First off, I went thru a lot of hassle to get HQ to work. When I finally did, it played MQA at PCM 384khz. No MQA and no OSF. I had it set to play back at 7.1 but could no difference to when I just press that function on my AV.
I began to wonder why I would need such an expensive add on. Anyone know what Missed?
When I went back to my DAC for my listening, it failed to connect. After various testings of this and that, I just deleted the HQ, restarted the MBP and hey presto it’s all back to normal.
I discovered what Roon Radio does and like it. Haven’t yet discovered any artists I am thrilled by but am enjoying most of what is played. I don’t reach for the off switch. I don’t mind that sort of music as background but not to just sit and listen to. I really have to be into n artist to do that, just listen.
I have read that upsampling is always the best route. So I have upsampled all I play(tho it has no affect o MQA). Do I hear a difference? Yes. It sounds cleaner. It’s the best way I can put it. My husband thinks the same and when I get him to listen he doesn’t know what he is listening to until I ask which he prefers.
I am also finding his classical music quite pleasant. It doesn’t move me like my music does but it is pleasant which I have not thought in the past. You never know one day it might move me.
So in short; what is the point of HQ and is there a real benfit(or harm) to upsampling.
Oh and despite the fact my DAC plays up to DSD 256, Roon seems not to agree.