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post #2746 of 2814

A quick note, and I might email KingWa about this as well but

 

my Audio GD 10ES2 which I Purchased last week or so, is NOT compatible with USB 3.0 there is a TON of noise, little clicks and pops. KingWa stated his Dacs where compatible with them, and sadly they aren't. Granted they transfer data, but they still transfer to much power and the Dacs in his units are still noisy out of the 3.0 ports... although I did ask him about it I think something was lost in translation

 

but I think most of us know not to run a dac out of a 3.0 slot because it pushes to much power. Still... KingWa had an annoucenment on his web page that his Dacs where compitable, I guess I hoped that meant noise free xD 

post #2747 of 2814
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Originally Posted by Mshenay View Post
 

A quick note, and I might email KingWa about this as well but

 

my Audio GD 10ES2 which I Purchased last week or so, is NOT compatible with USB 3.0 there is a TON of noise, little clicks and pops. KingWa stated his Dacs where compatible with them, and sadly they aren't. Granted they transfer data, but they still transfer to much power and the Dacs in his units are still noisy out of the 3.0 ports... although I did ask him about it I think something was lost in translation

 

but I think most of us know not to run a dac out of a 3.0 slot because it pushes to much power. Still... KingWa had an annoucenment on his web page that his Dacs where compitable, I guess I hoped that meant noise free xD 

 

I have a 10ES2 and i run USB 3.0 out of my retina macbook pro and it works perfectly. well at least on one port. with the other port the sound cuts out but that is a computer issue

post #2748 of 2814
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mshenay View Post
 

A quick note, and I might email KingWa about this as well but

 

my Audio GD 10ES2 which I Purchased last week or so, is NOT compatible with USB 3.0 there is a TON of noise, little clicks and pops. KingWa stated his Dacs where compatible with them, and sadly they aren't. Granted they transfer data, but they still transfer to much power and the Dacs in his units are still noisy out of the 3.0 ports... although I did ask him about it I think something was lost in translation

 

but I think most of us know not to run a dac out of a 3.0 slot because it pushes to much power. Still... KingWa had an annoucenment on his web page that his Dacs where compitable, I guess I hoped that meant noise free xD 

 

I just received my 10.33 yesterday and installed the USB drivers from his site onto my Mac Book Air (running windows 7). I am having no problems with my USB 3 port. 

 

You may have already done this, but have you installed the latest USB drivers from his site? I couldn't get mine to work until I did and after that it has been smooth sailing. http://audio-gd.com/Pro/dac/USB32/USB32EN.htm

 

I will post a proper review when I get the time, just got the NFB-10.33 last night and all I can say is WOW! 

post #2749 of 2814

Anyone else notice ?

 

NFB-10ES3

http://audio-gd.com/Pro/Headphoneamp/NFB10ES/NFB10ES2EN.htm

 

Slow down Kingwa! Get some sleep in there. 

 

With all the newer units, I might pick up an older used one as an upgrade to my side rig. 

post #2750 of 2814
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Originally Posted by elwappo99 View Post
 

Anyone else notice ?

 

NFB-10ES3

http://audio-gd.com/Pro/Headphoneamp/NFB10ES/NFB10ES2EN.htm

 

Slow down Kingwa! Get some sleep in there. 

 

With all the newer units, I might pick up an older used one as an upgrade to my side rig. 

Yes, I'm about to order one this Friday lol

post #2751 of 2814

Quote:

Originally Posted by elwappo99 View Post
 

Anyone else notice ?

 

NFB-10ES3

 

Yes i have, few days and one page ago;)

http://www.head-fi.org/t/519166/audio-gd-nfb-10/2730#post_9841881

post #2752 of 2814
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Originally Posted by Prohobo View Post
 

 

I just received my 10.33 yesterday and installed the USB drivers from his site onto my Mac Book Air (running windows 7). I am having no problems with my USB 3 port. 

 

You may have already done this, but have you installed the latest USB drivers from his site? I couldn't get mine to work until I did and after that it has been smooth sailing. http://audio-gd.com/Pro/dac/USB32/USB32EN.htm

 

I will post a proper review when I get the time, just got the NFB-10.33 last night and all I can say is WOW! 

 

I most certianly did, but the ASIO defuncted after a few days :/ still no sound issues with DS via USB. Besides I game and listen to music so I need to use DS anyways 

post #2753 of 2814

So yeah, just not long ago I was thinking I'd be getting the ES2, now the ES3 came out, and before we know it, there will be an ES4.

 

Still a good question that no one took some time to answer - if you were to compare this dac/amp combo, what DAC would you compare it to?

I mean everyone is saying price/performance ratio, so if this is so awesome, it should be worth more, right?

So what sort of DAC are we talking about here that we can compare to?

 

Domo Arigato, Mr.Roboto

post #2754 of 2814
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Originally Posted by XVampireX View Post
 

So yeah, just not long ago I was thinking I'd be getting the ES2, now the ES3 came out, and before we know it, there will be an ES4.

 

Still a good question that no one took some time to answer - if you were to compare this dac/amp combo, what DAC would you compare it to?

I mean everyone is saying price/performance ratio, so if this is so awesome, it should be worth more, right?

So what sort of DAC are we talking about here that we can compare to?

 

Domo Arigato, Mr.Roboto

 

well it costs +200 more than my old Matris M Stage and oDac and it's twice as good as that... but it's balanced so that's a tough call I'd think 

post #2755 of 2814
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mshenay View Post
 

A quick note, and I might email KingWa about this as well but

 

my Audio GD 10ES2 which I Purchased last week or so, is NOT compatible with USB 3.0 there is a TON of noise, little clicks and pops. KingWa stated his Dacs where compatible with them, and sadly they aren't. Granted they transfer data, but they still transfer to much power and the Dacs in his units are still noisy out of the 3.0 ports... although I did ask him about it I think something was lost in translation

 

but I think most of us know not to run a dac out of a 3.0 slot because it pushes to much power. Still... KingWa had an annoucenment on his web page that his Dacs where compitable, I guess I hoped that meant noise free xD 

 

I would encourage you to try other means, it may not be the DAC's problem. Mine has no problem out of USB 3 to date. It could be the power supply issue of your computer, or your software settings. Probably borrow a pal's computer with USB 3.0 to check where the problem lies, DAC or computer. Sorry can't give better advice.

post #2756 of 2814

I have to say that Kingwa is seriously customer-centric. I bet he reads this thread. He changed designs based on comments here, recently, including changing button to volume knob. I spoke about how i missed the casing of my 19MK3, when I got my ES2, he changed it in ES3. He has been more than empathizing in my conversation with him. With his integrity, he deserves all the good businesses here.

post #2757 of 2814
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Originally Posted by RickEC View Post
 

 

I would encourage you to try other means, it may not be the DAC's problem. Mine has no problem out of USB 3 to date. It could be the power supply issue of your computer, or your software settings. Probably borrow a pal's computer with USB 3.0 to check where the problem lies, DAC or computer. Sorry can't give better advice.

 

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by RickEC View Post
 

I have to say that Kingwa is seriously customer-centric. I bet he reads this thread. He changed designs based on comments here, recently, including changing button to volume knob. I spoke about how i missed the casing of my 19MK3, when I got my ES2, he changed it in ES3. He has been more than empathizing in my conversation with him. With his integrity, he deserves all the good businesses here.

 

It may be my pc, although my system is ran through a Power Conditioner 

 

Non the less, not bringing KingWa down by any means, great product. I do suspect that the issue lies with my software settings, or the PC it self, 

 

Still I'm sure he does read this, and for every one reading... EXCELLENT product! The Value is top notch and I was TOTALLY SHOCKED when it arrived at my house in like 4 days :O 

post #2758 of 2814

I'm still pretty impressed with my ES2, the little remote really comes in handy. I prefer it over having to reach over to adjust the volume knob. The first few weeks it felt alittle weird, I don't really think it should be an issue for anyone. I just wish it would remember the filter(brightness) of the led setting. It always seems to start at full brightness. Only had it for 1.5 months or so before it got replaced by the ES3. Glad I was able to pick it up second hand practically new at a discount. When I compare it to my original compass for a few hundred dollars more it is a significant upgrade. Hopefully in 3-5 years there will be another product with such a significant upgrade for 500-1000. I think it's getting into the area of diminishing returns, but I hope to be surprised.

post #2759 of 2814
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Originally Posted by Alucard- View Post
 

I'm still pretty impressed with my ES2, the little remote really comes in handy. I prefer it over having to reach over to adjust the volume knob. The first few weeks it felt alittle weird, I don't really think it should be an issue for anyone. I just wish it would remember the filter(brightness) of the led setting. It always seems to start at full brightness. Only had it for 1.5 months or so before it got replaced by the ES3. Glad I was able to pick it up second hand practically new at a discount. When I compare it to my original compass for a few hundred dollars more it is a significant upgrade. Hopefully in 3-5 years there will be another product with such a significant upgrade for 500-1000. I think it's getting into the area of diminishing returns, but I hope to be surprised.

 

Yea I like the lil remote! It's cute and easy to use :3 

post #2760 of 2814
I am thinking about getting the NFB-10ES3 but I am confused about the difference between this and the the NFB-28. The only noticeable difference I noticed is the NFB-28 replaces outputs for analog inputs. Is this it, or am I missing something? Additionally, is the TCXO upgrade worth the extra $40 (on either option)?
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