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Breeze Audio PD05 XMOS + PCM5102 DAC

I felt not bad sound

KEMMA

Pros: Sound good to fairly cheap price

Cons: Input of music is impossible & the machine has a fever

Sorry for poor English, I'm Japanese. I bought it at Aliexpress, and it worked fine.   After removing the contents by removing the front cover, PCM5102A there was certainly on the mother board. And condensers are made by Sanyo. It is an amateur's impression, but looks like it does not use the bad parts.   Even amateur ear, I felt the sound was better than cheap China DAC(VIA...
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Excellent DAC
Excellent DAC

JDS Labs ODAC

Pros: Excellent Sound Quality, Customer Service, Quick Shipping

Cons: None

Easily best 50$ you could spend
Easily best 50$ you could spend

Stoner Acoustics UD110 V2

Pros: Size, portable use, Sound quality, price, plug and play, and customer support

Cons: Lacks features that some people like on the more expensive and larger DACs but honestly you cannot complain

Similar to ODAC with better isolation, better and cleaner power, leading to less interference and cleaner sound
Similar to ODAC with better isolation, better and cleaner power, leading to less...

Audio Poutine CDAC+

Pros: Price per performance(140$ shipped is fantastic) Isolation for less interference, really clean and detailed audio source, cable like design.

Cons: No 3.5mm and or 6.3mm connectivity for amp, some people will miss the metal chassis of the ODAC if switching to this unit.

Manufacturer

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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

100% Positive Reviews
Schiit Audio Bifrost DAC

Schiit Audio Bifrost DAC

“ 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

100% Positive Reviews
Schiit Modi

Schiit Modi

“ I will compare the Modi vs the ODAC for this mini-review. They both have the same general "signature" and really just sound very transparent/flat/balanced. I can't really detect any coloration and they don't alter the sound of any of my headphones or make them sound different than how they're supposed to be. I doubt that there is a headphone that would sound bad with the ODAC or Modi. For...” --tdockweiler

100% Positive Reviews
Hifimediy Sabre USB DAC

Hifimediy Sabre USB DAC

“I wanted a small, cheap USB DAC for an mpd music server. The server makes my lossless music collection and some internet radio streams available wherever I am - at home typically via mpd clients on PC and Android, and away from home via mpd client and streaming using SSH tunnels on laptop and Android. The USB DAC is so I can also run the same audio to a small amp and speakers at home. I...” --julian67

100% Positive Reviews
Schiit Gungnir

Schiit Gungnir

“I purchased the Gungnir and the Meridian Director at the same time. At first I thought the Meridian was a better sounding dac, and regulated the Gungnir to headphone listening. The Gungnir was rather congested sounding out of the box, where the Meridian was open with a wide soundstage.  I had a very expensive Krell set up before my divorce and I sold all of my equipment as depression set...” --dwest1023

100% Positive Reviews
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

100% Positive Reviews
Meridian Explorer

Meridian Explorer

“Bought this to use on the go and couldn't be happier. I've compared it to both the Dragonfly and Hegel Super and I can say that it comfortably trumps both those. The Dragonfly is good but music from the Explorer seems a bit more easy going and natural in comparison. And the Hegel Super is sadly disqualified for having a very high noise floor, on high impedance headphones you can't hear it but...” --TwoEars

100% Positive Reviews
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

100% Positive Reviews
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

100% Positive Reviews
OPPO BDP-95 Universal Blu-ray Player

OPPO BDP-95 Universal Blu-ray Player

“ Overall I am very happy with my Oppo 95.  We are not reviewing this stuff here on this site for the video performance so I will skip that.  My only complaint is that its audio output is bass shy.  I bought this to replace a Denon DVD-3930CI which I finally had to give up on.  After listening to the Oppo for awhile through Creek amp and HD600 cans I just couldn't accept it...” --King of Pangaea

100% Positive Reviews
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