What is the opinion of Reddit about the
S.M.S.L M500 DAC Headphone Amp Supports MQA decoding ES9038PRO D/A chip USB Uses XMOS XU-216 with Remote Control (Black)?

A total of 4 reviews of this product on Reddit.

4 points


5th Jun 2021

In no particular order…
JDS Lavbs Element II
Schiit Hel
Topping DX3 Pro

Can go up substantially from here…

2 points


4th Aug 2020

While I agree that the LS50 likes some power, $1000 would be more than enough for the DAC/Amp/Preamp combo.

VTV nCore NC252MP

1 point


7th Jul 2021

The guy from whom I bought my integrated swears by this little number https://www.amazon.com/S-M-S-L-M500-Headphone-Supports-ES9038PRO/dp/B07X287BXC/ref=sr_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=S.M.S.L.+M500&qid=1625626824&sr=8-3
He uses it to stream from his iPad into his amp and likes it better than the $1500 dac he used to have. He demo’d it for me and I was very impressed, fwiw.

1 point


30th Aug 2020

The Audioengine A5s are quite decent loudspeakers, what would you like to see improved. A nice upgrade for me would be:

The DAC is better, but more importantly, its balanced. You can use the unbalanced outputs to power the subwoofer. Unfortunately, you do lose use for the Schiit products.