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Listening to Audio CD in the Hiby R3

Listening to Audio CD in the Hiby R3

Hi everyone, 2 weeks ago, I got the LG GP96Y (GP96YB70) External Slim CD/DVD drive. This drive is marketed as a Multi-OS drive with compatibility with Android and compatible TV’s. One thing that some LG drives have is that they can mount a disk as a FAT32 filesystem, allowing browsing the disc on systems that do not officially support disc drives. What I did not know is that when an Audio CD is inserted, it can mount it and show…

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Tidal’s Android app now support MQA bitstreaming with DAC Exclusive Access

Tidal’s Android app now support MQA bitstreaming with DAC Exclusive Access

Hi everyone, As a long-time user of Tidal, I’ve been enjoying the app for my music listening sessions, except that it did not support MQA (Tidal Masters) bitstreaming to USB DACs. This meant that the audio always got resampled to either 48Khz at first, and then to 192Khz in later versions. Up until several weeks ago, this was the case. We were forced to use third-party apps like USB Audio Player Pro or the Hiby Music app which added MQA…

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KZ DQ6 Unboxing and First Impressions

KZ DQ6 Unboxing and First Impressions

Hi everyone, Today, I got the KZ DQ6. This IEM contains 3 dynamic drivers per side, which is a bit different than the usual BA and dynamic drivers combination they usually make. It is made of a single 10mm “Xun” unit that handles the bass and 2x 6mm drivers that handles the mids and treble. KZ is well known to experiment with different driver configurations and this is no exception. We’ll see how they perform below. Unboxing The box is…

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Hidizs adds support for MQA on their AP80 and AP80 Pro DAPs

Hidizs adds support for MQA on their AP80 and AP80 Pro DAPs

Hi everyone, It seems Hidizs released today a firmware for the Hidizs AP80 and AP80 Pro Digital Audio Players (DAP). The only improvement here seems to be the addition of MQA support. The new firmware version is 1.5 for the AP80 Pro and 2.3 for the AP80 The official changelog for both firmware states the same: You can download the firmware for these players at the following links: Hidizs AP80 v2.3 Hidizs AP80 Pro v1.5 This update comes as Hidizs…

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The Oakcastle CD100 Portable CD Player with Bluetooth

The Oakcastle CD100 Portable CD Player with Bluetooth

Hi everyone, Today, I’ll present you the Oakcastle CD100 Portable CD Player. Yes, a CD Player, and this one has Bluetooth in it. As you may know, nowadays people use streaming services to listen to music, which includes services with lossless audio quality. However, some people also prefer to buy CDs and listen to them, as some may argue that CDs offer better quality than lossless streaming services. Others buy them to collect them. I’m one of the few who…

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Starting the 2021 year with new Audio Gear

Starting the 2021 year with new Audio Gear

Hi everyone, Yesterday, I wrote about how my 2020 was in terms of audio gear. Today, I’ll be talking about my initial purchases and what’s to come over the next few days and weeks. I’m always looking to try new digital audio players and DACs mainly, followed by some headphones, usually from KZ. This year, I’m starting it with new products from Hiby, Hidizs, and Fiio. Let’s see the products below. Hiby R2 The Hiby R2 is Hiby’s newest ultra-portable…

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My 2020 in Audio Gear

My 2020 in Audio Gear

Hi everyone, Last year was a great one when it came to acquiring new Audio Gear. In this post, I’ll talk about my acquisitions with a bit of overview for each product. Digital Audio Players In 2020, I got the FiiO M5, the Shanling Q1, the Hiby R3 Pro Saber, and the Hidizs AP80 Pro. These 4 companies do great products, so I went ahead and ordered their newest products. I had the Shanling Q1 already preordered on Kickstarter. FiiO…

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Announcing Audio MD5 Checker v0.9

Announcing Audio MD5 Checker v0.9

Hi everyone, Today, I have released Audio MD5 Checker v0.9: This release adds support for .aiff files. You can download this new version on GitHub by clicking here. Support the project If you like this project, consider buying me a coffee! It will help me continue developing this and other awesome projects. Enjoy!

Announcing Audio MD5 Checker v0.8

Announcing Audio MD5 Checker v0.8

Hi everyone, Today, I have released Audio MD5 Checker v0.8: This release adds support for .ape files. You can download this new version on GitHub by clicking here. Support the project If you like this project, consider buying me a coffee! It will help me continue developing this and other awesome projects. Enjoy!

SednaEarFit Xelastec Review

SednaEarFit Xelastec Review

Ever since I got my Hidizs MS4 IEM, I became a journey to try several ear tips, after I lost one of their “Bass” ear tips. This journey began with me trying some Chinese replacements tips, in particular, some called “Spiral ear tips”. They were good, but I still tried other tips, including the highly acclaimed Spinfits. Unfortunately, I wasn’t pleased with the Spinfits, as I found it degraded the sound to my likes. It was until I found the…

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