1. theaudiologist1

    Is DSD in general more quiet than PCM?

    Is DSD in general more quiet than PCM? I have a DAC that outputs 28mW into 300Ohms and my headphones are 470 Ohms at 98dB sensitivity, but surprisingly, it gets very loud even with classical on the PCM side. It still does loud enough on DSD on non-classical music, but with classical, it gets a...
  2. theaudiologist1

    Audirvana settings and a question regarding DSD

    Hi. I configured my A+ SoX settings using people's settings from across the internet. But there's one thing none of them mentioned: The delta-sigma DSD filter type (the one with letters and order (eg. A (5th order))). 1) What is the best delta-sigma filter setting? Does it do anything drastic...
  3. slamstar

    [FS] REDUCED AMI Music DS5 DAC/HeadAmp + Monster Cable 450DCX 1m

    Hi, For sale my AMI Music DS5 desktop DSD128 supported DAC/HeadAmp + 75Ω digital cable Monster cable 450DCX 1m. I'm a first owner ±2.5 years DS5 is in like new condition. Works great with headphones up to 300Ω. Comes with original Japan type PSU (100-240V) but works perfect with any 5V/1A PSU...
  4. R

    north star design excelsio

    Got it in 2016. Good condition. With box and cable. If you have any questions, you can email me. I am in Irvine, we can meet near LA
  5. qualityfreak

    Playing DSD with PC (Nightmare)

    So I've gotten my DX7 Pro DAC/Amp but it's rather rocket science to get my PC to play DSD music and have it send DSD to my DAC without converting it to PCM. The DX7 Pro doesn't come with a CD and has no drivers on the official site, but it installs automatically after it's USB connected. Barely...
  6. DecentLevi

    SOLD-Audio-GD R-1 DAC top "full clocks upgrade" version

    $750 For sale is my R2R DAC R-1 from Audio-GD, including fully discrete native DSD decoder, 7 mode selections on the front panel (4 NOS modes + 3 oversampling modes.) Has 500 hours burn-in and in perfect / mint condition. Full Clocks upgrade version (Femtosecond Accusilicon *2 upgrade the...
  7. Pro-Ject Pre Box S2 Digital DAC/PREAMP

    Pro-Ject Pre Box S2 Digital DAC/PREAMP

    Pre Box S2 Digital marks a new era for our S-series components. For the very first time we are using a dual mono configuration with the highest class D/A converters of ESS Sabre. Their flagship DAC-chip ensures highest class audio in a small and affordable package. This DAC is capable of high...
  8. OscSop

    File Format - FLAC 24/192 vs DSD64 vs MQA

    Apologies if this has been asked before. I have been reading so much about this and have basically come full circle and still have no idea as to an answer. There may not be an answer and may be down to personal preference, but even so, I'm going to ask! I have been listening to some FLAC...
  9. ptolemy2k6

    ***sold*** iFi xDSD Bluetooth aptX DAC & Amplifier with MQA and DSD

    I am selling my iFi xDSD Bluetooth aptX DAC & Amplifier with MQA and DSD. Unit is in very good condition. Lightly used. I believe it's coming with everything new comes. Original box, almost it shows wear. very nice, small, portable unit that does alot! asking $260 shipped in CONusa, elsewhere...
  10. Loxjie D10

    Loxjie D10

    Loxjie D10 is a DAC/headphone amp combo in a oddly shaped box. It has 3 types of digital inputs, volume control, line-out and headphone out. - Sabre ESS 9038Q2M DAC chio - Supported formats: PCM up to 32bit/768kHz, DSD up to DSD512 - Inputs: USB, coaxial and optical - The second-generation XMOS...
  11. ACMEE MF-01

    ACMEE MF-01

    Description Function features The system is simple and easy to use, and its functions are easy to operate. Mark your favorite songs with one-button and easily check them later. Solid buttons, knob design, easy blind-operate, select songs in comfortable. The sound is listenable and...
  12. Yulong DA10

    Yulong DA10



    SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD SOLD Hello Headfi... Need to sell off this great dac/amp because the bills never stop at this time of year. This is the rarely seen RHA Dacamp L1! It is literally a beast of an amp with 384kHz/32bit PCM and Quad DSD (11.2MHz, DSD256) capability! It has the power any can you...
  14. gotoma8

    FS - Cayin N5ii, one year old, Best Offer - $275

    Hi there, I have this player, in immaculate condition with all original accessories. If interested, please respond and i will post pictures later. Thanks!
  15. EVGA NU Audio Card

    EVGA NU Audio Card

    Introducing the EVGA NU Audio PCIe Card, the definitive standard for Premium PC Audio. High-quality audio is built on a simple premise: everything must be solid from start to finish. One weak link in the chain can turn a symphony into a cacophony. With this in mind, EVGA partnered with Audio...
  16. LegionWolf

    Where are all the DSD's?

    So I've found some DSD's on hdtracks and aucsticsound.. but still finding severe shortage of "popular" music in DSD. Was watching youtube review () of Legend X iems and reviewer mentioned having DSD of 2pacs all eyez on me .. how is this possible? Upsampling?
  17. Aune X1s Pro

    Aune X1s Pro

    The X1s Pro is the 7th generation of the Aune X1 range. With its DAC ES9038Q2M with 3 filters and decoding capabilities up to PCM 32bit 768kHz and DSD512.
  18. KC-130

    [SOLD]: Auralic Vega DAC w/DSD256

    The fabulous AURALiC Vega DAC for sale in Excellent Condition. This model has the DSD 256 upgrade - HW Version 1.3 Includes: - All Original Packaging - Remote Control - Power Cord Price includes CONUS Shipping. Please Add 3% PayPal Fee to payment. Trader Feedback on Head-Fi or other online...
  19. gotoma8

    FS - DX7s in silver

    Hi, I have a Topping DX7s for sale if anyone is interested. Comes with all accessories and OBM. Please respond and I can send pictures and answer questions. I will post pictures soon. Thanks for looking!
  20. christian u

    Native DSD makes DSD 512 version of the Sound Liaison DXD original, upsampling???

    Help me understand this; Native DSD has just released a sampler with 5 tracks in DSD 512. It says; "These higher bit rate DSD 512 tracks are all pure DSD created. They are not up samplings, for there are no PCM or DXD conversions involved in their production."... ? I happen to own the last track...
  21. KC-130

    [SOLD]: Sony WM1A & Leather Case

    **SOLD**SOLD**SOLD**SOLD**SOLD**SOLD**SOLD**SOLD**SOLD**SOLD**SOLD For sale is a Sony NW-WM1A in excellent condition with no visible imperfections. A nice screen protector is already in place and ready for use. I have not taken this dap outside my home, only from one room to another. This is...
  22. Burson Audio Playmate

    Burson Audio Playmate

    The Burson Audio Playmate is a headphone amp, preamp and USB/DAC that is made by Burson Audio of Melbourne, Australia. It's a 2W Class A headphone amp with a Mic input that uses an ESS 9038 DAC chip which is able to transcode up to 32bit 768khz and DSD 512. It has Windows and MAC support...
  23. faisal2003456

    Pioneer XPA-700 Portable DAC/AMP

    For sale is a Pioneer XPA-700 portable DAC and AMP. Input: Micro-USB (PC, Android) USB (iPhone) Optical 3.5mm (Amplifier only) Output: RSA Mini Balanced (included is a converter to XLR, see pictures) 3.5mm unbalanced High and low gain switch. Supports native DSD playback and hi-res audio...
  24. Kheadfi

    Best High End, well recorded, Music.

    please post links to your favorite High End Downloads. Here are 5 suggestions to get started: https://www.soundliaison.com/ https://www.soundliaison.com/ https://www.prostudiomasters.com/album/page/693 https://www.prostudiomasters.com/featured/genre/jazz/new#quickview/album/7569...
  25. fishyee

    Yulong SABRE DA8 32bit 384khz DSD DAC

    For Sale: Yulong SABRE DA8 32bit 384khz DSD DAC - Very good condition. - No scratches, display in good shape (please see photos). - It's been sitting there because I use a balanced connection for my LCD-2. - Uses the awesome Sabre ESS (ES9018S) DAC. - Class A amplification. - Single/Balanced...