No I don't, I think I described my listening process for these type of comparisons in another thread. Leave one in place for a period of days if not weeks or even months, get well accustomed to the sound over that time, then make a switch and play mostly all the same music again. This for me is more revealing than any kind of nervous A/B type of changes.Do you level match when you do these comparisons?
No I don't, I think I described my listening process for these type of comparisons in another thread. Leave one in place for a period of days if not weeks or even months, get well accustomed to the sound over that time, then make a switch and play mostly all the same music again. This for me is more revealing than any kind of nervous A/B type of changes.
I'd also point out that while plenty of others have reported what they feel to be a large difference in sound between Moode and Volumio, I've never described it that way. I call it a small but noticeable "something" where Moode just seems a touch more organic and natural sounding while Volumio can sometimes exhibit a trace of artificiality that Moode does not.
In that sense it is very similar to what Audirvana sounds like as compared to JRiver as the server. I have both, and prefer Audirvana for ultimate sound quality, but it's not a big difference in my opinion, more a preference for one vs. the other than any strong stance. Thats the server side, though there the comparison can't be done on a Raspberry Pi because Audirvana is macOS and Windows only.
In all cases, this is using DLNA/UPnP, with all software volume controls defeated, and no re-sampling or any other settings that would not be bit perfect, native sample rate only.
If Moode and Volumio are said to be bit perfect, and both are set to play back files at their native sample rate, with no digital volume control, and both are underpinned by MPD, is there anything to suggest I should even need to level match when played back through the same DAC/amp/speakers?
Moreover, in eschewing any/all rapid A/B type switches for these comparisons, is level matching important?
If the software is confirmed to be pit perfect and all the underlying hardware is unchanged, what do you believe is causing a difference to be heard?
Understood, but I'd like it if you did find a way to participate as I know you can make a valuable contribution.If others are interested but please don’t make the effort on my behalf as I don’t see that there’ll be a way I can participate.
@MrEd - I thought I'd move this to the Volumio thread because it's now off-topic somewhat in the "gear you're not happy with" thread from the standpoint of troubleshooting and rectifying. Hopefully we can return to that thread at some point and claim victory over this piece of software.
Working better as in the MyVolumio login and Volumio app as control point, or are you directing the Qobuz action from the BubbleUPnP app as I had suggested?I down loaded the latest Voluimo on a new card and it's working much better.
I am willing to try anything and learn.
OK good to know.Volumio login
Got it.OK good to know.
It is possible the original card would have worked if you had done a logout and then just login again, but it's easy enough to re-flash the card as you did, and there is always a chance the older instance had become corrupted if an update had ever hung or been interrupted, by a power outage for example.
Remember to try to have only one control point open at any given time so as to avoid the "dueling control point" phenomenon where the endpoint gets confused as to which one "owns" the playlist.
If it happens again, I'd say just logout of that MyVolumio account, and then enter your Qobuz credentials into either BubbleUPnP, or mconnect HD and try streaming it that way. I've had zero problems doing it that way with both Volumio and Moode, which is why I don't subscribe to MyVolumio.
That one is easy, if you had internet radio working but nothing else, it sounds like you just didn't get the UPnP Renderer mode running, usually due to failing to hit SET after making that setting configuration.Got it.
I may try to set up moode again and see if I like it.