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Hi, it's my first time here; I'm looking for something like a DAC/amp that can read SDHC. I'm not searching an intere Hi-Fi system, only a compact "thing" that can read mp3 or flac from the card and make sound well my headphones. If it has a usb to plug my pc, it will be fantastic. Is it anything like this in the market?

 

(sorry for my english, I'm italian!)

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Welcome. I don't know about any product having what you are looking for. Why don't you consider a DAP with SDHC support (Sansa Fuze for instance)?. Another possibility could be to install a SDHC reader in your computer and use a USB/Optical DAC.

 

 

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The new squeezebox Touch has a DAC, a headphone out and a cardreader. How sound quality is I don't know.

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Originally Posted by mudo View Post

Welcome. I don't know about any product having what you are looking for. Why don't you consider a DAP with SDHC support (Sansa Fuze for instance)?. Another possibility could be to install a SDHC reader in your computer and use a USB/Optical DAC.

 

 

Now I have a Cowon D2, but when I use with my sennheiser 555 I'm close to the max volume. And for the usb dac, I've tought to buy a fiio e7 when it come out, but, waiting for some more reviews, I was searching for something else.


 

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The new squeezebox Touch has a DAC, a headphone out and a cardreader. How sound quality is I don't know.

Sounds good! I'll give a look, thanks!
 

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Originally Posted by mudo View Post

Welcome. I don't know about any product having what you are looking for. Why don't you consider a DAP with SDHC support (Sansa Fuze for instance)?. Another possibility could be to install a SDHC reader in your computer and use a USB/Optical DAC.

 

 

Now I have a Cowon D2, but when I use with my sennheiser 555 I'm close to the max volume. And for the usb dac, I've tought to buy a fiio e7 when it come out, but, waiting for some more reviews, I was searching for something else.


 

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Originally Posted by Kane-DK View Post

The new squeezebox Touch has a DAC, a headphone out and a cardreader. How sound quality is I don't know.

Sounds good! I'll give a look, thanks!
 

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Sorry, double post


Edited by SonOfFree - 5/7/10 at 5:44am
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Quote: Originally Posted by mudo View Post Welcome. I don't know about any product having what you are looking for. Why don't you consider a DAP with SDHC support (Sansa Fuze for instance)?. Another possibility could be to install a SDHC reader in your computer and use a USB/Optical DAC.

 

Now I have a Cowon D2, but when I use with my sennheiser 555 I'm close to the max volume. And for the usb dac, I've tought to buy a fiio e7 when it come out, but, waiting for some more reviews, I was searching for something else.

 

Quote: Originally Posted by Kane-DK View Post The new squeezebox Touch has a DAC, a headphone out and a cardreader. How sound quality is I don't know.

 

Sounds good! I'll give a look, thanks!

post #8 of 8

SonOfFree probably found something by now but for anyone else wondering, I have to recommend the Hifiman HF-801.

It works as a USB DAC and SDHC card player, and has an internal modular headphone amplifier.

It is the size of a 90's walkman but all-in-one  with high quality Burr Brown 1704UK DAC and a line out to bypass the internal amp as needed.

Sound wise? Indeed! This is a great match to my Denon AH-D7000; full sounding, organic, very musical and non fatiguing... And because portability and simplicity (no extra bulk or additional cable cluster) are a must for me, it really answered all my needs (at about twice as less my original budget for separates!)

I suspect there is "better" sound signatures in separates out there but likely not for $790 (the Hifiman's cost) and certainly nothing that portable. 

My two cents? Spend less, move more and enjoy musicality anywhere

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