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post #1426 of 2033
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Originally Posted by martin vegas View Post
 

Put my cds to 24/192 now..they sound a bit better!

I'm assuming you're putting it in FLAC? Also, the Dragonfly doesn't play 24/192 no...? Even if you convert it to 24/192 what happens?

post #1427 of 2033
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Originally Posted by orb2k View Post
 

I'm assuming you're putting it in FLAC? Also, the Dragonfly doesn't play 24/192 no...? Even if you convert it to 24/192 what happens?

It will be downsampled to 24/96 iirc :)

Btw. i have no single idea what popping and clicking you are talking about, been listening to it hours over hours (youtube too) and didnt notice a single clicking and poping sound, is this  maybe only related to the older version or windows-based?

 

Btw. i think i read that the Dragonfly would'nt work on an USB-3.0 Port somewhere in this Thread, that is not true, atleast not under linux.

Working here :)

post #1428 of 2033
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Originally Posted by headified View Post
 

It will be downsampled to 24/96 iirc :)

Btw. i have no single idea what popping and clicking you are talking about, been listening to it hours over hours (youtube too) and didnt notice a single clicking and poping sound, is this  maybe only related to the older version or windows-based?

 

Btw. i think i read that the Dragonfly would'nt work on an USB-3.0 Port somewhere in this Thread, that is not true, atleast not under linux.

Working here :)

What headphones are you using?

post #1429 of 2033

How does the Dragonfly compare to the Nuforce UDAC2 or Fiio e10?


Edited by alterndog - 12/6/13 at 8:07pm
post #1430 of 2033
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Originally Posted by martin vegas View Post
 

What headphones are you using?

 

Sennheiser HD595(50ohm) and AKG K140s(600ohm), but without any problem although the last one doesnt get as loud, but thats normal :)

 

No clicking poping whatsoever with either one.

 

EDIT/Off-topic:

It's kinda strange but i really like the mids of the AKG K140s more, than the  HD595(suppose thats what you call the 3kHz range? mainly vocals)

They sound somehow more present, other than that the HD595 surpasses it, it terms of details, highs and lows :/

I noticed it the most listening to pop-ballandes.


Edited by headified - 12/7/13 at 5:19am
post #1431 of 2033

This is my thoughts on the dragonfly.. I think if you are looking for something with audiophile sound then look elsewhere..if you need a headphone amp and have easy to drive headphones and quite like the sound coming from your computer..then it's for you..i think it makes the sound from your computer sound a tiny bit better..doesn't sound cluttered or muddy or harsh..just cleans the sound up a tiny bit!

post #1432 of 2033

can you compare with the Dragonfly? How does it stack up?

post #1433 of 2033
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Originally Posted by browncow View Post
 

can you compare with the Dragonfly? How does it stack up?

Do you mean compare the dragonfly to the dacmagic xs? The dacmagic xs was trying a bit more to sound like a cd player with a dac chip!


Edited by martin vegas - 12/7/13 at 6:47am
post #1434 of 2033
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Originally Posted by martin vegas View Post
 

This is my thoughts on the dragonfly.. I think if you are looking for something with audiophile sound then look elsewhere..if you need a headphone amp and have easy to drive headphones and quite like the sound coming from your computer..then it's for you..i think it makes the sound from your computer sound a tiny bit better..doesn't sound cluttered or muddy or harsh..just cleans the sound up a tiny bit!

 

Possible, but then we are talking about pricetags way higher than 150$.

Had the chance to compare it to the Asus Xonar One today (actually right now) and the Dragonfly is on par with it or even surpasses it in my subjective test, ofc. with same audio-levels, its normal that the Xonar One will drive especially the high-impendance Headphones way higher.

 

Just my few cents.

post #1435 of 2033
It's going back, getting something a bit better..watch this space!

Edited by martin vegas - 12/7/13 at 1:40pm
post #1436 of 2033

Has anyone compared the original to v1.2 yet?

post #1437 of 2033

Ending up getting the arcam r dac wireless version..it works with my iphone with free app and with the free wireless dongle works from my pc over wifi..i have it plugged into my xbox in the bedroom(pc's downstairs) with my sennheiser headset and it goes through my Cambridge audio amp and wharfedale speakers for watching youtube catch up tv..it's much better than the other two dongles(dacmagic xs and dragonfly) by a long margin..not harsh sounding and the sound stage is much bigger with separation of instruments and you can hear things that you couldn't here before..peoples voices when they are talking on youtube are much more natural sounding..it's just a much better sound altogether..glad I got it now..this one definitely won't be going back!

post #1438 of 2033
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Originally Posted by martin vegas View Post
 

Ending up getting the arcam r dac wireless version..it works with my iphone with free app and with the free wireless dongle works from my pc over wifi..i have it plugged into my xbox in the bedroom(pc's downstairs) with my sennheiser headset and it goes through my Cambridge audio amp and wharfedale speakers for watching youtube catch up tv..it's much better than the other two dongles(dacmagic xs and dragonfly) by a long margin..not harsh sounding and the sound stage is much bigger with separation of instruments and you can hear things that you couldn't here before..peoples voices when they are talking on youtube are much more natural sounding..it's just a much better sound altogether..glad I got it now..this one definitely won't be going back!

I bought a DragonFly because it's cheap. My next one is Most prob Arcam Rdac or Meridian Explorer. For $99 you can't really go wrong... (well I think)

I wish there was a comparison between rPAC, Meridian Explorer and the Dragonfly

post #1439 of 2033
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Originally Posted by orb2k View Post
 

I bought a DragonFly because it's cheap. My next one is Most prob Arcam Rdac or Meridian Explorer. For $99 you can't really go wrong... (well I think)

I wish there was a comparison between rPAC, Meridian Explorer and the Dragonfly

 

Did you mean Arcam rDAC or rPAC (you mentioned both)?

 

I have rDAC, Meridian Explorer, and AQ DF (1.0c) that I just bought less than a week ago due to $99 deal (not that I really needed it much :-)).

post #1440 of 2033

im bout to buy the dragonfly. but i dont know which one to get. the new 1.2 or 1.0? is it that much of an upgrade? i would like to save money but i dont mind getting the 1.2 if its better

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