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post #691 of 1300

I assume you've done sort a full reset?  The only reason I mention it is that "we" have had the same sort of issues with the CLAS in the past.  Typically a full reset of the i-device would correct the issue.  It's worth a try anyway, right?

 

Hope it works out.

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I assume you've done sort a full reset?  The only reason I mention it is that "we" have had the same sort of issues with the CLAS in the past.  Typically a full reset of the i-device would correct the issue.  It's worth a try anyway, right?

 

Hope it works out.


Always a good suggestion to try reset first.  I had a connection issue that was resolved by powering down my Iphone 4.  Verza does not have a reset switch.

post #693 of 1300
Try different headphones, or see if you hear any cracking when you spin the plug around. I am thinking you might have a bad contact somewhere.
post #694 of 1300
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Try different headphones, or see if you hear any cracking when you spin the plug around. I am thinking you might have a bad contact somewhere.


Good suggestions, already tried both.  Could a quality LOD to USB cable help?  If so, any recommendations under $50?

post #695 of 1300

Have you tried cleaning the potentiometer with compressed air (i.e. the kind you use to clean your keyboard)?

I read on the E12 thread that dust in the potentiometer can cause it to sound scratchy.

post #696 of 1300
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Have you tried cleaning the potentiometer with compressed air (i.e. the kind you use to clean your keyboard)?

I read on the E12 thread that dust in the potentiometer can cause it to sound scratchy.


I can certainly try since I am tired of sending my amps back to V-Moda for repair.  If dust inside the potentiometer was an issue, wouldn't it only be apparent when adjusting volume?  I have a continuous random scratching sound at the same volume.

 

Also, I just tried connecting Verza to my PC for the first time.  I followed instructions to the letter and my computer did recognize the device, but no sound through headphones confused_face_2.gif

 

I am an early adopter and can't think of another line of products where I have experienced so many technical issues.


Edited by Craigster75 - 6/21/13 at 1:27pm
post #697 of 1300
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Have you tried cleaning the potentiometer with compressed air (i.e. the kind you use to clean your keyboard)?

I read on the E12 thread that dust in the potentiometer can cause it to sound scratchy.


I can certainly try since I am tired of sending my amps back to V-Moda for repair.  If dust inside the potentiometer was an issue, wouldn't it only be apparent when adjusting volume?  I have a continuous random scratching sound at the same volume.

 

Also, I just tried connecting Verza to my PC for the first time.  I followed instructions to the letter and my computer did recognize the device, but no sound through headphones confused_face_2.gif

 

I am an early adopter and can't think of another line of products where I have experienced so many technical issues.

Hm you're right about that. I didn't see that you were having the crackling sound regardless of adjusting the potentiometer. I suppose it's worth giving it a shot before resorting to sending it back for repair though.

 

Regarding the PC connection, is your device selected in the volume options? I really dislike like interface in Windows for connecting external DACs, but if you right-click on the volume button in the Taskbar and go to "Playback Devices," you should be able to find the device there.

 

If you right-click on the device and click "Properties," navigate to the "Advance" tab, you should be able to set how the DAC processes the signals from your computer.

 

Lastly, make sure your media player has the settings set such that audio is being played through your device.

In Foobar, go to File, Preferences, Playback, Output:

 

In VLC, go to Tools, Preferences, click on Show all Settings at the bottom, Audio, Output Module, DirectX:

 

Oh, and in iTunes, you can set your preferences to play audio using Windows Audio Session, which makes the signal bit-perfect. You go to Edit, Preferences, Playback:

 

 

 

Of course I was setting up the ODAC, which is not the VERZA, but the settings should all be similar unless the VERZA requires driver installation.


Edited by miceblue - 6/21/13 at 2:36pm
post #698 of 1300
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Hm you're right about that. I didn't see that you were having the crackling sound regardless of adjusting the potentiometer. I suppose it's worth giving it a shot before resorting to sending it back for repair though.

 

Regarding the PC connection, is your device selected in the volume options? I really dislike like interface in Windows for connecting external DACs, but if you right-click on the volume button in the Taskbar and go to "Playback Devices," you should be able to find the device there.

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

If you right-click on the device and click "Properties," navigate to the "Advance" tab, you should be able to set how the DAC processes the signals from your computer.

 

Lastly, make sure your media player has the settings set such that audio is being played through your device.

In Foobar, go to File, Preferences, Playback, Output:

 

In VLC, go to Tools, Preferences, click on Show all Settings at the bottom, Audio, Output Module, DirectX:

 

Oh, and in iTunes, you can set your preferences to play audio using Windows Audio Session, which makes the signal bit-perfect. You go to Edit, Preferences, Playback:

 

 

 

Of course I was setting up the ODAC, which is not the VERZA, but the settings should all be similar unless the VERZA requires driver installation.

 

 

Where did you get the desktop wallpaper?

post #699 of 1300
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Hm you're right about that. I didn't see that you were having the crackling sound regardless of adjusting the potentiometer. I suppose it's worth giving it a shot before resorting to sending it back for repair though.

 

Regarding the PC connection, is your device selected in the volume options? I really dislike like interface in Windows for connecting external DACs, but if you right-click on the volume button in the Taskbar and go to "Playback Devices," you should be able to find the device there.

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

If you right-click on the device and click "Properties," navigate to the "Advance" tab, you should be able to set how the DAC processes the signals from your computer.

 

Lastly, make sure your media player has the settings set such that audio is being played through your device.

In Foobar, go to File, Preferences, Playback, Output:

 

In VLC, go to Tools, Preferences, click on Show all Settings at the bottom, Audio, Output Module, DirectX:

 

Oh, and in iTunes, you can set your preferences to play audio using Windows Audio Session, which makes the signal bit-perfect. You go to Edit, Preferences, Playback:

 

 

 

Of course I was setting up the ODAC, which is not the VERZA, but the settings should all be similar unless the VERZA requires driver installation.

 

 

Where did you get the desktop wallpaper?

Hahaha. A good question! I actually found it in a thread a while ago while randomly browsing threads.

 

Right here actually: http://www.head-fi.org/t/436863/head-fi-wallpapers-logos

post #700 of 1300

@miceblue- just used a DAC for the first time as I have only been using Vamp and Verza for portable listening.  YouTube videos sound fantastic.  For some reason, Itunes music still only comes out of my speakers, even when DAC is selected.

 

I will be using headphones now more than speakers.  Also, no static, so the issue is with my Iphone/Verza compatibility.  I may upgrade to Iphone 5 or wait for Iphone 6 in case the size changes and the Iphone 5 Metallo case becomes obsolete.

 

Purely as a scientific sound test, I am in the process of repeated viewings of the Robin Thicke Blurred Lines video evil_smiley.gif

post #701 of 1300
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Originally Posted by Craigster75 View Post

@miceblue- just used a DAC for the first time as I have only been using Vamp and Verza for portable listening.  YouTube videos sound fantastic.  For some reason, Itunes music still only comes out of my speakers, even when DAC is selected.

 

I will be using headphones now more than speakers.  Also, no static, so the issue is with my Iphone/Verza compatibility.  I may upgrade to Iphone 5 or wait for Iphone 6 in case the size changes and the Iphone 5 Metallo case becomes obsolete.

 

Purely as a scientific sound test, I am in the process of repeated viewings of the Robin Thicke Blurred Lines video evil_smiley.gif

Ah, it's good to "hear" that your VERZA isn't the issue then. :D

 

Or maybe it is. The desktop DAC is the same one as the Android one, which is different from the iOS one. >_<

Have you tried just a line-out dock to amp connection to ensure that it's the DAC portion of the VERZA having issues?


Edited by miceblue - 6/21/13 at 5:18pm
post #702 of 1300
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Originally Posted by Craigster75 View Post

@miceblue- just used a DAC for the first time as I have only been using Vamp and Verza for portable listening.  YouTube videos sound fantastic.  For some reason, Itunes music still only comes out of my speakers, even when DAC is selected.

 

I will be using headphones now more than speakers.  Also, no static, so the issue is with my Iphone/Verza compatibility.  I may upgrade to Iphone 5 or wait for Iphone 6 in case the size changes and the Iphone 5 Metallo case becomes obsolete.

 

Purely as a scientific sound test, I am in the process of repeated viewings of the Robin Thicke Blurred Lines video evil_smiley.gif

You need to set the VERZA as your default playback device by right click then "Set as Default Device" then it should work.  Test your connection with the default 30 pin cables from Apple, V-MODA, and any other 3rd party band you have laying around.

post #703 of 1300
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You need to set the VERZA as your default playback device by right click then "Set as Default Device" then it should work.  Test your connection with the default 30 pin cables from Apple, V-MODA, and any other 3rd party band you have laying around.


I did that and it worked with all other audio, but not Itunes.  I don't think it's a Verza issue, just a glitch in my PC.

post #704 of 1300
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Originally Posted by Craigster75 View Post


I did that and it worked with all other audio, but not Itunes.  I don't think it's a Verza issue, just a glitch in my PC.

Did you tried closing iTunes or reboot?  Some program can set its own audio output device.  However, I checked my iTunes and didn't saw any...

post #705 of 1300

Regarding the crackling issue, I determined it was actually the short cable after extensive testing.  This is the second short cable where there was an issue.
 

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