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  1. #11
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    Indeed, it was a big OUCH when I figured this out. I've just converted to 16/44 using dBPA, and expect that will solve the problem (I'll wait for the nightly rescan). Hadn't picked up Clive's intent in his earlier note (just dumbness on my part), but figured it out last night when I decided to check the bit depth and sample rate of the files. OOPS.

    Not used to getting the higher rate files from Bandcamp, I'll have to check to see if they flagged it and I missed it. OTOH, the file size should have shouted out at me. It was an unmonitored download so I didn't notice the extra time on my relatively slow internet connection.

    Thanks for all the help, in support of my own, um, idiocy.

    As an aside, for those considering a headphone purchase, the current top line Bose noise-cancelling headphones don't support the extended resolution protocols available for Bluetooth. If they did I wouldn't have had my problem. The noise cancellation is the big feature, but for me, when I can listen in a quiet room, I sometimes wish I'd dropped bigger hints about other products before my birthday. The Avantree Oasis Plus is an excellent little device that has huge BT range and supports the extended BT protocols. If the headphone it's connected to does. This means not only better resolution for basic 16/44 files, but also support for higher resolutions (although the headphones themselves may not support these).

    R.
    LMS on a dedicated server (FitPC3)
    Transporter (Ethernet) - main listening, Onkyo receiver, Paradigm speakers
    Touch (WiFi) - home theater 5.1, Sony receiver, Energy speakers
    Boom 1 (WiFi) - work-space
    Boom 2 (WiFi) - various (deck, garage, etc.)
    Radio (WiFi) - home office
    Control - Squeeze Control (Android mobile), 2 Controllers (seldom used), Squeeze Remote (on Surface Pro 4)
    Touch x 1 - spare
    UE Radio x 1 - spare
    Boom x 1 - spare
    Controller x 1 - Spare
    Duet Receiver (backup)

  2. #12
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    Quote Originally Posted by RonM View Post
    Indeed, it was a big OUCH when I figured this out. I've just converted to 16/44 using dBPA, and expect that will solve the problem (I'll wait for the nightly rescan). Hadn't picked up Clive's intent in his earlier note (just dumbness on my part), but figured it out last night when I decided to check the bit depth and sample rate of the files. OOPS.

    Not used to getting the higher rate files from Bandcamp, I'll have to check to see if they flagged it and I missed it. OTOH, the file size should have shouted out at me. It was an unmonitored download so I didn't notice the extra time on my relatively slow internet connection.

    Thanks for all the help, in support of my own, um, idiocy.

    As an aside, for those considering a headphone purchase, the current top line Bose noise-cancelling headphones don't support the extended resolution protocols available for Bluetooth. If they did I wouldn't have had my problem. The noise cancellation is the big feature, but for me, when I can listen in a quiet room, I sometimes wish I'd dropped bigger hints about other products before my birthday. The Avantree Oasis Plus is an excellent little device that has huge BT range and supports the extended BT protocols. If the headphone it's connected to does. This means not only better resolution for basic 16/44 files, but also support for higher resolutions (although the headphones themselves may not support these).

    R.
    I treated myself to a pair of Bose Quiet Comfort 35s on a recent trip. I was aware of the lack of HD Bluetooth support (or whatever they call it) but the Noise Cancelling capability also did it for me. I tried a few brands but the Bose were simply better in this regard. I was completely oblivious to the Aircraft engine noise. Highly recommended for this sort of listening. I have yet to try them wired in a direct comparison to my B&W P7's. I suspect they will be good but not quite as good as the P7's.

    Incidentally for anyone else put off by the lack of Bluetooth HD, only the sort of kit that Ron has is capable of sending it. Apple & Android phones do not yet have it and may never have as they may consider it isn't necessary.
    VB2.4 storage QNAP TS419p (NFS)
    Living Room - Joggler & SB3 -> Onkyo TS606 -> Celestion F20s
    Office - Pi3+Sreen -> Sony TAFE320 -> Celestion F10s / Pi2+DAC & SB3 -> Onkyo CRN755 -> Wharfedale Modus Cubes
    Dining Room -> SB Boom
    Kitchen -> UE Radio (upgraded to SB Radio)
    Bedroom (Bedside) - Pi2+DAC ->ToppingTP21 ->AKG Headphones
    Bedroom (TV) - SB Touch ->Sherwood AVR ->Mordaunt Short M10s
    Everything controlled by iPeng

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    I've got no complaint about my Bose QC35s either. The noise cancelling works very well in noisy environments, and it means my dearly beloved can listen to the TV loud in the next room and I can isolate my music adequately. However, in quieter times, I prefer to turn off the noise cancelling, there still is that residual sense of pressure, not to mention a teensy bit of background noise. I don't travel as much as I used to, which is when my older Bose 'phones got used the most.

    I should make clear that the Oasis BT device doesn't support 24/96 resolution, even with headphones that support the BlueTooth HD protocol. It seems that protocol is currently limited to an approximation of standard CD quality (which regular BT doesn't deliver); they tell me that the next version of the device, the Avantree Oasis 500 due in August, will support higher resolution, but I suspect that it will be downsampled to the level supported by the HD protocol.

    I really like the Oasis device, the BT is much more reliable than from my mobile, and with a hugely greater range. It takes the optical feed from the Transporter and the quality of the BT music coding is very good. Reasonably priced (a fraction of the cost of the Bose headphones).

    R.
    Last edited by RonM; 2019-04-07 at 20:08.
    LMS on a dedicated server (FitPC3)
    Transporter (Ethernet) - main listening, Onkyo receiver, Paradigm speakers
    Touch (WiFi) - home theater 5.1, Sony receiver, Energy speakers
    Boom 1 (WiFi) - work-space
    Boom 2 (WiFi) - various (deck, garage, etc.)
    Radio (WiFi) - home office
    Control - Squeeze Control (Android mobile), 2 Controllers (seldom used), Squeeze Remote (on Surface Pro 4)
    Touch x 1 - spare
    UE Radio x 1 - spare
    Boom x 1 - spare
    Controller x 1 - Spare
    Duet Receiver (backup)

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    Quote Originally Posted by RonM View Post
    I've got no complaint about my Bose QC35s either. The noise cancelling works very well in noisy environments, and it means my dearly beloved can listen to the TV loud in the next room and I can isolate my music adequately. However, in quieter times, I prefer to turn off the noise cancelling, there still is that residual sense of pressure, not to mention a teensy bit of background noise. I don't travel as much as I used to, which is when my older Bose 'phones got used the most.

    I should make clear that the Oasis BT device doesn't support 24/96 resolution, even with headphones that support the BlueTooth HD protocol. It seems that protocol is currently limited to an approximation of standard CD quality (which regular BT doesn't deliver); they tell me that the next version of the device, the Avantree Oasis 500 due in August, will support higher resolution, but I suspect that it will be downsampled to the level supported by the HD protocol.

    I really like the Oasis device, the BT is much more reliable than from my mobile, and with a hugely greater range. It takes the optical feed from the Transporter and the quality of the BT music coding is very good. Reasonably priced (a fraction of the cost of the Bose headphones).

    R.
    Try to do a XIILIX reset of the Transporter

    http://wiki.slimdevices.com/index.ph...er_xilix_reset
    Callesoroe
    Living room: Transporter, Tact RCS 2.2X digital preamp, Martin Logan Vista speakers, AMPS(Icepower): Acoustic Reality Ear Enigma PLUS(PANELS), Acoustic Reality Ear TWO MKII(Bas)
    Kitchen: Receiver - S.M.S.L DAC, Prodipe Pro 5 active bi-amp speakers. Bedroom: Receiver+UE boombox, Kids: Receiver+Active speakers, Office: Transporter, JBL LSR305 active speakers , TIDAL HIFI flac streaming.
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  5. #15
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    Quote Originally Posted by callesoroe View Post
    Try to do a XIILIX reset of the Transporter

    http://wiki.slimdevices.com/index.ph...er_xilix_reset
    He already did that...mentioned in first post. And if you read on, it sounds like the problem is with the Oasis system.

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