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HRT - Music Streamer HD - Digital to Analog Converter Reviews

Gilly87

Excellent hi-fi-worthy sound with plenty of features in a transportable package

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Pros: Balanced, slightly warm sound with incredible bass performance, dynamics, midrange clarity, super smooth and extended treble

Cons: Sometimes a touch too warm and intimate, but never intrusively so

I've been listening to a sample unit of HRT's new flagship DAC, the Music Streamer HD, for about a month now, and have been comparing it pretty extensively to the microStreamer. I began my demo by listening to the HD as soon as I got it, and I loved the sound right off the bat, but unfortunately I had a few things come up in my life and didn’t get to use the HD much in the following weeks due to travel and general lack of time. I kept using the microStreamer, as it is literally attached to my laptop, and used it for essentially all of my listening over the next 2 weeks.   I noticed something, though, about the uS that I had not felt before: it seemed to be lacking a bit of bass,...
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