Originally Posted by vrln
I´m very suprised there´s so little talk about this here. Read the 6Moons review... It seems fantastic value, especially if you DON´T run it straight via USB. Its only big weakness is the low tech USB input, but the developer is working on a second version that will be out this year. At least this is what they told me in an email " class="bbcode_smiley" height="" src="http://files.head-fi.org/images/smilies//smily_headphones1.gif" title="" width="" /> Ended up going Audio-GD instead because of the shipping costs/would have wanted the second version anyway. Along with the NFB-1 I´d say (judging by reviews) this is the best value in DAC products right now.
I read that, hmm, should I wait for them to 'fix' the USB? hmm ...
What I'm afraid about Audio-Gd products is, they emphasize too much on Balance and ACSS implementation to the point where it sacrifice the sound for SE. I know this is comparing orange to apple (DAC to Amp), but judging from the Phoenix that is fully Balance, ACSS etc, I'm far from impressed to its sound quality on SE. It sound less than ideal for T1 (dare I say horrible), when my friend ask Kingwa, he said, oh, you have to run it balance, otherwise it sound output voltage is half that of Balance connection. I'm not a big fan for mod (cut T1 cable to make it balance), so this idea is totally out.
Originally Posted by Jodet
I think the Nuforce HDP is one of the better values in DAC's these days. Especially considering it has a headphone output and a pre-amp output.
It's a cute little thing, besides.
Yeah, I know but unfortunately I already have a headphone amp, so I don't need to 'spend' money on another headphone amp. You can argue it's 'free', but nothing's free in this world, right? Pre-amp out is cool tho. I wish MiniMax DAC has pre-amp out too.