Mine is recognized te7022 audio w/ spdif... sounds magnificent though.
Im using the odac out of the cheapest pos hp laptop and it sounds good to my ears. Just to be sure i ran an RMAA test into my el cheapo mic input and whenever the mic input didn't limit the measurement it was considerably better than my old dac. I'm not sure if the laptop is providing enough power. What does it sound like when it's underpowered? My RMAA test from odac to mic input came out 20hz-20khz at +-.2db, does that mean its getting enough power? Or would I need to check the response under load?
I also noticed the odac te7022 is much more stable with the laptop than my audio-gd fun. The fun would cut out frequently... but this is more of a fault of the laptop since my old desktop never did this.
Subjectively, there is more treble presence than the audio-gd fun. This coincides nicely with the RMAA measurement since the fun has a treble roll off. The other immediately noticeable difference is in the presentation. Imaging and the soundstage is very defined and cleaner than the audio-gd fun. Also, as mentioned time and time again the experience is very recording dependent. Some stuff sound thin and lacks body. This looks to be my final dac purchase.
Edited by muad - 8/28/12 at 12:08pm