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Received the product and the darned thing didn't seem to work -- couldn't get it to work on my notebook or my PC. Hooked it up to my Mac mini and it works! Well, it does for a while. For some reason, it keeps cutting out when I'm using it with the Mac.
Anyway ... followed directions on page 29. If you're using Windows 7, you need to install Windows updates KB3035131 and then KB3033929. And you need to install the universal drivers for CEntrance (duh... don't attempt installing stuff before coffee ). Oh, and before installing those Windows updates, make sure you've got SP1 installed. The updates won't work without SP1. You should be able to find manual update installers from someplace other than the Microsoft website.
Another tip -- don't use the USB cable they provided. I used my charging cable for a Samsung Galaxy S4 and it works like a charm.
Now I need to do some experimentation ... Going to see if I can use this DAC with a Little Dot MkII and the AKG K7XX. The Little Dot (with upgraded tubes) is better than the xDuoo TA-02 so this should be interesting.
Overall, so far, other than the cutting out on the Mac, the product seems quite solid.
DACport Slim should be able to drive your AKG K7XX without an external amp. Let us know how it compares to the external amps you tried.
Yes -- the DACport Slim CAN drive the K7XX without a problem. I just want to see if the tube sound gets better with a better DAC!
I've tried the DACport Slim with just the K7XX (without any other external amp) and it DOES sound better than just the plain Jane output from the computer. Solid product (once I got it up and running!)
I think it's not true that the cable they provide is faulty. It does work for me.
On a side note, everyone should regularly update their windows for performance, stability and most importantly, security.
Actually, Massdrop just had an update. The cables they shipped isn't faulty but they are insufficient for the use they're supposed to be designed for. Your cable works. You're lucky.
And yes. Thank you for your insight on Windows updates. I'll make sure to contact you if I ever need any more advice on Windows updates.
I received my cable in the mail and it works the same as my Kindle cable.
It does lock up my Windows 10 machine at random times which is completely unacceptable.
OSX is completely fine and I have not had any issues.
Is there anyway for me to request I do not receive an additional cable? I have 100 around the house, you'd just be harming the environment sending me another cable.