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Baby Sabre Usb Dac for Android.

A Review On: Hifimediy Sabre USB DAC

Hifimediy Sabre USB DAC

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laughingbuddha
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Pros: Small Compact,Well buit for price,well balanced,cheap not much on the market can touch it at this price point !!

Cons: usb only, 3.5 mm output only ((no RCA's,could of been a higher spec dac in a small form factor (similar to Dragonfly) but has max res @ 48KHz

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 mainly due to optical & spec differences for it's size and price biggest bang for you buck....you simply can't go wrong with a Sabre chip inside !

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The HiFimeDIY U2 version of this has async inside so it takes care of timing. Both equally good to get you up-and-running with DAC's. They have same chip as ODAC with different implementation. Sabres are on the analytical side of things,so if you have bright cans maybe not a good match and Wolfson on the warm side of things... I'm now looking at old school Philips DAC chips for a more natural/neutral sound.
I'm not sure the one your reviewed is the same thing.
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