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Top rated products in DA Converters

4.5 | 2,452 customer reviews
2,235 of the 2,452 reviews are 4-stars or 5-stars
I'm very satisfied. I had a high-end soundcard (HT OMEGA Claro Halo) on my previous computer and got spoiled by it. When I got a new computer recently, I had the full intention to remove that soundcard and install it on the new computer. But it was too late when I discovered that it was a PCI card, and the new motherboard did not have a PCI slot. It seemed that the only option was to spent $250 to buy a similar high-end soundcard with PCIE.

Needless to say, I'm glad to discover this product. A $25 solution versus $250. The sound quality of the RCA output is every bit as good as HT OMEGA Claro Halo. I expect the output from the 3.5mm mini jack to be the same quality, although I have not tried it yet.

Compared to the internal soundcard of the new computer, this
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By Gao Atamazon
This solved my noisy headphone out on the TV to the the Yamaha amp. The instructions are almost unreadable due to the size but hook up is relatively simple. Run from USB or included power adapter, attach optical cord to the TV and run to the audio input on the amp. Make sure your TV is set to PCM as this will not decode Dolby Multi channel. Stereo Only. This gem has cleared the buzz and delivers a clean image. Voices on video has cleared on all sources. My daughter thought there was a thunderstorm but it was The Star Ship Enterprise rumbling during a Bluray test. Streaming from the Roku sounds just as good (depending on the source materiel) I run all thru the HDMI to the optical out on the TV and quite satisfied with the performance. Side note: Use
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By Keith D. Robinson
Digital sound in the TV world is new to me, having just gotten my first Smart HDTV; my computers & laptops had better graphics than my old 720P TV. One of the advantages of my prior setup however, was the ability to use analog sound processors, as RCA plugs were common to both the 720P world and High Fidelity audio world. With the new setup having only a digital output, something had to give, which left me looking at a minimum $200 upgrade of my sound processors while simultaneously getting rid of perfectly good equipment.

On a far-ranging search on Amazon, I finally stumbled upon these DAC conversion boxes, and boy was I thankful. The FiiO DAC did exactly what I wanted: converting the Digital signal from my TV's digital audio output (including all my Music channels) with output directly into my 'old-style' graphics equalizers (2 in tandem). So
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By Master Bear
4.5 | 338 customer reviews
304 of the 338 reviews are 4-stars or 5-stars
I have been revamping our hi-fi and selling old components then replacing them with newer ones. I have been using a Sony DVD player as a CD player until I can find a better transport. I was attracted to the FiiO D3 because of the small size and the various glowing reviews online. Let me say that all of the positive reviews are well deserved. This little DAC can make your digital sources sing! Vocals, cymbals, guitars, pianos, and even synths just sound much better. The soundstage has improved as well as the imaging of musicians between the speakers.

For the price this little DAC is a steal. I have owned Audio Alchemy, California Audio Labs, Parasound, Fosgate Audionics, and Emotiva DACs. The FiiO DAC is a "giant-killer" if you consider the price. Will it go head to head with a Mark Levinson? No. Does it provide an amazing improvement over
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By Jessica Robinson
Very few TVs today have analog audio outputs, which makes hooking up a TV to an older AV receiver (or excellent analog-only stereo amps) difficult. I used this FiiO as an in-line solution between a Samsung TV's optical digital audio output and an old Onkyo integrated amp. It sounds great, but most importantly, it's been running for months now--so consistently that I forgot it was even in the chain.

It's everything you want in a simple DAC: Sonically transparent with rock-solid reliability.
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By georghem
I use The FiiO D3 (D03K) to connect Digital Optical Audio out from my Samsung smart TV to a 3.5mm jack on a QOFOWIN wireless Bluetooth audio transmitter. The FiiO D3 (D03K) is finicky. Even after double and triple checking the connections and setting the TV audio out to PCM format, it randomly works with blue locked in light on than it doesn't with the red locked in light on.

I gave it 3 stars because when it does what it is supposed to do, it is great. Being able to connect my Samsung to a Blue tooth audio transmitter and in turn my my wife's Bluetooth earbuds is a blessing. I can sleep while she is up late watching whatever. When it doesn't work, well...no sleep for me, thus 3 stars instead of 5.

I suspect that I got a bad unit. I'm going to
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By PDX Hipster
4.5 | 236 customer reviews
208 of the 236 reviews are 4-stars or 5-stars
Having purchased several of these impressive little DAC's from various sources over the past couple years, we felt it was time to chime in with a real review. Spoiler alert: While our initial impressions concur with the vast majority of other positive reviews posted here, we'll mention there is FAR more performance to be had from this device with some minor modifications. If this is potentially of interest to you, feel free to read on, otherwise rest assured even in the original configuration the 'bang-for-the-buck' here is exceptional. Considering the modest cost, we feel it's unlikely to disappoint.

Note that this identical DAC can be found elsewhere online with other brand names on the casing. The original design was apparently by Muse Audio and has been widely copied by numerous overseas manufacturers and sold through many channels. In our experience the internal component quality does vary somewhat, although the general circuit
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By Jayteck
I wanted to test this product carefully before I wrote this review. I got this DAC for ONE and only ONE reason, to get better sound than the build in sound on my Dell XPS computer. The build in sound was provided by a VERY nice Realtek HD chip and I was fine with it (lots of connections). That is until I got a nice set of bookshelf Speakers to go with my sub-woofer attached to my computer. The speakers were a huge upgrade but I felt it also gave me room for improvement on the sound card area. Enter the Signstek HIFI USB.

So I tested this Dac (Signstek HIFI USB ) vs the Realtek HD and also against an old USB Sound card based on the C Media- Multimedia Chipset (CM119 chip) (under $10.00, with headphone and mic jacks, many names at Amazon)

Using headphones
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By Aldo R. Perez
Bought this to connect my Raspberry Pi 3 with 7" touchscreen to the sound system in my workshop.
The receiver / amp is an older Onkyo and doesn't have HDMI in but does have S/PDIF and Coax digital in.
After connecting the USB to the Pi I was able to select the output type, connect to the receiver/amp via Optical and play music immediately.
Sound quality is outstanding when processing MP3, FLAC or even SACD.

Only one con. I left it running all night because I hadn't set up the remote app for the Pi. When I powered up the amp the next day there was a slight hissing / buzzing in the sound output. I thought maybe it was a grounding issue so I connected the HiFi USB to the amp with a small wire. No help.
I disconnected the USB, waited 10 seconds and reconnected. Hissing was gone.
If it happens again I will
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By James D. Holbrook
4.4 | 461 customer reviews
390 of the 461 reviews are 4-stars or 5-stars
If you have a somewhat complex home theater system, you may find that the digital output options and AV Receiver input options do not precisely match up. This box will convert optical to coaxial in either direction. It requires a power plug (5V) and room to work as it needs some ventilation (as does the entire system if it is in a cabinet) but is light and can be positioned on the side of a cabinet with Velcro. FYI, the optical Out from your TV is usually only stereo as most TVs will downmix the 5.1 signal to fit their speaker setup. You would do much better to use the second HDMI from your blue-ray player to go into the receiver, if not an option, get the digital audio out from the blue-ray player. This is where the converter can fix any mismatches. If
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By Mockingbird
Was attempting to set up from the TV to a separate 5.1 speakers. TV had TOS, and the inputs to the speakers, were full, other than the Subwooofer cable input, which I didn't have. I needed a converter. I already had the other inputs full from computers, unfortunately, so I could watch or work using the big screen. So I looked around and found this little guy and ordered it, along with the cables I needed from other vendors. Pretty simple really, it works like a charm. Only thing, and it's not your guy's fault, one doesn't get surround sound from the TOS, unfortunately. Oh well. I had another input just for that though (and more wires, heh). It does fine with stereo, so I'm happy.
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By W. Heller
I don't yet notice a difference in sound quality between this device and running the optical output straight to my amp. I may notice a slight bit of added latency but it's almost too small to notice, even for someone who is very sensitive to that sort of thing.

I needed this device for a specific purpose. I wanted to use a bluetooth transmitter simultaneously with my amp's speaker output. The transmitter could take input from the headphone jack of my amp, but it shuts off the speakers. The amp has an analog line-level outputs, but it only outputs when the amp is receiving analog input. So to piece things together, I have the TV optical output lead into this device, which outputs to the amp's analog input, then the analog out from the amp goes to my bluetooth transmitter. Thus, I can have speakers on and the headphones on, or
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By Chuck
4.4 | 340 customer reviews
293 of the 340 reviews are 4-stars or 5-stars
I have a Samsung TV that doesn’t have a 3.5 headphone jack, but it had a digital optical socket. This converted the optical to a 3.5 analog socket. Produced great sound without delay. The PlayStation also gets great sound. Now I can use headphones without bothering others. Very very good buy.
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By A. Shepherd
I am very happy with this Device, I have surround sound one again
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By kevin
I feel like the people who are reviewing and saying that this product doesn't work for them don't realize why it doesn't work. The product description reads "Supports uncompressed 2.1-channel PCM or LPCM digital audio signal output, will Not supports 5.1 channel Dolby sound". If your TV doesn't have either PCM or LPCM modes, this product probably won't work for you. These modes are the ones that are able to receive the signal sent from this converter. I had to look in the advanced settings in my TV in order to find it. At first I wasn't getting any sound, but once I did some digging through the settings and changed it to PCM mode and the sound comes through just fine.
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By ANANDA TRULLEY
4.4 | 295 customer reviews
253 of the 295 reviews are 4-stars or 5-stars
Review of - Easycel Audio Digital to Analog Converter DAC with 3.5mm Jack, Optical SPDIF Toslink Coaxial to Analog Stereo L/ R Converter Adapter with Optical Cable and Power Adapter for PS3 PS4 XBox DVD Roku
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YAY! This works.
This product comes with everything needed to connect the TOSlink digital audio output on a new HDTV to the stereo audio inputs on your older analog, stereo Audio Receiver system.
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This product includes the TOSlink cable you need to plug into your HDTV. This product also includes the AC to 5V DC power transformer needed as well.
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Note, I chose this vendor - Easycel - over the other, otherwise, identical units being sold on amazon, because this one comes with the AC/DC transformer for power, and the needed TOSlink cable, which the sellers of some similar units on amazon don't seem to be including with their package.
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The installation of this converter box takes just a
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By Just a Customer
Got a new TV and my old receiver would no longer connect as it doesn't have a digital connection. This converter kept me running perfectly without the need to update to one of those really expensive tuners that have bluetooth and digital connections.
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By Gregory D. Guth
After some issues using headphones with the Xbox One controllers, I ordered this. Needless to say, as usual, I figured out the volume setting for the headphones, but I think I'm going to keep this! As of right now, this is plugged into the Xbox (I didn't even realize the Xbox had a digital audio output)! Then, I plugged in a Bluetooth transmitter (3.5mm jack), so Xbox is loud and clear on bluetooth headphones! I may switch it back and forth with the TV (originally purchased for), since it has no headphone jack. And I didn't need to change any settings, I plugged it in and it worked! Constant on though, as this is not a USB power cord. Overall, great product.
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By Miss Jane



4.4 | 189 customer reviews
159 of the 189 reviews are 4-stars or 5-stars
The Avantree DAC does a great job. I am a professional musician, and sound quality is very important to me. The sound quality is excellent, and the separate volume control on the Avantree is a good feature to have. For $30, I am able to hook up my bluetooth speaker to my flatscreen TV, and the sound is clean and in stereo on most stations. I am thankful to have found this product before spending ten times the money on a soundbar.

Please note: You may need a 1/8-inch-to-RCA adapter if you don't already have one.
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By jazzykitty
Convenient USB connection so no power cables and most of all IT WORKS AWESOME!!! I have a 2015 Samsung 55" smart TV with only ONE, count them, ONE, audio output and it's an optical interface. So I tried the cheaper ADCs and NONE worked, but this one, it's a total champ and the sound delay is minuscule. Nice little package too.
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By Al Martin
Works really well. BUT DOES AFTER ONLY A COUPLE MONTHS USE. :-( Does NOT support HD sound so if you have a blue ray player you won't be able to take advantage of the advanced sound features. But it does work well and I've run my stereo in dolby surround and advanced theatre settings and this device has performed well. Also this device unlike many others has a volume control so between the device volume and my stereo volume control there is no issue with audio being loud enough.
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By Careful Shopper
4.3 | 492 customer reviews
422 of the 492 reviews are 4-stars or 5-stars
I was running the output from my TV into my stereo receiver and wanted a little amplification of the signal so I bought this as it is advertised as an amplifier. I have to turn the volume up a lot more for the TV audio output signal than other devices that go to the stereo and I didn't want to inadvertently forget to turn it down before listening to another source and getting blasted out of the room with extremely loud noise. However, this device does not seem to amplify the signal and I still have the same situation as before. It only seems to turn the sound down, not up.
Does not work for what I wanted to use it for.

As a followup: The company contacted me and offered to send me a new device. I said fine as long as you think it
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By Clancy Phillips
My TV had run out of RCA Audio Out connections and I needed to be able to send sound to a pair of Sennheiser HDR120 wireless headphones.
I had never used a toslink digital optical audio connection before, but I had an available digital optical output connection on the TV and decided to give it a try. (I had also ordered a 6-foot Amazon digital optical audio toslink cable for 5 dollars. Make sure you take the plastic shields off the ends of the toslink cable!!!) Installation of the ESYNIC digital to analog converter was very straightforward. I went into Settings-->Sound on the TV and made sure that PCM was selected. I attached the Sennheiser RCA-in cables to the ESYNIC digital to analog converter RCA-out connectors without difficulty. As expected, I needed to adjust the settings on the Sennheiser base unit a bit to optimize the connection. This
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By Leroy Tolstoy
I wanted to get a converter that would allow me to amplify the sound coming from the TV to my headphones and thought that this would do the job since it had a volume control on the converter and the description said that it would. When I set it up the volume control did increase the volume but only until the knob was turned to a quarter of the way. Setting the knob any higher had no effect on volume. I did respond to the seller and they suggested that I try another power cord other than the one that had come with the converter. I eventually found the cord to an older Kindle Fire and tried that....and it worked! So now the volume control works fine and I can get a good signal to my headphones.
Customer service was very helpful and the suggested fix
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By Robert A.
4.3 | 410 customer reviews
343 of the 410 reviews are 4-stars or 5-stars
Update May 15, 2018
I have increased my rating to 5 stars. I solved the problem of the burst of digital noise by connecting the D1 to a different USB port.

I really want to give this 5-stars because they transformed the sound I get from my computer. My AudioEngine A2 speakers at last live up to expectations and my Sony MDR-V6 headphones also sound great. I used a cheapo USB DAC previous to this one but the sound was very poor.. The problem with the AudioEngine D1 is that every once in a while it spews forth a burst of digital noise at full volume (regardless of volume setting) that frankly will scare the crap out of you the first few times it happens. The cheapo DAC never did this! For a DAC at this price and that is supposed to be audiophile-grade, this is really is not acceptable. But it
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By Drew
I had not been paying much attention to USB DAC in the past couple of yrs. I built a new desktop and had planned to use a Claro halo PCI card. However even though I did get a H170 MB with a PCI slot (dinosaur) due to the size of my graphic card there was no way to use the PCI slot.
Checking my options I started looking at USB DAC, the price has dropped and thats why I hadn't been paying much attention. On the other hand the price of PCI good sound cards are ridiculous.
I can compare this to my ASUS Xonar ESSENCE ST - PCI card which I have used for years on another desktop. That is a great card and I've really enjoyed it for analog from the desktop to a stand alone amp with 2 full stereo speakers. That card
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By MPH101
I am about to order 3 of these, why?
Because they work!
There’s all kinds of things you can say about price and what you expect... blah blah.
I am actually a professional in the A/V industry... so I can speak with just a tiny bit of experience.
The 1 star reviews I’ve read here seem... meh.
If you’ve got a taxed computer, old, loaded with things... lots of stuff going on.
Maybe you’ve visited to many NO-NO websites..?
I can tell you that I’ve used these in several installs that are demanding, they get used every day with sweaty fingers and people that know nothing about electronics.
Here’s the rub, they are used on laptops that don’t surf the Internet, don’t look at questionable web pages, they don’t run printers... have thumb drives or anything else.
These laptops have a network connection, ITunes and a NAS, that’s it.
No problems, not one.
Any problems have been environmental and easily fixed.
By
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By Scott LaRoche
4.3 | 367 customer reviews
309 of the 367 reviews are 4-stars or 5-stars
I got this to use headphones on an older TV without a headphones jack. And that is the one TV it actually works on. I can use the optical out of the TV or cable box to get the sound to the headphones.

I tried this converter on a newer Samsung 4K TV, but I could not get any audio out of the optical port of the TV or cable box. I even tried a different optical cable to no avail. At least it works on the TV I need it to work on. Strange....

Edit 12-28-17: I got it to work with my newer Samsung 4K TV. guess I did not read the description well enough because I 'forgot' to switch the 'audio type' in the TV from DTS to PCM. As soon as I did, it worked. The sound is not as crisp as from other sources, but it is
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By Retired Techie
8/13/2019 - i originally purchased this back in 2017 for one of our TV's. it worked so well i totally forgot about it, until yesterday when i started hearing popping noises? checked everything thought it had gone bad but i was wrong. the usb wall adapter i had been using went bad not this device. i swapped out the bad one with a spare i had and all was good again. so to sum it all up this device has been rock solid reliable. i would absolutely recommend this to family or friends.

many newer televisions only have digital audio out. if like me you have traditional wired speakers or want to use headphones you are out of luck. i had tried another similar item a few years ago but that one didn't work. this being powered via usb & based on reviews i had high hopes and wasn't disappointed. our
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By MikenzCO
Samsung televisions are not made with a headphone jack on the sides, so if you are like me where you are trying to retrofit your TV so that you can use your headphone then you will need the upgraded / more expensive model which has a Volume Control Knob. On the back of your TV, the optical out signal is "FIXED". The signal does not go up or down. Even if you try to use your TV remote control to adjust the volume level, the volume will always remain "FIXED". This is because your TV was not originally designed to be used with a headphone jack. This product does in fact work as advertised, it is an excellent product. But most people will find that the "FIXED" volume level is slightly too loud. If you are running this adapter to a separate audio receiver (home theater system) that has a
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By Leo
4.3 | 347 customer reviews
311 of the 347 reviews are 4-stars or 5-stars
This device solved my problem of wanting to connect my vintage 2-channel stereo amp and speakers to my TV. I was a bit skeptical upon ordering, but this device had good reviews on sound quality, and it didn't disappoint. It came with gold-plated RCA cables and the TOSlink cable. Connection was simple, and I had fantastic sound in seconds. The 2-channel stereo sound depends on the channel or movie you are watching (mostly streaming for me), but with my amp and speakers, I couldn't be happier. I didn't want a full surround system, and the $23 was well spent, giving me great movie sound (and volume if you want it) which increases my movie watching enjoyment by a bunch. I recommend this low-cost device if you are looking for a simple and inexpensive way to connect your vintage amp to your TV for improved movie watching experience.
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By Kevin Ance
I recently purchased a new Samsung LED TV (UN65KS800D) and my older Bose 3-2-1 series II was not compatible with the TV. There is no optical input or HMDI, etc. on the Bose system. Because of this I could not use the Bose surround sound for my Fire TV (it did work for cable TV, because the cable box has white / red wire inputs).

This little device fixed my problem! Plus the setup was VERY easy. All of the needed parts are included as well.

Additionally, if your TV has a dedicated USB power supply... the device will turn off when your TV if also off (at least that is what happens with my Samsung TV).

I now run an optical output to this box, and the box connects the audio wires (red & white). The sound is just as good as before (the voices are in
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By D and F
There are cheaper alternatives, but I chose this because I already have the same product on a different system and I knew it would do a great job. It did.

This particular combo comes with a set of RCA cables which seem to be very well made with goldplated connectors. In fact, I chose this combo particularly for that reason. It is only one dollar extra, but the cables would easily cost $8, or perhaps even well over $10 if you buy from Best Buy.

The optical cable included is also well-made, but kind of too thick, which I don't think is necessary, because the optical cable that came with my first Fiio D3 was just the opposite, very thin, but I had no issue with it.
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By Gao Atamazon
4.6 | 70 customer reviews
64 of the 70 reviews are 4-stars or 5-stars
Great little DAC to add in between an Echo Link and your good old-fashioned stereo receiver. Significantly improves audio presence and clarity. This really is the best bang for the buck if your speakers are good enough to capture the difference that this little box can make with digital sound. A+

Be careful with the Modi’s TOSLiNK connection - the flap is fragile. The Modi and Echo Link are a killer combo for adding good quality streaming audio to your wired stereo.
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By Dave
I have compared the Modi 3 with the Nu Force uDAC5 and the Audioengine D1. I favor the Modi 3 by a fairly large margin. I'm listening to Tidal master files with MQA Passthrough turned on. I'm also using a short AudioQuest USB cable that is connected directly to the motherboards USB on a bus with no other devices. I have not tried the optical input or added any USB de-jittering devices that might help clean up the USB instead of USB-B. It limits options for cables and USB devices. Not a dealbreaker, but not my favorite USB connection. I have not tried a Multibit DAC, but my research indicates that the benefits and gains are small. I'm considering buying a second one and would highly recommend this in it's price range. Cleanest, clearest, flattest DAC I've tried. Also, a good US company
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By Michael Stewart
My Modi 2 broke after 2.5 years, powered on but no PC would recognize it. So here we are with the Modi 3, a really nice upgrade with optical and optional power supply (finally), and an input selection switch. So far it works great, no perceivable difference in audio quality (to me) from the Modi 2.

Minus two stars because they changed the casing finish from powder coated to brushed bare metal. Now it doesn't match my Schiit Sys. Customer support would do nothing for me, they wouldn't even let me buy a new (current finish style) enclosure for the Sys! So that basically tells me that they will refuse to sell you parts downstream if anything breaks. These essentially become non-serviceable throw-aways.
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By MuNaught
4.3 | 285 customer reviews
235 of the 285 reviews are 4-stars or 5-stars
Works as advertised. I just replaced a 20 year-old Samsung TX-R2735 TV, pretty much analog everything, with a new Roku Smart TV. I used to run audio from the old TV though an even older and thoroughly analog Optimus STAV-3100 receiver amplifier. Didn't use it all the time because the sound from the Samsung TV was for the most part pretty robust. However, the overall sound quality from the new Roku Smart TV while pretty good, is not nearly so robust as the old Samsung. I wanted to boost its sound quality. Needed a way to convert the Roku's optical digital sound output into a analog signal that could be piped through the Optimus AMP which of course has no optical/digital sound input capability. Received my Neoteck DAC Coverter today and within just a couple of minutes had it up and running. Everything is sounding wonderful.
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By J. C. Westervelt
I wanted to enjoy movie while my kids slept in the other room without sacrificing the volume level.
I immediately thought headphones but using them on a Samsung LED TV turned out more difficult than envisioned.
One can't just plug in the headphones or use traditional AV jack converters.

The problem with modern television is the digital output.
Traditional headphones are analog.
This is where this digital to analog converter comes in.
And glad to report that it works well.

Do not forget to get the one with the volume control ON the converter.
Volume control in the TV will not adjust volume on the DAC.
That is, the digital output is constant and has no control.
The DAC needs to do it.

Other than this minor inconvenience, I can finally enjoy a movie in its full glory without waking up my kiddies or purchasing an expensive an Bluetooth headphones or a stereo system.
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By Henry
A while back I connected my ampilfied JBL speakers to my Vizio TV analog audio outputs. This worked, but was low on volume and had an annoying 60Hz buzz in the background. I bought this converter to solve both these problems. And boy did it work great! The buzz is gone and the volume level can be set to super loud. I am really impressed with the top quality engineering put into this product. The supplied optical cable and USB cable were of very good quality. The converter is powered by the USB port on my TV. Nice! The only disappointment is that I discovered my Vizio TV remote doesn't control the volume of it's optical audio output port. Good thing the converter has a volume knob to set the level.
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By Roy the reader
4.2 | 2,686 customer reviews
2,239 of the 2,686 reviews are 4-stars or 5-stars
I recently bought a 40" Samsung 4K TV at a low sale price to replace the smaller 1080 HD TV that I had in my den. However, being satisfied with the new TV otherwise, I was disappointed to find that it had neither Bluetooth nor audio out connections that I could use to connect it to my Pyle stereo amplifier for the external sound system. The only audio outputs available from the TV were the optical output and HDMI, neither of which the Pyle amplifier had an input for.

Looking up what was available to rectify the situation, I first ordered from Amazon an Avantree aptX Low Latency Bluetooth Transmitter that had an optical input connection. It provided a very good Bluetooth connection to my Pyle amplifier, but no direct, hardwired audio connection, which I prefer to use. Researching further, I found the PROZOR, at a much cheaper price than the
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By Skeptical Searcher
This converter box is all you need to connect your stereo headphones to a TV that does NOT come with a 3.5 mm port but instead features a DIGITAL AUDIO OUT port. It took me a while to become familiar with digital audio cabling...
It comes with a “Toslink” cable with protective plastic caps. After removing the caps, you plug one end into the port labeled “digital audio out” or “digital optical audio out” or “SPDIF” on your TV and plug the other end into the port labeled “SPDIF” on the Prozor box.
NOTE: The SPDIF ports are covered with a lid that moves out of the way when you insert the Toslink cable. You may have to find out the correct position by trial and error.
The converter box needs a 5 Volt power supply. It comes with a power cord that you can plug into a USB port on your TV
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By alius
1. Did not work with Sony TV, which has a PCM optical audio outlet.
2. Did not work with Samsung TV, which has a 5.1 Dolby optical outlet.
This is a critical non-feature and must be included in the header, not in the fine print!!
3. Nowhere in the product page it states that the item is ineligible for returns. Amazon shared the reason with me: hazardous material - not mentioned on the product page either.
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By Nick
4.3 | 123 customer reviews
98 of the 123 reviews are 4-stars or 5-stars
I bought my mom a sound bar for her TV as a gift only to find that the TV did not have an optical out or HDMI, it only had a coaxial output for sound, and the soundbar only accepted HDMI and Optical. Whizzotech Coaxial to Toslink Optical Digital Converter to the rescue!!! This was exactly what I needed to get the soundbar to work. It was really easy to install, completely plug-and-play. I'm happy that it was easy to install and my mom is happy with her improved sound!
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By David D. Goodno
I was told I would have to buy a new TV because the sound bar I bought has an optical input and my television has a digital output that isn't optical. So I started perusing the web and saw this gadget on Amazon. It's a wonderful thing, and actually works as described!! Thanks again Amazon!!
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By Kindle Customer
Works as expected with no real issues and no setup required. Just plug it all in and it's off to the races. The only thing preventing me from giving it 5 stars is the AC adapter has a red LED on it, which I find annoying as I don't want a red glow behind my TV so I had to cover it up. It would also be great if instead of operating on 9 volts they either went with 5 or 12 so it could be powered via USB and not need a wall wart at all and just power up and down with the TV via its' USB port. It's a power vampire the way it is now, like so many other consumer electronics.

Anyhow. I would absolutely buy another one of these if I ever have the need. An affordable product that works exactly as it should is a
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By Maxwelhse
4.1 | 1,915 customer reviews
1,487 of the 1,915 reviews are 4-stars or 5-stars
I had the same experience as many others here:

I setup the cables perfectly, turned everything on, and got nothing but static. Not exactly how you pictured a 5 Star review starting, huh?

Before packaging everything up and starting a return, i decided to check out these reviews. And here i read multiple accounts about people having the same issue with a simple fix.

If you set this up and hear static, check your TVs audio settings. It may be under the “advanced” or “expert” settings. You need to make sure it’s set to PCM (or an equivalent) and NOT Dolby. This converter cant handle the Dolby signal. (Which makes sense. You’re buying this converter to take an optical audio signal and convert it to the white/red left right RCA signal).

I made the adjustment on the tv, and instantly it’s working perfectly. My father in law is happy to have his new 4K
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By Mike K
Yes this works to hook up a stereo receiver with only RCA input to a 2016 Samsung KS 8000 UHD TV. which doesn't have RCA cable output! Those were the exact words I was looking for when I was trying to figure out which converter to buy out of the dozens of choices and untold apparent issues regarding whether it can decode 5.1 audio or Dolby Digitial output down to a 2-channel receiver. OMG. Well guess what, this unit can through the Optical port. But the overall issue of what works with which TV is very confusing to for a layperson! So this TV does have Dolby digital 5.1 output. And the Optical Output option will work: Maybe that port doesn't send a Dolby signal? I don't know.

It's quite simple: the optical output port with the optical cables attach to the TV side of the converter and the
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By Peterson
My new LG TV doesn't have Bluetooth-out premium feature.
So I attached the convertor box via toslink to the TV's optical-out port. Then, from the other end of the box, connected red & white RCA cables with a female port (which I'm holding up in the first picture) to the male end of my small 3rd party Bluetooth transmitter (which of course has to be paired to ur headset). I had to have the LG sound out set to optical and then PCM (not Auto, the default), see 2nd photo.
And it works!! Awesome. I don't have to buy a new TV.
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By SCR
4.1 | 964 customer reviews
735 of the 964 reviews are 4-stars or 5-stars
Does what is supposed to do and quite well been using it is imagine 5 months and is has great sound quality espially going from optical to RCA or optical to any music bar even has heahphone size female port and includes all the cords this thing is great

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By Andrew
So my rating is based more on the customer service than the actual product itself.
I ordered this for my new Samsung 6300 series Smart TV which doesn't have RCA or headphone out, so I could still use my headphones on the treadmill. All the necessary cables were provided, and the install was easy. I got it to work just fine with the TV, but unfortunately when I used netflix or amazon instant video, the sound just stopped entirely. I tried looking into audio settings, etc. and tried converting to PCM (as was suggested by support) but nothing seemed to help, so it didn't work for what I needed it for.
But... the customer service was great. They emailed me when I ordered, and responded to emails promptly. They tried to help find a solution and when it was clear it likely wouldn't work, offered a refund on the product which was
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By M. Adams
4 Stars for now, 5 after a month or 2 and it still works.

As the headline reads, I have a JBL Charge 3 that just sits on my dresser for most of the time. Until now! Even the bass comes thru nice and clear. I have a 32" Samsung UN32J400D. TV speaker is awful. But now I have a minie soundbar I guess.. Either way, it's being utilized and sounds great!
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By Richard
4.0 | 1,142 customer reviews
905 of the 1,142 reviews are 4-stars or 5-stars
I bought a new TV (Panasonic VIERA) and discovered that I need a converter to reconnect to my existing sound system.

I bought a FiiO D3 (D03K). Worked fine. Was very happy with it. Then after a few weeks the thing went bad, produced distorted sound. I got another one. Same story. Finally it dawned on me that it was permanently powered up. So I tried disconnecting the power feed, letting it cool off. And then it went back to working OK. Now whenever I wanted to watch TV I had to first go and plug in the USB power cable; when I was done watching, I had to go and unplug it. I was a slave to this overheating $25+ piece of junk.

Enough is enough. I shopped around and bought this Orei DA21. Seems to be a superior product. It automatically detects whether input is optical or co-axial (the FiiO
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By PqP
As it took me quite a bit of effort to figure this out, I’ve drawn up a quick schematic of my setup. In my case, I have a Panlong Digital Optical Audio Splitter 3-Way Signal Amplifier (SPDIF / Toslink 1 In to 3 Out) to simultaneously send the audio stream from the TV to Orei DA21X Premium Optical SPDIF/Coaxial Digital to RCA L/R Analog Audio Converter with 3.5mm Jack Support Headphone/Speaker Outputs, and a set of Logitech Surround Sound Speaker System Z906. I’m using the Orei converter to connect a wireless headset that only has 3.5mm Input. The reason for this is to be able to have the audio playing over the surround speakers, regardless of the source, but also to be able to mute the 5.1 speakers and use the wireless headset at night so that other people can sleep... It must be said that for this to be
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By Pascal Salerno
UPDATE Sep/12/2015 - Product shuts off on any sort of power interruption (had a few during the heat wave). That coupled with the low volume does it for me. Returning the product for a refund.

Product doesn't work when AC power is switched off and then on again. Solution: Do not turn off AC power to the unit.

Thanks to Amazon, I got a second unit shipped to me after I found a problem with Orei DA21X, as described in detail below. Alas, the second unit also has the exact same problem. Problem aside, the unit works as advertised, although I found the output signal a bit on the weak side, which, however, can be fixed by cranking up the volume.

SYMPTOM/PROBLEM
When I connected the Orei DA21x between my LG TV's optical digital output (set to PCM output as recommended by Orei), it seemed to work initially. However, the
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By LaVieQ
4.0 | 624 customer reviews
505 of the 624 reviews are 4-stars or 5-stars
This box works well and would get 4 or even 5 stars, but the USB power cable is very cheaply made. After one month the cable began to show itself unreliable where the slightest movement causes the box to loose power.
====UPDATE====
I must say that I am thoroughly impressed with the seller of this item! Their support should be a model and example to others. They made good on the faulty USB power cable where everything is now working perfectly. Thank you so much for taking the time to care about one customer. I look forward to continued business with you.
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By enr
I bought this DAC to use my XBox One's digital optical output with my speaker system that has 3.5mm analog inputs. I had previously tried to use Goronya Digital to Analog Audio Converter, Digital Coax and Optical Toslink to Analog Audio Converter Adapter--Changes Digital Coaxial or Optical SPDIF into Stereo 3.5mm Jack or L/R RCA Audio Output, but found that certain sound effects in games caused a distinct crackling or clipping sound which was very annoying. Two different units both had the same problem, so I believe it is just poor hardware. I then tried Insignia Optical/Coaxial Digital-to-Analog Converter - Black which I had bought from a home theater store while trying to get everything set up; this DAC did not have the audio clipping, but as soon as it stopped receiving an optical signal, i.e. when the XBox was powered down, it began causing horrible popping
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By A. Bush
I was looking for a way to get the audio out from my new TV which only has digital audio out to be in a form where I could use existing cables with either RCA (Red and White) or 3.5mm headphone style jacks, depending on what existing speakers I choose to use at the time. So far I am very impressed. With this device I can even plug in the speakers, and say have them across the room AND (this may be specific to my TV) still have the regular audio output from My TV going at the same time, which I admit isn't that great.

I admit I am a techie kind of guy but really this device and the setup isn't too complicated. A) Remember to take off the plastic tabs as others have said or the digital cable will not go into either your device
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By Xmetal
4.1 | 130 customer reviews
100 of the 130 reviews are 4-stars or 5-stars
Thought my old high end amplifier and speakers were useless with my new 4K tv until I decided to put in this optical to analog converter . I was skeptical ordering this unit at first but since it wasn't very expensive I gave it a try. When I first plugged in the unit it did not work. But after rechecking all connections I decided to reverse the supplied toslink cable and it worked! Also my high end Sony amplifier had 110 volts outlets built into the unit so I plugged the supplied 5 volt power supply into the amplifier. Now the unit only powers up when the amplifier turns on! How cool is that? Needless to say I'm very pleased with the converter.
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By Slwheele
The local mega retailer wanted 3x as much for a no name converter that only had a coax in, and extra cable not included. Many receiver manufacturers are now skimpy on digital audio inputs. Had to take a TV's optical audio out into my receiver's analog in. This new down converter worked great for this. Some reviews complain of a buzz or noise, I had that until switching the TV's audio menu to PCM audio out (can't say that fixes everybody's problem) but that fixed this issue. This unit stays on at all time at the 110v wall plug. So I powered it of an outboard amp's switched 110v power plug. This way the converter is only powered when I use the receiver and amps, otherwise it would only turn off by unplugging it from the outlet. I am hoping not powering it all the time extends it's
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By L. Stevens
I bought this with the intention of connecting my brand new Samsung smart TV to my older stereo receiver unit, initially it worked well and was producing good sound through my stereo. unfortunately less than two months after connecting to my stereo, the optical port failed due to bad assembly by the manufacture rendering the unit in operable because the optical cable would no longer fit into the connector on the device. This is not something that you expect within two months of purchasing a brand new item. to the Amazon staff, my last attempted review apparently had bad language in it which I was not aware of until I had submitted it. I do apologize and I hope that this one will pass muster. so therefore unfortunately I need to rate this product to stars.
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By Jason Luokka