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post #931 of 1140
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Originally Posted by mochill View Post

Does it also support 64gb micro sdxc formatted to FAT32?ūüėä

Yes it does.

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The firmware before didn't work so that's why I asked ūüėé
post #933 of 1140
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Originally Posted by treal512 View Post
 

 

Sorry if this is redundant, but can you link me to the FW DL and install instructions for this? Does the install only work on the XP OS?

As far as I can tell, yes. I haven't messed with compatibility modes in windows7 64. Maybe it works with w7 32 but no clue. The only thing you need to make sure of is that you do a quick format at 4096. I could never figure out how it comes from the factory but the early installer always says 2046 sector size. choosing this allocation size may not be available in XP but if you install any of the FWs in w7 first you can and when you then do the format at default allocation size in XP on the next install, it should stay. No idea why allocation size should make any difference in sound (shouldn't) but it does.

 

Basically reset, hold the up button while connecting to your PC until you here usb connected dadum sound. You shouldn't be able to see it as a drive at this point. If you can, you didn't do something correctly and should start over. Open the installer. It wll find the player and let you see it as a drive in '(My)Computer". Fast format and when done, start the installer with no boxes checked. Close the installer and eject as a drive when complete. 

If it doesn't sound like I described, give it another go. It's rare but I've had a couple less than perfect updates. Done it pretty often messing about.

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


Edited by goodvibes - 1/31/14 at 1:36am
post #934 of 1140
To my ears Studio V 3rd Anniversary sound superb. I'm wondering though whether Rocco BA sounds similar to Studio? There are some pieces of information in this respect here and there but I did not find any more comprehensive description (or maybe I did not notice it tongue.gif). Is there someone who can make such comparison. I've only read that Rocco BA has less power. Do you think it has sufficient power to drive 3, 4 driver CIEMs?

Moreover, someone mentioned here somewhere that HSA works on the upgraded version of Studio V. Does anyone has any news in this respect?
post #935 of 1140

The BA isn't as textural or authoritative but it's quieter and still very clean. Lee had both for a while so I'm sure he can help. 

post #936 of 1140
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Originally Posted by Krismarzyk View Post

To my ears Studio V 3rd Anniversary sound superb. I'm wondering though whether Rocco BA sounds similar to Studio? There are some pieces of information in this respect here and there but I did not find any more comprehensive description (or maybe I did not notice it tongue.gif). Is there someone who can make such comparison. I've only read that Rocco BA has less power. Do you think it has sufficient power to drive 3, 4 driver CIEMs?

Moreover, someone mentioned here somewhere that HSA works on the upgraded version of Studio V. Does anyone has any news in this respect?


Similar, as in the same 'house sound' with less power. 

The Studio edges out in most area's depending on your synergy. The Rocco for me is hiss free (or at least much less), has less power (it will drive most CIEM and IEM nicely), doesn't sound quite as full in the mid-range or as transparent as Studio V also slightly lesser bass, as I personally can hear some low end roll-off on the BA with my low impedance IEM. It still leans  bright towards a thinner presentation and technically the Rocco is still strong in separation and imaging. In a blind test volume matched at low volume I would have a hard time picking them apart I imagine, I say that having had both for some months. DigitalFreak wrote a good comparison among other members. If you can find a Rocco BA for a good price do not hesitate for a second in my opinion, snap that up and hold onto it.

http://www.head-fi.org/t/607258/hisoundaudio-rocoo-ba-superior-hi-fi-player-for-ciems-iems/390#post_9209864


 


Edited by H20Fidelity - 1/31/14 at 5:09am
post #937 of 1140
H20, goodvibes, many thanks.
post #938 of 1140
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Originally Posted by mochill View Post

The firmware before didn't work so that's why I asked ūüėé
The earlier firmware does work with 64Gb cards formatted to fat32. That's all I have been using since day one.
post #939 of 1140
Mine didn't ūüėě
post #940 of 1140
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Originally Posted by bearFNF View Post

The earlier firmware does work with 64Gb cards formatted to fat32. That's all I have been using since day one.
Same here. Not just one card either. Both of mine have no issues
post #941 of 1140
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Originally Posted by Krismarzyk View Post

To my ears Studio V 3rd Anniversary sound superb. I'm wondering though whether Rocco BA sounds similar to Studio? There are some pieces of information in this respect here and there but I did not find any more comprehensive description (or maybe I did not notice it tongue.gif). Is there someone who can make such comparison. I've only read that Rocco BA has less power. Do you think it has sufficient power to drive 3, 4 driver CIEMs?

Moreover, someone mentioned here somewhere that HSA works on the upgraded version of Studio V. Does anyone has any news in this respect?

It's all about pairing. 

Studio 3rd is more bassy with smoother treble, pairs well with clearer, thinner IEMs.

Rocoo BA is more neutral with balanced bass,mid and treble, pairs well with fuller or warmer IEMs.

BA has less power than Studio 3rd but still decent enough.

Rocoo BA sounds like a smaller dx100 while Studio 3rd sounds like a smaller 901. That's the best way I can put it.

post #942 of 1140
How about the nova1 player? My brother has it and I think it's pretty good. How does it compare with the BA and studio v 3rd anv?
post #943 of 1140
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Originally Posted by Jung Woo Cho View Post

How about the nova1 player? My brother has it and I think it's pretty good. How does it compare with the BA and studio v 3rd anv?

From what I heard from my friends, it's not as good as either BA or 3rd.

post #944 of 1140
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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. 


OK, so I installed this firmware and it borked my studio up, initial scan was 20+minutes, takes about five minutes to start after that, folders are all out of order, and there is very high noise floor (hiss).  I will admit that the sound is nice other than the noise floor, there is none of the electronic jibberish I was hearing when switching tracks. Going back to the original FW, thanks but no thanks to this one.  Put the original back up and all is well and right again (still have a hiss, though not as bad and the electronic jibberish is back).  five and a half minute initial scan,  2 minute start after that, folders all in the right order...64Gb class 10 all flac 54gig of files.


Edited by bearFNF - 2/2/14 at 5:23pm
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Hmm that is still strange that it takes 2 minutes to load each time? Might I suggest when you load your SD card do it in batches. Smaller synchs. That greatly reduced my scan times. I remember my 64 GB card being full of FLAC and taking about 40 to 45 seconds max to start. Still quite a bit better than 2 minutes.... On 32 GB cards my unit would start in about 15 seconds.

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