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post #1276 of 2222

1st glitch that I've found with the 1.15 firmware is...

 

I tried to transfer songs from my Mac (via Android app transfer) and pull those files with multi-layer folders and there was a warning then the app closed itself.

 

Reopened the app and did transfer the folder one by one, in single layer, and it did transfer those I wanted.  However, I tried and select those songs under the folder that I have added new files in, the 240 gave me a warning something like "too many xxx files", can't remember the exact wordings and I even not able to play songs that has been in the same top folder.  At the end, I have deleted the entire folder with hundred of songs and redo the file loading and now it operates back to normal.

 

Anyone had experience the same with new 1.15?  I didn't encounter any problem with the 1.11 whatsoever.

 

Cheers

post #1277 of 2222
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Originally Posted by AnakChan View Post

Does anyone have Android File Transfer disconnect regularly during large file transfers? I didn't seem to encounter this at pre v1.11 & didn't test at v1.11 but am experiencing this on v1.15.

I'm on an iMac/Mavericks OS. I reset to defaults the AK240 after upgrading to v1.15.

 

Originally Posted by flymetothemoon View Post
 

Just downloaded the 1.15 late last night only have time to listen to this update now.  Will try to do some transfer tonight and let you know if there is any problem with my MBP.

 

Cheers

 

Originally Posted by flymetothemoon View Post
 

1st glitch that I've found with the 1.15 firmware is...

 

I tried to transfer songs from my Mac (via Android app transfer) and pull those files with multi-layer folders and there was a warning then the app closed itself.

 

Reopened the app and did transfer the folder one by one, in single layer, and it did transfer those I wanted.  However, I tried and select those songs under the folder that I have added new files in, the 240 gave me a warning something like "too many xxx files", can't remember the exact wordings and I even not able to play songs that has been in the same top folder.  At the end, I have deleted the entire folder with hundred of songs and redo the file loading and now it operates back to normal.

 

Anyone had experience the same with new 1.15?  I didn't encounter any problem with the 1.11 whatsoever.

 

Cheers

 

You mean like this problem I had last week? Anyway, since I had to trash (or re-do) the whole file transfer I did a factory default reset on the AK240, removed Kies, reinstalled Android File Transfer, rebooted my iMac - and I was able to do a mass file transfer.

 

The error message were mainly 2 types, one was that the device simply disappeared and recommended me to disconnect/reconnect the USB, whilst the other message was that the device was locked with some references to the screensaver (on the AK240!?! What screensaver!!).

 

Anyway, try factory default reset I guess.

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Originally Posted by AnakChan View Post
 

 

You mean like this problem I had last week? Anyway, since I had to trash (or re-do) the whole file transfer I did a factory default reset on the AK240, removed Kies, reinstalled Android File Transfer, rebooted my iMac - and I was able to do a mass file transfer.

 

The error message were mainly 2 types, one was that the device simply disappeared and recommended me to disconnect/reconnect the USB, whilst the other message was that the device was locked with some references to the screensaver (on the AK240!?! What screensaver!!).

 

Anyway, try factory default reset I guess.

Yep.  I had this one. 

 

The other warning came out from the 240 when I played a song.  Can't remember what exactly but says something like "too many...files".

post #1279 of 2222
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Originally Posted by CosmicHolyGhost View Post
 

I am not technical but I thought software has a lot to do with how each DAP sounds....more so than the DAC chip itself...

 

Well yeah if it's software specifically targeted at sound. I thought the firmware updates were more about navigation and feature implementation though.   

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Well yeah if it's software specifically targeted at sound. I thought the firmware updates were more about navigation and feature implementation though.   

we never know what has been addressed by the firmware upgrade except AK make announcement on it.

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Well yeah if it's software specifically targeted at sound. I thought the firmware updates were more about navigation and feature implementation though.   


I dont think it is how it works... all the audiophile DAPs release with truckloads of bugs and yet implemented features, so the manufacturers would play catch up and release firmware after firmware (when the product is their active focus). There are always intentional/unintentional changes to the sound.if it is unintentional , the manufacturers would not include it in the release note because they may not even know it in the first place LoL it is pretty much the norm

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While loading large amounts of music I've gotten the disconnect or screen is locked message and Android File Transfer shuts down.  Usually if I go to the activity monitor the Android File Transfer is still running in the background.  If I shut it down I can re-start it and continue the transfer fine.  I have my music nestled in one or two levels of folders without any issue.

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I dont think it is how it works... all the audiophile DAPs release with truckloads of bugs and yet implemented features, so the manufacturers would play catch up and release firmware after firmware (when the product is their active focus). There are always intentional/unintentional changes to the sound.if it is unintentional , the manufacturers would not include it in the release note because they may not even know it in the first place LoL it is pretty much the norm

I think that is not confined to DAPs but all software based interface that new firmware addresses bugs/improvement based on user feedback

post #1284 of 2222
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Originally Posted by jedx02 View Post

While loading large amounts of music I've gotten the disconnect or screen is locked message and Android File Transfer shuts down.  Usually if I go to the activity monitor the Android File Transfer is still running in the background.  If I shut it down I can re-start it and continue the transfer fine.  I have my music nestled in one or two levels of folders without any issue.

Hmm I had no problems with Windows... Installed the update and instantly drag and dropped 140gb of music on the AK240 smily_headphones1.gif

So far, the only problem I have is that there is some interference when I have the Wifi function turned on... It is quite annoying so I keep Wifi turned off!
post #1285 of 2222
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Originally Posted by flymetothemoon View Post
 

My first impression with the new 1.15 firmware is that the 240 gets more power.  Do you feel the same?

 

I'm actually finding I need to turn up the volume more with 1.15 than 1.11.  E.g. I typically listen at 32-35 with my JH13fp from Day 1 to 1.11, but with 1.15 I'm now using 38-42 for the same tracks. (both under full or close to full battery condition).

 

Anyone find it the same? or have my ears gone even more deaf?  :confused: 

post #1286 of 2222
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Originally Posted by kkcc View Post
 

 

I'm actually finding I need to turn up the volume more with 1.15 than 1.11.  E.g. I typically listen at 32-35 with my JH13fp from Day 1 to 1.11, but with 1.15 I'm now using 38-42 for the same tracks. (both under full or close to full battery condition).

 

Anyone find it the same? or have my ears gone even more deaf?  :confused: 

Didn't pay attention to the volume levels as usually I'd turn the volume knob to the appropriate volume level when the screen is off.

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Not just you, I seem to be hearing that volume difference as well. However this kinda brings the volume of having the EQ on and off a bit closer.

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Originally Posted by kkcc View Post

I'm actually finding I need to turn up the volume more with 1.15 than 1.11.  E.g. I typically listen at 32-35 with my JH13fp from Day 1 to 1.11, but with 1.15 I'm now using 38-42 for the same tracks. (both under full or close to full battery condition).

Anyone find it the same? or have my ears gone even more deaf?  confused.gif  
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post #1289 of 2222

For some reason my office here on business trip blocks head-fi while my office in home town doesn't. Strange.

 

Anyway, anyone else finds 1.15's sound a bit too heavy? The bass is full'er alright, it sounds more exciting alright, but just a bit too heavy, especially for IE800 that is bass-centric. I can imagine SE846's listener would be joyful though.

 

I wonder if the playlist problem with songs from SD card is fixed.

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Seems like 240 is using digital volume and very much depends on the scale's (display) relationship to the actual volume control.  Will it a possibility the 1.15 has a different scaling to volume vs. 1.11 and resulted such change?

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