I have my DAC8 DSD running with Roon for two years now - and love it! This device really brought my music collection to a new level.
But one thing bothered me always… everybody is writing how much better the DAC8 DSD would sound if everything is upsampled to DSD 512. So after some thinking I recently spent some money for an i7 machine that could handle the upsampling. Everything connects fine, works great, I’m using the recommended Roon settings from Larry_HV he posted in this forum (thanks!). CPU speed is fine, no crackling, no dropouts.
But… is it me or what? I cannot hear a difference between the original samplerate and the upsampled DSD512 version. I tried different tunes, different sample rates, from 44.1 kHz to DSD64. I tried different speakers, from Canton Karat to Yamaha studio monitors and also headphones (Sennheiser HD800S). I do hear differences between different DACs, different mastering versions of music etc. so I think I do have a good ear for this. But I still can’t hear a difference between the original and the DSD 512 upsampled version.
What am I missing?