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YoYo JoKeR

Audinst HUD-Mini: A Great Portable Amp/Dac Solution

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Pros: Sound Quality, Build Quality, Features, Compact, Excellent Output Power

Cons: Fixed Volume on Line-Out

Me: I am a 21 year old Engineering student living in a small town in India. I would like to call myself a music enthusiast, rather than an audiophile. I was inspired by music since childhood, and as the time passed, the passion of music grew in me, and that subsequently led me to join Head-Fi. Eventually, I found the pleasure of listening to music mainly by the HD600 and recently, by the seductive LCD2 headphones, and realized the true components of recorded music. I usually like to listen to Indian Classical Music along with Bollywood songs. My main listening genres include classical, vocal, instrumental, jazz and sometimes pop.   Intro:  Audinst, is a renowned...
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vaibhavp

Nice entry level product, brings considerable boost to sound quality vs price paid

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Pros: Affordable, full sounding instruments, compact

Cons: overall none

I am new to headfi and i apologise if review is not very helpful.   This entry level dac-amp is quiet a deal from audinst.   Disclaimer: I am currently building my rig and have only entry level models, Sennheiser HD448, Audio Technica WS55 to evaluate this amp. I will update this review after using much better cans with it (will probably start a thread as am confused).   As one might expect, entry level cans sound almost same regardless source quality. As I found out, this is simply not the case with HD448 and ATH WS55 that I mentioned above. Am using lossless from my laptop to this amp via USB.   I would rather not comment on its sound signature as this is my...
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Quadpatch

Mini Magic

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Pros: Small, has both headphone connection sizes, nice volume control, RCA line-output , switchable op-amps

Cons: ... not much... weird flashing light... not much else at this price.

I just finished writing about the HUD-Mini for my blog, I will paste it in here for easier viewing. Enjoy :)     The HUD-Mini is Audinst's second ever combined DAC & headphone amplifier. The relatively new Korean company may be unheard of in traditional hifi circles but for afordable USB audio their first ever DAC/amp (the HUD-MX1) has made quite an impression.  As the name suggests this new model is smaller than their first. Apart from the size the main external change is the lack of a mains power connection. Internally the DAC chip has been changed to the PCM1791a (the HUD-MX1 used the Wolfson WM8740). Compared to the HUD-MX1...
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