Originally Posted by WhiskeyJacks
Is the E-DAC just a version of the ODAC? Because I have the CDAC+ for comparison which I feel sounds better by a bit than the ODAC, and yes the CDAC+ is better sounding then the UD110 but do I think I would miss it much if I had to pick only the UD110? No, In fact paired with a nice tube amp, and or a good Solid state I would be very content.
Yes the ODAC, was slightly better but honestly not 100 dollars more. I think there is a bit more clarity in mid range maybe, and bit more detail. But minimal stuff we are talking about. Where my girl who does not search for the difference as much but gives her honest opinion does not feel like the difference is really there on normal listening
Yup, E-DAC is ODAC by Epiphany Acoustic. I buy from them since it's cheaper when compared to JDS Labs. And now I just discover there's a cheaper alternative. Argh man, I just discover there's a DAC named CDAC+ today. And it's an improved version. *facepalm.
What is the most obvious sonic improvement from CDAC+ compared to ODAC? I'm wondering the improvement for USB vs independent powered. And I agree with you minimal different is not a big loss because when I listen my music, I don't analyze them. The only thing I don't like is the idea of using 3.5mm to RCA if I want to pair it with my amp. After this UD100 primarily used as my active speaker source.
Based from my memory, ODAC is neutral, clean, and no bass or treble coloration. I like the idea of let the amp alone do the coloration. And I do noticed more detail and cleaner sound but it's not like ODAC vs onboard soundcard. While UD100 tend to push mid range and sometimes sound very harsh. But, I notice better treble and bass performance. However, in the end I always pick a DAC that more genre friendly, and I think it's ODAC.