Opus #2 Digital Audio Player
Opus #2 Digital Audio Player
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Boasting high-end specs and the looks to match, the Opus #2 digital audio player is built with two Sabre32 ES9018K2M DACs for outstanding performance in native DSD playback, as well as high-res audio files up to 32 bit/384 kHz. If you’d like to make further use of these excellent DACs, the player can also be used as a USB DAC Read More

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NicoatHome
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Feb 14, 2020
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It's work with W10?
Feb 14, 2020
Chaturanga
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Feb 14, 2020
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Is that have any warranty? I could not see in the details page.
Feb 14, 2020
Evshrug
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Feb 14, 2020
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That does sound like a helpful and marketable thing to disclose. Edit: for reference, I know the Sennheiser headphones have a 2-year manufacturer’s warranty, and it says it on Drop’s listing under “what’s included” after the cable.
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Feb 14, 2020
Terco
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Feb 12, 2020
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I was waiting for this drop again but still a bit pricey! For the same price you can get the M11 pro! Come on Drop! I miss Massdrop discounts.
Feb 12, 2020
mexanik2109
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Oct 21, 2019
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Я имею Fiio M11 , есть ли смысл приобретать OPUS #2 DIGITAL AUDIO PLAYER ?
Oct 21, 2019
mexanik2109
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Oct 21, 2019
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Спасибо. А какие наушники хорошо с М11 будут играть ? Слушаю рок. Больше люблю V образную АЧХ. Сейчас слушаю RHA t20i black
Oct 21, 2019
Nick.s
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Oct 22, 2019
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it's really up to you. there is a lot of nice iems at this price range. or you could save some money for total iems. since I mostly listen to EDM can't much help you. I prefer a warm and smooth sound. so I use Final E4000 ($150) on the go and HD 58X($150) at home.
Oct 22, 2019
Anicca
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Sep 23, 2019
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I bought this to replace my L&P L6 which got lost. The L6 has slightly better sound. But it is very limited in capacity and the UI is no good. The Opus #2 has very good UI and I can even use the 400GB microsd. So I ended up very happy that I bought the Opus #2 from Drop. I also own a SP1000, Shanling M3s, Fiio X5 III, Sony NW zx300, AK 240 and Ibasso dx200. The SP1000 is the favourite, followed by this Opus #2.
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Sep 23, 2019
chazjones
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Sep 22, 2019
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How does this compare to the Shanling M5? Which one is a better value?
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Sep 22, 2019
NiteNinja
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Sep 22, 2019
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Unless you absolutely need a rugged audio player, any of LG's older V-series phones will have a good enough internal DAC to power all but the best headphones, for less. But I really can't knock on it without comparing side by side either.
Sep 22, 2019
Evshrug
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Feb 13, 2020
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I’m firmly of the opinion that it’s faster and clearer to read than to watch a talking head on YouTube... but YouTube is popular, the place to be seen. I admit I skimmed over some parts, but I read through all your posts in this thread (especially the parts pertaining to headphones, kind of skipped over the AVRs because I’m pretty happy with my budget setup), and I agree with everything I read. Thanks for sharing.
Feb 13, 2020
Evshrug
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Feb 13, 2020
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You may have already realized this courtesy of @Whitedragem, but just to point out... a DAC doesn’t “power” headphones. DAC chips are fairly off the shelf, self contained consistent parts, but they are implemented into a circuit with an analog section and an amp, both of which are what “powers” or drives a headphone. One thing I repeat and repeat about smartphones: they’re designed to be “all things to all people,” and the cost for designing and building that is divided up into many parts including things that have nothing to do with audio, like the camera, high-res screen, cellular signal strength, etc etc. The “budget” for Audio stuff is smaller than what it would be for a dedicated DAP. Furthermore, Smartphone amplification is sacrificed for a Thinner body and longer battery life within that body. A smartphone, particularly LG, might be good for IEMs and portable headphones, or as a transport for connecting to a large desktop setup, but it just can’t provide the voltage and amplifier output to make full-size headphones sound their best. I’m not talking about summit-fi, I mean HD 6XX or TH-X0 (and up).
Feb 13, 2020
Darielsantana
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Sep 22, 2019
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I prefer Fiio M11 or iBasso DX150 ath this price
Sep 22, 2019
Treponim
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Sep 22, 2019
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Honestly, I would love this thing if it didn't have bluetooth or wi-fi, and if it just out of the box had some basic linux support, like detected as a drive or something. I genuinely have no interest in bluetooth or wi-fi and i'd just love a product that didn't have it. Sure, you don't need to use it, or you can shut it off or whatever, but I would just like an option that didn't have it at all.
Sep 22, 2019
Treponim
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Sep 23, 2019
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Ah nice! The majority that i've seen require, or claim to require, some weird interfacing software, which I really don't want to deal with, and bluetooth /wi-fi are just show stoppers, which is why I went with Cowon. Sometimes it's just nice to have options.
Sep 23, 2019
Whitedragem
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Sep 23, 2019
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I have spent a (fair) bit of time over the last week looking into custom Operating systems on various digital audio players. back before iPhones I used to roll custom builds on a range of phones and enjoyed heavily contributing (chefs/cooking) ROMs via xda developers. eventually a group formed and cyanogen mod was a thing.... but its fun seeing that this stuff is still of ‘high importance’ to some. eg an antiquated old DAP I have can have its processor overclocked and a whole slew of android components stripped out and certain modules added (for adding unsupported features) and different drivers used (that can change the sound). sometimes this is all we need to extend life on an old part. i remember being really happy scoring an ancient samsung nexus (gen one) which had curved glass well before a galaxy S6/note 7 etc... the wolfson DAC supported voodoo modding (a software/driver combo that added 128x oversampling etc and made the phone quite a nice media player) whilst it was great value for fifty dollars many years ago, the internal storage (only 8Gb total) was really slow. it almost felt like copying tapes at 1x speed. (i would update/rotate music files when going to bed to have fresh in the morning) i noticed today quite a few posts that gave directions for the custom OSs to remove all wifi and blutooth. im just freaked out thinking-what if, with no drivers, the aerials just ran ‘full power’, but then i suppose they wouldnt be transmitting anything so...... (no rf pollution!) i have owned so many DLNA wireless products and never used the tech for myself. i do see drop forum goers warning others away from bargain buys because they miss certain features, features that not one of any of the audio heads I know would have a use for or want. I was given six 128gb sandisk microsd cards a few weeks ago when buying a $100mac mini. made me recall back in 2001 buying a wee mp3 player, about the size of two AA batteries, that took SD cards. i said to the girlfriend who wanted a music player with included storage, that she would just have to load up cards (256megabytes back then) with different genres - eg one card for dance music, one for classic rock etc... it was sort of like having giant tapes or minidiscs (based on the number of songs each could hold)... having all these 128gb micro sd cards makes me think to do the same.... except even with Wave files (larger than most lossless formats that people use) I find a few hundred gigabytes a real lot of music... more than i need to carry. having quite a few thousand recordings (mostly thrift store finds for $1, but only if the disc is immaculate), I have no need for streaming/wifi etc... and 128gb cards allows for some pretty tight/tailored genres per card. (Even with lossless files).. maybe my collection diversity is too wide, but I certainly wouldn’t want full random music.... genesis/peter gabriel, then tool, then enigma, then suzanne vega/tori amos, then ‘go’ soundtrack, followed by florence and ben harper, garbage, apocalyptica, etc etc... I’d lose interest. i like whole albums. i thank a teac p700 transport I found second hand with no remote; it had play/pause and stop if I recall. Whole albums it was ;-). (It must have had track advance and return, but the source was so good it took my breath away and made me listen to whole recording, like artists once wrote- eg alan parsons ‘themed albums’) yes... wifi and bluetooth are features that top of the line digital audio players strive to dampen the effects of. was looking at FiiOs webpage today and the new six and eight layer circuits and isolation going into layout to seperate noisy antennas is a huge design consideration... just like all my audio life I would strive for integrated amps (ideally pre/power seperates) vs stereo receivers as the fm tuner would add noise/never have the same black background as the same pricepoint amp without the extra kit (antennas etc) that receiving ‘wireless’ (pun intended) required.
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Sep 23, 2019
Whitedragem
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Sep 22, 2019
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Lot of posts (below) stating this is ‘no good’, missing a certain file support or ‘ancient OS’=“no good”. whilst I completely agree that some aspects of audio benefit from ‘moving forward’, thirty years+ of high fidelity audio (and other tech) purchases reaffirms a basic belief “you get what you pay for”. This is a massive part of Drop being so special/beneficial to we pundits- getting stuff for less! The high pricepoint for this item at retail indicates what tier of equipment we have here. I would take a higher tier piece of equipment, with a slower or older interface and lacking a sound format I have no interest in, if it gave me exceptional music / did its’ required task brilliantly. hi res formats on lesser equipment can sound weaker than yesteryears formats done brilliantly. (I’d take this part over some new fangled phone whose spec sheet reads brilliantly anyday)(and “No!-an LG quad dac phone couldn’t touch this thing if it had a 100ft pole”...) newer androids might give LDAC (defeating the point of buying this for its digital conversion anyway as the Digital audio conversion is then done by the headphones) or some new format- but a top spec format played averagely will sound lousy vs a cd format played well, and this unit does the hi resolution formats expected by dedicated music players. even price tiers below this units’ can render compressed formats to sound better than most of the best phones, even with their nice DAC chips/spec sheet bulletpoints. sadly DAC implementation isnt the white doc/spec sheet read manufacturers like to quote us. -Digital to Analogue Conversion is a whole circuit, and a reason why Digital Audio Players usually have less running hours than multitool devices that implement EVERY feature so as to appear impressive on paper. This part would prove a better front end than most high quality CD players from when hifi was actually hifi. (A hard target to hit!) given the multicapabilities of a device like this, and the removal of needing ‘further upgrades ‘down the track’, this proves a worthwhile investment. might have a few weaknesses not relating to actually enjoying/listening to the sound (ie I use an android 5 playback unit with an ancient processor that has very noticable lags between when I press a button and when it responds- but it sounds SO GOOD). this part is ‘a keeper’. It will always be useful in some form and will allow some creative uses for many years to come. and trust me- years down the track when this part gets passed on to a niece or nephew as their true start to high fidelity sound- they will be amazed at how their ‘new phone with XX capabilities’(that technically SHOULD be better); sounds flat and lifeless and practically unlistenable against a true dedicated audio high end piece of kit like this one. not many tiers of sound going up from here, and what there is starts to cost a lot for a little extra bang. for the money saved, this would buy ancillory upgrades that would net a better sound anyway. (Or a real lot of high res files and some fine brew to go with) ;-) food for thunk! (Safe buy, confident aquisition, buyers remorse vanishes once heard)
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Sep 22, 2019
Evshrug
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Feb 20, 2020
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Me knocking on the wall in response to their dark of the morning alarm; you thinking “You let me into your house with a hammer.” 😄😂🤣 That lyric says to me a lot in relation to your story of the IT Guru and the TA. Many times we need the perspective of others to push a “development” of our own, even if sometimes we need the lessons pounded into our skulls 😂. Sometimes, as uncomfortable as it is (my mom was/is great at “lessons” and giving a push), we need to be pushed to greater heights. At my wife’s current rate of college debt repayment, she’ll be 55 before she’s done, and ho boy do I wish she wouldn’t leave laundry wherever she happens to stop for a moment, but with my guidance her credit score is slowly improving, and thanks to her grandfather she doesn’t have a car loan anymore. She’s trying to teach me to care less... useful for acting and starting/completing tasks, I guess. I’m not sure I understand what you mean in your “2/5ths value” paragraph about the courses... it was like a $50 class that just pointed out the process of buying a house, and was mostly intended for first time home buyers, and it connected with a bank grant to help with down payments (keeping the property for at least 5 years to get the full grant, so not intended for flippers). Eligibility was partially based on taking the course (to keep your eyes open about what it will take to not get a bad house or undergo foreclosure), but also a yearly income below $62k. It was also eligible for the whole county around my city and suburb, so here were plenty of good, rising value properties, and a few not so great areas, included in the grant... but I think most of the info would have been useful even if I moved to another state. Pittsburgh had a recession after the steel and glass mills left, so there’s a lot of empty houses and lots, but it’s seeing a Renaissance with lots of health and tech firms moving in (big offices for robotics, self driving car research, Amazon, and Google). I’d say it was transparent and a good deal, except my “self employed” situation delayed me till basically now (finally have tax docs), and now they’ve allocated all their grant money 😔
Feb 20, 2020
Evshrug
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Feb 20, 2020
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But! I’m still looking for opportunities, and maybe some new clients to add to my income. I had a decent income last year, coupled with maybe too much freetime I didn’t take advantage of, so I’m aiming for exercise and hustle this year 😉 Andrew Bird is a fantastic songwriter and composer, I love the way his mind works. I will make 2020 bring joy and achieve goals I’ve set for myself 👍 Hope your “fresh restart” and efforts towards property independence yield rewards for you! 2018 started off with me leaving Apple, with only around $1000 in my bank account ($100 temporarily with an accidental double payment to my credit card), and in just a bit under two years of careful saving we truly had enough to turn things around for us!
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Feb 20, 2020
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