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post #2491 of 2498
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Originally Posted by JackWang View Post
 

I actually want to do a comparison with music softwares on windows to mac however I found a HDVD800 driver is needed in order for it to work on windows...Does anyone know if there is a downloadable driver resource for HDVD800 because my macbook air doesnt have a CD-ROM?

 

Drivers for Mac and Windows are here:

 

http://en-us.sennheiser.com/service-support-services-software-downloads

post #2492 of 2498
OS X doesn't need drivers for dacs.
post #2493 of 2498
I'm still going on about the unimpressive quality of the USB input of the HDVD800 and have found a reasonable solution. Got hold of a second-hand Stello U3 USB-to-SPDIF converter and when connected to the HDVD800 SPDIF input I've (finally) gone from a nagging man to a happy one smily_headphones1.gif
Edited by GeirTj - 12/14/14 at 3:36pm
post #2494 of 2498
The usb input and DAC for that matter are just ok
But much better can be obtaind wit's any of the following
Simple way is a spidif conveter.
Like what you have or even better a used AP1/PP.
IT gives the DAC its best chance at sound quality
Now a caps does this too and DSD over usb.
But do keep in mind it's a bit thin period no matter what you feed it.
But it's very clean though as stated above
Enjoy
Al
post #2495 of 2498
So I just got my hdva600. So after a few songs I and was wondering what gain setting does everyone prefer balanced out w/ hd800s?
post #2496 of 2498
Lowest gain setting is best for minimal interference. As long as your volume can go high enough then you're all good
post #2497 of 2498
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Originally Posted by EvenR View Post

Lowest gain setting is best for minimal interference. As long as your volume can go high enough then you're all good

 

This. I always use the minimum gain settings with mine and I never have volume inadequacy with it.

post #2498 of 2498
Thanks. I messed around with it for a while and lowest seems to sound the best to me too.
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