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Hortm
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Jun 21, 2018
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How does this compare to Filo Q1? Is it the same or?
Jun 21, 2018
EJK23
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Jun 23, 2018
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I have a Q1 mkI...not the new one, the older flask-shaped model. The Zuperdac does not have a bass boost or a very powerful amp. The Zuperdac is really just for IEMs or insanely effecient headphones. The Q1 has significantly more power on tap with high and low gain switches.
Now as per the newer Fiio MKII, well that's more of a balanced-focused device with weak single-ended amping. Also depends on your source and its volume potential.
I'd say Zuperdac S for IEMs and you're good.
Jun 23, 2018
Hortm
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Jun 23, 2018
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Will this help using NuForce EDC3 and Spotify on PC?
Thank you
Jun 23, 2018
EJK23
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Jun 23, 2018
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Dunno...
The Zuperdac S is very clear sounding and IMHO bright in character. It's not bassy or dark, and I personally like to use it to match-up with darker sounding headphones or IEMs to balance them out some. For example, my extremely efficient Meze Neos sound amazing with the Zuperdac S compared to the onboard audio of my S8 or HP Envy, or my Fiio Q1. In all other situations, they're just way too dark and whooly by comparison.
If you like bright sound with good detail, you might like the Zuperdac S...if you are looking for something warmer to balance out bright headphones or IEMs, this won't do that for you.
Jun 23, 2018
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