The Qudelix-5K thread
Aug 11, 2020 at 9:01 AM Post #1,186 of 4,741
Does anyone know the option to turn off volume reset on incoming messages? I use Q5K at work in DAC mode via USB and when a message arrives in my phone Q5K resets the volume to the minimum level. It is very inconvenient to raise it after each message.

Turn off the absolute volume.
 
Aug 11, 2020 at 9:05 AM Post #1,187 of 4,741
Actually i was, i remember that this morning around 9am it was around 70%, then come 1pm it dropped down to 20% with nothing playing, just my elegia attached to the 2.5mm balanced output.. anyways i will check again now, now at 90% will see how much it drops hours later, will also check the battery graph on the app.

That does not sound normal. I turned mine on just now (haven't touched it since yesterday) and my battery is at 98% according to the Qudelix app and 100% according to my V60 (bluetooth menu).
 

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Aug 11, 2020 at 3:29 PM Post #1,188 of 4,741
How does the Q5K sound like the ES100?
How does it compare to UP4?

I don’t like the ES100 sound, so I got a Q5s which has the (‘thick mids’?) sound I really like. However, the Q5 is broken and now I have a UP4. Except the UP4 sounds how I remember the ES100 (‘thin’?), and UP4 configuration is mostly laughable. :frowning2:

Should I expect the same ‘sound’ and ‘body’ from the Q5K as the UP4? How does it differ in comparison from the others?

The HW it looks like almost identical. Maybe I prefer the AK4493 ‘tuning’ over ES9218? Although ES100 is AK4375.. any 'tuning' affects appears to be from secondary component design decisions anyway.
 
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Aug 11, 2020 at 7:25 PM Post #1,190 of 4,741
How does the Q5K sound like the ES100?
How does it compare to UP4?

I don’t like the ES100 sound, so I got a Q5s which has the (‘thick mids’?) sound I really like. However, the Q5 is broken and now I have a UP4. Except the UP4 sounds how I remember the ES100 (‘thin’?), and UP4 configuration is mostly laughable. :frowning2:

Should I expect the same ‘sound’ and ‘body’ from the Q5K as the UP4? How does it differ in comparison from the others?

The HW it looks like almost identical. Maybe I prefer the AK4493 ‘tuning’ over ES9218? Although ES100 is AK4375.. any 'tuning' affects appears to be from secondary component design decisions anyway.
The Q5K doesn’t have a thick-mids kind of sound, it’s more on the clear, transparent side. Less veiled than the ES100, less muddy than Shanling. EQ works great but won’t increase note body...
 
Aug 12, 2020 at 4:58 AM Post #1,193 of 4,741
Actually i was, i remember that this morning around 9am it was around 70%, then come 1pm it dropped down to 20% with nothing playing, just my elegia attached to the 2.5mm balanced output.. anyways i will check again now, now at 90% will see how much it drops hours later, will also check the battery graph on the app.

Thats certainly not normal.. it could be doing something in the background thats eating up the battery even in standby (eg constantly searching for bluetooth connection), but then that would be a common problem. Most likely its a battery issue. Having said that, if there is a way you can re-install the firmware (and hence essentially fully reset the device/configs), and then re-measure the battery drop off after. If still happening, then indeed you should return for a replacement. From what I am reading here, their customer service is good.
 
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Aug 14, 2020 at 8:39 AM Post #1,195 of 4,741
Trying the PEQ. It's better than Wavelet app. Wavelet does a pretty good job. Also less latency LDAC option. I love 5K, with every update it keeps on giving.

Make sure to press and hold to save the Custom Eq, I had to redo it ALL because I didn't know.
Didn't realize there was a new update yesterday with PEQ. Thanks for the heads up!
 
Aug 14, 2020 at 1:40 PM Post #1,196 of 4,741
iOS update? I couldn’t find that
 
Aug 14, 2020 at 4:11 PM Post #1,198 of 4,741
Can't find the PEQ update on play store yet. Hopefully within the weekend, let's cross our fingers :)
 
Aug 15, 2020 at 3:22 AM Post #1,200 of 4,741
Got the update late last night. Woke up bright and early and the first thing on my mind is PEQ. Let's go! :)
 

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