HiFime Sabre UAE23HD USB DAC with Sabre DAC chip – compact ESS Sabre ESk2m DAC chip and SABRE headphone and line out driver. From what I heard from multiple manufactures, Yes, right now ESS Sabre is the best chip, and the is ONLY choice (for making high-end. I am a self-certified “fanboy” of ESS Sabre DAC chip family as a DIY digital audiophile. I bought ES Evaluation Board, ESK2M.

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However, I still wasn’t hearing that wow factor. You can fine tune volume level in software. Oh well, I guess it’s too late now since I assume that you’ve already begin production. I’m happy with this.

Is Sabre ES9018 the best DAC chip right now?

Allow me to strike a bum note at this juncture: Sorry, we’re having trouble showing recommendations right now. Post 21 of This is high praise indeed, because I like the black and eess dragonfly is an immediately noticeable over the built in headphone audio on my iPhone 6 Plus.

Practically, there is little or no difference. Read reviews that mention build quality dac amp even though music sound sound good great sound bass hifime sounds output built fiio soundstage hear volume comparison dacs ears laptop listening. We have picked the most important features to include in this DAC be able to make a incredible sounding DAC at this low price.


But it still took me a while to come to grips with my purchase. Its ability to immerse the listener is a soup of prismatic detail is striking and immediate: The noise floor is very low and can be used with also the most sensitive headphones. I will be connect to amplifier with speakers not headphone. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Mar 2, at 8: Sabbre 6, at 2: Loading recommendations for this item Thank you for your feedback.

Is the the same sound quality as the D in these setup? Just a small fraction of the price of final product. The Red sounded very similar but seemed a little loosed in the bass and very slightly harsh to my ears compared to this Hifime model. Few would compare Addis Ababa to Zurich. For more information, click here.

Really hoping for this. The ibasso dx uses this chip Mar 2, at For warranty information about this product, please click here.

Very Nice Dac for the price! Post 26 of See questions and answers.

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The most important parts in a DAC are:. Output still from 3. The overall sound is so natural and live sounding now.

Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. My room disappeared and turned into the real musical event, with all the vibrations, reverb, esx reflections, all nuances, background notesand above all – the MUSIC.


Please make sure that you are posting in the form of a question. I was very sceptical. This DAC paints such beautiful picture it is beyond words. Your username or email address: We used a double PCB to be able to fit in this small box. Using a digital volume control this way will be better than an analog one unless you have a analog volume control that has a lower noise floor than the DAC itself.

This model is discountinued. Very musical with fast transients and deep tight bass. sqbre

eas Post 29 of It comes in stylish small aluminium box and has a digital controlled lossless volume control, and a display showing the sample rate. Forgive my ignorance, but wouldn’t the ES be the ideal Sabre dac since it is in stereo and the is 8 channel? It is a recognition of the fact that most users will be listening below this level.

I’d really like if your company would sell a 5.