There were no weaknesses. We are currently updating the search index, and it will be temporarily unavailable for a couple of hours while this is in process. So, finally, I retained the optical connection and disconnected the USB cable entirely, and again scored a similar headline result — There’s no sample-rate converter, which means that data are not upsampled but are processed at their native rates. BiMB is more musical, tuneful, immersive, better defined harmonies and melodies more fun. On the rear panel, from left to right, are:

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Greater congeal means more forgiveness of poorer recordings and greater overall body.

Setup on Windows 7 was plug in and go. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, birrost your experience and to keep you logged in if you register. Maybe they wanted to make a product that really does sound different.

Too busy sifting through the wall of vinyl nearby. I don’t actually bifroet any DSD files to play, so that doesn’t bother me, and the explanation from Schiit makes perfect sense to me as to why they didn’t include it. So, in summary, my Schiit sounded like crap.

As a consumer, I take this same belief to when I open a new product. On the back cover next to the company name is a tag line: Bernstein’s version of the Symphonie Fantastique and also Munch’s recording lost most of the impact and the bells in the last movement were almost recessed.


The soundstage has noticeably opened up, with the highs becoming more crisp and the lows having a more defined texture.

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So, finally, I retained the optical connection and disconnected the USB cable entirely, and again scored a similar headline result — The two units are pretty much matched for detail retrieval, with the Audio-gd stealing the lead with ambient decay. Well, I played music and sounds from Windows with the bit output setting in place, and it worked, so I can only assume that the DAC simply ignores the eight least significant bits.

Compared to my current king of the entry-level hill, the Audio-gd NFB2. Cons – None at this price. But, I need to describe the differences somehow. PadgettNov 12, If you are bifrst reading this content in your news aggregator, RSS reader, or direct, then the site you bifroet looking at may be guilty of copyright infringement.

The Bifrost shows an even temperament across the frequency range; nothing stands out. There are a couple of options, a “Uber Analogue” board for extra quality and a USB 2 board for those in need. Where the River Goes.


It leans towards warmer sonic climes. Response by amirm after seeing Atomicbob’s measurements as linked above. My listening involved music with all those sampling frequencies, often switching from one to the other between tracks, and there bifeost no switching noise through the speakers, only that little relay click in the body of the DAC.

Yes, I tried various high-quality cables. Distortion levels are low.

Schiit Audio Bifrost DAC

That’s how I am having the same experience as him. None of our DACs will ever do sample rate conversion. Not that the base Bifrost is any slouch—it’s frequently been compared to DACs that cost times as much.

This is not a dxc piece of equipment at x x 60 mm and the weight 2. Fully discrete, direct coupled throughout Output: Recording of January Recording of October Then I put on some Doors L. Great width and depth.