dac amp
  1. TweedLee

    Do you prefer DAC with MQA or without it?

    I am using a portable decoding amp without MQA decoding function, and I recently discovered that this amp has an MQA decoding version. But I saw the news on YouTube which said that the MQA is a scam.
  2. BnGMurphy

    Please help me understand if my DAC/AMP is broken or just not compatible

    I bought the iBasso DC03 DAC AMP item as an introduction to high quality sound and have spent 4 or 5 hours trying to get it to work on my 3 devices. It has worked at least once on each, but repeating what caused it to work wouldn't work again. So I am wondering if it is a defective unit before...
  3. S

    Budget Amp Dac for Beyerdynamic DT 990 Pro 250 Ohm

    I have purchased Beyerdynamic DT 990 Pro (250 ohm) and looking for an Amp Dac to drive it. I had already made my mind to go with ifi ZEN DACV2. However, the seller told me the Zen DAC V2 doesnt have enough power to drive DT990’s to their full potential. They suggested me to go with Aune Audio...
  4. Zishan Z4

    Zishan Z4

    Dual flagship ESS Sabre ES9038Q2M, flagship headphone amp Texas Instruments OPA1622 in dual with balanced output up to 884mW! 5 navigation buttons, true retro LCD with soft colors and old-fashioned operating system. Official thread here Specification: Dual DAC ESS Sabre ES9038Q2M Single...
  5. L

    Advice/Recommendation required: IEMs and USB C dac

    Hello All, Looking for some advice, currently looking for a portable hifi set up, been a while since I researched for audio equipment and it seems as if there is so much choice I really am not sure where to start ha. Current set up (not portable at all😂) Headphones: Meze Empyreans Dac: Topping...
  6. Audirect Beam 3 Plus

    Audirect Beam 3 Plus

    Hilidac's Audirect Beam 3 Plus is a portable DAC/amp. Key features include: Bluetooth 5.0 (LDAC supported) 3.5mm single ended / 4.4 balanced output USB-C for connecting with PC and mobile ES9281AC decoder chip, Qualcomm CSR8675 Bluetooth chip 4.4mm: ≧ 110mW (16Ω) ≧ 230mW (32Ω) ≧ 27.78mW...
  7. T

    Headphone amp/dac combo under $150

    I have about $150 to spend on a new headphone amp and dac, and I'm looking for suggestions on which one to buy. The amp and dac can be one unit, or separate units if necessary. I am currently looking at the Schiit Stack (Magni + Modi) and the Audioengine D1 but they are too expensive at US $198...
  8. Shanling UA2 Portable USB DAC/AMP

    Shanling UA2 Portable USB DAC/AMP

    - Advanced model of UA line - Interchangeable cables, using USB-C connector - Special mode offering compatibility with Nintendo Switch - 3.5mm Single ended & 2.5mm Balanced output - ESS ES9038Q2M DAC & Ricore RT6863 amplifier - Up to 195mW@32 output...


    Plug & Play on Your Favorite Mobile Device for Incredible Studio Quality Audio THX Certified - Plays All Music Files: MP3 to MQA and Hi-Res MQA Stream Unfolding and HD Support on the Top Hi-Rez Streaming Services Industry Acclaimed Design & Technology Delivers the Purist Audio Signal Works with...
  10. P

    Warm AMP/DAC Under 300€ for Sundara's

    I decided to switch from my AKG's k712 pro and schiit modi 2/magni 3 stack after 3 years, as I'm bored of them and they have been quite fatiguing some times after long listening sesions (I listen to every type of music). I tried the Sundara's and loved them but now I have to look for a good...
  11. J

    Hidizs DH1000 vs Ifi Hip Dac

    Hello! So both of the DH1000 and the hip dac is available to me at roughly the same price. I just want opinions on what do you think has the highest price to value ratio? both at 145 USD. Which of the two is the more bang for the buck? Btw, this will be my very first dedicated dac/amp so I am...
  12. squadgazzz

    Balanced dac/amp with 4.4mm output and IEMs support

    Hi there! I'd like to switch from IFI iDSD micro BL to anything with a real balanced 4.4mm output. But I also own IEMs. My current headphones are CA Cascade and Vega 2020. Looks like IFI iDSD Signature doesn't offer a real balanced scheme. iDSD Neo is not suitable for IEMs as well as Zen CAN...
  13. xebeth

    Sonata HD Pro or iBasso DC03

    Hello everyone, I'm new to the forum so I may have posted a thread in the wrong place, I'm sorry. I'm looking for a USB DAC to listen on my computer and my smartphone. I am torn between two products. Which one would you recommend? I listen mostly to black, death, symphonic and doom metal. Do...
  14. Shabda

    Bluetooth DAC Amp question (Fiio q5s)

    Hi All, i was shopping around for a dac amp and noticed some bluetooth options but wasnt clear on whether the bluetooth is for the phone-dac or dac-headphone or both anyone have any experience with this or know? Q5sis what i was looking at fyi thanks!
  15. T

    Help with noises from new amp+dac

    Hey, I recently bought my first headphone amp (Fiio e10k) to use with a pair of audiotechnica M50x and I noticed three types of noise: A high pitched sound that lasts for some seconds after I pause any sound. I can also hear it during quiet moments in musics. An even higher pitched sound...
  16. E1DA 9038S Gen 3

    E1DA 9038S Gen 3

    >Black Sandblasted Anodized CNC Aluminium Body. >New USB Bridge. >ES9028Q2M DAC Setup with AD8397 Chip. >USB Type C Input. >PCM Decoding up to 32-Bit/384kHz, DSD up to DSD256 natively. >2.5mm Balanced Output. >E1DA Tweak App on Android Systems. >Output Impedance: 0.05 Ohms. >Frequency...
  17. S

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  18. Meizu HiFi Pro

    Meizu HiFi Pro

    Cirrus Logic CS43131 high-performance independent DAC Hi-Res certified high-resolution sound quality. PCM Decoding up to 32-Bit/384kHz or up to DSD128 natively Texas Instrument's OPA 1622 Amplifier Frequency Response Range: 20Hz-40kHz Signal to Noise ratio: >/=120dB Dynamic Range: >/=120dB...
  19. D

    Problem with equalizer and new dac/amp

    Hello, everyone. Recently I bought my first dac/amp Fiio e10k because I wanted to improve my listening experience and I encountered a problem. I like to play with the settings of the equalizer and after connecting my fiio e10k for the first time I found myself in a situation where unfortunately...
  20. Fender AE1i DAC Amplifier for iPhone

    Fender AE1i DAC Amplifier for iPhone

    Fender AE1i DAC Amplifier for iPhone Lightning, connects 3.5mm earphone, going to release in mid Dec 2019 in Hong Kong.
  21. A

    Best budget DAC AMP for HD6XX under $100(lenient)?

    As the title suggests, I'm looking for a budget dac amp under $100 for the HD6XX (which I am still scouting for as not many used ones ship to Malaysia). Any suggestions? I've been looking at the Fiio catalog, and I am leaning towards that as it seems to get good reviews. I want a sound profile...
  22. S

    DAC + AMP Recommendations for Beyerdynamic DT 990 Pro 250 Ohms

    Hi! I am looking to buy Beyerdynamic DT 990 Pro 250 Ohms for myself. I want to use this headphones with my computer. Please recommend me best possible DAC + Amp for the mentioned headphones? Thanks.
  23. D

    Which DAC/AMP for Hyperx Alpha

    I can't post anywhere..I finally could post here.. I have Hyperx Alpha, I will upgrade it soon to DT 990. My on-board ALC 887 seems unable to make my volume high enough, it is high, it does not annoy me that much, but when I max it, it's not as it should be, (all the drivers are installed and...


    We are pleased to announce our next generation custom bluetooth cables. Improved in every way over our original. Module details: Redesigned from the ground up Bluetooth 5.0 Complete codec support including SBC, AAC, aptX, aptX-LL, aptX-HD, and LDAC. Added USB DAC/AMP functionality. Up to 24...
  25. S

    USB DAC + AMP to drive Chi-Fi + Headphones

    I have a lot of Chi-Fi IEMs now, and some of them are pretty good. I'm also likely to pick up an HD58x/HD598/HD650/6xx or Sony MDR-MA900 at some point. And I'm looking to use them with a plug&play USB setup on a PC. I listen to a wide range of music, needing decent reproduction of both treble...