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    Best budget DAC/amp Dongle?

    Hello everyone. I am new here. I want to eliminate static noise when using IEMs with my PC, so I just wanted to ask if there are any budget dongle DAC amps that have equal or better performance than the Apple USB-C dongle. You see, my old motherboard, which has the Realtek ALC887, does not have...
  2. B00tySalads

    Bigger Impact For Upgrading PC Audio DAC or Amp or DAC/Amp?

    If one were to get a single product to improve the sound from a PC for listening on mid-range (B&O Portal/Audeze Penrose) headphones (mostly listening to Tidal, Youtube, gaming), what would provide the most noticeable improvement assuming you spent the same $? For example: Dongle DAC/Amp (E1DA...
  3. B00tySalads

    Trying to maximize PC Setup Upgrade for use with Def Tech Incline and Audeze Penrose

    Current setup: Dragonfly Black 1.0 -> Definitive Technology Incline Powered Speakers Please go easy on me, I worked at Best buy YEARS ago and utilized my discount for some AQ stuff, the Dragonfly seemed like a great product for my very basic needs. I am wanting to upgrade to another USB based...
  4. staticV3

    Asus MU3C-AD(M) Dongle DAC - First impressions and basic measurements

    This is a first look at the Asus MU3C-AD(M) dongle with ES9260Q DAC chip. On AliExpress it costs $20. As I'm currently incapacitated with a broken hand, these will be some basic impressions and measurements with a multimeter. If there's enough interest, then I'll do a full set of measurements...
  5. vvs.angelo

    Need help to get a portable DAC

    I am thinking of buying a cable for the ER4SR for my birthday and I would like to take a portable DAC that measures well (at processing level since the ER4SR do not need so much power) and I would like to know which options are the most recommendable taking into account these aspects: -I am an...
  6. S

    which to choose? DAC Desktop or DAC Dongle?

    Hi Before commenting on my problem or my doubt, I must first say that my budget for what I am looking for is a maximum of 100 dollars. because i bought a smsl sp200 amplifier and i need a good DAC to match it for my hifiman sundara headphones. and i want a DAC that will match my smsl sp200 well...
  7. S

    Help!! connection of PreAmp to Dongle Dac, does it work?

    hello I have a question. I have ordered the S.M.S.L SP 200 amplifier from Amazon at a good price and I just need a good dac that supports native MQA and DSD, but they are expensive and I only have 90 dollars, so I decided to buy a dac dongle and bought the Linsoul Audirect Atom2 MQA, and what i...
  8. C

    USB-C dongle for hifi

    I am looking to buy possibly a Xiaomi 12 Ultra when it launches. But i don't know which usb-c to aux dongle i should buy. I mostly use my Xenns (mangird) Tea and my YBF-ISS014, and i also mostly listen to flac files. I didn't know what category to post this thread in. Update: I have looked at...
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    DAC for TIDAL Master - Meridian Explorer v1 DAC / Ztella MQA DAC / Hiby FC3 / IFI ZEN DAC / Topping D10

    I would like to purchase a better option for listening to Tidal Master both on my desktop and on my cell phone. I own a Philips Fidelio x1s headphone and a KZ ZS10 Pro I thought of some options: Ztella (versão MQA) HiBy FC3 Temptec Sonata Hd Pro Meridian Explorer v1 DAC and Desktop Options...
  10. Pesky Bee

    Hidizs S8 vs Hidizs S9

    Hello, hope you are all doing well. I am looking for a portable DAC/AMP that will power IEMs from a phone, like; T2, T4, P1, Tape Pro, FH3, Starfields, Believe, ThieAudio L3/L4/L5, Yume, TRI Starsea And more efficient headphones, like; X2HR, SHP9500, AKG 361, HD58X, SR80e With the...
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