CEntrance DACport DAC/Amp

CEntrance DACport DAC/Amp

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Product Description
It’s easy enough to find some decent sounding headphones built for portable use, but most high quality DACs and headphone amplifiers are too bulky or require too much power to be used on the go. Giving you the highest quality audio in a convenient package that plugs in easily to your computer, the CEntrance DACport DAC/Amp makes everywhere sound as good as home Read More

Jun 2, 2016
After having this for a number of months I must say I'm totally underwhelmed. Recently purchased a Scarlett 2i4 for recording... And when using that as my audio interface, and plugging in my HD650's, it's noticeably better, and it's not even meant for that. I mean, yes it's small and portable, but the sound direct from the 3.5mm output on my motherboard is just as good.
Dec 22, 2015
I purchased this item, concluding from the details in the listing that it was DAC/Amp version. I received LX model, which does not include an amp. Receipt says "LX mod" on it. Not what I thought I was getting. I wanted a simple, portable DAC/amp for my computer so I could work from different locations around the house, outside, etc. The LX requires addition of an amp, which complicates the whole setup. *sad trombone*
I suspect that, given the nature of the bazaar, sales are final regardless of circumstances. However, if Massdrop happens to have a proper DACport (sans LX) just lying around gathering dust, I'm more than happy to swap. Is it too late to hope for a Christmas miracle?
Dec 29, 2015
DACPORT LX has an amp. just no volume knob. you use window to control the volume. as long as you can plug your headphone in and make it sing, means it has an amp. how would i know? i bought a Dacport LX from massdrop. yes, to me, my purchase is a dumb choice, dacport slim is smaller and cheaper.
Jan 10, 2016
Thanks -- yeah, I discovered the amp after the above focus. Still rather have the DACport because of the knob. With the LX on the Mac, I have to control the volume in the application (as opposed to the OS), unless I'm doing something wrong. But it's not as much of a concern, and it certainly works in a pinch. Cheers!
Oct 25, 2015
I don't think it's quite fair to say "dumb enough" here... there are lots of reasons one might prefer one portable dac/amp to another. In this case, the DACport is rated at 1.5 watts, whereas the smaller and cheaper DACport slim is rated at 450 mw (the DACport HD that you referenced is not cheaper; it sells for $199). Also, it appears that these units will be shipped right away, so if one needs it now, it could make a difference. Finally, the DACport has been thoroughly reviewed by Stereophile, where experienced writers hailed its "tube-like midrange," which is important to me as I use a tube preamp and like that type of sound. CEntrance described the DACport slim as "better" recently, but it's not clear to me which sonic parameters are included in the "better" description, so for me it's a question of getting a proven item vs. a new one that may be better. If you prefer the sound of the slim, that's totally fine with me, but I'd urge all of us in the audiophile community to try to avoid referring to the audio choices of others as "dumb." You might not like the sound of my Magneplanars, but I might not like the sound of your preamp.... doesn't mean either of us are dumb. Thanks!
Oct 23, 2015
i wonder who is dumb enough to get this when the smaller and cheaper DACPORT HD is also selling here.
Aug 12, 2015
This DAC/Amp is a great performer with convenient operation. The price on this drop is also spectacular.
Jul 31, 2015
Mine just arrived today, and it definitely sounds better than my computer's onboard DAC. Happy so far! (1-Ohm mod with analog volume control) EDIT: Balance is noticeably to the left at lower volumes. It's more balanced when I turn the volume up, but my headphones are only 38 Ohm. The unit gets warm pretty quickly. Not hot, but a little concerning.
Aug 5, 2015
Hmm, I'm really glad that it's a noticeable difference to the DAC on your PC. Definitely some concerning things there though. Mine just touched down in Australia, will definitely be adding my 2 cents worth when it does :)
Jul 28, 2015
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Jul 27, 2015
My tracking info X-(
7/27, Pre-Shipment Info Sent to USPS
Jul 27, 2015
Just received my Dacport, thanks Massdrop!
Jul 23, 2015
We have some great news to share with everyone! We've been notified that our warehouse team just received the bulk shipment. They will begin preparing your individual orders today and will aim to ship everything out by tomorrow.
You can expect an update from us by the end of the day Pacific Time on 7/27.
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