Yeah, your know their formula: Times better = cost of $zillion DAC divided by cost of lower cost DAC. At least they are consistent in their math. LOLI would like to see some famous / arrogant audio reviewer(s) try to tell this from a $zillion DAC in a double blind shootout.
Space Lite has 98mW@32Ω output power which is very good and the sound is on par with the big brother, an amazing dongle DAC for the price.Same question, since I have the iPhone 14PM too. I found on Amazon Prime the Space Lite for $45 and will get it this week. The Space was weeks and shipped from China. Per the spec, lower power, 1 chip design and and lower specs, hopefully the specs will be honest like the reviewed Space.
Since1 chip and using SE, I assume it will be 1/2 the power of the Space SE output? I use Sennheiser HP. But heck, it's a hobby and my first dabble in mobile DACs at a low cost. Again, something I would never have considered without the good review for the regular Space. Thanks ASR!
The OEM manufacturer of these devices has released a very interesting small DAC with a battery. According to Chinese users, it really delivers 330mW from a balanced output. I ordered one, will check on arrival.When they seek you out, rest assured it either is a good performing device, or they are daft!
Somebody should try to pair this with a 7.2V LiPo, to see if the output power changes, if it does, WOW.
Wdym "OEM of these devices", do you have some information that JCally manufactures the Tanchjims?The OEM manufacturer of these devices has released a very interesting small DAC with a battery.
Delivering the raw power wouldn't be something new, but at what THD+N is it being delivered? EPZ advertise 270 mW BAL out of their TP30, but how clean will that be? Same for Tempotec with their 280 mW out of the BHD Pro. You look at the specs, you're left scratching your head as Tempotec claim best-case THD+N to be 0.00012% which is beyond even what the pure CS chip has in its datasheet.According to Chinese users, it really delivers 330mW from a balanced output. I ordered one, will check on arrival.
The reason for this seemingly erratic behavior of USB-C DAC's/dongles isn't the devices themselves, but the source device and its implementation of audio over USB-C. The USB-C standard allows either analog audio or digital audio. If the constructor of your device has chosen to implement analog audio in the USB-C connector, your DAC won't work, as there's no digital signal present :-(It's anecdotal but I can share my experience with dongles:
I used to purchase and swap/trade audio devices between 2019-2022 and dongles/ audio devices with type C connection somehow can be very inconsistent. Connection quality varies from device to device, I had a couple of dongles that sounded much quieter when plugged to an iPhone, and some dongles that weren't able to connect to certain brands of Android phone. Besides some dongles drain battery seemingly way quicker than they should, you might also encounter noise issues that are not easily identifiable. It's not just dongles but it's with some DACs that have type C connection too. I wonder if there's an untouched/unsolved compatibility issue?
It's really annoying because the most expensive dongle I've had my hands on at the time (Luxury & Precision W1) was also a bit buggy when I swapped phones to test. But I asked around here a couple times and even asked the audio shop and nobody seems to have a clear answer.
There was a bit of a stink when they said they were oem for moondrop moonriver 2 and made a design with a very similar case.What I meant was that JCally is the OEM manufacturer for many other brands. I have no confirmation that they make products for Tanchjim.
This?There was a bit of a stink when they said they were oem for moondrop moonriver 2 and made a design with a very similar case.
I don't think they were oem in that instance. I suspect oem for this DUT is tempotec who have the new sonata pro bhd (think that's it's name) with a similar window design. They made the famed hidizs s8 and their own sonata HD pro version.