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post #781 of 1934

its an awesome product but i'd hate to think of the wear and tear on the USB port from its physical design

post #782 of 1934
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Originally Posted by eyal1983 View Post

I have a question:

it is known to be congested with complex classical passages (for example).

Now, is it the DACs fault, or the AMPs fault?

meaning.. if i connect it to an ext. amp. will the problem resolve?

 

thanks!

/Eyal

 

I will never claim to have the golden ears others do around here. After several months with the DF I have not heard what is described as a congested delivery. I was listening to a variety of Mozart concerto's and symphonies yesterday. Pretty complex, lots of nuance and plenty of action all over the orchestra. I could pick out details as I wanted. So maybe I am not understanding what the other posters meant, but it sure sounds good to me.

post #783 of 1934

What is known to be congested, the Dragonfly?
 

post #784 of 1934

Sorry, I didn't see the following reply, you did mean the Dragonfly. Do try the Arcam rPac, it's got a grip on the rhythm that's exciting, and the detail's there.
 

post #785 of 1934

thanks.

but i still believe that as a great soundcard, that is always attached to the computer.. DF is still the best there is )

post #786 of 1934

Sometimes you have to remember the price/value level here. Very strong for the money and the portability.

post #787 of 1934
Liking this so far. So how do enable automatic switching between 44.1 and the others with foobar2000?
post #788 of 1934
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Originally Posted by SodaMeiser View Post

its an awesome product but i'd hate to think of the wear and tear on the USB port from its physical design


http://www.head-fi.org/t/617241/audioquest-dragonfly-review-affordable-outstanding-tiny-dac-amp/750#post_8765037

post #789 of 1934
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Originally Posted by SodaMeiser View Post

its an awesome product but i'd hate to think of the wear and tear on the USB port from its physical design

 

This is why you leave it plugged into an extension cable.  

post #790 of 1934
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Originally Posted by Whippler View Post

Liking this so far. So how do enable automatic switching between 44.1 and the others with foobar2000?

I had the same issue with Bitperfect if you have a Mac you have to manually change the change the sound preferences and Midi over to Dragonfly output.

post #791 of 1934

aq dragonfly will be able to properly drive the hi fi man he 500?


Edited by mbllbm - 11/12/12 at 7:02am
post #792 of 1934
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Originally Posted by mbllbm View Post

aq dragonfly will be able to properly drive the hi fi man he 500?

Drives the HE-400 well but the HE-500 might be a different story as it requires more amp.

post #793 of 1934

IMO, the HE-500 needs more juice than the DF can provide to be driven well. I haven't heard the HE-400, so I can't comment.

 

However, the DF drives the HD650s very well. Surprisingly well.
 

post #794 of 1934
I am using the DF with the HD650's right now....Beautiful combo!
post #795 of 1934

I have listened to the dragonfly with a friend's he-500 for a bit.  I have also had a fair amount of time with my hd800 as well as a number of other headphones and some IEMs. The dragonfly could drive all the headphones I tried.  The IEMs sounds fine... I didn't notice the SQ improve by running the dragonfly into an amplifier, but I don't think the dragonfly didn't do a justice to either the he-500 or the hd800.  Adding a headamp gilmore lite to the chain made a significant improvement in the sound quality. Better dynamic range, tighter and more base, more open sound stage.  Pretty must across the board improvement.

 

--Mark


Edited by verber - 11/12/12 at 11:48pm
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