Sweet! thanks. Will go get them.
Hisoundaudio Studio V 3rd Anniversary Edition Review - Page 22
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Here is a dumb question, which file is the firmware update for the Studio V 3rd Anniv? I imagine it is the one in the folder labeled STUDIO-3 ANV.-20130712? I just want to make sure so I do not brick my player.
No I doubt it. You should be able to use Windows 7. I've used windows 7 previously on the older firmwares. I don't think they'd start doing that now ;). Use the Studio firmware for Studio and Rocoo for Rocoo. Not sure how that can be made any easier lol.
Edit: Jack just informed me there has been some issues from feedback regarding large files not playing back so just a warning to you guys... I'll remove the files for now until they fix that issues. Sorry. I'll be sure to try it out myself though and see what's going on.
Edited by lee730 - 7/22/13 at 8:22pm
Probably correct without some messing around. The uploader looks different. I just tried and it wouldn't load on W7 so I loaded it on my XP laptop. Seemingly went fine but it won't play my flac files and lost alphabetical order in the menu. Sees them with a ? in front. Played wav and mp3 without issue. I didn't bother with a critical listen since it's not really acceptable this way. Loaded the AVN3 FW twice and the Studio Dynamic once with the same result. Reloaded the older FW and everything is fine again with the same card. The new version looked the same while navigating.
Reloaded the old FW with W7.
Edited by goodvibes - 7/22/13 at 8:28pm
Probably correct without some messing around. I just tried and it wouldn't load on W7 so I loaded it on my XP laptop. Seemingly went fine but it won't play my flac files and lost alphabetical order in the menu. I didn't bother with a critical listen since it's not really acceptable this way. Loaded the AVN3 FW twice and the Studio Dynamic once with the same result. Reloaded the older FW and everything is fine again with the same card. The new one looked the same while navigating.
Hmm what about WAV? Does it have issues with WAV? I'll give it a shot. Thing is if you are forced to use Windows XP that is not acceptbale at all. I'm gonna have to talk to them about that as well. Time to get with the times and use Windows 7. Their previous firmwares worked on Windows 7 so there is no excuse for this.
Neither it nor the studio presented any issue other than flac playback. These are difficult to brick. I only use flac level 0 and specific encoder so I'm interested in how it works for others.
I think I'll leave my little BA wearing his original firmware boots. Only thing that would interest me in Rocco firmware is a "back" menu button from the play screen taking me to the track list of current album playing.
Edited by H20Fidelity - 7/22/13 at 8:55pm
I used the older loader from the previous Studio V firmware and it worked. The sound may possibly sound a bit better. I don't know. I also don't feel like going back and comparing. But the UI has actually gotten worse IMO. I don't know what they meant to fix? When scrolling you have to do it by several clicks opposed to the option to hold down the up or down button before. Also when you want to go back up a directory you have to hold the middle button for a noticeably longer time to do so. Overall I'm not very happy. Still the sound may sound better and that may be its only saving grace here.
Same H20 I'm trying to get Jack-them to implement that. I would think it is a matter of coding in the firmware to do it. You don't need an extra button but the thing is their programmer probably doesn't know how to do it and that is the problem.
FLAC 0 got rid of all the clipping issues I had on the Studio V (this was with certain tracks) and it also sounded better than the FLAC with higher compression. Then I tried WAV and that sounded even better so I'm using strictly WAV with some mp3s here and there.
I was thinking about it a few nights ago. I think one way to do this would be.
1) You're on the playing screen.
2) Hold the middle button.
3) instead of just Internal Media and External Media options add a back option inside that menu.
It would look like this
Make back menu the first one highlighted. This feature could possibly work no matter where you in the albums, tracks or play screen by holding the middle button for a second.
That's my take on it...
Edited by H20Fidelity - 7/22/13 at 9:31pm