Where the dummy is me! It took me so long to make myself a decently clear idea about this topic that I eventually took a breath and put it down in form of a single (hopefully) organised story. Enjoy! The problem we have, and how does it matter DACs’ business is receiving digital files and…
Apogee Groove – Changing the Budget Game for Good (since 2015)
A thorough review of the Apogee Groove, a stunningly performant DAC and headphone amplifier. An entry-level step into the professional audio tier.
iFi Nano iUSB3.0 – Clean The Stream Up
Providing clean and regular power and digital input to a DAC is of paramount importance. Nano iUSB3.0 helps big time on such challenge.
iFi Nano iDSD Black Label – Very Good DAC
Nano iDSD BL’s phone output quality is in line with its price bracket, but its DAC taken alone is worth the entire price, and then some.
DOSMIX TPR22 – one step further ? (part 1)
And incredibly powerful DAC dongle, with a hell of a good sound, and some dangerous profiles
Of Meizu HDP and powering thirsty IEMs
Power-hungry IEMs break some games…
Meizu Hifi Headphone Amplifier Pro – a tiny killer
An tiny (and cheap!) device granting incredible sound quality and good power
Fiio BTR5 : great sound, terrible vendor value (and I won’t buy Fiio anymore)
Why and how my experience with the limitations to an otherwise brilliant product offered me a cheap opportunity to delete an unreliable company from my vendors horizon, protecting my pockets and me from future further headaches.