USB DAC 150 or less recommendations
Nov 6, 2008 at 3:07 AM Thread Starter Post #1 of 21

ulozas18

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Looking for recommendations on USB DACs for 150 or less. Thanks for any responses.
 
Nov 6, 2008 at 6:34 AM Post #2 of 21
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Nov 6, 2008 at 6:43 AM Post #3 of 21

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zero will probably cost you closer to $200. The headroom total bithead might be something to consider.
 
Nov 6, 2008 at 7:26 AM Post #4 of 21
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There also seem to be a couple of interesting non-oversampling DACs that are cheap atm, Gigalab Moon and similar on eBay for about that amount too.
 
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Shek H1 from Sigtone, very interesting little DAC/Amp combo for a budget price. I have been using it for 6 month and I like its warm but detailed sound, very good build as well.
 
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You can have the Gigalab Moon DAC for the money, so I don't understand looking at any op-amp driven crap with or (worse) without the USB port.
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Ummm.... I don't want two devices and I know that a NOS DAC would sound better but I'm just trying to have an all in one DAC / AMP with only two cables (usb, and walwart) that sounds better than the on board sound in a reference design intel 965 mobo for my Grado SR80s.
 
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If you can wait a month or two, we've persuaded an obscure but very interesting Chinese company to create a quality Zero DAC alternative for around $200-250. It's over the OP's budget though, obviously.
 
Dec 23, 2008 at 12:50 PM Post #13 of 21

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Quote:

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If you can wait a month or two, we've persuaded an obscure but very interesting Chinese company to create a quality Zero DAC alternative for around $200-250. It's over the OP's budget though, obviously.


Interesting, keep us updated
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At that price it would probably compete with the Keces 151 DAC.
 

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