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post #886 of 1257
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Originally Posted by bmichels View Post

received it today. Charging it now... :-)

- Can someone tell me where I can download a full user manual.

- Can someone tell me how can I know when the HiFI-8 is fully charged ? 

- Can someone tell me what are the value of headphone impedance for the 3 switch positions, from left to right ?

thanks a lot 

I am not aware of a full manual.

Takes some time to charge fully, ime. Only way to know for sure is when you switch it on, all three lights light up, and even then I am not sure that means 100%.

Impedance is listed on the 1 page manual that came with the unit. Can't remember off the top of my head.
post #887 of 1257
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Originally Posted by woodcans View Post

Impedance is listed on the 1 page manual that came with the unit. Can't remember off the top of my head.

 

To the best of my recollection the values are 1, 2 and 11 ohms (from left to right).

post #888 of 1257
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Originally Posted by SoulSyde View Post

To the best of my recollection the values are 1, 2 and 11 ohms (from left to right).

That is correct, just checked.
post #889 of 1257
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Originally Posted by bmichels View Post
 

received it today. Charging it now... :-)

 

- Can someone tell me where I can download a full user manual.

 

- Can someone tell me how can I know when the HiFI-8 is fully charged ? 

 

- Can someone tell me what are the value of headphone impedance for the 3 switch positions, from left to right ?

 

thanks a lot 


-There is no full user manual at this point. Just the Quick Start Guide.

 

-The charge light will go off when the unit is fully charged .

 

-The impedance settings are actually 11, 2, 1 ohms from left to right. The quick start guide does seem to give the opposite impression, but the decision was made as such because as you decrease the output impedance there is a bit of a boost in gain. Sliding any of the switches to the right will always boost gain.

 

-Kenny

post #890 of 1257
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Originally Posted by Ksef10 View Post


-There is no full user manual at this point. Just the Quick Start Guide.

-The charge light will go off when the unit is fully charged .

-The impedance settings are actually 11, 2, 1 ohms from left to right. The quick start guide does seem to give the opposite impression, but the decision was made as such because as you decrease the output impedance there is a bit of a boost in gain. Sliding any of the switches to the right will always boost gain.

-Kenny

That's good to know, thanks. I thought I was using 1 ohm today when I was actually using 11.
post #891 of 1257
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Originally Posted by Ksef10 View Post


-There is no full user manual at this point. Just the Quick Start Guide.

-The charge light will go off when the unit is fully charged .

-The impedance settings are actually 11, 2, 1 ohms from left to right. The quick start guide does seem to give the opposite impression, but the decision was made as such because as you decrease the output impedance there is a bit of a boost in gain. Sliding any of the switches to the right will always boost gain.

-Kenny

Wow, really?

I've had my switch at position 1 assuming it was 1 ohm, and haven't even switched it at all, as 11 ohm isn't useful to me. I wonder if this should make a positive difference for my CIEM's, I'll give it a try tonight. I would never had known...
post #892 of 1257
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Originally Posted by Ksef10 View Post


-There is no full user manual at this point. Just the Quick Start Guide.

-The charge light will go off when the unit is fully charged .

-The impedance settings are actually 11, 2, 1 ohms from left to right. The quick start guide does seem to give the opposite impression, but the decision was made as such because as you decrease the output impedance there is a bit of a boost in gain. Sliding any of the switches to the right will always boost gain.

-Kenny
this is a shock to me too.
I always thought it was 1,2,11.
Now its has been stated its 11,2,1ohm setting.

Luckily i have always set it at 2ohms.

I will have to play with the settings again.
post #893 of 1257
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Originally Posted by Ksef10 View Post


-There is no full user manual at this point. Just the Quick Start Guide.

-The charge light will go off when the unit is fully charged .

-The impedance settings are actually 11, 2, 1 ohms from left to right. The quick start guide does seem to give the opposite impression, but the decision was made as such because as you decrease the output impedance there is a bit of a boost in gain. Sliding any of the switches to the right will always boost gain.

-Kenny
Wow, x3 or x4 or whatever. I never understood this to be the case. I know this is like asking a guy named Bob if his name is really Bob, but Kenny, please verify and restate this again. I really thought it was the exact reverse, 1, 2, 11, left to right.
post #894 of 1257

It's 1, 2, 11 Ohms (left to right).

post #895 of 1257
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Originally Posted by SoulSyde View Post

It's 1, 2, 11 Ohms (left to right).

Uh...that's not what Kenny from CEntrance just posted. That's why it's being discussed again!
post #896 of 1257

Oops... missed that.  I can swear I read it was the other way on another blog.  Kenny is "the source." :)

post #897 of 1257
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Originally Posted by SoulSyde View Post

Oops... missed that.  I can swear I read it was the other way on another blog.  Kenny is "the source." smily_headphones1.gif

So what is 'the source's' final answer??
post #898 of 1257
I just tried the switch in the rightmost position...the "New" 1 ohm, LOL. Sounds a bit tighter bass control and not as warm. With my low-ish impedance CIEM's. (24 and 36 ohm)

I thought the sound was great, but this is better with my 8.A that are a bit bass bloated (but not with the M8)
Edited by thegrobe - 11/5/13 at 6:05pm
post #899 of 1257

The "new" impedance setting actually makes more sense to me when using IEM's with no crossovers aka the Ety 4-s/HF5. Multiple BA driver or hybrid  IEM's can often have some weird impedance swings across the frequency spectrum  due to the crossovers and will therefore behave differently when the impedance is increased.  Hiss with low impedance IEM's should in general be lower at the 1 Ohm setting vs. the 11 Ohm setting, although there there can be deviations.

post #900 of 1257
- so plugged M8 in via USB overnight , seem fully charged this morning, used it for about 40 minutes and M8 and my iPod are no longer getting along

The battery indicator coming on and off . Connecting and disconnecting from iPod
Something is up but not quite sure:(




one more try , plugged into outlet, hope it works. Seem to be issue with the battery not fully charged
Edited by snapple10 - 11/5/13 at 6:49pm
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