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post #751 of 1895
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LOL!!!!! Wow... didn't know the DX100 did that... wonder how the DX90 will be... I will definitely wait for the X5 release!

But in the meantime, enjoying the AK100 MK2...


The DX50 is very discrete so pretty sure the DX90 will be.  :D

 

post #752 of 1895
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Originally Posted by Joe Bloggs View Post

There is a relay that disconnects the headphones while the X5's amp is powering up and down so your headphones are safe. When the amp has stabilized and the relay reconnects the headphones there is a small click (both through the headphones and from the X5 itself)

I'd much prefer a loud 'pop' noise, like on the DX100 - is there any chance you can change it, for the international release?  evil_smiley.gif  


I really miss playing Russian roulette with my CIEMs and my eardrums, since I sold my DX100.... wink_face.gif
Hahaha. I like that too. I thought I was only one who didn't mind that sound. XD
post #753 of 1895
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Originally Posted by musicheaven View Post
 

 

 

 

You gotta be kidding

 

 

Errr... yes. :evil:

post #754 of 1895
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Originally Posted by Mython View Post
 

 

 

Errr... yes. :evil:


You weren't kidding about the DX100 popping though were you?

post #755 of 1895
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Originally Posted by musicheaven View Post
 


You weren't kidding about the DX100 popping though were you?

 

 

No. It does pop like a b1tch, unfortunately.

 

Really put my CIEMs at risk, a number of times, to say nothing of my eardrums. I did learn, as many DX100 owners do, to unplug the headphones/IEMs/CIEMs before powering on or off, but inevitably one forgets every now and then, and it's not pleasant.

 

I'm very glad Fiio have made the effort to install a relay, even though some may argue it may fractionally polute the signal path. I contend that damaged CIEMs and/or damaged ears polute the sound substantially more!

post #756 of 1895
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Originally Posted by Mython View Post
 

 

 

No. It does pop like a b1tch, unfortunately.

 

Really put my CIEMs at risk, a number of times, to say nothing of my eardrums. I did learn, as many DX100 owners do, to unplug the headphones/IEMs/CIEMs before powering on or off, but inevitably one forgets every now and then, and it's not pleasant.

 

I'm very glad Fiio have made the effort to install a relay, even though some may argue it may fractionally polute the signal path. I contend that damaged CIEMs and/or damaged ears polute the sound substantially more!


Yeah, +1 on that. I thought Joe said it was like a hardware based relay, once it is engaged it just acts like a regular switch so the problem is only with the initial triggering using the magnet which when engaged stays close until you turn the power off, it then cuts the current and the mechanical flange just opens. May be I am thinking of another device doing this but was sure Joe said something about that.

post #757 of 1895

@Joe and James

I recommend you guys either upgrade your website's download support function and directly host the fw on fast servers. I know you guys already host it, but your servers are getting slower with more people trying to access it

 

If not, may I recommend a MEGA or MediaFire account? For Mediafire, the link won't expire as long as it keeps getting downloaded. That isn't a problem with a paid account

 

But anyway, getting more servers in different countries to be able to not only handle all the users, but to also provide fast page loading and direct downloads is a must.

 

I have a VERY hard time finding fw packs in sequence from the X3. I have to hunt for them on HF to even get them. Same with the X5. It seems the only way to find fw on the fiio site is by hunting through the NEWS category.

 

Just a tip.

 

Anyone else with an X3 agree?

post #758 of 1895

Just dropbox them - different folder for each model - name them by date.

 

Personally I wouldn't suggest using mega or mediafire - for the reason that if left unattended - they do expire.  Dropbox won't.

post #759 of 1895
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Originally Posted by Brooko View Post
 

Just dropbox them - different folder for each model - name them by date.

 

Personally I wouldn't suggest using mega or mediafire - for the reason that if left unattended - they do expire.  Dropbox won't.

The problem with dropbox is indeed that it can't handle high download rates. Regular accounts last I checked, have a limit or quota.

post #760 of 1895
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Originally Posted by bowei006 View Post
 

The problem with dropbox is indeed that it can't handle high download rates. Regular accounts last I checked, have a limit or quota.

 

Has anyone considered torrent?  (especially BTSync, which 'automatically' sends everyone the updated files). That way everyone distributes the file and shares the bandwidth requirements.

post #761 of 1895
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Originally Posted by Mython View Post
 

 

Has anyone considered torrent?  (especially BTSync, which 'automatically' sends everyone the updated files). That way everyone distributes the file and shares the bandwidth requirements.

Not everyone knows how to use a torrent. It's very niche, and not nearly as easy as clicking a link and downloading. 

 

Plus, it has some 'innate' factors to it and may put FiiO in a bad light as they are also a Chinese company

post #762 of 1895
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Originally Posted by bowei006 View Post
 

Not everyone knows how to use a torrent. It's very niche, and not nearly as easy as clicking a link and downloading. 

 

Plus, it has some 'innate' factors to it and may put FiiO in a bad light as they are also a Chinese company

 

 

I'm not suggesting it as the only means, just as an adjunct. Once BTSync is set up, it will just automatically update the watch folder on ever person's computer, whenever the Fiio team add a new firmware file to their seeding folder. Absolutely no interaction required from users to download each file. For those willing to learn how to use it (which takes all of 10 minutes, even for newcomers), it'd make life dramatically easier for everyone, at both ends, and slash Fiio's bandwidth requirements.

 

As for the 'innate' factors, I know what you are driving at, but BTSync is configurable to work in a 'Private' 'encrypted' mode, so it's much more serious than the conventional torrent modality.

 

But even the conventional modality of bit torrent has long been used for legitimate purposes, such as Linux distributions. It's like selling kitchen knives. Just because one can do horrendous things with a knife doesn't necessarily mean that knives should be viewed as being dubious things, in and of themselves.

post #763 of 1895
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Originally Posted by bowei006 View Post
 

The problem with dropbox is indeed that it can't handle high download rates. Regular accounts last I checked, have a limit or quota.

 

Bowei - you're not talking about a huge file.  It would be different if it was half a Gb or so.

post #764 of 1895
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Originally Posted by Brooko View Post
 

 

Bowei - you're not talking about a huge file.  It would be different if it was half a Gb or so.

The 20GB/day bandwith limit seems to be ok, but I would still recommend them just hosting it on their own servers. Mainly because I want to see them also increase the capability of their sites.

post #765 of 1895
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Originally Posted by Mython View Post


I'm not suggesting it as the only means, just as an adjunct. Once BTSync is set up, it will just automatically update the watch folder on ever person's computer, whenever the Fiio team add a new firmware file to their seeding folder. Absolutely no interaction required from users to download each file. For those willing to learn how to use it (which takes all of 10 minutes, even for newcomers), it'd make life dramatically easier for everyone, at both ends, and slash Fiio's bandwidth requirements.

And...did you ever consider the fact that some guy could hack into this and upload a virus of any sort and screw us all over?

I'm not saying this in an offending manner in any way, so don't take it like that, but these are the types of things a hacker would look for in this day and age.
Edited by SkyBleu - 1/28/14 at 4:20pm
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