Oh...I read this somewhere, we can't always find facts on internet and i'm here to learn...can you tell me what is the dac and amp in the Studio V 3? It's write class A on the back of the device but I can't find any info of the exact components. This type of mystery make me nervous.
Hisoundaudio Studio V 3rd Anniversary Edition Review - Page 70
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Thanks again! I think I will wait and try to find a way to hear it before buying it.
More I listen to the 601 more I discover weird stuff with the sound, the hissing is just a issue with music where silence is important. But sometime their like ''numerical echo'' to cymbals...don,t know how to explain it, can happen with vocal too...its like a metallic sound that corrupt extension...and I don't know if it ever happen with you but when the battery is completly empty the Hifiman can make a revange and attack your ears with a fatal distorted noise! With iem it's enough to be projected on the wallI.
May finally go for the Astell Kern AK100.
I had the RWA AK100 which is supposedly superior to the AK100. I thought it was a POS next to the Studio V 3rd ANV and at more than double its cost...
Edited by lee730 - 4/18/14 at 9:06pm
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Hey...I'm new here...it will be fun to have more explanation about your ''facts''...like what is POS and why its...POS?
Still, i'm very gratefull to you because you give the effort to write answers and no ''conterfact'' of some kind of elitist hifi sectarian group. It make one year that I read here sporadically, forum is'nt really my stuff but I really find the audio world fascinating.
I can't handle hiss...and I know that lot of music player use the same Wolfson dac as the Ak100 for less than half its price (the ihifi 812 V2 is an example)...wich really confuse me! i was thinking to pay no more than 400$ for a used Astell Kern...
The unit has poor dynamic range (music is cluttered and congested). The bass is bloated and the upper-mids/lower treble is emphasized where it is fatiguing. The Fiio X5 crushes the AK100 IMO and for less money. I owned the RWA AK100 and was very disappointed in that purchase. The AK120 on the other hand really impressed me and I kept that unit. I modded it to the S-mod which is much better than even the AK120.
Edited by lee730 - 4/19/14 at 5:43pm
hey all, soo had an sd card die and now the new one wont get recognised by the studio. its a 64gb btw.
whats the latest firmware out and what if any secret was there to getting 64gb fat32 cards to work. i really dont recall having this trouble before.
Try this for a GUI formatter (http://www.ridgecrop.demon.co.uk/guiformat.htm)
As far as firmware goes - I use and recommend DT-DYNAMIC 20111223
It's the last one that supported proper scrolling.
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Did you try deleting the system folder off the studio V? Basically force it to recreate it and reinitialize the DB from scratch.
Might also try reformatting the studio V while you are at it.
Edited by bearFNF - 4/20/14 at 4:44pm
When hooked up to your PC as a drive, throw out the contents of the system folder. Old card probably messed the registry. You'll only lose settings like btn sound. repeat and time to off etc. Easy to reset.
Hi Lee, Hi Brooko...just visiting u faithful guys in this studioV thread...
sold my version 1...been a good companion,
love the longgggggbatteryyyyyylifeeeeee..
that bulge in my jeans,
that amazing energized sound
that makes every soundtesting in headfoneshops a joy .
is it time for me to snag another...
( iu smoother than smooth? those initial firmware/driver updates drove me bonkers, i aint no techqie ;P )
or should i wait for version 5?
Sorry LS - I missed this one.
Really tough question. For what it does right - I still think the Studio A3 is worth it's price :
* Really good SQ
* Ability to drive pretty much any IEM, most portable cans, and even most medium impedance full sized cans (drives my DT880 250ohm and HD600 pretty well).
* Amazing battery life
* Solid build
I suggested to Jack recently that if he could release an up to date firmware based on the last good scrolling version (DT-DYNAMIC 20111223) - but gave the option to turn off the media card scan (most people I know only use folder mode) - then it would solve the long boot issue, and pretty much put the V3 firmly in the "great value for sonic ability" category. Unfortunately he said that he didn't think there were going to be many more firmware releases - so we're stuck with things the way they are. Pity really - it would make a very good DAP into a great DAP in my eyes.
If you can live with the long boot time (if you have a lot of files) - I'd still recommend it.
still not working
its like the studio isnt seeing the card at all but its visible and writeable in the studio when connected to the computer. i get the same result with the rocoo ba.