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post #91 of 145
I have received my iHiFi 960. Although I am enjoying the sound quality of the player, I have experienced a few problems so far. Probably the most significant problem I am having is very short battery time. After charging the battery for 6-8 hrs, I am only getting about 2.5 hours of play time per charge. This is well less than 1/2 the time most other people are quoting in the forum. I am considering sending the player back to the seller for a replacement. The seller (on Ebay) has advertised a full replacement if the unit is sent back within 2 weeks. I will need to contact the seller and discuss the problem directly, but has anyone here had to return one of these players, and if so, was it difficult to get a replacement in exchange? I just remember the headaches and long waiting times people experienced when trying to return defective Sflo2/Teclast 51 players. Thanks for any insight you can give.
post #92 of 145
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Originally Posted by jdog View Post

I have received my iHiFi 960. Although I am enjoying the sound quality of the player, I have experienced a few problems so far. Probably the most significant problem I am having is very short battery time. After charging the battery for 6-8 hrs, I am only getting about 2.5 hours of play time per charge. This is well less than 1/2 the time most other people are quoting in the forum. I am considering sending the player back to the seller for a replacement. The seller (on Ebay) has advertised a full replacement if the unit is sent back within 2 weeks. I will need to contact the seller and discuss the problem directly, but has anyone here had to return one of these players, and if so, was it difficult to get a replacement in exchange? I just remember the headaches and long waiting times people experienced when trying to return defective Sflo2/Teclast 51 players. Thanks for any insight you can give.

Sorry to hear that jdog, but if unare experiencing something you are not happy with just return it and get it replaced as its not cheap. Hope you can get it settled as a working ihifi960 is bloody awesome
post #93 of 145

Anyone looked into a larger milliamp battery to try and extend the life a bit?

 The 812 is treating me well and is gorgeous sounding, no complaints but the 960 keeps nagging at me. Just that reduced battery life on the improved version.

Oh and yeah these iHiFi threads deserve a bump.

post #94 of 145
Yeah the ihifi daps need a bit more love here lol. Wonder whats the main difference in sq between the older 960 and the modified version.. Anyone heard both?
post #95 of 145

Does anyone know if the battery in the 960 can be easily replaced by us the owners?  Mine appears to be defective; I have already talked to my vendor and he has agreed to replace my whole player with a new one.  I was just wondering if somewhere down the road when our players are out of warranty if we can replace the batteries ourselves.  Thanks for any feedback...

post #96 of 145

 There has to be some way to do that, somehow.

 Can someone with the newer version drop in and give some sort of updated description about the improvements ( if they have both which I doubt ) or at least some sort of impression baseline comparison or anything further  on what they feel they are hearing.

post #97 of 145

Well, after spending extra shipping charges to return my original defective 960 and waiting 5 weeks to get a replacement unit, I have received another horribly defective  iHiFi 960.  The sound quality on this one is poor and there is marked distortion. The distortion completely ruins the music and it is impossible to enjoy it.  I have tried 6 different pairs of earphones and the distortion remains unchanged.  I have tried different files with different formats (MP3, FLAC, WAV), but still the distortion is there.  I have used different microsd cards with no change in the distortion.  The songs preloaded on the player are also distorted.  The distortion is very noticeable and is impossible to ignore.  I think I have lost my interest in this player...  The sound quality in the first player I had was good, but the battery life was only 2 hrs.  I don't know what the battery life is on this replacement; I can't stand to listen to it to find out!  Unless any of you know a way to correct this problem, I will be sending this player back for a full refund...  Maybe I'll climb onto the FiiO X5 bandwagon.

post #98 of 145

Oh, and by the way, my defective 960 with all the distortion is supposed to be the new, improved modified unit with lme 49990 as the low-pass filter....

post #99 of 145
Damn, feel sorry for u and i would quit too if i had the same problems... Luckily mine is as solid as ever
post #100 of 145

I'm glad to hear yours is working well, Nazrin.  I really feel that this is probably (except in my cases) a very nice player, and this is why I'm so disheartened. The vendor even assured me that this replacement player was working properly before he sent the it out to me.   But I can't afford to keep investing time and money into defective players, so unless my vendor comes up with an offer I can't refuse, I'll be moving on to something else...   I did try the line out too, but the distortion, while not as bad, is still very present.  Very disappointed....

post #101 of 145
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Originally Posted by jdog View Post
 

I'm glad to hear yours is working well, Nazrin.  I really feel that this is probably (except in my cases) a very nice player, and this is why I'm so disheartened. The vendor even assured me that this replacement player was working properly before he sent the it out to me.   But I can't afford to keep investing time and money into defective players, so unless my vendor comes up with an offer I can't refuse, I'll be moving on to something else...   I did try the line out too, but the distortion, while not as bad, is still very present.  Very disappointed....

Yeah well I think the vendor is lying and didnt check at all. I hope the vendor will cover all your losses as its unacceptable. Good luck in your next purchase and the X5 looks and sounds great too (from reviews)

post #102 of 145

Thanks for your good wishes, Nazrin.

post #103 of 145

That's too bad, sorry to hear. I wonder if yours is an isolated case or ?

Could always try the old version or a different seller.

post #104 of 145

I'm really bummed because this player (when it works normally) seems to have great sound quality.  With my current defective player, there is a definite low frequency hum that can be heard when music is not playing; the hum occurs in an undulating pattern.  When I play music, the hum interferes greatly with low frequencies (bass), but mid- and high-range are nice and clear.  The hum is present from both the headphone and line-out ports (headphone >line out), but when I connected the player to my computer by USB to see if I could reload the firmware, the music played thru my computer without any noticeable hum.  I was not able to reload the firmware with Windows 7.  In any event, does this problem sound like it's occuring because of a faulty amplifier or is something else more likely responsible??  I really would like to have this player, so once I settle up with the vendor that sold me these 2 defective units, I will consider buying one from another dealer.  If any of you all have any thoughts as to what might be wrong with this player, please let me know...  Thanks.

post #105 of 145

I bought it from Pollychen via ebay here: http://www.ebay.com.sg/itm/251192553715

 

Been rocking it with the 1plus2 lately and the synergy is great!!! 

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