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post #181 of 1841
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Originally Posted by donunus View Post
Larry,
Did you ever compare the ef2 and the udacs headphone jack sound quality?
I did but it was early in the process - if I recall they were similar when using the uDAC as the DAC for both, but the EF2 had more power. With the HD600 the uDAC was strong but the EF2 is stronger, and with the HE-5 the uDAC is somewhat underpowered but the EF2 is powerful enough to do them justice. They both do an excellent job with my UE11Pro to tame/control the bass and fill in the mids.
post #182 of 1841
Thanks Larry.
post #183 of 1841
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Originally Posted by HeadphoneAddict View Post
Maybe, maybe not. The Pico and uDAC both have excellent DACs and headphone sections, but they are a little different in their presentation as described in my review.
Hmm, I am seriously considering selling my pico and buying one of these, just to pocket the change, maybe by a T3 for on the go. Tough decisions.
post #184 of 1841
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Originally Posted by Scott_Tarlow View Post
Hmm, I am seriously considering selling my pico and buying one of these, just to pocket the change, maybe by a T3 for on the go. Tough decisions.
So buy it and then compare for yourself and then sell one or the other
post #185 of 1841
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Originally Posted by HeadphoneAddict View Post
The Mac's main volume control (on the top of the keyboard) does not affect the uDAC volume (or that of the D4 or Pico DAC). But the volume slider inside iTunes does lower the volume with any DAC.

So, I can use the iTunes volume to lower or raise the volume of music and movies when I can't reach the uDAC and amp that are sitting behind my chair. I have not checked the Mac DVD player app, but if it has it's own volume then it should be able to do the same.
that blows

I like to use the digital controls on the apple remote when I watch movies.

This may or may not be a deal breaker, I mean at 99 bucks, this isn't exactly a disappointment of epic proportions.

thanks again, Larry
post #186 of 1841
how's the synergy of uDAC with audio technica headphones? anyone tried?
post #187 of 1841
I am playing Sennheiser HD800 with the uDAC, uDAC can drive HD800 to good volume, and I can clearly identify that HD800 is much superior to the old HD650 I got.

HD800 is an incredible piece of hardware.
post #188 of 1841
I am playing Sennheiser HD800 with the uDAC, uDAC can drive HD800 to good volume, and I can clearly identify that HD800 is much superior to the old HD650 I got.

HD800 is an incredible piece of hardware.
post #189 of 1841
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Originally Posted by charlie0904 View Post
how's the synergy of uDAC with audio technica headphones? anyone tried?

I don't have too much to compare it against other than with my computer's onboard sound chipset (Realtek) and with the EF2's DAC and I'm a newbie at describing sound, but I'll give it a shot.

Main thing I enjoy with the uDAC over my other options with the A900's is a nice improvement in the mids, especially in providing greater clarity of vocals compared with the rest of a band/ensemble. There is also an improvement in the depth of soundstage as separate instruments are more clearly separated.
post #190 of 1841
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Originally Posted by busyx2 View Post
I am playing Sennheiser HD800 with the uDAC, uDAC can drive HD800 to good volume, and I can clearly identify that HD800 is much superior to the old HD650 I got.

HD800 is an incredible piece of hardware.
It's interesting to see a 100$ amp/dac driving a 1,400$ pair of headphones.
post #191 of 1841
has anyone in Canada purcahse this through NuForce? was shipping cost decent?

it seems there is a canadian distributor for the uDAC, but they haven't replied me for a shipping quote for the past 2 days.
post #192 of 1841
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Originally Posted by Lil' Knight View Post
It's interesting to see a 100$ amp/dac driving a 1,400$ pair of headphones.
Yes, after spending $1400 on a headphone, there is no $$ left for the source....
post #193 of 1841
actually just to update..nuforce did email me today about an invoice since i did ask them that i wanted to pay a specific way but unfortunately i already spent my budget so will be contacting them later..so all it took was a bit of patience and certainly not horrible CS

maybe ill wait a bit and buy the red one when i decide to buy it
post #194 of 1841
99$ means 115euro, using the Nuforce exchange rate
post #195 of 1841
I ordered it yesterday, and today I received this message:
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Thank you for the order of the uDac, we will ship it on monday, as the first shipment of the uDac (and the first in europe) will arrive in our wharehouse on monday.

I will give you the tracking number when it is shipped.

Thank you for your patience, and have a great weekend.

best regards, Rogier van Hoof

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