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TSwei
post Jun 14 2021, 10:15 AM, updated 7 months ago

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Since I notice there are no topic related to this, let's start one.

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Official TechNote: https://support.apple.com/en-my/HT212183

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Right now most ppl would stuck at the dilemma where they have the source (music), but there are no way (or easy way) to output/ playback on better devices. Let's share your experience on this.

Please stick to discussion on Apple Music Lossless/ Spatial Audio/ ATMOS, strictly NO plan sharing request or post.

Welcome to share your playlist & hardware setup. Q&A on setup or even review on devices you using to get the best experience.

My personal test song
BOOM by Tiesto & Sevenn

Test if you can tell Lossless vs Compressed

Plug in your gear and try turn the ATMOS/ Spatial on/ off to feel the difference.

This post has been edited by wei: Jun 14 2021, 11:46 AM
isr25
post Jun 14 2021, 10:33 AM

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I tried and downloaded the apple lossless for all my songs. Most of the songs on my playlist are not Dolby Atmos. Played them on my Airpod Pro, but not I'm not an audiophile so can't really discern the difference.
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post Jun 14 2021, 10:50 AM

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Tried on MacBook Pro this morning with Chord Mojo & Shure 1540 headphones.

3 Settings on Music preference.

Not all tracks are available with Loseless.


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post Jun 14 2021, 11:05 AM

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QUOTE(isr25 @ Jun 14 2021, 10:33 AM)
I tried and downloaded the apple lossless for all my songs. Most of the songs on my playlist are not Dolby Atmos. Played them on my Airpod Pro, but not I'm not an audiophile so can't really discern the difference.
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Sadly you won't able to enjoy the hires lossless over bluetooth.

QUOTE(Nauts @ Jun 14 2021, 10:50 AM)
Tried on MacBook Pro this morning with Chord Mojo & Shure 1540 headphones.

3 Settings on Music preference.

Not all tracks are available with Loseless.
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Yeah, they are still adding them. But there are few official playlist that gather those tracks. Anyway, nice setup you have there.
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post Jun 14 2021, 11:22 AM

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QUOTE(isr25 @ Jun 14 2021, 10:33 AM)
I tried and downloaded the apple lossless for all my songs. Most of the songs on my playlist are not Dolby Atmos. Played them on my Airpod Pro, but not I'm not an audiophile so can't really discern the difference.
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lossless only for wired and also need tons of other hardwares and etc.
Anyway, it doesn't really make a differences unless you have super good hardwares and very critical hearing.
Most of us cannot discern the differences cause the audio compression these days are pretty good.
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post Jun 14 2021, 04:25 PM

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People with Airpods Pro or Pro Max

listen to I feel it coming - The Weeknd and BOOM - Tiesto (Explicit) with Dolby Atmos on.

These songs really show off the atmos + spatial audio feature the best, quite insane when the beat drops.
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post Jun 19 2021, 03:34 PM

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Okay so I’ve recently upgraded my Audio ‘rig’ thanks to Apple.

Source: iPad Pro
Cans: Beyerdynamic DT1990 Pro
AMP/DAC: iFi Micro iDSD Black Label

Hi-Res Lossless is very applaudable, the difference between ALAC and AAC is a huge difference and with a good hardware, you will be able to reap the benefits of this. Amazing stuff.

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post Jun 20 2021, 06:15 PM

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The best way to stream hi-res audio from Apple Music:

https://darko.audio/2021/06/the-best-way-to...om-apple-music/
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post Jun 20 2021, 06:54 PM

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QUOTE(hafiziza @ Jun 20 2021, 06:15 PM)
The best way to stream hi-res audio from Apple Music:

https://darko.audio/2021/06/the-best-way-to...om-apple-music/
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It's not really the 'best way' but it's a convenient / portable way instead.

But I do have some qualms over the Dragonfly - it's that ESS DAC chip. Not a fan and those Dragonfly are pricey - I'd suggest the THX Onyx instead, better in terms of design, cheaper and it's by default a USB-C - so you can just plug into the iPad Pro directly without additional dongle.
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post Jul 10 2021, 09:42 PM

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Currently my setup to enjoy apple lossless and Hi-Res lossless are as follow:

iPhone XR > Apple lightning to USB 3 camera adapter > Topping D70s DAC > Emerald physics 100.2SE power amp > Xls Encore bookshelf speaker.

IMO apple lossless & Hi-Res lossless are better than Tidal.
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post Jul 13 2021, 09:52 AM

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I have to agree it is better than TIDAL. At lease when there are track issue (static noise), Apple Music will skip to next track. TIDAL will just play the whole thing.

 

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