The D1 by Audioengine is a bit kHz audio interface with a built-in digital- to-analog converter. Offering both USB and optical inputs, the D1 is ideal for. Audioengine D1 Back. Audioengine D1 Fantastic, plug-and-play sound for your computer and powered speakers. Crutchfield: Audioengine Desktop Audio. Find great deals for Audioengine D1 Premium bit DAC / Headphone Amp. Shop with confidence on eBay!.

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The HiFiMan looked somewhat out audioejgine place. The HifiMan, on the other hand, had an extremely narrow band where it was usable, and you had to constantly adjust it based on the recording. In Stock Update Location close. As a stand-alone headphone amp it also holds its own against models costing twice as much.

Audioengine D1 review | What Hi-Fi?

Audioengine was also one of the first companies to break into computer audio. The USB connector on the back of the D1 is flimsy. If anything, the humble D1 blew the HiFiMan away.

Line level ouputs use very high quality gold plated RCA jacks. Wonderful, Clean, accurate sound.

I purchased this unit because I wanted something to go with my laptop and Audioengine 2 speakers. Is it a perfect amp? Given the value it’s a no-brainer for anyone serious about best music experience without shelling out for an expensive setup.

Pros – V1, versatility, easy of use. Further, there is a smoothness to the highs that really is pleasant. It takes digital output from the computer and converts is to audioenginr. Multi-Faceted Component The D1 is a flexible interface to go between your computer and speakers, headphones or both. D1 Bit Digital to Analog Converter is rated 4.


In fact, I wouldn’t say that there is any compromise in sound quality at all. Just thought I would point that out. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register. Direct downloads of high bitrate and bit depth files are a must. My expectations were that the HiFiMan would sound better and look better on my desk while the Audioengine would be more easily transportable.

Gorgeous looks and build quality. It works best with lower impedence headphones. The amp section is quite decent too.

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Of course not, don’t be silly. Brilliant value Written by dalb Published Apr 27, The sound is clean and crisp, with no distortion.

Isn’t the notion that it hits above it’s weight class a pro auvioengine not a con? Update Unrecognized Zip Code. I ordered a 3. Rated 5 out of 5 by damas from Great device, even better price!

As I don’t do critical listening at work, I didn’t need the highest level of audio quality, but I needed something small and portable so that I could easily put it in my briefcase when leaving for the weekends, etc. Now, the first con is that the volume knob had no markings on it whatsoever, making it hard to see what your volume level was at, at a glance. VelgusDec 14, I hooked the unit up briefly and it works fine with no pops or noise.

The headphone amp is designed to drive headphones from 10 ohms and up, and performed far better than the headphone amp in the computer. Performance The D1 is designed to improve the sound of your audio system by utilizing higher quality DACs.


But the only real downside is that it’s only USB powered, so it won’t drive headphones with high impedance you can always buy a separate amp for those and connect it to the RCA outputs.

It super loud if you have headphones with low impedance. It’s almost cheap considering the quality and what it could do. Your username or email address: Rated 5 out of 5 by Digitalchkn from Little audioengine that could What can I say? The D1 is designed to improve the sound of your audio system by utilizing higher quality DACs. How does it resolve 24bit files? audioenyine

D1 24-Bit DAC/Headphone Amp

We also tested the D1 with a variety of headphones and played everything at high levels without a hint of distortion. Some have questioned why a solid state device needs a break-in. It has both line level and headphone outputs. The clock within your source, or computer in most cases, was not designed to care about the timing of music.

It has no trouble driving low impedance 32ohms headphones with plenty overhead.

A DAC converts a digital signal to analog so your ears can process the uadioengine as sound. Some how during the digital translation I lost the proper listening equipment.

I chose the D1, not just because of the price, but because it got good reviews and the company that makes it seems to produce innovative products.

It sounded OK right out of the box, but after the break-in the sound is great.