I'm trying to use my Dragonfly with Linux (Ubuntu 12.04 and Debian Sid both) and I'm seeing a strange problem. I can select the DAC via pulseaudio, but when the volume is <100% and I plug my quite sensitive IE8 IEMs in the volume is very very low. When I set the volume == 100%, the sound is so loud that you can literally hear it one room away. I thought I was going to go deaf for a second there. I had no idea IEMs could get that loud. Has anyone seen this problem with the DF and Linux? Right now the device is completely unusable for me. I have tested it in Windows 7 x64 and it works fine, but I bought this for my Linux laptop which has atrocious noise on the headphone port.
Are there any special drivers or anything I should be looking into? If I emailed AudioQuest do you think they would help me out?
EDIT- Well I actually got off my butt and tried to Google hard for the solution, and I found it. The fix is outlined here: http://askubuntu.com/questions/15069/how-do-i-change-the-way-ubuntu-adjusts-my-volume-mixer-levels
Pulseaudio is such garbage... anyways, if you are using the Dragonfly on Linux MAKE SURE you read about this fix before you blow your ears out.
This tiny device makes my laptop sound amazing. A+ work here AudioQuest.
Thanks a lot for this fix, I was actually just having the same problem with a HRT headstreamer - it is now working perfectly with ALSA/pulseaudio! Cheers