Bought for laptop, Motorola Moto G4 (4th gen) and using Shure-SE215 IEM (16 Ohm). Works very well for sensitive IEM. Sound is much more detailed than the sound from the onboard soundcards of my phone and laptop, and has a smooth feeling to it. Volume: Shure-SE215: about 50% on Moto G4; Headphones: around 80% on Moto G4.
Compared to the Audioquest Dragonfly Black the sound is more smooth, whereas the Dragonfly has a very punchy sound. The dragonfly is too powerful for my sensitive IEM, and a static hiss was clearly audible. With the HiFimeDIY Sabre USB DAC ES9023 there was no hiss unless I listened very, very hard for it.
No five stars because build quality is cheap; this is however a design choice. I hope the cable doesn't break where it connects to the body.
Muscle and detail! Makes voices shine, instruments breathe, and it delivers all the deep and and well-defined bass my Shure SE215s earplugs can handle.
Excellent product, amazing performance, attractive price point.
Dies in 1 year.
seems to be the problem with USB head or the wire or the wire that connects to the board.
PLEASE MAKE THE USB AND EVERYTHING ELSE IN ONE BODY.
THIS IS A REQUEST. Hifime reply: contact us and we'll fix it for free.
Good price and sound. Died after 2 years of using.
Very kind service, Thank you! Very nice product. Sound is satisfying me.