Playing DSD files

I have a small but DSD-capable DAC (Topping E30ii), and many DSD files on my hard disk. I am trying Audirvana Origin (one month free trial). It is able to play my DSD files, and the sound is good. However, before I buy it, I would like to test Foobar2000, with DSD components / plugins, maybe the sound is equally good.  Yet I cannot get it to work. I’ve installed foo-component for dsd and sacd, but no sound, or even  error message: unrecognized format, trying to play my .dff files. Anyone knows a workaround? With Foobar, my DAC display shows PCM (up to 706), it does not show (correct) DSD, like it does with Audirvana.

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Oops sorry for the typo, yes it's "ASIO+DSD: " etc.  I don't have DSD Transcoder but you can try configuring it to play the files you want. It should support .dff files, I can play them just fine. Or you could try the Topping ASIO driver which should have a different name.

Thanks for help - but even with this setup, Foobar inisits on playing my .dff files through pcm. While .dsf plays fine, true dsd. Have not found the cause yet.

It would be nice to play .dff files correctly in Foobar, but meanwhile Audirvana does it for me, and there are also programs that can convert .dff to .dsf (like Tascam Hi Res editor, and Deffy).

Since my new solution plays my DSD files suprisingly well, I am testing the Tascam DA3000 recorder again. However, something has happened, maybe after I installed windows 11 on my pc, Windows now does not recognize micro cards formatted on the Tascam, and vice versa.So my recording of some good LPs like Jeff Beck: Performing this week, and Pharoah Sanders: Promises, was a waste of time. The files are seen by Tascam ok and can be played back there, but not by Windows. "Do it again, Sam".

Problem solved, some new LPs recorded, sounds good. I ran full format of the SD card in the Tascam, and now the card was recognized by Windows.