[FiiO M17] Dual ES9038PRO, dual THXAAA-788+, dual power supplies, 9200mAh battery, 2 volume control modes (FiiO Music App V3.1.4 Updates at 2022-09-17)
Aug 12, 2022 at 1:30 AM Post #4,337 of 4,588
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No, I’m comparing sound with Qobus on the M17 versus Roon through SOtM SMS-200
The thing to do might be to try, if you have one, a very short USB cable. As it will pick up less noise, it might give you an idea if it is a USB noise issue.
 
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What are the best settings for Neutron on M17 for best audio quality? 🤔

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Audiophile resampling in playback
Follow source frequency in audio hardware
Native Dsd as Dsd over Pcm in audio hardware

I prefer No oversampling in audio hardware
Direct USB Access

and almost nothing else
 
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Audiophile resampling in playback
Follow source frequency in audio hardware
Native Dsd as Dsd over Pcm in audio hardware

I prefer No oversampling in audio hardware
Direct USB Access

and almost nothing else
Interesting
I follow exactly this but I find the oversampling making a good improvement on pcm... Thats just me
 
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What are the best settings for Neutron on M17 for best audio quality? 🤔

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Audiophile resampling in playback
Follow source frequency in audio hardware
Native Dsd as Dsd over Pcm in audio hardware

I prefer No oversampling in audio hardware
Direct USB Access

and almost nothing else
And 64bit processing, Resampling - Audiophile quality.

I always use Neutron because it has the best PEQ in business.

And you can simply copy all playlist, EQ settings etc...to any device and ready to go.
 
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Aug 13, 2022 at 8:05 AM Post #4,345 of 4,588

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Looks like Fiio will be releasing its own linear power supply (12/15V, 50W) for the M17 this month. The price should be under 1000 CNY (~ USD 150).

Now I'm really tempted to get a Fiio M17 🤤.

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Audiophile resampling in playback
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I prefer No oversampling in audio hardware
Direct USB Access

and almost nothing els

Yes, a linear power supply with a sane price.
What are the main advantages of this upcoming power supply over that one which is included with M17? Does power cable will be included with new one?
 
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What are the main advantages of this upcoming power supply over that one which is included with M17? Does power cable will be included with new one?

I finally kept the iFi ipower elite 15V .. after making some comparison with the standard FIIO external power supply, though it's almost impossible to make a real A/B comparison, I had the feeling the sound was maybe with something like faster with better kicks like an external THX Amp (THX887) I use usually for such target...
In real life, the M17 in enhanced audio mode with the standard is already very convincing, I am not sure it's not a "placebo" affect that I felt with a 4A power supply, the M17 could draw juice faster than with a simple 3A power supply.
I used 2 power hungry headphones like HEDDphone One and DCA Stealth.
 

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