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Bargain DAC Suggestions?

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Ok, I bit too... Thanks for the heads-up...
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Hmm, that device looks really neat. I need something like that, but will present to Windows as a 7.1 sound device. Then I could use the HRTF impulse recordings I use with Equalizer APO and do that all in a dedicated device for my 7 channel to 2 channel virtual surround.

Do you know of any such devices?
 

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Here's a real bargain :) https://www.ebay.com/itm/Mini-USB-2...annel-Audio-Sound-Card-Adapter-A/263307567868

It'd be an interesting to do a "Best of the Worst" round-up :)
I actually have one like that which I used to use for Ventrilo/Mumble back in the day... I paid around $2, and honestly the sound quality was pretty horrible. But since it was only for voice chat it worked out perfect for me.
I wouldn't use one of these to listen to music, but it might be interesting to test the modern ones to see if they have improved significantly.
 

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How can it be 99 cents including shipping???
Shipped from China, no less...

Must be an example of dumping...

Let's slam a 25% import tariff on it and show them who's Boss!

Bonus Question:

How many will fit in a 45' Standard Intermodal Container?

Bonus Question #2:

Did you order one yet?
 

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It'd be an interesting to do a "Best of the Worst" round-up :)
Some wild, *cheap* (in several ways) DACs on eBay for certain. And not just PCM2704-on-a-board: https://www.ebay.com/itm/132270433862

A 1990s-era Philips TDA1305 "bitstream" chip paired with a PCM2706 (for USB, signal pushed along via I2S) in 2018? Why not!

edit: Oh yeah I ordered one for kicks a month and some change ago, showed up yesterday. Subjective mini-review: sounds come out of it and I can recognize these sounds as music that I like. Louder than my laptop!
 
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Let's slam a 25% import tariff on it and show them who's Boss!
It is not made out of aluminum or steel. So the current proposed tariffs don't work. We would have to tax plastics and there would be hell to pay for that!!! :D
 

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The cheaper one is only 5.1.
 

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FiiO Q1 mkII seems to be a popular choice for portable setups these days.
Curious how their "ADC reconstruction" volume control works.
 
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