Originally Posted by yungyaw
This is my very simple and basic solution to help reduce some heat off the feverish Geek Out 1000.
Great minds think alike!
See my post from 11 days ago for a smaller heat sink - that's probably too long, but probably easier to carry, too.
Originally Posted by Larry Ho
I read all these nice feedback for volume control.
What we design is to let computer become volume setting host once it has changed. So the volume setting inside GO will be reset to computers.We will redesign this volume setting mechanism to make more natural to users. And this will be firmware upgradable.
In the mean time, welcome any good ideas.
Thank you Larry! That's great news - especially that it will be fixed in firmware, but I don't understand what you mean by "more natural to users."
Originally Posted by eliwankenobi
Thank you Larry!
I think if it can be configured so it is an option in the driver, and have it default so that GO volume is separate from OS volume would be more intuitive for users
@Larry Ho Yes, please!
In my opinion... If at all possible....
1) The GO's volume control buttons should act just like a volume control knob on an analog amp - when you use the GO's buttons, there should be no impact on the system volume setting.
2) Better still, when powering up, the GO's output volume should be set to wherever the user had it last - just like an analog amp's volume control knob that doesn't move when the amp is powered off and back on.
3) If it's not possible to remember the user's volume setting after powering down, just power it up with the volume set to 0 (zero) - that's a lot safer than any other alternative.
4) Ideally, when the GO first powers up, having reset its volume to zero (or to the user's last setting, if possible), as with many other USB DACs, the GO should also set the system volume to 100% (maximum bit depth) but have no impact on system volume thereafter - allowing the user to trim it, if desired, which, of course, would lower the output volume (and the bit depth).
Originally Posted by Matias
I don't trust the system volume. More than once it happened to me with my desktop system that because of some Windows update that just put the volume to max again and almost blew my speakers. Plus I always had a heart attack. I hate this and I became paranoid with the volume ever since.
A independent volume based on the device and that never maxes out would be nice.
@Larry Ho This is a pessimistic question, given your intent to improve things with a firmware update, but to your knowledge, could one of the following analog volume control products be used downstream (between the GO and the headphones)? This is what I will feel compelled to try, if my pre-ordered GO arrives before a firmware solution is available. I am not going to put either my ears or my headphones at risk of using the GO as it functions currently.
Analog volume controls I've considered... (Click to show)
As I understand it, these are intended for use with Line Level voltages, not at the output voltages intended for headphones. And frankly, this kills the convenience of the GO as portable device, so there's only one reason I'd keep the GO if I need to use one of these to protect my ears: for the sound quality it manages to deliver above anything else I have for a given headphone.
Edited by zilch0md - 5/6/14 at 9:56am