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Yulong U100 Audiophile DAC/Amplifier

Yulong U100 Audiophile DAC/Amplifier

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I own several DACs and headphone amps, but these are very good for how cheap they are. The only problem I see is that the power button and the wall wort power supply seems a bit flimsy. The sound is pretty well composed and solid for a $120 unit. Very clean, open and sweet sound.
Received mine today in Germany and (obviously) had to pay some custom fees. The guy there complained that he shouldn't be let me have the plug but I got it anyway. I am running it with another plug one way or another, so it didn't bother me that much. I am drivin my K7XX with it and it sounds great, no complains.
It is good that the euro plug adapter lying in my desk drawer. Sounds better than ASUS xonar DX.
for how much did it go in the bazaar ?
Baraa90
110$ -- I snatched a unit!
Mine arrived today (Tasmania). My MB (supposedly) has pretty decent onboard sound, and a couple of people said a DAC / headphone amp wasn't going to make any difference. They were WRONG! Have only been listening for about 10 minutes, but this is far better clarity than onboard - and way more power too. Now waiting for my new headphones. Thank you Massdrop, I'll be using this site again!
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To those of you who have received your U100s. Could somebody post the specs of the plug that was included? It's usually printed somewhere on it. I'm from the UK so I need to replace the plug and wanted to get a new one before it arrives!
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You can just bend the pins of the Chinese plug which it comes with to make it fit in Australian sockets. Dodgy, but it works :P
Eckart
Yes, you can. I prefer not to though. Adapters are $2, I have several lying around.
Received my Yulong today... listening to my HD 700 and Fostex TH-900 out of these --- very pleased with this purchase!
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Headmess
hey headmess ! got mine too!, but mine start to buss a little after 40% turn up, i am going to try it with another usb plug and computer to see if it makes any difference. hows is yours ?
Fredrikh
Hmm, I haven't heard any buzzing in mine yet. Is your buzzing intermittent? If it is, it may be because of nearby RF signals (cellphone/laptop/tablets)
Is this actually shipping already? I just received a notification and tracking number, but I wasn't expecting it for at least another week.
imbored454
Yep me too! This is a nice surprise :). I thought it would be till at least the middle of the month.
Appears to be shipping from Secaucus, NJ.
spyder256
Awesome - I just checked the tracking info, and it does seem to be on the move. Mine should arrive by Wednesday!
Thanks again for joining the drop with the community. We submitted the group’s order with the vendor for the Yulong U100 Audiophile DAC/Amplifier shortly after the drop ended and they have begun preparing it for shipment.
Once the group’s order is ready at the vendor’s location, they will send the bulk shipment to our fulfillment center where we’ll break it up into individual orders and ship them off to you as soon as possible.
The moment we receive confirmation regarding the shipping schedule from the vendor, we will provide you guys with updated information on the status of your package.
Expect an update from us on 12/16 or sooner.
Looking forward to my first Massdrop purchase. I figure if I don't like it, I will be able to sell it for similar $ to what I paid, so nothing to loose really. Read a few reviews, and most said it was good bang for buck - @ $240! Now - might need to upgrade headphones next...
I really need a good amp to power my AKG K702s. Hope this little amp will do the job
Can anyone tell me why this ended early?
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Dam, I was just getting the money together to buy this for my AKG's
There was no established number of them though.
is this better than fiio e10k
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What amp for the akg 7xx
The Massdrop support are on holiday according to the email I received from them. Is anyone here able to tell me whether this is CE certified?
I have never ordered from Massdrop, but they don't accept returns according to the FAQ, so if this gets stopped by customs because of missing CE, I have no way of returning it and thus customs will probably just destroy it. Which would be a pity for my purse and for the world because there would be one less awesome DAC in it..
So. Does anyone know if this has the CE markings? It is sufficient for the markings to be on the box or even on a datasheet or something.
EDIT: I got a response from Massdrop that resolved my CE worries. Awesome support, even though understandably late due to holidays.
Looking for something to power my HE-400s. Will this do a good job?
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Mazord
They do good job with the HE-400s, yea. Also, I haven't encountered any issues with my MacBook Air.
E17 came out in 2011 as well.
What is the output impedance on these? I'm looking for something that will work okay with my low impedance headphones (Philips Fidelio X2's and VMODA M100's). Would this work for those two?
Hey i wonder how it is with Chinese labels like these ? what is the quality control like you think? i am little paranoid sometimes buying things from smaller manufactures that it is going to burn down my apartment while i am a sleep or something . i have heard rally good things about yulong so its not becouse of that!
Anyone know if this dac works with android? Specifically the Galaxy S5, or maybe Lollipop, or some custom rom?
So on an interesting note if you're looking for an affordable pairing with the AKG K7XX, the Massdrop buyer currently using the office pair picked up the Yulong U100 to go with it.
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This should not have a problem powering the K7xx. You'll be solid with this amp.
charles_dunkin
I have paired this dac/amp with the k712 and disliked it so much I sold both the k712 and U100. I have now come around the k712 but the U100 will always be on my shit list. For me there was no advantage vs. plugging it directly into my PC..
Does the Yulong U100 have a CE certificate for European regulations? The customs in Iceland are real sticklers on CE markings.
Is this considered a portable or desktop amp/dac?
Benfica1
nope. no mention of batteries at all, and a wall plug in the back.
Benfica1
Definitely a desktop. It needs the wall plug to work.
I have a question before committing to this. I would like to know if the 3.5mm line in can be used to connect devices like game consoles and such. Perhaps with a connector like this? : http://www.amazon.com/Hometheatre-Female-Splitter-Cable-6-Inch/dp/B0016LC5VY/
In this review it says "There is also an analog line in by the means of a tiny 3.5mm jack which gives you an option of using a different source (say an Ipod)", but doesn't talk about it any further: http://www.headfonia.com/the-new-recommendation-the-yulong-u100-usb-dac/
Specifically I would like to connect it to my ps3, and other systems in the future.
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Of course. I was just pointing out what it does (because someone up further said something that seemed like some people aren't really getting what DACs do...) Yes, it seems a great price for what seems like a great product from what I can see on the internet.
Most digital devices capable of outputing sounds have a DAC. The reason to get an external one is for improved quality over the ones built into devices. If your console sounds good with it's internal DAC and you can't hear any noise then an external one isn't necessary. Though if that is the case, you may be able to get better performance for you money getting just an amp instead of a combo.
Has anyone used this with a Mac? I've read about previous problems.
Received my unit this week. Sounds great so far!
Hey everyone,
We’re happy to report that all of the orders have been shipped out!
Thanks again for the support guys. Make sure to share your experience with the Yulong U100 Audiophile DAC/Amplifier on Massdrop.
If there’s anything else we can do to make your Massdrop experience better, feel free to email us at support@massdrop.com.
Hey everyone,
We’ve submitted our order for Yulong U100 Audiophile DAC/Amplifier shortly after the drop ended.
Now that the order has been placed, our vendor is preparing it for shipment. In the meantime, we will also be getting our warehouse ready to handle the reshipment of the product to everyone as soon as it arrives.
Expect an update from us on 10/13 or sooner if something comes up.
Cheers!