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    Help with Foobar setup

    Anyone willing to help me setup Foobar something like this? Image attached of Jriver. Friends I need some help! Anyway I can get this type of layout on Foobar? I like the album arts/artists sorting etc! I will attach pictures for your reference. Any help for a Foobar layout would be very much...
  2. L

    Topping D50s stock USB cable or QED USB cable

    Greetings. I was wondering if using the QED USB cable would be better than using the stock cable provided by Topping in their packaging. Any help is much appreciated! Thank You! ☺️
  3. L

    Best DAC under $300 for Audioengine A5+ powered speakers

    My source is my PC and my purpose is to listen to FLAC 24/196, 24/192 etc and DSD music files! Please give your recommendations! I have made a poll as well feel free to vote plus recommend devices that you think are better! Thanks! ☺️
  4. L

    Topping D10 2019 or D30

    Which has better specs to play lossless music from powered bookshelf speakers? (AudioEngine A5+)
  5. pozz

    Master Index of Measurement Comparison Charts

    Below is a list of links to comparison charts for the major types of hardware reviewed, measured and tested on ASR. They will be updated as more reviews are done. As always, please message me if you catch errors. ADC/DAC Charts DAC SINAD ADC SINAD Power Amp Charts Power Amplifier SINAD (5W...
  6. pozz

    Master Index of Audio Hardware Reviews

    This thread lists ASR’s reviews, tests, measurements and teardowns of DACs, amps, players, audio tweaks, etc. They are organized roughly into portable, non-portable and miscellaneous categories, and will be updated as more reviews are done. Most are by @amirm, but there are others by @Blumlein...
  7. K

    Seeking DAC / AMP combo suggestions, please!

    Hi guys! I’m completely new to the audiophile world and just purchased a pair of HD650’s. I’ve found myself getting lost in a sea of varying opinions / reviews on how to optimally drive them. I’d deeply appreciate all advice and suggestions for a DAC / AMP combo - either all in one or...
  8. egglol

    AMP and DAC for my setup

    (no longer necessary, delete please thanks.)
  9. imGamba

    Focal Elear DAC recommendation

    Hi! I recently bought an Elear headphone but I'm quite lost in the amp/dac's world... I know there are from 50 to thousands of dollars, but currently, my budget is very limited. Also, I know there are differences in the dac's type of sound, I want simply to enjoy music without spending another...
  10. S

    Connecting Unbalanced DAC to Balanced Amp

    Hey all, I have a (noob) question about connecting my soon-to-arrive gear. I have a Topping D10 DAC with RCA outputs and will soon have a Cayin iHA-6 amp. If I connect the amp and DAC using an RCA cable with no balanced adapter, will I be able to use the balanced outputs of the amp or will I...
  11. S

    Matching devices - impedance etc

    Hi, I have a newbie doubt on how to go about matching devices. I recently had my chinese DAC die on me due to what i think might be a power fluctuation and i went back to my old Schiit modi multibit, feeding it directly into my tired old receiver being used as the 2.1 amp. Well, the setup...
  12. audiovic

    New DAC+Headphone AMP (combo or 2 units) advice Linux compatible

    Hi all, I'm fairly new to this audio science and I need to get rid of my dirty PC sound card. I'm currently on Linux Mint 19.2 and no plans to use Windows. I mainly listen to Spotify music (premium account, so MP3 320 kpbs I guess). Maybe Tidal or Kobuz accounts in the future. My spanking new...
  13. V

    Which small, inconspicuous USB DAC/AMP for IEMs in the <100 USD range?

    I'm trying to find a small headphone amp, that has to drive Chi Fi IEMs atm like the KZ ZS10 Pro or the BGVP DM6 I both own. It doens't have to be battery drivable, I'd just want it to do proper USB DACcing to Windows 10 PCs with no hiss if possible. I'm not sure if 24bits/96kHz or so are needed...
  14. Olli

    SOLD Weiss Highend DAC 202, recently refurbished, in black and/or silver

    SOLD Selling a Weiss Highend DAC in silver; was bought via German official wholesaler WOD Audio in 2016 for 2K. The Headphone stage had a problem, so I did send the unit to Daniel Weiss in CH 2 months ago who did a thourough set up. It is the Firewire version, but has also Toslink, SPDIF and AES...
  15. Veri

    Recommendations for DAC w/ AES/EBU?

    Sorry if this comes across a bit lazy but I'm looking for a DAC that supports AES digital in, and that will not break the bank. Would rather not spend a grand. Open to used deals. I just see mostly 'Pro' gear and more expensive products supporting AES/EBU. Would appreciate some extra input. Thanks
  16. M

    Audio Interface vs DAC + Amp or Combo

    I'm completely new to the idea of using a DAC + Amp or Combo when I'm not in my home studio with my Apogee Ensemble Thunderbolt interface. I had just been using my 2019 MacBook Pro laptop's headphone out when someone suggested I look into a DAC & Amp. My headphones are OPPO PM-3 with an upgraded...
  17. M

    Can't understand something simple

    I read the following sentence in this The Scientist and Engineer's Guide to Digital Signal Processing By Steven W. Smith which talks about ADC & DACs. "For example, suppose that the ones and zeros are represented by 5 volts and 0 volts, respectively. If 80% of the bits in the data stream are...
  18. darmanastartes

    New Aune S6 Pro

    I saw someone on Reddit post this morning that they'd gotten this DAC/AMP, which was the first I'd heard of it. Searching Aliexpress lead me to these...
  19. gabrihamlincoln

    SOLD: Schiit Bifrost DAC

    Schiit Bifrost DAC w/ 4490 and Gen 2 USB. Barely used - bought new and only plugged it in to try for a few hours. Includes all original accessories/comes in original box. Asking $330 shipped (to lower 48).
  20. A

    Pro DACs

    I would like to suggest to have some pro dacs tested, here are some candidates: Cranesong solaris - http://www.cranesong.com/SOLARIS.html Dangerous convert-2 - https://dangerousmusic.com/product/convert-2/ RME ADI-2 DAC - http://www.rme-audio.de/en/products/adi_2-dac.php BURL Audio B2 Bomber...
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