dac

  1. ishouldbeking

    Considering diving in: amp vs amp/DAC question

    Hi all. Long time reader, first time caller. I've been dabbling with headphones for years without taking the plunge into dedicated headphone amps or DACs, but as I start to consider more power hungry cans, I'm thinking it might be time to upgrade my source. I'm familiar with the various brands...
  2. H

    DAC and AMP recommendation for hd58xx

    Hello, a few months back I purchased the hd58xx per recommendation on reddit from a lot of people and I have become more and more of a audio enthusiast and wanted to help my headphones sound better and drive them louder as they don't get very high. After a few days of reading reviews I've come...
  3. M

    Sabaj D5 vs Topping DX7 Pro!

    G'day friends! Now I am certain there are plenty of others with the same dilemma! I am well aware that the DX7 Pro is yet to be measured by master Amirm but I have no doubt it will happen soon! I'm sure either of these high-grade DAC/Amps would make all of us happy. Do you see any reasons to...
  4. Hunts887

    FX Audio dac-x6 or Topping MX3?

    I was wondering if anyone had any recommendation between the 2, or another suggestion in that price range. I have seen the reviews on here for both but was wondering what everyone's thoughts were on the 2, or if there is a better suggestion. I have seen the DX3 Pro but I think that's a bit out...
  5. 0

    Sound card up to $ 300

    I am looking for a sound card / DAC for my PC, primarily for listening to music on speakers and headphones. As a layman, I have an eye on Sound Blaster AE-7 or AE-9 sound cards. My speakers are set 2.1 and I do not plan to expand it. What sound cards do you recommend? Is it worth buying one of...
  6. Matias

    MSB DACs measurements

    I wonder if @amirm 's test would confirm these impressive numbers that MSB has once shared about its R2R DACs. Comments?
  7. B

    Mac mini (2014) > Matrix Audio Sabre Pro MQA

    I'm looking for a reasonable source/streamer for my Matrix DAC (Roon, Airplay, Spotify Connect) , that will be arriving shortly. One consideration is an Allo USB Bridge (with regular power supply). However I also have a Mac mini laying around. Would one be much better than the other...
  8. B

    SMSL SU-8 vs Matrix Audio X-Sabre Pro MQA

    I know that there is a massive price difference between the two, so the comparison should be quite unfair. However both meet my needs for a combined DAC/Preamp with balanced outputs and a remote. Has anyone heard both of these, and can comment if there is such a huge audible difference between...
  9. L

    This might be a silly question however will the DAC improve the overall audio of my PC?

    For example a song from youtube or an MP3 file etc OR is it only FLAC files? Does the D50S have specs that are good enough to pair with a high end system with an amplifier? Currently my speakers are the Audioengine A5+ which has an inbuilt amp. Thanks for the help! ☺️
  10. L

    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...
  11. 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! ☺️
  12. 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! ☺️
  13. L

    Topping D10 2019 or D30

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

    Master Index of Measurement Comparison Charts [Defunct]

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  15. pozz

    Master Index of Audio Hardware Reviews [Defunct]

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  16. 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...
  17. egglol

    AMP and DAC for my setup

    (no longer necessary, delete please thanks.)
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
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