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AP80 - Hidizs next portable Hi-Res music player

Discussion in 'Portable Source Gear' started by IryxBRO, Apr 24, 2018.
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  1. J.One
    Yup, that about sums it up. They did order multiple units, I ordered only one, so, go figure, right?
    Last edited: Dec 13, 2018
  2. J.One
    I'm loving it! I use Tidal, I don't even know why I backed the AP80, given that it doesn't have WiFi.
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  3. crezo
    Search 'lied to' however and you will :wink:
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  4. grs8
    Tell the backers they will get the AP80 first, before the retailers... How do you call that?

    Got this mail today:

    "Sorry for the late reply and late shipping, Could you please kindly wait a bit patient, we are arranging the shipping now. You will receive the order very soon."

    So they still have not shipped my dap and it's mid Dec.
  5. acroyear
    Do you mind telling me what country you're in?
  6. okinear
    About the SDcard format:

    The firmware update requires a card formatted with a FAT32 system.

    What about the format(s) for playing the music files? I might have missed it but no clear info about it.
    According to users' experience: What is working? What is not working?
  7. Winterheim
    My sdcard is FAT32 running FLACs without any problems.
  8. nickv
    At the moment all the excitement and enthusiasm I had for this product has drained away. That's a shame.
    Last edited: Dec 13, 2018
  9. AndySocial
    I hope they get all the shipping issues sorted out soon, so they can maybe respond to the previously promised audiobook/podcast features, and other firmware tweaks.

    I've had it for over a week now, and it's been a much better experience with Bluetooth pairing and general UI navigation than the AP60II I was using. It's so close to being great, I just hope that Hidizs doesn't abandon it as it seems to have a habit of doing.
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  10. abitdeef
    And LDAC too, if I remember correctly that is supposed to land this month:wink: We shall see, I’m not holding my breath.
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  11. grs8
    Germany, backer #571
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  12. mono-type
    Yeah, I hope so, too. The AP80 is a promising device, but as I said earlier, needed much of the firmware tweaks (like text ticker scrolling display, LDAC, album art not displaying on Hiby Link, DSD playback fixes, etc.). Have those tweaks implemented, and it's definitely one of the greatest Chi-Fi DAPs out there. Such a shame if they'll pull off another AP200 on this.

    Oops, I didn't noticed that I typed R6. I meant to say Hiby R3. Sorry. :joy:

    Damn, that's a nice deal. If I didn't backed the AP80, then I should've bought that instead. Bought in AliExpress, right? I've noticed in your pic that you have the leather case. Was it included, or bought separately?

    Also, since you own a Hiby R3, could I ask if the Hiby OS of the R3 has the ticker text scrolling thingy (you know, when the information (filename, folder name, title, etc.) is too long to display)? The Hiby OS of the AP80 doesn't do that (remaining information is just displayed as an ellipsis, and it doesn't scroll further) so I'm curious if the R3 has the same issue.

    Also using FAT32 here on a 128GB card (of course, formatted via guiformat), and I don't have issues with FLAC playback, either. Formatted it to FAT32 anyway, since I wouldn't be using any large DSD files that are 4GB and above ATM.
    Last edited: Dec 13, 2018
  13. AndySocial
    The text scrolling issue is perplexing, as they even have one of their menu items rendered illegible by the text being too long for the screen. The option to enable or disable the playback buttons when the screen is off is cut off at the end and just says, "Buttons enabled when..." or something similar (device in car, my butt in office). I figured out what it does by trial and error, but that's a pretty massive UI/UX gaff.
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  14. mono-type
    But for some reason, as I noticed just recently, the scrolling text display works as it should on the lock screen (displaying the filename in the lower bottom of the screen), and also on the antialiasing filter options in the play settings. Clearly, the Hiby OS of the AP80 is capable of displaying text in such fashion, so it's odd that the text display doesn't scroll on everywhere else in the UI. :thinking:
    Last edited: Dec 13, 2018
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  15. acroyear
    I'm getting really tired of checking my spam folder.
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