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Zorloo ZuperDAC-S

Zorloo ZuperDAC-S

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I just received mine. The DAC only outputs the left channel. Tried this on my phone, computer, and laptop with my Sennheiser 6xx and Hifiman 4xx, which work fine. Unplug the left channel and the right has zero sound at all. I think I got a lemon.
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The DAC now outputs to both channels, but once in a while the slightest movement of the cable with break the connection.
ashnig
Interesting is that with the headphone cable fully plugged in? If so, what sorcery did you do to get it to work? The attached image is the only way I have gotten stereo audio.
Just received mine... The DAC works, but it lags a lot when I listen to some lossless files (even 24/48). I plug it into a USB-C jack of my phone or into the Thunderbolt 3 (which is a superset of USB-C) jack on my laptop, and there is static noise and sound stretches out irregularly every 1-2 seconds. Literally unusable on phone or through any USB-C output.

It works fine with the USB output of the aforementioned laptop.
Victuals
Does it realy don't work or is your cable just broken? I have just bought mine and i'm going to use an samsung s8 witch succes usb c... what do you advise my? Greets, sander
Sander055
Does it work fine with 24bit 192khz lossless? The DAC works fine with typical 320kbps mp3 files. It just struggles with lossless files, only on USB-C.

Highly doubt it's a broken cable.
How might this pair with Massdrop Plus IEMS with its output impedance being described as <2ohm whereas, afaik, the plus IEMS need something less than <1 ohm ?
I have a question...I grabbed one of these from the IndieGoGo campaign and really do like it a lot for IEM usage as a portable upgrade to my cruddy S8's onboard audio/weak amp.

But for large headphones, it's definitely not quite an option. If I were to stack this with mu Fiio Q1's amp section only...would I be causing damage in any way/is the Zuperdac S designed for this?

If I max the volume, does it bypass the Zuperdac S's amp and work as a DAC only/line out?
EJK23
I don't believe that you will ever bypass the internal amp but if it is driving a really high impedance, like the input of another amplifier, it won't really matter. I use mine strictly as a DAC running into either a stereo receiver or, for testing to see how good it is, into my mono block amps in y serious hifi system (and it sounds REALLY good)
Does this have a built-in amp, and if so how good is it?
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Hey I'll put it this way...using the bundled AKG branded IEMs, I run them about 2 clicks from max to max, and my KSC75s HAVE to be maxed and even then I don't feel they're "right"...terrible dac/amp on this phone.

With the Zuperdac S connected and maxed out, I gain about 2-4 clicks of volume headroom...2 or 3 for the 64ohm KSC75s, which sound properly juiced now, and then 3 or 4 clicks for the AKG buds which also benefit a ton in every way.

I'd say you're good up to 64ohms in terms of portable-designed IEMs or headphones...just don't go running any Planars or anything too large with it expecting gold.
EJK23
Hahaha of course. Running planars off a phone is asking for suicide anyway
How does this compare to Filo Q1? Is it the same or?
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Will this help using NuForce EDC3 and Spotify on PC?

Thank you
Hortm
Dunno...

The Zuperdac S is very clear sounding and IMHO bright in character. It's not bassy or dark, and I personally like to use it to match-up with darker sounding headphones or IEMs to balance them out some. For example, my extremely efficient Meze Neos sound amazing with the Zuperdac S compared to the onboard audio of my S8 or HP Envy, or my Fiio Q1. In all other situations, they're just way too dark and whooly by comparison.

If you like bright sound with good detail, you might like the Zuperdac S...if you are looking for something warmer to balance out bright headphones or IEMs, this won't do that for you.
Can anyone confirm if this is truly plug-and-play for Windows 10?
h0130j03
I have one of these. It is a truly plug and play on windows 10 and mac os.
However, you can only control volume using the unit's buttons.
Windows volume slider would not affect the output volume.
Which to me is a deal breaker for its inconvenience.
dudUKIM
Alright, thanks for the heads-up!
what is the output voltage of this DAC? For use plugging into my stereo.
Clarification for those asking about iPhone compatibility: Zorloo has a supply of android to lightning cables on their website that they just recently released for $15. I can’t speak for how well the camera adapter works, but this setup works wonderfully.