HiFime Sabre 9018 DAC/Amp

HiFime Sabre 9018 DAC/Amp

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A portable, no-nonsense DAC/amp with the sound quality of a much pricier device, the HiFime Sabre 9018 delivers value and versatility in spades. It can play virtually any format, from CD quality all the way up to 24 bit/96 kHz files, and pairs well with low-impedance IEMs, high-impedance headphones, and line-level devices like preamps and amplifiers Read More

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amirm
341
Dec 13, 2017
I just finished my review and comparison of Hifime Sabre 9018 DAC to Fiio E10k. As a headphone+DAC, the Fiio E10k does better with much lower impedance and higher output. As a DAC, they two are close with a nod to Hifime. But really, there are better choices if you can spend a bit more. See my review here: https://www.audiosciencereview.com/forum/index.php?threads/measurement-and-review-of-hifime-sabre-9018-usb-dac.2146/
ArthurM
2683
Sep 21, 2016
All of the orders have been shipped and are now on the way to you! Once tracking is available, you will receive a confirmation email with tracking information. Please allow 24-48 hours for this information to update in the courier’s system.
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ArthurM
2683
Sep 14, 2016
Awaiting confirmation! We are still in contact with the vendor and just awaiting updated shipment estimates from them. We have a call scheduled first thing tomorrow morning and should get a bit more visibility in regards to when we can expect these in our warehouse.
Expect another update from us on 9/20 or sooner if something comes up.
If you have any questions, please visit our Help Center (https://massdrop.com/helpcenter).
ArthurM
2683
Sep 7, 2016
Thanks again for joining this drop! We have submitted the group's order with the vendor for the HiFime Sabre 9018 DAC/Amp and they are working hard to prepare it for shipment.
As soon as the group's order is ready at the vendor's location, they will send the bulk shipment to our warehouse in New Jersey where our warehouse team will break it up into individual orders and ship them. The current estimated ship date from our warehouse is 9/28.
We will keep the group updated throughout the fulfillment process. You can expect an update from us by the end of the day Pacific Time on 9/13.
If you have any questions, please visit our Help Center (http://massdrop.com/helpcenter).
davidsongwriter
1
Sep 5, 2016
It is about the DAC chip and the implementation, components, build quality, workmanship, and so forth and so on, plus your source, file type, headphones speakers etc, but most of all you and your hearing and likes and dislikes. All play an important role.
Shadowphd
52
Sep 2, 2016
Though I'm a total newbie to hi end audio I've always enjoyed IEMs to listen to jazz and classical music with some classic R&B and Rock as leavening.
The size and portability of the Hifime seriously appeal to me. Would this item be a good intro to the Dac/Amp category? If not, any other suggestions?
My current specs: iPad mini 2nd generation iPhone 5s Various IEMs + headphones thanks to Massdrop --Brainwave S5 --Macaw T1000's w/ Bluetooth --Sennheiser CX1's (should these count?) --AKG M220's -- DHL transport (possible surprise for my great, music looking kid or maybe just for me🙃) --Thinksound -- in current drop
Thanks in advance for your input.
davidsongwriter
1
Aug 31, 2016
I wanted to try a sabre based dac, it was this or the dragonfly 1.5 for my laptop and iphone and possibly galaxy note with an adapter. The optical connection sort of sealed it for me. May also use it with my denon reciever-amp/dsd/sacd player May also use as a dac with a schitt magni. Now waiting patiently to put this through it's paces.
davidsongwriter
1
Sep 2, 2016
Are you sure dragonfly 1.5 uses the older sabre dac I believe and the red the newer (feel free to correct me :)) both 24bit/96. But no matter I needed the option of digital out/line level out. I could not find any comparison between the two. Just the older hifime 9023 sabre dac I believe. Hifi me has a few reviews on their websight-Amazon only has one, but a ton of reviews on the older hifime sabre dac and dragonfly 1.5 black and red dacs. Judging from those reviews the dragonfly appears to have a better and more convenient physical design, but older cheaper sabre chip and no digital/line out combined jack. and cost about $34% more.
Either one looks like a great buy.
indi_guy
165
Sep 4, 2016
It's not about the DAC chip, the implementation and components matter too.
Dellwolf
35
Aug 28, 2016
If I were to get the standard USB plug would I be able to use a usb OTG adapter to plug in my phone (LG G3) also?
Zydiz
15
Aug 29, 2016
Afaik only lollipop can do usb audio. And yes you can use a otg cable
Ofer
60
Aug 27, 2016
Hi, will this work for the Tidal app on an android phone? (LG G2 with the factory 4.2.2 OS) Thanks
indi_guy
165
Aug 28, 2016
Kitkat rom doesn't support usb audio officially but maybe work. Search if any king of usb DAC works on G2 Kitkat Rom, if it does it will also work with this.
ArthurM
2683
Aug 19, 2016
All of the orders have been shipped and are now on the way to you! Once tracking is available, you will receive a confirmation email with tracking information. Please allow 24-48 hours for this information to update in the courier’s system.
If you have any questions, please visit our Help Center (http://massdrop.com/helpcenter).
We're also on Instagram! We'd love to see photos of the drops you've received. Give us a follow @Massdrop and tag your pictures #massdrop. https://instagram.com/massdrop
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