Jun 27, 2017624 views

MQA compatible DAP?

I'm looking at purchasing my first decent DAP, and I'm wondering if MQA compatibility is something I should care about.

I have a Fiio x3 2nd gen. It's not perfect, but I like it. The menus are a little clunky, but it supports the formats I use (mostly ogg and flac), has replaygain support, works as a DAC on the PC, and sounds good. It also works with big memory cards (128GB, at least)
They were a bit slow to get some pretty essential features fixed/implemented, but they did eventually get there, and I'll definitely look at their current offerings next time I need a player.
MQA looks like a total gimmick to me. It looks mostly like not just a mediocre lossy format, but a THX-like certification program where they get to cash in on every step of the chain.
I say don't worry about it. It won't make your music sound any better, It just tells you that there was a pile of extra fees paid during the production of your music.
Thank you. I'm actually leaning pretty heavily toward the Fiio players at the moment.
OK, no responses, so I'll ask a broader question. What is your favorite digital audio player? I'm talking hardware, not software.
MQA is a digital format, so if you have music in that format then you may want. If you don't, then why bother?
Sony NW series are pretty nice and does pretty much everything. Although, I prefer sticking with a phone.