Marantz M-CR603 + AirPlay • Rega R3 loudspeakers • iPhone 5 32GB • iMac • Apple Airport Extreme 802.11n • Apple iPad Mini • Panasonic TX-L32D25B • Sony BDP-S390 • Ruark Audio R1 Deluxe • Humax HDR-Fox T2
Define "hi fi"
As a source of music and this enjoyment yes. I use mine when travelling abroad a lot thanks to Spotify premium and it is for the most part excellent give it is "just" a phone.
JRiver MC17 -> Cambridge Audio DACmagic+ -> Roksan Caspian M2 -> ProAc D18
Onkyo TX-NR818 / Tannoy Revolution DC4 / Marantz SA7001-KI
HiFi / A/V / Bedroom
If the Sony Walkman / Discman was, then it certainly is.
My answer - probably!
"Everything has been said before, but since nobody listens we have to keep going back and beginning all over again." André Gide
Panasonic 50GT50, Pioneer Bdp-lx71, Pioneer Vsx-lx70, B&W FPM Series & B&W PV1.
Under the right circumstances, yes.
I like this level of debate
You're a legend
All the best
Rick @ Musicraft
Musicraft (Derby), Specialist Hi-Fi/AV & Multimedia Dealer
good accurate audio monitoring and good sound reproduction to all
My Home Cinema Pioneer KRP 500A, Yamaha RX-V1900, MA Radius R225HD LCR, R90HD rears, AW12 sub, Panasonic BD60, PS3, Boxee Box, Sky HD, Boxee Box, Logitech Harmony One, Logitech PS3 Adapter, Sonos ZP90
Bedroom Samsung UE32C6510, PS3 slim white, Apple TV, Sonos S5, Sonos ZP90, Audioengine 2, Oppo OPDV971H
Miscellaneous: Synology DS212J + 2 X WD Red 2TB drives, WD 1TB NAS, Sonos ZoneBridge, BT HH3 as modem & AirPort Extreme router
As i've often said - Keep it simple. Simple is best
Top man, Rick.
Yes. Feed a digital output from it to a good DAC and off you go.
Main gear: Mac Mini > HRT Streamer II+ > Cyrus 2 + PSX > Cyrus tuner > Mission 794
Also cluttering-up the place:
Thorens TD160 no cartridge; Technics SL-P777; Marantz CD63 mkII KI; Marantz PM66 KI; Nakamichi DR-1
A smartphone is essentially a computer. I play all my music off a computer and it sounds pretty good with an external DAC.
Musical Fidelity X150, Wilmslow Audio Speakers, Edirol UA25EX dac, laptop.
Freq. response of device == 20 to 20k, freq. response of MP3 not as good, viability of lossless still in flux. Perhaps when lossless becomes more common the totality of what's in a Dragonfly or Headstreamer will be chipped and put into PMP's.
Marshall Monitor, ADL H118, SoundMagic HP200, V-Moda M100, Beyer DT770LE, FiiO E07K/MicroStreamer/Vamp Verza DAC/amps, FiiO E12/Zen Head amps.
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