Hi everyone, I am trying to understand why does Tidal played through Roon sound better (clearly to me) than with the Tidal desktop app.
I have a very basic set up (I am just entering the audiophile universe):
A Dell Xps15 laptop (windows 10)
A pair of Shure srh440 headphones played through a portable FiioE10k USB DAC
Of course I selected “exclusive mode” in Tidal and I have a Hi Fi account. I confirmed through the sound control panel that windows is not controlling the sound (which I assume means that Tidal has exclusive control)
No matter what I do, streaming through Roon (the exact same song) has a smoother and more open sound. I don’t think subscribing to Roon would be ideal for me since I won’t use many of its features (I will probably do It in the future) so I am just trying to figure out how to make the Tidal App sound better.
Has anyone experienced this difference?
Thanks in advance to anyone patient enough
Ps: I also played Tidal through Jriver WDM and again it sounds better, but have issues (latency, etc …)