Portable DAP for Tidal
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Thx above. I'm just looking for a easy way to shiit on my couch and listen to MQA files through tidal. A laptop is rather bulky on my lap.
 
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Acoustic Research M20 deserves a look, flawless tidal browsing/streaming via the AR Pro player with eq support and hifi streaming. I prefer my M20 to DX200, X7, X5 or Cayin 5i for tidal
Does it load up and start the songs faster than the other DAPs?
 
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Does it load up and start the songs faster than the other DAPs?
Yes, using the propriety player, tidal loads and plays quicker than any other player I've used.

I should mention that I have both the arm2 and arm20 and both do a great job playing tidal with the latest firmware update.
 
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Yes, using the propriety player, tidal loads and plays quicker than any other player I've used.

I should mention that I have both the arm2 and arm20 and both do a great job playing tidal with the latest firmware update.
And how's it compare with a smartphone?
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And how's it compare with a smartphone?
Thanks.
The quality is far superior to a smartphone because the AR Pro player is "bit perfect", however most smartphones have more ram so if you rather use the tidal app instead it will run much smoother on a smartphone.
 
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The quality is far superior to a smartphone because the AR Pro player is "bit perfect", however most smartphones have more ram so if you rather use the tidal app instead it will run much smoother on a smartphone.
Sure, I was just talking about how Tidal runs.
 
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I've been using the Pioneer XDP-300R and while it may not be the absolute best sounding DAP I have ever heard, it does work very well with Tidal and Spotify apps. Storing files for offline listening on a micro SD card works as it should, with just the occasional hiccup in playback. The Tidal android UI is just okay, but once you get used to its idiosyncrasies, it's fine. Like others here, I wish there was an easy EQ solution for use with Tidal. The player's EQ only affects stored files (not Tidal or Spotify files).
 
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I've been using the Pioneer XDP-300R and while it may not be the absolute best sounding DAP I have ever heard, it does work very well with Tidal and Spotify apps. Storing files for offline listening on a micro SD card works as it should, with just the occasional hiccup in playback. The Tidal android UI is just okay, but once you get used to its idiosyncrasies, it's fine. Like others here, I wish there was an easy EQ solution for use with Tidal. The player's EQ only affects stored files (not Tidal or Spotify files).
Slightly off-topic, but how much of a battery life are you getting out of your DAP when you are streaming from Spotify / Tidal?
 
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Slightly off-topic, but how much of a battery life are you getting out of your DAP when you are streaming from Spotify / Tidal?
I get around 4-5 hours only. Pretty poor battery performance.
 
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