I wanted to change or add something to my setup anyway so as to have an amp with a volume knob. Having to use computer volume with the HeadStreamer is annoying. Options are pretty much get a JDS O2, or I was thinking maybe sell HeadStreamer and get Audioengine D1. I could live with either, but O2 has front panel EVERYTHING which is annoying, and Audioengine is also kind of dinky. Not that that really matters, it's just for aesthetics and to make me feel cool, haha.
-6.3mm, RCA, etc
-kick @ss functions, controller PCB, separate units and all that
-it's fun because it's unique to our lovely thread
-CHEAP! Try getting everything this has from a commercial product for a similar price.
The seperate units idea was always one of those, If I could, type of thoughts. Great that Borisu was able to turn it into a life.
So...how about acrylic covering or letters on it to further personalize it. I know some here want resale value so yeah, accrylic sheet slide in function so I can put lelouch on the top and "Panda Supremus" on the side.
But yeah, that would take another few hours of work to get the acrylic just right unlike the other stuff. So nevermind lol
I know Haiburi had a dream to design a unit...but it is just not possivle
I honestly doubt this is a head-fi first.
And besides, the cost is low because this is a group buy, and Boris can source the components more cheaply than I would be able.
If you're going on group buy threads on diyAudio you'll find complete units sold for the same price or less as well. But without a group buy such a low cost is probably not possible.
Not a head fi first yep, many of those Chinese fire phoenix units use combined O2 and what designs for like $100
Only diff, is that..we are offering a full commerical product and unit unmodified in each one with a cusotm PCB and case for less than the price of a JDS Labs O2.