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post #901 of 1817

I just snagged a DF from Best Buy for $169 plus tax. They had an Open Box and they are giving an additional 20% off all Open Box items. I couldn't pass it up. Not sure how long the extra 20% off lasts. I would check all the Best Buys with Magnolias in your area and see if they have had any returns. I'm listening to it now and its worth 3 times what I played. Wow this sounds good!!!

post #902 of 1817

FYI - I ordered the DragonTail from an online retailer called ListenUp.com for $16.95 with free UPS ground shipping and it shipped today.  I assume it's only free for US residents.  

post #903 of 1817
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Originally Posted by awtryau89 View Post

I just snagged a DF from Best Buy for $169 plus tax. They had an Open Box and they are giving an additional 20% off all Open Box items. I couldn't pass it up. Not sure how long the extra 20% off lasts. I would check all the Best Buys with Magnolias in your area and see if they have had any returns. I'm listening to it now and its worth 3 times what I played. Wow this sounds good!!!

Will you post a link, please? I can't find it. Thanks

post #904 of 1817
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Originally Posted by fischerb View Post

Will you post a link, please? I can't find it. Thanks

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/AudioQuest+-+DragonFly+Digital+Audio+Converter+-+Black/5426026.p?id=1218657483207&skuId=5426026&st=audioquest%20dragonfly&cp=1&lp=1

 

I found mine while in store but here is the link anyway. It was an open box marked down to $211 then I got an additional 20% off the open box price. They were trying to clear all of their open box stuff out in Magnolia and in the home theater dept. You are going to have to search to see who has it in stock then call and see if they happen to have an open box model. 

post #905 of 1817
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Originally Posted by Duncan View Post

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)

 

The Dragonfly can work with the Android-powered Samsung Galaxy Note II:

http://www.head-fi.org/t/595071/android-phones-and-usb-dacs/1035#post_8959237

 

music stored on Galaxy Note II > USB Audio Recorder PRO > digital USB audio out  >> Dragonfly USB DAC >> amp >> headphones

post #906 of 1817
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Originally Posted by DanBa View Post

 

The Dragonfly can work with the Android-powered Samsung Galaxy Note II:

http://www.head-fi.org/t/595071/android-phones-and-usb-dacs/1035#post_8959237

 

music stored on Galaxy Note II > USB Audio Recorder PRO > digital USB audio out  >> Dragonfly USB DAC >> amp >> headphones

I wonder if the Dragonfly would work with the Samsung ChromeBook. I have been looking at one of them and really like it.

post #907 of 1817
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Originally Posted by awtryau89 View Post

I wonder if the Dragonfly would work with the Samsung ChromeBook. I have been looking at one of them and really like it.

 

I was actually wondering that myself.  I want a more mobile system than my bulky XPS laptop and the DF.  If it does work the only problem with it is it doesn't have foobar...


Edited by gidgiddonihah - 12/28/12 at 2:06am
post #908 of 1817
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Originally Posted by LAmitchell View Post

I love this little DAC.

 

After listening to it everyday for a month, 

I did an A/B with my MacBook's HEADPHONE OUT (built in dac).

WOW, what a huge difference: The Dragonfly is so

much more FOCUSED, and just generally more fun

to listen to for longer periods of time.  

 

Now I'm curious to know, having very little DAC experience,

how much would I have to spend on my next DAC so

that there would be an immediate "WOW!!" experience

going from DRAGONFLY to the new dac? And what would

those differences be?

 

I

 

If you want to scream "WOW" while your jaw reaches your shoes, try this: http://www.musicarch.net/weiss-medea/

 

Some consider this the best DAC available today..

post #909 of 1817
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Originally Posted by nc8000 View Post


You have to download the plugins from the foobar website and the select it in Settings Output. Wasapi is the simplest to get working. Asio requires other bits of software as well

I've tried Foobar with the plugin for Wasapi but 24bit files stutter during playback, where they don't with Mediamonkey...so I'll probably stick with Mediamonkey.

 

Now...to get the DF working with my Nexus 7 tablet....

post #910 of 1817
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Originally Posted by kryten123 View Post

I've tried Foobar with the plugin for Wasapi but 24bit files stutter during playback, where they don't with Mediamonkey...so I'll probably stick with Mediamonkey.

 

Now...to get the DF working with my Nexus 7 tablet....

JRiver does a great job of managing things...

post #911 of 1817
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Originally Posted by kryten123 View Post

I've tried Foobar with the plugin for Wasapi but 24bit files stutter during playback, where they don't with Mediamonkey...so I'll probably stick with Mediamonkey.

 

Now...to get the DF working with my Nexus 7 tablet....

 

With previous versions of the foobar wasapi plugin you had to set the buffer to the minimum size to avoid the stutter (this seemed to be a problem with all async dacs). With the latest version of the plugin I no longer have that problem.

post #912 of 1817

hello all, sorry that i have a terchnical question after i buy dragonfly, very appreciate if someone can help me

 

 

the manual told me to set 24 bit, 44.1kHz in windows
but it can play some pink noise only
i need to set to 48kHz to be normal sound, is there any method i can use 44.1kHz?
 
and also, when i used my old dac, i can use wasapi component in foobar2000, also 44.1kHz
but i cannot use it in dragonfly
 
"Unrecoverable playback error: Unsupported stream format: 44100 Hz / 16-bit / 2 channels"
 
what can i do? thanks
post #913 of 1817

I don't know. I'm on Win7-64 and have my Windows sound preferences set to 24/96. I use the latest version of foobar and wasapi plug-in and it plays 16/44, 16/48, 24/44, 24/48, 24/88 and 24/96 all in 2 channels with no problem and the Dragonfly changes color accordingly. If I play 5.1 files or 24/176 or 24/192 I have to use the apropriate dsp plugins to downsamle or convert to 2 channels. I run the player apps volume control at max and use the Windows volume control to adjust the volume

post #914 of 1817

hello, ive never had a DAC o even an AMP, i just bought a pair of Sennheiser Momentums 1 week ago, and i have a macbook pro 15", i would hear a HUGE difference in my itunes ALAC songs? or it is not worth the 250 dollars? thank you :)

post #915 of 1817
Opinion seems divided on the amp / dac route for Momentum's ..personally I can't hear a huge difference, they were designed for use straight to your music player of choice.
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