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Audioengine D1 review | What Hi-Fi?

Fine tuning your software is more of a challenge, but that’s not the D1’s fault. My expectations were that the HiFiMan would sound better and look audjoengine on my desk while the Audioengine would be more easily transportable.

I think he means that people generally associate ‘cheap’ with ‘not as good’, and he thinks this is very comparable to some higher priced products.

Now more and more music is available for download in FLAC and other lossless formats and at high bit rates. Gorgeous looks and build quality. Audloengine – Sound quality. For those with upgraded computer speakers, you have access to higher quality headphone audio and a smarter way to push sound to your computer speakers. But the only real downside is that it’s only USB powered, so it won’t drive headphones with high impedance you can always buy a separate amp for those and connect it to the RCA outputs.

Pairs great with my audioengine A2s. The unit cannot drive these well. Start by connecting the included USB cable from your computer to the D1. Two things affect this: Sometimes you need to switch it on and off if the spdif input isn’t detected and you don’t hear any sound. The digital input no longer works and the device keeps switching on and off.


It took me a few years to discover why I wasn’t enjoying my music listening experience anymore. A DAC converts a digital signal to analog so your ears can process the signal as sound. I’ve tried up to khz and there are no problems, except when you switch rapidly from one format or resolution the other.

D1 24-Bit DAC/Headphone Amp

auioengine Well packaged, come with a carry pouch, good fit and Finnish, responsive customer support. You can always spend big bucks later you’ll end up upgrading your whole system. The HiFiMan looked somewhat out of place. Direct downloads of high bitrate and bit depth files are a must. Place your order by 5pm Wed Jan 2 and your order will ship the same day.

Type Digital to analog conversion: Especially given that I will sometimes move this around, it was easy audioengije the volume knob to be turned way up, without knowing. As a stand-alone headphone amp it also holds its own against models costing twice as much.

It delivers clean clear accurate sound.

I wanted something reliable with repair available in the US vs sending the unit back to China with unknown freight and wait times. The HD was a tick slower than audioengihe it was well powered.

Audioengne the D1 is moved that cable can easily slip just far enough back for the sound to switch back to on-board audio while the USB cable is still somewhat connected to D1. No, create an account now.

Although audioengin works well usb powered from my Mac Mini, I advise getting the AC adapter so you are not draining usb power from other usb devices. Rated 3 out of 5 by Jeffrey from Superb Sound and one aggravating quality issue Sound Quality is not lacking for anything.

The midrange is rich. The D1 does the job perfectly with absolutely minimum fuss. Please check your local sales tax laws. Best results will be acheived with high quality music files.


Given the value it’s a no-brainer for anyone serious about best music experience without shelling out for an expensive setup. I was listening via poor sounds cards, crummy PC speakers and mp3s on iPods.

The next requirement to use a DAC is software that plays your music files. Now that it’s set up, it sounds beautiful.

Audioengine D1 Premium 24-bit DAC / Headphone Amp

The DACs in the D1 are asynchronous and capable of reproducing high-resolution audio. I am by no means an audiophile but have always enjoyed music. It’s also worth to mention that it accepts digital input from USB, or optical toslink.

With a good DAC you will get the best possible result. Unit is powered through its USB port. Nice black background with no noise whatsoever.

I’m using an external power supply. Pros – Value, sound, build quality, size, volume control. It super loud if you have headphones with low audioengjne. But if you are looking for a quality amp for zudioengine that aren’t extremely hard to drive, it’s great.

Isn’t the notion that it hits above it’s weight class a pro and not audioengkne con? Recommend this device if you are trying to get higher quality audio from your PC. Order in the next 0: Nice Unit for the money Written by cutecob Published Mar 12, Excellent for both Classical music and hot Jazz. If anything, the humble D1 blew the HiFiMan away.

It takes digital output from the computer and converts is to analog.