1. qzyxya

    Need help with an amp for sr225i (<$200), would the o2 DIY amp I already own work well with this setup?

    I apologize, I'm a complete noob when it comes to this stuff, but any help would be appreciated :) I'm currently running this setup:   xonar dg > 3.5mm jack on the card > 1/8 inch to 1/4 inch adapter > grado sr225i   However, I have a little bit of money to spend on upgrading this setup...
  2. Geekpaoo

    Dedicated power button on USB DAC needed for my setup?

    Currently have ~160G of music on my computer that consists of downloaded classic rock recordings….from soundboards, FM broadcasts and audience recordings. Very little is FLAC, but do have a substantial amount in mp3 at 160 or 320kbs. I listen to my music by going from computer soundboard to a...
  3. cheesegrados

    Just purchase HRT Music Streamer Pro for my Grado's do i convert the mini xlr to rca?????

    Hi just recently purchase some Grado's ps500, with G cush and Hrt music streamer II. I am just demo out the regular Music Streamer 2 till my newly order Music Streamer Pro arrives at my doorstep. I have one problem... and that is ...i'm currently using rca to 3.5 for my grado's. Now I can't use...
  4. Jbucla2005

    best budget DAC for home theater

    I need something fairly bright for home theater. What is good and cheap? Thanks.
  5. estreeter

    Stereophile's Dragonfly Measurements - thoughts ?

    One of the ongoing criticisms of a lot of the gear on the market is that there is no attempt to supply meaningful measurements to support the marketing rhetoric. In addition to a favorable subjective review. the Dragonfly seems to have done OK for itself on the test bench -   ...
  6. krzkrzkrz

    How do you setup your amp/dac with your laptop?

    Just got my Fiio E17. Pretty awesome! I can already notice sound quality improvement. When connecting the amp/dac to your laptop, what do you leave the volume settings on? i.e. laptop laptop volume at 50% and let the amp/dac control the volume?   Also, what do you leave your amp/dac gain to?
  7. CardasHD650

    Little Dot dac one? HRT Music Streamer Pro?

    For anyone in the know what would you recommend investing in for the Little Dot lV SE? My Titaium HD is great for games but need something better for music.   Somewhere around this budget and ideally something to override the sound card for music alone.   Thanks :)  
  8. Gav80K

    Audio-gd Compass Broke - Replacement Suggestions?

    My Audio-gd Compass just died, which is a shame because I'd been very happy with it.  I went to the Audio-gd website to order another one but the Compass is no longer listed.   The equivalent seems to be the NFB-5.  Is that a good replacement for the Compass or is there another DAC+Amp in the...
  9. daniel521

    recommended amp and DAC for he-400

    My budget is 200 dollars, is it possible to get the most out of the he-400 with this budget? If not, I would like to know the cheapest possible combo that is recommended for the he-400, I want to get the most out of it. Some head-fiers recommended the fiio e17 as an amp AND a dac which kind of...
  10. daniel521

    Is the ODAC fatiguing?

    People say its the best DAC in the price range but many people say it sounds fatiguing, is that true? Would the HRT MusicStreamer II be a good alternative?
  11. stephenbou

    HRT music streamer/Matrix M-stage, cables included?

    I have a hrt music streamer and a Matrix M-stage on order. Anyone know if any RCA cables are included with either product?   I'd also be interested in hearing opinions on whether this setup would be a step up from a total bithead for a Q701. Thanks!   Stephen
  12. chetanappu007

    Need help improving the sound quality of Bayerdynamic dt770 pro

    Hi guys,   I use Bayerdynamic dt770 pro 80ohm headphones with a Fiio E11 amp. I really enjoy listening to them at normal volume level but,when i increase the volume a bit high i feel that the sound coming from these headphones are somehow not very clear and the bass is not very accurate or...
  13. skormee

    Dac reccomendation 100-150 price range

    Hello, the Dac that I had in the past was the Emu 0404 usb but I ended up frying it with water in an accident. Now i'm in need of a new Dac, for my k701>heed setup. Havn't been to this site in a few years so its been a bit difficult to find what i need on the forums. Any suggestions very much...
  14. GrandeSwag

    Should I upgrade my dac?

    Hey guys, I'm looking for your opinions/suggestions on a dac upgrade. Right now I have a fiio e7 and a millet minimax for an amp. I listen with RS2i's and HD598's. Is the e7 a real bottleneck in my setup? I'm looking to spend under $250 for a new dac, if it is worth getting. Thanks
  15. RAZRr1275

    Amp Questions

    So I own the AKG K702, Denon D2000 and Grado SR80i. I have a budget of 400-500 dollars for an amp and dac. My files are mostly 320 kpbs or flac. I have a couple of questions.   1) For this price range do I get the best performance out of my phones from a tube or solid state? I am willing to...
  16. metsat

    HRT Music Streamer 2012 DAC...and Amp recommendations using with Shure SRH-940?

    As the title states what amp would you guys recommend connecting to the Music Streamer to get the best sound possible with the Shure SRH-940? Gear setup: - iMac - Audirvana Plus - HRT Music Streamer 2012 DAC - Amp? Musical taste: Soul/R&B, Jazz, Instrumental, Blues, sometimes Pop and Rock...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. sregor

    HeadRoom Triple Stack Package

    Greetings everyone,   I recently saw HeadRoom is offering their Triple-Stack Balanced Ultra Desktop Package for $2,300 and a free balanced recabling of your choice up to $250.   There hasn't been a lot of chatter about HeadRoom's products around here lately and I love my Micro Amp and...
  20. peck1234

    CD Player VS Soundcard DAC

      Currently looking to invest in either CD Player or a Soundcard to push over some AUX cables to my AMP.    My absolute main concern is for quality of audio. I would love to use my computer and iTunes (all Apple Lossless) for ease of use with a soundcard. But in my experience CD players...
  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. C

    USB DAC recommendation

    Id like to have some USB DAC recommendation. As I have powerful amp with punchy headphone, I want a neutral DAC. Also, good jitter handling is a high priority for me. How's little dot DAC 1 or Pico? Is there a better one with more recent chips? My price point is $300 or lower.
  23. sregor

    Upgrade from E7+E9 to Yulong D100?

    Firstly, I am somewhat of an audiophile neophyte, but trying my hardest everyday to learn as much as possible.   Now, I'd like to upgrade my DAC and AMP. I'm not sure if I should go with a DAC/AMP combo like the Yulong D100 or go for something I really want like a dedicated AMP and dedicated...
  24. HRT Music Streamer Pro High Resolution USB D/A Converter

    HRT Music Streamer Pro High Resolution USB D/A Converter

    The Streamer Pro goes even further up the performance ladder. With its balanced analog audio output, it's perfect for professional-level systems. interface (USB connected DAC) that allows a computer and a professional audio system to become perfect partners. With its unique topology the Music...