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USB-C to 3.5mm adapters (DAC) - Let's find the best

Discussion in 'Portable Source Gear' started by halcyon, Jun 13, 2019.
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  1. Devodonaldson
    Wanting a DAC that has call functionality is going to limit you on quality, and about none will sound better than g7 DAC. you'll want to look into one of the Hidizs Sonata DACs. The hd 2 or the new S3. Both come as 24/48 max quality allowing call function. You can change the quality with a computer but you lose call ability. Available on Amazon.
     
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  2. Thesonofagun
    Thanks for the reply, great to know about the 24/48 and mic functionality! Do you, or anyone else, know if the razer dongle will work? Heard it's quite ok quality and a bit cheaper than the hidizs ones.
     
    Last edited: Oct 21, 2019
  3. Devodonaldson
    Have a Razer phone 2. Better than Google DAC, but not as good or powerful as Hidizs Sonata HD.
     
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  4. Devodonaldson
    Correction, phone mode is 16/48.
     
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  5. Thesonofagun
    Oh really? That doesn't sound to good to me, would that be the case with all usb c dacs if you want call functionality or just the sonata?
    Do you know if the razer one works with other phones as well?
     
  6. Devodonaldson
    Razer DAC isn't Razer phone specific. It's about this the device implements USB-C. On Android audio is resampled to 16/48 or 24/48, depending on the device.
     
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  7. Thesonofagun
    Ok, so if i want call functionality it will always be 16/48, no matter which dac I use? Sorry if im a bit slow!
     
  8. Devodonaldson
    Most DACs don't allow call functionality, however those that do, it will certainly be either 16/48 or 24/48, depending on the phone/DAC. THAT is the native sample rate of Android audio processing. Above that takes it out of the audio of the device. Same goes for iOS. The apple dongle or cipher cable are 24/48, and allow call function. Anything above that is sound only because it's not handled by the OS. However, on Android, unless you are in a music player that has its on drivers, all music will be resampled to 48khz by Android audio drivers
     
  9. Thesonofagun
    Ah, I see! Do you think that the difference between apple and other more high-end dacs that has microphone support, like the hidizs hd, then would be significant? Or would I be off fine with the apple one? Sorry for hijacking the thread, hopefully this will be of importance to others as well!
     
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  10. Devodonaldson
    Hidizs sounds better than Apple DAC, even without switching to the HD software on it.
     
  11. Thesonofagun
    Ok, thanks a lot! Do you know any other options than hidizs that might be worth looking into?
     
  12. Devodonaldson
    Honestly, no. Plenty of dongles on Amazon, but all unknown, on the cheap. Hidizs is known and decent quality. $42 is a good price for a quality dongle. Razer is $24.
     
  13. noobandroid
    dont forget ibasso DC0x (01 for balanced ;02 for 3.5mm)
     
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  14. Devodonaldson
    This person wants call functionality available. That's why I gave those two recommendations.
     
  15. noobandroid
    if just pire good sound, which will you suggest?
     
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