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I don`t know if its a good idea to further talk about the M200 in this topic? About user experiences? Maybe it is better to talk here about new things from SMSL. I started here because I dont have a driver for Xmos usb and other possible buyers also haven't. Maybe that way it is faster picked up by SMSL.

I wouldnt mind to write some experience down after some time use (week). But I am not the person who hears the air between the notes of the instruments between certain dacs. :)
Don`t expect that kind of review.

But I can write some user experience somewhere. That's not a problem and the least I can do.

I will pm you where I bought it.
 
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The volume knob is not that nice, I think. It feels a bit cheap and loosy. In the middle is a button you have to push it for on or off. It is not a nice steady knob like on some equipment. A cheap plastic knob it is, young padawan. :(
The box is nice. Made from metal and heavy.

Now I am off to bed. Holland time to sleep.
 
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The volume knob is not that nice, I think. It feels a bit cheap and loosy. In the middle is a button you have to push it for on or off. It is not a nice steady knob like on some equipment. A cheap plastic knob it is, young padawan. :(
The box is nice. Made from metal and heavy.

Now I am off to bed. Holland time to sleep.
Neither of the knobs look good but I'd like them to match at least! :)

Sleep well.
 
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I don`t know if its a good idea to further talk about the M200 in this topic? About user experiences? Maybe it is better to talk here about new things from SMSL. I started here because I dont have a driver for Xmos usb and other possible buyers also haven't. Maybe that way it is faster picked up by SMSL.

I wouldnt mind to write some experience down after some time use (week). But I am not the person who hears the air between the notes of the instruments between certain dacs. :)
Don`t expect that kind of review.

But I can write some user experience somewhere. That's not a problem and the least I can do.

I will pm you where I bought it.
You could try the xmos driver of the toppong d70.
 
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I had to contact the store for the driver (Mandy). Topping driver isn't working. We will see. No contact yet. I bought it from Shenzenaudio.
 
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SMSL responded quickly. The driver is now on the Shenzenaudiostore. If it works (at work now, can't test) I am a happy customer (great sound yet from optical).
Customerservice is fast from SMSL. Therefore thanks.
I will type my experiences later..

(edit: driver working fine. Every bitrate available)
 
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Man DAC's are like my addiction. Had to force myself from buying a M400. Having a M500, I don't think there will be any sonic differences. Unless someone does a comprehensive blind A\B listening test, sound signature evaluations of DAC's are utterly subjective.

Wish the M500 wasn't brick shaped to fit my other components.

Just hire me for your designs SMSL. I would design your whole lineup to look better then Topping. I feel like athetics are huge for audiophiles. If you guys put the M400 into machined aluminum case, source a better LCD and not reuse the cheap looking M200 rotary dial, it would be easily a 1200$ DAC.

Nevertheless, for plebs like me $1100CAD for a DAC is a bit much. Contemplating buying one, I decided to just buy a pair of TOTL cans. I think it will please my ears more then an expensive DAC.
 
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I just found out about the M400 last night on facebook. My topping d90 arrives tomorrow. I'll need to see some independent measurements first before I decide if I'm gonna try the M400 too. I'd like to see a sharper filter than the d90 has!!!
 
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