Updated my NDS via min-USB using a Win 10 laptop and didn't like the SQ. Big reduction in bass extension with the mid range being more prominent. Now, if we could have the mid range changes plus the bass from FW v4.4 that would be ideal!
However I would be very surprised if the updating device played any part on this. I would expect the firmware in the NDS to do a checksum of the uploaded data to ensure data integrity before applying it. Then given that this is 100% in the digital domain where timing, noise, D to A conversions are not relevant (to update process) either the file is correct and can be applied or it can't.
I hear yanny, clearly must be down to the ethernet cable attaching my MusoQB to the network ;-)
Hi Graham, It was good to come over last night and hear your system on 4.4 and 4.6. As we discussed at the end of the evening, there is an audible difference in presentation between the two versions, but whether this is good, bad or just different is the challenging question.
On London Grammar, Hey Now, I think 4.6 better resolved the lowest bass tones, but the mid bass was a little more repressed. This was also a feature on the Led Zeppelin track, where the more repressed mid bass, gave the impression of less bass impact. (or perhaps this was just a more balanced, controlled bass presentation depending on your perspective?) 4.6 did impact the high vocals on this track and made them sound a little too 'screechy', but as the other version of the same track we listened to was better in this respect, I wonder whether 4.6 just highlighted that the levels had been pushed a bit too high on the first version and had caused some clipping? The Florence and the Machine and Lindsey Stirling tracks sounded fine to me on both 4.4 and 4.6, but I think 4.6 had the edge in terms of resolution and detail at the top.
Overall, my impression of 4.6 was positive, but as we discussed I have had a little more time to adapt to the new sound signature, so how much of this is just down to what we have become accustomed to is an interesting question.
So, no great revelations to inform the mystery, other than that we all hear things a little differently, and what you like is often what you are used to. I hear Yanny...
And thanks to you and Debs for the chips and dips!