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Old 05-21-2019, 09:21 AM   #1
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Holy crap am I annoyed as hell! I bought a Plenue D DAP and I loved it! It worked well... for about three months and then the audio jack broke. I tried several pair of earbuds and they all play distorted when being used with it. Good thing it's open hardware/code right? So I can go in and fix it right? Oh... it's not? I am screwed because it was put together in such a way taking it apart will make it brake? Oh yeah, they did all of that. So, I assumed it would NEVER break because why else would it be 100% closed? Oh, because they are scammers who steal your money and give you a crappy product. I do not intent to spend over a hundred dollars to be screwed again, so I must ask here. Does anyone know of a fully open hardware/software DAP? One that isn't made by scammers and thiefs who screw you for money. I am seriously POed by this. I was willing to deal with all the crappy waste of time animations (Which, btw screw animations even on websites. Just give me the info and stop wasting my time!), all the crappy bugs I can't even attempt to fix etc. But this is it for me. I just need a nice open player, if there is none I shall get coding.
 
Old 05-21-2019, 01:02 PM   #2
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I understand your frustration but as far as I know Cowon players are not opensource although the Rockbox project has been able to load their firmware on several of their models but it is all accomplished by reverse engineering. I would try to contact Cowon to see if can be repaired under warranty.

Unfortunately I am not aware of any fully opensource digital audio players. There was one company that tried but as far as I know is no longer in business. There are many that are linux friendly and support open source formats.
 
Old 05-21-2019, 01:11 PM   #3
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I doubt that anything performant would be open, just the ingorance we live with.
I bought a FiiO X1 a few years ago and, for playing decent formats at an inexpensive price, it's great. Sadly I don't feel the need to listen to music much while travelling any more or I would likely buy one of the more expensive FiiO's with "a Wolfson DAC".
 
Old 05-21-2019, 01:30 PM   #4
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I understand your frustration but as far as I know Cowon players are not opensource although the Rockbox project has been able to load their firmware on several of their models but it is all accomplished by reverse engineering. I would try to contact Cowon to see if can be repaired under warranty.

Unfortunately I am not aware of any fully opensource digital audio players. There was one company that tried but as far as I know is no longer in business. There are many that are linux friendly and support open source formats.
It seems that it needs to be charged and that it's low battery (it says it's full, but gives a message after awhile) causes the audio distortion. It's just so annoying, if it were open I could remove all the annoying animations, change colors etc and fix bugs! I have no idea why companies aren't doing it, it's free legal labor!
 
Old 05-21-2019, 01:54 PM   #5
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I understand your frustration but as far as I know Cowon players are not opensource although the Rockbox project has been able to load their firmware on several of their models but it is all accomplished by reverse engineering. I would try to contact Cowon to see if can be repaired under warranty.

Unfortunately I am not aware of any fully opensource digital audio players. There was one company that tried but as far as I know is no longer in business. There are many that are linux friendly and support open source formats.
Nevermind, it is broken and can't even hold a charge. Those morons are giving me my money back or I am stelling it back from them (seeing as they stole it from me in the first place).
 
  


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