I have upgraded my iFi iDSD Micro Black Label with firmware 5.3c and I’m trying to determine if MQA is working in iOS. Setup:
Tidal Hi-Fi via Roon > MacBook Pro > iDSD Micro BL > Audeze LCD2C
Tidal Hi-Fi via Roon > iPhone Xs > Apple CCK > iDSD Micro BL > Audeze LCD2C
I feel good that MQA is working when using my MacBook as the signal path shows:
When using the iPhone setup the signal path shows:
Is this working and Roon just isn’t showing the rendering step in the signal path? Or will it not because the iDSD BL is a renderer only and not a decoder? The lights on the iDSD BL aren’t any help because it’s always yellow with any audio, even just playing through th built in music app. It might be placebo, but I feel like the sound is better when using he MBP versus the iPhone.
I just recently got a Google Pixel 3 for work, so I intend to try that and see what the signal path looks like, but I don’t have an OTG cable yet. Would this work on Android or have a similar issue?
Any insight is appreciated. Thank you!