Lack of lower Frequencies compared to Tidal Official windows app

I just downloaded Tidal official windows app. Without any doubt there is more BASS (lower Frequencies) in the official app.
i’m sure everyone can notice that and hope that Audirvana will add lower Frequencies in the near future.


no problems like that here. Must be a problem in your setup.

You probably right, but to my ears there is more punch with tidal official app.
I tried to play with audio settings and somehow i feel that the bass is more punchy (maybe its just psychological).
I’ll be happy if you can explain a little about upsampling settings
what is “forced upsampling type:”, SoX filter, and how it effect the sound?
i’m more interested to know about the effect on the Frequencies (if it can change the bass to be more punchy).

Hi nir!
Maybe Damien will prove me wrong, some day, but here’s my 2 cents.
Upsampling is adding values in the data, calculating intermediate points. This should be done and as it seems it is, in a clever way. The result is, even though there is no information added, the D to A process gives a smoother, more realistic sound signal. Many DACs or similar devices widen the frequency range of the analogue signal with rising frequency in the bit stream. Maybe you look this up in your instruction manual. The signal itself has no higher nore deeper frequency. But it is smoother and is processed with more care and attention :sunglasses:
Maybe one more thing to consider. If you own an upsampling DAC, my personal experience is not to use software upsampling.

thank you BeagleBoy for the information
the sound is really good, better than the official app. bass is fuller and punchier.
maybe the settings change something because when i play with them its sounds different.

Hallo Ihr lieben, habe auch Audirvana Plus für Windows seit 2 Tagen & bin enttäuscht, der Sound ist flach, es fehlt Volumen, sämliche Einstellungen haben nichts gebracht, es liegt nicht an den Einstellungen !!! Habe einen Dragonfly Red auf USB mit Jitterbug…

Dazu das Original Tidal (Hifi) ist wesentlich besser, mehr Volumen, mehr Dynamik !!! Höre jetzt wieder Tidal Original bis sich bei Audirvana was tut…leider ist das so wie es ist nicht zufriedenstellend !!!

try to install beta version and make sure the settings like this:
convert DSD to PCM 0db
and upsampling like the image

my setup is
hegel H80
nuc + clean windows 10
triangle altea Esw
nordost purple flare usb

Hello nir, thank you for your posting.

Have made your settings, it has not got much better. It sounds spatially but very flat, like a good kitchen radio about my Beyerdynamik t5 p (2nd) … When I switch Tidal Original, it’s worlds, more dynamics, higher bass foundation, more volume with the same spatiality. The settings have brought nothing … I have unfortunately bought Audirvana Plus immediately without testing it.


Hi Burdon!
Installed the beta? It’s way ahead, not finished but good. Seems it helped nir.