DACs

Schiit Modi 2 Uber

A highly recommended entry level desktop DAC that performs as it should

A review on: Schiit Modi 2 Uber
Lethe

Pros: Small desk footprint, Great price to performance ratio, Versatile: has USB, optical and coaxial input, Cleans up any noise(s) from source, Pretty

Cons: Front button to change input is slightly wonky when pressed

This review is more for people seeking to enter into the audiophile world, or someone who just wants an inexpensive DAC that will perform as it should and is interested in the growing (justifiable) hype around Schiit products, as this is a product with an entry level price point.    Disclaimer: Not affiliated to Schiit Audio, nor did they send me anything for free or a review unit...
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Little gem with some quirks
Little gem with some quirks

HiFime 9018 Asynchronous High resolution USB DAC

Pros: detailed sound, control throughout freq spectrum (tight bass, clear highs), instrument separation, tiny, plug and play, Android 5.0 support

Cons: output power, 8 level volume control, plastics, does get warm

Peachtree DAC iTx - The Forgotten Gem?
Peachtree DAC iTx - The Forgotten Gem?

Peachtree Audio DAC-iT Digital Input

Pros: Great overall sound quality, extremely easy to use, amazing build quality, awesome price/performance ratio

Cons: Could ask for an extra output

Nice DAC for warm sound lovers
Nice DAC for warm sound lovers

Aune X1

Pros: great price, lots of connectivity options, plenty of power, DSD support

Cons: sound is smoothed, lacking minor details

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Yulong Sabre D18

Yulong Sabre D18

“I had an entry level Arcam rPac and was impressed with how it made my music listenable again ;-) Needless to say within the month I was looking at the next level of performance but set a $1000 threshold for my next Dac. From what I could tell, coax S/PDIF & Balanced outputs delivered the best sound in most setups. I researched similar Dacs for several months and...” --JohnsTO

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Schiit Audio Bifrost DAC

Schiit Audio Bifrost DAC

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Schiit Modi

Schiit Modi

“This isn't a review so much as throwing my throwing 2cents into the "great little DAC for the price!" pot. I think if I was starting out and I needed gear, this with the magni, or the Asgard, would be my first choice.   I use this at work with the PSY RCA/USB cables. They are plugged into a Schiit Lyr with some nice Russian tubes. I usually this setup with the HD650, sometimes the...” --SursumCorda

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Hifimediy Sabre USB DAC

Hifimediy Sabre USB DAC

“This DAC was good enough for me to buy twice.  90% of the sound quality of a odac for cheap.  Buy it from the oregon warehouse website if you're impatient, shipping from china is slow.  New savitech usb receiver version adds support for 88.2khz and an ASIO driver which is a nice option instead of wasapi.  Haven't heard the asynchronous version but it can only be even...” --uncola

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Meridian Explorer

Meridian Explorer

“Prologue:   Lets start with a story of a young man on a desperate mission to rediscover the beauty of music. Long long ago there was a man a man named Dan he had a plan to try a DAC but many seemed to lack true emotion and heart.   OK skip a few chapters the introduction would be far too long and I'm not that eloquent fortunately, this wonderful piece of equipment is. I was out in...” --dnun8086

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Maverick Audio TubeMagic D1 Plus DAC

Maverick Audio TubeMagic D1 Plus DAC

“ I bought my Maverick TubeMagic D1 about 8 months ago and use it everyday at work. Its on about 6 hours a day and I have had zero issues with it. Its a very well built unit and sounds great when paired with my ATM50's and Foobar on my PC.   I had the factory upgrade the OpAmps with OP A627's for 30 bucks and the sound is very warm and pleasing for good old rock and roll, hip hop, and...” --presb4

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Schiit Gungnir

Schiit Gungnir

“Absolutely amazing DAC.  I have the Gen 2 USB upgrade. I now listen to nothing but flac files. For years I would not listen to CD (digital) as I couldn't get over the harshness. This has changed the way I listen to music and increased my enjoyment. No more getting up to clean and change records, No longer a dedicated room and shelving to hold those records. I just click my mouse and...” --tvrguy

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JDS Labs ODAC

JDS Labs ODAC

“ Disclaimer: This review isn't based on NwAvguy words and/or the stereotypes arround the ODAC. You won't see me using the words "transparent" and or "clinical". I actually gave the thing an honest listen, compared it with what I had arround me and this is the review I came up with.   Now, you might ask me, why did you buy the ODAC? Well, I wanted something small that I could strap...” --Rem0o

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iFi Nano iDSD

iFi Nano iDSD

“[Impression] iFi nano iDSD and iCAN with a splash of iPurifer iFi Audio has gained a great success over its Micro line of small sized desktop gears, and now it is pushing into the portable world with the Nano series. The nano iDSD is USB DAC that not only works with PC, but also has OTG support for the iDevice with OS7 (via camera connection kit / CCK) and Android that have USB Audio Class...” --ClieOS

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Neko Audio D100 DAC

Neko Audio D100 DAC

“ DISCLOSURE: I received a loaner D100 as part of the Neko Audio D100 loaner program.  Wes Miaw, the man behind Neko Audio put together the loaner program.  All outgoing shipping was at my expense.  The loan was not contingent upon a positive review.  However, Mr. Miaw did ask if I would post my impressions (good or bad).   The D100 is an unassuming DAC.  A black box with a silver knob...” --The Monkey

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