The sound quality produced by the typical tip ring sleeve type headphone connector on a computer is generally ok but not great. This is due to the lower quality components used by computer manufacturers on headphone jack itself. In order to get the best sound quality from your headphones, the DacMagic XS comes to the rescue by instantly upgrading the sound quality any laptop or desktop.
The DacMagic XS connects quickly and easily to any desktop or laptop by way of 4 inch long mini USB cable, allowing you to listen to music with more detail and dimension. The DacMagic XS makes every audio signal sound better, turning your laptop’s average quality output into a more high end studio quality listening experience by way of the high quality digital to analogue audio converters used in to make the DacMagic XS. Up/Down volume buttons on the DacMagic XS allow the listener to control sound levels which allows this powerful headphone amplifier to pump out audio signals when needed. The DacMagic XS is as stable as your desktop and as portable as your laptop.
Connects Quickly to any USB port, About the Size of a Matchbox
The DacMagic XS can be a lifesaver in the event that the headphone jack on your laptop fails for one reason or the other. For example, it is known that if the headphone jack on a laptop was to become damaged or plugged up with a broken headphone jack tip stuck in the hole, a costly motherboard replacement would be required to fix the problem. To regain use of the audio output in this situation, a good choice would be to use the DacMagic XS in the USB slot therefore avoiding costly repairs and regaining use of the audio signal – a much better audio signal at that too!
DAC’s are white Hot
Digital Audio Converters are in big demand, making them a white hot item in more ways than one. While in use, the DacMagic XS USB DA will get ‘pretty toasty’ to the touch after about 20 minutes of use but the sound quality does not seem to be affected since the DacMagic XS USB is made of sturdy aluminum to dissipate the heat build up. Just be sure to keep the device uncovered to allow air to circulate around it.
Cambridge Audio: Mission
Cambridge audio’s mission is to ‘show people who love music what a difference hearing their favourite tracks on an expert-designed audio system can make’. Cambridge audio is a trusted name whose reputation for making higher quality audio products is well known within the market place. Over all the sound quality of the DacMagic XS USB DAC is very impressive, enhancing the listening experience.
Connections: Micro-ISB input, 3.5 mm analogue output
DAC: ESS9023 24bit DAC
Sample Rates Supported:
USB 1.0 – 16/24-bit, 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz
USB 2.0 – 16/24-bit, 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz, 176.4kHz, 192kHz
Output Voltage: 2VRMS
Max Power: 150mW
Min. Headphone impedance: 12 Ohms
Frequency Response: +/-0.2dB 20Hz – 20kHz
THD + N (@1kHz): <0.004%
SNR @ 1kHz: 103 dBr
Output Impedance: 0.5 Ohms
Volume Steps: 53 Steps – 54 volume levels
Dimensions: (WxHxD) 30 x10 x 53.5mm (1.2 x 0.4 x 2.1)
Weight: 100g (3.5 oz)
Compatible with Mac/ PC Operating Systems
Retail: $190.00 USD