chip in effort to play certain format with the minimum available processing power. Since >16/48 is never that popular, most SoC simply doesn't support it in hardware - and without the kind of CPU like DX100 or dedicated firmware design, getting 24/96 and above is actually very difficult for the DAP maker, especially since most SoC supplier will see no benefit on their end to custom tune their firmware for only a handful of devices that are only ordered in small quantity. Thus the reason why iBasso takes the Android route as it is an open OS that they can take advantage of, as opposed to HifiMan which takes over 2 years to develop their own firmware in the upcoming HM901 to support 24/96 and above. A opposite example will be ColorFly's C3, which has a DAC that supports 24bit decoding but the Rockchip SoC they used isn't known to support 24bit format in most format so they ended up only support 24bit in wav but not the others.

 

As time goes by technology advances and expectations go up ClieOS. Not saying that it is an expectation that they support such a format but it sure would increase their customer base. Although the biggest things so far are hiss and UI which need to be addressed. Then of course if they can add support for Hi res files that would be awesome. One reason why I am kinda looking forward to the new iRiver player.

post #107 of 1082
The scary stuff for me is that too many people want 24/96 or 24/192 without knowing what it does (or actually doesn't do) for SQ. They just want it because they was told it is going to be the next big thing. Oh well, I am just hoping better mastered music in 16/44.1 myself biggrin.gif
post #108 of 1082

Kind of off topic sorry guys: ClieOS your IEM list has made me want to have a list similar to yours :-P 

I've begun collecting IEM! 

post #109 of 1082
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The scary stuff for me is that too many people want 24/96 or 24/192 without knowing what it does (or actually doesn't do) for SQ. They just want it because they was told it is going to be the next big thing. Oh well, I am just hoping better mastered music in 16/44.1 myself biggrin.gif


Yeah I understand the placebo effect bit. But I've been really listening to quite a lot of the music lately and blown away by how much better it is than the original recordings in 16/44 which I also have here.... Just sounds that much more open, live, natural. Treble is even more detailed yet not piercing (it's smooth). Bass has more texture. The sound staging is and instrument separation within that sound stag are noticeably better. It's enough for me to want to acquire a lot more :P. It's like listening to the music on 16/44 while on the 24/96/192 you are there....


Edited by lee730 - 10/8/12 at 2:22pm
post #110 of 1082

hi, i have just released the preorder thread at here:

http://www.head-fi.org/t/631142/favrite-price-promotion-for-hisound-s-upcoming-new-nova-player

 

The price of NOVA is USD 149, the promotion price is USD 80 Or come with a pair of Wooduo2 , worth USD 129.

The promotion will be expired at the end of this month.

Thanks for your attention.

 

Hisoundaudio. Co.Ltd.

post #111 of 1082
Thats' pretty much a half price sale biggrin.gif
post #112 of 1082

hell yea :-D
Ordering soon,

post #113 of 1082

Hi sound got pretty bad reputations in China, hope they can do better here.

post #114 of 1082

rolleyes.gif^

post #115 of 1082
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Yeah I understand the placebo effect bit. But I've been really listening to quite a lot of the music lately and blown away by how much better it is than the original recordings in 16/44 which I also have here.... Just sounds that much more open, live, natural. Treble is even more detailed yet not piercing (it's smooth). Bass has more texture. The sound staging is and instrument separation within that sound stag are noticeably better. It's enough for me to want to acquire a lot more :P. It's like listening to the music on 16/44 while on the 24/96/192 you are there....

I'm between you guys. While I really like HiRes at home, I think it's not the weakest link in DAPs so even is it may sound better on some it's not what makes or breaks them. Not bad to have but also not a deal breaker for me, especially with those file sizes. 1gb becomes almost 7gb when comparing 16/44 to 24/192.

post #116 of 1082
Does nova will have more bass than rocoo ba?
post #117 of 1082
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I'm between you guys. While I really like HiRes at home, I think it's not the weakest link in DAPs so even is it may sound better on some it's not what makes or breaks them. Not bad to have but also not a deal breaker for me, especially with those file sizes. 1gb becomes almost 7gb when comparing 16/44 to 24/192.


Yeah I'm not really saying it would be a deal breaker but a definite selling point and would more so attract audiophiles.

post #118 of 1082

Does this have a L-R balance/panning feature? Those of us with imbalanced hearing need that feature.

post #119 of 1082

seems like its a leap of faith for me 

post #120 of 1082

let's hope it's not a painful descent into the abyss...

For me if it's Gapless playback (for mp3 and flac, at least) and Microsd card up to 32/64 gb it will be more than enough.


Edited by zaero69 - 10/10/12 at 3:41pm
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