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  1. Shanling EM7 - High-End Desktop Streamer DAC/AMP

    Shanling EM7 - High-End Desktop Streamer DAC/AMP

    With our EM line, we aim to offer an ideal all-in-one desktop solution for all headphone listeners. We started last year with the EM5 model, which packed a lot of features into a reasonably sized and very well priced package. Now we are pushing it further with the EM7, improving upon the EM5 in...
  2. Khadas Tea

    Khadas Tea

  3. soufiaj

    ALO Audio Pilot vs. __________ discussion

    What’s up fellas! This is my first posting. Sorry for my english as it is not my first language. *wink* As a mobile phone user, I am curious in trying out this little headphone/IEM dongle from ALO Audio. However, it is not yet available for testing in my country where I currently residing. On...


    Description: Support ordinary lossless audio output PCM encoding 32Bit / 384kHz, meanwhile support DSD encoded audio, decoder 64/128 (DOP) Beam2 comes with a 3.5mm single-ended and 2.5mm balanced headphone port. The 2.5mm headphone port is fully balanced. The left and right channels have...
  5. A

    Topping DX3 Pro VS Topping D50 for Audioengine A5+

    Looking for a DAC to pair with my Audioengine A5+ speakers currently plugged into my onboard sound card of my pc which is absolute trash! My choices are the Topping D50 or the Topping DX3 Pro. Please help me pick between the two! My main purpose is playing high quality music.
  6. B

    LG G7's ES9218P DAC noises and clipping

    My LG G7 with QuadDAC turned on is acting really weird... On normal mode everything is alright, but with QuadDAC it distorts too much at maximum volume (sounds like severe bass clipping)... And also, normal mode does not make hissing noises while rotating the plug and QuadDAC does, and it does...
  7. pwjazz

    Did I just measure the dreaded Sabre "Glare"?

    Looking for a DAP with a nice built in amp, I recently acquired a new overstock LG V20 on eBay. The few negative reviews I've read of it talk about the ESS Sabre "glare", describing it as either a bright (specifically sharp) frequency response or a sort of digital or unnatural sound. The only...
  8. junki

    Topping D50

    The Topping D50 was released recently. Product information: Notable features I personally care about: 2x ES9038Q2M, one for each channel 3x OPA1612 opamps in the output stage OLED display that auto turns off screw yeah I know there are a...
  9. LG G6

    LG G6

    LG’s quad-DAC setup employs four digital-to-analog converters to do the job of one, using some clever engineering to combine their calculations and thus purify the output from the headphone jack. Combined with an excellent amplifier, this system delivers an improvement in sound that is instantly...
  10. Topping NX4DSD

    Topping NX4DSD

  11. Melokin DA9.1

    Melokin DA9.1

    Specification: ◎ ES9038pro decoding method. ◎ Included ADP151、LT1965..Total of 11 groups of low-noise regulator circuit. ◎ Directly compatible with original Italian Amanero USB module, you can install and use it directly. ◎ Supports USB(Option), I2S / DSD single-ended signal(RJ45), I2S / DSD...
  12. banco-sg

    Creative Sound BlasterX AE-5

    Has anyone tried this new sound card from Creative? It is using ESS Sabre DAC, i am just wondering about the performance. I haven't used any Creative products for years, how is it so far? I am thinking to ditch my Xonar Essence STX if the review is quite positive for AE-5.
  13. crabdog

    New Hidizs AP200 double DAC Android-based smart music player

    Unbeatable Features Android 5.1 system Dual DACs for a silky smooth sound Both Wifi and Bluetooth connectivity Type-C connector for max 500Mb/s transmit speed Support most high-resolution audio formats, at up to 384kHz/32Bit Much better sound quality than smart phone 8GB internal memory for...