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    HiBy R6 2020 User Impressions

    i find it almost acceptable, but a very strange design choice on HiBy's part: it's my first device (DAP or DAC, all full MQA decoders) that does that. Maybe it will disappear once the R6 2020 is officially MQA certified (https://www.mqa.co.uk/partners/hiby), but i doubt it given the statement on...
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    HiBy R6 2020 User Impressions

    apparently not with any HiBy DAP: https://www.head-fi.org/threads/hiby-r6-2020-user-impressions.945843/post-16209377
  3. iBasso DX160 brand new & never opened

    I'm selling my brand new iBasso DX160 in its original box with screen transport protection still applied. It has never been used. See http://www.ibasso.com/product/dx160 . This is the 2020 version (the 2nd version). I bought it new in the EU for EUR 399.- . Please arrange and pay for the...
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    HiBy R6 2020 User Impressions

    ok, given these restrictions i've just tried AirPin Pro (AirPlay and uPnP server) and it works fine for sending from my Mac at 44.1 kHz. That's all i've tried so far.
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    HiBy R6 2020 User Impressions

    thank you. If anyone has experience with an AirPlay server app for Android then i'd be grateful for tips: the ones i can find all seem to be targeted at video not audio. Am i right in assuming that these apps would use the Android audio subsystem rather than HiBy's lossless audio path?
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    HiBy R6 2020 User Impressions

    the R6 can't be a BT receiver and sender at the same time, and i believe it says so when starting receiver mode.
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    HiBy R6 2020 User Impressions

    with the latest system update the not-charging-above-90% recommendation can now be automatically enforced.
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    iBasso DX160 - The listening experience only gets better and better. Check for latest Online Update. Unboxing 1st Page.

    It's confusing but not a bug: 1. This seems to be a track that was recorded at 96kHz and then MQA-folded once down to 48kHz. (The latter is what a non-MQA-capable DAC would see and play.) 2. Mango player detects this and shows you the original sampling rate (96kHz). 3. Mango player should...
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    Cayin C9: Dual Nutube, Fully discrete Fully Balanced Class A/AB Portable Headphone Amplifier

    Any pointers? I couldn't find it at any of Cayin's official dealers.
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    HiBy R6 2020 User Impressions

    I think this is a very intriguing comparison and once you've had more time to listen I for one would love to hear more.
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    iBasso DX300 Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 Octa-core 6GB RAM 128GB ROM NEW Firmware 2/6/2021

    +1 on the joy of listening to Tidal masters on a device that is a full MQA decoder with a great screen - like the DX300. Importantly though I'd add that non-mainstream artists don't earn sufficiently from streaming, so it's always fair to also buy their work (on Bandcamp, if possible).
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    iBasso DX300 Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 Octa-core 6GB RAM 128GB ROM NEW Firmware 2/6/2021

    as a software developer I have to chuckle because this is exactly how many end users treat your work products: you solve the most fiendish of problems without so much as a nod of appreciation, but when a button is in the "wrong" place they throw a tantrum that the software is "unusable" :scream:
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    iFi audio iDSD Diablo - A portable reference done our way!

    that sounds plausible and reassuring! So to summarise: the Diablo's pre-installed firmware supports both full MQA decoding and up to DSD512 and PCM 768 kHz: awesome! Thanks for checking internally. Would be good to correct the public docs so that others aren't misled.
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    iFi audio iDSD Diablo - A portable reference done our way!

    does it really?: 1. https://ifi-audio.com/faqs/which-firmware-has-it-installed/ says "The iDSD Diablo comes with our v5.30 firmware pre-installed." 2. while https://ifi-audio.com/firmware/unified-firmware-for-various-products/ says about the v5.30 firmware...
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