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iFi audio xDSD- The Official Thread

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  1. Dobrescu George
    iDSD Micro Black Label actually is able to stack up to most DAPs, with a little more power than most DAPs, and with an excellent deep soundstage, and quite a nice detail, along with a smoother sound

    Curious how this one will stack up :)
     
  2. Zachik
    During CanJam NYC I played with a prototype. Its color scheme was same as their BL family (matte black with orange silk print) - which was great!
    I wish iFi would introduce a matte black version, too. From photos I have seen and reviews I read, the production finish is a fingerprint magnet :frowning2:
     
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  3. ebjarrell
    Yes, it is, because that's what I have.
     
  4. DarwinOSX

    The Chord Poly does airplay which is much better than Bluetooth.
     
  5. Mshenay
    Sadly I don't have any apple products so... blu-tooth is still far more versatile
     
  6. Yethal
    Chord Poly is a joke.
     
  7. alphanumerix1
    +10000
     
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  8. Vanquished
    It's time iFi to make iDSD DAP.
     
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  9. alphanumerix1
    Maybe look into hiring a new design director before that though.
     
  10. DarwinOSX
    That is a foolish thing to say especially without saying why. But I know you can’t say why.
     
  11. DarwinOSX
    Airplay is not only for Apple devices.
     
  12. Mshenay
    Your right! Looks like there is a third party app for AirPlay

    but again, it's not something I'm using. An I don't want a third party app when I have blutooth already built into the system. trying to get wireless playback with Poly just sounds more and more cumbersome... and @Vanquished RIGHT! I always ask them this and they always say they aren't doing one... but I still hope for it lol!
     
  13. Yethal
    Let's see. Chord Poly is:
    • Compatible with Mojo only (even if a custom cable was built that would allow Poly to be connected to another dac it would not work)
    • Useless on its own (requires both a Mojo and a control device to function)
    • Unnecessarily complicated to use on the go (requires setting up WiFi hotspot)
    • Remote control from mobile device uses Wi-Fi instead of Bluetooth Low Energy which decreases battery life
    • Several features that drive up the cost but are an edge use-cases at best (Roon endpoint? Seriously)
    • Costs $600
    To sum it up. If you're buying a Poly you're basically buying a remote controlled a DAP that has no screen, no digital outputs (other than Mojo specific ones), no analog outputs and no buttons to control it so if your phone dies, you're on your own. If your Mojo dies you're on your own. And for some reason you need to pony up $600 for such a lackluster device. Why would you choose it over a DAP from Shanling, Cayin, Hiby or even A&K is beyond me.

    But hey, at least it's a Roon endpoint.
     
  14. seanwee
    People get poly because they want a wireless mojo. Easy

    Now that the xDSD is out, they'll just pick between two different flavors of sound.

    Edit : read the following post
     
    Last edited: Apr 21, 2018
  15. seanwee
    Woah, 600? Now that's a bit too much. I thought it was around 200 considering what it offered.
     
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