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post #916 of 1960

I think the dacport is much more airy, detailed with much better instrument separation but the odac is smoother, fuller with better bass.


Edited by sling5s - 9/7/12 at 7:11am
post #917 of 1960

Good things come in small packages.....be open minded its been compared to a lot more expensive dacs....

 

All the best

Alex


Edited by adydula - 9/7/12 at 10:38am
post #918 of 1960
So by looking at pictures of people that got the odac and C421, I'm guessing the C421 is the same size? That's kind of cool though because when I go to show people the sound they will LOL at first and think not much power will come from such a small package. I have to wait until October when I get my Terminator V4 to be able to test my set up.
post #919 of 1960

Pix for size comparisons...

BareBones ODAC, no case.

 

 

ODAC in small standalone enclosure.

 

Alex

post #920 of 1960

Naked odac!! eek.gif biggrin.gif

post #921 of 1960

Subscribed,

as i am convinced to buy the Odac,along the O2 ,great option for not so deep pockets!

I have been following the thread since the beginning ,useful.

 

Salute


Edited by antberg - 9/7/12 at 8:17am
post #922 of 1960

 I searched in this thread but I'm still not really sure what to set foobar and windows to. The highest quality stuff I will listen to is my flac files which are all 16/44.1. Should I set windows and foobar to 16/44.1 or set them to 24/44.1? Also, I should be using event and not push mode for wasapi right?


Edited by Slickman - 9/7/12 at 2:01pm
post #923 of 1960
Quote:
Originally Posted by Slickman View Post

 I searched in this thread but I'm still not really sure what to set foobar and windows to. The highest quality stuff I will listen to is my flac files which are all 16/44.1. Should I set windows and foobar to 16/44.1 or set them to 24/44.1? Also, I should be using event and not push mode for wasapi right?

24/96  in windows

 

Don't bother with Wasapi, it doesn't make a difference.

 

I mean, use it if you want.

post #924 of 1960

so uhh.. something kinda interesting happens when I turn my cheapo walmart fan from medium to low.

 

it kills my odac playback

 

I had a similar problem with my vintage pencil sharpener

 

I'm sure the problem is the fan/pencil sharpener/wiring in this house, but.. it's alarming/eye-opening to say the least. I never realized something plugged into one outlet could affect a dac, plugged into my computer, plugged into a power strip, plugged into a completely different outlet.

Anyone else experience similar problems?

post #925 of 1960

 Here's the thing, I want the program to play my 16 bit files as 16 bit. So if I set windows to 24/96 and Foobar to 24 bits will it play 16 bits natively or will it upsample it?

post #926 of 1960
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Originally Posted by Slickman View Post

 Here's the thing, I want the program to play my 16 bit files as 16 bit. So if I set windows to 24/96 and Foobar to 24 bits will it play 16 bits natively or will it upsample it?

 

If you set foobar to WASAPI mode, then it doesnt matter what you have set in windows because wasapi bypass any windows settings. 

16bit files played in 24bit wasapi mode will be just padded with zeros (to be in 24bit resolution) but this process doesnt change any audio information, therefor no upsampling. Basically you cant hear difference between 16bit file played in 16bit mode vs. 16bit file played in 24bit mode (as long as you have digital volume set to 100%). But 24bit has its advantages so you probably should use it even if you are playing 16bit files.. 

post #927 of 1960
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Originally Posted by adydula View Post

Pix for size comparisons...

BareBones ODAC, no case.

 

Alex

 

Head-Fi porn > naked ODAC!

 

What phone is this by the way?

post #928 of 1960

Looks like a Samsung Galaxy to me...sexy in it's own right. 

post #929 of 1960

Samsung Galaxy S III & ODAC:

http://www.head-fi.org/t/624102/dap-with-unamped-line-out-and-good-dac#post_8674007

 

Galaxy S III > digital audio stream >> 4-in-1 connection kit substituting a USB OTG cable >> ODAC >> Headstage Arrow G3 amp 

 

 

 

post #930 of 1960
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Originally Posted by DanBa View Post

Samsung Galaxy S III & ODAC:

http://www.head-fi.org/t/624102/dap-with-unamped-line-out-and-good-dac#post_8674007

 

Galaxy S III > digital audio stream >> 4-in-1 connection kit substituting a USB OTG cable >> ODAC >> Headstage Arrow G3 amp 

 

 

 

 

 

Hey that looks fantastic!! I am jealous of your Galaxy S...frown.gif

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