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I have just decided to upgrade my ageing Monitor 01 USD with the new Monitor 06 MX...

 

http://www.kidultdiagnostic.com/external-sound-card-c-22/musiland-monitor-06-mx-sound-card-p-236.html#.UySJsqh_ttW

 

I am hoping it will be possible to have them both connected to my PC at the same time for comparison purposes and am wondering if anyone has done something similar? I am currently using Foobar/WASAPI and am more concerned about the Musiland driver side of things. Also, has anyone got experience of the Monitor 06 MX? As it is fairly new there is very little info available online...The specs look good and am looking forward to hi-res on the go

 

...tho dreading trying to fathom the Chinese manual! 

 

Thanks in advance folks!

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Just got the 06 mx today. Haven't used it as a player yet, only as DAC+amp since I don't have a proper SD card. For now I can only say soundwise it's worth the price, may prove to be a great bang for the buck. Obviously, can't comment how much bit depth and frequency loseless playback can be at this point. 

However, if you don't read Chinese (as I do), it might be very tricky to get the thing to work. The user interface can be thought as terrible because of no screen, only 6 physical buttons and 8 LED lights. It surely cannot function as a everyday DAP IMO, I would consider it a very good portable soundcard with certain music storage and playback function. It may be a very good travelling companion. 

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Originally Posted by marshallmole View Post

Just got the 06 mx today. Haven't used it as a player yet, only as DAC+amp since I don't have a proper SD card. For now I can only say soundwise it's worth the price, may prove to be a great bang for the buck. Obviously, can't comment how much bit depth and frequency loseless playback can be at this point. 
However, if you don't read Chinese (as I do), it might be very tricky to get the thing to work. The user interface can be thought as terrible because of no screen, only 6 physical buttons and 8 LED lights. It surely cannot function as a everyday DAP IMO, I would consider it a very good portable soundcard with certain music storage and playback function. It may be a very good travelling companion. 

mmm kinda curious how it'll do for shuffled playback and folders if available. biggrin.gif
and you know... decoder bugs that make it freeze, that sort of thing biggrin.gif

also curious about output impedance and usefulness for IEMS.

>..The specs look good and am looking forward to hi-res on the go


that's how they got people on MD11/30 and us 02/30 :P (and then came flakey firmware and drivers that tooks 9 months to iron out)

well, at least it doubles as a dac. (but you gotta install proprietary drivers. on the bright side you get bulk mode USB (error detection and correction and no timing problems)

The price is nice but shenzhen had is for 80 less than ebay frown.gif
Edited by svyr - 6/22/14 at 4:37am
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Originally Posted by svyr View Post


mmm kinda curious how it'll do for shuffled playback and folders if available. biggrin.gif
and you know... decoder bugs that make it freeze, that sort of thing biggrin.gif

also curious about output impedance and usefulness for IEMS.

>..The specs look good and am looking forward to hi-res on the go


that's how they got people on MD11/30 and us 02/30 :P (and then came flakey firmware and drivers that tooks 9 months to iron out)

well, at least it doubles as a dac. (but you gotta install proprietary drivers. on the bright side you get bulk mode USB (error detection and correction and no timing problems)

The price is nice but shenzhen had is for 80 less than ebay frown.gif

Hi, I haven't used much of its DAP function (but tested and played for perhaps 3 hours), mainly as a DAC+amp actually in my office. For the file folder, it supports up to 32GB microSD card, and 2 layers of folder path including the root path, which means you can have individual folders containing music files. You can also have FLAC+cue files, but they have to stay in the root path. You can skip to the next folder (or next cue file) by double-pressing the skip-to-next button. 

I have not found any random shuffling function (yet, perhaps it's there, will try when I get back to office). 

I'm unaware of its actual output impedance, but I have been using it with Westone W40s and Ocharaku Flat-4s, they seem to be driven pretty well. 

And it works well as DAC, they have a fairly nice driver that works with both ASIO and WASAPI. 

 

So far the main problem with this is that 'glitch' that always happens several seconds after playback resumes, the music just stops for some milliseconds then goes on, making you notice the irregularity of the bass beats. I haven't got any freezes yet. 

Another complain is the 1990s-style UI, but once I get used to it, it's not too bad. 

 

And yes I bought it from shenzhenaudio.com for around $180, which is still a bit more than what it goes for in mainland China market. 

I guess I won't be using it as my main DAP, for its large size and small storage, but it makes a very good travel companion. 

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Thanks
Er so just doesn't work with 64 or 128gb cards, or see files 3 folders deep?
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No... sadly. Can't really be the one-for-all solution I guess. 

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i see thanks.

maybe try the newest drivers and firmware if you haven't. They've previously fixed some bugs in the md11/30 and US02/03 firmware and drivers but um, not sure if it'll help the dap features.
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I didn't know if they have updated drivers or firmwares since I bought them... Will check for sure. Probably not, consider they being not a big company. Thanks! 

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You may need to have a look at their forum (may need to user Google
They used to have a directory of downloads here dl.Musiland.Cn
Where you could see beta and latest off firmware And drivers but that looks offline now
Not sure if they update the product page with the latest links
http://forum.musiland.cn
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