“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
REVIEW: Schiit Audio “Bifrost” DAC
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 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
“I have the smaller version of this Dac restricted to 48 KHz designed primairly for Android devices for £19. I tested with a Macbook Pro and JDS Labs Cmoy using pair of Koss KSC75 It's definately a stocking filler compared to the Fiio D3 original version utalizing the wolfson chip now out of production it can't come near the level of seperation and detail of the D3 but this is...” --laughingbuddha
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
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
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
I've had this DAC for a few months now and I think its pretty much broken in. At first the sound is very open with a huge sound stage and a tad bit edgy but over time the edginess goes away completely, the soundstage settles in nicely and it becomes very smooth sounding. This is a very analog sounding DAC with great looks, great variety of inputs and outputs top notch build...” --Dynobot
I've had this forever, but never thought about writing a review for it.
I came to the Mdac via the Young and the Weiss 202, both which i still had when the Mdac first landed. it saw the Young off with its pre-amp functionality, remote control, headphone out and better treble. The Young sounded a touch coarse in the upper register compared to the Mdac. Similarly the Mdac a...” --sq225917
Full featured DAC that comes very close to the performance of cost no object DAC's at a fraction of the price.
If the Network Bridge meets the expectations this will be the DAC for Streaming your Audio from your own Network storage device (NAS, Computer etc.)
Great flexibility. Allows a degree of fine tuning with different SRC settings, or even going Native. Then there's the...” --Yikes