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    Manufacturer: eXtream Software Development
    Model: USB Audio Player Pro
    Price $: 4

    HIGH QUALITY MEDIA PLAYER FOR ANDROID

    Supporting USB audio DACs to play audio files up to 32-bit resolution at any sample rate! Will play any popular format including wav, flac, wavpack, ape, mp3 and DSD files. This app is a must have for every HiFi enthusiast, bypassing all audio limits of Android. But even without a USB DAC, the app supports many of the HiRes audio chips found in the latest phones, allowing to play at much higher quality than standard music players, even the ones that come with your phone!
     

    BYPASSING THE LIMITS OF ANDROID

    When connecting an Android phone or tablet to a USB DAC, USB Audio Player PRO will unleash the full power of the DAC, by using our custom developed USB audio driver. This bypasses the Android audio system completely, meaning that Android's limitations regarding bit resolution and sample rate (16-bit/48kHz) are made irrelevant and high quality audio streams are fed directly to the DAC, making playback up to 32-bit at 384kHz possible (depending on the DAC capabilities) or even DSD.
     

    CONNECTING A USB DAC

    You can use any Android device, given that it runs Android 3.1 or higher, has USB host support and support for isochronous USB transfers in the kernel. You connect the Android device to the DAC using a USB OTG cable to trigger USB host mode,
     

    SUPPORT FOR DSD

    IF PCM AUDIO IS NOT ENOUGH

    When you have a DAC capable of DSD (Direct Stream Digital), you can even play DSD (.dsf/.dff) files natively, providing a 1-bit digital stream (over PCM using the DoP protocol) like the Super Audio CD of past times! This format is now becoming increasingly more popular among audiophiles surpassing the quality of PCM audio streams. USB Audio Player PRO will convert the DSD stream to PCM if your DAC does not support DSD natively.
     

    MQA DECODER

    USB Audio Player PRO is the first generic audio player on Android featuring an MQA decoder. MQA (Master Quality Authenticated) is an award-winning British technology that delivers the sound of the original master recording. The master MQA file is fully authenticated and is small enough to stream or download, while also being backward compatible. The Tidal streaming service supported by USB Audio Player PRO features many tracks in MQA and offers a great opportunity to experience MQA.
     

    HIRES AUDIO DRIVER FOR INTERNAL AUDIO

    Many of the recent Android phones come with a HiRes audio chip, capable of playing at 24-bit at high sample rates. The problem is that Android does not support these chips and most media players will have their audio resampled back to 44.1 or 48kHz. With the custom HiRes audio driver inside USB Audio Player PRO, you can utilize these chips to their fullest, with bit-perfect 24-bit audio playback and all sample rates that the chip supports without resampling.
     

    PLAY FROM A VARIETY OF SOURCES

    With USB Audio Player PRO, you can play from various sources: internal storage, SD cards and USB drives, a Samba network drive, UPnP servers but also several streaming services including Tidal, Qobuz, Google Music and Shoutcast radio.
     


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    mlknez

       1 of 1 member found this review helpful 1 / 1 member

    Pros:

    Works with internal and usb-attached external DACs

    Supports PCM, DSD and MQA including .iso files!

    Supports Tidal, Qobuz, and many other streaming services

    Supports on board storage, sd cards and network storage

    Supports UPnP and DLNA

    Supports casting

    Bypasses the limitations of the flawed Android audio stack

    Low cost

    Active developer support

    Excellent user interface and simple to use

     

    Cons:

    Lots of settings possible

    Android only

     

    This is hands down, the best Android audio player for true music enthusiasts and audiophiles!  Tested on an LG V30 and Samsung s10 with both internal DACs as well as the Oppo HA-2, GeekOut 1000, Geekout v2+ and Dragonfly Red. 

     

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