We have just accepted a trade-in on a nice pair of Martin Logan Ascent i, finished with Natural Cherry trims these are in immaculate condition and are already stirring up interest. First in best dressed. Make an appointment and come and hear for yourself.
Can I say it was worth the wait, I am just playing with it and WOW the difference is amazing.
What I’m using: iTunes 10
What I’m listening to: Armin Van Buuren – Imagine in FLAC
Hardware: Asus X53S laptop which uses Realteks High Definition Audio
Headphones: AKG K701
Settings: iTunes volume 100%, Asus 70%
What I’m doing: Switching between the two keeping the audio levels identical.
It is almost the same as hearing that song you have been listening to in mp3 for so long then getting your hands on a good lossless rip and hearing it come alive.
Clarity and depth are no comparison, when not using the Dragonfly you can’t turn it up enough or play with enough settings to get the audio output and detail that the Dragonfly delivers.
Anyway I’m no product reviewer but if you ever plug your headphone directly into your laptop again after using the Dragonfly it would be like switching from beer to shandy.
Thanks to the Internet, Foxtel is no longer restricted to dedicated set top boxes that cost a fortune over 24 months. Foxtel on Xbox and Foxtel on T-Box have changed the way Pay TV can be consumed, dropping the price and ditching the ongoing contract.
And as of today, you can add certain Samsung Smart TVs to that list. PDF version of article here
The heart of DragonFly is the 24-bit ESS Sabre™ conversion chip, a high-performance solution that’s typically found in better CD and Blu-ray Disc™ players. DragonFly can accept audio and music files ranging from MP3s and CD-standard 16-bit/44kHz to native 24-bit/96kHz high-resolution, regardless of music file format. If your computer’s software can recognize and play a format, DragonFly will make it sound its best.
We are now taking pre orders for this new USB DAC from AudioQuest. I managed to get my hands on one but the timing was bad and unfortunately did not get a chance to give it a run for its’ money but it does seem to be reviewing well.