I am a SMSL M500 dac user. My M500 can work perfectly with Audirvana 3.5.24 macOS version, 3.2x macOS version and windows 10 version. But the M500 doesn’t sound well with 3.5.25 macOS version. When l am playing MQA files from tidal, the M500 cannot decode normally only with 3.5.25. It sounds like noise from the speakers. It happens right after the update.
Eventually, I found out the solution. When I turn the software volume control off, everything goes back to normal.
Was is via USB or BT? I’m having trouble with BT.