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Is it about time I start to consider getting a USB DAC? CD still sounded better but the hassle of changing CD & space taken to keep the hundreds of CD had been driving me to start listening more from my MAC.

 

Need to consider to get something relatively affordable and good. Preferably non portable & does not take up too much space.

 

When you have a family... Every dollar counts 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭

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well when u need a usb dac u will need an amp to go with it too

there are stuff like dragonfly dac which is audiophile grade

it always boils to how much u want to spend

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Hi there,

 

We will soon have the iFi Audio products and they do have a USB DAC as well. Priced at $399 definitely worth looking at, will be in our stores approximately early April. :thumbup:

 

Have been reading up from iFi facebook lately, now can even audition in town... heng no need buy blindly online. lol

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well when u need a usb dac u will need an amp to go with it too

there are stuff like dragonfly dac which is audiophile grade

it always boils to how much u want to spend

Now with family, need to think before buying toys. You will not understand when you're not there yet 😭😭

 

Hardly get to listen to my speakers in peace with my monster running around. I wonder if there's even spiders staying inside. 😓😓

Best time now is when everyone sleep, then I can take out my Mac & headphone... That's why I'm looking for a value for money DAC that doesn't hurt my wallet. What's the damage for dragonfly?

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i totally understand bro

i personally use the ODAC cost ard 200sgd new

but 2nd hand dacs can cost ard 300sgd as well

 

well if u look at the dragonfly on amazon costs ard 250 usd and thats not including shipping

why not look at 2nd hand dacs in forums

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The IFI iDAC looks pretty well built though and at least will not put a hole in my pocket.

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I wonder if the iDAC can change the op amp ? If its portable enough, can consider bringing it along when out station.

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looking at the purely just the footprint

u cant roll the opamps

i think the "direct drive tech" means they dont really use 1, could be a discreet amp

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Does it work if I connect my iPad directly into the iDAC as a digital source? Anyone tried?

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so far that i know off only certain companies are able to use the i-devices as source like fostex hp-p1 and Cypher Labs Algorhythm Solo

and these costs a bomb just to by-pass the dac of i-devices

 

with i-devices price and special dac price combined

might as well get a dx100 or ak100

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I am currently using both Windows's n MAC for my entire audio n video collection

 

Best performance is to play through a USB based tube DAC

 

Currently using a Maverick Audio D1 n D2 tube output DAC. The former comes with a headphone tube amp output

 

Value for money - research yourself. Can contact me if you want more info

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