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DisgruntledTurkey
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Oct 25, 2015
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I have an SMSL 8 DAC.
Is this worth picking up for a different sound signature or would I be wasting my time what do you guys think?
Oct 25, 2015
high1
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Oct 25, 2015
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If DACs made by right way and normal(Hi-Fi), you can't feel anything.
because, DACs are not an art or music, but science! you can check some factors.
like Frequency Response(FR), noises, distortions, stereo corsstalk, etc.
IMHO, You can't feel audible noise, nonlinerity with yours. you don't need additonal DAC (yes I know, anyway new DACs are good for refresh our mind and happy present for us)
Oct 25, 2015
DisgruntledTurkey
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Oct 25, 2015
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I'm not talking about stacking DAC's from my understanding that doesn't actually work. More is the ES901 chip that the SMSL has; is it going to produce superior sound. Let us say that my amplifier is an objective 2. I'm genuinely curious if there would be an audible change in the sound signature. From my experience so far factors like (FR) are not always relevant. My example would be a pair of AKG K701 headphones. Theoretically they can hit the low notes 10-39000 range but a pair of Sennheiser 650's which I also own produce a far more bass.
Oct 25, 2015
high1
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Oct 25, 2015
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You don't really know FR mean..
I thiank you said Frequency range, that is just company's CM..
You should know why O2 and ODAC was made.
"Objective"........
FR is not just 00Hz-00kHz
Oct 25, 2015
high1
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Oct 25, 2015
high1
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well, Best way to find out is Benchmark them. (but, we can't benchmark alllllll products)
But, Anyway I can say that Personally I don't like them.
Theses daysTube Amp's purposes are little different Make kinda noise , good to listen. someone may like it! (I'm not anyway lol)
Also Some Tube amp's are really Hi-Fi but too High cost.
To me, AMP is only for AMPing = No sound change, Only control the Volume
______________ tube amp's noise make sound rich, yes somebody says warm and rich sound, but not stable physically, short life
solid state amp's nois are really NOISE, but many solutions to make them really small ,even can't be audible! also really stable and long life
difference of tubes and solid states Harmonics
For High Fidelity, Solide state "may" better efficiency BUT! final answer is My-Fi, Your Preference Is The Most Important For YOU!!
Psychological parts are REALLY BIG! we can't ignore
Oct 25, 2015
DisgruntledTurkey
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Oct 26, 2015
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Thankyou, this was an intresting read.
Oct 26, 2015
Uzuzu
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Oct 26, 2015
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you can't hear higher quality than the ODAC provides anyway. ODAC also sounds more natural than SMSL crapshoot products. The only difference in DACS within ODAC's league is that they might sound slightly different (warmth, width, etc). ODAC is wide and nice.
Oct 26, 2015
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