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post #901 of 1217

correct. I tend to use large files (so not as many) and subfolders so not a biggie for me.


Edited by goodvibes - 1/28/14 at 1:25pm
post #902 of 1217

How can I follow a Headphoneous Supremus such as Goodvibes, you are the man!!!  Well so is Captain Lee 730 who lives in Hawaii but doesn't surf????

Just got my 3rd Anniv., but don't hold your breath, I'm not getting on my knees next to my bed and tape a Jihaad Interview on this unit!!!LOL!!!

 

My V bit the dust, wouldn't play I believe because a solder repair on my headphone Jack(LOL) came loose.  I still plan on trying to repair it.   

 

So far, after 30 min. the 3rd sounds definately warmer and I actually heard some very tight subbass that I never noticed with my V, and yes, subbass on the AS2!!  So far the mids are much warmer, highs smoother(warmer) and tighter, deeper bass over the V.   I'm excited for 100-200hrs burnin!  Still crazy UI.   But get this, the 3rd is 4.45oz, 5.15oz for the V, so the 3rd is 14% lighter if my math is correct.  

 

Still planning on replacing my AS2 cable, as some of you know.   In contention is the Fiio copper, a new silver cable I just discovered:  http://store.treoo.com/main/nocturnal-audio-acrux-4-conductor-stranded-silver-cable.html,  the moon silver for $185 http://www.moon-audio.com/moon-audio-silver-dragon-v1-iem-headphone-cable.html(which does have a return policy at 5% restock) and both Flysweep and Alpha421 like with the AS2, the only thing about silver is I've heard it can affect voices by thinning them and putting them further back on the soundstage).    I am also looking at the Swan Audio SA05, not sure about silver or copper, but heard it has good synergy with the AS2.   


Edited by soundbear - 1/28/14 at 5:28pm
post #903 of 1217
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Originally Posted by goodvibes View Post

I finally got around to trying the latest FW on my Anv 3. 

http://www.hisoundaudio.com/Uploadfiles/20131117175558560.rar

 

I like it. I think it's the best sounding of the bunch. You lose the hold to scroll function but other than that, I don't see any issues. Installed the way I like it best with the 2011 FW, I think it maintains all the detail with a bit more color and less etch. The installer supplied only works with XP (Ithink) so you'll have to copy the old installer into the folder for W7. For best sounding result, start the normal install procedure. When recognized after opening the updater, do a quick (not slow) format at 4096 allocation size before starting the updater. Don't check any of the updater boxes. (fromat and erase) Once ready and started, disable BTN sound in the settings menu. The difference isn't huge from this same type of previous install but enough for me to forget about the scrolling. 


Silly question but does anyone have a link to the old installer that works for win 7? Gonna try updating the firmware!

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post #904 of 1217
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Silly question but does anyone have a link to the old installer that works for win 7? Gonna try updating the firmware!

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post #905 of 1217

Hmm so you like the sound better? I never stuck with it long enough to really notice. I just couldn't stand how buggy the UI became after that. Especially having to click each time to scroll down....

post #906 of 1217

Not to mention the longer library scan time ......

post #907 of 1217

Yep, scan time is longer but I don't find the UI any different other than no scroll as mentioned. Library, clicks times and sensitivity seem the same. This isn't going to be better for everyone so having the old standby FW on hand is not a bad idea. Easy enough to revert back with the same instructions. The sig comments may vary by how the old FW was installed. This is my fav sonic setup but 122311 is also VG and does have the best load times and scroll. Use whatever rings your bell.:bigsmile_face: If I was all about load times and great UIs over sound, this wouldn't be the player I'd choose anyway.


Edited by goodvibes - 1/29/14 at 5:30am
post #908 of 1217
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Originally Posted by lee730 View Post
 

Hmm so you like the sound better? I never stuck with it long enough to really notice. I just couldn't stand how buggy the UI became after that. Especially having to click each time to scroll down....

I was stuck between the 2 ways we were loading the FW before. I still preferred the load method described here but it's very slightly etched so I thought I'd try the new FW and it's right where I'd want it. You guys almost scared me off. I thought it might be like the interim FW where the library went funky. Fortunately not.


Edited by goodvibes - 1/29/14 at 5:37am
post #909 of 1217
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Originally Posted by goodvibes View Post
 

Yep, scan time is longer but I don't find the UI any different other than no scroll as mentioned. Library, clicks times and sensitivity seem the same. This isn't going to be better for everyone so having the old standby FW on hand is not a bad idea. Easy enough to revert back with the same instructions. The sig comments may vary by how the old FW was installed. This is my fav sonic setup but 122311 is also VG and does have the best load times and scroll. Use whatever rings your bell.:bigsmile_face: If I was all about load times and great UIs over sound, this wouldn't be the player I'd choose anyway.

 

How much longer are the scan times compared to the older firmware? I am trying this firmware now to see how it is sound wise.

post #910 of 1217

about 1/3rd longer


Edited by goodvibes - 1/29/14 at 8:28am
post #911 of 1217
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Originally Posted by goodvibes View Post
 

about 1/3rd longer


It does take a bit longer but I did notice that it finally remembers that I had random chosen from the last time it was used.

post #912 of 1217

Just to get this straight in my old clouded head...

I have three firmware files with their associated installers:

 

20111223 with stupdaterapp_4min.exe

 

20130712 with stupdaterapp_msc_15min.exe

 

20131117 with stupdaterapp_msc_15min.exe

 

I am running 20111223 (this came installed on the unit)

 

I read earlier that 20130712 was not good and barf-up the unit.

 

Is 20131117 a stable FW? Does it barf the unit?  Is this the one you are talking about goodvibes?

Which installed is the one to use for WIN7 attempt?

post #913 of 1217
Yay new update 😃
post #914 of 1217

That's all correct and in Win 7 You use the installer from the earliest FW by pasting it into the the folder of 20131117 which seems to work OK. It's never going to be a perfect UI.  When I get a chance, I'll see if the 15min installer works on xp and if things go any different. 

 

I haven't used it much since trying as I've been a bit overwhelmed. The sonic difference isn't great. If I listen now it's difficult to verify but on first listen to the same cut after update, those were my impressions. You can always go back.

post #915 of 1217
Did someone compare Studio V 3rd Anniversary with dx50 (with the current firmware) and with upcoming Fiio X5?
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