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post #391 of 398
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Originally Posted by conquerator2 View Post
 

I believe the cheapest $399 PCM5102 does not allow for swapping, or at least it didn't initially. The 449$ WM4841 doesn't seem to be available anymore, so the $499 ES9018 is the one that certainly allows it... Not sure about the PCM one but I really do believe that there's a slightly different design and thereby does not allow DAC swapping... But I may be wrong.


Ok thank you for your input!

post #392 of 398
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Ok thank you for your input!

Sure, no problem!

Best to directly ask Kingwa about it.

He's very friendly and responds fast, even if his English is a bit basic. The important always gets through :)

post #393 of 398
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Originally Posted by Falconetti View Post
 

Planning to buy T70 or T90 headphones paired with the Compass 2.

 

Go with the ES9018 version and try WM8741 later, or vice versa ?

 

I've all ways understood the dual WM8741s DAC to be a little more musical and the Sabre DAC a little more detailed.

But I've only listened to the dual WM8741 (in my NFB-15.32).

post #394 of 398
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Originally Posted by PurpleAngel View Post
 

 

I've all ways understood the dual WM8741s DAC to be a little more musical and the Sabre DAC a little more detailed.

But I've only listened to the dual WM8741 (in my NFB-15.32).

 

Yup, that what I've been told. But I think the advice cel4145 gave pretty much hit the nail on the head for me.

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/737734/soundcard-dac-headphones-for-pc-gaming-and-movies/90#post_10972594

post #395 of 398
You can swap the dac in the 384, it was marketed that way
post #396 of 398
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Originally Posted by KamijoIsMyHero View Post

You can swap the dac in the 384, it was marketed that way


So are there any other differences between the two except for the DA modules?

post #397 of 398
Maybe some slight differences in sound, I concluded there wasn't much when I asked the same question myself before choosing the 384
post #398 of 398
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Originally Posted by KamijoIsMyHero View Post

Maybe some slight differences in sound, I concluded there wasn't much when I asked the same question myself before choosing the 384

 

Then it would seem to be pretty pointless to pay 499 USD for the 9018 and only get the ESS module, when you could get the 384 including all modules for 449 USD, if additional DA modules go for 25 USD that is.

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