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Audioengine D1 24-bit digital-to-audio converter Reviews

WilliamGayde

Audioengine D1 Review

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Pros: Great sound quality, Included headphone amp, High quality connectors, Multiple I/O options, Compact, USB powered

Cons: No 1/4" adapter, No optical cable, Doesn't control Windows volume

The Audioengine D1 DAC hits the sweet spot between price and performance for DACs. There are many cheaper options that don't sound as good, and many more expensive options that sound marginally better. I believe the D1 is the best bang for the buck when it comes to mid range audiophile grade DACs. So many people build great computers, but the video experience is only half of the game. The audio can be just as important and too many people forget that. Starting with the box we see the main features. The unit uses the industry recognized AK436 chip as the actual DAC. The back shows some more key features as well as a QC tape over a seam in the box. This proves that the unit has passed...
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