If you've had issues it's more likely to do with the laptop.
Buffalobiian wrote:If you've had issues it's more likely to do with the laptop.
My comment was more to point out that USB audio isn't fool-proof to interference or otherwise unpredictable problems.
(PS: it's a shitty shitty laptop. :P )
Drubbing wrote:If the issue is unpredictable then any connection may be susceptible. As you predict, it's a shitty laptop. Given two competing theories, the simplest one is usually more reliable.
Drubbing wrote:I chose the dacmagic because I wanted to manage my music on pc.
flognuts wrote:having the stx and dacmagic. While I think its a nice little upgrade in sound, (the STX is already a nice dac) whether or not its a $500 upgrade over the STX well that is upto your ears to decide.
Buffalobiian wrote:The DACmagic and stageDAC are probably the two hottest contenders at the moment, though I'm still open to recommendations regarding the rest of the Cambridge range.
Regarding your comment about not paying for a CDplayer that I don't want/need, is that a feature that usually makes up a significant part of the cost? I would have expected it to be a relatively cheap thing to add. I'm pretty uninformed in this aspect though.
Buffalobiian wrote:I see. Would you agree that the bass response from the dacmagic is less than the STX? That's probably the one and only comment I've read that indicates where the Essence may perform better than the dacmagic.
Drubbing wrote:Matrix M Stage. Budget no object? Talisman T33
dan706 wrote:Drubbing wrote:Matrix M Stage. Budget no object? Talisman T33
I think I read somewhere last year that the Matrix M Stage was great, but is it fine driving 300 Ohm 'phones?
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