Hi all. I have some 24/88 FLAC files that I'd like to play on my HifiMan HM-801.
My HM-801 is being a jerk and won't play them. I don't know if this is by design or a bug in the firmware. I believe I have the latest firmware. I thought that I had read the 801 would upsample auto-magically, but I could be wrong. Either way, this is more about the process not the player:
It seemed like upsampling might be better than downsampling so I'm throwing my 24/88 FLACs at dbPoweramp, converting them to 24/96 WAV files. Next I convert those WAV files back to FLAC and, like magic, they play on the HM-801.
1. Is this the best overall approach?
2. Ideally, I would use Mac OS software to do this, but my app of choice has a bug in it where all 24 bit files end up 16 bit (Max is the app). Is there other Mac OS software available?
From an audio perspective 24/88 makes sense
Video soundtracks used 24/96 early on, so it became the high-res digital standard
Some computers, like my MacPro have toslink optical that won't pass 24/88, even though it does 24/96, so I use a USB DAC