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post #376 of 971
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Originally Posted by chawya22 View Post
 

Did it ever work since you've had it? Maybe as you've said, it's just defective. I feel you're pain. BTW, you are using the recommended Blue USB 3.0 cable?

 

Yes it worked until this morning. 

 

Yes I use the blue USB 3.0 cable.

post #377 of 971
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Originally Posted by Somphon View Post
 

 

Yes it worked until this morning. 

 

Yes I use the blue USB 3.0 cable.

Maybe if you post this problem on the 'iDSD micro Crowd-Designed!' thread, you can get an answer or at least some insight. I know I've seen many replies by iFi support. Good Luck.

post #378 of 971
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Originally Posted by Somphon View Post

I'm using my Macbook to type this and it blinking (flashing) blue when OFF and flashing green when on. So my notebook is not sleeping.  Still Micro can't be use. Also I'm not the type to jump to customer service at first sign of trouble, I can figure things out myself. I don't recall having need customer service at all for gadgets. 

Actually, I don't mind to have lots of features on the gadget, but as long as it works. Playing around with the selection can be fun but only at the beginning, in the end, we buy this to listen to music and enjoy music.  We should be able to charge the product, plug it in and enjoy what we spend money for. The fact if, right now, I can't get any music out of my Micro.

Yes, I take it back to the dealer soon, to trade it in for something else that will allow me to enjoy my music than to fiddle around. 
Possibly a cable upgrade for my LCD-3f or Hugo. smily_headphones1.gif

Try going to System Preference -> Sound -> select iFi driver smily_headphones1.gif that's what I did one mine at least
post #379 of 971
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Originally Posted by Somphon View Post
 

 

Yes it worked until this morning. 

 

Yes I use the blue USB 3.0 cable.


You can also go to iFi Support and file a Ticket... Or if you have already Registered,you can use your personal iClub link... 

http://support.ifi-audio.com/

 

Mine did the Flashing Green LED when I was not playing music(I checked the USB cables connection first)... I just went in JRiver and played a music file and the LED stopped flashing...


Edited by RadioWonder737 - 8/17/14 at 4:34am
post #380 of 971
LED blinking: standby mode if I am not mistaken
post #381 of 971
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Originally Posted by Somphon View Post
 

 

Yes it worked until this morning. 

 

Yes I use the blue USB 3.0 cable.

One last thing, is the iDSD shown as an option in the Audio Midi setup utility? It's probably won't address all the problems you're having but it's one more thing to check. What is your source application and does that still show the iDSD as an available output device on your Mac?


Edited by chawya22 - 8/17/14 at 4:57am
post #382 of 971
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Originally Posted by chawya22 View Post
 

One last thing, is the iDSD shown as an option in the Audio Midi setup utility? It's probably won't address all the problems you're having but it's one more thing to check. What is your source application and does that still show the iDSD as an available output device on your Mac?

 

 

Right now my Macbook or my Windows PC is not detecting at all. so in the Audio Midi is seeing the unit (when it was working, yes it's there)

 

Its rapid blinking green when on, blue when off. As my computers are not detecting the Micro, so it wont play.

I tried optical, 3.5mm in, and still no sound.

 

Gonna return it tomorrow.

 

Thanks everyone.

post #383 of 971

Hmm... this thread is making me nervous about ordering one of these.

post #384 of 971
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Originally Posted by Krutsch View Post

Hmm... this thread is making me nervous about ordering one of these.

Well, after figuring out how this thing works and getting comfortable with it, I would buy it again. All of the issues I had were user-education related. There are so many features packed into this thing and it has a pretty manual/simplistic....let's call it "user interface"...consisting of a bunch of switches and one LED light, that it can be confusing at first. It really does sound great and it is about as versatile as you can get for $500.
post #385 of 971
Indeed. The Micro iDSD is way too feature packed and a single LED light as indicator is after all, not so enough.

If iFi wish to improve further, I will also suggest that iFi uses a volume lock on the volume knob, given the high output power and the fact that it can be used for "transport", some might store them in a bag and I am worried that one day something will just blast the volume way up.

IMO
Billson smily_headphones1.gif
post #386 of 971
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Originally Posted by RHMMMM View Post


Well, after figuring out how this thing works and getting comfortable with it, I would buy it again. All of the issues I had were user-education related. There are so many features packed into this thing and it has a pretty manual/simplistic....let's call it "user interface"...consisting of a bunch of switches and one LED light, that it can be confusing at first. It really does sound great and it is about as versatile as you can get for $500.

 

My issue with Micro is not user-education related, its that the Micro is not doing what it suppose to do. 

 

My Hugo is packed with rainbow colors and features, but I was able to learn them in 1 sitting of couple of hours. We can all learn how to use an equipment if it well-designed and consistent in its operation. What we expect it to do, is what it should do - no matter how complex. 

 

I expect to plug my Micro in to a charger and the blue light comes on and stay on till it fully charged. After which, I expect to hook it to my Macbook or my iPad and listen to music. Make adjustments on the unit to improve sounds, etc. And just enjoy my music.

 

BUT - What I'm getting before today, is I plug the Mirco to my iPad charger, blue light comes on few second, but I still leave it to charge for 12 hours. Unplugged and hook it up to my source to find no sounds coming out.

 

Today, I get fast blinking blue light when I hook it up to my charger, my Macbook, my PC, which no one can yet tell me what fast blinking blue light means. None of my computer can detech the unit. Tried input through SPDIF and 3.5mm input and still nothing.

Micro has what they called smart battery, I expect a smart battery to be smart and allow me to be versatile in my usage and adapt to it, not the other way around.

 

Same action, different result. Is this a user-education related issue, or equipment flaw?

 

If you go to Chord Hugo thread, there are more discussion on the quality of sounds, equipment matching (for best sounds), battery life for portable use, etc. That's what we should talk about in an audio equipment.

 

I remember listening to a talk from a Thai audiophile experts (sound engineer, equipment designer before becoming a writer) when he talks about his experience when he was young. He had a friend who is crazy about everything audio equipment. But when looking at his music style, this guy had all together 5 CDs, most of them for testings! The speaker himself remember when he was starting out, he was buying and testing everything, playing with all the gadgets, upgrades, mods to find that in the end, he was not enjoying any music at all but trying to figured out why the soundstage of the violin was not positioned as he read in Stereophile mag. :) 

 

Don't get me wrong, Micro is a great product for a $500 equipment. But I think they are letting these issues getting in the way of a great sound they actually produce. 

Some how I feel they are in love with the technical and feature side of the equipment than an excellent audio they produce.


Edited by Somphon - 8/17/14 at 6:43am
post #387 of 971
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Originally Posted by Somphon View Post
 

 

My issue with Micro is not user-education related, its that the Micro is not doing what it suppose to do....

 

 

Right, so my reply was to Krutsch.  Mine seems to be working as intended so far.  It sounds like you may have a defective unit.  Have you opened a ticket and reached out to iFi or your dealer yet?  I would be swapping it from your dealer for a new one ASAP.

post #388 of 971
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Originally Posted by RHMMMM View Post
 

 

Right, so my reply was to Krutsch.  Mine seems to be working as intended so far.  It sounds like you may have a defective unit.  Have you opened a ticket and reached out to iFi or your dealer yet?  I would be swapping it from your dealer for a new one ASAP.

 

 

Yes, I opened a ticket with iFi already.

Will update the forum when they get back to me.

post #389 of 971
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Originally Posted by Somphon View Post
 

 

 

Yes, I opened a ticket with iFi already.

Will update the forum when they get back to me.

 

Actually, I would go straight to your dealer (if that's not too troublesome to do ... here in Singapore, it's not too troublesome as we are a city size country) to sort it out as evidence seems to indicate that you have a defective unit ... I doubt any CS would be able to help much. :)

post #390 of 971
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Originally Posted by Emerpus View Post
 

 

Actually, I would go straight to your dealer (if that's not too troublesome to do ... here in Singapore, it's not too troublesome as we are a city size country) to sort it out as evidence seems to indicate that you have a defective unit ... I doubt any CS would be able to help much. :)

will do tomorrow.

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