Originally Posted by korzena
Does paying 136 dollars (99 eur) for changing some settings in Windows seem at least a bit exaggerated for you?
Does jplay do anything extra than this? I am asking as I don't really know.
For me, there was a slight positive change when trying trial version, although it was not worth the price for me.
I have used Jplay mini for a year plus, and it is well worth the price (especially compared to some "investments" I've made in this hobby through the years) in my systems. Open, transparent, and dynamic, IMO. And now with v 5.1, it's pretty glitch-free.
Computer audio experts from companies such as Wavelength and Audioquest have for years put out information about optimizing computers by manually shutting off unnecessary tasks the computer "wants" to run while we want it to only play music. I believe Jplay accomplishes that. (I'm not suggesting those companies endorse Jplay.)
On another subject Korzena, how is JKSPDIF with Bifrost? Do you by chance have Bifrost USB to compare it to? I'm asking because I've had The original Bifrost USB for a year plus, then did the uber analog upgrade (very good), but held off on Gen2 USB because I can't find any reviews describing the sonic improvements (if any). Lately I fiddled around with a V-Link I used with previous dacs and like it. Now I found a $200 deal on a Bel Canto m-link so have it on its way. So may just forget about Gen 2 USB. Anyway, interested in your impressions, never heard a bad word about John Kenny products.
PS: To keep it relevant to this thread, JK has endorsed Jplay. Lol