1. spidey


    Any interest in this?   Some info from Digital Audio Blog    
  2. vs17

    Best DAC < $400 (for DT 880 and Little Dot MK III)

      I recently bought a pair of DT 880 (600Ohm) headphones and a LittleDot MK III tube amp to go with them, and I was looking for a nice DAC to complete my setup. Any suggestions?   I'm a relatively new audiophile and have almost no experience with DACs. I've been doing research for a few...
  3. Mauricio

    The battle of $149 USB DACs

    On the near corner, the challenger, the JDSLabs ODAC:       And on the far corner, the reigning champ, the HRT Music Streamer II:       Halverson vs. The Unmentionable.  Which one is your poison?
  4. edvardd

    Portable amp for LCD2

    (Edit) Here you can discuss views about portable amps that go well and perhaps not so well with LCD2. Are there some amps that have better synergy with LCD2?   Some suggested amps   -Ray Samuels Sr-71b -Ibasso PB1/2 -Justin AudioUHA-120 -Justin Audio AHA-120 -Meir CORDA...
  5. trampicus

    USB Amp/DAC Recommendation

    I'm looking to get away from using the onboard soundcard an my PC and also from the horrible tinny speakers in my laptop. I'm thinking the best route to go would be would be a USB amp/DAC since i would be able to use the DAC to take an output from either my PC or laptop to my amp or use it as a...
  6. trothad2

    DAC for Schiit Asgard

    Well im looking into buying an Asgard and was wanting to know what is the best bang for my buck for a dac for this amp?
  7. 22906

    REVIEW: HRT HeadStreamer Asynchronous USB DAC/Amp

      HRT HeadStreamer Review   Introduction   The HeadStreamer by High Resolution Technologies (HRT) is a USB DAC/Amp combo device. It has one USB input and one 1/8" stereo output. The USB input accepts up to 24-bit 96 kHz audio. The device is powered from USB and has no external power...
  8. Bee inthe Attic

    HRT Music Streamer II

    Just bought a HRT Music Streamer II, and can't find much info/reviews on it.   Being new to DAC's, I can't figure out what 24/96 capability means, and what the different numbers on the DAC are for? See pic below, what are those numbers (next to the LED's), and do i need to set/change them...
  9. ninjames

    DAC for Little Dot MKIII under $200

    Hey guys, I'm just about to order the Little Dot MKIII, and all I have right now is a laptop with the standard 3.5mm headphone jack. I have a question ... is there a DAC under $200, perhaps closer to $100 actually that will be satisfactory with my laptop and the Little Dot? I can't spend much...
  10. ninjames

    Quick question about amp with no DAC

    Hey guys, my Little Dot MKIII will be coming in soon and I can't use it with a DAC for a couple weeks. So all I have is a laptop with your standard headphone jack. How will I connect? Do I buy a cheap 3.5mm to RCA plug and plug into the back of the amp? Into the input right? Will I get some...
  11. Darko9989

    Audio-GD NFB 15.32 vs Matrix M-Stage with HRT Music Streamer II?

    Hey guys. I am wondering what your thoughts are on the Audio-GD NFB 15.32 vs Matrix M-Stage with HRT Music Streamer II? I am looking for the overall best sound quality. I am perfectly fine with having an all-in-one system like the NFB 15.32 or a separate stack like the M-Stage/HRT so I do not...
  12. Rockofeller

    Reviews and impressions of HRT Headstreamer?

    I've had little luck finding reviews of this device. I know it's quite new but still! While I'd love to hear anything about it, I'm particularly interested in how it compares with the audinst hud-mx1 and other budget priced, compact setups for USB audio. I'm considering it for use with a...
  13. MattTCG

    **Nuforce Icon hdp or Matrix M Stage USB 2012*

    I'm wanting to buy a desktop amp. Got it narrowed down to these two. They both look good.    I have he400 and d5k's.  Disregarding the small price difference, buying used, which one should I get?     thanks...Matt
  14. lesithdx

    Best DAC under $200 ???

    I thought of moving into something decent and start by buying my self a ATM-M50 and at first i was thinking of going with the HRT Music Streamer II but recently i read somewhere that it does not do good when it comes to music with really fast dynamics. I listen to a lot of Metal so now i am in...
  15. jaguor

    Best Budget DAC?

    I've been finding the audio played from my laptop to be pretty dull for a while now (I find my iPod Touch 2G to sound better even) so I'm looking to purchase an external DAC within the range of $100-150 and wanted to get opinions on this since I'm not at all knowledgeable in DACs although I have...
  16. Sorensiim

    HRT HeadStreamer: WASAPI woes in FooBar

    I recently got a HRT HeadStreamer but was extremely disappointed at first - pops and clicks all over the place, totally useless. Then none other than Kevin Halverson, CTO of HRT (and Head-Fi user) helped me out - By setting the lowest possible WASAPI buffer (50ms) I had flawless playback, just...
  17. devhen

    HD 600 - Looking for a desktop USB DAC thats reliable & has good sound for $250-500+

    Hey guys. I'm new here. My name's Devin and I'm addicted to audio equipment all of a sudden. Well, I have been my whole life, more or less. Like all of you..   So I've got my first set of good headphones, the Sennheiser HD 600, which I got 6 weeks ago from razordogdeals on ebay. I was very...
  18. PedroH

    Alternative to Lehmann audio Black Cube Linear USB

    I'm using the Lehmann audio Black Cube Linear USB connected to a MacBookPro and Grado RS1i to listen to music at the office.   Now I am planning to buy a similar system for home. I could buy exactly the same system but I would like to try something different (and better).   What's the...
  19. sammcj

    So my Ultrasone Signature Pros just arrived ;)

    HRT MS-II Objective2 Amplifier (JDS Labs build)
  20. RetardedUnicorn

    Headphones More Engaging Than The HD650s?

    Hello all, I've been a lurker on this forum a while now and I thought I'd finally create an account.   The question I pose for you all today is one I've been wondering for a long, long time. I'm looking for a pair of headphones more engaging and less laid back than the Sennheiser HD650s. I...
  21. jude

    Product Sneak Peaks, CanJam @ Rocky Mountain Audio Fest (RMAF) - Head-Fi TV, Episode 013

    NOTE:  If you can't see the embedded video above, please CLICK HERE to see the video.     There are many new products being introduced and launched at CanJam @ Rocky Mountain Audio Fest (RMAF) on October 14, 15 and 16, 2011. In this episode of Head-Fi TV, we take a sneak peak of some of...
  22. fusedpro

    HRT Music Streamer II vs FiiO D3 (DAC recommendations)?

    I want to preface this by saying that I have no knowledge on DACs or DAC technology, so forgive me.   There's a pretty hefty price difference between these two products, but is it worth it? To be completely honest, I have no idea what 24/96 (HRT MSII) means or what 24/192 (Fiio D3) means...
  23. stryker7314

    Which Portable USB DAC for a Netbook?

    Looking for a portable DAC to use with a netbook. Here is a list of the ones I have looked at so far, let me know what you think is the best option, or another product you know of that might be great, or even a combination of these, like the digital out on one to the digital in on another i.e...
  24. ratedgprodigy

    What are most importnant components for quality computer audio (Listening to music)

    Hello   I'm upgrading my computer audio this month.   I'd appreciate some knowledge from anyone who has more experience with computer audio and what they think is the most important   Here is what I currently have. As you can tell, I'm willing to spend in the $150 to $250 range for...
  25. TreeTribe

    Please recommend an external USB 2.0 soundcard / DAC

    I have been a little confused, and as is the case with the wacky world of audio, the more you read, often times, the more confused you get.   Anyway, I am looking to basically bypass the rubbsih internal soundcard on my Lenovo Thinkpad and get something with half decent sound quality to...