1. axeltow

    Choosing a Maverick TubeMagick D1 DAC or JDS Labs Standalone ODAC + O2 Headphone Amp

    Hi guys,   I wanted to get your opinions on something that has me wondering.   My current setup is:   PC -> DYI DAC/Headphone Amp -> Amplifier -> Speakers. I have my headphones plugged into the DAC/Headphone Amp and when I want to listen to my bookshelf speakers I just unplugged them...
  2. kenshinhimura

    Can Tubemagic D1 DAC/Amp drive HE-500?

    couldn't find a answer to this using search. want to knew if it has the juice to not struggle with he-500. thanks.
  3. foobar2k

    Similar to Maverik Audio Tube Magic D1 DAC?

    Does anyone know of anything similar to the D1 except solid state instead of tube? I'm not sure if I want to go tube but the D1 fits all my other specifications (including price )
  4. ZorgDK

    Toslink vs coax shootout, pc -> Anedio D1 dac

      I just found a toslink cable in my messy cable drawer and decided to do some A/B listening with the Anedio D1 DAC between the toslink and coax cable.    The toslink cable looks like a cheap no-name one and it's connected to my Gigabyte X58A-UD7 motherboard, the coax cable is a Van den...
  5. agoston.berko

    Anedio D1 - Headphone OUTPUT quality

    how good is the headphone output of the Anedio D1 ? anybody has experience with it ?
  6. ohhgourami

    Anedio D1 vs NFB-7 or NFB-1

    I'm very interested in these dacs as I like the sound of the ES9018 chip as my previous source was an NFB-10ES.  I wonder how well those compete as they are similarly priced.  How do they sound and most importantly which one is implemented better?
  7. cssarrow

    Maverick D1 DAC vs Audinst HUD-mx1 vs E-MU 0204

    I need help choosing between the 3.   Maverick Audio TubeMagic D1 DAC  = $199 w/ GE 5670 Tube = $219 (does this tube do anything?)   Audinst HUD-mx1 DAC = $179   E-MU 0204 = $125   Mainly using the DAC to replace the laptops integrated sound card. Also using the DAC for a PS3...
  8. average_joe

    The Uber Muzik TTD V2: Comparisons with the Audinst HUD-MX1, Anedio D1, and ADL Cruise

      The Uber Muzik TTD V2: Comparisons with the Audinst HUD-MX1, Anedio D1, and ADL Cruise       The Uber Muzik Tiny Tube DAC V2 (currently not working) is a desktop DAC that comes with a wall wart and has a USB input that supports 24/96 and has both 6.3” and 3.5” jacks on the front and...
  9. voyager123

    Is the M2Tech Young/Hegel HD20 up to the level of an Anedio D1/2/Wyred4Sound DAC 2?

    In my country only a few DACs are avaible ,especially in the 1100 € price range, including the M2Tech young and the Hegel HD20. I'm very curious if anyone compared these two to the medium priced ESS Sabre 9018 based Dacs.
  10. ErnieCF

    iTunes -> software EQ -> D1 Dac -> Speakers

    Good evening all - first time poster, long time lurker.  I have spent many-a hour researching head-fi and its had a big hand in me purchasing my current D1/A5+ set up.  I have been struggling with the loose bass on the A5+ for about a week now, but am not ready to give up on them.  I am trying...
  11. Kajun

    Headphones to upgrade to from the Grado 125..Have Audioengine D1 dac/amp

    Hi, I want to get into more comfortable headphones that also hit harder if possible with my current dac/amp. Gaming, Movies and music.  The gaming and movies have a lot of the same sound..Explosions all around, gun fire and so on lol...   Music is rock mostly and the grado's do great on my...
  12. _Spanky_

    Maverick Audio TubeMagic D1 (DAC/Amp) - Condensed FAQ and Info Thread

    TubeMagic D1 DAC/Amp Maverick Audio Website Head-Fi Product Page D1 (DAC/Amp) Discussion and Review Thread D1 (DAC/Amp) Condensed FAQ and Info Thread D2 (Dedicated DAC) - Review, FAQ & Info Thread D2 (Dedicated DAC) - Head-Fi Product Page A1 (Hybrid Amp) Discussion and Review...
  13. reticon

    Audio Engine D1 DAC / AMP opinion?

    Hopefully I am posting in the right place. Being powered by USB I figured this would be considered portable? I was wondering if anyone else has used it and how it compares with others in sound quality. To be honest, buying an amp was way way down the road for me. Today, one of my clients, who...
  14. Kajun

    Audioengine D1 DAC problem

    Hey, I have a problem when trying to game with this dac. It will work for a lil bit then I will hear a loud noise and all sound stops. Im on win7 64bit Light stays on and looks fine..but something is happening   Haven't had any other problems with it but if I cant game with it plus my...
  15. Timsonchin

    Audioengine D1 DAC/amp pops and clicks during playback

    Hello   I have recently gotten interested in improving my audio setup. I didn't want to spend too much money on it so an AudioEngine D1 DAC/amp looked like a good start, or so I've heard and read online. I now noticed that this device causes music to pop and click during playback. Further...
  16. Doubting

    Maverick audio tubemagic d1 as DAC/pre-amp?

    Hi people, hope you can help me with this one I have the following gear: Computer with sort of acceptable soundcard (creative xfi music) Rotel rb991 200 watt power amp B&W CM1 AKG K550 At the moment I use my headphones barely as I have to dive under the desk to plug em into the back of my...
  17. HiFiGuy528

    Audioengine D1 DAC & headphones amp short video review

    I've had some time with this unit and I thought I'd share with you my thoughts and show you in a video.  Hope you guys like it.  
  18. Kodhifi

    Getting noise on my Audioengine D1 DAC. Suggestions?

    I have an Audioengine D1 DAC, USB bus powered going into a FiiO E9 desktop headphone amplifier. Most of the time this arrangement works tip top but occasionally at very high volume I can hear a hiss and hum coming from the DAC and strangely it seems to be the USB cable.   If I jiggle the USB...
  19. Swimsonny

    [REVIEW] Audioengine D1 DAC: A Feature Packed Entry DAC

    Audioengine D1 DAC Review   Introduction:   When I am at home I will listen to my music on the computer. This is for a few simple reasons, it has loads of memory and all my music is on there, it is mainly in low compression FLAC and I will be on my computer for whatever I am doing. The...
  20. Saxi

    Maverick D1 Dac compared to Asus DAC

    Can anyone tell me if the Maverick D1 (dac/amp in one unit, not the two devices paired) would be a big step up from the STX? If I use SPDIF to my on-board RealTek w/ X-Fi MB3 would I be able to get CMSS-3D and EAX through the Maverick D1?   I am thinking about getting rid of the STX (it's...
  21. azynneo

    Want your opinion amping / sourcing hd800

    I do have an HD800 with my old anedio d1 atm, I sold a few things to be able to get higher end amping / source   My budget is gonna be 2k~3k   Should I get a ZDSE and upgrade my dac OR should I get a Cavali LF and keep my anedio?
  22. grokit

    Balanced DACs $600 - $1600, the segment explodes

    Along with seemingly everything else, there's an abundance of new mid-fi DACs coming out of the woodwork lately trying to challenge the next tier up.   Some of the models that have been catching our eyes lately:   Yulong D-18, D-8 (1) Shiit Gungnir (5) Woo WDS-1 (1) Wyred4Sound...
  23. Tuberoller1

    Best DAC from $1500 to $2500 (or so) Can anything beat the Eastern Electric Minimax?

    I currently have an eastern electric minimax dace with a mullard tube in it as well has a musical fidelity v-link asynchronous usb->spdif feeding it.  From what I've read the EE seems like a giant killer (especially with the MF v-link feeding it).  My question is, how much would I have to spend...
  24. wind016

    Why do people buy expensive DACs?

    Before you say anything, yes I used the search. I came up with this link.   It seems to say expensive DACs still sacrifice something... Now why are people spending $1000+ on DACs when there are supposedly...
  25. Tomusic

    best DAC under 1000$ + question

      what is the best DAC under 1000$?   many people say that unlike amp's...DAC are not worth more then -insert $ here- because you cannot tell the that true?   thank you!