Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Dedicated Source Components › Brief Odac impressions
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Brief Odac impressions - Page 116

post #1726 of 1960

Hmm, from what I've read thus far it seems that the modi doesn't have these problems, but that the ODAC does. Skeptical I am!

post #1727 of 1960

To be fair, I have 2 odacs that I have used for hundreds of hours across several pcs, both commercial and DIY. without any issues at all.

 

All electronics stuff have issues from time to time.

 

But there are far many more satisfied users of the ODAC than the few people that have publicly announced their issues with the ODAC.

 

When things go well most folks dont take the time to post etc its usually only when it doenst do people post mostly asking and trying to understand what is happening.

 

That said, either of the dacs mentioned will do just fine...

 

All the best

Alex

post #1728 of 1960

I'm planning to buy the ODAC for my PC as well as for on the go use. I am a bit irritated that my PC  does not sound good compared to my smartphone. Would the ODAC solve my problem or am I better off with a USB Soundcard (Xonar U3)? 

 

By the way, I usually play hiphop and Rnb and a bit of movies in my PC. 

post #1729 of 1960

If your present PC doesn't sound as good as your smartphone then its a good bet it would.

 

A.

post #1730 of 1960

but the odac requires an amp no? 

 

PC>odac>amp>iem

 

is that the setup? why is there a need of an amp? (sorry it's my first time to use a dac)

 

then this setup is more expensive than using a usb soundcard like the xonar u3? how do they compare to each other?

 

(or considering the hifimediy dac)


Edited by kharken - 10/26/13 at 6:07pm
post #1731 of 1960

The ODAC doesn't need an amp to do what it does, its a dac...but yes you need to take the output of the ODAC to an amp to drive your headphones.

 

The O2 Objective amp is an excellent choice.

 

A.

post #1732 of 1960

I listed my ODAC for sale a month ago for $99, is there a reason why it wasn't taken already I don't know about?
 

post #1733 of 1960

No hype anymore. Still a good product, but people don't buy that as much as hype arround a product.

post #1734 of 1960

but in the price range of the ODAC he is one of the best, no?

post #1735 of 1960
Quote:
Originally Posted by glunteer View Post
 

but in the price range of the ODAC he is one of the best, no?

I can't say it's the best, since it's a personal thing and I haven't tested them all. But it's very good in my opinion.

post #1736 of 1960

I love mine, but I guess the hype is over. It seems now the hype is the Schiit Modi. 

post #1737 of 1960
Quote:
Originally Posted by matti620 View Post
 

I listed my ODAC for sale a month ago for $99, is there a reason why it wasn't taken already I don't know about?
 

Honestly, if I see an ODAC for that price around xmas I will most likely buy it. Not that I am trying to get you to hold it! I'm just saying that I think it's likely that either I or someone else will buy it around the holidays. 

post #1738 of 1960

I'll join the people who like the ODAC/O2 -combo. Sounds very, very punchy!

 

O2 is DIY, ODAC was a complete set.

 

post #1739 of 1960

I've bought the PCB version of the ODAC and installed it with a "starving student" hybrid tube amp.

So I've "built" my own headphone dac/amp :dt880smile: . Connected to a Mele a2000 loaded with ubuntu (see: http://guillaumeplayground.net/)

 

And  I must say.....I'm convinced. Paried with a Senn hd600 it sounds wonderfull, detailed and not fatiguing

I can imagine that the odac can sound harsh with a more analytical headphone. But with my senn's it's just right

Hope I can enjoy this setup for a long time.

post #1740 of 1960

ODAC harsh sounding, have to disagree there as i use my O2/ODAC combo with Senn's and Grados, and if anything it works better with the Grados.  Feed them a bad mp3 file and it will sound unpleasant, but i cant blame either of them for that, they dont sugar coat anything, they just play it as it is.

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Dedicated Source Components
Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Dedicated Source Components › Brief Odac impressions