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SMSL M3 USB DAC/Amp

SMSL M3 USB DAC/Amp

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seriously? a month to ship out when amazon has these on next day delivery?
I currently use an Oppo HA-2SE for my desktop setup (even though I also use it for portable use)
I have a pair of Fidelio X2's and Jubilee 58X's on the way. I am going to see any improvement or different sound signature by using this amp?
Would it complete well my SMSL SA-50 amp, and micca MB42X speakers?
Anyone know if the volume knob also controls the volume to the rear line outs?
Phoebe_P
It does not.
noobyzero
Excellent, thank you!
Micro USB... lol
Is this better than Fiio e10k amp/DAC?
kasmog
I wanna know this too
If I disconnect power to this and then reconnect it will it come on and return to the previous input?
Will this be better than Focusrite scarlett Solo v2?
gucio23
They don't really serve the same function - for pure listening, a DAC/Amp will be better suited. For tracking and recording, you're better off with the Scarlett since it has inputs for keyboards/mics/instruments, and outputs for monitors. If you already have the Scarlett and you're not sure if you need a DAC/Amp; do you have high impedance headphones that need something powerful driving them? Do you mostly use you interface to listen to music? If you answered yes to both and you have the money to spend, go for it. Otherwise you're better off with the Scarlett.
should i buy this for my he4xx?
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then what do u recommend on a budget scale
Etaghell
i tried the schiit fulla 2 they're pretty good for the price
I got this as a DAC for my MacBook Pro at work, and I use it with my Massdrop HD 6xx headphones, and they used to sound amazing. However, recently I've noticed that music I play is popping and clicking every 5-10 seconds, regardless of which application I'm using. I've tested using bluetooth headphones on my phone from the same streaming sources and it isn't the streaming that has the pops in them, it's the DAC that is giving me the pops and crackles. I have it set up as just the DAC/amp, so the only plug going into it is the micro-USB cable from the computer. Is this a power issue? Do I need to find a separate power supply for it? And if I do, what are the voltage input values? I really don't want to blow the thing up, and I'm disappointed enough in my new setup as it is. (I had a Bravo Audio Ocean tube amp coming out of the DAC, but the audio in the tube amp was louder in the left channel than the right regardless of input or type of headphones being used)
Will these be enough to power DT 1990 Pros or would the Topping A30 be a better option?
excalibruh
topping would be better
Will this power the DT 990 Pros?
Maka0
Yes, but it will mostly use the top half of your volume adjustment (assuming you have the 250 ohm version) if you have any lower ohm version then this amp will be more than enough
Maka0
This isn’t a studio powerhouse. It will power the low impedance DT880/990 just fine but the high impedance cans need a little more oomph. It’s worth it. The high impedance drops the noise floor to damn near inaudible.
Would this be an upgrade from a Fiio e10k?
p1necone
Yes, but marginly
Grados
The back outputs to connect up to powered speakers are a big plus for me, so if it sounds just as good I might have to get one.
Any info on the output impedance of these? How would it pair with sensitive IEM, such as the MD+?
Makita
To be honest I had a hard time finding out about this as well. For some odd reason the manufacturer didn't list its spec, but according to this site: https://reference-audio-analyzer.pro/en/report/amp/smsl-m3.php
It's listed as 0.06 Ohm so it should be able to use anything on it.
Is there anyone who may know final package box size (W x H x D) and weight of this product?
pinboy
amazon lists the product dimensions as such: 3.7 x 3 x 1.2 inches so it probably wont be much bigger
this or the Schiit Fulla 2?
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on my schiit fulla 2, powered with usb or phone charger sounds great on front interface, but rear outputs hiss so I just don't use them. tried it 2 ways: on powered speakers, and to output to another headphone amp using fulla as a dac only, but fulla made them hiss.
J_December_why
Sorry your having that. Schiit has great customer service. I'm sure they'd make it right for you.
Best, Jim
How well will these work with typical speakers? I have larger bookshelf style speakers I use for my setup and currently using a full size stereo receiver amp and wanna shrink the space down a little
Milkysaurus
Wrong type of amp. This is strictly a headphone amp. If you want a small amp to run speakers you can try a Topping MX 3 or if you are willing to Shell out the money a NAD D3020
Any Australians know what kind of power adapter this needs for dc power?
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For DC power no idea, But if you are using USB to power it your motherboard has a full circuit of amp/transistors i forget the other things names e.t.c. They set USB to the correct power they are designed for. Your only issue is if you plug multipul devices into into the same USB hub e.g. you have 4-6 usb 3.0 ports on your PC & 4 things plugged in, this will cause issues, usually for Dac/Amps it makes them quieter. Using that example & my Sennheiser GSX1000 & 3 other things plugged in its on 80 volume, with just the sennheiser its on 20-30 volume. Small other factors like laptop & low power settings also affect it. (I'm from New Zealand & the GSX1000 USB was purchased from USA if they helps ease your worrys).
Chris7
Late reply here. How do you plan to use this? There are 2 micro USB inputs. It can be purely USB powered and operated via PC/notebook through IN 1. I'm guessing the majority would use it this way.
The other USB input (IN DC) is used to power the unit via any USB source (PC, powerbank, USB mains adaptor), but this does not operate the DAC. You can then access the DAC signal via optical or digital coaxial (e.g. for gaming consoles or if you want the to have the DAC transfer signal through optical/coaxial for whatever reason), or USB (IN 1) into some android phones/tablet. Hope this makes sense.
There won't be any voltage issues with this.
had mine for over a year and no issues, sounds great! using it on my HIFIMAN HE4XX and Foxtex TH-00 Purplehearts.
Any update on the build quality of these? From the drop a year ago it looks like a lot of people got bad units that died within weeks, have those issues been resolved?
Xyniden
Since I've got mine, not from massdrop, I've never saw any problems.
This one or bravo v2 wich should i chose
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Loving the sound.
Got it and I managed to get my iPad to power it. If you have the apple camera connector dongle you can get it to work.
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Hoping mine arrives today. It's schedules by end of day but hasn't arrived yet. Really excited to try it out!
This is an amazing piece of audio equipment. Works really well with my AKG M220 and AKG K553 Pro's as well as my cyber acoustic speaker set, on the pre-amp, sounded really well and used for gaming, movies, and music. Well that was until it stopped producing sound from the amp side, still works out of the pre-amp only at the moment for some reason. Tried different cables and power sources but no good change, stopped accepting any kind of signal from anything. Will be contacting warranty services. Cannot seem to find the US site to contact them directly. Purchased 12-28-2016 arrived 1-14-17.
Have contacted owning company and their reply was: "Hi M, Good day. Please find Massdrop to solve this problem. Best Regards Kerwin Shenzhenaudio"
works and looks great. but volume knob works slightly unbalanced in 0 to 15 degree range.
It says an android phone can power it? i wonder if an iPhone would power it with the camera adapter cable?
I was a part of the last drop this dac sucks
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Yeah. Luckily Massdrop responded within a few hours and it seems like things are moving along.
memleek
As an update, Massdrop resolved this issue really quickly, so +1 to them and their customer support!
I just started using this less than 2 hours ago and now all I get is white noise. It is very loud. Can someone please help?
SirBashAlot
As an update, Massdrop refunded me for the unit. I have since invested into another amp. I appreciate Massdrop's swift response. I was refunded within 48 hours of reporting the issue. Thank you Massdrop.
Mine stopped working out of the blue a few weeks ago. Have tried all combinations of outputs/inputs, but can't get a peep out of it. Lights still turn on, and it is detected by PCs that I have tried, but something goes wrong between the DAC chip and the audio output. Quite disappointed with it.