NuForce uDAC-3 DAC/Amp Combo
NuForce uDAC-3 DAC/Amp Combo
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If you’ve paid a pretty penny for high-end cans or home speakers, why keep streaming audio straight from your headphone port? Designed to significantly upgrade any computer’s sound output and extract great detail from your music collection, the NuForce uDAC3 is powerful enough for noisy environments—yet small enough to fit in your pocket Read More

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maciej861015
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Dec 21, 2019
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Hello! I have technical issues with this device. With who, should I contact about warranty? Greetings
Dec 21, 2019
bsastor
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Jan 19, 2020
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Oh those issues sure are serious. Send it in for warranty. Hope they can fix it.
Jan 19, 2020
maciej861015
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Jan 19, 2020
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Unfortunately, there was only one year of warranty :( 
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Jan 19, 2020
DirkG
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Oct 29, 2019
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How does this stack up against an internal audio card? I.e. Asus Xonar DG?
Oct 29, 2019
dwang040
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Oct 30, 2019
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Probably more or less the same. I believe pcie audio cards can supply more power (though I'm not sure if this is accurate, I do know pcie can supply much more than a USB port can, so pcie sound cards can probably support higher resistant headphones). Anyways, something to keep in mind though. There's a lot of components in your pc, and they all generate electrical noise. Your gpu is notorious for this. So you better hope your soundcard has stellar shielding so that internal noises don't get picked up and then have it interfere with your audio. But if you have high ohm headphones or something that's hard to power, a pcie sound card or wall powered amp will be a better option. Personally, I prefer external because of reasons stated above, but it's ultimately up to you.
Oct 30, 2019
Marcidif
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Oct 29, 2019
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Is it enough for the Jubilee?
Oct 29, 2019
dwang040
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Oct 30, 2019
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Tbh, I'm not sure if you would really need a dac/ amp/ combo unit for this. Whatever you're currently using, try it out first. However (while I personally don't think you'll have this issue), if you think the volume is too low, then you would want to look for a wall powered amp (ex: JDS Atom) to help power these. Again, these are 150ohm headphones so I don't see it being an issue with things like motherboard audio sets and phones. Now, if you think that your motherboard audio or whatever you're playing off of has terrible audio quality, then these might be an upgrade. I didn't do extensive testing personally but other than less bass, (potentially software eq), I can't say I notice too big of difference between my motherboard audio and this unit. Maybe there's small detail differences, but not huge enough for me care on a daily basis/ casual listening.
Oct 30, 2019
Datasiphon
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Oct 25, 2019
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Nobody prepared me for how small this thing would be
Oct 25, 2019
Wolframme
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Oct 16, 2019
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As someone who's kind of interested in DAC's, will this be a good DAC to pair with my Sony MDR-V6? I know it doesn't need the AMP to drive it, but how's the DAC? I'm not sure if a DAC will make a difference to someone who's not a big audiophile.
Oct 16, 2019
dwang040
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Oct 30, 2019
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The dac is usually the last thing I personally recommend upgrading as it affects sound the least (unless you had a super hella sub-par dac or used a banana to decode your music or something...). I don't know the specifics of your setup, but it's more likely not going to improve much. However, you could use this dac as a preamp and dac and connect it to your current amp if that suits your taste. Also, this is a USB powered combo unit, in terms of amp power, higher ohm headphones will suffer a but in the power/ volume department.
Oct 30, 2019
Thiccharambe
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Oct 15, 2019
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Is this dac worth getting? I remember reading that cheaper dacs/amps dont usually last long.
Oct 15, 2019
dwang040
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Oct 15, 2019
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Is it worth it? Well, it really depends on what your current audio devices are. If you're looking for a simple portable upgrade over some cheap motherboard/ laptop dac. Sure, it could be worth it. For me, I don't think it was a major noticeable upgrade over my motherboard set in terms of sound, however, being a USB dac, it was able to solve the whiny noises that my motherboard dac picked up. All I'll say is this, if you have a low end laptop/ motherboard setup, you want a USB dac for whatever reason, or your laptop/ motherboard setup pick up electronic frequencies from gpu/ mobo inductors, then this could be a simple fix. However, if you have a good laptop/ motherboard solution, or you wanted more power then this won't work as it's only a USB dac amp and it'll only get the 5V from the USB ports. Some have mentioned overheating issues, my unit only got warm. Occasionally, the audio will pop and go fuzzy, that's kinda rare like a few times a week, but that can be fixed by turning the knob to zero and on again. But yeah, that's all there is to it.
Oct 15, 2019
Iuminous
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Oct 14, 2019
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How does this do powering planars?
Oct 14, 2019
dwang040
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Oct 15, 2019
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I would assume poorly. Keep in mind, these are only usb powered, which is like 5v. If you have hard to power headphones, I would suggest looking at a wall powered solution.
Oct 15, 2019
MusicHead
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Oct 14, 2019
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Hi All, I'm new in the headphones journey. Can this power hd58x? Or should i get radsone es100 instead that has balanced output that can support upto 300ohms?
Oct 14, 2019
Aradere
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Oct 30, 2019
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It's not just the headphone's impendance that matters. Some high ohm headphones are easier to drive than low ohm headphones. Personally, having HD600s which aren't even particularly hard to drive, I stuck with a properly wall/socket powered option. I currently have a Monoprice dac/amp because my STX II died on me and it not only sounds a little bit better but it can also drive these headphones with relative ease. P.s. the Monoprice desktop DAC/AMPs are like 80$ if you're in the US; in Europe I had to pay a little bit more for one.
Oct 30, 2019
chanz19
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Oct 12, 2019
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How does udac 3/5 compare to the Fiio K3 ?
Oct 12, 2019
Kayzo17
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Sep 27, 2019
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Hello, I can see a "8 hours left" on the product udac 3 amp. Does it mean it won't ever be available again ?
Sep 27, 2019
WhiteAndBlueDude
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Sep 30, 2019
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This product is one of their best sellers, it always pops back up every couple months or so.
Sep 30, 2019
Kayzo17
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Oct 2, 2019
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Oct 2, 2019
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