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Hidizs Sonata HD DAC cable - new tiny and mighty DAC&AMP

Discussion in 'Portable Headphone Amps' started by IryxBRO, May 25, 2018.
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  1. phiemon
    How is the summary? The video is too long… ^
    Last edited: Jan 29, 2019
  2. RiflemanFirst
    I tried both units on multiple USB ports on 3 different machines (Windows desktop, Windows laptop on wall & battery power, & Android phone) and encountered pretty much the same issues on all of them. I even tried messing with USB & power settings on each source with no changes. At this point, it is no longer worth the time for me and I have scheduled a return for refund. Other people's experiences may vary and I hope they enjoy their Sonata HD.
    Last edited: Jan 29, 2019
  3. Hal Rockwell
    Just watch the first half of the video.
  4. WhiteHartMart
    Well, took a chance on one of these knowing there were some possible issues with Huawei phones. Sadly, no matter what firmware I try, it just doesn't work with my Mate 20 Pro on .153 firmware :frowning2:
  5. blacksesame
    hmmm i know its not the same phone but im using the huawei p10 with no issues .

    did you run the software to flash it?

    im currently using music mode d
  6. WhiteHartMart
    Thanks, yea I've tried every firmware option with no joy. Most of them fouled up call audio also once disconnected which meant phone had to be restarted to get it working again.
  7. blacksesame
    sorry to hear :frowning2:
  8. WhiteHartMart
    Thanks - but problem solved I think.

    Its seems it wasn't this device but the app USB Audio Player Pro. I was opening that app first to try before trying others and none of them worked. It seems its something this app is doing to the audio output as now I've tried other apps before trying USBAPP. Spotify, Tidal, Poweramp all work fine using Firmware D. Have deleted USBAPP for now and contacted the developer for any help :)
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  9. Mellowship
    The way some apps that use exclusive USB audio access behave when connecting an external USB audio DAC is sometimes tricky. Try the HiBy Music App, where you can choose to connect the Hidizs as an external DAC with the phone controlling the output, or to give exclusive permission to the DAC when connected. It works very well for me with Huawei/Honor/Emui8/Android8.

    Edit: and it's free!!! No pub, no charges, great navigation. My current favourite music app for android.
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  10. j0p3Y
    Pocophone F1 works perfectly with the TempoTec device... Firmware mode D
    Mellowship likes this.
  11. WhiteHartMart
    Thank you - using that app now - it connects and works fine with the first of the two connection options you describe. Really pleased now for the price this costs :)
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  12. Ritesh Autar
    Hi, I've just received this little great DAC. It works fine on my iPad Pro and MacBook Pro using USB-C

    It doesn't work with my iPhone X when I use a Rock USB-C to Lightning converter. The DAC is not recognised. It is just simply doing nothing.
    I couldn't find any post about this issue.

    Does anybody have a clue how I can fix it? I can't seen to find out if it has to do with the USB-C converter or iPhone. The iPhone does work if I use the Apple DAC. iOs seems to support it as my iPad is working fine with it.

    Any ideas are welcome! Thanks!
  13. phiemon
    With the original apple usb camera kit it works!
  14. Ritesh Autar
    Thanks! Good to heat that it works with the usb camera kit. However this makes the whole thing much bulkier.

    Hope someone has another more compact solution.
    phiemon likes this.
  15. phiemon
    I would like to know this too since the Sonata sounds for me noticeably better than the Apple dongle.
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