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  1. GunGrave

    DLNA In Home Music Streaming

    Hello fellow music enthusiasts. I have a computer on which most of my music resides and LG Smart TV paired up to my dac and speakers. I know that there are many options for music streaming but many involve hardware components (roon compatible players, music streamers, NAS ) etc. I was looking...
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    Tempotec Sonata HD Pro DAC/AMP-> Amazing sound, small size, affordable price!

    High impedance earbuds might be OK but the sonata is no powerhouse. As baskingshark said , some planars or low sensitivity cans, maybe even IEMS will not be drive good enough. The volume on hand is pretty good, but not fantastic. On a quieter jazz song from youtube I can reach max volume on the...
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    Tempotec Sonata HD Pro DAC/AMP-> Amazing sound, small size, affordable price!

    Nothing new appears there, just my other dacs. No option for the sonata
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    Hifiman DEVA - Official Thread

    Don't think so. The 3.5mm that goes into the cup is balanced and the other end isn't.
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    Hifiman DEVA - Official Thread

    I have been listening to the Deva for about 3 weeks now. I was initially impressed but somehow...with burn in, it seems the bass has become lacking somewhat. I switched from my dragonfly black to an E30 + JDS Atom stack and there have been improvements, but not in the bass department. Strangely...
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    Budget desktop solution

    I managed to find an Aune X7S at second hand, 25$ more than a new L30. Would that be a good buy ? I don't plan to run IEMs off it so the high impedance would not be that big of an issue I think.
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    iFi audio ZEN DAC - EISA Award Winner 'Best Value DAC 2020-21!

    If the headphones are not wired for balanced use, there is no point in getting cables with adapters. TH-X00 is wired for single ended use, so that is how they should be used. The DT 1990 Pro comes with 2 cables both single ended - 3 pin XLR on one to 3.5 jack. Since the plug is 3 pin XLR, it is...
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    Topping L30 - The new budget benchmark?

    Measured performance is 117MW@300: https://www.audiosciencereview.com/forum/index.php?threads/topping-l30-headphone-amplifier-review.15226/ It should drop to something like 70mw@600 which should be enough.
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    Hifiman DEVA - Official Thread

    That is most likely because the USB chip they used is not of very high quality. Most DAPs that offer dac mode usually skim out on this part because it is not what they were designed for.
  10. GunGrave

    Topping L30 - The new budget benchmark?

    Well...since he observed some channel signal issues after the unit got hotter, it does not sound to me as normal.
  11. GunGrave

    Topping L30 - The new budget benchmark?

    New review channel and the L30 is the first review: Looks like thermals might be an issue for longer listening sessions. The big question is....will there be degradation over time.
  12. GunGrave

    Topping E30 DAC / Preamp

    Have this for about a month hooked up to my TV, optical. Pre-amp mode does not sound as good as Dac mode. Very dependent on power supply. I can change the way it sounds by switching power bricks I have left over from older mobile devices.
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    Hifiman DEVA - Official Thread

    Ah, the mini could probably function as a dac /amp wired to your computer via the usb cable. It is called dac mode, but the amplification in it is also used. Just like a dongle such as Dragonfly black.
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    Hifiman DEVA - Official Thread

    If you bought the Deva with the BlueMini BT module, that module acts as a dac/amp and all you need to play music on it is a bluetooth device that you have music on. Like a smartphone. If you want to connect the Deva to the Atom, you will need to connect the Atom to Dac and then connect the Deva...
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    moved

    Are you in Europe :) ?
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    Great headphone sound? It’s in the CAN! iFi audio ZEN CAN!

    Does the Deva sound noticeably better on the ZEN CAN than just on the ZEN DAC?
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    Topping L30 - The new budget benchmark?

    Sounds like the L30 is highly dependent on the DAC output. That sounds quite disappointing...for something that can output 1W into 30ohms to ever sound quiet. Also..am I the only one who noticed the measurements indicate 1W@30ohms while Topping advertises 2 X 2.2W@32ohm ?
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    Hifiman DEVA - Official Thread

    Well, since that is pretty much settled, how about we discuss pairings: Reading through this and other reviews, I have summarized: - topping dx7 pro (840mw@32)- meh, kind of bright - tr-amp (350mw@32) - good pairing - xduo xd 05 plus (1000mw@32) - great pairing - zen dac - (230mw@32) good...
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    Hifiman DEVA - Official Thread

    Thank you kindly for your time and input. Unfortunately, in my country the Deva + BT costs the same as the Sundara, so 40% more (110 euro difference). I already have a pretty decent dap (Xduo X3ii) that I use out and about with some IEMS, so I will probably just use that if I feel the need for...
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    Hifiman DEVA - Official Thread

    Hello everyone. I am currently considering purchasing the Deva (cable only) or Sundara. In my country, the Sundara is 40% more that the Deva (cable only). I have no need of BT. From all the reviews I have seen, the Deva is a bit easier to listen to and not that much different from the Sundara...
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    iFi audio ZEN DAC - EISA Award Winner 'Best Value DAC 2020-21!

    https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4000704234175.html 40 USD, free shipping.
  22. GunGrave

    iFi audio ZEN DAC - EISA Award Winner 'Best Value DAC 2020-21!

    @Bazaar The Ifi website says the zen should do fine.... But they might be promoting their own stuff so... @ Lalerfy Thanks, plus 20$ postage and tax to my country. You can get it on aliexpress for a bit less.
  23. GunGrave

    iFi audio ZEN DAC - EISA Award Winner 'Best Value DAC 2020-21!

    I was referring to the ZEN DAC still being a good buy.
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