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5 ( 5 / 5 )
I've already written one review, this is just a note to any fellow Linux users. I am using Ubuntu, this method may also be true for Debian and other users. The best I could do is enable 24 bit output in Pulseaudio by editing /etc/pulse/daemon.conf and changing default-sample-format = s24le Using 96KHz seemed to be problematic, even with resampling - I suggest to stick with 44100 - 24 bit at least gives decent live mixing. I use audacious as a player, which has the option to output 24 bit to pulseaudio and to resample all to 44100 with the best method via the resample plugin. I think there is some problem with maintaining the data rate for 24/96 - you can check anytime what the device is actually doing by "cat /proc/asound/DAC/stream0" It might be just my custom kernel that has a problem, if you can confirm 24/96 works ok for you either with ALSA or Pulseaudio, please let me know!
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5 ( 5 / 5 )
I've got one for my wife's Sennheiser 380 Pros and she loved it. In the end I've ordered another one to use at work instead of my iPod Touch. Very very good price / performance ratio.
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5 ( 5 / 5 )
Reconnu et fonctionnel d'origine avec Debian. Ce mini DAC est plus performant que mes accquisitions antérieures : Cirrus Logic; Wolfson Electronics; ..pour ne citer que ces deux références. La force du HifiMeDiy Sabre est au niveau des détails révélés. Il fait ressortir les ambiances sonores bien mieux que ses concurrents, sans jamais être agressif pour autant. Je privilégie toutefois lécoute au casque, sous peu que ce dernier ait une impédance adaptée.
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5 ( 5 / 5 )
I bought this little entry-level Sabre DAC for home use and I am just stunned. So many good things about this DAC - plugging my Beyerdynamic T1 headphones straight in is now my preference. The DAC has no sibilance I can hear. It is not just accurate, but it is precise with detail I have never heard before, there maybe better, this is only the entry level Sabre - but I haven't heard better yet. I was using my tabletop amp with it for a while - it warmed up the signal a little, but now I see this thing is so accurate, I'm better off going straight in. I just received my second one in the mail for use with the Hi-Fi media centre.
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5 ( 5 / 5 )
This thing is amazing! The value per $ for this DAC makes arguments for most DACs over 100 sound pretty ridiculous. I've ordered 3 more :)