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HiFimeDIY Sabre Android DAC, Digital to Audio Converter (PCM2706+ES9023)

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Works great on Nexus 7 CM 10.2! No need for USB Audio Recorder or any software to run it.

 

Will try my Nexus 4 once my breakout cable arrives.

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Looking to get these to pair with a ck100pro and Note II phone (background hiss issue). Like it mainly for the size.

Does this have much background hiss I sh be worried about?
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No hiss whatsoever.

 

No idea how it will work with Samsung software, but Nexus 7 2013 Android 4.3 is flawless.

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Did you get the new U2 version? If so please post more impressions/comparisons as I'm going to place an order very soon.

 

Thanks.

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Did you get the new U2 version? If so please post more impressions/comparisons as I'm going to place an order very soon.

 

Thanks.

 

$30 android version, not the U2.

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Got the Sabre Android DAC today and tested it out on my Samsung Galaxy Note II & AT CK100Pro.

First impression: Works straight out of the box, even with the Neutron music player. No background hiss that I otherwise heard on the IEM straight out of the phone. Presentation is relatively balanced. Compared to the Note II output, the Sabre DAC has more emphasis on the mid-bass and less on the upper frequencies (can't tell what frequencies however). Presentation is darker in comparison hence. Detail retrieval is inferior to the Note II, with complex passages sounding muddied or confused. I think imaging is also inferior (hard to pinpoint where some sound are coming from) though I have to listen longer to be sure.

Not bad for the $30 I paid for it, though first listening session suggests it is not a worthy replacement for the Note II DAC. I will listen more and see if anything changes over time.

Cheers!
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Originally Posted by Zorander View Post

Got the Sabre Android DAC today and tested it out on my Samsung Galaxy Note II & AT CK100Pro.

First impression: Works straight out of the box, even with the Neutron music player. No background hiss that I otherwise heard on the IEM straight out of the phone. Presentation is relatively balanced. Compared to the Note II output, the Sabre DAC has more emphasis on the mid-bass and less on the upper frequencies (can't tell what frequencies however). Presentation is darker in comparison hence. Detail retrieval is inferior to the Note II, with complex passages sounding muddied or confused. I think imaging is also inferior (hard to pinpoint where some sound are coming from) though I have to listen longer to be sure.

Not bad for the $30 I paid for it, though first listening session suggests it is not a worthy replacement for the Note II DAC. I will listen more and see if anything changes over time.

Cheers!

@Zorander, does this work for music players like Spotify & Pandora?

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