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post #3136 of 5502
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Originally Posted by AmberOzL View Post


Thank you rudi, looking forward to hear your impressions with ciems and iems.

Good morning all
Yesterday I charged about 5 hours , the charger indicated full
I started use around 1,45 , as I woke up this morning around 7 o clock , the battery was flat / no sound
That's mean the battery can last below 5 hours for charging about 5 hours , so sad biggrin.gif
I let running at
volume : 50 %
Music file : wav only
Screen : totally off
Headphone : bayerdynamic T51p


I will charge longer than 5 hours and I will update later by tonight
I just plug on my wall charger

I will test with dad file and will see what happen with battery duration
Maybe max 3 hours than is very bad for so kind of dap
I use original firmware 0,50
Haven't update yet

IMO



Edited by rudi0504 - 6/7/14 at 10:17am
post #3137 of 5502
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Originally Posted by AmberOzL View Post


Thank you rudi, looking forward to hear your impressions with ciems and iems.

Yesterday at Jaben store I tested the demo unit with my Earsonic sm 64 v1
SQ wise very good
I haven't test with any different iems and custom iems
post #3138 of 5502

Hey rudi0504,

 

You seem to be the King of Gear here....:regular_smile :.  For portable listening only, one chassis and with IEMs what is your pick for best player ?  I mean in SQ terms only.....none of the other stuff matters.....to me.

 

IYO....:bigsmile_face:


Edited by Sauntere - 6/6/14 at 5:18pm
post #3139 of 5502
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Originally Posted by Sauntere View Post

Hey rudi0504,

You seem to be the King of Gear here....regular_smile%20.gif.  For portable listening only, one chassis and with IEMs what is your pick for best player ?  I mean in SQ terms only.....none of the other stuff matters.....to me.

IYO....bigsmile_face.gif

Thank you , i am Only pure audio hobby biggrin.gif

So Far In term OF SQ My best dap as follow :

AK 240
Is excellent In term of SQ fir iems and Ciems , not For headphone like LCD X
I havent use balance TRRS
IMO
post #3140 of 5502
Is the updated firmware .6 supposed to increase battery life at all, if anyone knows?
post #3141 of 5502
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Originally Posted by rudi0504 View Post


Thank you , i am Only pure audio hobby biggrin.gif

So Far In term OF SQ My best dap as follow :

AK 240
Is excellent In term of SQ fir iems and Ciems , not For headphone like LCD X
I havent use balance TRRS
IMO

 

Thanks Rudi

post #3142 of 5502
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Originally Posted by rudi0504 View Post


Good morning all
Yesterday I charged about 5 hours , the charger indicated full
I started use around 1,45 , as I woke up this morning around 7 o clock , the battery was flat / no sound
That's mean the battery can last below 5 hours for charging about 5 hours , so sad biggrin.gif
I let running at
volume : 50 %
Music file : wav only

Screen : totally off
Headphone : bayerdynamic T5p


I will charge longer than 5 hours and I will update later by tonight
I just plug on my wall charger

I will test with dad file and will see what happen with battery duration
Maybe max 3 hours than is very bad for so kind of dap
I use original firmware 0,50
Haven't update yet

IMO
 

There is the reason for the reduced battery life.  The specs don't specify what load the battery life last longer.  I would say efficient BA iems would last a lot longer.  

post #3143 of 5502

Why are they selling this product while its battery problem and firmware problem are very apparent? 

I'd consider this unit to be still in a beta testing stage. 3-5 hours of battery life is way too short.


Edited by kawaivpc1 - 6/6/14 at 7:12pm
post #3144 of 5502

The M is clearly, based on spec, intended for iem use.  We also know there is a battery metre issue in the current firmware.  Full to dead is the only real indicator right now.  And even then if the thing auto shuts down when the faulty battery metre reports low battery... not real either.  That said I need the battery to last about two hours tops so... meh :P  There is no free lunch gents.  If you want deep class A bias, a huge screen and an xmos processor you need to feed them.  Now if it eats batteries AND sounds like garbage then they have a problem.  No one cries that the AK240 has low battery life... just saying.

post #3145 of 5502
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Originally Posted by Solude View Post
 

The M is clearly, based on spec, intended for iem use.  We also know there is a battery metre issue in the current firmware.  Full to dead is the only real indicator right now.  And even then if the thing auto shuts down when the faulty battery metre reports low battery... not real either.  That said I need the battery to last about two hours tops so... meh :P  There is no free lunch gents.  If you want deep class A bias, a huge screen and an xmos processor you need to feed them.  Now if it eats batteries AND sounds like garbage then they have a problem.  No one cries that the AK240 has low battery life... just saying.

WTF, you only need for walking home from school?  :P

post #3146 of 5502

a question to Calyx M owners. 

Can you play music while charging?

If you can, can you try to use an external USB battery? 

I think this can significantly improve its battery shortage problem.

post #3147 of 5502

I haven't been able to play music while charging.

post #3148 of 5502
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Originally Posted by Ross View Post
 

I haven't been able to play music while charging.


That's strange. What might be the reason that blocks music playback while charging?

post #3149 of 5502

Square Wave, the China distributor for the Calyx M, has information on the new firmware that will be installed in their next batch of Ms due in June. It looks good:

 

六月份大貨到港將有以下軟體升級。

 

  1. Update for power management for less consumption.
  2. Digital indicator for battery
  3. Brightness controller
  4. Folder browsing
  5. Bit depth indicator
  6. M4A enable
  7. And some more useful features.

 

Folder browsing! (And better power management, better battery indicator...)

:beerchug: 

post #3150 of 5502
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Originally Posted by Ross View Post
 

I haven't been able to play music while charging.

 

Is it being forced into USB mode even with a standard power charger? That would explain it. And there should be a way, as with Rockbox, to tell it not to switch over.

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