JCALLY AP98 Portable DAC Amplifier With Dual CS43198 Phones AMP Supports 32bit/768kHz DSD256 Headphone Amplifier 3.5mm Output Support 4.4mm Balanced Output
- Dual CS43198 DAC
- PCM: Up to 32bit 768kHz
- Native DSD Supports Up to 256
- Single-ended 3.5mm + Balanced 4.4mm
- One-Piece High-Density CNC Aluminum Body
- Sampling Rate Indicator Light
- Compatible with Windows/Android/Mac OS/iOS/iPad OS System
EXTRAORDINARY HIFI EXPERIENCE FROM EXCEPTIONAL DAC
Equipped with the Dual CS43198 DAC, will bring you an extraordinary aggressive audio experience. Clean yet transparent. Excellent bass with fairly good sufficient depth, mid sounds full, and the smooth sparkly treble feel lively.
SUPPORT DSD UP TO 256 & PCM 768kHz/32bits
AP98 DAC amplifier is capable of ultimate decoding up to 768kHz/32bits PCM audio file, native DSD256 in hardware and ISO, which provide high fidelity sound quality and give you an excellent premium audio experience. The successful application of native DSD256, often used in high-end music players, makes your mobile phone a HiFi music player via AP98. Carry your AP98 and experience how it works in your daily life.
CONTAINS DUAL INTERFACES AND MANY ACCESSORIES
Both 3.5mm and balanced 4.4mm are contained in such a small size. It is small in size, but with greater power, detailed resolution, more functional and user friendly thanks to both balanced and Single-ended outputs, and can even powerfully drive all full-size headphones. Perfectly compatible with Android, Windows, Mac OS, iOS, and Android smartphones.
VARIABLE LED INDICATOR LIGHT AND POWERFUL DRIVING CAPACITY
According to different sample rates, the AP98 will flash different lights, which is interesting and convenient. Drive all you want to drive. 240mW for the balanced port / 125mW for the single-ended port. What a powerful driving capacity in this little guy. Come on! Make it your music companion.
QUALITY MATERIAL & ELABORATE PORTABLE DESIGN
AP98 manufactured by CNC integrated moulding technology can be called works of art due to the difficulty and high time costs, showing the fine workmanship, stable structure and pleasing appearance which is incomparable to welded or split products. The AP98 headphones amplifier is mini and portable, with a 53x20x13mm lightweight size.
I have to begin this review by thanking The Audio Store. Sorry Pritam that it took me so long to post this!
So, to a random browser in search of a good portable DAC/AMP wondering why I am thanking the store, its because they let me very patiently test multitude of DAC/AMPs for over two hours as I sat and listened to the same songs over and over trying to figure out which units were more to my taste. Afterwards, I ended up picking this one which had been suggested to me earlier as the better one to go with my Blessing 2 IEMs in the first place.
So, are they worth it? That is a big yes. This, added with the 4.4mm line T cable I got on the day, made me feel like my ears had been opened twice over in a single day. Truly, I was deaf before.
If you have good IEMs, I strongly recommend you get a DAC/AMP that fits your budget. Preferably, go visit The Audio Store, try different makes out, get their recommendation, listen with you own ears and make your choice. You will not be disappointed.
Thank you for the great review of the JCALLY AP98 Portable DAC Dongle & Amp! We're glad to hear that it was helpful in helping you to make a decision about which DAC/AMP to purchase.
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Sony does not disappoint with the NW-A306. I like the customization possibilities and the android interface.
The shell is big bit somehow very comfortable fo extended use. The sound signature is about what I expected soo no complaints there. The only thing is I'm not a big fan of l connectors but that's a minor gripe.
This is my first IEM and my mind is blown by the audio quality of it and also the premium feel and built quality of the IEM which is made by Zr ceramic. It not only looks and feels good but also the clarity, passive noise cancellation, and comfort are good. Definitely a 10/10 and would suggest the people to buy it. The gift packaging it came into was also very thoughtful from the side of 'The audio store' people and was impressed by it.
Great experience with this earphone, thanks the audio store. Thank you for your quick response to a small problem.
Excellent layering delivered with kinetic bass on a wide sound stage. 👌.
This is strictly for metal and rock heads...the force and speed of attack is phenomenal on these...this is coming from a guy who has S12 , EA 500 & Sundara which are well known for speed and resolution themselves... suprisingly the treble is not harsh at all and sibilance is completely absent (major pain point of S12)..never expected such a sound signature from a non planar set but that's the magic of this hobby ..you get sleeper hits like SR 5 from time to time 😀...Soundstage and separation is adequate..not out of head...you will not get time to focus on all that anyway as the cohesive and authoritative sound will take your breath away before that 😜
Thanks Pritam Ji for bringing this to India and listening patiently to your customer's requirement and suggesting suitably.
Note : the photos in the website are of the old packaging...it has improved much now and Sound Rhyme provides a metal and a leather case along with foam tips now..check the pics of the package i received. I swapped out the stock 3.5 cable with a balanced fiio 4.4 one ..but the stock cable seems to be of high quality as well.
A good connector for 2.5mm to 4.4 mm jack . I prefered it due to expensive cable I have purchased for 2.5 mm connection which is useless in 4.4 output now I can use it once again.
The Krila is an excellent IEM. The sound has a mild v-shaped tuning which renders a solid punch to the bass and sparkle to the highs. The bass is tight and goes very deep but is not overwhelming. I find it to have a slight mid bass bleed but not to the extent of drowning the mids. Vocals sound quite lively but is slightly recessed owing to its v-shaped tuning. To my ears, the treble is sparkly with lovely instrument separation. It also gives a good sense of air and space. The soundstage may not be as wide or deep as other more expensive iems but is very much acceptable and even better than some others at this price point. The lower treble has a slight peak which may sound a bit piercing at high volumes, but is otherwise very detailed. The result is a fairly balanced signature with a slight emphasis at the frequency extremes and sounds very lively and enjoyable. Add to this the stellar build quality with beautifully crafted metal shells and I feel we really have a winner here for less than 2k. I am now tempted to collect almost all the other KZs :) The memory foam ear tips included in the package are excellent too. A better quality cable with chin clip and a carrying pouch would have been great.
This was suggested to me for my preference, i was very sceptical to see how it would actually be, the moment i put it on it was very special and a bliss, extremely comfortable, extremely non fatiguing, you can wear it for 8-10 hours straight and forget you are wearing it,
also has bass for bassy songs, clear mids and vocals, amazing treble, i dont think there can be a better IEM as this has no downsides!
Strangely, it works for music play but does not work for call audio. Not satisfied with the product.
7HZ 71 Portable USB DAC is good one for music lovers. With a good pair of iems you can feel the difference.
Sound is good delivery is good earphone new condition thanks audio store
For the cost the cable looks good quality.... had problems with the one who came with the dac. Extremely easily and without a hint of fractures rotting in any direction. The connectors sit tightly.
It came quite fast.
For context, I own the Fiio FH3, Truthear Zero, Simgot EW200 and now this. All the above had slightly offensive upper mids. While I actually like that to an extent, it sometimes got too much that I had to reduce the volume whenever I listened at high volumes. The EM6L while warm at lower volumes, it starts getting brighter at higher volumes, but mind you it's just the right amount of it imo. And it's less offensive than the rest.
While the Fiio FH3 has a much better build and a better punch to it, the EM6L has better technicalities. The Soundstage between the two are similar when connected with a 4.4mm output, the EM6L has better layering and depth perception that it helps if you are gaming.
I primarily game, and am a casual music listener, and in that aspect, I'd rate these above all the other IEMs I mentioned. But the Fiio FH3s come close, and may not be a bad option with its better build and punch. If you're into Hip Hop, the FH3s would be better, but the EM6L is a better all rounder.
Construction is solid, Connectivity is easy, easy to operate, there is no audio delay, it gives output to all the ports so if you have two set of speakers you can run them parallely. The only con of this device is it decodes only upto PCM 16Bit/48kHz over USB.