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Opus #1 MQS Portable Player

Opus #1 MQS Portable Player

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Nice DAP, but operating sotware has some errors. Music player hangs sometimes, doesn't like over 30 minuts files (i.e. concerts or classic music). Last software update was released in May. Used font is unreadable, please The Bit change it to Roboto. Still plays very good.
This is an awesome little DAP, totally worth the price asked here, and even more.
Really want the metal premium version, but this deal just isn't good enough. They're available on amazon for $5 more ($445) and will still be there when my next paycheck arrives. MD made a good attempt, but not really helpful when it's time to buy.
Newbie here. So I'm guessing that this is like 10,000X better than listening to music on my iPhone? Am I downloading music from my iTunes library and such or specific websites? I did order theK7XX turbo charged cans and a DAC amp so would like a nice portable player to go with. Thanks
This is on amazon for $10 more and free prime shipping https://www.amazon.com/OPUS-Portable-Mastering-Quality-Gunmetal/dp/B01B90MBEW
DarPhyve
And ?
The world is not limited to the US and amazon.com, this is still a good price for a good DAP with very reasonable shipping fees outside of the US. Unlike some other Massdrop items.
Tienbasse
Considering roughly half of all traffic to massdrop if from the US, I've now given them relevant information for purchasing this product for any of them that don't want to wait until October 18th for a shipping notification. I'm sorry you don't find this information useful.
FYI.. this is Android "based" not a full Android OS, i.e. you can't load Spotify, Tidal, etc.
I still try to understand the use case of a portable player without physical buttons. Is it a portable player to NOT be used on the go and just sitting on your sofa? I for one cherish quality portable players with physical buttons that a) do not waste charge on huge screens b) focus on the music and not resembling a phone and 3) I can skip a song without looking while running or on any other circumstance.
I guess I am not the target for this type of "portable" players where you have to be doing nothing but navigating visual menus.
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Maybe but using a screen requires two hands it almost requires you to stop walking or doing what you are doing and focus on navigating the device... which is cool. But as with phones I for one in players want quick physical buttons I can navigate without even pulling out the device. Just as with T9 predictive in phones there was a time I could write a decent midsized reply without looking at the phone and the battery life was amazing. A screen like the xduoo x3 is all I need. And given I loathe subscription music models and the need for internet for a device to work this is just not for me... I like paying for my physical copies of an album and or HD tracks so... I guess I'm gonna pass this one. Huge screen and wireless are just deal breakers for me in how the kill the battery life.
Monet
1)Battery charge being wasted on a huge screen only matters if you use the player for other android apps, negligible for the few seconds it takes to find a track, since using a touch screen to find 1 of 25000 tracks is a lot faster than the scroll wheel of previous gen. 2) If it works better than buttons who cares if it looks like an iphone. 3) Not sure about the opus, but the fiio x5 has (in this order) Play/pause -- volume wheel -- previous track -- next track ... all in line on the side of the device, which I often "shuffle all tracks" and explore without ever activating the screen.
Overall I wouldn't get hung up on the screen thing until you try it, I was very very excited to use a a scroll wheel device (gen ii) until I tried finding a track and had to scroll letter to letter, or favorite a track, which was a chain of wheel scrolls and buttons, the screen does make it a lot easier if you can come to terms with 8 realistic hours of music listening with a lot of track changes and library exploring as opposed to the 10-12 of a small screen device.
Similar one here (bigger), different DAC chip. This one has open android so you can install apps. US$269
Pioneer XDP-100R-S https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0197WVF1E/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
I'm stuck between this Opus #1, the Fiio X5 3rd gen and the iBasso DX80. Any suggestions?
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I just want to spend under $400 that DX200 is almost $1000! Thank you all for the suggestions
And this is why he is stuck. I was in the same situation until I tried them all. After trying, the X7 was the obvious choice for me. My experience does not match yours at all. I guess preference matters a lot, and so they must try them out and decide for themselves.
What's the difference between Sony's DAPs that advertise 20-40 hours of battery life and all of these other DAPs (Opus, Astell&Kern, Onkyo, Fiio etc) that all sit around 10 or so hours of battery? I'm looking to invest in one as an upgrade from my HTC 10 and I'm trying to decide between waiting for the ZX300 Walkman or going with another product elsewhere (AK70 or AK70 II for instance). Are Walkmans in general not the way to go for DAPs? I'm really just looking for a good all-around product since it will be my first DAP. I do want a product that has balanced output. Other than that, I don't care if it has bluetooth or wifi capabilities.
CorrinsYato
Since ZX300 and AK70MK2 are not out yet, no one is going to help you on that one.
The reason for lower battery is usually Android-based UI, which doesn't make DAP actually power-efficient. Drawback is that most Sony DAPs have a relatively laggy UI because of lower CPU power, but it doesn't make them bad DAPs nonetheless.
Opus #1 probably has the best battery life you can get out of an Android-based DAP, except for AK Kann, which is 3 times the price.
You cannot go wrong with Opus #1, but you're welcome to wait for ZX300 and AK70MK2 if you prefer to have more choices.
Tienbasse
Thanks. I actually read a few of your other posts about this DAP (and some reviews as well) and it seems like this may be the better option for me.
I have used this dap (regular not metal) and she is a beast of a player. Great clean sound and pairs wonderfully with the topping mini amp. The battery life is fantastic and rivals even my Kann
How does it compare to Astell & Kern AK Jr. or FiiO X5?
Bubbles_Sweden
Those are on backorder and this drop goes down to $299. So it's unavailable there and NOT cheaper.
TotallyTrav
I think its the same provider.
Anyone who purchased the opus1 metal premium have any issue with a loose power button? Received mine the power button doesn't fit flush and rattles when moved/shakes.
before this ends can someone tell me if this is really better or worse overall then onkyo dx-1a? I'm hesitant as it seems to have lot more QC issues
FYI - this may be "Android" based but it only supports the single music app. No other Android functionality.
Is this a step up from the Ibasso DX80 or is it not worth bothering about?
Do I need to send it back to US in case if I need to repair the unit under warranty?
dave9527
I'd assume so.
Anyone who purchased the opus1 metal premium have any issue with a loose power button? Received mine the power button doesn't fit flush and rattles when moved/shakes.
I would also like to know how much improvement would be carried out by the "new op amp"...
will output be improved with the mod? if yes, how much?
We need a Fiio X7 Mark II drop.
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"The X7 Mark II has dual ES9028 PROs ". No it only has one. FIFY
I have one and it's a really great DAP.
bootster1
You are correct.
Sent product was already broken. anyone else?
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Unfortunate. Return it.
Adamleonpeters
I will send inquiries. Thanks.
Where can I get the leather case? Anyone knows?
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I can hear the power button rattle when shaked or moved in the opus 1 metal
Adamleonpeters
Sorry, I forget describing that I cannot turn the power on. It never works anything.
I'm wandering what color the metal will ship in, black or gold?
Miko7
if anything, black.
Miko7
black.
Does anyone know how soon these usually ship once the drop ends?
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Miko7
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All orders will be shipped by Massdrop.Estimated ship date is Aug 16, 2017 PT
After the drop ends, payment will be collected. To deliver the best value to the group the request will then be submitted to the vendor up front, making all sales final. Be sure to check the discussion page for updates.
Miko7
Aug 16th
Pulled the trigger on the metal premium. Looking forward to getting it.
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Hello, I'm leaving my short experience with my Opus #1. Sorry for sharing it with you guys so late... I do consider myself as an audiophile, but I do lack in knowledge when it comes to DAP's or IEMs, but I'll be happy to share my personal thoughts about this product.
This is my first DAP device and I've been using it with my Noble X IEM. I've been using it for about over 3 months now and I have to say I am satisfied with it. My previous portable music device was my Galaxy S5, yes it's old and sounds terrible. Once I've switched to Opus #1, I've realized the huge difference when it comes to clarity and sound stage. I can hear the instruments and the vocals separately and noticed certain background instruments being played that I've never heard before with my Galaxy S5.
Even thought I love my first DAP, I had some annoying issues with it. First, it was the connectivity. Now, I'm not sure if my Opus #1 has some defective issues, but I had to re-plug and connect the USB cord on my Opus #1 at least twice to my desktop in order to show up in my computer. Second, there are certain errors I get once I connect it and have to restart my DAP. Third, is an another error when I play a different songs I get this random error saying that the media is unable to play so it skips it, but it works once I do it again. Fourth, it's the play/pause button. I usually click the pause button instead of taking my IEMs off when someone is talking to me. After a short conversation, I can't play my song when I click the play/pause button. I realized that once you pause your song for more than 5 seconds, you're unable to play it by click the play/pause button. The only way to play your song is literally by turning your Opus #1 screen and press the start button on the screen.
To be honest, those are minor issues. It is a complaint, but it doesn't bother me to a point where I want to get a refund.
Other things I want to share with you guys is about the leather case. I know you guys won't be getting the leather case in this drop, but be aware that the case will leave a mark easily if it's being pressured against by something. For example, I had my IEMs wrapped around the DAP and now it has a mark on the back of the case. Also, this device works well with headphones, but I would recommend for IEMs mostly. If you noticed, the fonts is golden if you look at the image I uploaded. I was hoping to be the way how it looks like on the Massdrop, but after the update it's different now.
Thank you, hope it helped a little.
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I mean, I can fit the DAP in my pockets... it's just that it's pretty hard to reach the play/pause button lol.
KITTY
So had this dap for over 6 months now, I have been using it with a pair of westone w40 and I am pretty happy with it. Can you recommend a better pair of iems?
Any one has the issue of Windows 10 not showing the Opus #1 in file explorer? Shown in device manager as "driver error". Have tried to update the driver but no luck.
$140 just to get the case??? Out of the question. Would have joined the drop if the standard option came with a case. This DAP was calling my name, but I have to pass on principle.
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I may have to admit to my current state of poverty and settle for Cayin N3 hahahaha
corngorn
Took me almost a year to finally purchase my first DAP, so I feel you.