Review: CEntrance DACport Slim DAC/Amp Combo

Discussion in 'Portable Headphone Amps' started by moedawg140, Aug 26, 2015.
  1. SomeTechNoob
    Well, Fulla 2 + Magni 2 for me.
     
    Compared to the DACport Slim the Magni 2 sounds a bit more "filled out" on my HD 6XX.  Subbass and other bass regions are either more apparent or sound tighter/less sloppy.  Soundstage seems a tad bit wider.
     
    Honestly, the DACport Slim sounds good.  The Fulla 2 + Magni 2 sound a little bit better and are great.  What I really like about the Fulla 2 + Magni 2 setup is that I no longer have an audible noise floor.
     
  2. U-3C

    I'm the future, whenever I need honest feedback on if there is an audible noise floor on something, I'll listen to you over anyone else lol.

    XD
     
  3. SomeTechNoob
    I'm a picky perfectionist.  What can ya do.
     
  4. rikk009
    It's been a while...just logged in to say in $100-150 price range CE Slim has become my benchmark. If it had more defined and extended bass it would beat anything under $200. Not that it's a slouch but more balanced than fun. Even if I want  I don't want to sell it.
     
  5. b4isaynoagain
    I guess I must be losing it.... I ponied up for the drop @ $99. How could it be bad? Through my ER4Ps, HD650s and LCD3s I struggle to get ANY low end. The ER4P is known to be very neutral with extremely articulate bass, so I expected that but, compared to what I hear with any of those transducers coupled to my Burson HA160D, Grommes driven by a HiFi Berry Dac+, my HT503 amp hat or even just my PC, they are thin with no distinguishable low end and are, simply, not listenable. Even with EQ, which I never use, I could not get anything near close to something I could listen to for more than a few minutes. Anyone have any clues? I'm open to suggestions.
    Thanks!
     
  6. letlive
    I'm planning to use the slim with a Pioneer XDP-300R and a Galaxy S7. How is the battery consumption? Would the Shanling Up be better?
     
  7. peter123

    I've got no idea about the Up but the Slim drains the phone battery very quickly.
     
  8. sludgeogre
     
     
    Since the slim is a Class A device I would imagine that it drains batteries with a vengeance. I used to use a Fiio E18 and it did not seem to effect battery life much at all since it has it's own internal battery and I really enjoyed the sound and the bass boost option, especially on flights since they seem to steal the bass from my PM-3's.
     
  9. peter123

    Yeah, for portable usage I'd also strongly recommend a device with internal battery.
     
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  10. cardeli22
    Centrance makes two products with built-in batteries: The Dacportable (i have and it's great) and the DAC Blue. You can use the slim with a usb splitter and connected to a small battery charging both products.
     
  11. rikk009
    I was wondering whether an external DAC works or not if the phone doesn't have OTG functionality? Btw, the phone in question is Lenovo Z plus 2(incredibility bad sounding).
     
  12. peter123

    No, unfortunately USB audio output needs OTG so it won't work.
     
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  13. rikk009
    Dang!
     
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