Upgrade the Sound of Your Digital Music Stored on Your Computer:
Improving the sound quality of your listening experience can be an important thing for most people, especially if their using headphones as a means to entertain their ears. Not all notebooks and desktop computers come with a great soundcard, as usually the on-board integrated audio experience can lack luster leaving you wanting more. HiFiMAN has decided it’s time for that to change. Enter the HM-101, a USB Digital/Analog Converter (DAC) that takes the music stored on your notebook or desktop computer and reconverts it into an experience worth listening to. The HM-101 is extremely tiny (seriously, look at how small it is) and yet manages to do an amazing job at making your audio sound huge whether you’re using headphones, or are sending the signal to an amplifer or a set of speakers. One of the best features is that it utilizes USB and requires no battery, quickly making this external soundcard a more than valuable replacement for that pathetic integrated/onboard audio card you’ve been dealing with.
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The majority of computers today have decent on-board sound cards, however they provide a very lean and metallic sound. Perhaps this sound may work for some people but definitely not everyone. For those people who listen to music from their computer or laptop and demand a higher quality sound, replacing the sound card can be a quite an ordeal to replace and even then you may not achieve the sound that you are looking for. The HM-101 Sound Card by HiFiMan is an external USB sound card and a Digital Analog Converter (DAC). A DAC is a device that converts a digital, compressed music file and converts it to an analog signal. The DAC takes the digital output of a compatible audio player and converts the signal into an analog line-level output that can be fed into an amplifier to drive speakers.
The HM-101 is approximately half the size of a standard business card and does not require any batteries or charging. By simply plugging in the HM-101 into a USB drive, you will hear a noticeably cleaner, warmer, and fuller sounding audio. This unit is the perfect solution to making cheaper headphones sound better. If you’re in need of a simple, portable, no-frills audio solution to greatly improve the quality of your digital music- look no further. Read More
- USB Digital Analog Converter (DAC)
- Compact and portable
- External USB soundcard
Ensure you have the Right Audio Connections for your Home Theater
If you’re an audiophile like me, then you’re probably always on the lookout for ways to connect this source to that output to further delve deeper into audio bliss. Today I present to you, my fellow audio fiend, the Vanco 280512 Digital-Analog Converter (DAC). This little guy (almost pocket sized) can connect a digital source via Optical or Digital COAX input to an Analog output. Simply put, if you have the need to convert a digital input over to an analog output, then the Vanco 280512 DAC will deliver the goods. It supports 32-96KHz and sends all the audio goodness in an electromagnetic noise free transmission to analog left and right channels. Simple yet effective. I couldn’t ask for more.
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If your home theater stereo receiver or amplifier only has composite RCA audio inputs, but your cable/satellite receiver, Blu-ray player or other component uses a more modern digital and optical audio output, this product is the solution. The Vanco 280512 Audio Converter allows you to connect a Coaxial Digital Audio Cable or Toslink Optical Audio Cable to the Input and connect an RCA Composite Audio Cable to the Output, so you can connect the audio of virtually any new component to your home theater system. Read More
- Converts Coaxial or Toslink digital audio signals to analog L/R Audio
- Supports sampling rate at 32, 44.1, 48, and 96 KHz
- 24-bit S/PDIF incoming bit stream on left and right channels
- Provides electromagnetic noise free transmission