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  1. acbarn

    Are you moving from Roon+Tidal/Qobuz to a Major HiFi Streaming Service?

    Now that lossless has hit the mainstream, will you be dropping your Roon subscription in favor of one of the major streaming services?
  2. M

    Sound quality: Spotify Premium vs Qobuz. Convince Spotify very high quality has good enough sound quality.

    Spotify Hifi should be released later this year. I don't know its pricing or if it will be available in my country, but it probably will be the best streaming service for me if it's available here. However, I don't have that choice now so I will be choosing between Spotify Premium and Qobuz. My...
  3. Neto Rare

    FS: Lumin U1 Mini (Black) + Infrared Control Package

    Purchased from an authorized Lumin dealer less than a month ago and includes the warranty. Color: Black Both in MINT condition! Price: $1850 Includes FREE US shipping (insured), but will add PP fee. Pics here - Also posted here w/ my feedbacks...
  4. D

    Stream music from different streaming sources with UPnP

    Hello everyone! I'm looking to develop a mobile app to stream one's music in high fidelity from different sources (local, streaming service, radio...) over UPnP to one's compatible audio system. If you are interested and want to share the features you would need, your opinion etc, feel free to...
  5. GoldenOne

    MQA Deep Dive - I published music on tidal to test MQA

    EDIT: UPDATED with most current information. Introduction MQA is a proprietary music compression solution that uses the FLAC container. It requires a license fee for manufacturers to implement it, and due to the lack of transparency from MQA, there has been relatively little conclusive...
  6. BillG

    MusicBee now has Chromecast support in the form of a plug-in...

    I just became aware of this today, although it's been in development since January '20. While it is beta status software, it does work, and playback can still be controlled with the MusicBee Remote app. By the way, it will connect to a Chromecast Video dongle just fine and display the...
  7. T

    [Logitech] Squeezebox Duet, Radio, Boom, Touch network streaming players

    Hello, Finally going to begin moving away from the Squeezebox ecosystem. Don't worry - I'm not getting a Sonos! But I have for sale (in order of desirability): Touch - $143 Duet - $77 Boom - $67 Radio - $53 These are networked audio players (like Sonos) with a focus on sound quality (unlike...
  8. M

    DAP for the desktop

    I have a Tidal subscription, some content in wacky fomats like dsd, etc. I used to use apps like Audirvana and Tidal on Mac/PC. Now I'm mostly on linux all the time, it's just easier for work, and I work all the time. Problems with this situation include: 1) no MQA in Tidal web (I'm familiar...
  9. A

    Network streamer or a better DAC

    Hi, I purchased the Topping E30 based on the good reviews, so far really enjoy this DAC, but I have a question and hope you can help. I have two input sources: CD and streaming, and three setups to listen to music: (1) CD: Teac CD-P1260 (only RCA output, no optical or coaxial, 1-bit Dual D/A...
  10. BillG

    Chromecast Desktop Audio Streamer has been updated to Version 3.0

    It facilitates streaming from a Windows computer to a Google Chromecast, for those unfamiliar with it...
  11. BillG

    If you've ever wished to create your own wireless streaming amp modules...

    I'm considering converting a spare pair of passive speakers I own into active wireless ones with the following: https://audioxpress.com/article/you-can-diy-a-class-d-hat-for-raspberry-pi?fbclid=IwAR04o_Ssnz5SNbwmc8fs6dWUoDFsAzqphSQSpB3Rp7ReHenX92iYnL-a8CA I figure a couple of enclosures...
  12. trl

    Tidal vs. Deezer vs. Qobuz vs. Spotify vs. Apple Music

    I'm into choosing between Tidal and Deezer and I guess I'll stick with Tidal due to being the only Hi-Fi (CD Quality) service that has a Family Plan. Yes, unfortunately Deezer Hi-Fi has no Family Plan, quite a bad marketing I'd say. Tidal Hi-Fi (16-bit, 1,411 Kbps) - No roll-off up to 20KHz...
  13. BillG

    Chromecast Audio 24/96 bug resolved...

    Just an FYI for us Google Chromecast Audio users: it appears that Google has finally resolved the 24/96 bug that was causing glitchy playback at that rate. I just reenabled it again, after some months have gone by, in Poweramp (an Android music player with casting support for local content)...
  14. AudioSceptic

    Streaming Basics: Starting Part Way Through an Album

    I can't believe I'm asking this but I've spent ages on fruitless searches without success. I have Volumio running on an RPi. It pulls music from a NAS. I can use the Volumio HTTP interface in a web browser or the Linn Kazoo app (iPhone, Android tablet, or Mac) to choose and play music. I play...
  15. MediumRare

    Should we bother with Bluetooth streaming to DACs? aptX, LDAC, or bust?

    The latest SOTA DACs like the DX7 Pro feature Bluetooth receivers with LDAC capability. But how good is the audio quality? This articles goes into some depth and seems to be critical of the Sony's claims for LDAC, but it doesn't really conclude whether it's possible to stream bit-perfect...
  16. MediumRare

    Distortion when streaming via Bluetooth from Audirvana

    I’m having noticeable distortion while streaming via Bluetooth from a MacBook to my new DX7 Pro DAC using the Audirvana player. See the attached files for FR at 1 khz via USB (no distortion) and BT (obvious distortion). The distortion is basically the same frequencies (not harmonic) when tested...
  17. BillG

    Turn a Windows PC into a network player: Audiophile UPnP Renderer

    Just an interesting bit of software I stumbled upon earlier today. I don't have much use for it currently. However, some of you might... :cool: From the developer: "Audiophile UPnP Renderer is a lightweight, HQ audio player, that turns your PC into a dedicated H/W UPnP renderer. It supports...
  18. BillG

    SKAA: Better Than AirPlay and Bluetooth for Premium Wireless Audio?

    "SKAA comes from the professional and pro-sumer music world. The basis for SKAA is a standard called PAW, or Pro Audio Wireless, and powered the wireless gear for artists like Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, Keith Urban, Kanye West, Eminem Band, and Justin Timberlake. These bands used PAW in concerts...
  19. BillG

    Google Nest Mini as potential Chromecast Audio replacement...

    "As we exclusively reported earlier this week, Google is working on a product called the “Nest Mini,” which is a second-generation of the Google Home Mini. We’re told the product will feature better speakers, some proximity features, and a built-in wall mount, too. That’s all very cool, but...
  20. BillG

    NAD M10 Streaming Amplifier Lab Report...

    hi-finews.com has run a performance analysis on the NAD M10 streaming, integrated amplifier recently, and this is what they found - I can't attest to the validity of it , though...
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