New! Audioengine D1 DAC, Preamp, & Headphones amp Unboxing Video

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by HiFiGuy528, Jan 31, 2012.

  1. HiFiGuy528 macrumors 68000

    Jul 24, 2008
  2. HiFiGuy528 thread starter macrumors 68000

    Jul 24, 2008
    I am surprised by the lack of interest here. This little box sounds pretty good for being a one cable DAC and headphones amp. The sound signature is a little forward on my Sony MDR-V600, but it's good. I plan on trying other cans to match. For $169, you can't beat it.
  3. JH4DC5 macrumors member

    Sep 10, 2010
    definitely looks like a solid DAC. Can't decide between this or the udac-2 for my macbook pro. looking forward to your full review.:D
  4. calderone macrumors 68040


    Aug 28, 2009
    Thanks for the video, I am going to pick one up after I sell a DAC that is a bit too large.

    I am going to use it with a Woo Audio tube amp. I can post back on my impressions.
  5. HiFiGuy528 thread starter macrumors 68000

    Jul 24, 2008
    This DAC/Headphones amp pairs well with the Sony MDR-V6 too. The low cost for both makes a GREAT music station.

  6. bill-p macrumors 68000

    Jul 23, 2011
    I think the problem is that it's bumping into the Fiio E17 at that price point, which is also a one-cable USB DAC. The Fiio E17 has even more features like a simple equalizer for bass/mid/treble, ability to pair with iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch via line out through the dock connector, and it's a lot smaller and more portable than the D1.
  7. altuixde macrumors member

    Dec 16, 2011
    DjAmTraX, how does the Audioengine D1 sound compared to your MacBook's headphone out when using the Sony MDR-V6? I have the same pair of headphones. My MacBook's 24-bit 96 kHz output sounds just fine. How much better can it get? :)

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