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22 hours ago, bjs said:

Listened to:
Leonard Cohen - You want it darker
Hans Zimmer - Mesa
Bandas de Corneta y Clarines - Ecce Omo
Wisp - Keeper of the Hills
Pulp - Common People
Akdong Musician - Dinosaur
Tshegue - Muanapoto
Clark - Serbian Daffodil
John Hopkins/king creosote - john Taylor's month away

Thanks for the song list, making my way through them now!

What DAC have you replaced?

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Just a quick note.

 

A mate came round on the weekend and we tested his Chord Mojo dac running on battery against the Klein III with upgraded power supply. The result was pretty obvious. The Klein III was much fuller and more 3D. This was very noticeable on female vocals. Also, the Klein III handled some electronic tracks easily with which the Mojo struggled. On a Chemical brothers track, the Mojo added in some feedback which was quite noticeable. My friend also noted that piano was more present on his Sibellius test track. The soundscape also was larger and the bass better defined.

 

One analogy was that the difference was like moving from my google play to my mate's tidal. There was just more information, more space and an ease of presentation. Obviously, the Mojo wins when it comes to portability and as a headphone amp. However, for a home system, it was no contest. The Klein III was the obvious winner.

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Hi. Has anyone been in position to hear the difference between a Klein 3, the Fein 1, and a Grob and are able/willing to share their thoughts? Thanks in advance. Zane.

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On 31/10/2019 at 11:05 PM, bjs said:

Replaced a musical fidelity M1DacA

Snap! I replaced the same Dac with the Klein Dac 11...just a fuller sound all around! 

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On 14/11/2019 at 5:33 PM, ZanyZapper said:

Hi. Has anyone been in position to hear the difference between a Klein 3, the Fein 1, and a Grob and are able/willing to share their thoughts? Thanks in advance. Zane.

This is an up to date list of reviews and impressions on Gieseler DACs.  Scattered among them are a few comparisons

 

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Sorry if this is a dumb question,

Plugged into windows 10 via USB.

Do all music files work MP3, FLAC, WAV, aswell as all PC sounds and games.

 

Cheers

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3 hours ago, Herbs said:

Sorry if this is a dumb question,

Plugged into windows 10 via USB.

Do all music files work MP3, FLAC, WAV, aswell as all PC sounds and games.

 

Cheers

I've used the Klein DAC III on my PC and as long as the sound is in stereo, it will work. Okay, it won't work with DSD I don't think. 

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I was looking through the classifieds history and i can see many of these have changed hands. Is there a cause related to the product? or is it totally unrelated and more just audio guys moving stuff around?

 

Has anyone had a poor experience or really changed their minds on the glowing initial reports after a while?

 

Any thoughts on how it compares to a topping D50 (i know super low end) but i haven't spend up on a DAC before...is it night and day better or marginally only with golden ears?

 

Cheers!

Edited by JPete9

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I'm one of those individuals that had a Klein III with PSU and sold it on.

I wish I hadn't. 

It was part of a system that wasn't getting any use. I wanted stuff I would use, so I sold the Klein to raise funds for that. Now I'm in a situation where it would have a use again. 

I can't compare it to a Topping D50, but I did have a D30 as part of my head-fi system early on. I never owned both at the same time, therefore haven't A/B compared, but from memory the Klein was by far the better DAC, all around.

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5 hours ago, JPete9 said:

Has anyone had a poor experience or really changed their minds on the glowing initial reports after a while?

Not sure if this is good form to ask for poor experience on a sub forum sponsored by the manufacturer???

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6 hours ago, JPete9 said:

I was looking through the classifieds history and i can see many of these have changed hands. Is there a cause related to the product? or is it totally unrelated and more just audio guys moving stuff around?

 

Has anyone had a poor experience or really changed their minds on the glowing initial reports after a while?

 

Any thoughts on how it compares to a topping D50 (i know super low end) but i haven't spend up on a DAC before...is it night and day better or marginally only with golden ears?

 

Cheers!

I can tell you that, in my case, it was more about me moving stuff around and trying new things! From the threads I've seen for Clayton's stuff on sale, most of it is this or condensing of setups.

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I purchased my first Klein about 3-4 years ago and was duly impressed then, But now and running the same setup connected to my New KIII am totally blown away from the warm depth and clarity that my ears are agreeing with. And will only get better.

You've done it again, Mr Clay.

 

Many Thanks   :)

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29 minutes ago, krappo said:

I purchased my first Klein about 3-4 years ago and was duly impressed then, But now and running the same setup connected to my New KIII am totally blown away from the warm depth and clarity that my ears are agreeing with. And will only get better.

You've done it again, Mr Clay.

 

Many Thanks   :)

 

It's a worthwhile upgrade, isn't it!!! Clay's the man!

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10 hours ago, krappo said:

I purchased my first Klein about 3-4 years ago and was duly impressed then, But now and running the same setup connected to my New KIII am totally blown away from the warm depth and clarity that my ears are agreeing with. And will only get better.

You've done it again, Mr Clay.

 

Many Thanks   :)

Thanks for sharing:-)

 

Matt

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