I have an iBasso DX300 running Android 9. ARC installed through PureAPK without issue. The UI seems sluggish to any of the other apps I have installed (Tidal, Qobuz, Amazon Music).
My WiFi network is pretty good for anything I have ever tried to run off it (easily 500mb/s). 4K video streams with zero issue. However, ARC seemed to be struggling just to list the tracks for any album I selected… often timing out on me. Eventually I got an album to load. I then attempted to download this album. It failed quickly the first attempt, but then worked the next second I tapped it.
I then put it in offline mode and was able to listen to the album. Like others mentioned, it seems to playing at 24/192, even though the source track is only 24/48. It sounds fine though.
Also, I’m not sure how to change the storage location to the SD card instead of the internal storage. Was also hoping to have an EQ, but don’t see where to get to that in ARC.
I was literally messing around with all of this while typing this out, double-checking what I was saying, and now wireless-online streaming seems fine, as well as loading album tracks quickly in view.
With that said, I did disable WiFi to run offline and then turned WiFi back on. In that way, it did reset and connect to my WiFi access point. It’s possible, though unlikely, that it was attached to an AP in my house that was further away (I have a mesh network with ~7 APs in my house)… but I haven’t been out of the room I am currently in with an AP 4 feet from the DAP. I also powered it up in this same location and haven’t moved.
Another thought I had: I literally installed ARC, connected to my Core, all within the last 15 mins. So, could it be that Roon ARC is caching things in that first bit?? The app UI also seems to be responding faster all around. Moving between screens, albums, swipes, scrolling… all much more responsive now.
For now, it seems to be working well. Albeit, playing everything at 24/192 for some reason.
If I can figure out how to download music to the SD card and use an EQ, I would run only this on my DAP!!