1. DarenLee

    Tidal Updates

    Tidal Updates: 1-2 days ago After the previous changes/implementation (FLAC/MAX) people were having hard time getting use to it and not knowing what versions are they listening to. Others even speculate is that the end of MQA? Looks like the lasted update clear out this uncertainties for the...
  2. Tempotec MARCH III

    Tempotec MARCH III

    TempoTec March III M3,HiFi USB Bluetooth Audio DAC Receiver, Support LDAC,AAC,GAIN,BASS,3.5/4.4mm/Coaxial/RCA/Optical Output Bluetooth receiver and USB DAC Multiple input and output interfaces bring you various choices for listening GAIN and BASS Audio formats supported Chips...
  3. SMSL SU-1

    SMSL SU-1

    SPECIFICATIONS Input: USB / Optical / Coaxial Output Level: 2.0Vrms THD+N: 0.00013% (-117dB) Dynamic Range: 121dB SNR: 121dB USB Transmission: Asynchronous transmission USB Compatibility: Windows 7/8/8.1/10/11,Mac OS X10.6 Above,Linux Bit Depth: USB:1bit~32bit, Optical/coaxial:6bit~24bit...
  4. JasonNYC

    Astell&Kern Launches New A&norma SR35 Player

    Astell&Kern Launches New A&norma SR35 Player The SR35 is the 4th player to be released in the Astell&Kern A&norma line of Digital Audio Players Quad-DAC (Quad/Dual Switching Mode) New Generation AMP Technology 2-Step Gain Mode NEW UI/UX - Crimson Theme Dual Wi-Fi (2.4 & 5 GHz) 20-hour...


    (Pictures are taken from Hidizs official site) FEATURES: ■ Hi-Res Audio certified. ■ MQA certified, can unfold up to 16x. ■ Dual-ESS SABER ES9219C DACs. ■ RGB LED Light for sampling indicator. ■ Intuitive physical key button for track switching. ■ 3.5mm Single-ended and 2.5mm Balanced...
  6. FiiO

    Portable DAC and Amplifier Q3 MQA Edition Is Officially Released!

    From the R&D engineer: DAC and headphone amplifiers used to be the leading products in the FiiO line. At the peak period, there were 2 complete product lines. However, we did not release any new ones because of influences from portable music players, USB audio adapters and Bluetooth DAC/Amps...
  7. FiiO

    A Brief Introduction to MQA and FiiO's Support for MQA--From @FiiO Willson

    1. A brief introduction to MQA There are already many introductory articles on the Internet, so here I would like to give a brief explanation. 1) The working principle of MQA is to fold the high sampling rate master recording just like folding paper over and over again, to shrink the original...
  8. rocdoc

    Ifi Zen Dac v2 - not getting MQA out of iPhone

    Hi everyone, I went ahead and upgraded the OG Zen Dac to the v2. First off, it sounds better! And the channel imbalance at very low levels happens much lower in my unit, so BIG win. One issue I’m having though: I was excited to get full mqa rendering from it. I was connecting the previous...
  9. N25 HiFi Audio Streamer & Player by cocktailAudio / Novatron / Nova Fidelity

    N25 HiFi Audio Streamer & Player by cocktailAudio / Novatron / Nova Fidelity

    cocktailAudio N25 What is the cocktailAudio N25 The N25 is the World’s most advanced Network Audio Player, featuring a Sabre32 Reference DAC chip and high-performance Dual Core ARM Cortex A9 processor, running at 1.0Ghz. It has been designed to meet all the requirements of digital music...
  10. Dobrescu George

    cocktailAudio N25 HiFi Audio Streamer & Player

    There was no official thread about this one, so I figured I should make one for owners and those interested in getting one. Will make a product page too on Head-Fi, for owners to share reviews From the official page: cocktailAudio N25 HiFi Audio Streamer & Player BLACK SILVREAR What is...
  11. Questyle CMA Fifteen DAC/Amp

    Questyle CMA Fifteen DAC/Amp

    Concept Evolution never stops. We as humans have never stopped questing, and neither should a true flagship device. With an outstanding performance level, and all the ingredients for a new groundbreaking device, we present you our new Flagship DAC/Headphone Amp: The CMA Fifteen Commemorating...
  12. iBasso DC05

    iBasso DC05

    Features: >Dual ES9219C DAC chips. >Self-developed Quad DAC+ Technology. >Time Domain Jitter Eliminator. >HyperStream III architecture. >MQA Decoding. >Supports 32-Bit/384kHz PCM decoding. >Supports native DSD256 decoding. >Powerful output voltage. >Precise volume adjustment. Technical...
  13. HiBy FC5

    HiBy FC5

    Audio specifications Port 4.4mm balanced headphone port Output Level 2Vrms @32Ω Output Power 125mW+125mW @32Ω THD+N 0.0015% SNR 114dB Crosstalk rejection 71dB Frequency response 20-90kHz Specifications Name HiBy FC5 Dimensions 58*22*12 mm Weight 22.5g Chipsets used ES9281...
  14. TempoTec Sonata MHD

    TempoTec Sonata MHD

    TempoTec Sonata MHD MQA 8X TIDAL Headphone Amplifier ES9281 Dongle USB DAC DSD128 TYPE-C TO 3.5MM For Android Mac Win10
  15. SMSL DO200

    SMSL DO200

    Supports MQA decoding; The top performance D/A chip ES9068AS from ESS Technology; 5 high-end dual op-amps OPA1612 and a lot of audio grade components are used; XMOS XU-216, true 32bit audio processing, supports DoP and Native DSD, and reaches 32bit/768kHz and DSD512; Ultra-low phase noise and...
  16. godmax

    Gustard X26 Pro Dual ES9038PRO DAC

    Since this great DAC had no dedicated thread yet, I felt the urge to create one :) Link: Gustard (CN)
  17. Wasaabi

    Do you prefer DAC with MQA or without it?

    I am using a portable decoding amp without MQA decoding function, and I recently discovered that this amp has an MQA decoding version. But I saw the news on YouTube which said that the MQA is a scam.
  18. Audirect Atom 2 MQA Portable Amp-DAC

    Audirect Atom 2 MQA Portable Amp-DAC

    Description Premium ES9281AC DAC Chip. Full MQA decoding. PCM up to 32-Bit/768kHz decoding. DSD512 decoding. Premium Crystal Oscillator. Compact and lightweight. Multi-color LED notification. THD+N: 0.0004%. Frequency response: 20Hz-40kHz. SNR: 118dB. Output type: 3.5mm single-ended. Output...
  19. L

    Advice/Recommendation required: IEMs and USB C dac

    Hello All, Looking for some advice, currently looking for a portable hifi set up, been a while since I researched for audio equipment and it seems as if there is so much choice I really am not sure where to start ha. Current set up (not portable at all😂) Headphones: Meze Empyreans Dac: Topping...
  20. Audirect Beam 3 Plus

    Audirect Beam 3 Plus

    Hilidac's Audirect Beam 3 Plus is a portable DAC/amp. Key features include: Bluetooth 5.0 (LDAC supported) 3.5mm single ended / 4.4 balanced output USB-C for connecting with PC and mobile ES9281AC decoder chip, Qualcomm CSR8675 Bluetooth chip 4.4mm: ≧ 110mW (16Ω) ≧ 230mW (32Ω) ≧ 27.78mW...
  21. Hidizs S3 PRO

    Hidizs S3 PRO

    TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS: Dimensions: 20*10*90mm Net Weight: Approximately t 6g MQA Support: X8 Sampling Rate Indicator Light: Supported D/A Chip: ESS ES9281C PRO Sampling Frequency: Up to 32Bit/384kHz DSD: Up to 128 Output: Single-ended 3.5mm headphone port Total Harmonic Distortion+Noise...
  22. rocdoc

    One man's Amazon HD vs Tidal impressions

    Hi everyone, I have just started my trial with Amazon HD after about a year of using Tidal. Here is my brief head-to-head set of impressions, with some questions about others’ impressions and thoughts. This is done not blinded, simply switching back and forth on the same song between the two...


    Plug & Play on Your Favorite Mobile Device for Incredible Studio Quality Audio THX Certified - Plays All Music Files: MP3 to MQA and Hi-Res MQA Stream Unfolding and HD Support on the Top Hi-Rez Streaming Services Industry Acclaimed Design & Technology Delivers the Purist Audio Signal Works with...
  24. THX Onyx Portable DAC/Amplifier

    THX Onyx Portable DAC/Amplifier

    Amp up your headphones and upgrade to master-quality audio with the THX Onyx™ — a powerful, portable digital-to-analog (DAC) amplifier equipped with THX AAA™ technology, to ensure the highest fidelity mobile listening experience for your music, games, and movies.
  25. Cambridge Audio DacMagic 200M

    Cambridge Audio DacMagic 200M

    Dual ESS ES9028Q2M DACs - easily handles digital audio files up to 32bit/768kHz or DSD512 Supports MQA - be sure you're listening to artist-approved studio-quality audio Digital optical, digital coaxial and USB inputs - connect CD players, games consoles, laptops or other digital audio sources...