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Comparing the Asus Essence One (not the Muse Edition) with the Teac UD-H01, which one comes on top, mainly for headphone listening?

Anyone have experience with both?

 

http://www.teac.com/product/ud-h01/

 

Cheers!

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I had the TEAC very briefly.. Drivers were terrible so if you need usb support i'd look elsewhere personally (on Windows 7 at least). Sound wise it was OK but the Asus is a better built unit with superior support + the opamp upgrading option offers greater potential again.

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Originally Posted by daws0n View Post

I had the TEAC very briefly.. Drivers were terrible so if you need usb support i'd look elsewhere personally (on Windows 7 at least). Sound wise it was OK but the Asus is a better built unit with superior support + the opamp upgrading option offers greater potential again.

Thank you for your reply.
The main use would be with USB, but on OSX. Does the Teac have problems with Mac?
Also, the price difference is around 100 euros, with the Asus being the more expensive one.
Is it worth it?

Cheers!
post #2824 of 3054

I've not idea on mac support but it uses Tenor's TE8802 chip which is notoriously bad - the Asus c-media usb interface chip is far less problematic! I personally would say it's worth the difference... I returned the TEAC and kept the Xonar despite the £100 cost difference.

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Hello,

 

I am interested for E1 muses.

 

Bit-perfect LED lights with alsa on a linux system ?

 

The problem of imbalance is present just with B10K ?

 

The latest models are all A10K with adjustable gain ?

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Did someone say Robocop ost!!?

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Can the E1 be used to rip vinyl to digital wav files.  If so, what does the equipment hook up look like?

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Can the E1 be used to rip vinyl to digital wav files.


No.

 

You need an Analog to Digital Converter and a computer.


Edited by palmfish - 1/2/14 at 1:55pm
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Or a portable digital recorder with some darn good preamps.

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No.

 

You need an Analog to Digital Converter and a computer.


I have a media only computer and Muse EI and I didn't think so but had to ask.  What do you recommend?   I've looked at the Parasound Zphono USB.  Are there others I should consider?

post #2832 of 3054

Is the Asus that much better just as a DAC / headphone amp when comparing to the Audioengine D1?

 

Cheers!

post #2833 of 3054
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I have a media only computer and Muse EI and I didn't think so but had to ask.  What do you recommend?   I've looked at the Parasound Zphono USB.  Are there others I should consider?

Sorry, I dont have any experience with digitizing analog. If I want a vinyl album ripped to FLAC, I buy the CD biggrin.gif
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I have a media only computer and Muse EI and I didn't think so but had to ask.  What do you recommend?   I've looked at the Parasound Zphono USB.  Are there others I should consider?

Lynx Hilo

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Re; ripping vinyl

I tried going from my analog preamp out to the line-in on the computer and recording with Audacity (24 bit) and it works.  Only thing is I'm not sure if the quality is as good as I could get some other way.  Thje pre-amp is a vintage Yamaha CX2020 with a great head-amp for my MC cartridge so that is OK but I'm not sure about going into the computer's on-board sound line-in.   I do have an Audiotrack Prodigy HD2 Advance DE with up-graded op-amps that I removed when I got the E1 muse.  I could re-install that for ripping if it is thought that the quality would be better.   Thoughts ... comments?  Thanks.

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