With my K5 I use a smart AC powerstrip for the powered speakers and sub. The K5's dual output is an advantage as I sometimes listen to just the sub and headphones together to feel the whole body physical bass impact that headphones alone can't provide. Both are well matched in perceived volume.ROFL. Thing is some might like the idea of both headphones and speakers working together.. though it makes zero sense to me too.
DX3 Pro has clicking and QC issues. ifi nano BL has analogue volume control and is butt-ugly.K5 pro / DX3 Pro / iFi Nano BL or any you are thinking ..........
what is your choice for hd 599 and why ?
Then you will be forced to the maximum sample rate that can be sent over optical from the mainboard. DSD will be forced to be DoP (is that even an issue?) and will be limited to the lower speeds.Can be eliminated with optical connection but then the mainboard needs to have optical out.
Yep. I hear hissing/weird noises when connected with USB. It is not audible on Fiio E10. No clue what it is but it is loud enough for me to make me use E10 for gaming. I gave without game music and during those silent scenes the "noise" is too much. Hence I was thinking of going Optical.Then you will be forced to the maximum sample rate that can be sent over optical from the mainboard. DSD will be forced to be DoP (is that even an issue?) and will be limited to the lower speeds.
Let's just say, it [dx3pro] should just work whatever the input connection.
I might be wrong, but I think this is possible. HD599 is rated for 0.5W max power, K5 Pro can deliver much more at 50ohms.Guy’s, high gain on 50ohm HD599 headphone can be hurt it or broken it ?
1 guy on youtube was comment it 598cs broken at high gain !!!!!!
I route my external HDMI audio sources (OTA TV - UHD Disc Player - Chromecast) from optical out on the TV thru a FiiO D3 DAC to PC analog line in. That gets summed with the internal PC audio thru Windows mixer to USB and a K5 Pro. Reason for doing so is I use Equalizer APO for speaker and headphone EQ. I find the K5's line outs plenty loud, clean, and as quiet as my JBL 305P studio monitors, which have their own self noise within 1ft.my perfect setup:
PC -/ USB> k5 pro -> studio monitors
BTR3 (phone/ tv box) -> k5 pro (line in) - > studio monitors
My biggest question: Is the K5 Pro a good stand alone dac? which metrics should i use to judge that??
About the SINAD, Fiio announced the correct number should be 98db last Dec on weibo. Here's the link: https://overseas.weibo.com/user/3446862224/4452599774156787
He said they contacted the author (amirm?). Found the cause of the poor result is that the LO volume is adjustable, and out level was not set to 0dBFS in the test.
Is that true? View attachment 52690