Dedicated Source Components
Pros: Provide almost all type of interface including, bluetooth
Cons: Only sounds amazing when using optical + Direct Mode (SPDIF-in) + High Gain (600 ohm)
Pros: Small size, does DSD and all bit & sample rates without a hitch, quiet, provides lots of detail, excellent soundstage and imaging, price is right!!!!
Cons: None, when used on a regular hifi system!!!!!
Pros: Smooth top end, tight, controlled and highly detailed bass response. Lifelike sound presentation.
Cons: No XLR Outputs and Volume Control
“ REVIEW: Schiit Audio “Bifrost” DAC Introduction By now, Schiit probably needs no head-fi introduction, and so I will not be providing one. I will also not be making any jokes about the name. Sorry. That was so last review I had asked to be sent a review loaner of the Bifrost when the announcement was made about its existence. Schiit...” --Skylab
“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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“ 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
“ 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
“[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
“ 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