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    Review: Questyle Audio QP1R - With Multiple Headphone and IEM Pairings

    Maybe the files have been flagged as invisible. There is a free Mac utility called Onyx. Click on this link and choose the version, for your macOS. Install and go to menu option 'Files' and then File 'Visibility'. Once, all files are visible, mount your QP2R and see if the invisible music files...
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    The Astell & Kern AK240

    That's exactly what I meant. Old Timers disease! Sorry
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    Review: Questyle Audio QP1R - With Multiple Headphone and IEM Pairings

    I was part of the group that had their 1R sent to China for repair last year, because of the battery issue. Mine was also in pristine condition before the repair. Not only was it returned, in the same condition as sent but it still had all my music in internal storage. The loaner (Referb?) I was...
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    The Astell & Kern AK240

    Speaking from personal experience, I would be very wary of the additional heat and make sure the 240 has lots of ventilation, when in use or charging. I know I'm stating the obvious but Lithium batteries are definitely scary technology.
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    Review: Questyle Audio QP1R - With Multiple Headphone and IEM Pairings

    I would love to see an update to the OS but all devices, regardless of the manufacturer, are eventually orphaned. The support that I and a few other QP1R owners received, was sending our devices back to China, to repair the battery indicator problem. Mine was way out of warranty but the needed...
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    The Astell & Kern AK240

    Directly through iRiver/Astell&Kern. My battery went into thermal runaway and I sent my 240 to iRiver and they sent the player to Korea. Quite a long journey but they provided 1st class customer service.
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    The Astell & Kern AK240

    I just had my 240 battery replaced a few months back and I still average about 6hrs of listening time per charge. As @jwbrent stated, file type plays a huge factor, in play time per charge and I also think, it's just the nature of the beast.
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    Review: Questyle Audio QP1R - With Multiple Headphone and IEM Pairings

    One other thing you may try is, deleting the finder plist file. If you go to the 'GO' menu dropdown, in the finder and hold down the option key, you'l see you now have a 'Library' option. Click on Library and navigate to the Preference folder. in that folder look for 'com.apple.finder.plist'...
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    Review: Questyle Audio QP1R - With Multiple Headphone and IEM Pairings

    I am 100% with you on the battery issue and reverting to an earlier FW. After a round trip to China for the QP1R, now the indicator is working and easy to decipher how much actual play time I have on a charge (not important to some but important to me). Chasing a sound difference from a previous...
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    The Astell & Kern AK240

    After the first overheating and cooling, the back panel popped back into place. After the second and at the time I shipped it to iRiver, the back panel was bulging out but didn't seem permanently deformed so, I assume it was OK. It also wasn't listed on the invoice. As for the Volume Encoder...
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    The Astell & Kern AK240

    Well, I have my 240 back again. It took about 6 weeks, whereas the original estimate was 2 to 3 weeks. The delay was due to, an unplanned trip, back to Korea. iRiver was very concerned about the near catastrophic failure and wisely decided to send it back to the factory. While there, inaddtion...
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    The Astell & Kern AK240

    I've got a question for anybody who's more knowledgable than I. I was about to get my 240 ready to ship and noticed something concerning in the RMA form. iRiver/AK requires credit card info be supplied with the RMA form and they further state, the repair will be put on hold, if the CC isn't...
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    The Astell & Kern AK240

    Thanks, no fun being the guinea pig.
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    The Astell & Kern AK240

    I didn't include the part of the email where the final cost will need my approval, before work is started. No Carte Blanche on my watch. As for the cost of the battery, the old axiom "What the market will bear" applies, IMO. The thing that disturbed me was, $80 for a Carbon Fibre and plastic...
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    The Astell & Kern AK240

    One thing I learned from this experience is, the supplied leather case is probably not the best idea, when the weather is hot or the player is going to be in a confined space. There's no way for the heat to dissipate. My 240 was always in the case. I wouldn't wear a leather coat, in 90 degree...
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