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Hidizs S9 Review (Headphone Adapter)

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Hi!

Could you kindly advice:

The device seems to be working and turn on green light, but:

1. Unable to find on Mac outputs.
2. Doesn't work with iPhone and otg cable.

Thank you.
1. It works fine for me on Mac. Just plug it in and it works, and can change sample rate in Audio MIDI Setup.
2. I tried a lightning to USB-C cable and it didn't work for me either. But it was a very basic cheap cable.
 

JamesYeomans

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1. It works fine for me on Mac. Just plug it in and it works, and can change sample rate in Audio MIDI Setup.
2. I tried a lightning to USB-C cable and it didn't work for me either. But it was a very basic cheap cable.
The Apple Camera kit is needed to connect this to a device with a Lightning port. That works for me
 

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Hello. I have a question. I bought a DAC Hidizs S9 Pro. I have Windows 11. I know that on this OS, the driver can not be installed, but for the sake of experiment, I still downloaded (link) it from the official Hidizs website and installed it. After listening to the dac with and without a driver for some time, I heard a big difference in sound and would like to understand what this difference is due to. This difference is audible even if you watch videos on YouTube. It seems that when the driver is installed, the bass becomes punchier and more detailed, and when not installed, the bass is a little blurred. It also seems that everything sounds clearer and more transparent when the driver is installed. I asked this question directly to Hidizs, but they could not answer me anything intelligible. Maybe you can explain to me why installing the driver on Windows 11 changes the sound of the dac so much. Thank you in advance.
 

Booker

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Has anyone upgraded from AQ DragonFly Red, and heard a noticeable difference in sound?
I can sell the DragonFly for a higher price than the cost of the S9 Pro.
 

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Has anyone upgraded from AQ DragonFly Red, and heard a noticeable difference in sound?
I can sell the DragonFly for a higher price than the cost of the S9 Pro.
I've got the S9 which I can recommend but not compared to the Red. However, measurements from ASR for DragonFly Red are here
S9 has much more power and scores better on SINAD etc...
 
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