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post #1816 of 5502

I'm guessing they don't care about the handful of people that regularly post in this thread. Attitudes of Koreans towards foreigners may well have something to do with their tepid response, but I'm not going down that rabbit hole.

post #1817 of 5502

Good thing there are more and more choices for high end Portable Digital Audio Players.

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Edited by Mython - 4/1/14 at 4:31pm
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I don't consider a home town discount discriminatory, especially when the current home town discount was the same as they offered the rest of the world.

 



I think it's not the price difference but rather the way they handled/answered the questions people asked in their FB page what pissed most people. Let's face it, international price can't be the same as the local offer. But they could have handled it differently. If they didn't responded to the questions at all would have been better.

I agree that thicker skin all around would have been better.

post #1820 of 5502

Well considering it had SEEMED as thought the pre-ordering was supposed to be hometown period until one of our ranks decided to say something (after we practically held a nuke to their face, bending it away from their vision), I'm personally not surprised.

post #1821 of 5502
i was planning to jump in with pre order BUT if no discount for early adopters then i will wait to see opinions about sound quality before i decide to support Calyx with my cash.... in the end bad for Calyx and its overseas customers... i do not think Calyx will sell as many locally while M must be really very good if they want to wow loyal customers away from AK and iBasso....

great product but slip on marketing strategy i guess.

NB: no matter all dismay about no pre order for M i hate reading nonsense here talking about Korean way, discrimination and else nonsense... after all you do not judge people this way and we talk about electronics i guess, yeah? so please tone down
post #1822 of 5502

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Edited by Mython - 4/1/14 at 4:31pm
post #1823 of 5502
Mython, surely i did not mean you.

Agree on agree smily_headphones1.gif
post #1824 of 5502
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Mython, surely i did not mean you.

Agree on agree smily_headphones1.gif

 

If you meant me, that's a real misunderstanding of my comment. Few on here have been more supportive of Calyx. As a Canadian living on and off in China for 30 years, one learns that cultural differences are a fact of life and part of the richness of life. Political correctness can be a sham to avoid understanding.

 

Anyway I didn't insult them so I will assume that your insult was directed elsewhere. I would hope so.


Edited by cooperpwc - 3/16/14 at 4:46pm
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Thanks for your thoughtful suggestions, Otodynia.

 

My responses, here, aren't aimed at you, personally, but just responding to the ideas themselves, since you asked me to respond.

 

  • 1. Capacitive touch sensor - A possible solution, yes, but what if the slider has moved to the maximum position without the volume itself being at maximum? Would I then have to move the slider down a bit, using an inanimate object, or my sleeve, before touching it with my thumb in order to actually increase the volume when I want to?
  • 2. Drop-away slider - Really not a professional solution on a high-end DAP
  • 3. Volume rate limit - Not a bad idea, in principle, but even a normal person, in normal usage, doesn't always use the volume control at the same speed - sometimes one wants to adjust volume quickly.
  • 4. Accelerometer - A bit fraught with problems - what if I'm running for the train, or running down an escalator/stairs, and the DAP refuses to allow me to change the volume unless I stop running?
  • 5. Maximum volume limit - This is somewhat viable, and, in any case, it's a feature I think should be offered on all DAP firmwares, but it's still not an entirely professional solution - a high-end DAP should not have a volatile volume slider, even if the max volume is user-capped in the firmware, for safety.

 

 


Hi again, Mython.

 

Before going further, I just wanted to apologize for not responding sooner.  Unfortunately, the more unpleasant aspects of life have demanded the attention that I'd much rather devote to my audio interests.

 

Also, I just want to know that I'd never take a response such as yours personally.  It was, in fact, the exact sort of reply I was hoping for: poking holes in my ideas.  There's nothing quite so worrying as a design review in which the reviewers have no comments or criticisms, because when everyone just nods along... well, that's when you know you're on your own!  :)

 

I'm still trying to get caught up on this thread, and don't know if more info about the volume slider's been made available.  A few quick responses to your previous reply, since you did me the same honor:

 

  1. Capacitive touch sensor:  If the slider gets moved to maximum without a human finger on it, what if the volume stays at the last "known good" value until returned to zero (or the last setpoint) intentionally?  
  2. Drop-away slider:  Good point, so I'll take it off the table.  :)
  3. Volume rate limit:  What if the volume rate wasn't linear, but slowed as it approached maximum volume (either hardware or user-set)?
  4. Accelerometer:  Another good point, so I'll again take the idea off the table.  
  5. Maximum volume limit:  We're agreed that all devices should have this, and if they don't... well, consider me officially stunned.

 

Time for me to do some reading and see what's new with the M.

post #1826 of 5502

guys, so who knows if Calyx plans to give pre-order discount to international customers or they will not?

 

i was willing pay Calyx with a discount but if no discount then i better wait for SQ opinions and have plenty time for decision.

 

CALYX, YOU WANT OUR MONEY OR YOU NOT??? !!!

post #1827 of 5502
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guys, so who knows if Calyx plans to give pre-order discount to international customers or they will not?

 

i was willing pay Calyx with a discount but if no discount then i better wait for SQ opinions and have plenty time for decision.

 

CALYX, YOU WANT OUR MONEY OR YOU NOT??? !!!

 

All hopes for a pre-order discount were dashed when they announced they will reveal regional distributor on April 2. Pre-order discussion appears tabooed in their FB page. I can see some are asking recently but they are not responding.

post #1828 of 5502

Meh,  might as well wait it out.   Not paying to be a Beta tester without  a significant discount. 

post #1829 of 5502
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Meh,  might as well wait it out.   Not paying to be a Beta tester without  a significant discount. 

^THIS! I guess you speaks for a lot of us....
post #1830 of 5502
Now if only DX90 comes out soon so we can play with it already. smily_headphones1.gif Coming from DX50, DX90 should not have much issues. What interesting is how quickly DX90 can be ported to Rockbox.
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