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If you were using the same USB adapter on the other laptop then first thing I'd try is other USB ports on your main laptop. Also try it with the laptop unplugged from the wall to see if that eliminates the problem. I doubt it's Windows version specific.

Actually I used to use the same main laptop (win7) and the same USB/SPDIF converter with another DAC (that I've sold) and didn't have the problem. I suspect it must be a weak point in Bifrost, but I will have to make more checks before I come to the definite conclusion.

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Does anyone know if the gungnir uses the same .5a small slow blo fuse as the bifrost? Thanks
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Sorry if this has been answered in this thread, but how much better is the Gungnir over the Bifrost? Or in other words, how close is the Bifrost to the Gungnir in performance?

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The Bifrost is excellent in the $350 ($450 w/USB) space, and the Gungnir is the best DAC I've heard in it's price space and appears to do well for others with more experience, but there is a clear difference between the two. It really is not close.
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The Bifrost is excellent in the $350 ($450 w/USB) space, and the Gungnir is the best DAC I've heard in it's price space and appears to do well for others with more experience, but there is a clear difference between the two. It really is not close.

 

Would it be crazy to get the Gungnir for the HD600 or would the Bifrost match it better?

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Not really a case of matching. The Gungnir is simply better. The Bifrost is still excellent for the price and you can find them used for a bit less than new if you look.
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Not really a case of matching. The Gungnir is simply better. The Bifrost is still excellent for the price and you can find them used for a bit less than new if you look.

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The Bifrost is excellent in the $350 ($450 w/USB) space, and the Gungnir is the best DAC I've heard in it's price space and appears to do well for others with more experience, but there is a clear difference between the two. It really is not close.

 

Is it really worth upgrading? Is the Gungnir noticeably that much better than the Bifrost?

 

What specifically stands out to you?

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Everything, and I'm not just saying it to avoid getting into details.
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Everything, and I'm not just saying it to avoid getting into details.

 

You've sold me on the Gungnir. Seriously, just ordered and anticipating it arriving. 

 

If I bought the Bifrost I would always be second guessing what I would be missing. Oh well, it's peanut butter and bread for a month.

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Hey, PB+J is good eats, IMO. biggrin.gif
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Bread n Butter is even cheaper.

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I have a question about Bifrost.

I  just got the $449version, which is the one with USB input.

 

I'm  using Win7 and foobar with wasapi.

 

IN WASAPI, i can only use the push mode, and I can't use the event model.

Is that a problem?

I mean, is it because that the USB is asynchronous and I have to use the push mode?

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I have a question about Bifrost.

I  just got the $449version, which is the one with USB input.

 

I'm  using Win7 and foobar with wasapi.

 

IN WASAPI, i can only use the push mode, and I can't use the event model.

Is that a problem?

I mean, is it because that the USB is asynchronous and I have to use the push mode?


I believe that this is because the wasapi plugin was not designed to output windows system sounds and therefore does not play the system 'events' only the 'pushed' audio (foobar tunes). I may be mistaken (usually am) but that is my understanding of the drawback of using wasapi.

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