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SMSL SD-793II DAC/Amp

SMSL SD-793II DAC/Amp

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Received mine. Does its job for what I'm using it for which is hooked up to my Nintendo Switch via an optical cable with an HDMI audio extractor. Powers my K7XX and HD598SE just fine at pretty loud levels when turned up.
Apparently i ordered the wrong voltage,i need 220v and i ordered 110v, what do i need to do in order to use product properly when it arrives?
How does this sound with Sen's HD 598's? I'm looking at this or the e10k for mine, since for the moment I'm just running it out of my ux2. The bass boost seems quite appealing on the e10k but I also heard the sound stage on it is quite small. Thoughts?
LightningManGTS
doesn't sound as good as my pioneer HT receiver via optical, a little muffled to me...
EDIT - it was a lower quality mp3 i was listening to, sounds decent on lossless, my baddd :)
Newbie here! Do I need an AMP for my AKG K553 PRO? And another dumb question, does it come with all the cables needed? (and if not please specify which ones are needed).
Thanks in advance!
NIMNIM
You're gonna need an optical cable, presuming you plan to use it with your PC. If your source doesn't have optical output, you need coaxial cables. I recommend the Monoprice optical cable, or the Amazon Basics one.
Almost clicked "Join" before looking at the total! Glad I had my morning coffee! 50$+shipping+taxes = ~current Amazon price LOL No!
TheChosenOne
only if you live in a state that wants $10 in tax....
noelgoo
Ding, ding, ding...
Will this hook up to my macbook pro to power up my AKG q701? I also have a Komplete Audio 6 and an ART dj preamp 2.
Look up fx-audio DAC-X6 on chinese market, much cheaper and better with no shipping rates.
I have one and it's very good for my AKG K7XX. Just keep in mind that they don't have great QC.
For those wondering this is much better than the Fiio E10k imho, the Fiio is sterile sounding in comparison and saps all life from my music, it also has a smaller soundstage. The SD-793II sounds excellent for soo little money. Just as a note this doesn't have usb, I use it with an optical cable.
I have my 793 hooked up to my iMac via a Toslink Cable. My 793 is then hooked up to my DarkVoice 336SE. To me this sounds really good.
I got one from AliExpress and I'm pretty satisfied with it. Since this is my first external DAC/amp, I can't really say much about sound quality (nothing major to compare it with), but folks on Head-Fi seem to like it: http://www.head-fi.org/t/803402/impression-s-m-s-l-sd-793ii-audio-dac-headphone-amplifier
I chose this SMSL because I can hook it up via optical port on my motherboard, which means 1 less occupied USB port (also, possible EMI from USB) and because it's a DAC+amp in one package. Although it's rated just 130 mW @32 ohm (as opposed to 200 mW on FiiO E10K), it drives my 32 ohm Presonus HD7 (Superlux 681) with no effort. I mostly keep it at 25% volume, when I want to listen some loud music I crank it to 50-60% and it's crazy loud, never needed to go higher. I don't know how it would fair with hard to drive headphones but I'd say it should work great on 150 ohm and less.
Considering what you get for the price - a metal body, DAC and amp in one little box, good sound - it's a great value for the money, good entry level DAC/amp.
which one I should choose.... 110v or the 220v?
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Dont' know which one I should choose between the Objectif 2 and the SMSL SD 793II... can you help me?
soo, 110 for USA, yeah?
this or the FiiO E10K?
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Thanks! Would you say they are enough to drive hd650\6xx? Looking at the specs my impression is that it's not powerful enough to bring the best out of my Sennheiser... but I'm really tight on budget and I can't think of another solution in this price range.
ofirtal
I find it drives my q701's to ear splitting levels which is a notoriously hard headphone to drive even though the ohm rating isn't too high. I honestly don't know how it would be with the 650's
will this ship with a region correct power cable?
Can anyone tell me if the volume knob also controls the RCA output volume?
Steamthumb
No. It is a fixed line out.
Can we expect this drop again soon? Looking to buy within a couple of weeks..
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 12/29.
Expect another update from us on 1/5 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 SMSL SD-793II DAC/Amp 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 1/3.
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 12/20.
If you have any questions, please visit our Help Center (http://massdrop.com/helpcenter).
I got the AKG m220 with 55 ohm impedance. Will this drive them?
Yurivr
Yes, I've got the AKG K7XX @62 Ohms and it pushes them to ear bleeding levels.
how does this compare to a monoprice dac/amp to get a pair of hd-650's going before dropping more substantial money?
is anyone else having a clicking issue with theres? I think it has to do with the power button, whenever i select the spdif input there is a rapid clicking sound and the light on the power button flashes. I cant really tell whats happening.
Optical, but no USB.
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https://www.massdrop.com/buy/fire-s-audio-redkey-usb-coaxial-adapter That one is pretty expensive though, but if you look on Amazon there should be a bunch of 20usd range ones. If you need USB connectivity might as well look for another dac/amp, SD-793II is great for the money but it's not the only decent one at it's price point.. especially if you need to start buying adapters.
ranefin
Yeah now that the Fulla 2 is out I think I'm gonna swing that way
for hd 6xx, this or the m3 ?
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Look, this is turning into a convoluted argument and I am not interested. My main point is this product was not designed to power high impedance cans and in my personal opinion while it has a solid DAC the headphone amplifier itself is of poor quality.
ranefin
If you're not interested then it's probably best not to start the discussion.
I just bought some Sennheiser hd650 headphones and am interested in this DAC/amp to drive them. If I use my iPod or my laptop as audio out source through the 3.5mm headphone jack on each, do I need to buy a 3.5mm to RCA splitter to connect these to this amp/DAC? Sorry for such a newbie question, but want to make sure before I buy this. Thanks!
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Kamenramen
What if you use a toslink cable which has 3.5mm to optical?
Kamenramen
For device with 3.5mm/toslink combo jack (SD-AUD20101), yes. For analog only 3.5mm jack, like your ipod/laptop, no.
Hey Guys, I was planing to buy this as a headphone amp and dac for my pc. How can I do that without usb? Digital data isn't only transferred by optical or USB or what else? Btw my laptop sucks so... no optical, barely an aux in. Ty
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Gmbproducer
Thanks guys! :D
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Bulk shipment received! Our warehouse team confirmed that the group's order arrived earlier and now they're working hard to break everything down into the individual packages for shipment to each of you. We will monitor their progress closely and update the group once all packages are sent out.
Expect another update from us on 11/25 or sooner if something comes up.
If you have any questions, please visit our Help Center (https://massdrop.com/helpcenter).
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 11/18 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 SMSL SD-793II DAC/Amp 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 11/24.
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 11/10.
If you have any questions, please visit our Help Center (http://massdrop.com/helpcenter).
is the output 1/4 or 3.5mm jack?
Strato
1/4"