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post #856 of 1934
You find $250 to be expensive for a good dac and headphone amp ?
post #857 of 1934
So any guide how to make the sample rate switch automatically with foobar? I'm running this of windows 8, seems to work fine when its connected. Tough right after connecting it to windows 8 pc there is some clicking, but it goes away fast.
post #858 of 1934

For me sample rate switches automatically in foobar (44.1, 48, 88.2 and 96) but I'm on Win7-64, don't know it that makes any difference. I use WASAPI (push) and the latest version has fixed the problem where the buffer had to be set to the minimum so I now run with a buffer of 3380 ms. If I play 176.4 or 192 I have to use the sample rate converter and downsample to 88.2 or 96 as the Dragonfly don't support >96

post #859 of 1934
Looking forward for Win 8 users and their foobar with KS plugin usability.
post #860 of 1934
Could have missed this in the thread, but can anyone advise me on the power consumption of the Dragonfly, especially connected to a portable device such as mobile phone? Just curious if it would seriously shortened battery life, thanks.
post #861 of 1934
I got the sampling rate swithing to work, tried multiple output options in foobar, wasapi(push), and (event). KS, ASIO4ALL, where i couldnt select dragonfly as my audio divice for some reason.

Got some ratling and few soundproblems with wasapi (push), and KS. Wasapi (event) seems to be sounding smooth. And yes, i'm runing windows 8.
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Originally Posted by nc8000 View Post

If I play 176.4 or 192 I have to use the sample rate converter and downsample to 88.2 or 96 as the Dragonfly don't support >96
Dragonfly should downsample 192 on its own, @least that's what it says on the box.
Edited by Whippler - 12/18/12 at 1:56am
post #862 of 1934
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Originally Posted by breadvan View Post

Could have missed this in the thread, but can anyone advise me on the power consumption of the Dragonfly, especially connected to a portable device such as mobile phone? Just curious if it would seriously shortened battery life, thanks.

 

I think it has been mentioned that it draws too much power to work with smartphones and tablets. 2 new versions are in the works for 2013 for use with Android and Apple devices.

 

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Originally Posted by Whippler View Post

Dragonfly should downsample 192 on its own, @least that's what it says on the box.

 

I'm sure it didn't do that for me but I'll have to check again when next I'm home as I don't have any >96 music on my pc's local drive.

post #863 of 1934

Interestingly the Dragonfly is picked up by my Note 2, can confirm that as speaker audio is disabled, but it does quirky things - no audio, and playback is at 2x speed... consider it a loss for that...

 

However, I have to say, only a few minutes of use in (only unpacked it a few moments ago) that this really is Impressing me! - is driving my AKG Q701s nicely...

 

...Now to find a 6.5 to 3.5mm adapter to try the HD800s ;o)

post #864 of 1934
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..Now to find a 6.5 to 3.5mm adapter to try the HD800s ;o)

 

Dragonfly is able to drive the HD800 to quite  adequate volume, but it obviously falls short compare to even  moderate priced headphone amps designed for full size headphone such as the Headamp GLite.

 

--mark

post #865 of 1934
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Originally Posted by nc8000 View Post

 

...... 2 new versions are in the works for 2013 for use with Android and Apple devices.

 

That IS very good news, thanks.

post #866 of 1934

Verber...

 

Yes, I did think that'd probably be the case (only so much oomph you can squeeze out of a small package!) - I may try the DF in line out 'mode', and connect to my Burson - just to see if it is the amp, or the DAC section of the Burson that makes the HD800s sound thin [in my opinion of course]...

 

...I hope that the new product line isn't too low powered (seeing that we're going from a 500ma bus to a 150ma one...)

 

...Either way I think i'll be signing myself up ;o)

post #867 of 1934
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Originally Posted by verber View Post

Dragonfly is able to drive the HD800 to quite  adequate volume, but it obviously falls short compare to even  moderate priced headphone amps designed for full size headphone such as the Headamp GLite.

--mark

Having looked on the Audioquest website, I can't find any reference o the Dragonfly having an amp function?
post #868 of 1934
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Originally Posted by GSARider View Post


Having looked on the Audioquest website, I can't find any reference o the Dragonfly having an amp function?

 

They state:

 

  • Drives Headphones Directly
  • Variable Output Drives Powered Speakers or Power Amp

 

This combination indicates there is an amp. In fact, if you would read what has been written here, or on the website, one of the import features is that the "volume control" under OSX (maybe windows, I haven't paid attention) works in the analog rather than the digital domain when playing through the dragonfly which is a good thing.

 

--Mark

post #869 of 1934
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Originally Posted by GSARider View Post


Having looked on the Audioquest website, I can't find any reference o the Dragonfly having an amp function?

The DF amp is 150mW out @ ~=12ohms, 2.0VRMS

post #870 of 1934
Thanks chaps.
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