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post #106 of 1938
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Originally Posted by alphaphoenix View Post

I received my ODAC today.  Let's just say that I'm glad I sold the Pico DAC.  Too bad I sold it before receiving the ODAC to perform a proper A/B comparison,but right off the bat, it's more detailed and clearer - all at 1/2 the price of the Pico.  There were some tracks that didn't sound "right" when using the Pico, not so with the ODAC.  The sound is much more fluid from the start and end of the chain.

 

The ODAC is a true bargain. 

 

 

 

And to think you tried to ignore my advice...

post #107 of 1938
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Originally Posted by jono454 View Post

Awesome...it'd be great if you could post some impressions and which one you think is better.

 

Yeah no prob, just got shipping confirmation so it will probably be here by Friday.

 

FWIW, I'll be using a newer set of Thunderpants.

post #108 of 1938

I think I should order from audiopoutine too. I prefer the c421 case of jdlabs but I hate the wired RCA 

Wonder If they can make the rca fixed in case like audiopoutine 

Quote:

Originally Posted by alphaphoenix View Post

I received my ODAC today.  Let's just say that I'm glad I sold the Pico DAC.  Too bad I sold it before receiving the ODAC to perform a proper A/B comparison,but right off the bat, it's more detailed and clearer - all at 1/2 the price of the Pico.  There were some tracks that didn't sound "right" when using the Pico, not so with the ODAC.  The sound is much more fluid from the start and end of the chain.

 

The ODAC is a true bargain. 

 

 

post #109 of 1938

Nobody else with an ODAC and opinions? I am interested in hearing what others think also!

post #110 of 1938

Lots of users have yet to get their odac unit, so you might have to wait for a while.

post #111 of 1938
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Originally Posted by xzobinx View Post

I think I should order from audiopoutine too. I prefer the c421 case of jdlabs but I hate the wired RCA 

Wonder If they can make the rca fixed in case like audiopoutine 

 

What?  I thought the RCA was an option not standard.  Is this the reason they aren't showing a full picture?

post #112 of 1938
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Originally Posted by Anaxilus View Post

What?  I thought the RCA was an option not standard.  Is this the reason they aren't showing a full picture?

The ODAC board ships only with the USB input mounted. What output is installed and what enclosure is used are up to the supplier and/or end user. JDS Labs looks like they're supplying their pre-assembled ODACs with a 3.5 mm jack for the output. Audio Poutine has two options: a 3.5 mm jack alone or a 3.5 mm jack and two RCA jacks, but is using a more generic enclosure. I'm pretty sure you could ask Joe to configure it with RCA jacks alone, but I doubt it would result in much of a cost savings.
post #113 of 1938

Bought a Odac amp/dac combo build in.

 

should i buy HD650, HD598 or K601 for it ?

 

listening mainly to cpop, jpop, kpop, ballad, female voice.

using my laptop.

 

i want the best sound for the genre and out of my odac.

 

and one other thing. How do i set it up to my laptop ?:P

there is usb to my laptop. should i just use the out to headphones ?

what about input ?

can i use O2 or the Dac seperately ?

post #114 of 1938
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Originally Posted by oopeteroo View Post

Bought a Odac amp/dac combo build in.

 

should i buy HD650, HD598 or K601 for it ?

 

listening mainly to cpop, jpop, kpop, ballad, female voice.

using my laptop.

 

i want the best sound for the genre and out of my odac.

 

and one other thing. How do i set it up to my laptop ?:P

there is usb to my laptop. should i just use the out to headphones ?

what about input ?

can i use O2 or the Dac seperately ?

I'm guessing here, but the AKG is probably the best out of those listed, just going by house sound.

 

laptop-> USB to ODAC -> jack on O2 (NOT ODAC) -> Headphones

post #115 of 1938
I should be getting an ODAC by next week and will also be buying an pair of Active Studio Monitors KRK Rokit 5 to use with my desktop computer. Do you guys know if the ODAC will work well with these speakers? Alternatively I'm thinking of connecting it to my CEntrance DACport. I'll be using the ODAC as a standalone, will I be able to control the volume through the windows system? Thanks.
post #116 of 1938

Yesterday I put together two of the O2/ODAC setups together... 

  

My biggest complaint?   Going to HDTracks and spending $$$ money on FLAC songs so I can hear this sweet thing in all its glory...   :-) 

 

The next complaint...  can't take the phones off and loosing too much sleep  :-)   and I can't seem to get the smile off my face...

 

I installed Foobar2000 with the WASAPI component ( bypasses the windows stackup ) and got it all dial'd in...   those FLAC songs are to die for...

 

The O2/ODAC setup is great....   absolutely great...   I'm surprised at how much output the O2 has with the ODAC installed.. it runs my Beyer 880/600 phones much better now.. ( stock gains )

 

Also noticed the bass being much better on my HD800 phones too...   

 

this setup is hard to beat for the price... and it sounds so great

 

I also wired the O2 so the front input switches between the front input or the ODAC...   that way I can use it for the laptop/desktop computer or the Iphone/Ipad/Ipod

post #117 of 1938

must have one:D:D:D
 

post #118 of 1938

More impressions people!

post #119 of 1938
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Originally Posted by Dixter View Post

Yesterday I put together two of the O2/ODAC setups together... 

  

My biggest complaint?   Going to HDTracks and spending $$$ money on FLAC songs so I can hear this sweet thing in all its glory...   :-) 

 

The next complaint...  can't take the phones off and loosing too much sleep  :-)   and I can't seem to get the smile off my face...

 

I installed Foobar2000 with the WASAPI component ( bypasses the windows stackup ) and got it all dial'd in...   those FLAC songs are to die for...

 

The O2/ODAC setup is great....   absolutely great...   I'm surprised at how much output the O2 has with the ODAC installed.. it runs my Beyer 880/600 phones much better now.. ( stock gains )

 

Also noticed the bass being much better on my HD800 phones too...   

 

this setup is hard to beat for the price... and it sounds so great

 

I also wired the O2 so the front input switches between the front input or the ODAC...   that way I can use it for the laptop/desktop computer or the Iphone/Ipad/Ipod

Haha...glad to hear you like it, yeah, I find myself looking for even more flac tracks now that I have the ODAC. I just picked up the Dr. Chesky album that was on the home page for head-fi the other day. It's got some good stuff, my favorite track on there is the Mozart Ave Verum track, it sounds pretty nice...although some of tracks seem to have a lot of background noise which kind of sucks...but it's not a bad CD. I wired up mine the same way, that way the O2 can still be used outside of that ODAC too...makes fora nice combo.

post #120 of 1938
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Originally Posted by willmax View Post

I should be getting an ODAC by next week and will also be buying an pair of Active Studio Monitors KRK Rokit 5 to use with my desktop computer. Do you guys know if the ODAC will work well with these speakers? Alternatively I'm thinking of connecting it to my CEntrance DACport. I'll be using the ODAC as a standalone, will I be able to control the volume through the windows system? Thanks.

I am very interested in hearing how you think the Centrance DACport compares to the ODAC once you get yours. I have always heard about how good the Centrance products were, I jsut couldn't bring myself to spend that kind of money.

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