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post #2176 of 2424
John Culter what is your source?
post #2177 of 2424
I dont know whether should buy the v1.0, v1.2 or the audioengine D3..
Some help guys? I am planning to match it with a transparent amp
post #2178 of 2424

I think the choice is the Dragonfly 1.2 and the AudioEngine.  The 1.0, should you be able to find it, has been reported as being not as good as the 1.2.  The Dragonfly also uses the ESS Sabre 9023 DAC which I prefer over the AudioEngine's AKM4396.  It's very personal, though, and others may disagree.  Differences are very slight.

post #2179 of 2424
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Originally Posted by Aradea View Post

I dont know whether should buy the v1.0, v1.2 or the audioengine D3..
Some help guys? I am planning to match it with a transparent amp

 

I haven't heard the D3, however one of my friends has a DF 1.2 paired with a transparent / neutral sounding amp (DIY Millett Butte) and it sounds great. The DF supplies just the right amount of warmth to the Butte such that the system sounds natural and engaging. Hope this helps!

post #2180 of 2424
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I haven't heard the D3, however one of my friends has a DF 1.2 paired with a transparent / neutral sounding amp (DIY Millett Butte) and it sounds great. The DF supplies just the right amount of warmth to the Butte such that the system sounds natural and engaging. Hope this helps!
Thanks!

How about compared to Aune T1 Mk2?
post #2181 of 2424
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Thanks!

How about compared to Aune T1 Mk2?

 

Sorry, can't say as I've never heard the Aune. However, looking at the T1 Mk 2's features on paper I can't see how you'd go wrong with either setup.

post #2182 of 2424
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Originally Posted by canali View Post

Hi there ...my df is v2.


Sorry, I meant the LH Labs Geek Out V2. :)

post #2183 of 2424
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Originally Posted by nbakid2000 View Post
 


Sorry, I meant the LH Labs Geek Out V2. :)

yes i have read that there is a definite sonic difference between a Geek out v2 and dragonfly 1.2

post #2184 of 2424

Can I get a pure dac version without the amp?

If not, can the internal amp section of the v2 be completely bypassed.

If so, what is the output voltage at line-level and output power at 32ohm load for each channel when used as a dac/amp? 

post #2185 of 2424

Hey I have a problem with my v1.2 and I'm hoping it's not defective. I've plugged it into two PCs one running Win10 and one on Win8.1. Both of them recognised it immediately. Unfortunately I can only set it to 24/48 or 24/96. If I set it to 24/44.1 or 24/88.2 I hear a crackle and then no sound plays...

 

Any help?

post #2186 of 2424

Leave it at 24/96 and the computer upsample lower bit-rate audio.  It should be fine.

post #2187 of 2424
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Leave it at 24/96 and the computer upsample lower bit-rate audio.  It should be fine.

I know but the Audioquest website and general info I've read around is that you should always try to match the audio with the output... Should I be too fussed or worried about it?

post #2188 of 2424


Don't worry about it.  Mine is set to 96/24 and sounds great.  No worries about matching bit rate and depth.

post #2189 of 2424

earlier i'd offered my 2 cents that i found little difference in the Dragonfly

when listening to music from my laptop.

 

...well i've had more time to do some additonal listening...sometimes you only

find the diffs after you do away with the upgrade and then go back down in sound quality

without the component.

 

this is what happend to me earlier tonight when i was assessing my new

sony xb90ex iems against the vsonic Gr07 classics...there were things

in the Vsonics i love (details, clarity, great bang for buck) but also

some things i missed (more bass slam, a bit less bright).

 

So i ended up buying the basshead approved sonys...hooked both

iems up to my desktop at work (with no dragonfly) and started listening repeatedly

to both Rush's 'the anarchist' and The Tragically Hips 'ahead by a century'

my laptop didn't have the dragonfly

...bass on the xb90ex felt overwhelming, bloomy.

 

but upon getting home and listening again, there was a difference when i tried the dragonfly

...music was a bit more detailed, cleaner and tighter...not a night and day difference, but certainly

made for a more enjoyable listening session.....so might end up keeping the sonys afterall....but maybe not ;)


Edited by canali - 1/22/16 at 11:20pm
post #2190 of 2424

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TUE5O3ZDYk0&ab_channel=Hi-FiInsider

 

anyone try this hack:

hooking up a dragonfly to their ipod touch?

 

basically the poor man's chord/ipod combo ;)

until i can get a chord...or a better dap with quality wifi

...or the samsung s7 phone

 

anyway, any big sound difference?

 

there is also this other video using the HRT idsp adaptor too to the ipod touch

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=czdma16wGV4&ab_channel=Hi-FiInsider

wonder if anyone's done a sound comparison.

 

i tried attaching the dragonfly to my lg nexus 5 phone...now since it's been upgraded with the usb 2.0 download

...but it drains the battery fast...and also the volume ha to be turned up very high..80-90%.


Edited by canali - 1/23/16 at 1:13pm
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