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sounds scary. Thinking if buying was correct decision or not. How can this be mitigated? Any solution from company?

It is really not a big deal for large set of IEM. And yes calyx folks are working on a fix that is going to be provided for free.

 

Having said that Am I disappointed on spending 1.2 K to have this problem? Hell yes and probably if me 4 year ago would have bought this I would have returned it in a rage but I have grown more tolerant and really appreciative of good sound as I honestly came across many not so good sounding one.

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Using Clayx M and EQ-8 with great result, their is no more distortion after the firmware upgrade?!

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It is likely to be hardware related. It shouldn't be any issue for anything 16 ohm or greater.

 

That may be right. But it is not so simple as low ohms = problem. The Lab 1 is 8 ohms and the synergy between it and the M is becoming the stuff of legend. There are certainly no distortion issues.

 

(I have never had a problem personally with balanced armatures and the M although I note your F111 issue above.)  

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Did somebody try to upgrade the battery? I wouldn't mind to open up the M if I new that it's doable.
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Did somebody try to upgrade the battery? I wouldn't mind to open up the M if I new that it's doable.

 

They announced on Facebook that the battery will be upgradeable. They also separately announced that any user attempt to open the M will void the warranty. The implication is that upgrade options through distributors will become available down the road.

 

(I wonder if the official leather case design which leaves the back exposed is intended to accommodate a larger battery with a new back. If so, my Dignis case would be obsoleted by an upgrade. That will be a bit of a conundrum. It is a wonderful case and I am managing to make the current battery work. I jut charge whenever I get home.)

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Cooperpwc I know you've had your M for sometime, it appears you are truly enjoying. Very happy for you!! Would you mind sharing your average battery life? How about the volume you are using? Is that with mostly IEMS?

That's all I use currently... battery isn't a major concern for me, I'm not normally listening for extended periods but I do take the occasional plane ride, which lasts no more than 3 hours for the most part. Thanks!!
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Cooperpwc I know you've had your M for sometime, it appears you are truly enjoying. Very happy for you!! Would you mind sharing your average battery life? How about the volume you are using? Is that with mostly IEMS?

That's all I use currently... battery isn't a major concern for me, I'm not normally listening for extended periods but I do take the occasional plane ride, which lasts no more than 3 hours for the most part. Thanks!!

 

Hi warrior, I actually think that it might be getting a bit better but it is still not great. I think that I get an easy 4 hours with IEMs. It depends on how much I use the M:use interface. I love adding songs on the go to the Jukebox but that requires screen time which is the biggest burden on the battery. So the real range is probably 3 hours (extreme browser surfing) to 4.5 hours (listening to albums or playlists) but usually about 4.

 

I only listen to IEMs with the M so generally in the first third of volume at low gain. 

 

I take trains up to 3 hours 40 minutes and battery life has not been an issue.

 

And yes, I really am enjoying the M, especially with the Lab 1. But I was enjoying it greatly before with the Heaven VI.

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Totally agree about the synergy with the Lab1! smily_headphones1.gif It's quite stellar with the Ref 1 too. Life is good... wink.gif
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Thank you both... Glad to hear about the Ref1, that's my favorite IEM. M has been on my radar for a while... It's a tossup between this and getting custom Roxannes as my next purchase.
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Thank you both... Glad to hear about the Ref1, that's my favorite IEM. M has been on my radar for a while... It's a tossup between this and getting custom Roxannes as my next purchase.

You are most welcome! smily_headphones1.gif I would say go for the Calyx M. At least you will have instant gratification... wink.gif
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It is likely to be hardware related. It shouldn't be any issue for anything 16 ohm or greater.
sounds scary. Thinking if buying was correct decision or not. How can this be mitigated? Any solution from company?

 

Unfortunately there are IEMs out there with either a ridiculously high sensitivity and/or ridiculously low impedance which are highly impractical to use with anything other than IEM-dedicated amps. It is rather like how you used to be able to buy some speakers with a 1 Ohm impedance that could blow up a power amp, except in this case nothing blows up -- you just end up with hiss or distortion respectively.

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Unfortunately there are IEMs out there with either a ridiculously high sensitivity and/or ridiculously low impedance which are highly impractical to use with anything other than IEM-dedicated amps. It is rather like how you used to be able to buy some speakers with a 1 Ohm impedance that could blow up a power amp, except in this case nothing blows up -- you just end up with hiss or distortion respectively.

But there is no pattern to it, correct? Some low impedance IEM works or some doesn't. Hopefully Calyx can identify the issue and can come up with a fix. 

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