glad i found this thread, because i did a month worth of
research to figure out how to play hi res files..
as far as the ipad goes..
doesn't matter how you configure it, if you are relying
on the ipad hardware to produce the sound, it's only
going to max out at 16/48..that's all the current hardware
is capable of..period
any files mixed above 16/48 that you manage to play
on an ipad simply get sampled down to 16/48, so you
aren't listening to hi res files.
so if you're like me and have downloaded some music
from www.hdtracks.com and want to hear what they
actually sound like..there is currently only 1 portable
solution that will play files up to 24/192
yes i said 24/192!
here it is=> http://www.colorfly.eu/
this solution can be used in your car as well as your home
and also a good pair of headphones..
i currently have it setup in my 2010 Range Rover Sport
and it sounds phenomenal!
i've installed a 10k audio system and i wanted to get the
most out of it, so i knew hi res files of 24/96 and 24/192
was the only way to go..
and if anyone tells you that hi res doesn't sound better..
IS FULL OF CRAP!
the sound is like day and night..literally
i will say that if you're going to play these types of files
then you need a sound system capable of reproducing
these sounds at the same quality..
so using your factory speakers in your car or using your
$300 surround sound tv package in your home isn't
going to cut it!
Colorfly comes with a detailed diagram and schematics
for hooking up sound for your home..
I personally just replaced my iPod with the Colorfly in
of course i had to run optical cable, since USB does not
support 24 bit sound, at least not that i've seen.
but the colorfly has optical connections on it, so you'll
be forced to use them anyway..
the cost is high for a portable device, but it's well worth it
and if you're thinking about..just get it!
hope this helps,
Edited by elite41 - 12/14/11 at 11:03am