USB-C to 3.5mm adapters (DAC) - Let's find the best
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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.
Ok, thanks for all your help! Do you know if the razer has call functionality as well? Heard that the hidizs uses quite much battery so interested in other options.
 
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if just pire good sound, which will you suggest?
The dc01 being balanced would be first choice. I've read the dc02 is a significant step down, so maybe Hidizs s3 after dc01
 
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I would always recommend the Meizu Dac (non pro, $30) over any Hidizs. My sonata HD II sounds noticeably worse. Additionally, the sonata has been measured a lot worse that what it says on the product site.
 
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I would always recommend the Meizu Dac (non pro, $30) over any Hidizs. My sonata HD II sounds noticeably worse. Additionally, the sonata has been measured a lot worse that what it says on the product site.
getting meizu can be rather confusing, they have a lot of similar name to the model
 
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Just search "Meizu HiFi" on AliExpress. There are three sellers selling the same model for ~$30. Easy enough, no?
too bad i dont use AE often
 
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It's an easy site to use. I believe you can do it!!
its not because of ease of use, its because there are a lot of doubtful items that are named similar to the OG, and even priced almost the same
 
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its not because of ease of use, its because there are a lot of doubtful items that are named similar to the OG, and even priced almost the same
I have not once heard of or seen a fake Meizu USB C DAC. Meizu themselves are, too, not aware of any fakes. Otherwise they'd provide the buyer with a way to check the authenticity.
 
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Thanks a lot. Of course I will wait.
I really appreciate your help.
I tested the DC02 yesterday & today, I used my old oneplus 5t as it has a 3.5mm jack so I could essentially get a more "apples to apples" comparison out of it.

Setup was like this:
I was connected to wifi and my bluetooth was on, but not connected to anything. I treated the phone as a media player, so I didn't use the screen at all, and I just let it run through the same playlist of songs for 5 hours*, with and without the dac, checking on it every hour. My phone was at ~50% volume (which is a little louder than I would listen to myself).
* The playlist is 10 hours long, I ran it in the exact same order for both cases. It consists of a variety of songs, ranging from things with heavy bass, to classical, metal, etc, pretty much a good mix of everything really.
No apps were updated, and nothing was downloaded in the background (music was stored locally too).

- Running the dac at 63 volume (the max volume that I could put into it's android app), and leaving my phone at 50% volume, it used 9% battery per hour.
- Running the audio through the 3.5mm jack on the phone, again at 50% volume, through the same playlist from the beginning (so it went through the same songs in the exact same order), it used about 3%.
=> Which means the dac added about 6% usage to my phone's normal usage.

My phone's battery is a 3300mAh one, but I used a diagnosis app, and it has decayed to 2600, that means the 6% usage of the dac equates to ~160mAh usage per hour.

So, I would say, if your player is 1000mAh rated, you should get about 5-7 hours of usage out of it.
Again, it's apples to oranges, but it seems to me that dc01 uses less power than dc02.

Hope this helps.
 
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Anyone here bought a meizu dac from giztop? The non pro version only costs $25 over there but then again I dont know how legit giztop is...
 
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