xDuoo Link2 DAC/Amp
xDuoo Link2 DAC/Amp
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Product Description
Taking your amp and DAC on the go hasn’t always been feasible—but with the Link2 from xDuoo, it’s easier than ever. Leading the charge on micro-products for audiophiles, the Link2 weighs less than a AA battery and measures just 2.4 inches long Read More

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rob_livinlife
0
Nov 27, 2020
Can this support MQA?
Bob3600
162
Oct 28, 2020
Glue?? What??:)
Wfu_echo
0
Oct 27, 2020
Is there any easy way to use this with a lightning port Iphone?
melonade
11
Oct 28, 2020
I have one, comes with a usb-c to lightning cable and works with no issues on my iPhone.
v.komenda
6
Oct 29, 2020
From description on massdrop: INCLUDED
  • USB-C to USB-C cable
  • USB-C to Lightning cable
  • USB-A to USB-C cable

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Skar7
1
Oct 25, 2020
Does it have play , pause, next track and volume control on the unit or does that have to be done on the phone?
v.komenda
6
Oct 25, 2020
"Play/pause" button and volume "+" and "-" two buttons. I have no link2, but check few reviews on youtube: double click volume +/- will switch track on iphone, for android - switching is unconfirmed (expect - will not work). My link1 can't change track on android. PS: I love link1 and asap order link2 here - "i want the same but better".
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Hyde
853
Oct 25, 2020
Damn everytime I see a new portable dac/amp with Sabre dac I'm always so tempted to pull the trigger. I currently quite enjoy the Dragonfly Red so it's one of those things that I always wonder if there's something better out there?!?!?!?! I previously owned the first Xduoo Link and I wasn't too impressed it sounded too cold/sterile with no bass. Glad to see they made a potentially huge improvement over the last one. So they have bass boost switch is the other switch for gain? EDIT: Nevermind I remember now it's a dac chip that has similar name format as sabre but it's actually not from ESS I think..... EDIT2: Yeah it's the same dac chip as the previous gen Xduoo Link which I already have so I might skip this one.
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Hyde
853
Oct 27, 2020
lol yeah that was the confusing part, you see from the ESS website you have: ES9118 For Xduoo Link you have: ESS9118EC Is it a typo? Coincidence? I'd rather to think it's different model all together. As I mentioned all the ESS Technology products starts with either ES- or SABRE- follow by a model number. You can't find any product from their page that start with ESS-. Though either case it's probably not super important, I just found that Xduoo Link version 1 was too clinical/cold sounding for me to want to try again anyway. :P
Qwervy
340
Oct 27, 2020
Could be a sub-variant of the ES9118. Either way I find that ESS Tech. DAC's are more sterile sounding than AKM DAC's. Small amps like in these dongle types and in smaller/cheaper audio players tend to have a weak analog stage, mainly with low current output (no buffer-style amplification) which leads to less capable bass on almost any load as a better current gives better bass on most headphones.