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What would be the equivalent model in Burr Brown or Crystal?

I have no idea, and why does it matter? It's not about the chip, it's about the final implementation...
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I have no idea, and why does it matter? It's not about the chip, it's about the final implementation...


Both matter, and mainly as a point of curiosity.

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I wonder if my forthcoming Samsung Galaxy S3 will be able to run this DAC properly. I could see myself attaching this sucker with or without the RSA Shadow to the back of a hard-shell case I could just pop off when I don't need the SQ biggrin.gif Holy crap that would be niftysauce.
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Yeah I too am wondering if the CCK via the iPad can make the dragonfly work
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Or if a dr Botts USB hub would do the 'trick'
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I got this to fix my OCD. :D
 
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Yeah, I am going to watch more impressions, opinions and reviews of this little monster. Thanks guys!

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any compare to the ODAC/C-421 combo?
 

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The sound is very fast and clean. Bass is tight. It's the BEST sounding portable dec/amp I own and tried. Sound wise, it's worth the money, but not features.

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As an update from my previous post, I ended up returning my Dragonfly. I ran into some showstopping technical issues with it on Vista x64 and Win7 x64 (my desktop and laptop, respectively). Inaudible volume levels on Vista and crackling/staticky sound on Win7, neither of which I was able to fix. Maybe I had a faulty unit, but the experience turned me off. The work PC that I tested it on was an XP 32-bit box btw, had no issues with it on that OS.

 

I've gone back to the Bithead for my at-work use and will probably look into an AC-powered USB DAC eventually for home instead.


Edited by Asr - 7/28/12 at 11:36pm
post #43 of 63

Great to know it works perfectly with Mac. Has anyone compared it with iBasso D12? I know it is a very compact little DAC, but for my laptop bag, not much difference. 

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As an update from my previous post, I ended up returning my Dragonfly. I ran into some showstopping technical issues with it on Vista x64 and Win7 x64 (my desktop and laptop, respectively). Inaudible volume levels on Vista and crackling/staticky sound on Win7, neither of which I was able to fix. Maybe I had a faulty unit, but the experience turned me off. The work PC that I tested it on was an XP 32-bit box btw, had no issues with it on that OS.

 

I've gone back to the Bithead for my at-work use and will probably look into an AC-powered USB DAC eventually for home instead.

 

What player software were you using ?

I have discovered that in foobar2000 with wasapi the buffer has to be right at the minimum of 50ms or you get horrible crackling. It seem to be a problem with async communication as apparently the HeadStreamer has the exact same problem

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What player software were you using ?

I have discovered that in foobar2000 with wasapi the buffer has to be right at the minimum of 50ms or you get horrible crackling. It seem to be a problem with async communication as apparently the HeadStreamer has the exact same problem

 

I tried both Foobar and J River, with no difference between them. I should note that I experienced the inaudible volume and crackling at all times - not just when playing music. Both issues manifested on regular Windows audio playback from both DVD and online-streaming sources (i.e., Netflix). I also never used WASAPI and used only ASIO.

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