With the DAC in the middle, the sound is incredible now without adding annoying noises. Anyways, you can use this device as a headphone amplifier and it will work all the time to increase sound volume, especially when your internal soundcard is too weak to drive headphone. Unboxing and Setting Up. You will need to choose audio output again after changing USB mode. I could only confirm it after a blind testing. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. The XS is cased in a smart aluminium shell — its nicely finished and feels classier than the price implies.
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Cambridge Audio DacMagic XS USB DAC / Headphone Amp Review
Controls are limited to two buttons. The build quality of the device is unbelievably great, so I believe it will fit perfectly to your expensive PC or laptop.
The sound was exactly the same. I feel like I can keep turning the volume up until my ears explode. The whole unit is very lightweight, small and you can easily put it anywhere in your bag aydio pocket.
But the DragonFly v1. Move to higher resolution source material, and the good news continues.
The flashing LED will turn red when you reach maximum volume. I could only confirm it after a blind testing. The XS is cased in a smart aluminium shell — its nicely finished and feels classier cambrodge the price implies.
This is a very reasonable price when you consider its great performance and other DACs out there. One downside of this DAC is that there is no volume indicator because your internal soundcard is bypassed, so there is no way to figure out the current volume level. This also helps improve sound stage of this headphone significantly. The size — smaller than a typical matchbox — is part of the appeal, of course. By looking at colors of the flashing LED, you will know its corresponding sampling rate.
Cambridge Audio DacMagic XS v2 USB DAC – West Coast Hi Fi
Apple users will be fine without. With the DAC in the middle, the sound is incredible now without adding annoying noises.
Cambridge Audio DacMagic XS v2 USB DAC
For A stable, refined and detailed sound Lovely build and finish Portability. Anyways, you can use this device as a headphone amplifier and it will work all the time to increase sound volume, especially when your internal soundcard is too weak to drive headphone. Apart from the bass, I also appreciate its built-in headphone amplifier.
Cambridge Audio DacMagic XS Portable USB DAC and CK B&H
However, the DacMagic XS is still a delightful little device and those with a strict budget won’t be disappointed.
The device also features asynchronous USB audio clocking. See all our DAC reviews. But we do think AudioQuest’s brand-new revision of its DragonFly DAC sounds clearer, and has the edge in terms of outright resolution and dynamic subtlety.
It simply sounds more focused, stable and confident. And with the DragonFly providing some fierce competition in terms of performance, it means the DacMagic XS drops down a star.
The results are quite surprising. These not only set the volume level, but if you press both at once and hold for a few seconds they switch the DAC operation from USB 1. It is a necessary upgrade if you are using an old computer.
The DacMagic XS is an impressive device once up and running. Your email address will not be published.