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Jan 27, 2021 at 5:15 AM Post #54,496 of 65,479

Barusu Lamperouge

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Hmm I'm interested in a DAC/AMP or some sort of dongle for my S7 Edge which is basically all I use for my IEM's/X2HR. Any recommendations under £100?

For DAC/AMP, you can try Walnut F2 (~$25) and Fiio BTR3K (~$60) or a BTR5 (~$120)

BTR3K and BTR5 are Bluetooth DAC/Amp and can drive anything including your X2HR. You can learn more about BTR5 here - https://www.head-fi.org/threads/fii...port-up-to-384khz-dsd256-native.918298/unread

Or if you are curious about BT DACs can learn more about them here - https://www.head-fi.org/threads/the...-8-jul-20-qudelix-5k-impression-added.906655/

You will find many alternatives here in your budget.

Walnut F2 is a DAP+DAC+Amp and has tons of power to drive absolutely anything. It's slightly bulky but is worth the pain for the sonic performance.
 
Jan 27, 2021 at 5:16 AM Post #54,497 of 65,479

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Borg audio Float TOTL
https://borgaudio.de/float/
Did anyone listen it?



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Jan 27, 2021 at 6:14 AM Post #54,499 of 65,479

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Jan 27, 2021 at 6:51 AM Post #54,500 of 65,479

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!!!!!!!!!!!

Superb specs but unfortunately I have an emotional attachment to my kidneys!

This float thing looks like a gold bar!!! It will make a good pairing with the TRN $15000 USD golden ears IEM for sure. And just to make sure the audio chain is golden, we must add the $4300 USD Ortiz gold cable too.

Perfect set up for those with golden ears and a golden wallet!

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Jan 27, 2021 at 8:00 AM Post #54,502 of 65,479

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Feels weird if I am in Japan but not giving out any Japanese IEM impression. Well, that is about to change.
Here is my first impression of the Acoustune HS1300SS which released recently, a full review should be available in February.

https://banbeu.com/acoustune-hs1300-ss-first-impressions/
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!!!!!!!!!!!

Superb specs but unfortunately I have an emotional attachment to my kidneys!

This float thing looks like a gold bar!!! It will make a good pairing with the TRN $15000 USD golden ears IEM for sure. And just to make sure the audio chain is golden, we must add the $4300 USD Ortiz gold cable too.

Perfect set up for those with golden ears and a golden wallet!

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I was lol so hard...
 
Jan 27, 2021 at 12:56 PM Post #54,504 of 65,479

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Jan 27, 2021 at 2:20 PM Post #54,505 of 65,479

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Tempotec Sonata HD Pro dongle.

It can drive most IEMs other than very power demanding types or planars. I bought two at $27ish USD during sales.

Very black background, no hiss, good measurements, neutralish with a tinge of warmth, very transparent. And very low output impedance so suitable for those multi BA finicky types. Also has volume control and doesn't get warm.
U can ask more in the Sonata HD Pro thread: https://www.head-fi.org/threads/tem...ing-sound-small-size-affordable-price.934007/ as perhaps some smartphones that are older may not be compatible, so best to check with them.
Fully agree, I think the sonata hd pro is easily in the best-bang-for-the-buck dac dongle out there. The non pro version is actually pretty decent as well. I keep one in my backpack to allow for wired mic earphone calls.
 
Jan 27, 2021 at 2:23 PM Post #54,506 of 65,479

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For DAC/AMP, you can try Walnut F2 (~$25) and Fiio BTR3K (~$60) or a BTR5 (~$120)

BTR3K and BTR5 are Bluetooth DAC/Amp and can drive anything including your X2HR. You can learn more about BTR5 here - https://www.head-fi.org/threads/fii...port-up-to-384khz-dsd256-native.918298/unread

Or if you are curious about BT DACs can learn more about them here - https://www.head-fi.org/threads/the...-8-jul-20-qudelix-5k-impression-added.906655/

You will find many alternatives here in your budget.

Walnut F2 is a DAP+DAC+Amp and has tons of power to drive absolutely anything. It's slightly bulky but is worth the pain for the sonic performance.
The walnut f2 looks interesting. Thx for highlighting it.
 
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For DAC/AMP, you can try Walnut F2 (~$25) and Fiio BTR3K (~$60) or a BTR5 (~$120)

BTR3K and BTR5 are Bluetooth DAC/Amp and can drive anything including your X2HR. You can learn more about BTR5 here - https://www.head-fi.org/threads/fii...port-up-to-384khz-dsd256-native.918298/unread

Or if you are curious about BT DACs can learn more about them here - https://www.head-fi.org/threads/the...-8-jul-20-qudelix-5k-impression-added.906655/

You will find many alternatives here in your budget.

Walnut F2 is a DAP+DAC+Amp and has tons of power to drive absolutely anything. It's slightly bulky but is worth the pain for the sonic performance.
wait a minute... just poked my head in the walnut thread. 4.2W RMS? What the...
 
Jan 27, 2021 at 2:48 PM Post #54,508 of 65,479

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The Float also doubles as a credit card terminal?
 
Jan 27, 2021 at 3:10 PM Post #54,509 of 65,479

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...do not go near the FLOAT - Your money starts floating out of Your wallet!
 
Jan 27, 2021 at 3:11 PM Post #54,510 of 65,479

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Tempotec Sonata HD Pro dongle.

It can drive most IEMs other than very power demanding types or planars. I bought two at $27ish USD during sales.

Very black background, no hiss, good measurements, neutralish with a tinge of warmth, very transparent. And very low output impedance so suitable for those multi BA finicky types. Also has volume control and doesn't get warm.
U can ask more in the Sonata HD Pro thread: https://www.head-fi.org/threads/tem...ing-sound-small-size-affordable-price.934007/ as perhaps some smartphones that are older may not be compatible, so best to check with them.
Isnt the Meizu pro the same exact chip?

My Shanling ae3 and Seeaudio Yume are officially enroute and with courier coming from one city up about 20 min away. Not sure how dhl works or if he has other stops, but it should be here soon. iBasso it00 is due before 2pm, and Fan went out for delivery this morning at 6am. Today is a good day......

WHICH FIRST

EDIT: Is there such thing are a Thunderbolt usb c to thunderbolt usb c female adapter? If not, what is the best splitter I can buy so I can charge and play music simultaneously until my dap arrives? Amazon would be preferred
 
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