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Plugs into PC or Mac via a single USB connection for both power and audio
Dramatically improves audio quality on all digital audio, including MP3s, high res audio files (e.g. FLAC or WAV), streaming services, films and games.
Headphone amplifier built in for deeper bass and times more power than a standard laptop headphone output.
Portable Headphone Amp is easy to use and small enough to be carried anywhere and everywhere.
Built to last with sturdy aluminum casing.
The DacMagic XS V2 USB Digital to analogue converter (DAC) headphone amp is an instant upgrade to any computer sound output. It connects quickly and easily to any USB port and allows you to hear your favorite music and movies with every drop of detail, exactly as the artist intended. The award winning DacMagic XS V2 instantly upgrades the sound output from your laptop. Just plug it into the USB connection of your computer or Mac for incredible, detailed high resolution audio. DacMagic XS V2 delivers up to 10 times more power than most laptop soundcards. The headphone output from most laptops only outputs about 15-20mW, meaning weak bass and a lack of depth. The DacMagic XS V2 however can output a massive 105mW for proper depth and volume that will drive the very best headphone set ups hard, with detailed sound and amazing bass. When running in USB Class 2 mode, the DacMagic XS V2 can also use our dedicated Windows USB Class 2 USB driver (driver not required for Apple computers). This allows you to bypass the computer operating system poor audio path, preventing unwanted interference and re-sampling and guaranteeing professional quality audio output. You don't need to put up with bad sound from a laptop, ever again. Connections: Micro USB input, 3.5mm analogue output. Digital to analogue converter: ESS9023 24-bit DAC. Sample rates supported: USB 1.0 mode: 16 kHz 24-bit, 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz. USB 2.0 mode: 16 kHz 24-bit, 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz, 176.4kHz, 192kHz. Output voltage: 2V RMS. Max. power consumption: 150mW. Min. headphone impedance: 12 Ohms. Frequency response: +- 0.2dB 20Hz-20kHz. THD (unweighted) less than 0.004 percent. Signal to Noise Ratio: 103 dBr (unweighted). Crosstalk: 66dB. Output impedance: 0.5 Ohms. Volume steps: 53 steps. The volume available is easily adjusted on the simple fingertip controls and an LED shows the sample rate, so you always know you are getting the right level of clarity and detail from your tracks.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Solid and sweet-sounding. The supplied pigtail USB is the only way to go for a laptop connection; otherwise, DAC, if directly inserted, would stick out and get knocked around, damaging the port or the DAC or both. That's what would have happened to my AudioQuest DragonFly, which I had to return (luckily?) before such damage happen because it simply failed. I've bought TWO of these DacMagic modules, and they're like reliable roadies, working hard and in it for the long haul.
From Cambridge Audio Support "This is no technical difference between the DacMagic XS V1 and V2. The difference between the two is purely cosmetic and the better build quality." See Cambridge Audio DacMagic XS reviews. You're getting a better product for a better price. Choose your colors: red, blue, black, silver, and titanium. Why not have fun with more than one DAC?
Using on an Android 4.4 device with USB Audio Player PRO App. Sounds fantastic with audiophile headphones. Plenty of volume headroom and transparent low/no noise sound in a compact low battery drain package.
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