dac help

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  1. Atticus_Raman

    Question Faint Crackle/Hiss certain parts of songs?

    I've noticed for a while a very faint crackling/hiss on certain sounds in some songs. I can best describe it as similar to a crinkle of a plastic candy wrapper. Kinda faint crackle/hiss. Seems to only happen at high-end sounds. I can replicate this on both my mobo's DAC from an Asus x570 prime...
  2. Atticus_Raman

    Faint Crackle/Hiss certain parts of songs?

    I've noticed for a while a very faint crackling/hiss on certain sounds in some songs. I can best describe it as similar to a crinkle of a plastic candy wrapper. Kinda faint crackle/hiss. Seems to only happen at high-end sounds. I can replicate this on both my mobo's DAC from an Asus x570 prime...
  3. macaumetal

    Question Pro Ject S2 Digital or SMSL M500?

    Hi everyone, I've been reading reviews and watching videos regarding both DACs, and I can't decide. Both seem to be very good for the price. Currently I have a Dragonfly Cobalt, from my PC to a Yamaha AX369 connected to a pair of Paradigm Mini Monitor V7. I use Roon and I like MQA. From the...
  4. F

    Is an external DAC really worth it?

    Hey all, I was browsing the other day just kinda skimming through some hi-fi pages and I came to question something: Is an external DAC worth it for digital media on a Hi-Fi ? For example, if I want to upgrade my existant CD player (considering it has an digital out) could I use an external DAC...
  5. Si O' the Times

    Down the Rabbit Hole...

    I appear to got a little bit lost in the plethora of DAC reviews and discussion on audiosciencereview.Com! I'm looking to upgrade my ageing Dacmagic 100, with something up to £500. Those guys seem to like the SMSL SU-9, SMSL M500 and Topping D30 Pro, but there's always the obvious choice of...
  6. labelman68

    Computer streaming to headphones

    What's a great HiFi streaming setup that doesn't take up too much room. I'm really trying to go with just a few boxes, rather than stringing together a bunch of stuff. I don't need volume- it's a small room- but want quality sound both in my phones and speakers (ideally bookshelf). I do have a...
  7. MusicOwl

    DAC and AMP

    Hi All, I am new to thw audio world but recently jumpped in and brought myself a pair of Beyerdynamic DT1990, a schiit modi 3 and magni 3 amp I have a pair or RCA cables connecting them and a USB-C \Micro B cable connecting the DAC to my windows 10 XPS 15 laptop however when I set it all up...
  8. kingbeto

    I have £ ~5k and no idea how to spend them. Please help!

    Hello! I'm a super fan of WHF. I always read and watch every single review. As a loyal follower, I bought and assembled my first setup according to all recommendations in the website. I am very happy with the results, really. Thanks a lot for helping me to have almost 10 years of musical...