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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When 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. Noticeable improvement over the onboard sound of my mac. Pros – Sound quality.

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The clock within your source, or computer in most cases, was not designed to care about the timing of music.

I only use it with headphones and like that it can also be used with speakers. D1 is great for listening to orchestral music. If your budget is higher than that there are plenty of better options of course. I use the line out to connect to my sound system. So, you can plug in your desktop powered speakers and make use of the DAC and volume knob on the D1, and not audiooengine about turning your desktop speakers off when plugging in your headphones.

Especially given that I will sometimes move this around, it was easy for the volume knob to be turned way up, without knowing.


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Just plug, play and enjoy!! The midrange is rich.

Be sure to also check out Audioengine’s speakers. There are discussions about dithering. It is also dead completely black quiet, no noise whatsoever. I am now close to 50 hours and can make some informed comments about the D1: Nice Unit for the money Written by cutecob Published Mar 12, Gorgeous looks and build quality.

JoongDec 15, Sound is significantly better than my on-board HD audio. Audioenigne need the adapter with the Mac because the audioenginw output is recessed into the headphone jack.

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It’s just that very few cables stay firmly connected. Further, there is a smoothness to the highs that really is pleasant. Place your order by 5pm Wed Jan 2 and your order will ship the same day. Isn’t the notion that it hits above it’s weight class a audioenbine and not a con? Some have questioned why a solid state device needs a break-in.

I use the D1 with Windows 10 and Finale and Mixcraft. It’s almost cheap considering the quality and what it could do. This audioengie no way inferior to Matrix mini, other than smaller number interfaces to the audio source.

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, at a glance. Pros – small size, build quality, features, spaciousness, liveliness.

The device arrived and I connected it to my MacBook Pro and was listening to music in literally moments – its that simple.

Anyway, you will need some software to go with the box. Wonderful, Clean, accurate sound.


We also tested the D1 with a variety of headphones and played everything at high levels without a hint of distortion. Paired with any good headphones, you can transform your notebook or any computer into a HiFi CD player, bypassing the usually poor quality sound cards that come embedded in the computers.

Rated 5 out of 5 by Digitalchkn from Little audioengine that could What can I say? The Audioengine on the other hand, while not being a talking piece, was much more convenient on my desk, and its design aesthetic gelled well with my Macbook Pro, Bose desktop speakers and the headphones I was using it with. The D1 seems quite well made with one exception. The sound was not as full or rich, and by far less musically interesting.

Now more and more music is available for download in FLAC and other lossless formats and at high bit rates. Be the first to review this item. At this point I’ve logged about hours on it, and the sound seems to have stabilized.

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. It had a tight snug fit and took a bit of effort to disconnect it. To make a long story short, I ended up having to buy a 0. You may have to fiddle with settings in your respective music player.