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Recommend USB DAC for PC and PS3


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#1 NeunIX

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Posted 17 November 2010 - 02:40 AM

Hi guys,

I am looking for DAC which has USB and preferably Optical input that will use on my PC and PS3.
My budget is around 300~400 SGD. It is not necessary to be portable.
The output can be RCA or 3.5mm.

I am appreciate if you can suggest me a few suitable DAC. Thank you!

#2 monsterlim

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Posted 19 November 2010 - 06:57 AM

QUOTE(NeunIX @ 17 Nov 2010, 02:40 AM) View Post

Hi guys,

I am looking for DAC which has USB and preferably Optical input that will use on my PC and PS3.
My budget is around 300~400 SGD. It is not necessary to be portable.
The output can be RCA or 3.5mm.

I am appreciate if you can suggest me a few suitable DAC. Thank you!


Do you want to consider the zero, compass or yulong DAC? You can come my place for demo before you decide.

Sms / call 96693257. I am located just above Dakota MRT.
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#3 bpribadi

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Posted 19 November 2010 - 02:32 PM

You may want to consider Dr. DAC2 DX from Audiotrak if you can increase your budget.

Or you can go to Jaben to test some USB DACs there.

This link might be useful:
http://www.headfonia.com/category/source/desktop-source/

I've tried Nuforce uDAC, it's pretty cool for such a small DAC smile.gif
I'm using Dr. DAC2 DX for USB DAC, and Focusrite Saffire LE for Firewire DAC.

#4 dora-motor

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Posted 30 January 2011 - 11:57 PM

May also want to give HRT Music streamer series a try
iPhone 4

MacBook Pro 13" (lossless music & AAC)--> Wireworld Ultraviolet USB--> Arcam rDAC--> Chord CrimsonPlus--> Graham Slee Novo

-->Sennheiser HD 800, Sennheiser HD 25II

#5 dyl1dyl

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Posted 13 July 2011 - 07:51 PM

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#6 Tacoboy

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Posted 21 June 2012 - 01:50 AM

I'm assuming this USB DAC is so you can get audio from gaming on the PC & PS3.
The Astro Mix-amp. and Turtle beach DSS both come with optical input and can process Dolby Virtual headphone.
You can also daisy chain an external headphone amplifier to then, if needed. grin.gif

#7 kwchan

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 12:14 AM

i vote for Zero DAC

#8 cheapsupps

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Posted 23 May 2013 - 01:06 PM

how about this dac? not so expensive also
http://www.matrix-di...s/10/index.html