iFi iDSD Micro DSD512 / PCM768 DAC and Headphone Amp. Impressions, Reviews and Comments.

Discussion in 'Dedicated Source Components' started by mlgrado, Jul 26, 2014.
  1. mandrake50
    Isn't that typical with DSD. Even in Foobar, when using DSD the equalizer nor digital volume works. I have seen this being discussed with other devices as well. Something about not being able to manipulate the bit stream in real time when using DSD. Anyway, this is not surprising, to me anyway.
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  2. Dobrescu George
    What is that keyboard, and how does it feel to work on it? :darthsmile:
  3. Yethal
    Frankly I don't care. That glorious volume knob is there to be turned.

    It's Cooler Master Quickfire Rapid with typewriter keycaps installed. Pair them with any mechanical keyboard with clicky switches (such as Cherry MX Blue) and it feels just like typing on a real typewriter (in a good way).
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  4. iFi audio
    And rightfully so as this is the best way to do it. If an analog volume control is available (and in the above case it is), digital attenuation should be bypassed.
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    I was using bluetooth for the m1 to another phone if that makes any difference.

    Edit: Just used the digital input on my laptop and it works perfectly. I think I have a bad third party cable. It's a usb 3.0 A female to type-C.
    Last edited: Oct 24, 2017
  6. RojasTKD
    When I M1 connected the iDSD Black Lable I can also control the volume through the M1. BUT that is not the case with my M2s, volume from 1 - 100 have no effect and at volume zero there is no audio (zero volume).
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    I see. Problem solved. I was using usb power which was draining my M1. Tried battery mode, which is suggested in the directions, and everything works fine.
  8. RojasTKD
    yeah from what I understand The M1 will get extended battery life as it bypasses the DAC and AMP sections when connected to an external DAC/AMP, at least that's whas reported from someone who used it with a in conjunction with a Chord Mojo.
  9. Yethal
    If You're using M1 as bt receiver then You're using volume control of the source . try using M1 in Hibylink mode and see if it still allows for volume control.
  10. Vartan
    Keyboard and iFi mania :ksc75smile:
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  11. RojasTKD
    I'm not using my M1 as a BT receiver. It is connected using it's USB-C out to the iDSD.

    My Mpow BT receiver sound better than the M1 in BT receive mode.
  12. Yethal
    What firmware version are You on? I'm on 3.0 and I am unable to control the volume usibg thecm1 with iDSD connected. Not that I'm complaining, it's just weird.
  13. RojasTKD
    Don't recall exactly, but I don't think it's 3.0, i think I'm still on 2.x FW. Will have to check later.

    Not that's it's really I big deal to me. I just tested to confirm what others where saying.
  14. RojasTKD
    Just checked and I am indeed on FW version 3.0.
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