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    HiBy R5 Gen 2 - Class A headamp, Dual ES9219C, 35h playtime, MQA 16x, open Android

    Well I've not seen it done so it must not be easy :P
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    HiBy R5 Gen 2 - Class A headamp, Dual ES9219C, 35h playtime, MQA 16x, open Android

    The problem is that isn't not just a DAC but it's like connecting a computer to another computer. It's like you were to connect your phone to your computer and use the DAC inside the phone having a continuous connection to the computer, the phone and the DAC inside the phone. The interfacing...
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    Soekris Audiophile Line Dac's 2541, 1541, 1421, 1321, 1101

    I like the box though. Simple, utilitarian..
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    Matrix X-SPDIF 2 - a Singxer SU-1 killer?

    Hot take but yes on most devices I also hardly notice any difference. TBH. Of course people will tell you now I2S is where the improvement is at lol
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    HiBy R5 Gen 2 - Class A headamp, Dual ES9219C, 35h playtime, MQA 16x, open Android

    That would be truly weird, balanced is pretty much guaranteed 2x OI from single ended, dual amps for balanced.. unless it has a really unique topology but in a device of this price class..?
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    HiBy R5 Gen 2 - Class A headamp, Dual ES9219C, 35h playtime, MQA 16x, open Android

    This is very typical for DAPs unfortunately.
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    HiBy R5 Gen 2 - Class A headamp, Dual ES9219C, 35h playtime, MQA 16x, open Android

    Probably class A doesn't make much difference if you are not using power/current needy ear-or headphones
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    Monoprice Monolith Desktop THX Amp/DAC (#24459) - Impressions Thread

    AKM chips have dried up after factory fire..
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    DENAFRIPS 'ARES' R2R discrete ladder DAC - close up view

    Haha, sorry. I would think Bifrost 2 is excellent enough that Ares II is not worth the purchase, would save for something even higher end or just be happy with B2. My opinion
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    Soekris Audiophile Line Dac's 2541, 1541, 1421, 1321, 1101

    Crossfeed is not programmable :)
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    Pre-order the new HiBy R5II from MusicTeck today!

    That's.. not ideal, then!
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