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post #10306 of 18427
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Originally Posted by treal512 View Post
 

Are there any recent comparisons between the latest firmwares and their sound signatures?

There's a handy chart in the first post of this thread :smile:

post #10307 of 18427
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Originally Posted by Sorensiim View Post
 

There's a handy chart in the first post of this thread :smile:

 

Aye, but does it note sound signatures? Am I overlooking something?

post #10308 of 18427
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Originally Posted by treal512 View Post
 

 

Aye, but does it note sound signatures? Am I overlooking something?

 

 

No but there is much subjective difference in perception of the different firmwares. This is wisely not included in the chart. You have to peruse the thread and decide what you believe. Really at the end of the day, you have to listen yourself.

post #10309 of 18427
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Originally Posted by treal512 View Post
 

 

Aye, but does it note sound signatures? Am I overlooking something?

 

no, because:

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Originally Posted by cooperpwc View Post
 

 

 

No but there is much subjective difference in perception of the different firmwares. This is wisely not included in the chart. You have to peruse the thread and decide what you believe. Really at the end of the day, you have to listen yourself.

...but we did include links to the posts where discussion about each firmware starts. Knock yourself out.

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While I sure as hell don't want to bore everyone to death... I'm going to post AGAIN about my OTG experiences.

 

This morning I tested the run time of my DX50 attached to a 1TB HD via a specialty cable (supposed I guess to charge (or maintain charge in the DX), AND power the HD to give OTG listening)).

 

I managed 1 hour 10 minutes playtime before the DX50 shut itself down due to a completely drained battery. So completely impracticable and unusable. Which is a little disappointing.

 

Additionally, adding the OTG drive and trying to scan the library was problematic, then REMOVING the OTG drive was really screwing with my library... when I tried to play music after removing the OTG it was trying to play tracks from the drive I had removed, even after re-scanning the internal memory card. It was leaving the legacy library on the menu, allowing the DX to select tracks that were no longer present.

 

A factory reset was require after undocking the OTG EACH TIME.

 

So, while playing tunes from an external HD is POSSIBLE, it is utterly problematic and impractical. 

 

Unless I'm doing something stupid, which is really quite likely.

 

:o)

post #10311 of 18427
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Originally Posted by Carlosfandango View Post
 

While I sure as hell don't want to bore everyone to death... I'm going to post AGAIN about my OTG experiences.

 

This morning I tested the run time of my DX50 attached to a 1TB HD via a specialty cable (supposed I guess to charge (or maintain charge in the DX), AND power the HD to give OTG listening)).

 

I managed 1 hour 10 minutes playtime before the DX50 shut itself down due to a completely drained battery. So completely impracticable and unusable. Which is a little disappointing.

 

Additionally, adding the OTG drive and trying to scan the library was problematic, then REMOVING the OTG drive was really screwing with my library... when I tried to play music after removing the OTG it was trying to play tracks from the drive I had removed, even after re-scanning the internal memory card. It was leaving the legacy library on the menu, allowing the DX to select tracks that were no longer present.

 

A factory reset was require after undocking the OTG EACH TIME.

 

So, while playing tunes from an external HD is POSSIBLE, it is utterly problematic and impractical. 

 

Unless I'm doing something stupid, which is really quite likely.

 

:o)

No, you're doing fine… what IS quite possible (and I do it very often) is use the Meenova adapter with an additional 64GB microSD card, which essentially doubles the storage capacity of the player, and is a very compact solution. Battery life is impaired, but a lot less than you're reporting (probably about 5-7 hours). 

 

On the other hand, with the improved scanning speed of FW 1.2.6 onwards, it's become quite feasible also to simply swap microsd cards if you want to change genre and/or peruse a larger (>64 GB) library. 

post #10312 of 18427
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Originally Posted by Carlosfandango View Post

While I sure as hell don't want to bore everyone to death... I'm going to post AGAIN about my OTG experiences.

This morning I tested the run time of my DX50 attached to a 1TB HD via a specialty cable (supposed I guess to charge (or maintain charge in the DX), AND power the HD to give OTG listening)).

I managed 1 hour 10 minutes playtime before the DX50 shut itself down due to a completely drained battery. So completely impracticable and unusable. Which is a little disappointing.

Additionally, adding the OTG drive and trying to scan the library was problematic, then REMOVING the OTG drive was really screwing with my library... when I tried to play music after removing the OTG it was trying to play tracks from the drive I had removed, even after re-scanning the internal memory card. It was leaving the legacy library on the menu, allowing the DX to select tracks that were no longer present.

A factory reset was require after undocking the OTG EACH TIME.

So, while playing tunes from an external HD is POSSIBLE, it is utterly problematic and impractical. 

Unless I'm doing something stupid, which is really quite likely.

redface.gif)

This is why I have stopped using my Meenova OTG thingy as well as it totally mucks up the database. OTG as I see it is only useable if you only browse by folder in which case it does not matter what the DX50 does to the database. Just filling sd cards and swapping them seems the best way to me
post #10313 of 18427

All set!

post #10314 of 18427
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Originally Posted by LeeC View Post
 

All set!

 

 

Same setup here, but I can really change the tips on the W4R… Im afraid Ill break the tube of the iem… :(

post #10315 of 18427
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Originally Posted by Varoudis View Post
 

 

 

Same setup here, but I can really change the tips on the W4R… Im afraid Ill break the tube of the iem… :(

You should real try different tips. Turn the tips slowly and gently the tube is not that fragile :)

I hate the hiss from SE535 but I still like 535 more than W4R.

post #10316 of 18427
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Originally Posted by LeeC View Post
 

You should real try different tips. Turn the tips slowly and gently the tube is not that fragile :)

I hate the hiss from SE535 but I still like 535 more than W4R.

Are the tubes like screws? Need unscrew to remove? 

post #10317 of 18427
Not screws but that is the motion that is easiest to remove the tips
post #10318 of 18427
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Originally Posted by Varoudis View Post
 

Are the tubes like screws? Need unscrew to remove? 

No, you can just pull the tip out. Maybe a little bit tight. don't wiggle just pull out.

 

post #10319 of 18427
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Originally Posted by geagle View Post
 

No, you're doing fine… what IS quite possible (and I do it very often) is use the Meenova adapter with an additional 64GB microSD card, which essentially doubles the storage capacity of the player, and is a very compact solution. Battery life is impaired, but a lot less than you're reporting (probably about 5-7 hours). 

 

On the other hand, with the improved scanning speed of FW 1.2.6 onwards, it's become quite feasible also to simply swap microsd cards if you want to change genre and/or peruse a larger (>64 GB) library. 

 

 

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Originally Posted by nc8000 View Post


This is why I have stopped using my Meenova OTG thingy as well as it totally mucks up the database. OTG as I see it is only useable if you only browse by folder in which case it does not matter what the DX50 does to the database. Just filling sd cards and swapping them seems the best way to me

 

I was REALLY hoping that I could use the OTG while at work to access a lovely large database of music (and possibly on holiday when I wanted to take a LOT of music with me). Which I can still do that of course, but it will have to be via a Laptop running WMP or other music playing software, NOT via my DX50.

 

Looks like I'll invest in a few 64gb cards and swap them in and out (probably the easiest solution, and swapping cards isn't a huge issue for me, despite wanting to have a large HD to use) to give me plenty of variety. 

 

It's just such a shame, because that feature (working properly) would have genuinely made the DX50 my DAP of all DAPs.

post #10320 of 18427
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Originally Posted by Carlosfandango View Post
 

While I sure as hell don't want to bore everyone to death... I'm going to post AGAIN about my OTG experiences.

 

This morning I tested the run time of my DX50 attached to a 1TB HD via a specialty cable (supposed I guess to charge (or maintain charge in the DX), AND power the HD to give OTG listening)).

 

I managed 1 hour 10 minutes playtime before the DX50 shut itself down due to a completely drained battery. So completely impracticable and unusable. Which is a little disappointing.

 

Additionally, adding the OTG drive and trying to scan the library was problematic, then REMOVING the OTG drive was really screwing with my library... when I tried to play music after removing the OTG it was trying to play tracks from the drive I had removed, even after re-scanning the internal memory card. It was leaving the legacy library on the menu, allowing the DX to select tracks that were no longer present.

 

A factory reset was require after undocking the OTG EACH TIME.

 

So, while playing tunes from an external HD is POSSIBLE, it is utterly problematic and impractical. 

 

Unless I'm doing something stupid, which is really quite likely.

 

:o)

 

 

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Originally Posted by geagle View Post
 

No, you're doing fine… what IS quite possible (and I do it very often) is use the Meenova adapter with an additional 64GB microSD card, which essentially doubles the storage capacity of the player, and is a very compact solution. Battery life is impaired, but a lot less than you're reporting (probably about 5-7 hours). 

 

On the other hand, with the improved scanning speed of FW 1.2.6 onwards, it's become quite feasible also to simply swap microsd cards if you want to change genre and/or peruse a larger (>64 GB) library. 

 

Or you can use a microSD to full SD extender/adapter. Effectively doubles your storage by getting a 128GB SD card without any impact on battery life. The USB port remains free to recharge DX50.

 

 

 

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