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post #61 of 69

The microstreamer is a competent piece of gear. I tried this alongside the dragonfly 1.2, in the end keeping the latter because of it's smoother treble rendition and it worked without pops/clicks on my laptop.

 

What you're hearing may be down to the headphone as apparently it's not very good. Never heard it myself but I can point you in this direction;

http://www.head-fi.org/t/684135/musical-fidelity-mf-100-on-ear-headphones 

post #62 of 69

I have also had some random static explosions that are very startling and sound like they could hurt my headphones. I reduced the buffer length to 50 and I am now trying to update firmware. In the instructions it says to check the usb viewer to confirm the update but I am not sure what to look for in the usb viewer microstreamer section so I am not able to see if the firmware took or not. Does anybody know what to look for when in the usb viewer utility?

post #63 of 69
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Originally Posted by JediGhostdog View Post
 

I have also had some random static explosions that are very startling and sound like they could hurt my headphones. I reduced the buffer length to 50 and I am now trying to update firmware. In the instructions it says to check the usb viewer to confirm the update but I am not sure what to look for in the usb viewer microstreamer section so I am not able to see if the firmware took or not. Does anybody know what to look for when in the usb viewer utility?

If you have a mac around just go to: About this Mac / More Info / System Report / USB / microStreamer

you'll see something like this:

 

microStreamer:

 

  Product ID:    0x0009

  Vendor ID:    0x4852

  Version:     1.03

  Speed:    Up to 12 Mb/sec

  Manufacturer:    www.hirestech.com 2013 Rev 1.3

  Location ID:    0x14300000 / 9

  Current Available (mA):    500

  Current Required (mA):    98

 

;)

post #64 of 69

thank you. I actually use windows 7 but I have lowered the buffer length to 50 and I haven't heard one of those static explosions in a long time. The update to firmware may have been the fix or the buffer length I may never know. Maybe I will audition the Dragonfly because I hear a lot of people are having issues with the MS and windows 7

post #65 of 69

Reducing buffers to 50 ms is a must. I'm also on Win 7 and found that 25 ms works best. You'll still get a pop when switching sample rates though.

post #66 of 69
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Originally Posted by jarrett View Post
 

 I'm also on Win 7 and found that 25 ms works best. You'll still get a pop when switching sample rates though.

I seem to only be able to go as low as 50 ms using foobar and Wasapi event. How do I switch to 25? I also get a pop when switching tracks but im ok with that

post #67 of 69

I'm using jriver which lets you go as low as 10 ms (or lower?)


Edited by jarrett - 7/19/14 at 11:08am
post #68 of 69

Nice I will have to check that out eventually. Do you keep your output data format at 24bits?

post #69 of 69

Yeah 24, and I think that's a tricky question for sample rate.

 

I ended up leaving it at 24/48; if you don't, you won't hear audio in your videos haha. The HRT will take exclusive control of the device, so even when it's at 24/48 in Windows and you play a 44.1 khz audio file (with WASAPI), Windows will change its sample rate to match

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