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Which DAC would you buy out of these two ?

post #1 of 7
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I am stuck between thee SCHIIT Bifrost Uber and the Audio GD NFB-3.

 

 

Which one would you buy and why ? both are around the same price....

 

NFB-3 : 

 

http://www.audio-gd.com/Pro/dac/NFB32014/NFB32014EN.htm

 

 

SCHIIT Bifrost Uber:

 

http://schiit.com/products/bifrost

post #2 of 7
Thread Starter 

Another Question : 

 

Which one of these settings do you prefer and why ..

 

(1) Standalone Desktop DAC + Standalone Desktop AMP 

 

or

 

(2) Desktop AMP&DAC combo 

 

 

??

 

Would it make a difference sonically ?

post #3 of 7

Unless the Audio-GD is known to be considerably better (I haven't researched it), I'd go w/ the Bifrost, as its made in America and I prefer their industrial design + suite of products. I own a Bifrost (and a Vali amp) and am loving them so far. 

 

I also subscribe to their philosophy of separate components, so you can upgrade / change pieces of your signal chain without altering / upsetting the other components - SO to your other question, standalone amp & DAC.

post #4 of 7
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Originally Posted by Sam21 View Post
 

I am stuck between thee SCHIIT Bifrost Uber and the Audio GD NFB-3.

Which one would you buy and why ? both are around the same price....

NFB-3 : 

http://www.audio-gd.com/Pro/dac/NFB32014/NFB32014EN.htm

SCHIIT Bifrost Uber:

http://schiit.com/products/bifrost

 

What is your audio setup and how will the DAC be used with it?

post #5 of 7
Thread Starter 

I want to listen as analytically as possible, these two DACs are the best DACs out there for under $600, both use high quality chips and implementations. I want to couple it with the O2 which by the way is the cleanest amp out there for low impedance headphones in terms of distortion and crosstalk. after buying a good DAC my plan is to add the AKG K702 to my setup because people here say that it has the best soundstage/Imaging/detail for under $600 as well.

 

I already have plenty of low impedance headphones such as A700x/HD598/DT990/SR225i but I am looking for an analytical and accurate headphone. people here suggested K70x and say there is not a better one untill HD800.


Edited by Sam21 - 5/29/14 at 7:27pm
post #6 of 7
Thread Starter 

Ordered the Bifrost, should be here Monday I guess.

post #7 of 7
I love my bifrost. Enjoy it.
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