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#1 tyoh

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Posted 16 September 2013 - 01:58 PM

Is it just me feeling that the latest firmware version 2.10.00 sounds worse?

Anybody feel the same?

Is it my ears going bad?

 

Although it was released nearly a year ago, I just updated mine, feeling insecure about it.

Well, frankly, after every update I feel like it sounded worse and worse.

 

 

Thinking of going back to the first version back from 2010.

 

My gut feeling is that, before the product launch they worked on it heavily, getting the sound right, then as updates came around, just a few minor group of people worked on the updates based on feedback and bug reports but ultimately breaking the soul of it's sound.

 

If anybody replies with a yes, I'm going back to the old firmware.


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#2 silverhead

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Posted 16 September 2013 - 02:35 PM

Nothing preventing you from going back. Sounds like that's what you want to do. You don't need permission.


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#3 Astaroth_CY

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Posted 16 September 2013 - 04:03 PM

Did you do a settings reset? Save your tone bundle through HD Edit and reset to factory settings. Restore your tone bundle and make sure your settings are correct, e.g. you are using the correct output mode (Amp, Direct, etc.).
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Posted 18 January 2014 - 05:40 PM

Is it just me feeling that the latest firmware version 2.10.00 sounds worse?

Anybody feel the same?

Is it my ears going bad?

 

Although it was released nearly a year ago, I just updated mine, feeling insecure about it.

Well, frankly, after every update I feel like it sounded worse and worse.

 

 

Thinking of going back to the first version back from 2010.

 

My gut feeling is that, before the product launch they worked on it heavily, getting the sound right, then as updates came around, just a few minor group of people worked on the updates based on feedback and bug reports but ultimately breaking the soul of it's sound.

 

If anybody replies with a yes, I'm going back to the old firmware.

yo ya intente de todo y el sonido de mi hd500 es el peor de la historia,  es probable que mi producto este defectuoso, pero somos muchos lo que tenemos este sentir,  por favor, ayudenme.


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#5 NucleusX

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Posted 18 January 2014 - 06:00 PM

Only way to truly prove your theory would be to run your POD through

a spectrum analyzer and oscilloscope with each firmware version.

Not the kind of test equipment people have just laying around.

Alternatively, you could get software to analyze whats going on via soundcard line-in.

I use iZotope Ozone 5 for spectrum analysis if I don't want to use hardware for this

and a signal generator connected to the POD's input set on sinewave @ 100mV.

 

No average Joe is going to go to this much trouble. Just saying what it would take.


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