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    SMSL SU-6 Review (Desktop DAC)

    As this has digital in, a power cable is a good choice to go with other devices (TV, smart devices, etc). However, for desktop use, there should be an additional option for USB power IMO.
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    Does DAC performance = great sound?

    I don't have experience with CD players. However, many onboard PC audio before 2014 or cheap DAC (e.g. some from ASUS or Creative, below $40) has really high noise floor and distorted sound. The point is, not all are the same. If they're the same, then there should be no measurement, design and...
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    What is your main OS (operating system) at home?

    There is a thing that should be mentioned though. Many people dislike Windows because of their automatic / breaking changes updates, which are fair reasons. It's their own devices so they can do whatever they want. However, these un-patched system with a darn tons of vulnerabilities are a...
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    Does DAC performance = great sound?

    It's true in a way. Since there are many crappy implementation of DACs out there that introduces noise, distort signal, roll off frequency range etc, sound is heavily changed.
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    SMSL HO200 Review (Headphone Amplifier)

    Having a poll is really great. I would love to have it included in every future review. Perhaps, a durability/reliability poll (e.g. die after X months, channel imbalance, etc.) or some sort is better since just saying good-bad is not that meaningful.
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    Topping DX3 Pro+ Review (DAC & Headphone Amp)

    Can you please post a link to its Amazon site, I couldn't find it? I've been waiting for a seller which ships from Amazon to take advantage of Amazon hassle free return policy.
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    What is your main OS (operating system) at home?

    Your reason is debatable though. Everyone when talking about this topic brings up that reason. I'm a developer myself but not a cyber sec/op expert so I have no comment. But consider that even the tech leaders are still arguing, I will not trust one side.
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    What is your main OS (operating system) at home?

    I think this is debatable though. Other OSes are closed source so we will never know what's in there. System design/architect or Kernel dev are not my specialty so I have no comment on this matter.
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    What is your main OS (operating system) at home?

    Well, same to me, I only configure stuffs from well-known repos, but many do not do the same though. Have you ever thought about people going on Reddit or Stack Exchange and asking for scripts, commands to do this and that? Well, that's the case.
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    What is your main OS (operating system) at home?

    I agree Linux is more secure not because it's open source, but because the whole mainstream platform (not server side) is less of a target for attack. There are still malware floating around though. The thing is, there is no usable anti malware on Linux. I mean, there is ClamTk but its quality...
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    What is your main OS (operating system) at home?

    I use Windows at work but Linux at home. Simply because Linux is moneyarily free and use less resource. My laptop performance increases about 20% after switching to Ubuntu (currently 21.10), even in games. Admittedly, its compatibility up till now is still sort of PITA, but acceptable.
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    Topping DX3 Pro+ Review (DAC & Headphone Amp)

    @JohnYang1997 May I ask whether this unit is using analog or digital volume pot. I would love to have a perfect channel balance on this unit. Will it immediately go into protection when a headphone with <= 20ohms is plugged in, or only after a certain amount of volume pot rotation? Also, is...
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    Topping DX3 Pro+ Review (DAC & Headphone Amp)

    Finally a zoom in bar chart!!! Can we also have a channel balance graph? If all goes well, whenever it is sold by or at least ship from Amazon, I will grab one.
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    Topping DX3 Pro+

    Is the input 100-240V?
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