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post #721 of 1642

Fair enough.

 

I'm not concerned about the modes as such but rather that the device just play the files I have natively. I have over 600 SACD rips that whatever device I use has to be able to play. The wave might be a better product for your use case. It's basically broken down by the Pulse and X being for home stereo use, the Geek for laptop use, and the wave for mobile device use. Cheers!

post #722 of 1642
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Originally Posted by Law87 View Post
 


upsampling to a greater bit rate is good, awesome, but no one beside the best audiophile can sit there and point out the difference between 24/96 and 24/358.2. That is all I'm saying. sort of like a mercedes car sales person trying to tell you to buy 19" rims instead of 18" because its a "Luxury" feature, honestly does anyone fall for that? if you do shoot yourself, bigger wheel make the ride harsher not more luxurious.

There is no upsampling at all, unless one chooses to upsample via software control. So what you are saying makes zero sense, the Geek Out is not an upsampling DAC, it has no sample rate converter, it doesn't upsample.

 

The Geek Out, and some other DACs, support higher sampling frequencies natively, all tracks are played back at their native sample rate, including hi-rez tracks. That's not "upsampling to a greater bit rate".

 

Don't bother with a reply, clearly you don't understand the topic of hi-rez audio very well, a little research would do you good. Tossing around terms like upsampling where they don't apply illustrates this.

 

Nobody wants to fight with you, especially since it's relatively clear you haven't ever heard hi-rez playback in the first place. I won't bother asking you what particular "cred" you are seeking in order to properly consider an end-user's review of this product.

 

Invoking the pseudo science card as @junker so aptly put it, is merely a back-track defense mechanism, as is the assertion your problem is encountering fan boys. All of that is a cover for not liking the price point of this product, which is fine, just shop elsewhere.

 

What about that Resonessence Labs Herus? It meets all of your mobile needs, Android included. Oh right, that unit must be for stupid people who also buy 19" rims.

 

Better take a close look at that Android thread I mentioned earlier, otherwise disappointment has at least a 50/50 chance of happening, almost regardless of which DAC you choose.

post #723 of 1642

GO1000 "mobile" with iOS6.

 

Substitute a recent iPhone or iPod Touch for the pictured iPad2 for better ease of carry, or be prepared to rock a carrying bag (man purse aka "murse"?). Ladies will already have said bag.

 

Ditto swapping the bus powered USB hub, smaller form factor options exist, but you need to trick the iOS device into not giving you the "requires too much power" message.

 

Or, wait many months for the forthcoming Geek Wave.

 

Or get a Resonessence Labs Herus, no battery or hub is required, if mobile is typically how you roll.

 

GO100 mobile iOS, different exposure.

post #724 of 1642
Gosh that mess of adapters, cables and battery is the exact reason I can't wait for the Geek Wave.
No more mobile spaghetti!
post #725 of 1642
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Originally Posted by jexby View Post

Gosh that mess of adapters, cables and battery is the exact reason I can't wait for the Geek Wave.
No more mobile spaghetti!


A mess indeed, more proof of concept than actual implementation.

 

I backed the Wave on IGG, now I hurry up and wait for untold months.

post #726 of 1642
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Originally Posted by MikeyFresh View Post
 

There is no upsampling at all, unless one chooses to upsample via software control. So what you are saying makes zero sense, the Geek Out is not an upsampling DAC, it has no sample rate converter, it doesn't upsample.

 

The Geek Out, and some other DACs, support higher sampling frequencies natively, all tracks are played back at their native sample rate, including hi-rez tracks. That's not "upsampling to a greater bit rate".

 

Don't bother with a reply, clearly you don't understand the topic of hi-rez audio very well, a little research would do you good. Tossing around terms like upsampling where they don't apply illustrates this.

 

Nobody wants to fight with you, especially since it's relatively clear you haven't ever heard hi-rez playback in the first place. I won't bother asking you what particular "cred" you are seeking in order to properly consider an end-user's review of this product.

 

Invoking the pseudo science card as @junker so aptly put it, is merely a back-track defense mechanism, as is the assertion your problem is encountering fan boys. All of that is a cover for not liking the price point of this product, which is fine, just shop elsewhere.

 

What about that Resonessence Labs Herus? It meets all of your mobile needs, Android included. Oh right, that unit must be for stupid people who also buy 19" rims.

 

Better take a close look at that Android thread I mentioned earlier, otherwise disappointment has at least a 50/50 chance of happening, almost regardless of which DAC you choose.


forgive me but isnt that the point of a DAC, taking whatever source you have, bypass the source DAC and upsample the file to what it was intended to play. maybe I got the terminology mixed up? if so...sorry o master of audiophile terminology, if you think I'm impressed with what you know, I'm sorry I'm not, I still think you are bias. I'll let the euphoric work itself out and get a non-bias/reputable users review by some of the member that got years in the forum not from a nobody like you...eh truth hurt.

 

Regarding the Herus 1. it only works with note 3 and S3 2. the capability is limited, you cannot play music via spottily. You have to rip what you have, put the files in the phones and play it via audio recorder pro, this approach has been thought out already, its been done with xperia Z and Dragonfly. Bottom line is, its limited.

I guess I never heard of "Hi-rez" files before, I just got 200 gigs of lossless sitting in my external. I would not like to sit there and try to put 50mb of one song into my phone, it takes hours if I decided to do that with multiple albums, not to mention I dont have the space in my phones to store that much, sometimes spotify is the way to go, and tbh I spotify does a good job with their quality of files. I dont analyze music, I am not an audiophile "god" like you, I enjoy my musics more than listen for fault and error of my devices or the encoding files.

 

give me a break dude, its $50 extra, big deal, dont make it seem like its so far out there. I did said the cost is not a factor.

 

P.S with that I'm out thanks all for the help except the D-bag that I'm quoting ;) just kidding your a nice guy.


Edited by Law87 - 4/26/14 at 2:26pm
post #727 of 1642
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Originally Posted by Law87 View Post
 


forgive me but isnt that the point of a DAC, taking whatever source you have, bypass the source DAC and upsample the file to what it was intended to play. maybe I got the terminology mixed up? if so...sorry o master of audiophile terminology, if you think I'm impressed with what you know, I'm sorry I'm not, I still think you are bias. I'll let the euphoric work itself out and get a non-bias/reputable users review by some of the member that got years in the forum not from a nobody like you...eh truth hurt.

 

Regarding the Herus 1. it only works with note 3 and S3 2. the capability is limited, you cannot play music via spottily. You have to rip what you have, put the files in the phones and play it via audio recorder pro, this approach has been thought out already, its been done with xperia Z and Dragonfly. Bottom line is, its limited.

I guess I never heard of "Hi-rez" files before, I just got 200 gigs of lossless sitting in my external. I would not like to sit there and try to put 50mb of one song into my phone, it takes hours if I decided to do that with multiple albums, not to mention I dont have the space in my phones to store that much, sometimes spotify is the way to go, and tbh I spotify does a good job with their quality of files. I dont analyze music, I am not an audiophile "god" like you, I enjoy my musics more than listen for fault and error of my devices or the encoding files.

 

give me a break dude, its $50 extra, big deal, dont make it seem like its so far out there. I did said the cost is not a factor.

 

P.S with that I'm out thanks all for the help except the D-bag that I'm quoting ;) just kidding your a nice guy.


I forgive you for not knowing anything at all about this topic, my posts tried to clarify things for you.

 

Who ever said I was an "audiophile god"? Not me.

 

Who ever said it takes a certain amount of years on this forum before I graduate past "nobody" status? No one ever said that but you. You seem to be very familiar with this "nobody" status.

 

Who ever said I listen to music to analyze it, or the device/file format for that matter?

 

No, there is no upsampling inherent to using an external DAC of this type. That's not a terminology thing, much as you may think it is, but it's not.

 

No, the Herus will work with a greater variety of Android devices than you mention, most of which require the UAPP app, while some others such as the LG G2 do not need the UAPP app (see that useful Android thread I mentioned).

 

Both Geek Out and Herus do just fine with Pandora One, not sure about Spotify, but I don't see why not.

 

Hi-rez tracks can be losslessly encoded of course (FLAC or ALAC), the two are not mutually exclusive, and while limited storage on a mobile device is certainly a problem, it isn't true every song is a 50mb file.

 

One great thing about USB Host mode on an Android device is the ability to store the music files on a thumb drive(s), you can move tracks into and out of the phone without a computer, "on the go", as long as you bring the OTG cable. That alleviates the limited storage problem, which is an issue even with 16 bit files, and not just hi-rez.

 

I'm not a "D-bag", but it was unwise for me to try to clarify things for you, it's clearly a lost cause.


Edited by MikeyFresh - 4/26/14 at 4:00pm
post #728 of 1642

http://parttimeaudiophile.com/2014/03/28/geek-out-1000/

 

Hopefully a credible review for our friend.

post #729 of 1642

Did everybody get a tracking number? still waiting for my 720 and received no mail at all. Is this normal?

post #730 of 1642
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Originally Posted by BaTou069 View Post

Did everybody get a tracking number? still waiting for my 720 and received no mail at all. Is this normal?
Did you back it via kickstarter or IGG? I think only kickstarter backers have received them so far.
post #731 of 1642
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Originally Posted by kugino View Post


Did you back it via kickstarter or IGG? I think only kickstarter backers have received them so far.

KS...

post #732 of 1642
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Originally Posted by BaTou069 View Post
 

KS...

you should contact them...i think they sent out surveys to the KS people already. check out https://geek.backerkit.com/ for more info b/c from the last KS post i read, all KS units will be done/shipped by monday. 

post #733 of 1642
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Originally Posted by kugino View Post
 

you should contact them...i think they sent out surveys to the KS people already. check out https://geek.backerkit.com/ for more info b/c from the last KS post i read, all KS units will be done/shipped by monday. 

Yeah its strange, I filled out the Survey long time ago and checked some days ago if I havent forgotten something. All good. They also don't answer to mails very fast, last time it took me several weeks to receive some kind of answer..

post #734 of 1642
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Originally Posted by BaTou069 View Post
 

Yeah its strange, I filled out the Survey long time ago and checked some days ago if I havent forgotten something. All good. They also don't answer to mails very fast, last time it took me several weeks to receive some kind of answer..

 

I think I go into similar situation. I am a backer for the 450 on the KS campaign. I have sent an email to Manny and he replied mine maybe in the last batch of the shippment. Hopefully, I will have the tracking no in 1-2 days. Otherwise, I guess something may go wrong.

post #735 of 1642

any update on the 720s? have all the KS backers received their 720s? just wondering when we IGG folks might be getting ours...

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