Originally Posted by Sonic Atrocity
Jeez, that's too bad man. I don't know how to fix that stuff.
This is kind of why I'm shying away from the ODAC. One person in this thread reported sonic changes with the addition of one ferrite after another (more than one ferrite). Another has mentioned how the ODAC behaves really weirdly when connected to certain power sources, and that it isn't all that easy to identify what sources cause this. Some people have even reported using different adapters and getting different sound from each one. I have read this whole thread, and I gotta say, the ODAC sounds a bit crappy.
EDIT: I really wanted to get this dac when I first heard about it. But now for that kind of neutrality I'm looking at the schiit modi.
Well, I think it's that most computer USB ports are crappy
I always used a powered USB hub and that took care of all my problems. Using a USB PCI card would also work if you use a desktop.
The Modi will still have similar issues if you have poor quality USB ports.
I know you'll all hate this, but I can't hear much difference between the ODAC and Modi. Sounds 98% the same to me. And this is the guy who found it "stupid easy" to hear the differences between the ODAC and HRT MSII
ODAC/Modi are both equally good to my ears. There is one thing the Modi did better, but people will yell at me and say it's impossible
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