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post #541 of 986

Must use Windows to perform the actual firmware upgrade.

Primary benefit of new firmware is allowing mS to be used with low-powered devices like tablets and phones [use the uS(NAS) firmware]

post #542 of 986

OK thks :beerchug:

post #543 of 986
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Originally Posted by RapidPulse View Post
 

Must use Windows to perform the actual firmware upgrade.

Primary benefit of new firmware is allowing mS to be used with low-powered devices like tablets and phones [use the uS(NAS) firmware]

 

I used the non-NAS version‚ÄĒit seems to work fine with my computer, iPad, and iPhone. Any reason you recommended the NAS version?

post #544 of 986
I thought the NAS version was just that,to connect to a NAS. Nothing to do with power :-/
post #545 of 986
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Originally Posted by zenpunk View Post

I thought the NAS version was just that,to connect to a NAS. Nothing to do with power :-/

 

Both new firmware versions (i.e. NAS and non-NAS) reduce power consumption from the previous version. So I wasn't sure why RapidPulse mentioned the NAS version specifically. 

post #546 of 986

Here's my iPhone setup using the microStreamer.  Nice and compact.  The Pebble controls music playback so that the phone can be kept safe while walking.

 

Another photo showing the cabling.  I actually put the HRT bundle in a small felt bag to keep it safe and secure when I walk.

 

post #547 of 986

:etysmile::etysmile::etysmile:

 

I thought my TDK BA200 coming out of my Sony Walkman was compact


Edited by jarrett - 10/7/13 at 9:36pm
post #548 of 986

What is from your experiences the battery lifetime when listening music with microstreamer(latest firmware) atttached to (iphone/ipod touch/android phone) ?

post #549 of 986
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What is from your experiences the battery lifetime when listening music with microstreamer(latest firmware) atttached to (iphone/ipod touch/android phone) ?

I don't have a great answer to that. Once in extended use it seemed to drain the iPhone's 5 quite quickly, but this was back when iOS 7 was in beta. Other times I haven't seen a notable difference, but they were relatively short sessions.

I'll be doing some more formal testing and I'll have a better answer.
post #550 of 986

Funnily enough I just came on to this thread to ask how people are powering their microstreamers.

 

I've got mine connected to my S3 4G and it is killing my battery. I think after a good 3-4 hours my phone's battery is just about emptied with the MS connected. Note that it seems to drain the battery even if not playing but connected. I would estimate that my phone's battery use is accelerated about 2-3 times compared to normal music listening straight from my phone.

 

I'm going to check my firmware when I get home, although I only bought it about a month ago. I've also ordered a Y USB OTG cable that will hopefully allow me to power the MS externally so that my phone's battery is not affected.

post #551 of 986
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Originally Posted by jazzman7 View Post

Here's my iPhone setup using the microStreamer.  Nice and compact.  The Pebble controls music playback so that the phone can be kept safe while walking.



Another photo showing the cabling.  I actually put the HRT bundle in a small felt bag to keep it safe and secure when I walk.



What is 'the Pebble'?
post #552 of 986
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Originally Posted by jarrett View Post

 

I thought my TDK BA200 coming out of my Sony Walkman was compact

 

No argument there.  A dedicated DAP will always be smaller.  I'm comparing against other dedicated DAC/amp combos with phones, like the V-MODA Verza/VentureCraft Go-DAP models.  

 

It is unfortunate that the mS requires the Lightning adapter, though.  On the plus side, the mS with Lightning adapter is a lot less expensive than an MFi-approved DAC/amp.  

post #553 of 986
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What is 'the Pebble'?

 

The watch in the upper right.  It does music control to the phone via Bluetooth, among other things.  

 

https://getpebble.com/discover#apps

 

I've no connection with the company, just a user.  

post #554 of 986
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Originally Posted by Jonamafun View Post

 

I've got mine connected to my S3 4G and it is killing my battery. I think after a good 3-4 hours my phone's battery is just about emptied with the MS connected. Note that it seems to drain the battery even if not playing but connected. I would estimate that my phone's battery use is accelerated about 2-3 times compared to normal music listening straight from my phone.

Great observation.  The microStreamer very likely affects battery life on the iPhone.  It is only an impression at this point, but the battery indicator seems to go down faster with the mS connected.  I also agree that it doesn't matter whether music is playing or not.  The mS heats up when it is connected, so the mS is draining the battery no matter what.  

 

Still, if you've ever used a dedicated DAC or amp with a portable device, charging the DAC/amp is a pain.  This setup avoids that.  

 

I'll see if I can test my iPhone 5c for battery life with the mS on a day that I don't need it for other things.  

post #555 of 986

Maybe a special firmware for people using only IEMs would be good, and power consumption might be reduced even further.

Straight from my laptop max volume with  sensitive iems is usualy 10/100. :(

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