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  1. K

    Question Audioquest Dragonfly Cobalt questions

    I'm thinking of getting one of these to connect my laptop to a powered speaker in my man cave/office. The powered speaker has both a 3.5mm stereo aux input and a pair of RCA inputs. The questions I have are: 1. Will it make any difference at all if I use a 3.5mm to 3.5mm cable vs using a 3.5mm...
  2. A

    Noise comes from speakers when using the USB port and USB DAC. Please advise!

    Dear All, I'm using Marantz ND 8006 for my system and recently, there is noise coming from speakers when using the USB port and USB-DAC. This problem happens even when I plugged my portable drive off the device. (whenever I switch to USB or USB-DAC mode on Marantz ND 8006, noise comes...
  3. EndlessWaves

    USB Headphone DAC options

    I've been using a Mini-ITX PC with integrated sound for a while and it's just not up to the standard of my previous Creative X-Fi soundcard when used with my Audio Technica AD700 headphones. So, I'm pondering ways to improve it. I don't have a slot for an expansion card, but I do have empty...
  4. Mark1979

    USB dac does not work with Android phone

    I got an Audiolab P-dac to use with a Sony Xperia L1 but I can't get the dac to output any audio when it is plugged into the phone.
  5. malcolmduffin

    Answered Android Phone that supports Shanling Up USB Dac?

    Hi and hoping someone can help. Have a Shanling Up Dac Amp which I currently use with iPhone 6 and works perfectly. However new aptx wireless headphones meant purchased used Galaxy S6 for when running as better SQ. Problem now in wired combination with OTG Shanling USB Dac the sound is extremely...
  6. L

    Question USB DAC - headphone amp or not?

    Background: in 2014 I bought a Cambridge Audio DacMagic 100, This is a DAC for separates systems with USB, 2 * co-ax and optical input. The only outputs are RCA connectors for L/R analogue output to the amplifier. There is no headphone jack, nor any volume control. There is a separate power...
  7. johnnymaelstrom

    Question What is needed to play FLACs directly to a USB DAC on a MacBook?

    I'm changing jobs and with that I move from Windows PC to MacBook Pro, which has implications for my office audio set-up. My ego expects that somebody will remember my quest last year to get this office set-up purchased. I currently have: Network Drive and Local Drive containing FLACs...
  8. H

    Question USB DAC To Amplifer Digital Coax

    Hi, I am going to connecting my laptop to the digital RCA coax or TOSLINK connection on a Marantz PM6006. From what I have seen I need a USB soundcard with digital outputs. I found a cheap one using a Cmedia CM6206-LX chip which has an inbuilt DAC. It basically will take the USB sound run it...
  9. Cocksure

    USB DAC Driver settings

    Hi I'm hoping someone can explain to me what the output format should be in my Roksan K3 Dac, as roksan have failed to reply so far to my email. My choice is to set it at 16 or 24 bit output with no explanation given anywhere for what difference it makes. I have noticed though that for DSD...
  10. stevos

    Would a USB DAC improve battery life?

    I notice that if i play music or listen to podcasts on my mobile, it kills the battery. Would using an external USB dac with its own battery power, improve things?
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