Lindy USB DAC and Headphone Amp – Review

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Welcome to my review of the Lindy USB DAC and Headphone amp.

Key Specification

– Provides audiophile sound quality up to 24bit/192KHz (96KHz maximum for USB)
– Accepts 2 channel digital audio and works with any PCM stream with Dolby Digital or DTS disabled
– Built-in headphone amplifier and TosLink Optical, SPDIF Coaxial and USB Digital Audio interfaces
– Input selector switch and headphone volume control
– USB 2.0 interface compatible with Windows XP/Vista/7/8 and Mac OS X (no special drivers required)
– Can be powered via the USB bus or an additional USB power supply (not included)

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Main Review

Lindy has released a USB DAC to for less than £50 which will enhance any digital music collection by upgrading the sound quality from PC, HDTV, CD/DVD player or other audio device.

The USB DAC fits discreetly alongside the selected audio player, and outputs to headphones, amplifiers or powered speakers via a 3.5mm stereo headphone jack or analog phono stereo output. Optical, Coaxial and USB inputs allow for a variety of music sources, with the USB 2.0 input compatible with Windows XP onwards, Linux and Mac OS X with no special drivers required. The LINDY USB DAC also supports hi-resolution music up to 24-bit/192kHz.

I connected the Lindy USB DAC to my computer and plugged in various pairs of headphones. The Lindy USB DAC improved the overall sound quality. Based on the specifications, I would not recommend connecting headphones over 150 ohms.

The video review below includes the remainder of the review as well as further technical information.

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A budget priced USB DAC from Lindy which does exactly what it says on the tin.

Video Review


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