1. MoonAudio

    Music Streaming 102: Portable Audiophile Gear | Moon Audio

    Music Streaming 102: Portable Audiophile Gear | Moon Audio
  2. Zaghamkarim

    Hiby R6 Pro II (2023 Edition) - Launch, Hype, Thoughts & More

    Hiya, this is a general purpose thread for any thoughts, comments or to interact with fellow admirers and users of the Hiby R6 Pro II (a 2023 model revision on the original Hiby R6 Pro released in 2019, and a step up model from the recently launched Hiby R6 III/ Gen 3). I originally started...
  3. P

    Best smartphone for music playback using portable dac/amp

    I’m looking for a phone to able to listen to all my library outdoors. Will be using the USB Audio Player PRO app. After doing my own research I’ve come across two options, either an A53 5G or an S21 FE or S22 now that the S23 dropped so I could get them for less than 600. There is a difference...
  4. gallionetech

    Help me pick a DAP

    Hey all, I'm looking to pickup a DAP for when I'm on the go and to also use as a USB DAC for my M1 Max Macbook Pro 14". Any suggestions? I will be primarily running IEMs off of it. Here is my contender list: - SP2000T - iBasso DX320 - SP3000 - Cayin N8ii Thanks in advance!
  5. nekromantik

    Small DAP for Campfire Dorado 2020

    Hello I am looking for a small DAP with low impedance and high power for Dorado 2020 IEMs. I was looking at Shanling M3 Ultra but its 4.4 output is only 240v. Would the extra power from Hiby R3 Pro 2022 really make a difference or any other DAP recommendations? I would not need to go to levels...
  6. Hiby R3 Pro Saber 2022 DAP

    Hiby R3 Pro Saber 2022 DAP

    Hiby R3 Pro Saber 2022 DAP Specs: Flagship Dual ES9219 DAC Chips •3.5mm PO: 32 ohms loaded •2.5mm BAL: 32 ohms loaded Output power: •3.5mm PO:101mW •2.5mm BAL: 340mW Maximum output voltage: •3.5mm PO: 1.8Vrms •2.5mm BAL: 3.3Vrms Rated output voltage: •3.5mm PO: 1.5Vrms •2.5mm...
  7. Shanling M3 Ultra (M3U) DAP

    Shanling M3 Ultra (M3U) DAP

    From the manufacturer: Dual ESS ES9219C Chips & Dual RT6863 Amp Chips Adopting two pieces of ES9219C DAC chips from ESS, the M3U adds an extra dedicated headphone amplifier in form of the RT6863 op amp. Shanling M3 Ultra features a brand-new audio circuit, utilizing a polymer button capacitor...
  8. R

    DAPs compatible with Wavelet

    I currently have an Astell&Kern SA700 DAP for my regular commute, but have found it to be fairly restrictive in terms of the built in EQ and achieving AutoEQ profiles. I do have very good IEMs, but I find that for my ears (I’m approaching 50), having the ability to alter the EQ signature makes a...
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  10. B

    Need Help with DAP - global eq and warm souding

    Hey guys, I'm new here, hope I can learn a lot from everybody. I always had an interest in audio, but until now may main focus was on vinyl gear (still is, I must say). but this last weeks I was travelling in japan and ended up at the e-earphone shop and that opened up a new unseen world for me...
  11. M

    Compact Bluetooth DAP

    Hi, looking for a compact Dap with great Bluetooth capability for sports use. I currently use a hiby r2 with my final ze3000’s but find the connection a bit flakey, no such issue with my iPhone SE or my shanling m3x. It needs to be able to play lossless as I am not interested in converting my...
  12. Hifiman R2r2000 Max Black (NPAudio Mod)

    Hifiman R2r2000 Max Black (NPAudio Mod)

    Hifiman R2r2000 extreme modded by NPAudio
  13. A

    Do most people use cases on their DAPs

    Do most people use cases on their DAPs? Many DAP's come with a plastic TPU case, but other's DAPs don't and you'd have to buy one separately. The plastic TPU cases are nice because they don't add too much bulk to the player and you can see the beauty of the player through the case. The Leather...
  14. NelsoniteCO

    Sony NW-ZX507 vs iBasso DX170

    Sony NW-ZX507 vs iBasso DX170 Anyone have experience with both? Would you recommend one over the other? I like the size of both, have an Astell&Kern KANN but it’s like a brick in my backpack. Never been a big fan of their form factor. Looking for something more transportable. Thanks in advance!
  15. Shanling

    Shanling M3 Ultra - New Update for our Compact Android Portable Player

    Discussion thread for our new M3 Ultra DAP Full announcement on Head-Fi
  16. Shanling

    Introducing Shanling M3 Ultra - New Generation of Compact Android Portable Player

    Same compact-sized portable player, now with an upgraded Android platform and a new audio circuit. On the outside, M3 Ultra follows closely its predecessor. Staying at 4.2-inch screen, for the ideal balance between system usability and device portability. Aluminium frame keeps the same overall...
  17. Shanling

    Two New Compact MTouch Portable Players – Shanling M0 Pro and M1s

    Shanling’s MTouch line of portable players started back in 2018, with the release of our legendary M0. It was followed by another 3 models and the system was significantly developed over the next few years. Always focusing on offering simpler and cheaper music portable players to music fans all...
  18. Shanling

    Shanling M1s - Ideal Compact Portable Player

    Introducing Shanling M1s M1 was our first truly compact portable player, released back in 2016. Later came the Q1, with its retro-styled design, so different from our classic players. And the line was topped by the M5s, the best sounding and most feature-rich MTouch player. Shanling M1s takes...
  19. Shanling

    Shanling M0 Pro - Ultra-Portable Hi-Fi Player, Now With Balanced Output!

    Without a doubt, M0 was the most popular product we ever released. It convinced people to upgrade from their Sansa Clips to a proper Hi-Fi player, it was used as a USB Transport for DACs costing 10x its price, it was even glued to the shell of headphones, turning them into a DIY all-in-one rig...
  20. banchuk

    Is DAP worth for a beginner ?

    Hello fellow audio connoisseurs. I'm just starting out with high quality audio gear and purchased Moondrop Aria Snow Edition (still shipping). So the next step would be an audio source, so I'm looking to purchase DAP or a USB DAC or even a desktop DAC. After reading reviews and forums for...
  21. MoonAudio

    Astell&Kern SP3000 DAP Music Player Review | Moon Audio

    Astell&Kern SP3000 DAP Music Player Review | Moon Audio
  22. Shanling M6 Ultra

    Shanling M6 Ultra

    Specification: Dimensions – 127 x 77 x 18 mm Weight – 263g Display – 5-Inch 1920 * 1080 Operating System – Open Android 10 CPU – Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 Memory – Ram 4GB, ROM 64GB + single Micro SD card slot Hi-Res support – 32/768 & DSD512 & MQA 16X Bluetooth – Bluetooth 5.0...
  23. JasonNYC

    Astell&Kern A&ultima SP3000

    Official thread for the new Astell&Kern A&ultima SP3000. North America release date, Monday October 17, 2022. Astell&Kern Launches New Flagship Digital Audio Player, the A&ultima SP3000 World's first DAP where digital and analog signal processing is completely separated by HEXA-Audio...
  24. Dragon Leader

    Portable Tube Amp Recommendations

    Hello, my dear Head-Fiers, I am on the hunt for a portable (not transportable) headamp that can drive the IER-Z1R, EE Odins, and the Meze Elite. As a stationary amp, I use a Mal Valve Headamp 3 and my current DAP is an SP2000 (Copper) which is resolving and analytical yet something smoother for...
  25. MoonAudio

    Best Music Players, Digital Audio Players (DAPs) of 2022 | Moon Audio

    Best Music Players, Digital Audio Players (DAPs) of 2022 | Moon Audio