With its USB interface, Audioengine D3 USB digital to analog converter offers a meaningful audio upgrade to the analog output of most computer systems for well under $200. With the proliferation of high end headphones, small, powered DACs are becoming all-the-rage for traveling audiophiles or those who can listen to high resolution music at work.
The Audioengine D3 Premium 24-bit DAC (digital-to-analog converter) bypasses your computer's headphone jack and sends music directly through USB, making any computer sound noticeably better. Setup is easy and no special software is needed. The D3 plugs directly into a USB port on your Mac or PC and the output connects to headphones, Audioengine powered speakers, or any audio system.
With it's high signal-to-noise ratio and low distortion, the D3 delivers sound quality generally heard only in more expensive DACs. The high-performance headphone amplifier was designed for a wide range of headphones and will satisfy even the most demanding headphone enthusiast.
The aluminum case of the D3 reflects traditional Audioengine design and the high-quality components and audio fidelity are typical of our commitment to great sound at affordable prices. The Audioengine D3 continues to close the gap between your computer music and home hi-fi and even if you're not an audio enthusiast we guarantee your music will sound better!
• Portable USB audio converter for Mac or PC
• Stream bit-perfect native 24/96 HD audio
• High-performance headphone amp included
• Plug-and-play, no drivers or software to install
• Connect headphones or any music system
• Easily drives low impedance headphones
• Computer OS volume control
• Asynchronous data transfer with dual master clocks
• Metal injection molded (MIM) aluminum case
The Audioengine D3 Premium 24-bit DAC has a retail price of $189 which can be purchased online.