1. econsumer666

    Is Sabre ES9018 the best DAC chip right now?

    Can you say that DACs based on Sabre ES9018 should be favoured over other configurations like WM8741 and PCM1704UK? I kinda keep reading over and over again that this Sabre chip is currently the best affordable DAC-chip.   Reason is, I've just ordered Audio GD DAC 5.2 and started reading...
  2. Loquah

    Bottlehead Amplifier Discussion / Comparison Thread: Crack, SEX & Mainline

    Without realising it I seem to have become a Bottlehead fan, groupie, slave-to-the-tube... call it what you will. So after much discussion on the Crack-specific thread ( I'm starting this thread for the discussion and comparison of all...
  3. bobthedragon

    Need to buy a DAC with amp

    I am a bit confused, hoping someone can help here. I will start with my requirements, most of my music are on the computer, so DAC is a must. Some of them are lossless, and I have some MP3 as well. I listen to all types of music. I also watch some movies through headphone so that I won’t disturb...
  4. Nylerb

    AMP/DAC recommandation for my AKG 701 ?

    Hi !   First of all, although I am new to this forum and don't know much about hifi, I did read the forum before posting here. But I still don't know what would be good for me.   I am looking for a good AMP + DAC combo under the 600$ price range. Here is my situation :   - I would...
  5. Gav80K

    Audio-gd Compass Broke - Replacement Suggestions?

    My Audio-gd Compass just died, which is a shame because I'd been very happy with it.  I went to the Audio-gd website to order another one but the Compass is no longer listed.   The equivalent seems to be the NFB-5.  Is that a good replacement for the Compass or is there another DAC+Amp in the...
  6. wolfetan44

    Best Amp + DAC combo for $350?

    I listen to all genres except for classical and jazz if that matters. Source will be a computer either a PC or a Macbook Pro. Using a variety of headphones. To be clear I say a variety of headphones because I never know what headphones I am going to buy and I am looking for a amp that will sound...
  7. hatecrew1992

    looking for some information about DAC/Amp combis

    hi Guys, I just recently started to use my headphones more freqently while listening to music and now that I am about to get the Beyerdynamic dt-770 pro (32Ohm) I thought about getting myself a DAC/Amp combination that wouldn´t hurt my wallet to much. I also am thinking about getting the Grado...
  8. Loquah

    [HELP REQUIRED] Audio-gd NFB-5.2 Filter Settings

    Hi all, I've just ventured into the world of dedicated headphone amplification with the NFB-5.2 from Audio-gd. As a newbie to this part of headphone audio, I need help please. The 5.2 has 9 different settings for filtering, but I'm having trouble knowing what to use. I'll be using the 5.2 via...
  9. Loquah

    [MELBOURNE] Audio-gd NFB-5.2 Asynchronous DAC & Headphone Amp + 3 bonus CDs & FREE delivery in Melbourne

    Brilliant mid-level DAC and headphone amp. In perfect (used) condition, no marks or scratches - all in full working order. I no longer have the original box (which was a plain cardboard carton), but will ensure that it is packed very safely and securely before shipping. If you're in Melbourne I...
  10. Loquah

    Audio-gd fixed output level question

    I have the NFB-5.2 and am wondering if anyone can answer this question in relation to that model or similar ones.   The NFB-5.2 has a jumper switch for fixed / variable output level from the DAC. What I'm wondering is if setting the jumper for fixed output has any impact on SQ. Does it bypass...
  11. reiserFS

    Audio-GD NFB-5 DAC/AMP

    In prestine condition, some marks on the right side, but other than that in fine condition. Around 390 hours on it, only selling to upgrade to the NFB-28. Has the newer SPDIF module. Original listing and pictures:   200€ within EU
  12. Audio-gd NFB5.2 DAC/Amp

    Audio-gd NFB5.2 DAC/Amp

    The updated version of the NFB5. The only change being the TE8802 chip to allow full speed asynchronous data transfer. Also, front button labels have been updated (not reflected by the attached image)