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Will Fiio make a better DAC then the D3 & D5?

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I've never used the D3 & D5, but I've heard mixed reviews on them, but at only $30, I'm sure there as good as you can get for the price.

Any chance Fiio might come out with even better DACs in the $50-$60 range?

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I've never used the D3 & D5, but I've heard mixed reviews on them, but at only $30, I'm sure there as good as you can get for the price.

Any chance Fiio might come out with even better DACs in the $50-$60 range?



We may develop a new D7 which support Dolby Digital, but for D series, it is to consumer market. so you can have a look at our E7, E10, E17 to see which is suitable for you.

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We may develop a new D7 which support Dolby Digital, but for D series, it is to consumer market. so you can have a look at our E7, E10, E17 to see which is suitable for you.

I just bought the E11 a few weeks ago, powers headphones better then the Xonar DG I tested it against.

I just think for people that like using external (AC powered) headphone amplifiers, they would be will to spend $60 for a simple & cost effective DAC.

There are no-name brands that ship from China, which do not inspire trust.
 

 

 


Edited by PurpleAngel - 3/11/12 at 11:02am
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I just bought the E11 a few weeks ago, powers headphones better then the Xonar DG I tested it against.

I just think for people that like using external (AC powered) headphone amplifiers, they would be will to spend $60 for a simple & cost effective DAC.

There are no-name brands that ship from China, which do not inspire trust.
 

 

 



Why don't try the E10, or you just need a DAC like D3 but have better sound quality?

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Why don't try the E10, or you just need a DAC like D3 but have better sound quality?


I really have no need for an external DAC, but it would be nice for laptop owners who use the E11, to get as good as possible a external DAC that runs off USB power.

So I just think a DAC in the $50-$60 range would be a great parring with the E11, but keeps costs well below a Fiio E17.

 

 

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I get one D3, connected this way:

 

Onboard Toslink--->Optical cable--->Fiio D3--->Belkin RCA--->Edifier M3400

 

This setup sounds much better than the former:

 

SB Live ! 7.1--->Belkin P2/RCA--->Edifier M3400

 

Though,  the SB dac S/N is 106db,  and D3´s 95db !

So, I wonder what would be a "D3" with the Live´s dac, or better, and 

I would buy something like this, in the US$50 / US$60 range,  for shure !

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thanks for the feedback, we are too busy now so not enough resource to develop a new DAC like the D3

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Well,  why then improving optical & coaxial dacs is not a priority to Fiio ?

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