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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. kalo86
    What DAP are you mentioning?
     
  2. audio123
    M11. Cheers!
     
  3. Mlaihk
    Anyone tried the Musiland MU2+?
     
  4. Chessblitzer2017
    No have you
     
  5. snip3r77
    hope audiosciencereview reviews DC01
     
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  6. Chessblitzer2017
    Hope goodguybadguy or whatever his name does too
     
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  7. the chemist
    Not usb-c to 3.5mm but the options for Bluetooth are what I believe to be the future.

    Look at the Audiolab m-dac nano etc. pricier options but...
     
  8. halcyon
    Amir has stated that he will not be buying anymore USB-C dongle DACs. Unless somebody sends him one for reviewing purposes, he won't be measuring DC01 or any other USB-C dongle DAC.
     
  9. Devodonaldson
    What DAP did we compare this too, again? I couldn't find the post
     
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  10. audio123
    @Devodonaldson
     
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  11. kalo86
    @sharpex you could be interested on this product, probably the easiest way to introduce the balanced world in your iem collection!
     
  12. gr8soundz
    Received my iBasso DC01 today. It's pretty nice. All metal and hybrid wiring looks to be good quality although strain reliefs look just adequate. It's fairly light so I imagine the wires will be ok as long as you don't pull on them to much.

    Tested it on my Oneplus 7 Pro and a another phone with Neutron, Poweramp, and UAPP. Everything worked except the volume control in UAPP but I was using bit-perfect. Great sound; better than I expected so far. The DC01 gets a little warm after a few minutes and no significant drop in battery life over the short span I tested it. Crazy to see a tiny, 32-bit, balanced DAC hanging from my phone.....
     
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  13. artpiggo
    Need to burn it for 100 hr.

    Dont forget to download uac volume app from playstore for 64 step volume.
     
  14. Mlaihk
    Let the testing begin!
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    From looking at the external design, I am prefering the MU2Plus to Meizu one. Simple rationale is that in the MU2Plus, the DAC chip is housed in the control unit, and with the 3.5mm connector presumably integrated onboard, so no cabling between amp out and the 3.5mm connector.
    However, for the the Meizu, the dac/amp seems to be on the type-c connector itself, and using a tiny (flimsy) cable to the 3.5mm connector. Durability is questionable and who knows what material the cable is comprised of....... It will probably be the major bottle neck to what otherwise could have been a great setup. And not to mention that the MU2Plus has control over the CS43130M's gain, filter .... etc.

    Interestingly, I find DC01 has more background noise than either the MU2Plus and Meizu HD. I was just using direct cable to connect (no adapters, which means I used 3.5mm cable for MU2Plus/Meizu, and separate 2.5mm cable to the DC01). And the cables have tested to be ok when connected to ES100 and have no noticeable noise.......

    Going to listen to them more with my S10 and Andromeda S and will give a bit more thoughts after.
     
    Last edited: Jul 10, 2019
  15. TooPoorForHiFi
    How good / bad is the DAC in the iBasso DC01 Compared to FiiO K3

    Anyone know?
     
    Last edited: Jul 11, 2019
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