HiFime Sabre UAE23HD USB DAC with Sabre DAC chip – compact ESS Sabre ESk2m DAC chip and SABRE headphone and line out driver. From what I heard from multiple manufactures, Yes, right now ESS Sabre is the best chip, and the is ONLY choice (for making high-end. I am a self-certified “fanboy” of ESS Sabre DAC chip family as a DIY digital audiophile. I bought ES Evaluation Board, ESK2M.

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Want a detailed, fast sound full of natural tones and timbres? Again, don’t forget to try the ASIO driver because it drastically improved my sound. The Anedio D1 competes with the Audio-gd Reference 7.

I’m hard to please and 918 usually find one deal breaking audio flaw in most gear I buy but I just love this. Sound The high-end DAC chip combined with the Sabre headphone driver give a very detailed sound with a great soundstage. My I got from Hifime seemed to short out within a month in the cord connecting to the USB on my laptop. Currently it is connected analog via the headphone jack.

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Is this better than having only the digital volume control at dB? Forgive my ignorance, but wouldn’t the ES be the ideal Sabre dac since it is in stereo and the is 8 channel?


The DF sounded slightly muddy in the lower mids with layered harmony vocals and this unit resolves with better clarity sbare separation. Feb 28, at 5: We simply did not want the digital volume level to be of any concern, even remotely.

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Terms and conditions apply. The upgrade of Hifime from Fiio 10k’s line out is not hard to tell. Absolutely first class product. Headphone Reviews and Discussion – Head-Fi.

Is the the same sound quality as the D in these setup? This is vibrant, smooth, and has a crisp and detailed high end without any harshness. Sorry about the delayed reply, we’re found we were not notified on new messages recently. So the loss of 2 bits, as in the example, is practically inconsequential to the bit DAC.

But it still took me a while to come to grips with my purchase.

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More xabre on this devices will follow. Do you already have an account? Is this feature helpful? If would order right now a desktop version with usb and 2 switchable spdif inputs at least one opticalrca output and a separate headphone connector. Still like this unit slightly better than the DR sound-wise. Very Nice Dac for the price! One of the most cliched concluding lines of the lazy?

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As the Anedio D1 doubles-up as headphone and passive pre, James knows that armchair audiophiles will fret about the idea of digital volume control. Just received this DAC and am a bit shocked at the clarity and overall great sound I’m getting from it now.

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A lean toward upper-mid presence finds favour with leading edge guitar notes, percussive counterplay and — classical fans take note — string definition. The DAC chip is a high end chip and combined ses the Sabre headphone driver makes a great sounding combo. Works plug-n-play with Android 5.

Bass response was excellent, and I can hear a lot more bass notes than I ever remember on anything else, with great intensity. Luckily for the high er end, rarely are names named.

HiFime UAE23HD USB DAC (ES9018K2M+SA9023)

After a while, I seemed to notice that sometimes the bass starts to sound warmer and more musical, and I don’t think it is completely neutral See questions and answers. Is this true though? However there are some issues with some brands of USB 3.

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