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Audioengine D3 Portable DAC/Amp

Audioengine D3 Portable DAC/Amp

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Hey guys I need some ideas and help. I bought the D3 for mobile use and it has a lot of punch/ power on my laptop. But when I run it off of my Moto z play Gen 1 with an OTG cable I the D3 can not push my HD 58x adequately. Its just too quiet to jam to. How do I get more power to this amp? Do I need an app? Root my phone? I am really confused. Any help would be great!

Thanks guys
6foutz4
You would likely need to buy either a separate dac/amp that is designed to be used on the go that has a battery built into it. Or do the same with an amp. The cheapest option would be to use the headphone jack built into the phone or buy something like one of google's, essential's, or motorola's usb c to 3.5mm adapters as they are surprisingly not terrible and have plenty of power to power the 58x. I use the essential ph1's adapter for my laptop and it definitely sounds decent just a tad bright. Google's I know for sure sounds pretty neutral.
Is this better than Fiio E 10k or schiit fulla?
Out if curiosity, how does this compare to the Dragonfly Black?
Why is $179 shown? Their website shows $99.
This is ridiculously cheap - it's a great DAC. i have used mine for several years plugged into my laptop to drive my Sennheiser HD 700s .
could these drive the HD6xx?
HuaL
It says on the AudioEngine website that is can drive headphones of impedance between 12 ohms to 10 kohms.
The HD6XX are 300 ohms, so you should be fine (I was able to use the D1 which has the same impedance rate with a 600 ohm headphones).
talkaplan4474
Thanks!
can yo use this with you phone?
eirikharibo
No unfortunately
eirikharibo
This will work with android as long as your phone can output through USB.
https://www.whathifi.com/audioengine/d3/review
Isn't this dac chip old, and no longer manufactured. Sounds like NOS clearance sale.
this vs Schiit Fulla 2 or the monoprice USB Dac
Ilikedifferentthings
Looking at the same. Currently leaning towards the Fulla because of the volume control.
I recently acquired this and like it a lot. One tip I have is to check the Audioengine website for refurbished ones. I got mine for $45 shipped. Drives my HE-4XX headphones really well. It gets VERY loud.
Saeulf
I bought a refurb as well based on your post. It's a nice dac and works great. As you say, it has plenty of power (it gets warm with use as well.) I did use it with an OTG cable to my phone but beware, it sucks a lot of power!
Saeulf
I just picked this up refurbished last week. Been using it with my K702s. I think it's pretty great.
Hi everyone! I own Audio Technica MSR7 headphones and use them on my PC (Dell XPS 15 9560). From time to time I'm experiencing a short and loud spike in volume when continuing an audio or video playback and some loud popping noises. Will this dac/amp or any other dac/amp fix this issue?
What is a good budget dac/amp?
Vjekan
Try to control your volume in OS rather than specific apps, but otherwise yeah a DAC could definitely fix your problem. This is about as good value a DAC/amp as you can get for a laptop and has plenty of power for MSR7s. The next step up would be something more versatile like Schiit Fulla 2.