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post #211 of 3773
And they (LHlabs) are thinking to incorporate a Wifi/Airplay module.

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post #212 of 3773

Put me down for the XD256+IEM+THD+DAD package:D

post #213 of 3773
DAD upgrade just solded out..

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post #214 of 3773
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Originally Posted by m-i-c-k-e-y View Post
 

New Update!

 

So mine is now XD + DAD + IEM + THD 

:ksc75smile:

I'm really happy with these updates to the X and XD with IEM package... I'm sure it would have already been a TOTL player, but this just reassures my purchase of the XD128 with IEM package.:)   Based on what I have read about the Geek Out, I'm hoping for even bigger things from the Geek Wave.  I hope Currawong has a chance to add this to his dap off one it is released.

post #215 of 3773
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Originally Posted by m-i-c-k-e-y View Post
 

New Update!

 

So mine is now XD + DAD + IEM + THD 

:ksc75smile:

I didn't even see the DAD package and it is already sold out...  Not many of those perks considering how many XD128's they sold.

post #216 of 3773

It's back.

post #217 of 3773
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Originally Posted by tjm6983 View Post
 

It's back.

Awesome! Thanks tjm6983:beerchug:  Just placed my order for the DADDY:)

post #218 of 3773

Question to those smarter than I. Why does it cost an extra $38 for USB dac capabilities?  Its something Fiio and iBasso are adding to their DAPs free of charge.  Its something that I do want but wondering why it has to be paid for.  Serious question. Is there hardware that is needed that justifies the extra cost because its done through firmware updates for the other two companies.  Thank you.

post #219 of 3773
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Originally Posted by caracara08 View Post
 

Question to those smarter than I. Why does it cost an extra $38 for USB dac capabilities?  Its something Fiio and iBasso are adding to their DAPs free of charge.  Its something that I do want but wondering why it has to be paid for.  Serious question. Is there hardware that is needed that justifies the extra cost because its done through firmware updates for the other two companies.  Thank you.

 

Without USB DAC functionality, the USB connection on the Wave will do nothing other than charge the device and sync files. It doesn't have any access to the DAC portion of the player at all. So they'd have to add connections to allow data to move into the DAC to be used with a PC. Does it cost $38 for those parts and labor? Possibly.

post #220 of 3773
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Originally Posted by AxelCloris View Post
 

 

Without USB DAC functionality, the USB connection on the Wave will do nothing other than charge the device and sync files. It doesn't have any access to the DAC portion of the player at all. So they'd have to add connections to allow data to move into the DAC to be used with a PC. Does it cost $38 for those parts and labor? Possibly.

 

Ic ic.  So the iBasso and Fiio DAPs probably already had those "connections" in there and only had to update firmware later on.  Understood.  Thank you.

post #221 of 3773
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Originally Posted by caracara08 View Post

 

Ic ic.  So the iBasso and Fiio DAPs probably already had those "connections" in there and only had to update firmware later on.  Understood.  Thank you.

 

Yep, they probably planned on it being a possibility from the start. Having the same components in all devices reduces the cost to get the parts since you can buy in bigger bulk shipments. I personally think it'd be an oversight *not* to include that functionality on all devices to simplify the manufacturing process and reduce production cost. That's why I found it a tad strange that LH Labs was only offering the DAC option on the X and XD at launch. And now it's an optional add-on, so they're just increasing the number of build combinations they have to make instead of simplifying.

post #222 of 3773
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Originally Posted by m-i-c-k-e-y View Post
 

New Update!

 

So mine is now XD + DAD + IEM + THD 

:ksc75smile:


+1

post #223 of 3773
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Originally Posted by gikigill View Post
 

Put me down for the XD256+IEM+THD+DAD package:D

 

It started with a $399 device...

 

- add $1 for the X128 version

- add $370 for the XD128 version

- add $128 for the IEM upgrade

- add $168 for the THD upgrade

- add $258 for the DAD upgrade

- add $350 for the graphene supercapacitor upgrade

 

This is now a $1,322 portable music player.

 

This little toy should sound a lot better than the Pulse X at twice the price.  The last item is not real but it is coming out next!  Joke only, of course :)

post #224 of 3773

doesn't have a $444,444 stretch goal?:p

post #225 of 3773
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Originally Posted by TopQuark View Post
 

 

It started with a $399 device...

 

- add $1 for the X128 version

- add $370 for the XD128 version

- add $128 for the IEM upgrade

- add $168 for the THD upgrade

- add $258 for the DAD upgrade

- add $350 for the graphene supercapacitor upgrade

 

This is now a $1,322 portable music player.

 

This little toy should sound a lot better than the Pulse X at twice the price.  The last item is not real but it is coming out next!  Joke only, of course :)


Too funny, but yeah.  I have pledged for all but that last one....so far:p

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