It still amazes me that using the CCK cable we can use the iphone and ipad as digital audio storage transports.
I just recently picked up a Fiio E07 Andes, and can confirm that it works in these scenarios
1) The USB power option must be turned off
2) Must use the CCK cable as previously noted (related to USB hub)
3) With the Fiio E07, playback is limited to 96 khz.
4) My CCK is the 30 pin version; but using the 30 pin to lightning dongle from apple I was able to use the iphone 5 to play hi res audio to the Fiio.
So a few questions.
First, have we confirmed that we are actually outputting hi res audio and not just getting some kind of fancy pass through of 48khz data ?
Second, what is the best way to manage the insertion and removal of audio. Using VLC, it would appear simple to add audio but clicking on the VLC app in itunes and adding files. But it sure is not obvious how to remove audio. I tried an app that was recommended in one thread, and this did not work but did mess up some files on the ipad. There seem to be a few Windows apps (yes I use Windows) that can manage this process; are there any that have general agreement that they work and do not have virus or trojans attached? I recently had my PC attacked by a video playback app that was recommended on the Asus transformer forums, so now I have become cautious.
Third, is there an agreed upon preferred app for playback? VLC works and is free, and will stream hi res material from the Synology server. But of course we want audio on the go ! I tried a few other apps in the free demo mode, but had trouble adding files. I am open to suggestions. The onkyo app looks cool (and I have an Onkyo receiver so it is a trusted brand) but I could not add music using itunes. Or maybe I did but couldn't find the music?
Fourth, with the Fiio I know for sure that playback is limited to 96khz. But, the unit seems to play 192khz material using VLC. I presume that the audio is downconverted. However, the amount of bitrate downconversion is unknown to me. Maybe somebody knows what happens with VLC?
Edited by originalsnuffy - 3/4/14 at 3:58pm