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post #181 of 1576
Btw, I'm still interested in other feedback if anyone's feelin' froggy! smily_headphones1.gif
post #182 of 1576
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Originally Posted by customNuts View Post
 

Its actually $800+ vs $1300 so the gap is smaller than perceived. Audio-gd don't include the pay pal, & postage costs in the list price - they're added on when paying. Also the $40 TCXO clock upgrade isn't in the $680 either. $40 for an upgrade of the most important part of a dac is a no brainer imo.

 

Regardless, they are both stellar value - as are Audio-gd & Yulong in general. If u can afford it - go the DA8, if not, your only taking a small (but definitely noticeable) down grade with the 28.

 

I think we need to consider the different between buying from oversee factory direct vs a local agent, right? 

 

I am interested in NFB-28 vs DA8 as well, I am from Hong Kong so I have the convenient to buy from factory direct in both case.  Here are their price in RMB for comparison purpose:

 

NFB-28: RMB4680 + RMB120 (TCXO upgrade)

DA8: RMB6680

 

Anyway, that is RMB1880 (US$300) different, still significant, but given the DA8 support DSD as-is, I think we can compare them head-to-head without paying too much emphasis on the price different !

 

So to summaries your impression, DA8 is better on DAC and NFB-28 excel on its amplifier section?  In other word, if I have headphone that are easy to drive, DA8 is a better choice, but if I have power hungry cans or something that prefer better control, then NFB-28 is a better candidate?


Edited by Andykong - 1/20/14 at 5:40pm
post #183 of 1576

How does the NFB-28 perform vs a Schiit stack such as Mjolnir + Gungnir?

 

For me in europe:

 

NFB-28: 600€

Schiit Stack: 1600€

 

Both combos are fully balanced, both combos have plenty power (from 8W Rms), low output impedance, etc.

 

So, considering the difference...


Edited by Megalomaniak - 2/5/14 at 6:44am
post #184 of 1576
^^^ feature wise and parts wise Audio-gd is superior (digital relay-based volume pot, R-core, I/Os, single-ended and balanced headphone outputs, ACSS, etc) but that's only half the story. What headphones?
Edited by gevorg - 2/5/14 at 3:01pm
post #185 of 1576

Mjolnir is a very aggressive amp that works best with dark and laid-back headphones, a la HD-650 or Audeze.

 

The NFB-28 should work better with anything else, IMO.

post #186 of 1576
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Originally Posted by Clemmaster View Post
 

Mjolnir is a very aggressive amp that works best with dark and laid-back headphones, a la HD-650 or Audeze.

 

The NFB-28 should work better with anything else, IMO.

 

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Originally Posted by gevorg View Post

^^^ feature wise and parts wise Audio-gd is superior (digital relay-based volume pot, R-core, I/Os, single-ended and balanced headphone outputs, ACSS, etc) but that's only half the story. What headphones?

 

Wooooooops, sorry, Audeze headphones, LCD-2 as my main rig. Following the XC as main closed headphones. Big fan of this brand and planars in general, dont want anything else, not a fan of bright headphones such as t1s or hd800 which ive already tried. I like the TH900 style and so, tho.

 

I was planing in gettings the stack vs the nfb-28, so if the difference is minimal Ill get the Audio GD, but if the difference is noticeable, dynamics and tightness/impact wise, Ill go for the stack.


Edited by Megalomaniak - 2/6/14 at 1:06pm
post #187 of 1576
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Anyway, that is RMB1880 (US$300) different, still significant, but given the DA8 support DSD as-is, I think we can compare them head-to-head without paying too much emphasis on the price different !

There is a good news from Audio-GD

Join us test the DSD and up to 384KHz support !

Order below models (ES9018 based products ) , free upgrade to DSD and up to 384KHz support (The first 100 units) . (The DSD and 384K support not in warranty ).
NFB-1P, NFB-1.32 , NFB-7.32 , Compass 2 ,NFB-28, NFB-27
 (The PCM1704 products can never support DSD.)

 

Let's cross fingers and hope this will work and a upgrade will be possible

post #188 of 1576
Thread Starter 
Good start for the new year! Perhaps kingwa should let us know the specifications/ supported bit rate first?
Any upgrade path even for current owners of his sabre dacs?
We shall see.
post #189 of 1576

Someone tried the 27 vs this 28? In paper they seem to be fairly simmilar but the 27 costs almost double.

post #190 of 1576
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Originally Posted by Megalomaniak View Post

 

For me in europe:

 

NFB-28: 600€

Schiit Stack: 1600€

 

So, considering the difference...

I would be interested to know how you can get the nfb 28 at 600€ in europe (unless you have in mind 720$+shipping and no custom tax). There is a retailer in France but the cost is closer to 750€, shipping included.

post #191 of 1576
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Originally Posted by bob77 View Post
 

I would be interested to know how you can get the nfb 28 at 600€ in europe (unless you have in mind 720$+shipping and no custom tax). There is a retailer in France but the cost is closer to 750€, shipping included.

Direct buying from AudioGD china via DHL.

post #192 of 1576

ok, so I guess that you can expect to add custom tax to the 600€.

post #193 of 1576

Declare a low value may can help.

post #194 of 1576

Going to pull the trigger on this. Question though: Are there any advantages to using the TCXO-upgraded USB input rather than the optical input? I'm running optical in on my Little Dot stack.


Edited by haveblue - 2/21/14 at 12:46am
post #195 of 1576
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Originally Posted by Kingwa View Post
 

Declare a low value may can help.


Probably help to reduce the cost in any case. But what happend if there is a problem with shipping ? I expect the shipping company will refund only up to declared value. Who will support the remaining cost, the buyer or audio-gd ?

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