- Apr 24, 2019
First, it us important to say, that I am reporting on subjective impressions and not a strict blind-tests.Would you say this is less harsh or warmer? sound. I think I would like a warmer sound. I'm looking at this DAC the SU-9 and the SU-8S, DO200, LOXJIE D50, LOXJIE D40, M500 MK2, and the VMV D1SE or the SU-9N.
I got the D1se does have more bass and mids im just getting it broken in was reading it will balance out. How long did it take for you to get it broken in.First, it us important to say, that I am reporting on subjective impressions and not a strict blind-tests.
Objectively, Most of the devices in your list measure very similarly, so should sound the same.
I had the SU-8, which was OK, but not excelling, the SU-9 which was very warm/weighty, the D90SE, which gave me most or too many details and now the VMV D1SE which has the best balance in my ears between detail and warmth.
But these are sighted, SPL-calibrated comparisons. Can't guarantee that I blindly could identify all of them.
I did not notice a break-in, will let you judge.I got the D1se does have more bass and mids im just getting it broken in was reading it will balance out. How long did it take for you to get it broken in.
Hi guys, I had the SU8 and recently I have tested both the SU9 and the SU8s.
According to my subjective parameters, SU8s has the best balance and a very good mid.. but the most important thing, in my opinion, is that SU-8s sounds more neutral.
It is perfect for hours of listening.
Now i'm gonna look for a DO200 just to understand if it is a matter of chip or not (ES9068).
Has anyone already had a similar experience?
I saw that pop up this morning too... Great price on a really nice DAC! I got one for my main headphone stack back in November and have been really pleased with the sound. FWIW, the cheapest ever been on Amazon is $306, so this a really good deal!For those who are interested, SU-8s is %50 off on Drop for 180$
No problem. I imagine you can ask for a price match too from other sites like apos and shenzhen but I'm not sureI just picked one up on Amazon a few days ago during the shenzhenaudio 618 sale for $305. I was going to pick another one up for my other setup. I can get two of these for almost the price of 1. As with anything Drop.com, the wait is the hardest, but have been a customer with them for many years (Massdrop days). Thanks for the heads up!
Can someone please confirm that you can run the XLR and RCA outputs simultaneously?
This part of the manual seems to indicate this:
I wonder if the person who was stuck with 44.1k MQA files on Tidal just had Windows set to not allow exclusive mode or something.
Yes, you may need to set:i agree. not shure if he has set up the unit's windows output setting correctly.
I don't think this is right... I don't think there is an easy way to tell with Tidal whether a non-'MASTER' track is an MQA or a lossless FLAC. ie, I think the MQA light on most DACs will be off either way.Perversely, an advantage of this SMSL DAC might be (?) that it can tell you when Tidal is *not* playing an MQA - if you prefer FLAC on Tidal's mid-level 'Hifi' tier.
This is for Windows 10. For Windows 11 it's somewhere under Sound Settings, click a device, under 'Enhance Audio'... click the word 'Advanced'.Windows 'Sound Settings' > 'Choose your output device' [choose from dropdown] > 'Device properties' > 'Additional device properties' > 'Advanced' tab >
This is incorrect. If it is a MQA track; it shows on the MQA indicator of my EX5.Yes, you may need to set:
Windows 'Sound Settings' > 'Choose your output device' [choose from dropdown] > 'Device properties' > 'Additional device properties' > 'Advanced' tab >
- set 'Default Format' to eg '24 bit, 192000Hz'
[I think this is bypassed in exclusive mode, but is probably the best general setting for times that you can't use exclusive mode, like when you want to use Windows vol control with a DAC in Wasapi (non-exclusive) mode on Qobuz]
- under 'Exclusive Mode', check both boxes to allow
I don't think this is right... I don't think there is an easy way to tell with Tidal whether a non-'MASTER' track is an MQA or a lossless FLAC. ie, I think the MQA light on most DACs will be off either way.