1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. gimmeheadroom

    Are there really only 2 lossless streaming services with bitperfect desktop apps?

    Tidal hifi is cheap here. I have it, it's fine. Qobuz is not available. Is that all there is?
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  5. S

    Is iFi Nano iDSD Black Label a good choice for driving Sennheiser HD 660 S?

    Hi, I'm evaluating the purchase of a DAC to be coupled with Sennheiser HD 660 S headphones. The price target is 300 € max. At the moment I'm thinking of buying iFi Nano iDSD Black Label. Do you think there is a better choice? I'm looking for a DAC which: Has support for MQA (Tidal); Has a...
  6. grooveriders

    Equalizer for windows 10 + Tidal

    I just got the Senn HD800 and the 6-7kHz is too harsh for my ears. Would love to have an eq to adjust the sound. Mainly using Tidal to stream (Master), are there any eq software available ? The only one that I know of is Amarra Luxe if I understand correctly it allows the adjustment of the eq...
  7. Paul Sheridan

    Best Sub 500-600 DAC

    to give you a little background on the system i listen to on a daily basis: musical fidelity V-DAC Sugden Bijou Headmaster ATH-W1000 Headphones Source(s) Lossless FLAC files on PC /Tidal hifi subscription I am looking to get an upgrade on the Musical Fidelity v-dac which i currently use to...
  8. J

    Fiio m6 Tidal error

    Hi When opening the Tidal app on the m6 I get stuck trying to log in. ”Login failed due to an unexpected network error, please try again” Have tried resetting router and factory reset on the m6 to no avail. My connection and Tidal works fine on another unit, and been good on the m6 before. Any...
  9. J

    Need a recommendation as an alternative to my Dethonray DTR1 that can play Tidal.

    Hello everyone, so I'm loving the sound signature of my Dethonray DTR1 DAP, paired with my Sonorous X headphones. Cleanest sound I've ever heard from a DAP. However, there's one glaring fault, which is that there is literally no way to play tracks from Tidal on the player as it contains no...
  10. J

    Need a recommendation as an alternative to my Dethonray DTR1 that can play Tidal.

    Hello everyone, so I'm loving the sound signature of my Dethonray DTR1 DAP, paired with my Sonorous X headphones. Cleanest sound I've ever heard from a DAP. However, there's one glaring fault, which is that there is literally no way to play tracks from Tidal on the player as it contains no...
  11. Ampersand

    Help - crackling & stuttering with Tidal stream to USB DAC

    Hi all. I've been streaming Tidal for a couple of years now and have recently encountered a new problem while listening. Every couple of songs i start to hear what sounds like crackling & stuttering in the audio stream, sometimes the song even seems to slow down during this event. If i hit the...
  12. P

    DAP help!

    I'm back with more questions! I have been on the hunt for the right DAP for me. Initially, I was going to go with more mass-market Sony Walkman. Decided against that (too expensive for what you get). I looked at all the major brands - HiBy, Shanling, etc. I seriously considered the DX220 (even...
  13. P

    FiiO BTR5 with Apple products

    I just got the FiiO BTR5 in the mail today - first impressions from this beginner audiophile are that it’s a powerful little guy. Unfortunately, I’m quickly realizing that it’s somewhat limited in its performance when paired with Apple products (iPhone 8 and 2017 iMac). Don’t get me wrong, it...
  14. C

    worthy portable upgrade from c5d dac/amp

    Hi, my current OTG is jds c5d + aeon flow 2 closed / he400i + ipad11"/macbook pro 16" + tidal masters/foobar I love my c5d but it's been awhile and it's battery sucks, and bass boost distorts the AF2C bad. It's discontinued and im sure there are newer better portable dac/amps now.. Im looking...
  15. S

    Best DAP with Tidal // Google Play for CIEM use?

    I use CTM-500Elite CIEM’s and usually listen on my Pioneer XDP-100r which is great but there is a little noise floor that’s annoying at times, and I mostly use Tidal to stream especially in offline mode I want to upgrade new something new, I’ve looked at a lot of DAP’s out today’s and...
  16. O

    Fiio X7 Replacement - Tidal/Tidal Offline - £300 Budget

    First post :) - hello everyone! I have been the happy owner of a Fiio X7 for a while now, sounds (IMO) fantastic but as is well documented the UI is clunky and the battery life is getting a little restrictive! I have not had the good fortune of listening to an array of other DAP's and am...
  17. mjkpolo

    how to use ASIO with Tidal?

    Hello all, I am wondering how to use ASIO with Tidal. I installed ASIO4ALL but do not know how to use it with Tidal. It is easy enough to use foobar2000 with WASAPI or ASIO, but I cannot figure out Tidal. The reason I don't just use foobar2000 is because I don't own a lot of music. I also have...
  18. Pro-Ject Pre Box S2 Digital DAC/PREAMP

    Pro-Ject Pre Box S2 Digital DAC/PREAMP

    Pre Box S2 Digital marks a new era for our S-series components. For the very first time we are using a dual mono configuration with the highest class D/A converters of ESS Sabre. Their flagship DAC-chip ensures highest class audio in a small and affordable package. This DAC is capable of high...
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    Hello. I recently subscribed to Tidal HiFi(currently free trial) and I saw some songs actually are offered in their masters quality (MQA). However what do I need to hear the difference between normal high 320kbps quality and the master one? How do I actually enjoy the full quality? I currently...
  20. G

    Pioneer XPD-300r and Tidal offline

    New here looking for help. I want to have Tidal offline working on my Pioneer XPD300r and can't figure it out, if possible. I think it is. If anyone has detailed instructions I would appreciate it. Thanks in advance. 14 Dec 2019 Update: I got it working offline now. The other issue is...
  21. T

    Looking for a DAP but couldnt find anything that beats V30+ as USB out for Tidal

    Hi All, I am looking for an Android based 128 GB Tidal offline capability DAP and will be using it in my car audio system I will be using USB out only from the DAP so which DAC it has / phone out / balanced etc is not important at all , But only Batery Life and better screen may apply I have...
  22. Yamaha WX021 Music Cast 20 Multi Room Speaker

    Yamaha WX021 Music Cast 20 Multi Room Speaker

    It’s how we connect. The MusicCast 20 delivers versatile listening with ease - able to be used as a standalone speaker, paired, or acting as surround speakers with a compatible MusicCast AV receiver or sound bar. Product available from August Music streaming services built-in MusicCast...
  23. Resonessence Labs Fluvius

    Resonessence Labs Fluvius

    Streaming audio transport with USB and HDMI outputs
  24. R

    Help, please! How to get Tidal downloads onto an A&K SR15 A&norma

    Hi, I am new to the forum and new to a portable device: an Astell&Kern SR15 A&norma I purchased on Ebay to be able to listen to Tidal music offline. To my surprise, I now believe I have to install a Tidal app from APK onto my player to be able to download Tidal music--the installed service on...
  25. Mytek Brooklyn DAC+

    Mytek Brooklyn DAC+

    Brooklyn DAC+ is primarily reference USB2 DAC, but also line and phono analog preamplifier and a reference headphone amplifier. It integrates digital and vinyl hi-res playback for reference listening on headphones and speakers. All integrated functions are of the premium grade. Both phono...