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.
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.
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 :)
Great dac. Small light and does it's job very well. I'm using it with a pair of Senn HD428s and Klipsch S4I. Noticed a stark improvement over my laptop and desktop's integrated audio.
I have had many sound interfaces including NI Audio 6, NI Audio 4, Audigy 2 ZS, M Audio Delta 44 and M-Audio Torq, mainly for DJ use. I currently use Onkyo SE200-PCI LTD which is highly regarded for it warm analogue type sound and hi-fidelity. I bought this as an experiment just to see what it could do and was very pleasantly surprised. It really does sound good and very musical. The bass is tight and punchy and the mids and highs are just right. Sounds like high end hi-fi and very airy. Comparing to the Onkyo SE200-PCI LTD, they sound very similar and I was hard pushed to tell them apart. If I had to comment I would say that the Onkyo sounds more solid, smooth and detailed in the high notes, but I would say the Sabre DAC sounds a bit punchier and more musical in the bass department. There's not a lot of difference though really and it could not really be heard unless compared side by side. It is a very good product and highly recommended.