I have both plugged into an SMSL SP200 right now and been comparing them all night. They're just different in a few ways, the RCA/XLR of course, and the filters which you probably won't run into. The sharp filter on the D10S is much better for music, but treble is harsh at 48khz for gaming, so I run it at 192khz then, and Foobar auto sets it for music. The D10b filter is best at 48khz gaming, but the D10s sounds better for music. The big thing that made them work so well was a FebSmart 2 Ports USB 3.0 PCIe Card (FS-U2-Pro) card I got on Amazon for $14 and locating it next to a heavily shielded Seasonic power supply, I finally escaped the noisy USB ports at the top of the computer for a silent noise floor.Sorry guys, a couple of questions: as I just need a USB-SPDIF adapter, I would like to understand if this or the D10 Balanced would be the better choice for me. I see that there are some differences in the jitter measurements, but I cannot understand them very well. From a hardware point of view, is the D10 Balanced isolated better (transformer, anything else...)?
Maybe better microcode on the internal processor.. in any case, both should be fine in use but D10b does seem to have the theoretical advantage.Thanks guys for your replies.
I am quite puzzled, because, looking at this Jitter graph (which already applies for the Digital-to-digital section), the D10 Balanced looks clearly superior, and I'd like to understand what changes in the internals:
Could it also be a matter of having transformers isolating the digital outputs? Is there a difference between the D10b and D10s, in this regard?Maybe better microcode on the internal processor.. in any case, both should be fine in use but D10b does seem to have the theoretical advantage.
Both D10B and D10s have a built-in transformer for the same type of isolation. The only difference between the two models is the analog output circuit.Could it also be a matter of having transformers isolating the digital outputs? Is there a difference between the D10b and D10s, in this regard?
This product is equipped with a pulse transformer for insulation of COAX output and two types of clock generators, and this product seems to be of better quality. However, the truth is not known until you actually use it.Will I hear the difference between with Ali?.. CM6631A.
EITR is EOL so you can probably only find it @ used market. D10b is arguably the latest/'best' iteration. But if all you need is a digital connection, it shouldn't matter.. lots of people that claim otherwise are using sighted comparisons right after spending money, perfect set-up for confirmation bias..I am tempted to try Schiit Eitr which got some nice reviews. However, I've read Amir's review of Eitr, in which he found regular D10 to produce lower noise floor on SPDIF. D10s's got a newer XMOS chip, however that doesn't guarantee that it's no worse than D10 was. I need to choose which D10 version (regular, b, or s) to get, and need measurements dearly (any advice is appreciated though).
From here https://www.audiophonics.fr/en/diy-...8272.html?search_query=CM6631A&fast_search=fs the same shit or is it all about the quality of Aliexpress? ..So far I've tried an Aliexpress CM6631A board and found it sounding inferior even to a noname Bt5 to SPDIF bridge.
I have a Toslink running over to a Sony AV receiver hooked up to some Mirage towers for S&Gs and I have issues every now and then with it outputting over optical after having output over RCA for days.I've just received mine and boy do I like it. The DAC is amazing and USB-Analog is all i need, DAC-wise, and the USB to Optical/coaxial is a great bonus.