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Originally Posted by Edwood View Post
 


Oh, let's see.

 

Cuts off a part of the beginning of every track.

 

Sound tick noise in Gapless during track play. (at least we pretty much have Gapless finally)

 

Very slow interface and boot up time.

 

Also, a soft "tick tick tick tick" noise in the left channel with some IEM's.  But that might just be an issue with mine.


I experienced the first and last issue only. They are not related to UI. boot up time is reasonable for me. If I consider the SQ I get from this DAP, these issues become trivial. IMHO

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I experienced the first and last issue only. They are not related to UI. boot up time is reasonable for me. If I consider the SQ I get from this DAP, these issues become trivial. IMHO

 

Boot up time is painfully slow compared to it's predecessor, the HM-801.  Only reason I'm annoyed by it.

 

But yeah, the HM-901 has better sound quality than the HM-801, so I put up with it.  It'll take some time, but hopefully Fang will have the kinks worked out. 

 

We'll see how the Calyx M does out of the gate.  The interface looks a bit laggy, with a couple of screen presses not registering well in the videos I've seen so far.  The AK240 was very smooth and responsive.  But again, a lot will be forgiveable at the start given the Calyx M being a LOT cheaper than the AK240.

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Food, maybe...

but I don't know of a Thai, Vietnamese or Taiwanese DAP that can compete with the Koreans blink.gif

Given the very strong semiconductor and electronic component industry in Taiwan, I am curious to see an entry from the Taiwanese down the road....

Re the pre-order, I think they can at least post more real life (non rendered) photos of a close to production quality unit so we have an brief idea about the finishing and built quality etc....
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Edited by Mython - 4/1/14 at 4:46pm
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Originally Posted by musicday View Post

Not a single DAP can beat Tera on the go.
Is just amazing how difficult it is to find a song without the enormous screen!
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Originally Posted by Bluebear View Post

Except that Calyx M will not be offering EQs because Calyx claims that EQing is just going to degrade the audio SQ. So we will not be having EQ feature in M.

oh ok. Thx for pointing that out.

But there shd be 5 customs and a flat eq (no presets required) as a minimum,IMO.its good that what calyx think about mis-aligning freqs with wrong hands eventually kills the sq BUT really a listener/user who paid almost close to GRAND to own this dap,will be a that kind of dumb? Flexibility and ability to shape the sound to suit different IEM /HP combinations is what I see to be able to use custom eq. And I switch to Flat/eq. Off when my ears or phones dont need them.
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Sorry I meant to say that is not hard at all to find any song on Tera Player even with a 128 GB sdxc inside,but would like to find out more about the Calyx M.
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Originally Posted by Edwood View Post

For $650, I'd definitely early adopt.  But for $800+, no way Jose.  Sorry to say, that Calyx is too just too new to the DAP market and unproven for me to spend that much on an unknown.
I find you much more aventuroud as a movie director.
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No EQ is a deal killer for me. Some phones require EQ to fix frequency response issues they have. I prefer to own stuff that doesn't require EQ but is sometimes unavoidable. That would render those phones unusable on the M, regardless of M SQ.
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Edited by Mython - 4/1/14 at 4:45pm
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Originally Posted by shotgunshane View Post

No EQ is a deal killer for me. Some phones require EQ to fix frequency response issues they have. I prefer to own stuff that doesn't require EQ but is sometimes unavoidable. That would render those phones unusable on the M, regardless of M SQ.

 

A bit surprised by this. I have played with EQ in Rockbox (which does it right) and played and played... I always end up abandoning it for the flat (well, original) FR.

 

I take headphones the way they are. They aren't all the same - which is why I own more than one.


Edited by cooperpwc - 3/7/14 at 7:09am
post #1692 of 4272
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Originally Posted by cooperpwc View Post

A bit surprised by this. I have played with EQ in Rockbox (which does it right) and played and played... I always end up abandoning it for the flat (well, original) FR.

I take headphones the way they are. They aren't all the same - which is why I own more than one.

Oh I have many more than one!

An excellent example is an upper mid and treble issue that can be annoying or even painful on an otherwise great phone. A couple db's cut and you have increased your musical enjoyment/satisfaction. Or perhaps the phone is a little bloated in bass and a small db cut gives you a superb performing phone.

I have a couple in my possession now that I correct via eq and receive a much more satisfactory SQ and experience b/c of it. I just can't invest in a dap that requires me to use another for particular phones. That's one factor in why I let the Tera player go. I consider it a limiting factor to the M. To me EQ can only make it more interesting to own, not less but I completely get there are many that won't care if it has EQ or not.
post #1693 of 4272
For a few of us no LO, no Coax out or no EQ is going to be a deal breaker. I admit that I thought about it quite a bit but because I rarely use those except for LO if the amp section is not as its best, I still find it a go. It's definitively something to think about. Couple of things I am definitely worried about are the warranty because of durability and suceptibility to failure and the SQ because we have no point of reference yet.
post #1694 of 4272
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Originally Posted by cooperpwc View Post

.,,,I don't see how the screen could possibly be construed as a negative. It's the foundation of the M:use interface. Just proof that it is possible to complain about anything.

Agree. The Big screen is a plus for me. It allow to have a better UI.
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The big screen is... neutral, for me.

 

A good UI is a good UI, and this can be achieved in different ways. For example, I still love the speed of the old iPod Classic scrollwheel UI, even though the screen had no touch capability, relatively poor resolution, and the whole set-up was pretty vintage in terms of technology. (note, I'm not discussing SQ, here, just UI).

 

Equally, I rather like the much-maligned touchscreen interface of the humble Cowon J3. It does what it says on the tin (I admit the dynamic playlist capability leaves something to be desired, but still, overall, the J3 UI gets the job done rather well).

 

 

So, even though I'm enthusiastic about how polished and capable the M:Use UI appears to be, I really don't mind whether a DAP has a large screen, and/or touch-screen capability, and neither do I object to a small screen, just so long as the net result of the UI design is very usable and efficient, and, of course, as long as the DAP also fulfills its primary purpose of sounding bloody good.

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