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post #166 of 8343
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Originally Posted by Migou67 View Post

Chinese DAP are now very good in electronics but are very late in programing firmware and screen user interface. I hope that iRiver or Hifiman can bring up a good firmware and a true interface, for the moment I will stay on my lovely sounding T51 (2xWM8740) and wait for the review on the AK100 and HM-901.

The only Chinese player, that I am sure will be almost free from "bugs", is the Fiio's X3.

post #167 of 8343
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Originally Posted by turokrocks View Post

The only Chinese player, that I am sure will be almost free from "bugs", is the Fiio's X3.

 

Very interesting, thanks rolleyes.gif

post #168 of 8343
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Originally Posted by lee730 View Post


lol well I can say the DX100 UI is miles ahead of the T51 but still not acceptable for what it is intended to be. I hope iriver AK100 and Hifiman 901 can attain both the sound and UI. Then it will pretty much doom any other DAP that attempts to come to market and are lacking in UI (within the price range). Better for competition and will force the developers to put out quality and not quantity. rolleyes.gif

 

In my own humble opinion, I think most of these companies, when they develop the hardware and design a good dap, they are so taken about their SQ achievement, to an extent they think that we "buyers", will overlook the software limitations , sacrificing it  for the SQ.
But they don't know , that by making  a wonderful dap "SQ wise" and throwing  a buggy firmware, this is killing the "Package".
 
A dap is a balance between Hardware and software, both should be given the up most attention, to compliment each other, but the opposite is happening and most of the time we get in our hands a wonderful hardware with a very buggy OS/player, and the strange thing , these bugs with a good programmer with a keen eye, could clean almost all these bugs (which mostly are simple and easy to fix).
 
But who listens.
 
Look at Sony, although its still living in a different Galaxy, they have chosen the Android system (the stable version) and built their player over it...the resemblance is there between Sony Walkman and the DX100. as both use Android, but Sony uses the latest Version, with almost a bug free player (I said almost) while the DX100's android is obsolete (Google don't support it anymore). To see a player with this price tag and capabilities , but with a player with so silly and un-explainable dictation errors, is "REALLY ANNOYING".
 
Companies have to stop selling us prototypes.
 
 
post #169 of 8343
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Originally Posted by turokrocks View Post

 

 
Companies have to stop selling us prototypes.
 
 

Can't second that enough.

post #170 of 8343
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Originally Posted by turokrocks View Post

The only Chinese player, that I am sure will be almost free from "bugs", is the Fiio's X3.

I doubt it but likely not too severe and will get work arounds,

post #171 of 8343
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Originally Posted by Somnambulist View Post

 

1) don't have this problem. When I rip I make sure the physical file names if it's not done automatically are 01 track 1, 02 track 2 etc, the actual tracks are just tagged with the correct track number - 01 of 10, 02 of 10 etc - and the song names are just tagged as what they are - First song, 2nd song and so on. I was an S:Flo2 owner and the DX100 is indeed miles ahead of it, not just because the touch screen actually works.

2)  yes

3) Not here

4) yes, although given I can get album artwork on all my files (high-bitrate lossy as I care more about quantity and it's not like 80% of the stuff I listen to is 'audiophile production' anyway - sounds awfully good though!)

5) as above, not a problem for me but yes, unacceptable

 

The thing is though, for years people on Head-Fi have pined after a 'does it all' player and get their hopes up every time a new thing hits the market. The same way every time a new player comes out with custom IEMs the hype train ramps up as them being the best thing since sliced bred, then it takes a few weeks/months before we get a more realistic placement in the grand scheme of things.

 

I don't want to sound like I'm pissing on people's chips, but I doubt any single one product is going to change the paradigm of portable listening, be it this iRiver, the X3, 901 etc. I agree the DX100 has some unacceptable quirks but it always seems like whatever is considered 'the best' is still 'the best of a bad (but good-sounding) bunch. I doubt the DX100 will be with me forever because there does seem more focus on high end DAPs now and screens, batteries and component size can improve... but I still expect it'll be a case of 'pick your poison' when it comes to choosing your player unless you settle for something mass-market.


I use the same method for 01 track etc. Problem is for my playlists they sync in the order they are put onto the device and do not update and reorganize to be in order. Even if you reset the music app and media app (clear the memory) it will not show them in proper order. This is a big turn off for me as I like my organization. I have over 120 playlists on my device and want it all to show up in order regardless of what order I synch in. I also like to add more stuff to the device with this method (the best and fasted method above all other access points for music). It's more in line with an ipod touch in access via this method. More so on 1.1.7 than on 1.2.3 I've noticed. I just pray the 901 will set the standard. If the UI is as good as it seems to be on that demo and with tactile buttons I'm pretty much sold. But also the sound is a big one and we'll have to see about it. If Hifiman is within the ballpark of ibasso prices and manages to deliver a good UI and sound it will destroy ibassos sales for the DX100 period. One reason why I've emailed them and warned them. Plus I just want a bug free DAP and I think it can be done. Mainly the organization, fade in and album art not showing up on 1.1.7 are my biggest qualms. If they were addressed I'd be pretty much happy at this point.

post #172 of 8343
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Originally Posted by turokrocks View Post

Companies have to stop selling us prototypes.
 
 
WE DESERVE BETTER
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Originally Posted by purk View Post

Can't second that enough.

at premium price and with absurd marketing
post #173 of 8343

From what I know, iriver has plan to launch it in UK, and other nearby countries. Don't know when. Should be pretty soon. 

 

Anyway, it's been a long while I've felt this excitement. 

post #174 of 8343
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Originally Posted by svyr View Post


at premium price and with absurd marketing

Well, let's wait and find out :^)

post #175 of 8343
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Originally Posted by Ohhhyung View Post

Well, let's wait and find out :^)
i meant hifiman and colorfly biggrin.gif
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post #177 of 8343

Crosstalk is just plain poor and the damping factor will be as well. Looks like it really does have a high utput impedance. Even if the circuit is such that it doesn't roll off too badly, the bass should be woolly, even into moderate impedance.

post #178 of 8343
So, this is the usual iriver quality - just plain BAD!!! Oh well,...
post #179 of 8343
yep, pathetic amp performance, especially given its target they completely missed the mark. still cool for digital out and line out, but how they could make such a fail of the inbuilt amp is beyond me, makes me wonder about the rest a bit tbh.
post #180 of 8343
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Originally Posted by qusp View Post

yep, pathetic amp performance, especially given its target they completely missed the mark. still cool for digital out and line out, but how they could make such a fail of the inbuilt amp is beyond me, makes me wonder about the rest a bit tbh.


Maybe they are trying to appeal to the beats market ;). Well 1 down and 1 to go. Hopefully the 901 won't be another epic fail...

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