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  1. edechamps

    Measurements of Pixel 3 + Moshi headphone adapter + Google Play Music

    Here we go again, this time measuring a more expensive USB-C headphone adapter dongle. This is my second review, and I will follow a similar protocol to the previous one, with a few small changes. The star of this show is the Moshi USB-C Digital Audio Adapter with Charging. This is an accessory...
  2. J

    Sold my Schiit, need something new

    Hey everyone, im active on HeadFi and SBAF but after reading here, I decided to take objective measurements more seriously. Because of this new outlook on audio I have sold my Schiit Gungnir and am now looking for a new DAC for the Lyr 3. I sold my gungnir for $450, but i am willing to go higher...
  3. V

    Does balanced adapters works?

    I see this 3.5mm to XLR balanced : https://www.amazon.com/balanced-Female-Balanced-Hi-end-adapter/dp/B07C992Q1L, does it make a real balanced? How much improvement for balanced dac's like SMSL SU-8? I was wondering because I only see a balanced cable for EL-8 At an astonishing 310$ price...
  4. L

    Best DAC around $100?

    Source audio is from USB, playing Tidal Hi-Fi/Master tracks. Stuck between the Topping D30, Modi 3, and Khadas toneboard. I did read read the reviews by @amirm but I don't feel I was smart enough to really compare cause I wasn't able to really come to a conclusion ;') (lots of graphs and what...
  5. Dogen

    DAC with digital volume control or adjustable gain and TOSLINK input?

    Can anyone recommend an inexpensive, well measuring DAC with these features? I’d like to reduce the gain going to my DarkVoice amp. Thanks!
  6. A

    How on earth do I connect a AMP to a DAC

    So I just got the massdrop thx 789 amp which I am plan to connect to the SMSL SU-8 DAC for a balanced connection. However I am completely lost at how to connect it. So do I have to use a dual XLR female to dual RCA cable to connect it? By plugging the dual XLR female to the SMSL SU-8 then the...
  7. T

    Amp for topping d10

    Hey guys, Im in Hong Kong right now and am looking for a dac amp system to power my he-400is, m50xs, kinera iduns and ath-ls200s. I was looking at the fx audio x6 but was turned away by it's poor measurements. So now i am trying to find a dac amp. The topping d10 seems like a good option but...
  8. S

    Rme ADI 2 into HPA4, non balanced to balanced?

    What are the pros and cons of using a single dac versus a balanced design. Considering it is feeding into balanced topology to a balanced headphone with my benchmark hpa4... It's the only thing in my chain that is not balanced. Is this fine? I considered implementation to be more important. But...
  9. eugenius

    Audiolab M-DAC & Q-DAC

    Audiolab M-DAC/preamp/headphone amp. Black color. Lightly used. Remote never used. Separate volume control for the preamp and headphone amp. Price: 450 euro Audiolab Q-DAC/preamp/headphone amp. Black color. Used even less than the M-DAC. Separate volume control for the preamp and headphone...
  10. Dogen

    Equipment burn-in: am I deluded?

    Hi all, I recently received a Topping D3 DAC/amp. At first it seemed quite tilted up in the high frequencies and lacking in deep bass. After a few days, though, that seems resolved. Did I acclimate to the Topping, or did it change in sound? I’ve never believed in burn-in, aside from perhaps...
  11. L

    Klipsch Heritage Headphone Amplifier

    Hi guys, Does anyone have any experience with this DAC/amp ? https://www.klipsch.com/products/heritage-headphone-amplifier#product-specs Balanced XLR-4 525mW into 16Ω 1440mW into 32Ω 1050mW into 150Ω 540mW into 300Ω 270mW into 600Ω Unbalanced 1/4” 810mW into 16Ω 940mW into 32Ω 270mW into 150Ω...
  12. orchardaudio

    ApplePi DAC w/ Volume-Clocker Measurements

    I just wanted to make a comprehensive post of all measurements, of the ApplePi DAC and Volume-Clocker combo. SNR A-Weighted (XLR): SNR no-weighting (XLR): SINAD (XLR): Dynamic Range A-Weighted (XRL): Dynamic Range no-weighting (XRL): THD+N vs Level (XLR): IMD vs Level (XRL)...
  13. andreasmaaan

    Question about configuration of RME ADI-2 DAC with Windows

    I know bits and pieces of this question have been discussed on other threads, but I'm still a little stuck here as to how best to set up this DAC with Windows 10. When I got this DAC, I installed the RME driver package and there has never been any problem with getting the device to play music...
  14. P

    How about the Matrix Mini-i Pro 2/s?

    I see a lot of people favoring the Topping DX7/s but nobody talks about the Matrix Mini-i Pro 2 and the Matrix Mini-i Pro 2S. Just in case people don't know it, it's in the same price range (400-500 us$) but comes with IR remote, bluetooth APTX input, it has balanced XLR outputs, comes with a...
  15. T

    Audio Interface as DAC recommendations under $300?

    First off, I found this website after googling "UMC204HD DAC performance" and I found this website. I was surprised someone picked up the idea on those being used as DACs. That said, I also have it, but despite that a better mic-pre is a second must, as well as lower round trip latency is a...
  16. T

    Best DAC under 100/150$

    Hello. There are so many reviews here that I won't be able to digest and compare it all, so I'm going to ask straight away. What is the best dac under 100 and 150 categories? Ol Dac, SDAC, d30 or is there even something better in terms of performance/value currently? The main features that I...
  17. Peib

    How does a speakers amplifier pair with headphones?

    Im considering to buy the amplifier Pioneer A-30 for my speakers. I have not a headphone amplifier to pair with my Beyerdynamic dt 1770 pro. These headphones have 250 ohms impedance, which isnt low and an amplifier. I dont want to spend a lot of money, cause I have just bought Topping D-50 (DAC)...
  18. openbaffle3278

    Toslink vs. S/PDIF for 15' run to DAC (Add a USB -> S/PDIF Topping D10)

    Interested in some opinions here. My Digital audio source is currently my old style tower MacPro, which lives to the side of my main speakers. Currently running a 20' optical cable out of the MacPro to a Cambridge DacMagic Plus, which is between my speakers and close to my amp. Using the...
  19. S

    Need amp/dac for M1060 under $250

    First time poster, I have been doing a lot of research to find the best amp/dac for under $250 US dollars and it seems every product I find has something wrong with it example, Schiit modi 2 or Magni 3. After reading the review here of the Topping D30 that looks like a great dac for me but idk...
  20. J

    Budget DAC that's worthwile

    Hello! I've been scouring the web but have gotten so many conflicting suggestions with regard to the "budget dac" query. I think my context might help with an answer if y'all might could throw out some suggestions! So, I've got a t430 Thinkpad with Windows on it and the auxiliary port...
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