Android and High-Resolution DAPs

You can get it working with LMS-to-UPNP or RooUPnP (need RPI) through Neutron Music Player in UPnP renderer mode. It’s certainly a bit of a hack, though and isn’t particularly stable.

Thanks, Richard! i’ll see if i can get it working. Hope Roon can fix this issue.

I review high-end DAPs, among other things. Whenever I post a review, this is how things go:

FiiO M17:
Someone asks “Is Roon bit-perfect with it?”
Me: “No, sorry, Roon doesn’t even output sound at all.”

Cayin N8ii:
Someone asks “Is Roon bit-perfect with it?”
Me: “No, sorry, Roon tries to re-sample everything”

FiiO M11 Plus ESS:
Someone asks “Is Roon bit-perfect with it?”
Me: “No, sorry, Roon tries to re-sample everything”

etc.

TIDAL, Qobuz and every other music player you can think of, as well as many you’ve probably never heard of have bit perfect output on these DAPs! It’s only Roon which doesn’t, and is also sometimes unable to even output music at all. I find it rather ridiculous that Roon can’t do what any regular DLNA or music app can. I believe that this needs a higher priority from the Roon developers than it has been shown.

People are happily dropping $1000-4000 on many of these devices. It’s as if Roon is near ignoring a whole market.

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Feature suggestion vote thread for bit-perfect Android. Please vote!

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PlexAmp is the same, so Roon not totally out in the wild here. But it would be great to get proper support.

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