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Poll Results: What % of your listening is Desktop vs Portable? (click on ONE answer please)

Poll expired: Apr 22, 2014  
  • 22% (30)
    Desktop (100%)
  • 36% (49)
    Desktop (75%) & Portable (25%)
  • 18% (25)
    Desktop (50%) & Portable (50%)
  • 17% (24)
    Desktop (25%) & Portable (75%)
  • 5% (7)
    Portable (100%)
135 Total Votes  
post #541 of 2385

I bought an idsd nano, today...maybe I made a mistake...I should have waited a little, to get the new micro:blink:

 

from what I 've read so far, the new "micro" will outperform his "little" brother (dsd nano)...

 

its just better in every aspect...I didn't know about the micro..only heard about the new Mini...feeling sad here about my decision,...

 

anyway...can someone explain the differences in the dac, between the "nano" vs "micro" ?...

 

the micro has a dual core bb chip...what are the advantages?

post #542 of 2385
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Originally Posted by Gkat View Post
 

I bought an idsd nano, today...maybe I made a mistake...I should have waited a little, to get the new micro:blink:

 

from what I 've read so far, the new "micro" will outperform his "little" brother (dsd nano)...

 

its just better in every aspect...I didn't know about the micro..only heard about the new Mini...feeling sad here about my decision,...

 

anyway...can someone explain the differences in the dac, between the "nano" vs "micro" ?...

 

the micro has a dual core bb chip...what are the advantages?

 

Well the biggest difference is the Nano is a battery powered portable device, whereas the mini and micro are desktop. Not sure if that is relevant to your usage 

post #543 of 2385
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Originally Posted by CraftyClown View Post
 

 

Well the biggest difference is the Nano is a battery powered portable device, whereas the mini and micro are desktop. Not sure if that is relevant to your usage 

well, I bought the "nano" because I' ve started "building" an audio pc, and I was searching for a small but decent usb dac, to "feed" my active monitor speakers, with hi-rez audio...

 

I will not use headphones for the moment...maybe later...

 

I didn't know about the new micro...only about the mini, which was out of my price range...

 

mistake, my friend...no other way to see it

post #544 of 2385
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Originally Posted by Gkat View Post
 

I bought an idsd nano, today...maybe I made a mistake...I should have waited a little, to get the new micro:blink:

 

from what I 've read so far, the new "micro" will outperform his "little" brother (dsd nano)...

 

its just better in every aspect...I didn't know about the micro..only heard about the new Mini...feeling sad here about my decision,...

 

anyway...can someone explain the differences in the dac, between the "nano" vs "micro" ?...

 

the micro has a dual core bb chip...what are the advantages?

 

if you just bought it, many dealers usually have return periods. can you return it?

 

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Originally Posted by CraftyClown View Post
 

 

Well the biggest difference is the Nano is a battery powered portable device, whereas the mini and micro are desktop. Not sure if that is relevant to your usage 

 

yes, the micro will be "better," but at more than double the cost. the micro will be around $500. the nano is substantially cheaper, but with a lot of features in a small package.

 

the micro is also battery powered, so is portable as well, though obviously not as small as the nano.

 

dual core chips might help reduce the S/N ratio and just provide better performance than a single chip.

 

the micro will have multiple digital inputs (coax, optical, usb), xbass, and crossfeed...and will have a 1/4" headphone jack. much more feature-rich than the nano, so it might be more useful if you spend a lot of time at the desk as well.  

post #545 of 2385
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Originally Posted by CraftyClown View Post
 

 

Well the biggest difference is the Nano is a battery powered portable device, whereas the mini and micro are desktop. Not sure if that is relevant to your usage 

Hmm... IIRC the iDSD micro is also battery powered.

post #546 of 2385
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Originally Posted by pekingduck View Post
 

Hmm... IIRC the iDSD micro is also battery powered.

 

Well that I did not realise :)

post #547 of 2385
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Originally Posted by kugino View Post
 

 

if you just bought it, many dealers usually have return periods. can you return it?

 

 

yes, the micro will be "better," but at more than double the cost. the micro will be around $500. the nano is substantially cheaper, but with a lot of features in a small package.

 

the micro is also battery powered, so is portable as well, though obviously not as small as the nano.

 

dual core chips might help reduce the S/N ratio and just provide better performance than a single chip.

 

the micro will have multiple digital inputs (coax, optical, usb), xbass, and crossfeed...and will have a 1/4" headphone jack. much more feature-rich than the nano, so it might be more useful if you spend a lot of time at the desk as well.  

I was planning to add the iusb along with the nano...I wanted to build a decent "package" for desktop use, with active monitor speakers...

 

if you add the price for nano+iusb, the sum, reaches the price range of the micro...which is better for the use I want it, and as you said, more feature-rich...

 

dont' t know...I will wait until Monday, and decide what to do... 


Edited by Gkat - 5/24/14 at 4:19pm
post #548 of 2385

I guess there are different ways of looking at it... For me, the nano was so inexpensive I really saw it as some what of an impulse buy on the one hand, but also an inexpensive way to check out DSD, and also hear what all the hub-ub is about. I dont think you can go wrong buying the nano. If you dont particularly find it outstanding in any way, than the micro is probably not going to do it for you either.

post #549 of 2385
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Originally Posted by earwaxxer View Post
 

I guess there are different ways of looking at it... For me, the nano was so inexpensive I really saw it as some what of an impulse buy on the one hand, but also an inexpensive way to check out DSD, and also hear what all the hub-ub is about. I dont think you can go wrong buying the nano. If you dont particularly find it outstanding in any way, than the micro is probably not going to do it for you either.

I have bought it now, so I will give it a shot...

 

will the micro dsd, benefit from the iusb, or care has already been taken in that field, inside the new unit?

 

I am asking because I m thinking now to postpone the purchase of the iusb, and if I am not happy with the nano, to give the extra money that the iusb will cost me, and go for the micro 

 

thank you all for the replys

post #550 of 2385
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Originally Posted by Gkat View Post
 

I have bought it now, so I will give it a shot...

 

will the micro dsd, benefit from the iusb, or care has already been taken in that field, inside the new unit?

 

I am asking because I m thinking now to postpone the purchase of the iusb, and if I am not happy with the nano, to give the extra money that the iusb will cost me, and go for the micro 

 

thank you all for the replys

no, the micro will benefit from the iUSB if it is the case that your computer is providing dirty power or if there is a lot of noise in your computer's USB out. but, YMMV, so you might not even need the iUSB. i would run the iDSD by itself first, then if you think that it's not as quiet as it ought to be, pick up the iUSB.

 

personally, i think the micro will be one amazing product...at least from all that we've been told and shown so far...


Edited by kugino - 5/25/14 at 3:09am
post #551 of 2385
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Originally Posted by kugino View Post
 

no, the micro will benefit from the iUSB if it is the case that your computer is providing dirty power or if there is a lot of noise in your computer's USB out. but, YMMV, so you might not even need the iUSB. i would run the iDSD by itself first, then if you think that it's not as quiet as it ought to be, pick up the iUSB.

 

personally, i think the micro will be one amazing product...at least from all that we've been told and showed so far...

same thinking here, about the micro...will be amazing

 

anyway...thank you all again

post #552 of 2385
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Originally Posted by kugino View Post

 

personally, i think the micro will be one amazing product...at least from all that we've been told and shown so far...

I don't see... how is it not going to be an amazing product too

post #553 of 2385
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Originally Posted by BillsonChang007 View Post
 

I don't see... how is it not going to be an amazing product too

edit: i think you were agreeing with me, right?


Edited by kugino - 5/25/14 at 3:37am
post #554 of 2385

Κugino, yeap...you are saying the same thing :normal_smile :

post #555 of 2385
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Originally Posted by kugino View Post
 

edit: i think you were agreeing with me, right?

 

yes... What in the world, I just typed :confused: Anyway, I was supposed to type this [I was chatting on Skype];

 

the iDSD Nano sales well and Stereo Electronic @ SG sold out pretty fast if I recall correctly, with the iDSD Micro being so much more improved, I don't see why it is not going to be an amazing amp/DAC too xD 

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