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post #1411 of 5502
Which is a problem because volume slider shouldn't stick out. Buttons should do stick out for easy iedentifiction and use.

So current situation should be reversed 180 degrees I believe for easy and SAFE user experience.
Edited by AmberOzL - 2/27/14 at 7:46am
post #1412 of 5502
I personally think it is quite impossible to assess if the volume control is really risky before trying it. And let us give Calyx some credit on this.
post #1413 of 5502
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Originally Posted by Mimouille View Post

I personally think it is quite impossible to assess if the volume control is really risky before trying it. And let us give Calyx some credit on this.

 

But Calyx already had the slider flush, and the buttons proud.

 

It's not like anyone is asking them for something they didn't already choose, previously.

 

This has been discussed quite a lot, during this thread:

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/687944/999-calyx-m-with-dxd-dsd-64gb-sd-sd-storage/690#post_10235378

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/687944/999-calyx-m-with-dxd-dsd-64gb-sd-sd-storage/990#post_10263449


http://www.head-fi.org/t/687944/999-calyx-m-with-dxd-dsd-64gb-sd-sd-storage/1125#post_10276014

 

Buttons were proud at this stage (good for [REW][Play/Pause][FFW] buttons, but bad for volume slider, which was previously flush):

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/687944/999-calyx-m-with-dxd-dsd-64gb-sd-sd-storage/1170#post_10279738

 

and now, volume control even more proud, and buttons made flush, for some bizarre reason:

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/687944/999-calyx-m-with-dxd-dsd-64gb-sd-sd-storage/1275#post_10298475

 

 

 

 

(...and in many more places, but no point in posting them all)

 

 

NW-ZX1 may not be the very best DAP on the planet, but it is something of a masterclass in terms of the ergonomics of its control buttons.

 

Calyx did, at least, keep all the buttons on one side of the chassis, so as to avoid accidentally pressing a button simultaneously on the other side of the chassis to the button intended.

 

But making the buttons flush, at the last moment, is barely any more useful than touchscreen-only controls, other than that they don't require a screen-unlock manoeuvre.

 

 

As for the silly proud volume slider, I really wonder what EU safety regulators will make of it...

 

 


Edited by Mython - 3/1/14 at 12:35pm
post #1414 of 5502
Just saw the UI demo recently posted on Facebook, amazing interface may not be a speed demon but rich it is with keyboard control to name playlists, song re-ordering. It's fully loaded including the settings and slideable screens. That dap should be fun to play with. smily_headphones1.gif
post #1415 of 5502
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Originally Posted by musicheaven View Post

Just saw the UI demo recently posted on Facebook, amazing interface may not be a speed demon but rich it is with keyboard control to name playlists, song re-ordering. It's fully loaded including the settings and slideable screens. That dap should be fun to play with. smily_headphones1.gif

 

 

I noticed there is an 'Emergency Volume' setting there, but it's not clear what that's intended for. Maybe a volume cap, or maybe some way of instantly dropping the volume to a specified level. We will see...

 

post #1416 of 5502

Just a thought regarding the whole volume slider issue.

 

What if it were to work similar to the AK range, where a full revolution of the pot doesn't go from 0 - 100. You need to rotate a number of times to hear a significant change.

 

With the M, sliding to the top would start the volume increasing, but to reach full volume you would need to hold it there for a number of seconds to reach 100% This would prevent accidently deafening ourselves or damaging sensitive IEMs.

 

After all, how often is it that we want to drastically change volume in a single instant? 

 

Another option could be click and slide, whereas the volume is locked in place until pressed in slightly, allowing the sliding mechanism to activate. It would be far less likely to be accidentally adjusted in a pocket that way.

 

Whatever they go for, I feel certain this is an issue they would have considered carefully... One hopes at least :D

post #1417 of 5502
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Originally Posted by Mython View Post


I noticed there is an 'Emergency Volume' setting there, but it's not clear what that's intended for. Maybe a volume cap, or maybe some way of instantly dropping the volume to a specified level. We will see...



Interesting, might just be their translation for volume limitor.
post #1418 of 5502

Relative new here but I'll guess I'm lucky. As one of the first Western guys (coming from Europe) I just ordered the M via my Korean relative in Seoul. Looking forward to have it soon in my hands to review it and to compare it with my 'good ol' DX100 which it is going to replace. Never a dull moment, will let you know...

post #1419 of 5502
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Originally Posted by Mickusic View Post

Relative new here but I'll guess I'm lucky. As one of the first Western guys (coming from Europe) I just ordered the M via my Korean relative in Seoul. Looking forward to have it soon in my hands to review it and to compare it with my 'good ol' DX100 which it is going to replace. Never a dull moment, will let you know...

Can't wait to see your review once you get it. beerchug.gif
post #1420 of 5502
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Originally Posted by Mickusic View Post
 

Relative new here but I'll guess I'm lucky. As one of the first Western guys (coming from Europe) I just ordered the M via my Korean relative in Seoul. Looking forward to have it soon in my hands to review it and to compare it with my 'good ol' DX100 which it is going to replace. Never a dull moment, will let you know...

That's the comparison I want to hear

post #1421 of 5502

Audio qualities and ergonomics will be the main thing, but the lousy slow screen interface response next to the size and weight (the M is more than 100 grms lighter) made me decide to make the move. So far the specs are promising but if it comes true in the ears is another thing. I'm on!

post #1422 of 5502
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Originally Posted by Mickusic View Post
 

Audio qualities and ergonomics will be the main thing, but the lousy slow screen interface response next to the size and weight (the M is more than 100 grms lighter) made me decide to make the move. So far the specs are promising but if it comes true in the ears is another thing. I'm on!

 driving of headphones will be interesting too

post #1423 of 5502

"Emergency Volume".

 

Nothing like creating a solution for an unnecessary problem that was created.

 

But I've put up with far worse UI idiosyncrasies when the sound quality was top notch.

post #1424 of 5502
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Originally Posted by Edwood View Post
 

"Emergency Volume".

 

Nothing like creating a solution for an unnecessary problem that was created.

 

But I've put up with far worse UI idiosyncrasies when the sound quality was top notch.

 

 

Mmmm... well, you may be right, but we don't yet know for sure what the setting pertains to.

post #1425 of 5502
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Originally Posted by Mickusic View Post
 

Relative new here but I'll guess I'm lucky. As one of the first Western guys (coming from Europe) I just ordered the M via my Korean relative in Seoul. Looking forward to have it soon in my hands to review it and to compare it with my 'good ol' DX100 which it is going to replace. Never a dull moment, will let you know...

 

 

Thanks, I'm looking at DX100/HDP-R10 as well. Your comparison with M will be much appreciate..

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