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Right now listening to Dragonfly 1.2 > Magni 2 > DT 880 Pros.  So, warm/bright/bright, I guess.  Mainly, I got the additional gain I needed from the Magni, and even better sound, especially on the bottom end, so I'm not swapping out the Dragonfly any time soon.  In a few years, the DACs that come standard in portable devices will probably be so good only the biggest spenders will buy portable DACs.  Or maybe we'll still need external DACs for exotic super high-rez formats.  But the Dragonfly was a good purchase, especially for the price. 

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I just took an old, small Toshiba netbook, put in 2GB of RAM and a 480GB SSD, loaded Windows 7 and copied my 300GB of FLAC and 320K MP3 onto it. I installed the 1 by 1 player and Fidelizer. I have the Dragonfly 1.2 plugged in and connected to my Sumo Athena pre-amp, Hafler amp and Infinity IL-40 speakers. The sound is phenomenal! The sense of depth, air, weight, and presence is unbelievable.
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how does this compare to the newer meridian explorer?

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How would this pair to the ATH-M50x? How is it compared to DAC Magic XS or Audioengine D3?

Basically in Spain there's no store that has all these (Or others) to audition at the same time :frown: 

 

Edit: First post in the forum :atsmile:


Edited by Great-God - 6/22/15 at 2:41pm
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Hey Great-God, I'm going to Spain in a month. Cool. Ya the Hi Fi scene in Spain is a little dry in most areas unless you are in Madrid or Barcelona or something. All I can tell you is that everything I've ever read about the dragonfly is glowing praise. I haven't seen a single unsatisfactory review. It is worth every penny.

 

I'm hoping I can afford one to take with me to Spain to stick in my laptop and play my 24/96 files. Odds are I won't come up with an extra $200 between now and then though... 

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I just took an old, small Toshiba netbook, put in 2GB of RAM and a 480GB SSD, loaded Windows 7 and copied my 300GB of FLAC and 320K MP3 onto it. I installed the 1 by 1 player and Fidelizer. I have the Dragonfly 1.2 plugged in and connected to my Sumo Athena pre-amp, Hafler amp and Infinity IL-40 speakers. The sound is phenomenal! The sense of depth, air, weight, and presence is unbelievable.

 

You listen to MP3s? 

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(J/k) 

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How would this pair to the ATH-M50x? How is it compared to DAC Magic XS or Audioengine D3?



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I doubt there's anyplace in the USA that would have all these things available for audition!
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You listen to MP3s?

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Yes, depending upon the music and the quality of the recording I will either rip to FLAC or 320K MP3.
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How would this pair to the ATH-M50x? How is it compared to DAC Magic XS or Audioengine D3?

 

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I doubt there's anyplace in the USA that would have all these things available for audition!

Yeah, shame. I heard the HRT Microstreamer and found it really impressive for the size and price, and I keep hearing the DragonFly sounds better while being smaller and cheaper, so I guess I can't go wrong with it buying online. (Honestly, I can't bother to go to several shops when the choice is pretty much made)

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I have the Dragonfly v1.0 and have never been able to have my windows volume over 98% or i get distortion, which means i can not bypass the internal Dragonfly amp by having windows volume at 100%.....Anyone know how i can fix this?


Edited by wavid - 6/27/15 at 7:06am
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 I have had my dragonfly v1.2 for about half a year and now its starting to emit a static noise when plugged in and whether or not music is playing. Anyone else's doing that? Wonder if there's a fix cause for the money I paid I definitely expected to not run into so many problems with this product

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 I have had my dragonfly v1.2 for about half a year and now its starting to emit a static noise when plugged in and whether or not music is playing. Anyone else's doing that? Wonder if there's a fix cause for the money I paid I definitely expected to not run into so many problems with this product
Contact the company.
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Originally Posted by theinvertedsky View Post
 

 I have had my dragonfly v1.2 for about half a year and now its starting to emit a static noise when plugged in and whether or not music is playing. Anyone else's doing that? Wonder if there's a fix cause for the money I paid I definitely expected to not run into so many problems with this product


I suspect that some change elsewhere in the system is causing a ground loop. You might want to try one of those 3 to 2 power adapters that will allow you to plug the computer in without the ground pin.  if that cleans up the noise then you know what you should be looking for. Don't leave the computer plugged in that way, though.

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