Going fully Wireless IEMs. Too soon? Or are we there yet?
Apr 6, 2021 at 10:48 PM Post #31,622 of 35,546

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Well. iOS user here. My charging case bricked as well. Totally dead. Anyone on iOS Do Not do this.
Edit - false alarm. Back in business. It was dead for about 5 minutes. Now working.
I wish mine would come back to life. I’ve been sitting here all evening trying every “fix” suggested, over and over. No dice.

About time for me, at least, to throw in the towel.
 
Apr 6, 2021 at 11:45 PM Post #31,624 of 35,546

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Sony WF-1000xm4 has been certified with Bluetooth 5.2 but no aptx/aptx HD. Seems they may be going for LDAC, and I'm sure it will have AAC/SBC.


https://www.notebookcheck.net/The-S...les-out-aptX-or-aptX-HD-support.531036.0.html
I don’t know about AAC, but the headphone has to support SBC as that’s kind of the base codec for BT. I’m not sure if it’s against protocol to not support SBC, but I wouldn’t be surprised if it were.
In surprised Apple hasn’t implemented Airplay for the AirPods and the new headphones. My understanding is that it’s lossless
Apple would need to add WiFi to the AirPods as well as a way for them to connect to the network. This is harder said than done as a lot of networks require certificates and weird authentication... Then you also get the lag associated with AirPlay setup and the power drain from it as well. Might not be worth the hassle, especially if the majority of the population wouldn’t hear the difference anyways.
 
Apr 7, 2021 at 12:00 AM Post #31,625 of 35,546

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Apple would need to add WiFi to the AirPods as well as a way for them to connect to the network. This is harder said than done as a lot of networks require certificates and weird authentication... Then you also get the lag associated with AirPlay setup and the power drain from it as well. Might not be worth the hassle, especially if the majority of the population wouldn’t hear the difference anyways.
Thanks - great explanation!
 
Apr 7, 2021 at 12:07 AM Post #31,626 of 35,546

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Getting annoyed with Cambridge Audio. Been back and forth with them and am awaiting a simple email to RMA these. I know it was Easter but how hard is it for someone to send an email with a mailing label today? I could have sent these back and gotten replacement through Amazon a week ago....
 
Apr 7, 2021 at 2:09 AM Post #31,627 of 35,546

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KLH Fusion. Wide soundstage. Bass punches. Love the sound. Voice controls are awesome. BT strong indoors. Calls today were flawless. Clear both ways. Case has Qi. Fit is great and they are very light.
 

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Apr 7, 2021 at 8:49 AM Post #31,630 of 35,546

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finished updating my devialet gemini and now after 3 months of frustration it is a joy to use no more problems for me. the update was a pain tbh on my phone. at first it won't finish updating the left earbud and having error. the solution provided on the website was to reset network settings on android and unpairing the geminis.

I did not reset the network settings of my phone because i dont' want to lose my saved networks lol.

Instead I used my wife's phone (no connection history on the gemini) to update the geminis and was smooth and easy from start to finish.

after a day of observing and left my phone's bluetooth On all night, no more battery drain.

the right earbud connects automatically when you pull it out of the case and as soon as you put back both earbuds and close the case it disconnects instantly.
I'm glad i didn't give up on them.

Lastly, they might have slightly re-tuned the sound as the highs has a bit more spark and extension than before. I'm not sure if they decreased some bass as I use my geminis more on movies and youtube.

Hope this helps.
 
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Apr 7, 2021 at 9:17 AM Post #31,631 of 35,546

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Devialet is giving existing owners 3 years extended warranty. Nice gesture.
It looks like this is a free Devialet Care extension, which if so includes one accidental breakage replacement (so you can now drop one in the toilet 🙂). They have a link for current holders that fills out an email stating "I already have it, what can you do for me?". will see.
 
Apr 7, 2021 at 9:23 AM Post #31,632 of 35,546

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It looks like this is a free Devialet Care extension, which if so includes one accidental breakage replacement (so you can now drop one in the toilet 🙂). They have a link for current holders that fills out an email stating "I already have it, what can you do for me?". will see.
Yes it says it covers accidental damage. I assume this isn’t transferable but it’s basically a full guaranty on these for 3 years.
 
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god damn you AKG...

i have the AKG N400, and they sound great but pairing is awful, touch controls do what they want, ANC is a joke. I got tired of putting them in their case and finding them dead when i wanted to use them since the 3rd pin on the right earbud sometimes doesn't rise the whole distance. or the magnetic locking doesn't make sure that the earbuds are sitting straight, Worst of all, even in AAC or SBC i couldn't make them sync with either VLC or Youtube.

I picked up some freebuds pro, F u AKG, they always sit well and charge well, hell i can even use the app to see how much juice ls left in the case. the sound is 95% of the way there, its like when i changed from the Triple.fi 10 to the IE80´s, the IE80 was a slightly less bright and more bloated, but the sheer difference in comfort and usability made it a better IEM in every way, going to the freebuds was like touch controls actually work, pairing is easy as pie ( a botton on the side of the case, led turns white, and the buds appear on your bluetooth list ready to pair, you pull the buds out of a charged case and the buds WORK.

im sorry, but sometimes comfort just trumps sound quality, what's the point if they have problems charging, pair like ass between devices and the touch controls are basically broken ?
 
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Yes it says it covers accidental damage. I assume this isn’t transferable but it’s basically a full guaranty on these for 3 years.
Tried to enter the code - didn’t work.
god damn you AKG...

i have the AKG N400, and they sound great but pairing is awful, touch controls do what they want, ANC is a joke. I got tired of putting them in their case and finding them dead when i wanted to use them since the 3rd pin on the right earbud sometimes doesn't rise the whole distance. or the magnetic locking doesn't make sure that the earbuds are sitting straight, Worst of all, even in AAC or SBC i couldn't make them sync with either VLC or Youtube.

I picked up some freebuds pro, F u AKG, they always sit well and charge well, hell i can even use the app to see how much juice ls left in the case. the sound is 95% of the way there, its like when i changed from the Triple.fi 10 to the IE80´s, the IE80 was a slightly less bright and more bloated, but the sheer difference in comfort and usability made it a better IEM in every way, going to the freebuds was like touch controls actually work, pairing is easy as pie ( a botton on the side of the case, led turns white, and the buds appear on your bluetooth list ready to pair, you pull the buds out of a charged case and the buds WORK.

im sorry, but sometimes comfort just trumps sound quality, what's the point if they have problems charging, pair like ass between devices and the touch controls are basically broken ?
they do sound good. And that’s the beginning and the end of the story. I gave up on mine long ago. Like you, too many times dead when I needed them.
 

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