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iFi audio xDSD- The Official Thread

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  1. Bansaku
    With Bluetooth, you will always be limited. For anything hi-res you must use a direct connection. For both Windows and macOS (and iOS) I have had no issues with high bitrate audio with Spotify and Tidal, as long as the xDSD is connected via USB.
     
  2. dcime
    It's very high quality PCM no doubt about it.:L3000:
     
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  3. Bansaku
    Check the app settings to enable MQA and hi-res.
    Edit: Make sure the xDSD is updated to the latest firmware.
     
    Last edited: Sep 1, 2019
  4. dcime
    Bluetooth is way to limited as mentioned by fellow poster. I stay way from bluetooth altogether whenever possible. It's TRUE a wired connection us best. If you are streaming TIDAL, not Spotify, with MASTER selected for audio output on both WiFi and cellular, you are good to go. Receiving Master quality audio from Tidal is closest to lossless stream available.
     
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  5. Paddy
    Thanks guys, after a bit of playing around the bluetooth still sticks on the green no matter what so i don't think it can stream lossless audio and on masters in Tidal with the OTG to my Note 10 the light has turned to yellow indicating higher quality. Still green when connected to my desktop so perhaps need a new firmware, i'll have a look online where to find it.
     
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  6. dcime
    Spotify tops out at 320kb no matter what settings you use. Its lossy. Waste of time does no justice for your xDSD. Tidal however gives option for Master Quality audio and MQA which to me is very similar. Your ears are your best test. MQA or Master tossups. Need firmware 5.30 for MQA Magenta led.
     
  7. dcime
    Screenshot_20190901-002702_Poweramp.jpg
     
  8. Paddy
    I have the Ifi control panel driver installed and it detects my XDSD but when on Tidal it still shows a green LED. The control panel also says revision v5.30 which i assume is up to date. Also do you get Magenta even through your note 9?
     
  9. dcime
    Yes I do. IFI xDSD. But for some reason ONLY while using UAPP app. Firmware 5.30. Note 9 does MQA on my Dragonfly Red too
     
  10. dcime
    Screenshot_20190901-002840_Poweramp.jpg
     
  11. Bansaku



    These videos might help.
     
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  12. dcime
    Thank you yes viewed them already. Video states that if you see MASTER during playback. In a tan-brown color, you are good to go! That means your playing lossless PCM.Tidal. :darthsmile:
     
    Last edited: Sep 1, 2019
  13. dcime
    Screenshot_20190901-003742_Poweramp.jpg Bit the bullet and paid the $4 for full version. I love Poweramp and its ease of use. Really great audio quality, confirmation playback data, great UI.
     
  14. dcime
    Goodnight all. Love how we can communicate from all around the world! Edmonton, New Zealand and Long Branch, NJ shore area USA! Head-fi is da bomb.
    :ksc75smile:
     
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  15. Bansaku
    And we are always eager to help! :metal::sunglasses:
     
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