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What does the dragonfly dac and akg550 sound like with dance music?

post #1367 of 2472
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Originally Posted by goldenSHK View Post
 

The 1.2 version will be $50 more from the $99 price point (so $150) or $50 more at the regular $250 price point (so $300)? 

According to the audio stream review the new RRP is $149.99

post #1368 of 2472
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Originally Posted by swmkdr View Post
 

According to the audio stream review the new RRP is $149.99

Yep, this is correct.

post #1369 of 2472
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Originally Posted by tninety View Post
 

BTW you can check the version number of your DF on a Mac under "system information" app in the USB section under hardware. Click the DragonFly. Here's a 1.0c:

 

Should be possible in Windows or Linux (lsusb -v or something) but I don't have my desktop with me so I can't verify. 

 

I guess there was never a 1.1 since this one was bought very recently. 

 

There seems to be some revisions of the hardware:

 

- Dark DragonFly text (1.0?)

- Light DragonFly text (after 1.0?)

- Light DragonFly text + FCC logos in white on the bottom (1.0c+?)

 

Inclusion of leather pouch/cloth pouch doesn't seem to have any bearing on actual version number but it often corresponds because the cloth pouch was only shipped with early units... 

 

All but about the first 500 devices were version 1.1.  

post #1370 of 2472
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Originally Posted by Speakerphile View Post
 

Yep, this is correct.

Thanks, I just read audiostream, and it appears the new version blows the older one out of the water in terms of clarity and airiness so I think I might wait to simply purchase the new version if it ever goes on sale between $100-$150. 

post #1371 of 2472
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Originally Posted by goldenSHK View Post
 

Thanks, I just read audiostream, and it appears the new version blows the older one out of the water in terms of clarity and airiness so I think I might wait to simply purchase the new version if it ever goes on sale between $100-$150. 

 

I will probably have one next week.  I will post my impressions.  If what AudioStream says is true, we are in for a treat.  

post #1372 of 2472
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Originally Posted by Speakerphile View Post
 

 

All but about the first 500 devices were version 1.1.  

I definitely have a post-1.0 device on me... I think the "1.1" is labeled as "1.0c" in USB device properties. 

post #1373 of 2472

Can someone confirm if the new one does in fact sounds better? I just got one and I can't say I am blown away vs what I have built into my laptop (realtek HD)

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Originally Posted by browncow View Post
 

Can someone confirm if the new one does in fact sounds better? I just got one and I can't say I am blown away vs what I have built into my laptop (realtek HD)

Really?  What kind of laptop do you have?  It was night and day for me, vs. computer audio.  What other gear do you have?  

post #1375 of 2472

I have the Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro. I was surprised myself being that it should be a no brainer with the DF's specs and integrated audio having the awful reputation that it does.

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I have the Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro. I was surprised myself being that it should be a no brainer with the DF's specs and integrated audio having the awful reputation that it does.

What headphones do you have?  Also, what was the source?

post #1377 of 2472
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Originally Posted by martin vegas View Post
 

What does the dragonfly dac and akg550 sound like with dance music?

Closest thing to dance music i have is Lindsey Stirling (Dubstep with violin) and that's pretty much the only thing. I'm into symphonic metal/metal/rock/acoustic...

K550 has good bass, but only if the headphones fit your head.

post #1378 of 2472

I am testing with the Westone 4 IEM's as well as V-Moda V-80's

Source is my laptop running MusicBee with Flac files outputting WASAPI

post #1379 of 2472
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Originally Posted by browncow View Post
 

I am testing with the Westone 4 IEM's as well as V-Moda V-80's

Source is my laptop running MusicBee with Flac files outputting WASAPI

Those are both very easily driven headphones.  The "effect" won't be quite as pronounced as it would be on some harder to drive headphones.  You should still hear an improvement though.    

post #1380 of 2472

Has anyone compared the dragon fly with the new dacmagic xs?

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