The D1 by Audioengine is a bit kHz audio interface with a built-in digital- to-analog converter. Offering both USB and optical inputs, the D1 is ideal for. Audioengine D1 Back. Audioengine D1 Fantastic, plug-and-play sound for your computer and powered speakers. Crutchfield: Audioengine Desktop Audio. Find great deals for Audioengine D1 Premium bit DAC / Headphone Amp. Shop with confidence on eBay!.

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It really sounds great and the design is so simple and functional. I in fact bought a second one for at home, and am considering adding a few other audioengine products their bluetooth transmitter because of the positivity of this experience.

That’s the most noticeable benefit, you get fast, punch bass that’s not quite there when those are straight out of the macbook’s headphone jack.

The HD was a tick slower than when it was well powered. Pros – Great value, sounds great, drives all my headphones well. How does it resolve 24bit files? Pros – Sound, versatility, easy of use. adioengine

Nice black background with no noise whatsoever. With tough to drive headphones, it’s merely “good” and not superb. Multi-Faceted Component The D1 is a flexible interface to go between your computer and speakers, headphones or both.

The digital input no longer works and the device keeps switching on and off. The midrange is rich. The headphone jack mutes the line out when you want to use phones. See any errors on this page? I think he means that people generally associate ‘cheap’ with ‘not as good’, and auxioengine thinks this is very comparable to some higher priced products.


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The sound is clean and crisp, with no distortion. Keeping products simple while maintaining a high standard of excellence seems to be the overarching goal at Audioengine, adioengine the D1 is no exception. It has no trouble driving low impedance 32ohms headphones with plenty overhead. Of course not, don’t be silly. While the HiFiMan did look somewhat better, it looked kind of ugly from behind, and didn’t have a convenient spot on my desk. The optical works great, just remember to switch off DTS, etc.

In fact, I wouldn’t say that there is any compromise in sound quality at all.

D1 24-Bit DAC/Headphone Amp

If anything, the humble D1 blew the HiFiMan away. The USB connector on the back of the D1 is flimsy. Output level is quite good.

Pros – small size, build quality, features, spaciousness, liveliness. Powers my HD and HE headphones very well, seriously can not tell the difference between this and the Asgard 2 which very much disappointed me for the price.

If your budget is higher than that there are plenty of better options of course. As I don’t do critical listening at work, I didn’t need the highest level of audio quality, but I needed something small and portable so that I could easily put it in my briefcase when leaving for the weekends, etc. I ordered a 3. Cons – Slightly underpowered for hard to drive headphones, no marking on volume knob.


The r1 was not as full or rich, and by far less musically interesting. However, with the HD, is where the limitations of this guy started to show up. I got great results with a USB 2. It is also dead completely black quiet, no noise whatsoever. Now, the first con is that the volume knob had no markings on it whatsoever, making it hard to see what your volume level was at, aurioengine a glance. I’m using an external power supply. The Audioengine D1 has freed my digital music collection and taken it to the next level.

The volume comtrol works on both outputs. An great balance between sound quality and value. It’s also worth to mention that it accepts digital input from USB, or optical toslink. Audioenhine you need to use this type of phone get an external amplifier. Although it 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. This is extremely useful with powered studio monitors for example.

This reduced hum and noise that were coming from the Mac’s port. Anyway, you will need some software to go with the box.