Summary: Not too long ago I purchased a new computer and, surprisingly, discovered it has a poor sound card. I have an iTunes music library on my computer that I like listening to through my desktop speakers. The sound that was being produced just wasn't cutting it.
Pros: Great sound. Simple to set up. I definitely feel it's a 5 star product.
Summary: Got mine today the 7th of January as scheduled. A definite increase in volume and overall tone on the ATH-M50's headphone. The Audioengine D1 headphone amp is worth the investment. I'll be using the D1's analog outputs for my receiver in the very near future.
Pros: All the product features; increase in volume and improved tonal quality on both of my headphones.
Summary: Seems to work fine, paired with the Audioengine 5+. Not sure if its worth the extra $$ to go with this but I did and I'm fine with it. Be aware my first D1 did not work properly, thought it was defective. Crutchfield was awesome (as usual!) with the return, then the 2nd unit behaved the same.
Pros: It works, makes using the Audioengine 5+ speakers a little more flexible. Purchased from Crutchfield so the problems I had were handled awesomely.
Cons: Is it worth the additional cost? Had to return 1st D1 due to incompatibility with 3.0 USB port, downrating the port solved problem.
Summary: Bought this because the sound card in my brand new $2.5k laptop sounds like junk. This thing is awesome. Has trouble driving my Sennheiser hd600s, But they are very hard to drive. Makes my hd380s sound incredible.
Summary: Over the years I have had several high-end audio systems,but limited space since I retired several years ago no longer will accommodate the large speakers and component system. While my new PC based near-field system is a significant step down from what I have been listening to, I have been very...
Pros: Very compact, easy to install and performs as advertised
Cons: I wished it had two sets of line outputs, either two RCA or XLR and RCA, even if it cost a little more.
Summary: This is a great little DAC/AMP. I've used the HiFiMan HM-101 in the past and it does a great job for it's price. But this is head and shoulders above that. Immediately noticed much fuller and detailed sound through my AKG K240 MK II's.
Pros: Plenty of power (I'm not driving planar magnetic ear speakers) Detailed Uncolored
Summary: Everyone today is interested in video entertainment, and enhancements and features for that purpose. I'm sure there are still others out there, beside myself, who love music far more. I have a great audio system, including a set of Bose 901's and a pre-amp and power-amp from Emotiva.
Pros: Great value and addition for playing digital files from a computer system.
Summary: I purchased the Audio Engine D1 because of cost and also the Audio Engine reputation. Also, I knew that I could get more from my computer system than what my stock sound card could deliver. I also wanted to retrieve a audio through the USB port to keep things in the Digital domain.
Pros: A lot of Features for the money. Very Good sound in its price range. Solid Build Quality. Optical Input.
Cons: Would love to see a Pro Version with Mini-XLR out.