Is it worth using the Fiio E10 on a 2012 macbook air 13"... what dac does the air use?
Mar 13, 2013 at 4:43 PM Thread Starter Post #1 of 5

Minks007

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Does anyone have any idea which DAC the 2012 macbook air uses?
I called apple support to ask them which DAC was used in the air, they have no idea, even though the call was escalated to a higher level.
 
My question is whether a Fiio E10 will improve sound quality. 
With a pair of Yuin PK1's it sounds slightly better, but I would really like to know if anyone has read any reports which have compared the air to the E10, or even a test of the air vs any other portable DAC.
 
Any feedback would be appreciated.
 
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I have a 2010-2011 Macbook Pro
 
Never had the E10 or Yuin, but have owned the E17, E07K, E12, E02i and borrowed the E11.
 
The MBP's sound was more warm and fun while a FiiO E07K and E17's sound was more accurate. Both were bassy and warm but the MBP was more to an extreme while the FiiO's boasted higher clarity.
 
The difference really isn't day and night. It's there, but MB's already feature decent audio chipsets. 
 

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