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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Handmade good quality RCA cables with 4N The sound from the Sabre is very detailed with a great soundstage. But it still took me a while to come to grips with my purchase. I will be connect to amplifier with speakers not headphone. The reputation of the Anedio sound preceded its arrival.

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Luckily, I was able to get in contact with Hifime within a couple days and get it replaced. The final battle will be between the two. Customers also shopped for.

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. I noted caffeinated energy without the subsequent mid-afternoon slump. We suggest a cable like this: Will you be creating a board for the Pi?

Loading recommendations for this item Currently it is connected analog via the headphone jack. Another cool features is that it works with Android 5.


Sorry about the delayed reply, we’re found we were not notified on new messages recently. The chip we used, maxa is suitable both for line level as well as lower impedance loads. Feb 28, at 5: Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Luckily for the high er end, rarely are names named. With HifimeSss can not do that anymore. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web.

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As a pre-amplfiier, the D1 fares better. I’m not a fan of metal, so it is fine to me. Hi, thanks for esss feedback! Any plans for usb dac but with external power supply option and rca outputs? The DAC chip only tells part of the story. Is this better than having only the digital volume control at dB? It is a recognition of the fact that most users will be listening below this level.


HiFime UAE23HD USB DAC (ES9018K2M+SA9023)

Sold the Dragonfly Black and upgraded to a Dragonfly Red. Oh well, I guess it’s too late now since I assume that you’ve already begin production. Ews Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants.

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