Top positive review
10 people found this helpful
on 29 May 2013
I'd read about the supposed improvement in sound quality when using a USB DAC, and, despite being somewhat sceptical, decided to give it a try.
The difference was like night and day. Using a pair of Sennheiser HD-555s (with the foam removal mod) plugged straight into the output from my onboard Realtek HD sound chip was ok, but the bass lacked punch, and there was a general lack of dynamism. The E07K soon put paid to that.
It's a great product. Well made, easy to use (just plug in via USB and select the SPDIF device as the default output under sound in control panel in Win 8). Everything is of noticeably higher quality, with less white noise and much better low end.
I haven't used it as a portable headphone amp yet as I find the output from my iPhone is perfectly acceptable and don't want to lug around extra kit. Used purely as a desktop DAC/Amp it's made a huge difference to music listening on my PC. Would heartily recommend to anyone using even moderately decent headphones to listen to music on a PC.