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Top rated products in DA Converters

4.7 | 1,107 customer ratings
92% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
"Powered" is the key word for this product. Which means no loss in signal. Have this connected from a Samsung TV into a Samsung sound bar and into and a Sennheiser RS 175 headphones. No loss in power of sound to either. One input and three
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I was looking to buy a new TV when I discovered that the newer TV's only have one audio out port and it's optical. On my older Samsung I had a sound plate hooked up to the optical port and then Sennheiser 160 headphones hooked to audio out jack and that worked. I love my headphones because i'm getting hard of hearing. While I couldn't
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By Karen S
This provides and excellent solution when you have a TOS output you need to amplify and split between the input to two or three devices. I have a 30 foot TOS cable (output) that I I needed to split between an amplifier and a TOS-to-RCA converter. I first tried a passive splitter
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4.6 | 2,665 customer ratings
91% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
I ordered this to replace another brand of inexpensive DAC which I owned, because the other unit had terrible performance measurements (which, incidentally, were clearly audible). I have owned several pieces of FiiO gear in the past and liked them, so it seemed a low risk.

This inexpensive little box does a great job. Through
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By Gregory E. Dunn
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
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By Keith D. Robinson
Buy the Prozor instead if you want Dolby audio from OTA Antenna

Prozor Dolby DAC:

On my old Panny plasma I cannot set PCM, so whatever format the source has is whats sent to this device. Unfortunately, the OTA broadcasts are in Dolby Digital and this DAC will not work. I have an
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By dallase
4.7 | 393 customer ratings
92% of the ratings 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
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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
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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
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By MuNaught
4.6 | 637 customer ratings
89% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
I have my TV wall mounted over the fireplace and there is a HDMI cable running behind the wall from there to the receiver in my basement (~35 feet). I used to rely on HDMI ARC to have the sound sent to Receiver and Speakers from the TV. ARC is not reliable and is very inconsistent in delivering audio to the speakers when I am playing some
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By Sri Adusumilli
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
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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
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By W. Heller
4.6 | 416 customer ratings
90% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
Here is my review so far:
I am relatively new to Hi-Res Audio and MQA etc... etc...
The short review: Awesome, go get yourself one immediately. It was only $139 after taxes on Amazon.
TOTALLY Worth it!

Details: It does not come with a 5v power supply. however you apparently can purchase one. I haven't needed one
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By R. Farns
I was skeptical about audio equipment for headphones. I run music out of my computer and most of my headphones were easy to drive. So I didn't really see a need for a DAC or AMP. I then bought a Fiio e10K a few months ago and realized that adding a DAC and Amp may actually improve things a lot. I then purchased the Hifiman He4XX (which
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By Amazon Customer
I wanted to wait to write a review because I didn't want to rush to form an opinion about something that I've only had for a day or two. I don't have much experience with DACs other than the ones that come with my smart phones and so I didn't know where to start when searching for one. I did some research and narrowed it down between an
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4.5 | 1,583 customer ratings
87% of the ratings 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
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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
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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
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By jrg
4.5 | 658 customer ratings
88% of the ratings 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
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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,
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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
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By Scott LaRoche
4.4 | 16,229 customer ratings
84% of the ratings 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
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By 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
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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
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By Nick
4.4 | 3,928 customer ratings
83% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
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
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I am very happy with this Device, I have surround sound one
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By Elder Hale
I needed this converter because my new sound bar was not compatible with my existing TV. PLEASE BE MINDFUL, it comes with a USB power cord but It does not come with the piece needed to plug into the wall. I had a spare, so it was no big deal BUT this is not mentioned in the details. It's a lot smaller in person which is great. It is easy
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By Jasmine
4.4 | 1,009 customer ratings
86% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
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
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By Al Martin
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
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By jazzykitty
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
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By Careful Shopper
4.4 | 760 customer ratings
84% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
This is a really nice little converter. I use it to drive powered speakers from my TV (instead of the low-quality TV speakers). I would expect it to work well with any other device that has a digital optical output.

This rather small, well-built metal box came with the digital optical cable (TOSLINK), and the power supply.
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By Mitt
Nicely manufactured case, extruded and machined aluminum housing. LED to indicate power. Simple to set up -- wall wart power supply that I plugged into a switched outlet on the back of my old surround sound receiver, an optical cable from the new TV, and RCA jack stereo wiring to the audio inputs on the receiver. I needed this because my
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By T. B. Schwartz
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
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By Chuck
4.6 | 162 customer ratings
92% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
Works Perfectly. Just what the doctor order for converting digital coaxial to optical or
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By Marc Cox
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By Robert P.
WARNING: Not HDCP compliant. Gave it 4 stars for this reason only. I plugged this device in using a spare AC adapter that came with my Roku stick device. I tried amazon, hulu, and netflix but only sound came through and a purple screen with the words HDCP unauthorized subject matter removed or something of that sort. I was about to return
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By Rigo
4.4 | 395 customer ratings
86% of the ratings 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
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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
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By Aldo R. Perez
As my headline says, I'm using this bad boy as a digital audio pass-through device
(Chromebook->USB cable->Signstek DAC->coaxial cable->receiver), so that I can properly enjoy my digital music collection on my home stereo. Works like a charm. Sounds fantastic
Unfortunately, I can't comment on this units ability
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By Nate Hendricks
4.3 | 1,345 customer ratings
83% of the ratings 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
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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
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By Richard
4.3 | 1,233 customer ratings
79% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
Bought a new Samsung 4K TV just to find out that they did away with all type of analog sound outputs and has no bluetooth capability... that was a problem for me especially that I wanted to use it with my SONY wireless RF headphones bought at the same time. These use 3.5mm audio jack. So had to buy a converter to accept the digital
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By Salam Abdelaziz
My son has an Xbox One S plugged into a PC monitor, but the audio out of the hdmi cable into the monitor was always disappointing with a PC sound system with a subwoofer siting right next to it. So I noted the digital out on the Xbox and did some research, this looked like I’d be able to digital of the Xbox into this (SPDIF) and then
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By Kordless
I purchased this because the RCA audio on my flat screen was terrible. It had lots of noise and was virtually useless to feed a soundbar. This converter solved the problem. It produces exceptional quality audio with zero noise. I also wanted to use headphones and was thinking I would need a headphone amplifier. Happily, that proved not to
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By B.L.
4.3 | 1,034 customer ratings
82% of the ratings 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
YAY! This works.
This product comes with everything needed to connect the TOSlink digital audio output on a new
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By Just a Customer
It works great on my Samsung Series 8 TV that I bought in 2018. I used this to connect my ARTISTE wireless headphones RCA jacks to Toslink. A lot people complaining that they get serious static, and it's because they don't go into their audio settings for Roku and Firestick to change them. Even on the TV audio itself. I'm not going to
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By EdwardL
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
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By Gregory D. Guth
4.5 | 150 customer ratings
90% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
I had previously purchased another optical switch that came in at 3 times the price. It was a piece of junk, riddled with problems and never worked smoothly.
This unit is bulletproof... very well made, incredibly easy to set up, and works flawlessless. All that at a giveaway price.
The thing that I love most about this unit is
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I went through 5 different styles and brands to get one that works. The reason why I like this one is that the Turner works fast when pushed the most out of the rest. I tried with just attaching One to the speaker and then inputs from three different devices that didn’t work but for less than 24 hours. Then the next one we got was the
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By heather grabe
Works great. Looks good. Would prefer output to be on back instead of front. Also, would have preferred they actually provide a power supply inside the box. Setup was easy. Enjoy that there is a power on/off. I have no issues with sound quality. Remote works
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By Sir Galahad
4.3 | 509 customer ratings
83% of the ratings 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
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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
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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
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By Leo
4.3 | 205 customer ratings
81% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
I have an older amplifier, stereo, CD, AM/FM stereo set up that is old technology, meaning it's still going, and going... and going. Our last TV had the RCA Audio jacks, so I did the RCA to RCA cord. Fast forward to now -- we just got a new state of the art Smart TV... meaning no RCA anything!! YIKES! Because our house is wired for the
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By Michelle J.
Used to send dvd/blue ray player audio to older amp with only rca inputs. Had a problem that I had to research and found answer here on Amazon. Got only static for audio when playing dvd, although playing cd on dvd player gave normal output. Had to change settings (Settings > Audio Settings) on dvd player from default of "auto" to
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By Jimmy O
This is an updated review . After initially not working and returned seller contacted me and explain the features of the device . This is a well-made unit that will work as advertised if your Blu-ray player is set to PCM audio . I tried several of these types of devices with most of them being made of cheap plastic . This is made of
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By rdkmco
4.5 | 130 customer ratings
88% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
Just got a small Dell computer and upgraded the small desk top Sony speakers to AudioEngine 5 speakers. I use the mp3 music format on my iphone to share musical ideas with other musicians and the same mp3s are also on my desk top. I don't do any critical listening with mp3's because they lose so much musical nuisances. The AudioEngine 5
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By PhiloX
First let me start by saying this all started after my daughter gave me a pair of FoCAL ELEGIA headphone as a gift. I have always complained about sound quality of MP3 and streaming music. This DAC has helped in the pursuit of better quality. And Amazons HD music service. Still learning and will update when I have learned
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By steve
Peter Gabriel’s Sledgehammer will highlight the faults of digitalized music but this DAC device plays it brilliantly. Amazing amount of natural detail. Holy crap, blown away!
Using AmazonHD service on IPad plugged into DAC with a MIDI cable. DAC output to receiver with RCA cable.
No need for a CD player. Game
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By Al