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My wife also have an iPhone 5' so I used hers for a bit and was unable to produce the interference. So at that point I started to think something must be wrong with my iphone. As a last resort, I deleted the app I had been using, and the interference never came back. So it seems that was the culprit. I guess it must be interfering with the phone's radio some kind of way. So I guess there's no need to send it back for testing now. Thanks.

 

Wow. an App was causing radio interference?   I tried to find your earlier postings, only saw that "ipeng" app named....

but that you also tried the "stock Apple player" which also caused interference.

could you explain what App you ended up deleting (ipeng?) so myself (and others) stay far away from it in the future?

Thanks if so.

 

to confirm:  with that  App deleted, there is no interference in the stock Apple player on the iPhone5 now either?

weird.


Edited by jexby - 8/23/13 at 1:14am
post #347 of 1227
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Originally Posted by jexby View Post

 

Wow. an App was causing radio interference?   I tried to find your earlier postings, only saw that "ipeng" app named....

but that you also tried the "stock Apple player" which also caused interference.

could you explain what App you ended up deleting (ipeng?) so myself (and others) stay far away from it in the future?

Thanks if so.

 

to confirm:  with that  App deleted, there is no interference in the stock Apple player on the iPhone5 now either?

weird.

I find it so strange that radio interference would even come into play here.

But I'm glad you're all sharing about it now so I know what app to avoid!!

post #348 of 1227
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Originally Posted by hoichi View Post

That's good to know. Your brainchild seems more and more attractive.

 

Another question: do you consider maybe including coaxial S/PDIF input as an option? Maybe later on? There's a few great sources out there, like FiiO X3 and the upcoming DX50 that do lossless, gapless and 24/192 but don't have TOSLINK or USB-OTG, and it would be pretty neat to do everything with as little gear as possible.

We are considering it, but this product is done. We cannot change it anymore. We are on to something completely different now :)


Edited by mgoodman - 8/23/13 at 1:09pm
post #349 of 1227
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Originally Posted by moodyrn View Post


My wife also have an iPhone 5' so I used hers for a bit and was unable to produce the interference. So at that point I started to think something must be wrong with my iphone. As a last resort, I deleted the app I had been using, and the interference never came back. So it seems that was the culprit. I guess it must be interfering with the phone's radio some kind of way. So I guess there's no need to send it back for testing now. Thanks.

Wow. Thanks for that! Care to name the app so people are forewarned? I don't want to blame the app, but just give people a quick troubleshooting idea if this comes up again.

 

Ha-ha. Wrote that and realized others are asking for the same thing. 

With this case of interference being solved, we are officially CLEAN on the interference front. There are no other documented, repeatable cases out there in the beta-test community. Good news!


Edited by mgoodman - 8/23/13 at 1:10pm
post #350 of 1227
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Originally Posted by mgoodman View Post

We are considering it, but this product is done. We cannot change it anymore. We are on to something completely different now :)

Well, the M8 is probably is worth every penny as it is :) And yeah, go out and do some more awesomeness :)

post #351 of 1227
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Originally Posted by mgoodman View Post

Wow. Thanks for that! Care to name the app so people are forewarned? I don't want to blame the app, but just give people a quick troubleshooting idea if this comes up again.

 

Ha-ha. Wrote that and realized others are asking for the same thing. 

With this case of interference being solved, we are officially CLEAN on the interference front. There are no other documented, repeatable cases out there in the beta-test community. Good news!


That is good news indeed!

post #352 of 1227

Yes, the app was ipeng which is a bummer. It's a squeezebox touch app, but have added features to let you use the iphone/ipad itself as a squeezebox client. With it, I can stream lossless flac directly from my nas to either my ipad or iphone whether I'm inside of my own network at home or away from home over 4g/lte. I can even use it to play files on my ipad while using my iphone as a remote. I've been loving it which is why I'm so sad about the interference issues it cause which is very strange itself.

 

I did get some interference with the stock player app, but that was while ipeng was running in the background. So even if I wasn't using it to playback files, the fact that it was still running in the background still causes the interference. The interference wasn't constant, it would come and go. But I would get it every time I used it. Hopefully future updates will solve this. I really hope so. But in the meantime, I can still use it with my ipad. I never had any issues with the m8 and ipeng running on it.

post #353 of 1227

Also keep in mind I wasn't playing back files stored on my iphone which it does allow you to do. So maybe it has to with streaming over wifi or the cellular network. I have another app(8player) that allows you to stream from a nas via dlna. Since logitech media server also acts as a dlna server as well, I will experiment with it to see if I get the same interference. If not, then it will be something limited to the ipeng app.

post #354 of 1227
Well I after using 8player in the same fashion as ipeng, it's definitely not the streaming that was causing the interference. I had no interference at all using 8player as a client and logitech media server on the front end streaming flac. So the ploblem is with the ipeng software itself. So if anyone one wants to use their iphone to stream from a nas server I can verify 8player is a go, not so much for ipeng :-(
post #355 of 1227
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Originally Posted by mgoodman View Post

We are considering it, but this product is done. We cannot change it anymore. We are on to something completely different now :)

 

Care to give a clue sir? Watching the M8 evolve was really fun for me. Planning to get one come Christmas time or thereabouts. 

 

Will you be giving this new brainchild the same treatment as the m8? i.e. sharing developments along the way and going the crowdsource route?

post #356 of 1227
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Originally Posted by NZheadcase View Post

 

Care to give a clue sir? Watching the M8 evolve was really fun for me. Planning to get one come Christmas time or thereabouts. 

 

Will you be giving this new brainchild the same treatment as the m8? i.e. sharing developments along the way and going the crowdsource route?

I think the clue is coming.

http://centrance.com/products/new/blog/2013/08/21/watch-head-fi-org-next-week/

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Thread Starter 
Video review of the various hifi-m8s by Jude of head-fi

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=QJMqRecJG9U&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DQJMqRecJG9U

I will embed properly later.

*video is also properly posted by Jude on the main hifi-m8 thread and will showcase in head-fi soon.
post #358 of 1227
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Originally Posted by NZheadcase View Post

Care to give a clue sir? Watching the M8 evolve was really fun for me. Planning to get one come Christmas time or thereabouts. 

Will you be giving this new brainchild the same treatment as the m8? i.e. sharing developments along the way and going the crowdsource route?
We will return to home audio right after we release something in the pro world, which has been on the boil for a while...
Edited by mgoodman - 8/26/13 at 5:04pm
post #359 of 1227
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Originally Posted by moodyrn View Post

Well I after using 8player in the same fashion as ipeng, it's definitely not the streaming that was causing the interference. I had no interference at all using 8player as a client and logitech media server on the front end streaming flac. So the ploblem is with the ipeng software itself. So if anyone one wants to use their iphone to stream from a nas server I can verify 8player is a go, not so much for ipeng :-(
Keep us in the loop please as you have been. This is very important info for all.
post #360 of 1227

Silly question: will the M8 does DSD in the future?  I am hoping yes because I really don't want to lose functionality when I switch from my VC SDT for my AK120.

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