**Core Machine (Operating system/System info/Roon build number)
Sennheiser HDV 820 headphone amp (with Sennheiser 800S headphones)connected through USB to a quite new iMac running Big Sur and the latest version of Roon.
Network Details (Including networking gear model/manufacturer and if on WiFi/Ethernet)
I also stream Roon from my iMac to an Oppo 203 wirelessly. Fast Spectrum internet.
Audio Devices (Specify what device you’re using and its connection type - USB/HDMI/etc.)
Description Of Issue
I am wondering if using HQPlayer would enhance the sound quality and if there are any particular settings, if used, for my setup.
It depends on what you plan on doing when you play music. If you want to upsample and upconvert PCM to DSD then I would suggest hqplayer. It has more filters and will do a better job. If you only up sample from DSD 64 to Dsd128 Roon should be able to handle it
HQ Player’s multi-channel downmixing has more options than Roon. If you have 5.0/5.1 sources and wanna use your headphone to listen to, go with HQ Player.
HQPlayer can be a bit tricky to configure and with so many options it’s difficult to determine optimal settings, but in my setup, converting PCM to DSD feeding a Holo Spring Dac it gives outstanding sound quality, transformational in fact. No super high bit rate needed I use DSD128. If you are interested use the free trial to see if it’s worth it for you.
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