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Has anyone tried a 128Gb microCDXC card in exFAT yet?

post #8582 of 9092

One question please!

I have installed the latest 2.4 firmware but now can I go back and put the previous one (2.3)?

Thanks!

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Originally Posted by funkforfood View Post

One question please!
I have installed the latest 2.4 firmware but now can I go back and put the previous one (2.3)?
Thanks!

Yep. Download the firmware from iRiver's site (link a few pages back), follow these instructions.

Edit - Connections to the server iRiver have the firmwares on tend to be rather flaky, and it might well take you a number of tries to download the firmware successfully; persistence is the key here so keep trying ;-)
Edited by MistahBungle - 7/23/14 at 6:02am
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Originally Posted by MistahBungle View Post


Yep. Download the firmware from iRiver's site (link a few pages back), follow these instructions.

Edit - Connections to the server iRiver have the firmwares on tend to be rather flaky, and it might well take you a number of tries to download the firmware successfully; persistence is the key here so keep trying ;-)

 

So I can do "downgrade" by installing the old firmware just like yesterday I installed the new one?
Any particular procedure, I got it right?
 
Many thanks!
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So I can do "downgrade" by installing the old firmware just like yesterday I installed the new one?


Any particular procedure, I got it right?
 
Many thanks!



Follow the instructions on the post I linked to & you should be fine.
post #8586 of 9092
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Originally Posted by funkforfood View Post
 

So I can do "downgrade" by installing the old firmware just like yesterday I installed the new one?

 

Yes.  The upgrade process is a simple FPGA hex dump.  It takes the file and overwrites the current information with the new... or old... it doesn't care.

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Has anyone tried a 128Gb microCDXC card in exFAT yet?

Yes. I erased a 128 GB Sandisk Micro SDXC card with Disk Utility on my Mac and now it works without any problem with my AK100. I will buy another one soon as these 128 GB and 32 GB of internal memory are already full. A bit curious about many very cheap (about 30 EUR) no name 128 GB Micro SDHC (instead of SDXC) offers on Ebay. Has anyone tried one of them?

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A bit curious about many very cheap (about 30 EUR) no name 128 GB Micro SDHC (instead of SDXC) offers on Ebay. Has anyone tried one of them?

Fake I.E 128GB on the packet & might be 32GB if you're really lucky, could be as bad as 4GB (Edit - And likely won't work properly regardless of actual capacity as well). Avoid.
Edited by MistahBungle - 7/24/14 at 7:35am
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A bit curious about many very cheap (about 30 EUR) no name 128 GB Micro SDHC (instead of SDXC) offers on Ebay. Has anyone tried one of them?

 

Don't do it...I have tried them....and returned them several times (glutton for punishment). They suck.   Did you know that all SanDisk SD's have a 10 year guarantee? I have used it once and they respond quickly with a new card via FedEx. Try that with any eBay seller the year after it craps out on you!!

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Originally Posted by funkforfood View Post
 

One question please!

I have installed the latest 2.4 firmware but now can I go back and put the previous one (2.3)?

Thanks!


Yes you can. Why do you want to go back? Having problems with 2.4?Does anybody know what changes 2.4 covers over 2.3? I downloaded 2.4 and everything seems to be the same. I have only had my AK100 for about  3 weeks and it has performed flawless. Today I added a San Disk 64gb card and it works just fine.

Alan

post #8591 of 9092

The page where you download 2.4 tells your the changes.

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Hi,
Last week I purchased the Ibasso DX50,  the player sounds ok, looks good,  but I'm very disappointed at the UI experience all together, so that lead me to the AK 100, I will be using it at work and always in my jeans pocket, just a couple of inquiries regarding the volume and how easy it is to turn while in pocket..also if anyone here had the chance to compare both player SQwise, is it worth the extra money or should I keep the dx50 and live with not so good UI ...     thanks
GS

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Originally Posted by Lowapproach View Post
 

Hi,
Last week I purchased the Ibasso DX50,  the player sounds ok, looks good,  but I'm very disappointed at the UI experience all together, so that lead me to the AK 100, I will be using it at work and always in my jeans pocket, just a couple of inquiries regarding the volume and how easy it is to turn while in pocket..also if anyone here had the chance to compare both player SQwise, is it worth the extra money or should I keep the dx50 and live with not so good UI ...     thanks
GS

 

In general, the SQ is better on the AK100, but there are some problems with balanced armature type headphones due to the high output impedance.  The DX50 has a powerful amp and will allow for more flexibility in pairing with different types of headphones.  However, if you are selective about your headphones, you can find one that will sound better on the AK than the DX.

 

As a rule, you may never find a DAP with a UI that is as friendly as an apple product.   All of them have some flaws and weaknesses.  If your choice is driven by that, it will be hard to give you a definitive recommendation.  With the release of newer models, firmware updates for both the DX and AK have slowed down.  You only rarely get updates for the AK100 now.   That means that you will have to expect to live with its limitations.  For instance, there are scan problems with the AK100 which will not construct a database with more than 10K songs.  If you have a lot of music, you will likely have to use the folder feature rather than the database - at least some of the time.

 

It will be easier to change the volume in your pocket with the DX.  It has buttons for that.   The AK uses a knob that might be more difficult to turn in tight jean pockets.  On the other hand, the knob is bigger and would be easier to find.   If the lock is off, unfortunately, there is a good chance that you will change the volume by accident on the AK.   Less likely with the DX since the buttons are smaller but could still happen.


Edited by daseinpdx - 8/2/14 at 5:21pm
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Originally Posted by daseinpdx View Post

 

In general, the SQ is better on the AK100, but there are some problems with balanced armature type headphones due to the high output impedance.

 

Presume they would be buying an AK100 mk2 or AK100II so that won't be a problem.  Thinking Apple makes a great UI is a function of being used to it.  I don't own Apple products, never have, so when I use my wife's iPad or the kids' iPod I'm lost.  AK though is similar to JRiver and my previous Zune... so right at home.

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I think AK100 (stock) is better than DX50 and DX90.I have compared them with studio masters.I think only thing is better than AK100.That is ''power''.

 

I think AK100's sound quality better than,DX models.

 

I have a friend with DX90.After DX90,he used AK100 and he agrees with me.


Edited by high-fidelity - 8/3/14 at 12:29am
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