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The Tempotec Sonata iDSD Plus

The Tempotec Sonata iDSD Plus

Hi everyone, Yesterday, I received the Tempotec Sonata iDSD Plus: This is a DAC and AMP all in one device. It has Dual ES9018K2M, Dual ES9601K amplifiers, as well as a Balanced 2.5mm headphone jack as well as the regular 3.5mm jack. The device is very similar to the Hidizs DH1000. In fact, it is a rebranded Tempotec product. Today, I’ll take a look at a newer Tempotec Sonata iDSD Plus revision. The Tempotec unit I received should have some…

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Opus GUI v1.9 released

Opus GUI v1.9 released

Hi everyone, Today, I have released Opus GUI v1.9: This new release allows you to click on the opusenc and ffmpeg version labels to copy the text to your clipboard. This allows you to create folders by pasting the version string from the clipboard to better organize your content if you want to maintain the encodes organized by encoder version. This could be also useful if you want to store the files in folders named with the encoder version to…

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The Hidizs Sonata HD USB-C to 3.5mm DAC Cable

The Hidizs Sonata HD USB-C to 3.5mm DAC Cable

Hi everyone, Today, I received the Hidizs Sonata HD USB-C to 3.5mm DAC Cable. This is a cable (or dongle) that allows you to connect your 3.5mm headphones to your devices that have a USB-C connector, or to a USB-A connector by using a USB-C to USB-A adapter. It features a sample rate of up to 24-bit and 192khz, but you’ll need to update the firmware to be able to use it. We’ll see more about the firmware update process…

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Opus GUI v1.8 released

Opus GUI v1.8 released

Hi everyone, Today, I have released Opus GUI v1.8: This is an improvement release. It is now able to detect whenever opusenc and FFmpeg exists in your PC. It will also now show the FFmpeg version if it exists. Also since I didn’t made a post regarding v1.7, here are the details of the past version: You can now encode individual files by browsing for it or dragging and dropping it. The output should be a folder If there is…

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Hidizs DH1000

Hidizs DH1000

The Hidizs DH1000 is a DAC/Amp that uses a balanced circuit, featuring Dual ESS ES9018K2M and Dual ESS amps, it provides balanced audio as each DAC decodes each channel. You also benefit from the Balanced 2.5mm audio jack to get the best, balanced audio quality, or you can use your current 3.5mm headphones or cables with it. The Hidizs DH1000 supports a sample rate of up to 24-bit/192khz. The Good: Awesome, balanced sound. Excellent channel separation. Extended trebles. Compatible with…

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Fixing a problem in my DLNA software

Fixing a problem in my DLNA software

Hi everyone, Today, I applied a fix to my DLNA software that allows you to stream music via the DLNA protocol to your DLNA renderer devices. This fix applies only to the Opus and FLAC wav file access code, and is for a problem that happened if a temp.wav file is still in use. and the software tries to access the file. This caused a “File in use” problem and the software would throw an error. My solution was to…

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Using the Hidizs AP80 as a High Quality USB LDAC Bluetooth Transmitter

Using the Hidizs AP80 as a High Quality USB LDAC Bluetooth Transmitter

Hi everyone, Over the weekend, I recorded this video in which I show you how to use your Hidizs AP80 High-Resolution Music Player as a High Quality USB LDAC Bluetooth Transmitter. It’s very simple to do and for the PC, it is just a USB Audio Class 2 device. The Hidizs AP80 is in charge of getting the audio that the PC sends to it and it then uses the LDAC Bluetooth codec to encode the music and transmit it…

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Opus GUI v1.6 released

Opus GUI v1.6 released

Hi everyone, Today, I have released Opus GUI v1.6: This new version adds support for ffmpeg, allowing you to choose between opusenc and ffmpeg to encode your music files. Download To download this new version, click here. You’ll be redirected to the project’s GitHub page. Please note that the software does not comes with ffmpeg, but you can download it following the instructions found by clicking here Enjoy!

Unboxing and testing the Yinyoo 2.5mm Balanced to 2-pin IEM In-Ear Monitor cable

Unboxing and testing the Yinyoo 2.5mm Balanced to 2-pin IEM In-Ear Monitor cable

Hi everyone, Today, I’m sharing my Unboxing video of the Yinyoo 2.5mm Balanced to 2-pin IEM In-Ear Monitor cable. This is a 2.5mm balanced to 2-pin 0.78mm cable that is compatible with IEM’s like the KZ ZS7 which I have. In this video, I’ll also be testing the cable with my HiBy R3: Do you have this cable or another one? What do you think of it? Let me know your cable recommendations below.