Originally Posted by Thraex
added HRT microStreamer and Schiit Modi (both at MAX 96Khz) USB DAC/Amps which are reported working without an additional USB charger or powered USB HUB
I can confirm this configuration for 96kHz (can't confirm 24bit without a lot more effort):
24bit/96kHz WAV or ALAC -> iTunes 10.7.0.21 running on Windows -> WiFi -> iPad Mini running iOS 6.1.3 with stock Music app pointing to shared library -> CCK -> USB to mini USB cable -> HRT microStreamer flashed to latest uS_1V2.bin firmware-> headphone jack
The 96k light on the microStreamer lights up, and there's sound (very nice sound, I might add!)
I also got 24bit/96kHz files to play out of a Fiio E17 in the same above setup, but using an old USB hub I have that has an option for power but that I leave unpowered (so it works something like the T3 USB hub). The E17 reports 96kHz/24bit when I play either WAV or ALAC files.
Thanks for all of your hard work!
EDIT: And since my post is still the latest post, I can update progress a couple of days later: After getting the Seagate Wireless Plus 1TB drive, I can confirm that the standard Seagate Media app (from the iTunes App Store) also streams 96kHz files from the drive, AND it allows downloading files to the device, from which 96kHz is also playing. Both types of playback light up the 96k light on the microStreamer.
Some drawbacks: 1) The player has to be the Seagate Media app, because the audio files are not put into the standard iTunes library. 2) The method of downloading appears to have to involve the Seagate Wireless Plus, because it builds a proprietary database for the files. There's no way to side-load the data (I checked under the Apps section in iTunes for a possible Seagate Media folder on the device to dump files into, but there's no audio/video data accessible there).
The Seagate Media app is totally barebones, but it does allow folder access, and it does play back 96kHz files. It could be a useful option for some, especially if they want the device for other things -- extra storage, a no-fuss WiFi hotspot, and so on.
Edited by jazzman7 - 8/7/13 at 3:18pm