I would like to share this one with you, since I have a misinterpretation choosing by no means a "really good" half a portable and easy to take away DAC Nuforce HDP. Am I going nuts in this issues or the others are experience the same one as well. Dry and flat sound, no bass, uninvolving highs - seems that it has cost me a 100 eur instead of the 4 times payed amount couple of months ago. Really unpleasent surprise by far so far. And disappointment seems to deepens instead of Dac to improove in performace (AFAIK this unit - it was written by many of users to improve itself (considering the sound) after being heavily used for some time i.e.200 hours or so). Well it doesn't! Never had any of the relatively cheep DAC products with such an incredibly low performance. Even Yulong DAC Mark II was far more better, as a standalone DAC at least 3x as a headphone amp as far as 2x! Is it possible that I have been as much mislead? Or I am doing something wrong in setup?
The DAC hasn't fixed DAC-out.
Does that mean that (when in setup)one should be used with damn'd volume control in max position(about 17 o'clock when vertical)?
Or is that with every unit, that when used as a headphone amp with high impendance headphones (Beyerdynamic 880 - 600Ohms variant, AKG K272, or much lower Senns HD595) discernible sounds come at level of master control of about 2 o'clock?
Please, share some light on the subject if possible. I have found many articles about Nuforce HDP wonderchild, and wonder only: is there any application in wich this unit is capable of (aside from being used as a DAC for TV)?
Where is music there? (This DAC has being bought only for Apple desktop music extesion purposes).
Thanks in advance for sharing on the subject