1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. povidlo

    Topping NX7 Portable Headphone Amplifier

    This is a dedicated thread for discussion regarding Topping NX7 portable headphone amplifier. Topping blessed the marketplace with NX7, which it out of current trend. Pure analog portable amps are a dying art with roll out of bigger and stronger DAC/amps combos and dongles, but there’s still a...
  4. Topping G5

    Topping G5

  5. Venture Electronics Megatron

    Venture Electronics Megatron

  6. Moondrop Dawn

    Moondrop Dawn

  7. EarMen Angel

    EarMen Angel

  8. John88

    Ultimate 'travelling' closed back headphones?

    I'm interested in recommendations for closed back headphones for a specific use not well-catered for by manufacturers because of the popularity of bluetooth headphones which is travel - both commuting and holidays. I want something worth listening too on a bus, train or plane, but also good...
  9. Zoom F6 32-Bit Float Point Recorder

    Zoom F6 32-Bit Float Point Recorder

    CAPTURE THE CALM AND THE STORM The Zoom F6 is the first professional field recorder to feature both 32-bit float recording and dual AD converters, providing an unprecedented amount of dynamic range. With 6 inputs, Zoom’s solid time code, multiple power options and wireless control, the F6 is...
  10. adrianambriz

    Newbie in need of advice,My Situation with ifi DACs

    I bought my first DAC ever after reading for weeks about how to improve audio quality so landed into de Ifi Zen Dac V2, also moved to Tidal. This set up changed the way how I thought I knew about music, silly me, how come in 37 years old of existence I never thought that a DAC and Service...
  11. Audirect Beam 3 Pro

    Audirect Beam 3 Pro

  12. lostone88

    What earphone between the two for my iBasso DX220 with a modified Amp Card 8?

    Just got an ibasso DX220 with a modified amp card 8 by Whitigr. the amp card has a Output with a balanced 4.4" TRRS. I have been looking at a FINAL AUDIO B3 or a LZ A7 HIFI Earbud. Which should I choose? The seller recommenced the LZ A7, But I like the look of the FINAL AUDIO B3 Would they take...
  13. Drue

    A dream came true with the Andromeda Gold Ti

    Ever since Campfire Audio announced the Ara I knew I wanted an Andromeda in the gorgeous titanium shell, let alone the Gold! It was a dream that was never meant to come true. I was fortunate enough to purchase a pair of these during the Multiverse event a couple weeks ago. I am a big time...
  14. Bakoon CAP1003 Portable Headphone Amplifier

    Bakoon CAP1003 Portable Headphone Amplifier

  15. CEntrance HiFi-M8 V2

    CEntrance HiFi-M8 V2

    "Get the most advanced portable amplifier and DAC by CEntrance. With USB digital input, 3.5 mm analog input and wireless Balanced Bluetooth input, this is our best portable amplifier yet! Exclusive CEntrance technology for extra audio enjoyment. Balanced circuits offer significant improvement...
  16. B

    Balanced dongle/portable dac amp

    Hi! New here, but also looking for the best options for a portable dac amp/dongle for my iPhone 12. Criteria: under $150 usd Balanced output Wide stage Not overly warm (my EarMen Sparrow was too warm) Small, like BTR5 size or smaller This will be for my Mangird Teas, which are incredible and...
  17. Audirect Beam 3 Plus

    Audirect Beam 3 Plus

    Hilidac's Audirect Beam 3 Plus is a portable DAC/amp. Key features include: Bluetooth 5.0 (LDAC supported) 3.5mm single ended / 4.4 balanced output USB-C for connecting with PC and mobile ES9281AC decoder chip, Qualcomm CSR8675 Bluetooth chip 4.4mm: ≧ 110mW (16Ω) ≧ 230mW (32Ω) ≧ 27.78mW...
  18. Vision Ears VE7

    Vision Ears VE7

    the Vision Ears VE7's bass is balanced and natural - with an exceptional depth for balanced armature drivers. The mids are slightly emphasized and impress with their naturalness and broad resolution. Every detail of your music is revealed here! The highs get special attention with this model...
  19. S

    DAP solution all in one or BT

    Currently I just use my cell phone and a “dongle dac” Can someone school me on some of the pros and cons to having an all in one unit such as the Fiio m15 or DX300 vs something that receives a Bluetooth signal from, say, a cell phone? common sense tells me that getting a tidal stream from WiFi...
  20. Bluecactus123

    Best audiophile phones apart from LG

    With LG shutting down their phone division, many people will have to find a replacement for their V and G series of LG phones, including myself. Are there any other phones which deliver as good audio experience as LG? Thanks
  21. JD1993

    $800 Budget - Closed back, portable and comfortable for office use and travel

    Hi! I'm looking for recommendations for some comfortable closed-back headphones I can take around with me to use in an office setting or just for traveling in general. Ideally I'm looking for headphones around the $800 mark. I'm looking for a pair that provides great isolation while still...
  22. Sound N00b

    Fiio btr5 and Qudelix 5k owners what was your Bluetooth range like?

    The typical use case of portable Bluetooth amps are having both your phone and your amp on your body so a Bluetooth range typically is not a problem however I need to communicate with a tv 15 ft away from me and I was wondering if anybody knew the Bluetooth range of the btr5 or 5k. I heard one...
  23. Sound N00b

    Best portable bluetooth dac/amp

    I have 3 problems I want to solve 1) I want to watch tv on my headphones/earphones (presumably via Bluetooth). A really long wire is not an option. 2) I want to charge my phone and listen to music at the same time 3) I want a better dac and amp then what is in my phone 3.5) Being able to take...
  24. XDuoo XP-2 Pro

    XDuoo XP-2 Pro

    Difference between XP-2 and XP-2 Pro XP-2 XP-2 Pro DAC AKM AK4452 AKM AK4452 Bluetooth version Bluetooth 5.0, support AAC, SBC, aptX Bluetooth 5.0, support AAC, SBC, aptX, aptX LL, aptx DH, LDAC Output power 245mW @ 32 Ohm 300mW @ 32 Ohm Recommend output impedance 16 - 300 Ohm 16...
  25. Z

    Cheaper alternative of XM3?

    Hi everyone, I got a pair of XM3 last year that I really like overall by the comfort, portability, battery, and noise isolation and a little the sound; but I had to sell It because I really needed the money. Nowdays with this Self-Isolation and some home office days, I really want a new pair...