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While offering more of a left-brained rendition of music than that of the Grados, the AKGs connected to the DacMagic had well-controlled upper frequencies that still had air and extension. The only ergonomic quirk I experienced while using the DacMagic XS was that it was sensitive to static electrical shocks. The packaging is slick, and the product even better. The XS is cased in a smart aluminium shell — its nicely finished and feels classier than the price implies. The bass sounded especially potent in this combination.

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The DacMagic XS is an impressive device once up and running.

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For A stable, refined and detailed sound Lovely build and finish Portability. The packaging is slick, and the product even better. But the DragonFly v1. Instead of plastic, the DacMagic XS is housed in a beveled brushed-aluminum case that should be capable of dacmatic a high level of abuse.

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The XS is cased in a smart aluminium shell — its nicely finished and feels classier than the price implies. Move to higher resolution source material, and the good news continues. The first generation dqcmagic portable USB DACs was big and had limited high-resolution capabilities in comparison to the current crop.

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Controls are limited to two buttons. Speakers Alpha Dog headphones to satisfying volume levels with good bass extension. And with the DragonFly providing some fierce competition in terms of performance, it means the DacMagic XS dacmavic down a star.

Apple users will be fine without. Since most prospective purchasers will want to use the DacMagic XS with headphones, I used a wide variety of different headphones and in-ear monitors with the DacMagic XS. The device also features asynchronous USB audio clocking.

See all our DAC reviews. Against At this price? The only ergonomic quirk I experienced while using the DacMagic XS was that it was sensitive to static electrical shocks.

With the most sensitive in-ears, such as the Westone ES-5 custom in-ear monitors dB sensitivitythe DacMagic XS did generate some low-level hiss and background noise. Once in class 2. The size — smaller than a typical matchbox — is part of the appeal, of course.

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But we do think AudioQuest’s brand-new revision of its DragonFly DAC sounds clearer, and has the edge in terms of outright resolution and dynamic subtlety. These not only set the volume level, but if you press both at once and hold for a few seconds they switch the DAC operation from USB 1.

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The most difficult part of using the DacMagic XS with a Mac computer is finding the right kind of connector to attach it to the Mac.

The bass sounded especially potent in this combination. But as technology marches forward, more capabilities and smaller footprints abound.

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However, the DacMagic Dcamagic is still a delightful little device and those with a strict budget won’t be disappointed. Switching over to USB 2. While offering more of a left-brained rendition of music than that of the Grados, the AKGs connected to the DacMagic had well-controlled upper frequencies that still had air and extension.

Original Gangste r we formed a clear preference for USB 2. The DacMagic XS has ss small LED next to the headphone jack that glows purple or blue when the unit is operating properly and red when you try to boost the volume past its maximum level. It simply sounds more focused, stable and confident.