This is an interesting product but seems to be lacking some critical features.- Is there any way to output current track information from filenames or ID3 tags to a display?- Is there a shuffle playback mode?- What exactly does the EQ button on the remote do, and how would one know what EQ setting has been selected with no visual feedback?
In fact, this module is an OEM part that could be used in a number of retail products. There are a number of similar devices being sold from China. However, this is the only one supported by Parts Express (which makes this the only one to own at present, unless you LOVE aggravation).In fact, there are 6 EQ settings, with #1 useful only for Chinese Opera, in my opinion (boosts midrange only, sounds AWFUL). The other 5, in order, are mild bass boost, moderate bass boost, mild treble boost, moderate treble boost, and flat. Find the unmistakable Chinese Opera setting, and then cound control presses to get what you want. Using the ADKEY caoability, the one switch I have set up on every one of my projects is a front panel EQ key. I find several of these useful when driving headphones of various sorts. However, there is no substitute for a control preamp module for outboard volume, balance, bass, treble, for any serious HiFi application of this device. (Yes, this is possible, with surprisingly excellent results, playing CD quality MP3s! I detail how in my comments.)For a LOT of further information, please access the Comments on my review of this product, since I have used these to add info as my experiments have progressed.
Date published: 2013-06-29