1. kishorfarm

    Is the Audio GD NFB-11 (2014) a clear improvement over the EHP-O2 (O2+ODAC) driving an HE-500?

    Currently I use an HiFiman HE-500 driven by an EHP-O2 (O2+ODAC). The HE-500 is an awesome/crisp/highly detailed headphone but I would like to improve the amp/DAC part. My budget is not that big (max. 400€) but I don't mind buying second hand.   I've found the Audio GD NFB-11 to be an...
  2. itsme9003

    NFB-11 or NFB-11.32: What's the difference?

    Just wondering what the differences are between the two products (linked below). Also, I've seen people referring to a 2014 version of the NFB-11 - is that a third variation? NFB-11: NFB-11.32...
  3. KriLi

    Which would you choose?

    Looking for an amp/DAC setup that is versatile for most headphones (high impedance driver and planars) and I could use for many many years. For now the headphone I use is the Alpha Dog, HD800 on shipping. Next buy at the end of the year will be HE-6 or LCD-3. Budget max 1500 dollars, Burson...
  4. Brick3

    ### Matrix Cube vs Audio-gb NFB-11? ###

    Hey everyone. I'm planning to get an amp/dac and struggling between matrix cube and audio-gb nfb-11 I'm planning to use it for games and movies. I was initially going to buy nfb-11 but heard that it's a bitt too analytical. What about cube? I personally would rather get a more fun based device...
  5. caddie444

    Headphone amp for Xonar STU and DT 880 600ohm

    Hello,   I just recently purchased a set of Beyer DT 880 600ohm headphones and a Xonar Stu.   Having hooked them up to my comp I was expecting the volume level to be extreme, but I must say I am a bit underwhelmed by how the xonar stu powers these headphones. I am thinking I should purchase...
  6. Nitrius

    Audio-GD NFB-11 or Audio-GD NFB-15 with Sennheiser HD700?

    So am looking at these two dac/amp for my Sennheiser HD700, and am wondering if anyone have any experience with them? NFB-11 looks to be the more expensive one, and i guess that is because of the Sabre dac? Beside that they look very much similar. Another thing i wonder about is how hot these...
  7. terrapin13

    Headphone Amp with Bookshelf Speaker outputs

    At work I love my schiit vahalla/bifrost 650 setup.  I would like to set up something similar for music listening at home.  I have some Klipsch bookshelf speakers that I would like to use in addition to headphones.  I was excited by the McIntosh mha100 product until I saw the price of $4,500.  ...
  8. DieRespwnGameOn

    Looking for Amp + DAC for HD700's

    Hey Everybody,   Before you ask, yes I'm somewhat a noob in this area, I've only had a pair of Beyerdynamics DT990 Pro before I got my Sennheiser HD700's and I have tried Philips Fidelio X1 which were amazing but sadly they itched alot for me so was only able to keep them on for short periods...
  9. Stillhart

    Yulong D100 vs Audio-GD NFB-11

    Okay well, I just came into some cash and I'm finally ready to pull the trigger on a new DAC/Amp.  I've been researching for a bit and I really like the Yulong D100 and the Audio-GD NFB-11 for good options with my AKG Q701.  Keep in mind that I'm not factoring price/value into this comparison...
  10. atdc

    PLEASE HELP: Professional Audio from Home [set up for $2500]

    I plan to create music from my computer using synths, guitars, and pianos that I currently have in my house. I am looking to buy amps/speakers for listening to my tracks. [reference monitors?] I am very uninformed but feel that I am picky and require a decent quality set up. I don't have a...
  11. Soundwave76

    Amps with SWITCH between line-out and headphones?

    Could we list here amps which have a SWITCH between line-out and headphones? This is an important feature for myself. I want to leave the headphones connected all the time and toggle the output between headphones and my active speakers.   Ideally the amp also has a DAC, but this is not...
  12. stephennic

    Audio-gd NFB 15.32 Impressions or oppinion Upgrade my marantz cd63se

    Hi all,   Has anyone heard the audio-gd NFB15.32, what is it like sonically, how would it compare to a Marantz cd-63se. I want to add a dac and wondering whether it would improve the marantz . Also how does it compare with oher dacs - arcam and Cambridge etc. I am after a musical/natural and...
  13. jojinkho

    Amp / Dac for HD 650

    Hi guys,   I bought Sennheiser HD650. Currently, my DAC / AMP is Fiio E10, but I want to upgrade. I was reading about Audio-GD, that they offer the best SQ - money ratio.   I was thinking about NFB-11.32 or Compass 2 with Sabre. Will NFB-11.32 drive my HD650 properly? And is there much of a...
  14. juneblaize

    Audio-GD NFB 11.32

    Looking to purchase one of these in great condition. I'm a USA resident so I will be needing the 115v AC variant. Please don't hesitate to contact me asap.
  15. mk351e

    Audio GD NFB-11 Sabre32 ES9018 chip

    Hi folks! I'm selling my awesome Audio GD NFB-11, as I have upgraded to a more expensive piece of balanced Audio GD gear. This little unit is absolutely positively awesome(!!), and quite frankly, I FIRMLY believe it is the absolute highest possible VALUE, based on other equipment I have heard...
  16. EmptyTalk

    For Sale: Audio-GD NFB-11 (the build with working USB)

    Up for sale is my slightly used NFB-11.  This unit was ordered in October 2010, but wasn't delivered until January 2011.  It probably only has about 150 hours on it.  I've been downgrading and upgrading too much, and am trying to clear out some inventory.  This unit has the proper and working...
  17. dj_surya

    NFB-11 Australia prefered

    Spacius wide great soundstage.. but i have other preferences source.. dunno about the postage.. ill check and give you confirmation later.. $250 cheers
  18. gregeas

    Audio-GD NFB-11 DAC/head-amp with Sabre chip and USB input

    I'm selling my NFB-11 DAC/amp. This unit was an early model that includes the USB input. I have tested this input as well the coax input, and both work perfectly.    The NFB-11 can be used as a DAC, a head-amp, or even as a pre-amp with a DAC. It can drive headphones at high or low gain. ...
  19. catchedge

    NFB-11/NFB-12 or NFB-3/NFB-2<C-2.1

    Hello fellow Head-Fi'ers,   I'm currently sporting an Audio GD Compass and am looking to upgrade.  I have a pair of Denon D2000.  I love the sound of the Compass with them, however I'm looking to upgrade the DAC.  I was thinking of doing the setup in the title.  Basically my question is...
  20. sphinxvc

    NFB-11 Sabre ESS9018 DAC (SOLD)

    Excellent amp/DAC that punches well above it's weight class.  This is a rare item as the Sabre-equipped mid-level Audio-GD gear has been discontinued; and not just that, it also has the rare USB input.  Excellent discrete amp-stage that's quite powerful; 3.5Ws at 25ohms, 1.8Ws at 50ohms...
  21. one-eyed-xander

    Audio-GD NFB-11 with USB 240V only [AUS]

    Due to my impending move to the land of 110V A/C power I have decided to sell my NFB-11 240V. It has been a great amplifier and I will miss it.   Note this is one of the "second edition" NFB-11s to come out of Audio-GD and hence includes the fixes to the USB interface. However I don't use...
  22. sridhar3

    SOLD: Audio-gd NFB-11 USB (Sabre32 ESS9018) DAC/Amplifier

    For sale is an Audio-gd NFB-11 USB DAC and headphone amplifier.  The DAC section utilizes the Sabre32 ESS9018 chip.  This DAC has USB implementation.  Kingwa discontinued the USB-enabled version of this product shortly after production of few units, citing difficulty in implementing USB with the...
  23. sridhar3

    SOLD: Audio-gd NFB-11 USB (Sabre32 ESS9018) DAC/Amplifier

    For sale is an Audio-gd NFB-11 USB DAC and headphone amplifier.  The DAC section utilizes the Sabre32 ESS9018 chip.  This DAC has USB implementation.  Kingwa discontinued the USB-enabled version of this product shortly after production of few units, citing difficulty in implementing USB with the...
  24. Edoardo

    Audio GD NFB-11 (like new)

    SOLD*SOLD*SOLD*SOLD           Hello,   I'm selling my Audio GD NFB-11,   It's a DAC + Headphone Amp + Pre Amp combo I bought nine months ago from the UK reseller last march, spending around 315€ + shipping.   It features a High-End DAC running a Sabre32 chip, and a...