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post #1006 of 1058
What DSD container do y'all recommend for the Geek Out, DSF or DFF, and why would you recommend one over the other?
post #1007 of 1058
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Originally Posted by Anaximandros View Post

ASUS M5A99X EVO


[BIOS]

BIOS Date: 12/02/2011

BIOS Version: 0901

Newest Bios: Version 1708 


And try to download the newest USB driver: Version
  1.14.1.0
Thanks to you both, went to the site, downloaded appropriate files but have no clue if I actually updated anything...seems an exe file is involved, not sure if it ran. Don't really have anyone to help-I'm the computer "expert" in my house (lets you know how computer savvy my house is)...oh well, see if what I did makes any difference, thanks again.

You can download the newest drivers for your motherboard here http://support.asus.com/download.aspx?SLanguage=en&m=M5A99X+EVO&os=29
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Originally Posted by m-i-c-k-e-y View Post

Yep as Anaximandros had said, your motherboard have history of USB issues.

Download BIOS Update, BIOS Utility and USB driver on the link below:

ASUS M5A99X EVO Driver Download page: 

If possible have someone assist you if you're not sure what your doing.
post #1008 of 1058

So any word on the price for the GO100? And would the GO450 be too much oomph for UM Miracles?

post #1009 of 1058
On the Geek Wave Campaign, the XD128 comes with the 450 but for optimal IEM, it is switch to the 100 and a gain switch added for full sized headphones.
post #1010 of 1058
This is quite a long thread so please forgive me for not reading all of it. I have just received my geekout 450 and was wondering If there is a dedicated thread for the geekouts? I see that there is a thread for the geekout 1000.

I was also wondering if there were any differences between the geekout models aside from power.

I have also read that there are some bugs using the device, is there a list of bugs posted either here that I am missing or at LHLabs?
post #1011 of 1058
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Originally Posted by TheOx View Post

This is quite a long thread so please forgive me for not reading all of it. I have just received my geekout 450 and was wondering If there is a dedicated thread for the geekouts? I see that there is a thread for the geekout 1000.

I was also wondering if there were any differences between the geekout models aside from power.

I have also read that there are some bugs using the device, is there a list of bugs posted either here that I am missing or at LHLabs?
You're in the Geek Out thread. Before the development of the Geek Pulse, the Geek Out was just called "Geek."

As you can see here, the other Geek Out models have pretty much the same specifications, just a bit lower signal-noise ratio and lower THD+N.
http://geek.lhlabs.com/force/geekout/898-geek-out-vs-the-others-3rd-installment
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Geek Out 450, I didn't publish here. Overall is almost the same like its big brother. Voltage output is 2.65V. SNR is 1.8dB less because the signal voltage is reduce a bit. THD+N is roughly 1dB less. That is about it. I ask production team to maintain the highest standard through out the 3 levels.

Oh, Geek Out 450 is cooler. Almost forget.

As for a list of bugs, I'm not aware of it per se, but there have been some bugs reported such as the volume control and pausing of music when playing DSD files.
post #1012 of 1058
Thanks Miceblue. Is the 450 too much for ciems?
post #1013 of 1058
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Originally Posted by TheOx View Post

Thanks Miceblue. Is the 450 too much for ciems?


Good question - I'm wondering the same thing.

post #1014 of 1058
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Originally Posted by TheOx View Post

Thanks Miceblue. Is the 450 too much for ciems?


You should wait for GO100.

post #1015 of 1058
Well it arrived some time when I wasn't in town and I wasn't expecting it since I didn't receive an e-mail with the tracking ID (even in my spam folder), and it came in a kind of sketchy USPS Priority Mail shipping box with no return address and my address hand-written with "uniquesku" written next to my address, but it has finally arrived nonetheless.










Did other peoples' units not come with a warranty/instruction manual or something? I see a lot of questions about how to activate the 3D Awesomifier and it says very clearly how to do so in the instruction sheet (there's a whole section about it labeled in bold: "3D Awesomification").
post #1016 of 1058

I see you have a blue slacker cable with your silver geek out :)

I ordered a silver geek out and got a blue slacker cable. My colleague from work ordered a blue geek out and got a silver slacker cable, like you. Of course we switched. 

Whats going on LH? A little bit of thinking!

post #1017 of 1058
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Originally Posted by BaTou069 View Post

I see you have a blue slacker cable with your silver geek out smily_headphones1.gif
I ordered a silver geek out and got a blue slacker cable. My colleague from work ordered a blue geek out and got a silver slacker cable, like you. Of course we switched. 
Whats going on LH? A little bit of thinking!
Didn't you mean the silver Slacker cable with my blue Geek Out? : p
But yes I thought that was a bit odd since I've seen photos of the blue Slacker cable. I'm not too bothered by it though since it would probably take another month or two to ship that out. >.>


Well I've had some time to warm up the Class A Geek Out similar to vacuum tube amplifiers and I've got to say it sounds pretty close to the ODAC/O2, which isn't necessarily a bad thing. It does sound a bit smoother with more bass presence, and has a more rounded soundstage presentation compared to the ODAC/O2. I'm a bit disappointed to be honest considering all of the hype and praise it has received, but for the price, it's quite a good device. A $200 pre-order price for a nicely built USB stick, essentially, that can play any type of music is nice to have unlike the bulky ODAC/O2 units.

The 3D Awesomifier doesn't really have a favourable effect for my taste as it sounds like an added reverberation effect and I'm not a fan of that kind of DSP.

I am kind of surprised to hear that the GO can compete with the Chord Hugo in terms of audio quality, which means the ODAC/O2 could also compete with it in terms of sound quality and those have been out for nearly 3 years now.
Edited by miceblue - 7/7/14 at 2:11am
post #1018 of 1058
Who says it can compete with the Hugo?
post #1019 of 1058

2 GF members who have Chord Hugos in the GF forum.

post #1020 of 1058
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Originally Posted by miceblue View Post

"Well it arrived some time when I wasn't in town..."

miceblue, I see you got a nice blue one. ;)  Congrats and if you or anyone else would like to trade a Blue 450 for a Black 450, please let me know!  

(I borrowed a blue one and...dang, it is purdy.)

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