What compatibility issue are you referring to? As long as your PC is Win10 and not screwed up in terms of audio drivers, it works fine. The S8 driver listed in that Hidizs link is the same one as the Tempotec version (you can see if you downloaded the file, the folder name is tempotec sonata)...
implementation is a thing, sadly. I've also bought some cheapo USB DAC from china, performance was decent but it had 12ohm OI or so, definitely not ideal.
basically if I were to go back, I'd spent more for something proven rather than gambling on these stuff (unless you like testing new toys)
Zishan, one of the earlier hyped cheap DAP/amp with their Zishan Z1 made a USB-DAC, the U1:
I know a lot of stuff has come out and performed much better than the Z1, but I'm still intrigued by this since they still retain their amateur DIY...
Ah, glad Tempotec is finally acknowledging this device actually exists then. Hopefully they refine the volume button step for a next firmware if there will be one. Haven't had much issue with it on my Win10 PC other than that.
more power from the case headphone output vs the rear IO, that really seems counter-intuitive to me. Why not just make them both the same.
to be fair, the high output impedance makes it a moot point, since only powered speakers will do fine on it?
78ohm output impedance, sounds about right. I measured around 80ohm out of my own Asus B350 Prime Plus (they only advertise the bare minimum of shielding, separate left/right PCB layers and Japanese capacitors, so wasn't expecting much).
The sad thing is that the DAC is Realtek ALC887...
Straightforward, but some are wildly oblivious to nuance or are simply trying to find faults in everything that is nothing less than perfect. Objectivity to the extreme, I suppose. Or maybe just being an asshat, who knows
was looking around for potential NX4 competitor, also just found out about the Hip DAC. Power output wise, it seems like it'll be really good, but I saw someone complaining about hiss with sensitive IEMs which worries me a bit.
Hoping amir can get a unit in for measurements
Glad to see the HUD100 still maintains the company's track record, even though it is a bit pricey considering today's market
no worries Amir, I'm sure lots of people understand that when you "recommend" something, its not an absolute and that it depends on preference/requirements.