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post #61 of 71

Im currently using Schiit asgard as amp, and i connect it straigth to my laptop as my Fio E17 headphone jack malfunctioned (i still ahve a fioo conector layimg soemwere but cant find it).

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Thanks!

post #63 of 71
Just a note to point out that the new price of the dac itx seems to be $299.
post #64 of 71
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Just a note to point out that the new price of the dac itx seems to be $299.

Yes, currently in Poland Peachtree costs HALF of a Bifrost.

After the first price drop I decided to wait before I bought any of those DACs, and now it seems I can get the DAC ITx for a very low price.

post #65 of 71

I am in a position to get the Bifrost USB Gen 2 for about $300. How does it compare with my current Peachtree DAC ITX? Is it an upgrade or side grade?

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I am in a position to get the Bifrost USB Gen 2 for about $300. How does it compare with my current Peachtree DAC ITX? Is it an upgrade or side grade?

 

from a deal perspective, the $449 Bitfrost for $300 is a better deal than the $299 DAC-ITx for $299. Both are excellent DACs. Unless you are very sensitive to sound, you probably will not be able to tell them apart. Even if you could, the differences would be very subtle.  

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from a deal perspective, the $449 Bitfrost for $300 is a better deal than the $299 DAC-ITx for $299. Both are excellent DACs. Unless you are very sensitive to sound, you probably will not be able to tell them apart. Even if you could, the differences would be very subtle.  


I already got the DAC-ITx currently (purchased for $170). I take it from your post though that either way I shouldn't though. Would that be the corrupt takeaway? Thanks!

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I already got the DAC-ITx currently (purchased for $170). I take it from your post though that either way I shouldn't though. Would that be the corrupt takeaway? Thanks!

Dang! You are getting great deals. I recently purchased a dac-it for 175, and you got the x version for the same. Good going.

IMHO, the dac is the least likely to affect you sound. Ok, power cable the least, other cables, then dac, then amp, then source, then speaker/headphone. This assumes at least good source material. Of course some people swear they hear the difference between many of these items in the chain, but most people cannot hear the difference beyond the speakers/headphones. If you don't have 3-6 various headphones, you might want to spend your money that way before you upgrade components.
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Dang! You are getting great deals. I recently purchased a dac-it for 175, and you got the x version for the same. Good going.

IMHO, the dac is the least likely to affect you sound. Ok, power cable the least, other cables, then dac, then amp, then source, then speaker/headphone. This assumes at least good source material. Of course some people swear they hear the difference between many of these items in the chain, but most people cannot hear the difference beyond the speakers/headphones. If you don't have 3-6 various headphones, you might want to spend your money that way before you upgrade components.


Yeah, I really like the DAC-ITx, but with the Bifrost going for that price, I thought I should do my due diligence and inquire first. Currently I have a pair of LCD-2 (pre frozr) and some modded K553's.

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Yeah, I really like the DAC-ITx, but with the Bifrost going for that price, I thought I should do my due diligence and inquire first. Currently I have a pair of LCD-2 (pre frozr) and some modded K553's.

 

hopefully you have an amp worth of the LCDs. If you can afford it, get the Bitfrost and A/B it to the DAC-ITx, then let us know your thoughts. I'm pretty should you can break even on the DAC you choose not to keep. 

post #71 of 71
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hopefully you have an amp worth of the LCDs. If you can afford it, get the Bitfrost and A/B it to the DAC-ITx, then let us know your thoughts. I'm pretty should you can break even on the DAC you choose not to keep. 


I have a Burson Soloist and Lyr 2 for my headphones. :gs1000smile: I prefer not to spend money and the spend time trying to sell something later. If the Bifrost is not noticeably/significantly better than the DAC-ITx despite its much higher price tag, there is not much point for me honestly. Thanks for all the advice, greatly appreciate it!

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