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Jun 9, 2020
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Incredible value for price, great sound, may be big for some
Pros - * Inexpensive access to a great akm dac * Powerful amp with low distortion * Bluetooth with ldac codec support * OpAmp rolling * Analog out Cons - * Impedance switch labeled boost * Might be a little large for some Android users can enable the ldac codec by sekecting it from the devices screen then selecting connected device settings.
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I listened with Shuoer Cassette Micro Electrostatics. Campfire Audio Andromeda s. Neither of these are hard to drive so I added the Massdrop Hifiman HE-4xx to the lineup. These will sound great if you can give them a lot of power for dynamic headroom. The xd05 plus drove them effortlessly at the high gain setting. I'm a bit of a nerd so I took a linux laptop and installed the ldac codec there as well and viola, I was able to stream 24/96k via the bluetooth link! I had a dropout or two during playback but sound quality was excellent overall. Cool party trick at least, enough to cut the usb cord for others.
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My awkward hand placement intended to demonstrate that indeed I'm using the bt dongle.
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Would recommend to a friend.
Jun 9, 2020
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