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post #12391 of 25522
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Originally Posted by nihontoman View Post

I'm thinking about getting one (because I don't have any good source gear) and I figured I might start with a good desktop DAC... the price goes up to 85$ with the power supply, which is the same as the price for fiio e07k or e17 (if you add a little bit). So I can't really decide what to get...

 

The Fiio units are both portable but this is more of a desktop unit. Are you also thinking that you might want to add a separate headphone amp at some time in the future? If so, of the three, the HiFimeDIY might be the better choice down the road.

post #12392 of 25522
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Originally Posted by gibosi View Post

 

The Fiio units are both portable but this is more of a desktop unit. Are you also thinking that you might want to add a separate headphone amp at some time in the future? If so, of the three, the HiFimeDIY might be the better choice down the road.

yeah, I think I might add an amp pretty soon after I get the dacs. the only problem I have is, that I have lots of files in 24/192, and this only goes to 96khz...

post #12393 of 25522
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Originally Posted by nihontoman View Post

yeah, I think I might add an amp pretty soon after I get the dacs. the only problem I have is, that I have lots of files in 24/192, and this only goes to 96khz...

 

While I have not personally looked into it, I suspect you are not going to find 24/192 from a reputable brand for under $100. At this price point, there is also the Schitt Modi. However, it too is only 24/96.

post #12394 of 25522
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Originally Posted by nihontoman View Post

yeah, I think I might add an amp pretty soon after I get the dacs. the only problem I have is, that I have lots of files in 24/192, and this only goes to 96khz...

Well, the hifimediy is still better DAC than the fiios even with only 24/96 support and your files will play fine anyway. And you won't hear any difference between 96 and 192khz anyway.

post #12395 of 25522
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Originally Posted by gibosi View Post

 

While I have not personally looked into it, I suspect you are not going to find 24/192 from a reputable brand for under $100. At this price point, there is also the Schitt Modi. However, it too is only 24/96.

Even the ODAC, which is highly reccomended at the price point, only does 24/96.

 

Can anybody else comment on the difference between the USB and the larger unit?

Is there any perceptible sound difference?

post #12396 of 25522

http://www.ebay.com/itm/TOPPING-TP31-TP-31-STEREO-AMP-Head-AMP-24-192-DAC-N-/120714830001?pt=US_Pro_Audio_Amplifiers&hash=item1c1b2a20b1

 

I also found this one. though the input is coaxial, not usb... wonder if I'll have to struggle with it much when connecting it to my pc (at has spdif out)

 

oh and a question will the hifimediy dac play 24/192 files by down sampling it to 24/96 or will it not? if it does play 24/192 files (even if they are downsampled) I'm gonna seriously consider it.


Edited by nihontoman - 7/27/13 at 2:48pm
post #12397 of 25522
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Originally Posted by nihontoman View Post

oh and a question will the hifimediy dac play 24/192 files by down sampling it to 24/96 or will it not? if it does play 24/192 files (even if they are downsampled) I'm gonna seriously consider it.

Of course it does - that's what I said. All files will play fine - it's not like you have to convert any of your files or anything.

post #12398 of 25522
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Originally Posted by kova4a View Post

Of course it does - that's what I said. All files will play fine - it's not like you have to convert any of your files or anything.

thanks. will it play everything? I have lots of DSD too... nit sure how it will handle it, as AFAIN it ic a pcm dac, right?

post #12399 of 25522
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thanks. will it play everything? I have lots of DSD too... nit sure how it will handle it, as AFAIN it ic a pcm dac, right?

Yeah, as long as your software supports it the DAC will play it fine.

post #12400 of 25522

Keep an eye out for this one...

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Not too much to tell, ATM. Astrotec model which will be powered by a quality dynamic driver(1,000Yuan/US$150 quality level according to them) and has a special cavity and special tuning for a open sounding, speaker-like effect.


Edited by jant71 - 7/28/13 at 3:49pm
post #12401 of 25522
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Originally Posted by Theta Alpha 1 View Post

You should buy the Onkyo headphone with the cheaper cable and then buy a pure Silver cable with a Rhodium jack from me. :D

You make cables?

post #12402 of 25522

This X1 is killing me!! Great sound! ....Plus they've recently released remastered Jamiroquai albums (the first four I believe) with an extra full disc of remixes, unreleased tracks, and live recordings. I picked up the first album and downloaded in lossless on my iTunes. Mindblowing sound coming through the X1.

post #12403 of 25522
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Originally Posted by Theta Alpha 1 View Post

I wonder what the new Fiio cable is like in real life, and if it's compatible with the Onkyo's http://www.fiio.com.cn/products/index.aspx?ID=100000042938762&MenuID=105026014

 

 

 

I have the RC-WT1. I'm using it with my AS-2 custom. Perfect fit and it gave the AS-2 a somewhat wider soundstage, tightened bass, but more balanced sound signature overall. Seems thin but well built. The sound is better to me than the stock Westone cable that came with my AS-2. Good deal for the price.

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Originally Posted by ericp10 View Post

This X1 is killing me!! Great sound! ....Plus they've recently released remastered Jamiroquai albums (the first four I believe) with an extra full disc of remixes, unreleased tracks, and live recordings. I picked up the first album and downloaded in lossless on my iTunes. Mindblowing sound coming through the X1.


  A must listen with the X1.

post #12405 of 25522
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  A must listen with the X1.

 

 

 

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