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Is external DAC needed? - miomir - 11-19-2017

I have Motorola Moto X Style with Android 7.0 and am not sure is this enough to play dsf files on my phone using "usb audio player pro" or is the use of an external dac absolutely required?

Additionally, if I have I have ripped SACDs in iso format, could they be played with "usb audio player pro" or not?

Sorry if the questions are a bit basic.

RE: Is external DAC needed? - dwrae - 11-20-2017

You don't need a USB DAC at all, but for DSD files, the cpu usage will be pretty high, especially for DST encoded SACD ISO files, because of the DST decoding and DSD-to-PCM conversion.