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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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The Lenovo Y510p Replacement Fan from Rangale

The Lenovo Y510p Replacement Fan from Rangale

Hi everyone, Today, we will be seeing a replacement fan from Rangale for the Lenovo Y510p laptop. This is my 3nd replacement fan as 2 has already failed previously: The last replacement fan actually lasted a whole year, which at least was something. I’m not sure how long the new one will last, but we’ll see since it’s a different brand than the last 2. This fan also comes in a nice branded box, unlike the generic past one. The…

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The UGREEN 2.5-inch HDD and SSD to USB 3.0 Enclosure

The UGREEN 2.5-inch HDD and SSD to USB 3.0 Enclosure

Hi everyone, Today, I’m going to show you the UGREEN 2.5-inch HDD and SSD to USB 3.0 Enclosure. This is a Hard Disk Drive and Solid State Drive enclosure. It converts from SATA to USB 3.0. This is the standard USB model. UGREEN also has a USB-C version of this enclosure that I tested 2 years ago. The packaging is small and straightforward. UGREEN always make some environmental friendly packages for their products: We see the enclosure as soon as…

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The AINOPE 10-feet Active USB 3.0 Extension Cable

The AINOPE 10-feet Active USB 3.0 Extension Cable

Hi everyone, Today, we will be seeing the AINOPE 10-feet Active USB 3.0 Extension Cable. This is a USB 3.0 extension cable that has a built-in chip that is supposed to improve the signal to prevent transmission issues. It is why it’s called an active cable. The purpose is that we can have a longer USB cable without any negative issues. This cable comes in a simple packaging which a lot of cable words in it: Inside, we have the…

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The Rosonway 7-Port USB 3.0 Hub

The Rosonway 7-Port USB 3.0 Hub

Hi everyone, Today, we will be seeing the Rosonway 7-Port USB 3.0 Hub, which I got alongside the Sabrent 10-Port USB 3.0 Hub to better organize my USB devices: This USB hub comes with an average 24-Watt Power Supply. With it, we can power some USB devices like light portable hard drives, but don’t expect to power all USB ports. 5 Volts at 1 Amp per port would mean the entire hub would consume 35W which is over the 24W…

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The Sabrent 10-Port USB 3.0 Hub

The Sabrent 10-Port USB 3.0 Hub

Hi everyone, Today, we will be seeing one of the new USB hubs I received. This is the Sabrent 10-Port USB 3.0 Hub: This hub comes with a 60-Watt Power Supply which means this mighty hub allows us to use USB-Powered devices without struggles. It also has a power switch to allow us to turn a port on or off at any time. Finally, because it has 10 USB 3.0 ports, we can connect up to 10 USB devices to…

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2 UGREEN products: USB 3.0 6ft Extension Cable and a 4-Port USB 3.0 Hub

2 UGREEN products: USB 3.0 6ft Extension Cable and a 4-Port USB 3.0 Hub

Hi everyone, Today, we will be seeing 2 UGREEN products. These are a USB 3.0 6ft Extension Cable and a 4-Port USB 3.0 Hub. These 2 products have been with me since last summer and they’ve been working great. These products are being used right now as a middle point between my PC and other USB Hubs that are connected to the 4-port hub. We will be seeing those other hubs on future posts. The USB Extension cable is very…

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Calibrating the LG WH14NS40 Blu-Ray drive

Calibrating the LG WH14NS40 Blu-Ray drive

Hi everyone, I’m now at my 3rd LG WH14NS40 Blu-Ray drive. The first one had its Blu-Ray laser die and the second one began having issues reading Blu-Ray discs. The 3rd one reads them faster. But what if I could have fixed the 2nd drive? That’s what we will be looking here. This drive is not one of my favorite writers. It is not a good writer. Most of the discs I burn with it ends up having the so…

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Burning the PlexDisc CD-R discs on some Slim IDE drives

Burning the PlexDisc CD-R discs on some Slim IDE drives

Hi everyone, Today, we’ll see how well my 3 optical IDE slim drives handles the PlexDisc 700MB CD-R discs. The units we’ll be testing against this disc are the Optiarc AD-7561A, Teach DW-224E-C, and the Toshiba SD-R6252. Toshiba SD-R6252 Let’s start with the Toshiba SD-R6252. You may recall this drive failed to burn successfully the Verbatim CD-RW some time ago. The drive detects the disc just fine and gives us a burning speed of up to 16x: Starting to burn…

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Burning a Verbatim CD-RW on some old Slim IDE drives

Burning a Verbatim CD-RW on some old Slim IDE drives

Hi everyone, In this post, We’ll be looking at some Slim IDE drives and how well they work with a Verbatim CD-RW disc. The drives we will be seeing are the Optiarc AD-7561A, Teach DW-224E-C, and the Toshiba SD-R6252. I started first with the Toshiba SD-R6252 which is the drive with the oldest manufacturing date: This drive was manufactured on July 2004. In my tests, it seems to read DVDs fine, but it fails to read CD-Rs, often with an…

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