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FX Audio DAC-X6

FX Audio DAC-X6

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For the price, I agree with Zeos that the DAC part of the FX Audio6 is very good. The bass is there but not overwhelming to keep the mid bass clean and punchy. Treble is airy but not harsh. I owned about 6 or more of these FX 6 for each of my amps I have over 10 different headphone amps . I don't use the amp section so I cannot comment on the handling load. I don't use USB ports just the optical input and I love it. My source is mainly the Ipod docking with the TEAC or the Tascam doc. Spotify prime is never sound so good with the FX 6 DAC. It cannot be this good for under $70.00 on Amazon.
Wanted to summarize my findings on this unit which I own for a year or so. USB input is no good. Use it as a last resort - if you don't have optical or coax. No drivers needed. Supplied Power supply is not good (12V 1A) - too weak. Buy 12V 6A for ~10. Headphone amp is very strong - I could not find headphones it wouldn't drive. I drive AKG K7xx on 10 o'clock. at 12 - it will be painful. It will drive HD6xx easily. RCA output cannot be muted. Optical input would not decode any surround sound (5.1 etc) - only stereo. Sux when trying to watch over the air TV. You will need proper AV receiver for that.
I was wondering if the FX Audio DAC X6 would we able to power Beyerdynamic dt 990 pro's
Mystagu
yes
I already own this, I just wanted to know if anyone else does that can compare it to something they consider "better".
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Why is it better to you and what phones are you using ?
NewType88
I use AKG K7xx, AudioTechnica m40x, AKG K550mkII (K553) and many others. I cannot explain why it is better. Hifime just sounds so fluid and enjoyable.
Not a bad starter DAC, lot's of power in high mode and sounds nicer with a NE5332 opamp.
Pins on the inside for position for more power, T50RP likey!
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I'm looking for a DAC/headphone amp that will allow me to switch between my speakers and headphones. Anyone know what happens to the RCA output when you plug a pair of headphones in? I'm hoping the RCA mutes with headphones in but I can't find an answer to this anywhere.
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headphones and powered speakers connected to this this DAC/AMP can play at the same time. So there is no switch that engages the RCA line output as it is always on when the DAC/AMP is on. Volume knob controls the headphone output only.
stapleton87
no automute
Why would anyone order it here, when you can for same or even less money get it on aliexpress?
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hand fanning my face, tear in my eye, why am I emotional???? - breath, phhhh...
J_December_why
J_D_w..... Thanks for the smile. You made my day!
Good combo, but I think everyone is just going to pay $5 more on Amazon to have it in 2 days rather than a month.
Which is better for a DT 990 600. This or the O2 + ODAC? Someone with experience
Joasjoas
This is more powerful than the 02
dncnexus
Are you serious???? Is this really better than o2 ? I mean O2 odac combo? I am going to buy it for my hd6xx
Hi everyone, I need a help ! As soon as I plugged my headphone to the x6, the sound was amazing. But in time, I realized my ear wants something and missing from my old setup, and I plugged my headphones (ath AD900x) to my Gigabyte K1 motherboards soundcard back again to detect what is missing from my old setup.
With x6, soundstage significantly narrowed down, although the sound is beafy, in some tracks and movies the lower-back ground-environmental sounds, that needed treble to come up, are subdued. It is bothering me. Is it my unit (maybe defective) or is it the normal sound character of x6 ?
EDM, Hip-hop tracks are way better than my on-board audio (Realtek alc1150 gigabyte k3 z170) . The sound is more like melow, lush, vinly-like, warm, thick and not harsh, more bassy also. The brightnes, edgy sound of my alc 1150 is completely gone. I mean I like it, but the texture of sound, the details are gone. So, what I'm hearing is right ? or my unit is defective.
It is so strange, for example; a man talking=loud, thick, bassy ---- a gun blasting=nothing . Channels may be defective ? It's kind of wrong. some frequencies sound way louder than others. In fact low ends and lower mids are way dominant than upper mids and trebles.
By the way the diffrences are day and night. I'm not talking about small characteristics. My other amp/dacs weren't that diffrent than each other including my on-board audio. (e10k, k3, smsl) . I'm confused.
What are your experiences in this aspect ?
Fresh
I have pretty good MB sound (8 channel). I can tell that FX6 sound is much cleaner and lows are deeper. I sometimes cannot use FX6 as it is taken audio center duties for movies/tv/etc. So I plug K7xx directly to PC. Mneehh. FX6 is better any time.
Bulk order shipped! The vendor informed us that the group's order was picked up and is on its way to our warehouse in New Jersey. Based on the tracking provided, the order is scheduled to arrive on 12/5.
Expect another update from us on 12/9 or sooner if something comes up.
If you have any questions, please visit our Help Center (https://massdrop.com/helpcenter).
Thanks again for joining this drop! We have submitted the group's order with the vendor for the FX Audio DAC-X6 and they are working hard to prepare it for shipment.
As soon as the group's order is ready at the vendor's location, they will send the bulk shipment to our warehouse in New Jersey where our warehouse team will break it up into individual orders and ship them. The current estimated ship date from our warehouse is 12/6.
We will keep the group updated throughout the fulfillment process. You can expect an update from us by the end of the day Pacific Time on 11/29.
If you have any questions, please visit our Help Center (http://massdrop.com/helpcenter).
what the best for Sennheiser HD 6XX ( SMSL M6 or FX DAC-X6 )
arrowxkiller
try this. It is pretty good if you use optical or coaxial. USB input is just so-so.
Hd6xx?
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if i got ego-testical, i might need to see a doctor..
AdrianL
I don't know you, but I think I love you(r humor).
guys ..
can i use this dac for my ps4 using an optical cable ?
THX
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Mo7mmad90
yes
bravomail
haha feels old.. it's a 2years post, now i have a High end DAC, but thanks man.
is this a good choice for the HiFiman HE 350's??
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trelousis
somebody help
If 100% volume is low, then I guess you need an amp.
The massdrop price is pretty expensive compared to aliexpress prices today, though.
Hey folks! I have the HD598 which I am currently using with the Creative CA20k-based XFi soundcard built into my motherboard. The headphones sounds great but I am wondering if I can extract better performance and clarity out of them with a DAC.
Will the FX Audio be an improvement over the Creative? I hope someone can help me out here. Thanks!
Mufaaf
Nope, I also have the HD 598 which are easy to drive and dont need to amp. If you get something like HD6XX then you can better sound with an amp.
its cheaper on AliExpress $57 sale starts in 3 days. 57 bucks free shipping, says 75 right now but next to the 75 it shows sale is starting in 3 days for it. Almost $13 cheaper than Massdrop, lulz... https://www.aliexpress.com/item/feixiang-DAC-2015-X6-febre-HiFi-amp-USB-digital-coaxial-DE-fibre-decodificador-DE-audio/32410721374.html
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icecream345345
I bought it when Ali sale started, but shipping status haven't updated since Nov 17th. I wish I bought it here instead...
they get it on ali so they have to add some margin....
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is this good for the HiFiman HE350s?
PrinceCaspian42
yes
If someone is interested, I am selling mine, new in box, for $45 (got a nice deal on Cambridge audio DacMagic), shipping from the Netherlands.
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iStealth
its cheaper on AliExpress $57 sale starts in 3 days. 57 bucks free shipping, says 75 right now but next to the 75 it shows sale is starting in 3 days for it. Almost $13 cheaper than Massdrop, lulz... https://www.aliexpress.com/item/feixiang-DAC-2015-X6-febre-HiFi-amp-USB-digital-coaxial-DE-fibre-decodificador-DE-audio/32410721374.html
iStealth
Sorry but mine is sold out!
From aliexpress you still have to pay import tax for EU (for example for the Netherlands) and it is 21% (for anything that costs more than 22euros) of (the product price + the shipping costs(!)) + 14 euros (independent of the price) for the fact that the post service sends it to customs in Amsterdam. So you really have to ask the seller to cheat and declare a lower price,... sometimes you are lucky and sometimes that does not work:)
Hello, Is there anybody in there? Just nod if you can hear me. Is there anyone at home?
skidd
its cheaper on AliExpress $57 sale starts in 3 days. 57 bucks free shipping, says 75 right now but next to the 75 it shows sale is starting in 3 days for it. Almost $13 cheaper than Massdrop, lulz... https://www.aliexpress.com/item/feixiang-DAC-2015-X6-febre-HiFi-amp-USB-digital-coaxial-DE-fibre-decodificador-DE-audio/32410721374.html
It's "11/4" in some parts of the world now. :) Anxiously awaiting update.
Awaiting confirmation! We are still in contact with the vendor and just awaiting updated shipment estimates from them. We have a call scheduled first thing tomorrow morning and should get a bit more visibility in regards to when we can expect these in our warehouse.
Expect another update from us on 11/4 or sooner if something comes up.
If you have any questions, please visit our Help Center (https://massdrop.com/helpcenter).
Thanks again for joining this drop! We have submitted the group's order with the vendor for the FX Audio DAC-X6 and they are working hard to prepare it for shipment.
As soon as the group's order is ready at the vendor's location, they will send the bulk shipment to our warehouse in New Jersey where our warehouse team will break it up into individual orders and ship them. The current estimated ship date from our warehouse is 11/8.
We will keep the group updated throughout the fulfillment process. You can expect an update from us by the end of the day Pacific Time on 10/27.
If you have any questions, please visit our Help Center (http://massdrop.com/helpcenter).
ArthurM
update?
Why are there 93 comments but I can only see one?
vasgo
its cheaper on AliExpress $57 sale starts in 3 days. 57 bucks free shipping, says 75 right now but next to the 75 it shows sale is starting in 3 days for it. Almost $13 cheaper than Massdrop, lulz... https://www.aliexpress.com/item/feixiang-DAC-2015-X6-febre-HiFi-amp-USB-digital-coaxial-DE-fibre-decodificador-DE-audio/32410721374.html
Is anyone else getting crazy distortion on this thing? I have to turn the volume down in whatever software I am using (Youtube, Rekordbox, winamp, Foobar) to less than 50% and then turn the volume knob all the way up.
I am using USB, and have tried setting it to multiple different sample rates but that has not fixed the problem. Am I doing something wrong, or is this a defective unit?
zachThePerson
I don't get a distortion, but can confirm that USB input is so-so. I switched to using optical and coaxial.
How is this unit for handling speakers as well as headphones? I don't see a toggle like the Micca Origen+ has, so what happens if you have both headphones and speakers plugged in?
Taetertot
ahem. you cannot plug passive speakers to it. you can output RCA to powered speakers or another amp. But if you use both RCA (linear) and headphone output - neither is muted.
If I have V-moda Crossfade LP, is this DAC worth my money to purchase? It would be my first DAC.
YMute
if ?
If you're buying your first DAC or want something easy to carry I can definitely recommend this, it pushes great sound and never distorts, but it depends what you're listening to if course.
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noob here. ive recently bought an used akg k240 and with only the adapter, it sounds underwhelming for me when i plugged it in my pc. would you recommend this over buying a headphone amp?
totoicio
it is as strong as dedicated headphone amp be. so get this.